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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

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. Tonight 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 is 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: QUEENSTOWNARROWTOWNFRANZ JOSEF (B,D)

Travel to Arrowtown and visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue via the Haast Pass to the mighty West Coast, an area of stunning beauty. See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel north to Fox Glacier. Continue to Franz Josef where time is available (weather permitting) to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers. Hotel Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Graham Wing)

DAY 8: FRANZ JOSEF – 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 Heartland Hotel Cotswold

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 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. This is followed by an extensive city tour which explains the history and culture on show in New Zealand’s capital, Wellington. Enjoy some free time to explore at leisure this afternoon. This evening is also free and you may choose to dine at one of the many fine restaurants.

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: ROTORUAAUCKLANDBAY OF ISLANDS (B,D)

This morning depart Rotorua and travel north via Auckland. Continue via Whangarei to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy an introduction to the Bay of Islands, location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British. Hotel Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge (2 nights)

DAY 14: BAY OF ISLANDS (B,D)

This morning cruise through the beautiful Bay of Islands on board a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins before returning via Russell to Paihia for a free afternoon. A range of optional activities are available or you may choose to relax and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the waterfront.

DAY 15: BAY OF ISLANDSAUCKLAND (B,SD)

Depart the Bay of Islands this morning and travel via Whangarei and Dargaville to Matakohe. Enjoy a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum before continuing to Auckland for a city sights tour. This evening you will be treated to a farewell dinner with your new found friends. Hotel Copthorne Auckland City or similar

DAY 16: 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 may vary depending on date booked. Enquire for details

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

dates & pricing

  • REEF N OUTBACK SPECIALSAVE $100 PER PERSON OFF ADVERTISED TOUR PRICE
  • Prices per person twinshare
  • All dates guaranteed departures
  • Land only $4079pp
  • Single Supplement $1170
  • Escort provided on arrival into New Zealand
From Twinshare Total Departs 2017/2018
Sydney $4869 + $175 air taxes $5044 Sep 10*, 19*, 30*
Melbourne $4869 + $175 air taxes $5044 Oct 5, 7, 18, 27
Brisbane $4869 + $175 air taxes $5044 Nov 3, 5, 14, 21
Gold Coast $4869 + $175 air taxes $5044 Jan 18, 22
Canberra $5099 + $195 air taxes $5294 Feb 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 14, 19, 23
Cairns $5149 + $215 air taxes $5364 Mar 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 22, 24, 26
Adelaide $5169 + $175 air taxes $5344 Apr 6, 13, 18*, 25*
Hobart $5169 + $170 air taxes $5339 May 2*
Launceston $5169 + $170 air taxes $5339
Perth $5419 + $170 air taxes $5589
  • REEF N OUTBACK SPECIALSAVE $100 PER PERSON OFF ADVERTISED TOUR PRICE* Does not apply to seasonal discount offer dates
  • SEASONAL OFFER Save $400 per person on dates marked with *
  • Prices per person twinshare
  • All dates guaranteed departures
  • Land only $4569pp
  • Single Supplement $1330
  • 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
  • Dolphin / Hole in the Rock Cruise
  • Kauri Museum*
  • City sights tour of Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington & Auckland
  • *Guided tour is included with 1 guide per 24 travellers.
  • Return airfares from your homeport
  • Luxury coach travel with 2 door access, restroom, reclining seats and panoramic windows
  • Professional Coach Captain
  • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • 15 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • 4 two night stays
  • Hotel porterage
  • 4 cruises
  • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions
  • GST (New Zealand Goods and Services Tax)
  • Comprehensive documentation pack
  • 15 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua
  • 13 sumptuous dinners including 4 specialty dinners: Haggis Ceremony, Dunedin; Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown; Maori Hangi & Concert, Rotorua; Farewell Dinner, Auckland
  • 1 picnic lunch
  • 1 delicious Devonshire Tea: Larnach Castle
  • *Note: Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.

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