19 Day New Zealand Showcase

Grand Pacific Tour starting in Auckland and finishing in Christchurch

Read 24 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Grand Pacific's 19 Day New Zealand Showcase. This tour offers luxury travel at a relaxed pace. There is no better way to see New Zealand! Formerly named the 'Grand New Zealand', this year it's be renamed to 'New Zealand Showcase'...read more
Overview
Operator: Grand Pacific
Type: Tour (Premium)
Style: Luxury
Max Group Size: 48
Duration: 19 Days
From: Auckland to Christchurch
Tour Code: GPNZ19
Visits: New Zealand
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$ 6,239
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Arrive Auckland
On arrival into Auckland you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. Stay: Skycity Hotel (D)
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Auckland - Bay of Islands
Depart Auckland and travel to the Parry Kauri Park to see a magnificent example of a Kauri Tree. Enjoy a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum in Matakohe, then travel via Whangarei to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British. Stay Two Nights: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (B/D)
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Bay of Islands (Free Day)
Today is at leisure for you to explore an array of exciting activities available in the beautiful Bay of Islands (own expense). Perhaps you would enjoy a day tour to the very top of New Zealand including a drive along the sands of Ninety Mile Beach before visiting the lighthouse at Cape Reinga. You may prefer an interesting tour of Russell to gain an insight into New Zealand's earliest European history, or visit the Kerikeri basin to browse through its fine arts and crafts. There are also many water activities. Swim with dolphins, sail on a Tall Ship, or try your hand at fishing. The choice is yours and your Coach Captain will be available to assist. This evening is also free and you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional). (B)
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Bay of Islands - Auckland
This morning travel aboard a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins before returning to Paihia. Travel south via Whangarei to Auckland. This afternoon includes a visit to Sky Tower at your leisure, one of New Zealand's most spectacular attractions. Stay: Skycity Hotel (B/D)
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Auckland - Rotorua
Today enjoy a city sights tour of Auckland. Continue through the picturesque countryside to Hobbiton for buffet lunch. This is followed by a guided tour of the Movie Set from the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit trilogies. Your guide will recount details of how this beautiful piece of farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle Earth. Stay Two Nights: Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (Superior Rooms) (B/L/D)
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Rotorua
Today begins with a Gondola ride and breakfast at Skyline Rotorua. 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. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before travelling to Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome Geysers that Rotorua is famous for. This evening experience an entertaining Maori Hangi and Concert. (B/SD)
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Rotorua - Napier - Masterton
Depart Rotorua and travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Huka Falls and Lake Taupo. Continue to Napier known as "The Art Deco Capital", where a city tour will showcase an impressive collection of art deco buildings. Enjoy some free time to explore the fascinating architecture before travelling through the Wairarapa, an emerging cool-climate wine region. Stay: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park (B/D)
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Masterton - Greytown - Wellington
Enjoy a leisurely start to the day before travelling to Greytown where you see the most complete example of original Victorian wooden architecture. Drive through the scenic Rimutaka Mountain Range into Wellington, then enjoy a city tour of the nation's capital which will highlight the history and culture on show here. Stay: James Cook Grand Chancellor (B/D)
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Wellington - Picton - Blenheim
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 (Gallipoli Exhibition will run until end April. May tours will receive a Guided Tour). This afternoon board the Interislander Ferry, cross Cook Strait and travel through the Marlborough Sounds to Picton where you board your coach for the short journey to Blenheim. Stay: Scenic Hotel Marlborough (B/D)
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Blenheim - Christchurch
Tour through Marlborough Country, famous for its food and wine, then travel to the seaside village of Kaikoura. Continue onto the garden city of Christchurch for an introductory city sights tour. Stay: Distinction Christchurch (B/D)
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Christchurch - Arthur's Pass - Franz Josef
This morning board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. Travel over massive viaducts, river valleys and spectacular gorges as you ascend to Arthur's Pass located in the centre of the Southern Alps. Board your coach and travel to Hokitika, famous for its Greenstone before continuing to Franz Josef where time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers. Stay: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing) (B/D)
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Franz Josef - Queenstown
See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel south along the West Coast to Fox Glacier. Continue via the Haast Pass, an area of stunning beauty before arriving into picturesque Queenstown, a year round resort situated on the shores of magical Lake Wakatipu. This evening is free and you may choose to dine out at one of the many fine restaurants. Stay Two Nights: Mercure Queenstown Resort (Lakeview Rooms) (B)
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Queenstown (Free Day)
Today is a free day. There are plenty of sightseeing options and your Coach Captain and Tour Guide are available to assist. You may wish to enjoy the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour of the scenic 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)
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Queenstown - Te Anau
Enjoy a leisurely start this morning before travelling to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village and visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland. This evening you may like to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves (optional). Stay Two Nights: Distinction Luxmore Hotel (Deluxe Rooms) (B/D)
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Te Anau - Milford Sound - Te Anau
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 onboard. This afternoon return to Te Anau where some free time is available. You might like to cap off your Fiordland experience by watching the breathtaking film, Ata Whenua - Shadowland, which screens at the Fiordland Cinema (optional). (B/L/D)
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Te Anau - Dunedin
Travel via Gore and Balclutha to Dunedin known as the "Edinburgh of the South" and enjoy an informative city tour. Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle where you will hear of the tragic and scandalous history on a guided tour. Tonight a Scottish evening will be presented comprising of bagpipes, great food, special Haggis Ceremony and gift. Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City (B/SD)
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Dunedin - Twizel
Farewell Dunedin and travel to Oamaru famous for its limestone. Follow the Waitaki River and see Lake Benmore as you continue to marvel at Mt Cook, New Zealand's highest peak. The opportunity is available to enjoy a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the Southern Alps. Travel to Twizel for your overnight stay. Stay: MacKenzie Country Hotel (B/D)
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Twizel - Mt Cook - Christchurch
This morning marvel at Mt Cook, New Zealand's highest peak. The opportunity is available to enjoy a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the Southern Alps. Continue to Lake Tekapo and view the brilliant turquoise water, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Sheep Dog Statue before arriving into Christchurch. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with your newfound friends. Stay: Sudima Christchurch (B/SD)
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Depart Christchurch
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
Trip Inclusions
  • Modern 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
  • 18 nights 4 star hotel accommodation
  • 4 two night stays
  • Hotel porterage
  • 4 scenic cruises
  • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions
  • Comprehensive documentation pack
Included Meals
  • 18 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast at Stratosfare Restaurant - Rotorua
  • 16 sumptuous dinners including 4 specialty dinners: Maori Hangi & Concert - Rotorua, Walter Peak Homestead - Queenstown, Haggis Ceremony - Dunedin, Farewell Dinner - Christchurch (Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm)
  • 2 lunches including a Shire's buffet lunch: Hobbiton
  • 1 delicious morning tea at Glenfalloch Restaurant - Dunedin
Grand Pacific
Grand Pacific Reviews: (122)
Tours on Sale: 23
Accommodation: 3.5-4.5 Star
Average Age: 55+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 48 & 20
Budget: Premium & Low Cost
Destinations: New Zealand
Reviews (24)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on New Zealand Showcase with Grand Pacific.
QLD, Australia
Apr 2018
1 Helpful Vote
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“Amazing Way to See New Zealand”
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New Zealand Showcase was an amazing way to see both the North and South Islands. Grand Pacific was a great company to travel with and provided comfortable coaches with very experienced drivers, great accommodation, delicious meals and fantastic itineraries. There were only 15 passengers on the North Island section of our tour so we had lots of room on the coach and it took no time to load and unload the coach. We enjoyed the North Island and loved participating in the Maori culture.

The coach was almost full on the South Island leg of our journey but all passengers were friendly and easy going. We travelled in April and saw a fair amount of snow, with fresh falls between Te Anua and Milford Sound. We were fortunate to meet Peter Harding, the Managing Director of Grand Pacific Tours, and participate in some promotional filming whilst on this tour. This was lots of fun and added to our amazing experience in New Zealand. Hannah from Global Journeys has organised a number of tours for us over recent years and it has always been easy and problem-free.
VIC, Australia
Mar 2018
1 Helpful Vote
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Great holiday with great people on the tour. Coach captains, Chris and Riki, were great as was Paul our tour leader. Their combined knowledge and personalities were very suited to their work. The coach was comfortable and the accommodation was very good as well. New Zealand is a wonderful country and we had superb weather on both islands. Would highly recommend Grand Pacific.
VIC, Australia
Mar 2018
1 Trip
“Wonderful trip North and South Island. ”
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A value for money adventure travelling North and South Island in the last half of March-early April 2018.
Autumn starting to creep through the land of the long white cloud. I would recommend Grand Pacific Tours and
booking through Global Journeys with an online tick off system as you proceed through your booking process.
Juliet thank you for organizing a hassle free trip to New Zealand.
WA, Australia
Oct 2017
4 Helpful Votes
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“Super holiday of NZ”
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Best holiday ever. It was fantastic having everything organised and the Tour Guide, both drivers and coach were superb. Can't fault anything. Hotels were of a high standard and the food was excellent. Really loved our first experience with an organised tour. Would do it again and will highly recommend Grand Pacific Tours.
victoria, Australia
Apr 2017
5 Helpful Votes
5 Trips
“Great New Zealand Holiday”
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This is the first time touring with Grand Pacific and it was the best coach touring experience we have had. The whole tour went like clockwork, which I am sure was largely due to the excellent management and organization of the coach driver and tour guide. The scenery was stunning and the Optionals we chose were of good value. What we found to be good was the daily variety of visits and activities.. The hotels were all excellent as was the food. Thanks again to Yvonne whose organization at the Global Journeys was again extremely efficient.
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