New Zealand Travel Update

The tourism industry worldwide has been drastically affected by the evolving COVID-19 situation, and the timeline for our industry to return to some sort of normality is unknown.

On Saturday 14 March 2020, Grand Pacific Tours took immediate action after New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the enforcement of strict border control measures. Advice swiftly followed from our Government demanding all Australian travellers return home as border closures here were also imminent and airlines began drastically reducing schedules or suspending services.

Grand Pacific Tours management and staff worked as quickly as possible to facilitate the return of just under 700 travellers in a matter of days.

From the period of 17 March to 31 May 2020 we had 50 tours scheduled to travel and we are extremely disappointed that the COVID-19 situation, enforced Government restrictions and heavily reduced airline schedules will not allow us to run the tours as normal.

As a New Zealand Coach Holiday specialist, we had a substantial number of travellers touring over this period. We ask for your patience as we process the cancellations in date order. We will be contacting your booking agent soon to discuss the options available to you. 


Rest assured our travellers are our number one priority. We thank you for your support and understanding while we work through this difficult period.

Kia Kaha.

Peter Harding, Managing Director
Grand Pacific Tours


>> Click here to view the list of affected tours