A FES­TIVE PLAY­GROUND

Grand Pa­cific Tours has your Christ­mas cov­ered with a host of spe­cial­ist sea­sonal tours to the stun­ning North and South Is­lands

Sunday Herald Sun - Escape - - NEW ZEALAND ADVERTISING FEATURE -

Christ­mas in New Zealand is a mag­i­cal time of year, packed full of de­li­cious food, great weather and mem­o­rable tra­di­tions. It’s not too early to think about cel­e­brat­ing the fes­tive sea­son Ki­wistyle on a once-in-a-life­time coach hol­i­day with Grand Pa­cific Tours.

Wit­ness spec­tac­u­lar scenery of New Zealand’s North and South Is­lands on the pop­u­lar 17-Day Fes­tive Sea­son Tour.

Start­ing in the South Is­land, high­lights in­clude a jour­ney on board the world-renowned TranzAlpine rail­way, through alpine scenery, river val­leys and the patch­work farm­lands of the Can­ter­bury Plains.

See New Zealand’s high­est peak Mt Cook, travel up through the West Coast to marvel at the snow-capped peaks of the mighty South­ern Alps, and en­joy a cruise through the breath­tak­ing fjords of Mil­ford Sound.

On Christ­mas Day board the vin­tage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Wal­ter Peak Sta­tion for a gourmet meal with all the trim­mings.

In the North Is­land ex­pe­ri­ence the cul­tural and geo­ther­mal won­der­land of Ro­torua, in­clud­ing a tra­di­tional Maori Hangi feast and con­cert and en­joy the fa­mous Hole in the Rock Cruise in the sub­trop­i­cal Bay of Is­lands.

Newly re­leased this year, the 11-Day Fes­tive South Is­land Tour en­com­passes the beau­ti­ful land­scapes of the South Is­land. On Christ­mas Day board the Mil­ford Mariner for an un­for­get­table overnight cruise through Mil­ford Sound. Tour spec­tac­u­lar wa­ter­falls, rain­forests, moun­tains and wildlife or in­dulge in some stargazing be­fore re­tir­ing to your pri­vate cabin. Al­ter­na­tively, up­grade to an Ul­ti­mate Small Group Tour where you will travel “busi­ness class on wheels” on the deluxe Ul­ti­mate Coach. Travel with a max­i­mum of 20 trav­ellers on a pur­pose-built, full size ve­hi­cle with leather re­cliner seats, com­plete with ad­justable head­rest and calf sup­port for added com­fort and en­joy a win­dow seat ev­ery time.

This 11-Day Ul­ti­mate Christ­mas Tour in­cludes the best of the South Is­land or if you wish to see both is­lands on the Ul­ti­mate Coach then join our 19-Day Ul­ti­mate Rail, Cruise and Coach Hol­i­day which cov­ers both is­lands and com­bines four rail jour­neys, five cruises in­clud­ing a mag­i­cal Doubt­ful Sound overnight cruise.

New Zealand is a truly unique place with cap­ti­vat­ing land­scapes and sen­sa­tional cul­ture. Make life­long friends and share un­for­get­table mem­o­ries on a Grand Pa­cific Tours Coach Hol­i­day this fes­tive sea­son.

FOR MORE IN­FOR­MA­TION CON­TACT GRAND PA­CIFIC TOURS ON 1800 622 768 OR VISIT GPTNZ.COM/FES­TIVE

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