per person, twin share
Enjoy the BEST of New Zealand by modern coach on this fully escorted value for money tour. Discover all the ‘must see attractions’ from top to bottom such as the Hobbiton Movie Set tour, the geothermal and cultural wonderland of Rotorua, Napier’s beautifully preserved art deco architecture, the world renowned TranzAlpine Rail Journey, picturesque Queenstown and scenic Milford Sound. This tour features 4 cruises including a Dolphin / Hole in the Rock Cruise in the Bay of Islands and Milford Sound Cruise & Lunch.
The 19 Day New Zealand Showcase Tour is fully inclusive, including return airfares to New Zealand, 4 star hotel accommodation, meet and greet on arrival in New Zealand with return airport transfers, luxury coach travel, most meals plus a comprehensive range of pre paid sightseeing and attractions.
New Zealand is a world-renowned destination that has something for everyone! Untouched, green and peaceful, New Zealand is the ultimate escape. Explore this unique destination and return home with memories to last a lifetime. With unbeatable value, this memorable holiday showcases the best of New Zealand on this value for money tour.
• Return economy airfares & taxes
• Return airport van transfers in New Zealand.
• Modern coach travel with two door access and panoramic windows
• Professional Coach Captain and Tour Guide in NZ
• 18 nights 4 star hotel accommodation with 4 two night stays
• PLUS Two bonus nights – one night pre tour in Auckland and one night post tour in Christchurch
• 36 meals - includes breakfast daily, Shire’s buffet lunch at Hobbiton and 4 specialty dinners including a Maori Hangi & Concert
• World renowned TranzAlphine Rail Journey
• 4 scenic cruises including Milford Sound & Hole in the Rock Cruise in the Bay of Islands
• Sky Tower in Auckland
• Sightseeing and attractions.
14 April 2019 and 2 May 2019
Other dates available through to May 2020, seasonal surcharges may apply.
Departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Coolangatta from $6,184* per person, twin share
Departing Adelaide from $6484* per person, twin share
Departing Hobart & Launceston from $6474* per person, twin share
Departing Perth from $6724* per person, twin share
unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.
Arrive Auckland (Room only)
On arrival you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel.
Hotel Skycity Hotel Auckland (2 nights)
DAY 1: AUCKLAND (Free Day) (D)
Today is free to explore Auckland at leisure. You may like to take advantage of the discount coupons in your Optional Tours Directory.
This evening meet your travelling companions at dinner.
DAY 2: AUCKLAND - BAY OF ISLANDS (B,D)
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.
Hotel Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands or similar (2 nights)
DAY 3: BAY OF ISLANDS (FREE DAY) (B)
Today is a free day. Choose from the many optional activities available, including the Cape Reinga coach trip via Ninety Mile Beach or a spectacular scenic flight. This evening is also free and you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional).
DAY 4: BAY OF ISLANDS - AUCKLAND (B,D)
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.
Hotel Skycity Hotel Auckland
DAY 5: AUCKLAND - ROTORUA (B,L,D)
Today enjoy a city sights tour of Auckland. Continue through the picturesque countryside to Hobbiton for a 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.
Hotel Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (Superior Room. 2 nights)
DAY 6: ROTORUA (B,SD)
Today begins with a gondola ride and breakfast at the Skyline Rotorua. There is also time for a luge ride! Next stop is 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.
DAY 7: ROTORUA - NAPIER - MASTERTON (B,D)
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 coolclimate wine region.
Hotel Copthorne Hotel and Resort Solway Park
DAY 8: MASTERTON - GREYTOWN - WELLINGTON (B,D)
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, where you will enjoy a city tour of the nation’s capital which will highlight the history and culture on show here.
Hotel James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
DAY 9: WELLINGTON - PICTON - BLENHEIM (B,D)
A highlight this morning will be time to explore Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum with exhibits that embrace both Maori and European views. 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.
Hotel Scenic Hotel Marlborough
DAY 10: BLENHEIM - KAIKOURA - CHRISTCHURCH (B,D)
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.
Hotel Distinction Christchurch
DAY 11: CHRISTCHURCH - ARTHUR’S PASS - FRANZ JOSEF (B,D)
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 the township of Franz Josef where time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers.
Hotel Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier(Douglas Wing)
DAY 12: FRANZ JOSEF - QUEENSTOWN (B)
See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel south along the West Coast. 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.
Hotel Mercure Queenstown Resort (Lakeview Room. 2 nights)
DAY 13: QUEENSTOWN (FREE DAY) (B,SD)
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. 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.
DAY 14: QUEENSTOWN - TE ANAU (B,D)
Enjoy a leisurely start this morning before travelling to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village where you visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland. Today you may like to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves (optional).
Hotel Distinction Luxmore Hotel (Deluxe Rooms. 2 nights)
DAY 15: TE ANAU - MILFORD SOUND - TE ANAU (B,L,D)
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).
DAY 16: TE ANAU - DUNEDIN (B,SD)
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.
Hotel Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
DAY 17: DUNEDIN - MT COOK - TWIZEL (B,D)
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.
Hotel MacKenzie Country Hotel
DAY 18: TWIZEL - CHRISTCHURCH (B,SD)
Continue to Lake Tekapo and view the brilliant turquoise water, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and see the Sheep Dog Statue before arriving into Christchurch for an informative city tour. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with your new found friends.
Hotel Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport (2 nights)
DAY 19: BONUS NIGHT:
CHRISTCHURCH (Free Day) (B)
Time to say goodbye to your tour group. Today is a free day to explore Christchurch at leisure. You may like to take advantage of the discount coupons in your Optional Tours Directory.
DEPART CHRISTCHURCH (Room only)
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand Holiday.
*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 12 December 2018 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. All savings and bonus nights are included in the advertised price. Advertised prices are return economy class and include pre paid taxes (subject to change). **Travel on selected departures in April and May 2019 and save $600 per couple ($300 per person). Saving is reflected in the advertised price. All other departures will save $100 per person off brochure price. Enquire for prices for departures Sep 2019 – May 2020. ^Bonus night’s pre and post tour are at the nominated hotel where the tour will begin and end (room only - applicable for dates immediately prior to the tour commencing and post tour concluding) and are subject to availability upon request. If a hotel is not available at time of booking, receive $100 per person, twin share discount instead. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Grand Pacific Tours and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.
*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 12 December 2018 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. All savings and bonus nights are included in the advertised price. Advertised prices are return economy class and include pre paid taxes (subject to change). **Travel on selected departures in April and May 2019 and save $600 per couple ($300 per person). Saving is reflected in the advertised price. All other departures will save $100 per person off brochure price. Enquire for prices for departures Sep 2019 – May 2020. ^Bonus night’s pre and post tour are at the nominated hotel where the tour will begin and end (room only - applicable for dates immediately prior to the tour commencing and post tour concluding) and are subject to availability upon request. If a hotel is not available at time of booking, receive $100 per person, twin share discount instead. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Grand Pacific Tours and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.Read more