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itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH (D)

On arrival into Christchurch you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. Hotel Heartland Hotel Cotswold or similar

DAY 2: CHRISTCHURCHOMARAMA (B,D)

After an introductory city sights tour depart Christchurch and travel through the southern Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. See the brilliant turquoise water, visit The Church of the Good Shepherd and view the Sheep Dog Statue. Marvel at the spectacular mountain ranges including Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. The opportunity is available (time and weather permitting) to enjoy a scenic flight (optional) over the Southern Alps before travelling to Omarama. Hotel Heritage Gateway Hotel

DAY 3: OMARAMADUNEDIN (B,SD)

Depart Omarama and see Lake Benmore, before following the Waitaki River to Oamaru, famous for its limestone. Continue south to Dunedin and enjoy a city sights tour followed by some free time. Tonight a Scottish evening will be presented comprising of bagpipes, great food, special Haggis Ceremony and gift. Hotel Mercure Leisure Lodge

DAY 4: DUNEDIN – TE ANAU (B,D)

This morning travel out along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle where you hear of the tragic and scandalous history on a guided tour. Enjoy time to wander around this Garden of International Significance followed by a delicious Devonshire Tea. Farewell Dunedin and travel through Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland and your overnight stay. Today you may like to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves (optional). Hotel Distinction Luxmore Hotel (Superior Room)

DAY 5: TE ANAUMILFORD SOUNDQUEENSTOWN (B,L)

Depart Te Anau for a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where you board your launch for a cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch. This afternoon travel to Queenstown, overlooking magical Lake Wakatipu. Spend the next two nights at this year round resort which offers a wide range of activities and attractions. This evening is free and you may choose to dine at one of the many fine restaurants. Hotel Mercure Queenstown Resort (2 nights)

DAY 6: QUEENSTOWN (FREE DAY) (B,SD)

Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown at leisure. Your Coach Captain & Tour Guide are available to assist with the many sightseeing options available, including the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour to Skippers Canyon or get up close to a Kiwi bird. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Sit back, relax and enjoy a gourmet barbecue dinner which the chef will prepare in front of you at the Colonel’s Homestead. After dinner enjoy a short farm tour then reboard the TSS Earnslaw for a sing along by the piano as you cruise back to Queenstown.

DAY 7: QUEENSTOWNARROWTOWNFOX GLACIER (B,D)

Travel to Arrowtown and visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue via the Haast Pass to the mighty West Coast. See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel north to the township of Fox Glacier. Time is available (weather permitting) to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers. Hotel Heartland Hotel Glacier Country

DAY 8: FOX GLACIER – ARTHUR’S PASSCHRISTCHURCH (B,D)

Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue into Arthur’s Pass and board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. View rivers and valleys as you travel through the Waimakariri Basin, over massive viaducts and through the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains to the elegant city of Christchurch. On arrival your coach will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Hotel Quality Hotel Elms

DAY 9: CHRISTCHURCHPICTONWELLINGTON (B,D)

Travel along the East Coast to the seaside village of Kaikoura. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you travel through Marlborough Country, famous for its food and wine. Continue to Picton, where you will board the Interislander Ferry for your journey through the Marlborough Sounds and across Cook Strait to Wellington. Hotel Ibis Wellington (2 nights)

DAY 10: WELLINGTON (B)

A highlight this morning will be time to explore Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum with exhibits that embrace both Maori and European views. Reboard your coach for an extensive city tour which showcases the history and culture on show. Enjoy free time this afternoon and this evening is also free to choose your own dining arrangements.

DAY 11: WELLINGTONTAUPOROTORUA (B,D)

Depart Wellington and view the snow capped peaks of Mt Ruapehu and Mt Tongariro as you travel to Lake Taupo. Visit the spectacular Huka Falls then travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua. Hotel Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (2 nights)

DAY 12: ROTORUA (B,SD)

Today begins with a gondola ride and breakfast at the Skyline Rotorua. There is also time for a luge ride! Next stop is Agrodome for an action packed hour of farming entertainment and education that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. Visit Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome geysers that Rotorua is famous for. Enjoy some free time this afternoon. This evening experience an entertaining Maori Hangi and Concert.

DAY 13: ROTORUAAUCKLAND (B,D)

Depart Rotorua and travel north to Auckland to enjoy an afternoon at leisure to discover the ‘City of Sails’. This evening enjoy dinner with your new friends. Hotel Rydges Auckland

DAY 14: DEPART AUCKLAND (B)

Time to say goodbye. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

Itinerary shown is valid for travel from 1st September 2018. If travelling prior to this date please enquire for the itinerary.

(B) Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner. (SD) Specialty Dinner.

dates & pricing

From Twinshare Total Departs 2018
Sydney $4309 + $175 air taxes $4484 Feb 2, 8, 16, 24
Melbourne $4309 + $175 air taxes $4484 Mar 3, 7, 10, 13, 16, 22, 24, 26
Brisbane $4309 + $175 air taxes $4484 Apr 6, 13
Gold Coast $4309 + $175 air taxes $4484 May 2*
Canberra $4539 + $195 air taxes $4734
Cairns $4589 + $215 air taxes $4804
Adelaide $4609 + $175 air taxes $4784
Hobart $4609 + $170 air taxes $4779
Launceston $4609 + $170 air taxes $4779
Perth $4859 + $170 air taxes $5029
  • REEF N OUTBACK SPECIALSAVE $100 PER PERSON OFF ADVERTISED TOUR PRICE. Does not apply to seasonal offer dates.
  • SEASONAL OFFER Save $300 per person on departure dates marked with *
  • Prices per person twinshare
  • All dates guaranteed departures
  • Land only $4009pp
  • Single Supplement $1160
  • Escort provided on arrival into New Zealand
From Twinshare Total Departs 2018
Sydney $4669 + $185 air taxes $4854 Sep 10*, 19*, 26*
Melbourne $4669 + $185 air taxes $4854 Oct 5, 7, 18, 27
Brisbane $4669 + $185 air taxes $4854 Nov 3, 5, 13, 17
Gold Coast $4669 + $185 air taxes $4854
Canberra $4899 + $225 air taxes $5124
Cairns $4949 + $215 air taxes $5164
Adelaide $4969 + $185 air taxes $5144
Hobart $4969 + $175 air taxes $5144
Launceston $4969 + $175 air taxes $5144
Perth $5219 + $175 air taxes $5394
From Twinshare Total Departs 2019
Sydney $4669 + $185 air taxes $4854 Jan 18, 22
Melbourne $4669 + $185 air taxes $4854 Feb 2, 5, 8, 12, 14, 19, 23
Brisbane $4669 + $185 air taxes $4854 Mar 2, 4, 7, 13, 16, 22, 24, 26
Gold Coast $4669 + $185 air taxes $4854 Apr 6, 9, 13, 25*
Canberra $4899 + $225 air taxes $5124 May 2*
Cairns $4949 + $215 air taxes $5164
Adelaide $4969 + $185 air taxes $5144
Hobart $4969 + $175 air taxes $5144
Launceston $4969 + $175 air taxes $5144
Perth $5219 + $175 air taxes $5394
  • REEF N OUTBACK SPECIALSAVE $100 PER PERSON OFF ADVERTISED TOUR PRICE. Does not apply to seasonal offer dates.
  • SEASONAL OFFER Save $250 per person on departure dates marked with *
  • Prices per person twinshare
  • All dates guaranteed departures
  • Land only $4369pp
  • Single Supplement $1250
  • Escort provided on arrival into New Zealand

Highlights & inclusions

  • Haggis Ceremony & Gift
  • Larnach Castle*
  • Milford Sound Cruise & Lunch
  • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw
  • Lakes District Museum
  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
  • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry
  • Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum
  • Skyline Rotorua Gondola & Luge Ride
  • Agrodome
  • Thermal mud pools & geysers*
  • Traditional Maori Hangi & Concert
  • City sights tour of Christchurch, Dunedin & Wellington
  • Return airfares from your homeport
  • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • Modern coach travel with 2 door access, restroom, reclining seats and panoramic windows
  • Professional Coach Captain & Tour Guide
  • 13 nights 3.5 star hotel accommodation
  • 3 two night stays
  • Hotel porterage
  • 3 cruises
  • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions
  • GST (New Zealand Goods and Services Tax)
  • Comprehensive documentation pack
  • 13 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua
  • 11 sumptuous dinners including 3 specialty dinners: Haggis Ceremony, Dunedin; Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown; Maori Hangi & Concert, Rotorua
  • 1 picnic lunch
  • 1 delicious Devonshire Tea: Larnach Castle
  • Note: Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.
  • *Guided tour is included with 1 guide per 24 travellers.

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