Tours impacted with New Zealand road closures due to significant rain fall

09 December 19

Heavy rain, slips and floodwaters have inundated parts of New Zealand over the weekend (7/8 Dec) and more heavy rain is predicted to continue.

All Grand Pacific Tours groups are safe and alternative touring arrangements are being put in place on a day by day basis to ensure itineraries continue with minimal disruption.

Timaru District Council, which manages State Highway 72 have advised the Upper Rangitata River at the Arundel Bridge re-opened on 9 Dec, hence all tours can now get in and out of Christchurch.

In South Westland, crews are beginning to tackle multiple slips on the Fox Hills, between the two glacier townships (Fox Glacier & Franz Josef Glacier). State Highway 6 through South Westland is closed north of Haast and south of Harihari, hence all groups will be relocated from Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier to alternative destinations.

Specific details for each tour group affected will be listed on the below PDF download once alternative arrangements are secured by Grand Pacific Tours Melbourne.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Grand Pacific Tours

For more information regarding affected tours, please see our TOUR UPDATE: The West Coast or contact our Reservations team on 1800 622 768. 

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