New Zealand Tours
Explore the stunning coastline and rolling hills of the North Island, the majestic landscapes and towering fjords of the South, or satiate your need for adrenaline. New Zealand has it all waiting for you on 149 guided coach tours and small group tours. Cruise the Bay of Islands, experience Maori culture and the geothermal wonderlands of Rotorua, or take a Queenstown skiing adventure.
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Must Do Experiences and Highlights
Cruise Lake Wakatipu
Blessed with stunning scenery, there is no better way to enjoy Queenstown’s beauty than to cruise Lake Wakatipu on the vintage steamship, TSS Earnshaw.
The TranzAlpine Railway
This iconic train journey crosses the Canterbury Plains and majestic snow-capped Southern Alps, with breathtaking gorges, high viaducts, twisting rivers and forests at every turn.
Rotorua’s Geothermal Wonderland
Belching grey mud pools, geysers shooting to the sky, lakes bubbling like champagne, and natural hot springs. Walk among these amazing natural wonders in Rotorua.
Be enthralled by the thundering power of the Haka, the carved meeting houses, greenstone adornments, flax weaving and the smokey flavours of a traditional hangi.
The Sounds of Fiordland
The iconic Milford Sound features on most South Island itineraries but have you also thought about the lesser known Doubtful Sound? Equally beautiful, see them both!
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What our clients are saying about their journeys to New Zealand
“South Island NZ with GPT”
Firstly, Global Journeys was excellent in their pricing and handling of the booking, and I am booking another tour through them again. I appreciated Hannah's involvement in the process. The scenery, of course, in the South Island is magnificent. I would travel with Grand Pacific tours again and may do a repeat next year as we missed out on Milford Sound and Te Anau due to floods. Both the driver, Rod, and tour leader, Brenda, were of a high standard and extremely helpful. Accommodation was variable, ...read more but as it was the "affordable" tour option I did not expect too much. What did surprise me was the high quality of included meals, especially the dinners. The tour comprised mainly retirees aged in their 70s and 80s, and the bus had 45 passengers, all of which may appeal to some potential travellers but not others. Note that the single supplement is quite substantial. One piece of advice for anyone going to do an activity in Queenstown, is to check special offers through the site BookMe. I use this site in Australia but did not realise it was active in NZ too, until told by a local tour operator. For me the main highlights were: adventure activities in Queenstown, the constant majestic mountainous scenery, and strangely, the evening meals. A few things to be aware of, is the the first night 'Welcome Drinks' are not complimentary, which is different from tours I have done in other countries. Also, there is no Wi-Fi on the bus, where overseas this is now included. The carry bags given out were only used by a small number of passengers, and a backpack of the same size would have been preferable.
“New Zealand - an experience worth having again”
We’ve just arrived back from our NZ trip and were overwhelmed by the beauty and variety of this engaging country. We travelled from Christchurch, down the east coast to Dunedin, then across to Te Anau and Queenstown before heading up the West Coast through glaciers, fjords, alps, and finally pausing at Arthur's Pass. The TranzAlpine train brought us back to Christchurch before we headed to Picton and were ferried across to the North Island. From a night in Wellington we headed to Rotorua for some ...read more cultural experiences and exposure to geysers and bubbling mud. We organised an option of our own, venturing to Matamata for a half-day Hobbiton tour, then rejoining our group we went on to Auckland for an hour before motoring to Paihia. A cruise to (and through) the Hole in the Rock was followed by a quick walk around Russel before heading back to Auckland to fly home. What a whirlwind of an experience. We couldn’t call it a holiday given the pace and the waking hours but we gorged on natural beauty, visited museums, learned new cultures, cruised glacial waters, marvelled at earthquake devastation, scaled the heights and depths of man made structures, all while travelling in luxury and eating like royalty. We were exhausted but delighted. Our tour guide ensured everyone's needs were met with a great degree of professionalism. Tours were organised on the run, advice given, directions were clear, and even the odd traveller's mishap was handled with aplomb. The drivers on both the North Island and South Island were equally professional and each fountains of local knowledge. Their commentary was engaging and their skilful manoeuvring of the coach around tight city streets and precipitous mountain roads had everyone feeling safe and comfortable at all times. We would gladly book with Global Journeys and travel Grand Pacific again. In fact, next time we travel they'll be the first places we look!
“Grand Pacific New Zealand Tour”
Grand Pacific was very accommodating in allowing us to join the tour on day four due to our initial tour operator cancelling our tour just 2.5 months prior to our arrival in New Zealand. The tour had a great pace and involved several modes of transportation. This included coach, boats and trains. The overall experience was excellent and the tour guide and drivers were extremely knowledgeable and worked very well together. The nightly accommodations were very good. All were clean and outfitted with ...read more updated amenities. As there are sections of travel within New Zealand which take long periods to transit, the days on either side are usually filled with close by excursions and activities. Global Journeys was excellent to work with and was in continuous contact to assure all elements of the booking were completed on time. We were extremely satisfied with our agent, Hannah, and her ability to work out the unique elements of our booking. We would use again and recommend both Global Journeys and Grand Pacific Tours to our family and friends.
“Amazing New Zealand ”
Our Grand Pacific tour of New Zealand was amazing. Jo the tour guide was fabulous and her knowledge and love for her country made the experience even better. The tour group were great and many friendships were formed. Highly recommend Grand Pacific and will certainly be visiting New Zealand again. Thanks Global Journeys for your trouble free service.
Your guide to travelling through New Zealand
09 January, 2020
Discover New Zealand by Sea and Land
New Zealand is such a diverse destination, with a plethora of breathtaking landscapes and iconic attractions. It can be a challenge to access them all or know which ones cannot be missed. As the New Zealand Coach Holiday specialist, Grand Pacific Tours create comprehensive itineraries,..
20 September, 2019
Flight of the Imagination - Warbirds Over Wanaka
Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow is an enthralling festival of flight that you can experience on a choice of four unique touring options with Grand Pacific. Why not combine the romance of aviation as brought to life by famous Warbirds, joining forces with classic aircraft and modern jets, to..
07 February, 2019
Fly Free or Save $600 Per Couple with Grand Pacific
New Zealand is packed full of breathtaking landscapes and thrilling experiences you might otherwise travel to many countries to find. To see it all, take a once in a lifetime guided coach tour with Grand Pacific Tours.With over 200 guaranteed departures, Grand Pacific offer a travel style to..