Solo Travellers Highlights Tour

16 Day Guided Tour from Christchurch to Auckland with Grand Pacific

Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Grand Pacific's 16 Day Solo Travellers Highlights Tour. Experience the best of New Zealand on this value for money tour designed for solo travellers. See the breathtaking Milford Sound, the skyrocketing geysers of Rotorua & more

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1 Arrive Christchurch
Fly from your homeport to Christchurch where you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. Stay: Quality Elms Hotel (D)
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. Stay: Heritage Gateway Hotel (B/D)
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. Stay: Mercure Leisure Lodge (B/SD)
4 Dunedin - Te Anau
This morning travel out along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle where you will 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, your overnight stay. Tonight you may like to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves (optional). Stay: Distinction Luxmore Hotel (Superior Room) (B/D)
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.Stay Two Nights: Mercure Queenstown Resort (B/L)
6 Queenstown (Free Day)
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, whether it be the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour to Skippers Canyon or getting 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)
7 Queenstown - Arrowtown - Fox 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 to Fox Glacier. Time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers. Stay: Heartland Hotel Glacier Country or Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier (B/D)
8 Fox Glacier - Arthur's Pass - Christchurch
Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue to Arthur's Pass and board The TranzAlpine, 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. Stay: Heartland Hotel Cotswold (B/D)
9 Christchurch - Picton - Wellington
Travel through the Lewis Pass and enjoy the spectacular scenery as you continue to the Marlborough Country, famous for it's food & wine. Continue to Picton, where you board the Interislander Ferry for your journey through the Marlborough Sounds and across Cook Strait to Wellington. Stay Two Nights: Ibis Wellington (B/D)
10 Wellington
A highlight this morning will be time to explore Gallipoli: A Scale of War exhibition at Te Papa, New Zealand's National Museum. Cutting edge technology brings these stories to life through the eyes of New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. 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. (B)
11 Wellington - 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. Stay Two Nights: Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (B/D)
12 Rotorua
Today begins with a Gondola ride and breakfast at the Skyline Rotorua where spectacular views are on offer. There is also time for a luge ride! Travel to the 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 the awesome geysers that Rotorua is famous for. Enjoy some free time this afternoon, then this evening you will experience an entertaining Maori Hangi and Concert. (B/SD)
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. Stay Two Nights: Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge (B/D)
14 Bay of Islands
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. (B/D)
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 special farewell dinner with your new friends. Stay: Copthorne Hotel Auckland City or similar (B/SD)
16 Depart Auckland
Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday. (B)

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Journey Highlights

The perfect tour providing single travellers with an opportunity to travel with like-minded individuals on a New Zealand luxury coach holiday. Start the tour with a pre dinner drink and welcome dinner to help "break the ice" and be introduced to your fellow travel companions.

Explore all the highlights of both the North and South Island at an affordable price. When travelling by coach throughout New Zealand, it's the natural beauty that puts the magic in your day. Snow capped mountains, volcanoes, boiling mud pools, sandy beaches, fiords, wilderness lakes and mighty glaciers, you will see it all on this holiday that includes all the iconic attractions.


  • 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, New Zealand's National Museum
  • Skyline Gondola & Luge Ride
  • Agrodome
  • Thermal mud pools and geysers
  • Traditional Maori Hangi & Concert
  • Dolphin / Hole in the Rock Cruise
  • Kauri Museum
  • City sights tour of Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington & Auckland
Trip Inclusions
  • Modern 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 3 - 3.5 star hotel accommodation
  • 4 two night stays
  • Hotel porterage
  • 4 scenic cruises
  • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions
  • Comprehensive documentation pack
Included Meals
  • 15 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast at Stratosfare Restaurant - Rotorua
  • 12 sumptuous dinners including 3 specialty dinners: Haggis Ceremony - Dunedin, Walter Peak Homestead - Queenstown, Maori Hangi & Concert - Rotorua (Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm)
  • 1 picnic lunch
  • 1 delicious Devonshire Tea at Larnach Castle
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

Reviews (2)

16 Day Solo Travellers Highlights Tour reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“An amazing coach tour, beautiful country , not to be missed!”
- WA, Australia Feb 2018 1 Helpful Vote

Grand Pacific tour guide Tony, and driver Andrew, were excellent. So entertaining and knowledgeable. The

coach was very comfortable as was the hotel accommodation. Global Journeys were very efficient with the booking. It was an awesome holiday.

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“16 day NZ Both Islands”
- QLD, Australia Mar 2017 5 Helpful Votes View Photo

Both Grand Pacific and Global Journeys were good! Our group was an average age of 67 and got on well. I pal'd up with a man my age and we got on well with others. I really enjoyed both islands particularly the South Island.

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