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19 Day New Zealand Showcase

Grand Pacific Tour starting in Auckland and finishing in Christchurch

Read 19 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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$ 5,020
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Day By Day

1

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)
2

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)
3

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)
4

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)
5

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)
6

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)
7

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)
8

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)
9

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. 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)
10

Blenheim - Christchurch

Today's travel takes you through the alpine village of St Arnaud, the enchanting beech Maruia Forest and the scenic Lewis Pass. Continue south onto the garden city of Christchurch for an introductory city sights tour. Stay: Sudima Christchurch (B/D)
11

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)
12

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)
13

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)
14

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)
15

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)
16

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)
17

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)
18

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)
19

Depart Christchurch

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

Trip Inclusions

Pre Paid Attractions

Touring

  • 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

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

 

Operator Details

Grand Pacific Reviews: (86)
Tours on Sale: 24
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 (19)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on New Zealand Showcase with Grand Pacific.
Reviewer

Australia
  “Great New Zealand Holiday”
Trip Date: 19/04/2017
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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Australia
  “Grand Pacific 19 Day Tour to NZ”
Trip Date: 24/03/2017
Thank You Yvonne for the excellent service in organizing our tour. The prompt response and attention was very much appreciated particularly being on the other side of the country in WA. The tour was exceptional, Grand Pacific tours are obviously very well organised and the tour itself was very comprehensive and the coach drivers very knowledgeable.
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Australia
  “Best coach tour ever”
Trip Date: 04/03/2017
We travelled in March 2017 and we were very pleased with the weather. The 19 day coach tour is very well organised with a good variety of excursions. Grand Pacific are top operators and we would recommend them to anyone considering a New Zealand trip.
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 Michael Korycin's Holiday

Australia
  “Fantastic NZ”
Trip Date: 30/09/2016
New Zealand was much more than we expected. Beautiful scenery. Very friendly people. Travelling in October was pretty good. We got some rain and unexpectedly some snow but we also had plenty of sunny beautiful days. Accommodation was first class. Food choice numerous. Have to be very disciplined not to put on a kilo or two. Could not fault Grand Pacific in any way. Both the guide and driver very knowledgeable. The coach was brand new and with two doors to exit. Global Journeys have a very good online process for bookings. Very easy and clear to view /edit/follow/download/payment of the booking on their website. The average age group of the travellers was more around 65 and not 55 as promoted by GP. But they were all "fun" people and everyone had a good time on the tour. Highly recommend this tour.
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Australia
  “Felt very well looked after for the entire time”
Trip Date: 05/10/2015
I had a wonderful holiday and felt very well looked after for the entire time. The coach driver and tour guide were not only very knowledgeable but also very friendly and approachable. The accommodation was excellent as were the meals and the optional excursions catered for all tastes. I have already completed a positive review of the services provided by the tour operator, Grand Pacific, and would recommend the tour to others. It was my first experience in arranging overseas travel and felt my experience with Global Journeys was very positive and convenient with any enquiries promptly answered. I look forward to further travel experiences and will certainly ensure my first port of call for enquiries is with Global Journeys.
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2017-18 SEASON
Oct 2017 - May 2018

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