New Zealand Showcase

19 Day Guided Tour from Auckland to Christchurch with Grand Pacific

Read 29 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

     
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Guided Tour Starts In
Starts In
Auckland
Guided Tour Ends In
Ends In
Christchurch
Accomodation
Accomodation
4 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:
4.7 out of 5
29 Reviews
Trip Code:
GPNZ19

Itinerary

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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 (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)
10 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)
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. Enjoy time to wander around this Garden of International Significance followed by a delicious Devonshire Tea. 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)

Grand Pacific Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Guided tour of Kauri Museum
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds Guided tour
  • Dolphin & Hole in the Rock Cruise
  • Sky Tower
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Lunch
  • Skyline Gondola & Luge Ride
  • Agrodome
  • Guided tour of the geothermal mud pools & geysers
  • Te Puia traditional Maori Hangi & Concert
  • Te Papa, NZ's National Museum
  • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry
  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
  • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw
  • Lakes District Museum
  • Milford Sound Cruise & Lunch
  • Haggis Ceremony & Gift
  • Guided tour of the Larnach Castle
  • City sights tour of Auckland, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch & Dunedin
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
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

Reviews (29)

19 Day New Zealand Showcase reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“19 Day Tour of New Zealand”
- WA, Australia Feb 2019 View Photo

Very enjoyable holiday, plenty to see and do. All hotels were exceedingly good as were the meals, a mixture of buffet style and table service. Would recommend this tour to my friends.

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“Smooth Trip to New Zealand”
- QLD, Australia Feb 2019 View Photo

The trip went smoothly. Lots to see and it was good value for the money paid. Accommodation was of a high standard with plenty of variety at meal times. Lots of stops and great information from the tour guide and coach driver.

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“Amazing Holiday - New Zealand ”
- WA, Australia Feb 2019

Andre and myself went from 9 - 19 February 2019. Our holiday was amazing - Grand Pacific did an excellent job and the guide Raewyn was absolutely the best and a credit to her company. The drivers, Chris from North Island and Rod from South Island, were great and had very good knowledge of the country.
I dealt with Jemma Rosen from Global Journeys, she was excellent, very prompt service. I will definitely go through Global Journeys for any future tours I decide to...read more

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“Excellent Grand Pacific New Zealand Showcase Tour ”
- QLD, Australia Nov 2018 1 Helpful Vote

The trip was excellent, the people were from all parts of the world and were very pleasant, the tour guides were very helpful getting off the coach, the accommodation was over 4 stars, and the food was just too good... Hobbiton and Napier were well worth seeing and the optional tour to Cape Reinga was well worth taking... The South Island was good but colder than I expected and snowing around Queenstown.

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“New Zealand Showcase”
- ACT, Australia Sep 2018 2 Helpful Votes

Fantabulous tour - excellent and friendly tour guides and drivers with excellent commentary and a fount of knowledge of local history, geography, Maori culture and customs. Great accommodation, sumptuous meals and wonderful excursions and free time for a range of optional tours. Grand Pacific has a commendable system of collecting luggage from the coach to rooms and picking them up from rooms to the coach on travel days.

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