Tour magical New Zealand in comfort
THERE’S a reason the sun shines on New Zealand before anywhere else – every new day in Aotearoa is something to cherish.
It is a tangible wonderland offering one of the most varied and spectacular series of landscapes with a culture that is rich, dynamic and not simply locked away in museums, it’s everywhere you look.
Whether you are marvelling at the spectacular glaciers or picturesque fiords or simply relaxing in a thermal pool, New Zealand is magical by coach.
Relax in armchair comfort with Grand Pacific Tours as you travel through each region, feeling secure in the hands of a professional coach captain whose reliable knowledge includes numerous facts and figures, stories, legends and many laughs along the way.
Unwind and really experience Middle-earth knowing the hassle of overlooking hidden locations or taking a wrong turn is removed.
With so much diversity packed into such a small country and with each destination distinctive in character, you can easily visit the best of this spectacular land on a coach holiday.
Christchurch is a starting point for a journey around the South Island.
A visit to the Southern Alps and an opportunity to view Aoraki/Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak, will start the awe-inspiring scenery the South Island is known for.
A little bit of Scotland will be enjoyed when you visit Dunedin, ‘the Edinburgh of the south’. You will even get to enjoy a haggis ceremony.
Then it’s across to Fiordland where you will take a cruise around Milford Sound, a fiord carved by glaciers during the ice ages.
You will also spend two nights in Queenstown, where you can choose from optional tours such as the world famous Shotover Jet or a scenic helicopter ride.
Included in the tour is your chance to relive elegant turn-of-the-century travel aboard the historic steamship, the TSS Earnslaw.
Highlights include the world famous TranzAlpine rail journey, where you will view rivers and valleys as you travel through the Waimakariri Basin, over massive viaducts and through the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains.
The North Island offers a whole new sightseeing experience.
Your first stop is in the city that Lonely Planet labelled the ‘coolest little capital’, Wellington.
You’ll also visit cultural Rotorua, a place where you can experience Maori culture including an evening dinner, a traditional Maori hangi.
Also view the lively fields of geothermic activity including skyrocketing geysers and boiling mud pools. We don’t forget the sheep, with a visit to a very funny sheep show at the Agrodome.
You can also choose to journey up to the Bay of Islands, where you’ll board a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock.
Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins before returning via Russell to Paihia for a free afternoon.
Your tour concludes in cosmopolitan Auckland, where you may consider staying for an extra night post tour.
Grand Pacific Tours’ holidays of New Zealand are fully inclusive, including return airfares to New Zealand, 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 activities and attractions.
It’s a wonderful thought that you can have these experiences and share it with like-minded people.
Start out as a group of strangers and end up as one big family after just a few days often providing the foundation for lifelong friendships upon return to Australia.
If you are a mature aged solo traveller you can also choose to have this experience with like-minded solo travellers by joining one of Grand Pacific Tours’ exclusive Solo Travellers Tours.
These tours include a guaranteed single room on the entire tour.
For more information and brochures on the selection of Grand Pacific Tours holidays to New Zealand contact helloworld Travel Sandgate on 3869 1588.
Te Puia geyser in Rotorua on New Zealand’s North Island.