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Your Guide to Touring New Zealand

Your guide to tour to including the latest releases, insights, exclusive deals & travelling tips.
Discover Top of the South Island

22 May, 2022

Discover Top of the South Island

Have you travelled with Grand Pacific before and are now looking for a tour that’s a little bit different? Grand Pacific are have just launched a brand new Top of the South Island itinerary.A small group or coach holiday experience that has never been offered before, visiting several iconic...

Three Ways to Travel NZ: Grand Pacific Tours Introduces Signature Mid-Size Group Touring

28 October, 2020

Three Ways to Travel NZ: Grand Pacific Tours Introduces Signature Mid-Size Group Touring

Three Ways to Travel NZ with Grand Pacific With the launch of their 2021/22 New Zealand touring season, Grand Pacific Tours has introduced a new way to travel. In addition to their popular Classic Escorted Group Tours and Ultimate Small Group Touring collection, the New Zealand experts have...

Discover New Zealand in Luxury: 5 Special Experiences on Offer

19 August, 2020

Discover New Zealand in Luxury: 5 Special Experiences on Offer

New Zealand is bursting at the seams with spine-tingling experiences, spellbinding scenery, delectable cuisine, and many ways to enjoy every element of this incredible country. On a luxury tour of NZ, guests are treated to more included activities, delightful wining and dining, and handpicked...

Want to Heli Ski New Zealand’s Southern Alps? Do it with Haka Tours

12 August, 2020

Want to Heli Ski New Zealand’s Southern Alps? Do it with Haka Tours

The Southern Alps of New Zealand are considered one of the top 10 places to heli ski in the world. A heli skiing adventure may be something you dream about, did you know you don’t need to be an expert alpine skier to take on a heli skiing holiday? If you are an intermediate level skier who can...

7 Lesser Known Places to Visit and Things to Do on a NZ Adventure Tour

10 August, 2020

7 Lesser Known Places to Visit and Things to Do on a NZ Adventure Tour

New Zealand is home to many bucket list experiences and iconic sights. However, there are also many hidden gems that you may not have considered for your NZ holiday. Here are some off the beaten path destinations and lesser known experiences you can enjoy on a small group adventure in New...

5 Awesome Walking Trails on NZ’s South Island

30 July, 2020

5 Awesome Walking Trails on NZ’s South Island

New Zealand’s South Island is incredibly scenic. Raw beauty enchants at every turn and visitors are drawn to the impressive displays of nature that unravel between soaring peaks, glistening glaciers, and dramatic coastlines. Surround yourself with these incredible landscapes on a dedicated...

Things to Do on a Small Group Tour of New Zealand's North Island

28 July, 2020

Things to Do on a Small Group Tour of New Zealand's North Island

Travelling in a small group makes different experiences accessible. You and your fellow travellers can share memorable moments at intimate venues, get to know your local hosts on a new level, and discover the real NZ. Along with all the iconic highlights, here are some experiences you can...

Adventure Meets Luxury: APT’s Walking Tours in Australia and New Zealand

21 July, 2020

Adventure Meets Luxury: APT’s Walking Tours in Australia and New Zealand

APT have expanded their Australia and New Zealand tour collections to include a new travel style for guests seeking a blend of active adventure and luxury. APT’s walking tours take travellers into the heart of incredible natural landscapes and stay in boutique lodges and eco cabins along the...

Explore G Adventures' Enhanced Australia and NZ Small Group Trips

21 July, 2020

Explore G Adventures' Enhanced Australia and NZ Small Group Trips

G Adventures have tailored a series of adventures that go the extra mile to give you more space, and more peace of mind, when you travel. In addition to the health and safety measures that you will find on all G Adventures itineraries, Confidence Plus trips welcome fewer guests, use private...

Travel Australia & New Zealand with Insight’s New Local Escapes

29 June, 2020

Travel Australia & New Zealand with Insight’s New Local Escapes

Are you, like Insight Vacations, ready to get back to travelling? While there are still some restrictions in place, it’s time to start planning your next domestic holiday or trip across the ditch to New Zealand. Insight Vacations have just launched their new and exciting Local Escapes...

Discover the Ultimate way to see NZ!

03 March, 2020

Discover the Ultimate way to see NZ!

An Ultimate Small Group Tour around New Zealand offers an unparalleled experience for guests seeking more comfort on their holiday. Stay in premium accommodation, savour fine dining and enjoy impeccable service when you choose Grand Pacific Tours.The experience is made all the more memorable...

Flight of the Imagination - Warbirds Over Wanaka

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...

5 Reasons To Take A TranzAlpine Journey

08 June, 2018

5 Reasons To Take A TranzAlpine Journey

The South Island is hard to traverse from east to west, with less than a few places where you can drive across the centre of the island. Starting in Christchurch on the east coast and travelling to Greymouth on the west – or the other way – the TranzAlpine Railway is a five hour train journey...

10 Tours You Can Take from Wellington

07 June, 2018

10 Tours You Can Take from Wellington

While Auckland is the major tourist gateway to the North Island, you can start and finish a guided tour from Wellington. Global Journeys has such tours. The tours you can take from Wellington range from six to 16 days. These tours take in either the North Island or the South Island but not...

4 Itinerary Highlights You Can Experience On Tour In New Zealand

07 June, 2018

4 Itinerary Highlights You Can Experience On Tour In New Zealand

Joining a guided tour of New Zealand means you have access to intimate experiences and special highlights that you may not have thought of, or may not have access to, travelling on your own. All our tour itineraries are hand crafted based on insider knowledge and traveller feedback, so you...

6 Scenic Highlights on the West Coast of New Zealand

07 June, 2018

6 Scenic Highlights on the West Coast of New Zealand

All over New Zealand there are scenic gems to unearth, however, the west coast of the South Island is particularly rich with spectacular marvels of nature. Here are just some you can uncover on your South Island tour of New Zealand. Mount Cook National Park An alpine wilderness rich with...

7 Things to Do in Auckland

06 June, 2018

7 Things to Do in Auckland

Auckland is a major gateway to New Zealand and when you tour the North Island your trip might start or finish here. Like any major city you can find world-class shopping, art galleries and museums in Auckland. Your tour itinerary will advise you of the tours and optional excursions you can...

Which to Visit - New Zealand's North or South Island?

06 June, 2018

Which to Visit - New Zealand's North or South Island?

It’s time to hit the road on your next tour, and you have inevitably succumbed to the compelling desire to visit New Zealand. Who can blame you? Rich with culture and scenery, the Land of the Long White Cloud has an undeniable appeal – good choice!The next big decision; North or South? The...

5 Things To Do in The Bay of Islands

05 June, 2018

5 Things To Do in The Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands is rich with pristine beaches, turquoise waters, charming townships and iconic history. Nestled on the East Coast just three hours’ drive from Auckland, this subtropical gem is home to 144 islands and an abundance of marine wildlife – a nature lovers dream. Coupled with its...

Discover Fiordland National Park in NZ's South Island

05 June, 2018

Discover Fiordland National Park in NZ's South Island

The Fiordland National Park on the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island is home to a labyrinth of waterways weaving through granite peaks and snow-capped summits. This natural phenomenon is a masterpiece 100,000 years in the making, and a highlight of many New Zealand tours.With vegetation...

Tour the North Island In A Week (Or Less!)

05 June, 2018

Tour the North Island In A Week (Or Less!)

Can I do New Zealand in a week, you wonder? You can see parts of New Zealand in a week, but you need more time to see it all. The North Island is packed with 829 kilometres of diverse beauty from Cape Reinga to Wellington. Here are some ideas to tour the North Island in less than a...