2022-23 Season Departure Dates OUT NOW!

16 August 21

Grand Pacific Tours (GPT), the New Zealand Coach Holiday Specialist has just released NEW departure dates for the September 2022 - May 2023 touring season.

It is all about choice - 3 Ways to Travel, 4 Styles of Touring, 30 Itineraries and 250+ Departures!

“The travel industry worldwide has been dramatically affected by the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19. As travel resumes, New Zealand as a travel destination will be a key choice for travellers and our position as the market leader for New Zealand Coach Holidays has never been clearer.  We look forward to welcoming all travellers to New Zealand and provide the holiday of a lifetime," said Peter Harding, Managing Director. 

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2022/23 Departure Dates

2022/23 Rates $AUD

3 Ways to Travel

Introducing 3 Ways to Travel. 4 Styles of Touring.


20 seat Business Class
4.5 Star Accommodation


If you enjoy small group travel combined with a VIP touring experience, then Ultimate Small Group Touring is for you. Our itineraries are specifically tailored to provide the highest level of comfort, service and quality without compromise. Travel “Business Class on Wheels” on a full-size purpose built, state-of-the-art coach with a maximum of only 20 passengers. Enjoy extensive onboard features, VIP extras, handpicked accommodation, fabulous cuisine, and impeccable service on a small group tour to remember.


32 seat Premium Economy
4 Star Accommodation


New this season, is Signature Mid-Size Group Touring. Experience the beauty of New Zealand in the Premium Economy comfort of a full-size coach, touring with a mid-size group of up to 32 travellers. The Signature coaches are beautifully crafted offering an array of onboard features. Your professional Coach Captain and Tour Leader will ensure you are in good hands so you can sit back in comfort and experience an unforgettable journey of New Zealand.


48 seat Classic
Classic Touring - 4 Star Accommodation
Affordable Touring - 3.5 Star Accommodation


On the Classic Escorted Group Tours, you will travel on a classic 48 seat coach with a Professional Coach Captain and Tour Leader. There are multiple travel options to suit all budgets and interests and inclusive of extensive sightseeing. We take care of it all leaving you to get on with creating incredible holiday memories.


Let your interests take you on a journey. Whether you are travelling solo; enjoy the thrill of aviation; looking for a festive getaway; want a tour that complements an existing passion or inspires a new one, we’ve got it covered!


For the 2022/2023 season several new itineraries have been added to the GPT portfolio. Discover the picturesque landscapes of wilderness, wildlife and unique attractions on an 11 Day Top of the South Island tour either in a small group on the Ultimate Coach or in premium economy comfort of the Signature Coach. Experience the Festive Season in New Zealand with new itineraries incorporating the Christmas or New Year period. The very popular 14 Day Panorama tour including the key iconic attractions of the North and South Island are now an option within each style of touring.

All tours include return airport transfers in New Zealand, coach travel, hotel accommodation, most meals, sightseeing and attractions.

Tour pricing is Land Only, travellers can obtain airfare pricing via their local Travel Agent.

Grand Pacific Tours manage strict Health and Safety protocols and will continue to develop or enforce new initiatives based on the guidelines outlined by the Australian and New Zealand Governments and the World Health Organisation. Our Health and Safety policy can be viewed here.


*COVID-19 DISCLAIMER: GPT has compiled the content of all tour itineraries based on the knowledge that all accommodation and attraction suppliers will be fully operational by commencement of the 2022/23 touring season. If for any reason the component of a tour is not available at the time of touring, a replacement or refund will be provided. Any refund amount is based on GPT’s negotiated pricing and not retail prices. GUARANTEED DEPARTURES: GPT has been highly regarded for the promotion of ‘guaranteed departure dates’ for 25 years. In the current COVID-19 travel climate, circumstances beyond our control could still affect the running of individual tours, including border closures and their impact on required minimum numbers to operate. ^Prices Held: For any travellers affected by suspended tours in the 2021/22 touring season, based on selecting the same seasonality and tour type, the new date will be confirmed at the same cost.

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