New Zealand Panorama

14 Day Guided Tour from Christchurch to Auckland with Grand Pacific

Read 10 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Grand Pacific's 14 Day New Zealand Panorama. This fully inclusive tour offers unbeatable value and provides an excellent coverage of both the North and South Islands. Beginning in Christchurch, discover the delights of the South...read more

     
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Guided Tour Starts In
Starts In
Christchurch
Guided Tour Ends In
Ends In
Auckland
Accomodation
Accomodation
3 - 3.5 Star
48
Max Group Size
48
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
New Zealand
Trip Operated By:
Grand Pacific
Grand Pacific
155 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.8 out of 5
10 Reviews
Trip Code:
GPNZ14

Itinerary

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1 Arrive Christchurch
Fly from your homeport to Christchurch where you will be met by a tour representative and transferred to your hotel (flight not included). Stay: Heartland Hotel Cotswold or Quality Hotel Elms (D)
2 Christchurch - Omarama
After a city 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: Heritage Dunedin 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, gateway to Fiordland your overnight stay. Tonight you may like to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves (optional). Stay: Distinction Luxmore Hotel (Superior Rooms) (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 at leisure
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 (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: Quality Elms (B/D)
9 Christchurch - Picton - Wellington
Travel along the East Coast to the seaside village of Kaikoura. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you travel through Marlborough Country, famous for its food and 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 (Gallipoli Exhibition will run until end April. May tours will receive a Guided Tour). 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/D)
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
This morning depart Rotorua and travel north to Auckland. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure, then dinner at your hotel this evening. Stay: Rydges Auckland (B/D)
14 Depart Auckland
Time to say goodbye. You'll be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday. Or you might want to consider the 16 Day Highlights of New Zealand Tour which continues onto the Bay of Islands for the final two nights. There is no facility once on tour to extend for the extra two days. (B)

Grand Pacific Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Haggis Ceremony & Gift
  • Guided tour of Larnach Castle
  • Milford Sound Cruise & Lunch
  • Lakes District Museum
  • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw
  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
  • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry
  • Te Papa, New Zealand's National Museum
  • Skyline Gondola & Luge
  • Agrodome
  • Guided tour of the thermal mud pools and geysers
  • Traditional Maori Hangi & Concert
  • City sights tour of Wellington, Dunedin & Christchurch
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
  • 13 nights 3 - 3.5 star hotel accommodation
  • 3 two night stays
  • Hotel porterage
  • 3 scenic cruises
  • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions
  • Comprehensive documentation pack
Included Meals
  • 13 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast at Stratosfare Restaurant - Rotorua
  • 11 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
  • This tour is the first 14 days of the 16 Day Highlights of New Zealand Tour which heads onto the Bay of Islands for the final two nights. There is no facility once on tour to extend for the extra two days.

Reviews (10)

14 Day New Zealand Panorama reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“New Zealand Panorama”
- WA, Australia Mar 2018 1 Helpful Vote

Thanks to Madeline at Global Journeys for arranging our travel. All went very smoothly. The tour with Grand Pacific was very enjoyable with knowledgeable and informative coach drivers. I was happy they were driving on some of the roads and not myself.

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“14 day Coach tour through South and North Island of NZ”
- VIC, Australia Mar 2017 10 Helpful Votes

The booking process through Global Journeys was smooth/easy and problem free. The accommodation was very good to excellent for all places. My only gripe: the bathrooms in some places should provide more hooks or towel rails to hang towels etc. (Also at one place the toilet seat would not stay up which made it awkward for me (male). The staff were friendly and knowledgeable, the coaches were clean and comfortable. There was a good bunch of people in the group (mostly elderly, all friendly) and...read more

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“NZ Panorama - Grand Pacific 14 Day Tour”
- QLD, Australia Mar 2016 5 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary. My only suggestion would be to stay in Tongariro National Park (as I did on a previous trip), rather than two nights in boring old Wellington - typical of any big city world-wide. Had very good weather in the South Island but mainly wet conditions in the North Island. I cannot recommend the optional day trip in the Dart River wilderness of Mt. Aspiring N.P. (ex Queenstown) too highly - simply superb! The South Island hotels (esp. in Christchurch - Heartland Hotel, Cotswold)...read more

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“14 Day New Zealand Panorama Tour”
- QLD, Australia Mar 2016 1 Helpful Vote

I was very impressed with the overall selection of the places we visited and the accommodation. However, I would like to add that, even though I rated our last hotel (Copthorne Hotel, Auckland) highly as we had been impressed with all other places and needed to hand in our report, I feel that I rated this place too soon as we were very unimpressed with this hotel and feel that it was not deserving of all Grand Pacific's other accommodation. It was definitely out-dated and tired but I would question...read more

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“Unable to fault any part of my holiday”
- NSW, Australia Oct 2015

I enjoyed my holiday and made new friends, am keeping in contact with one in particular. The accommodation and assistance due to my limited eyesight was fantastic and am unable to fault any part of my holiday including flights and help at both Sydney, Auckland and Christchurch airports. Thank you.

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