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New Zealand Tours, Tours for Singles 2018/2019 - Photo

itinerary

Day 1. Homeport – Christchurch

Fly from your homeport to Christchurch where you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your travelling companions for a pre dinner drink followed by a Welcome Dinner. Hotel Quality Hotel Elms (SD)

DAY 2: Christchurch – Omarama

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 (B,D)

DAY 3: Omarama – Dunedin

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 (B,SD)

DAY 4: Dunedin – Te Anau

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) (B,D)

DAY 5: Te Anau – Milford Sound – Queenstown

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) (B,L)

DAY 6: Queenstown (Free Day)

Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown at leisure. Your Coach Captain and Tour Guide are available to assist with the many sightseeing options available whether it be 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. On arrival 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. (B,SD)

DAY 7: Queenstown – Arrowtown – Franz Josef Glacier

Travel to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village 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 to experience a scenic flight (optional and weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers. Hotel Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Graham Wing) (B,D)

DAY 8: Franz Josef Glacier – Arthur’s Pass – Christchurch

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 (B,D)

DAY 9: Christchurch – Picton – Wellington

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) (B,D)

DAY 10: Wellington

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. (B)

DAY 11: Wellington – Lake Taupo – Rotorua

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) (B,D)

DAY 12: Rotorua

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 you have ever 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. (B,SD)

DAY 13: Rotorua – Auckland – Bay of Islands

This morning depart Rotorua and travel north via Auckland to the Parry Kauri Park to see a magnificent example of a Kauri Tree. 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) (B,D)

DAY 14: Bay of Islands

Today 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 where a range of optional activities are available. This evening is also free and you may choose to denjoy a relaxing dimmer cruise (optional). (B)

DAY 15: Bay of Islands – Auckland

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 Hotel Auckland City or similar. (B,SD)

DAY 16: Auckland – Homeport

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

dates & pricing

From Twinshare Total Departs 2018
Sydney $6509 + $175 air taxes $6684 Feb 21
Melbourne $6509 + $175 air taxes $6684 Mar 14
Brisbane $6509 + $175 air taxes $6684
Gold Coast $6509 + $175 air taxes $6684
Canberra $6739 + $195 air taxes $6934
Cairns $6789 + $215 air taxes $7004
Adelaide $6809 + $175 air taxes $6984
Hobart $6809 + $170 air taxes $6979
Launceston $6809 + $170 air taxes $6979
Perth $7059 + $170 air taxes $7229
  • REEF N OUTBACK SPECIALSAVE $100 PER PERSON OFF ADVERTISED TOUR PRICE
  • Price includes a single room
  • Share and save $$$. Twin share with another single traveller of the same gender and save $1330 per person off the above tour price.
  • Prepaid taxes are correct at time of print, but are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed at time of booking
  • Prices include return airfares
  • Solo Room Land Only (no airfares) $6209pp
  • Escort provided upon arrival in New Zealand

Highlights & inclusions

  • Welcome Drink
  • 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
  • Return airfares from your homeport
  • Luxury coach travel with 2 door access, restroom, reclining seats and panoramic windows
  • Professional Coach Captain
  • Experienced Tour Guide
  • 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: Stratosphere Restaurant, Rotorua
  • 12 sumptuous dinners including 5 specialty dinners: Welcome Dinner, Christchurch; 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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