16 Day Highlights of New Zealand Tour

Experience all the iconic attractions and sightseeing of New Zealand by modern coach. Highlights include a picnic lunch in the breathtaking Milford Sound, the world renowned TranzAlpine scenic rail journey, cultural Rotorua and the beautiful Bay of Islands where you will board a luxury catamaran to the famous Hole in the Rock. Enjoy guided city sights tours of Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland. This tour includes two night stays in Queenstown, Wellington, Rotorua and the Bay of Islands as well as a BONUS NIGHT pre tour in Christchurch and post tour in Auckland. 

The 16 Day Highlights of New Zealand Tour is fully inclusive, including return airfares to New Zealand, taxes, meet and greet on arrival in New Zealand with return airport transfers, modern coach travel, hotel accommodation, 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 at an affordable price.

Price Includes

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
15 nights hotel accommodation with 4 two night stays
PLUS two bonus nights – one night pre tour in Christchurch and one night post tour in Auckland 
29 meals including breakfast daily, 3 speciality dinners including a Maori Hangi & Concert
4 cruises including Milford Sound and Hole in the Rock Cruise in the Bay of Islands.
City sights tour of Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington & Auckland
World renowned TranzAlpine Rail Journey. 
Sightseeing and attractions.
Plus lots more!

Travel Dates
27 April 2019 and 4 May 2019 

Other dates available through to May 2020, seasonal surchages may apply. 

Departing Sydney/ Melbourne/ Brisbane / Coolangatta from $5,124* per person twin share 
Departing Adelaide from $5,424* per person twin share
Departing Hobart/Launceston from $5414* per person twin share 
Departing Perth from $5664* per person twin share

Bonus

Save up to $300* per person, twin share

Helloworld Travel Exclusive Offer
Receive 2 BONUS nights^ 

Room/Cabin information
Twin Share
Offer Ends

31 Jan 19,

unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

Destinations
Product itinerary

Itinerary

BONUS NIGHT
ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH (Room only)
On arrival into Christchurch you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. 
Hotel Heartland Hotel Cotswold or similar (2 nights)
DAY 1: CHRISTCHURCH (FREE DAY) (D)
Today is free to explore Christchurch 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: CHRISTCHURCH - OMARAMA (B,D)
After an introductory city sights 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.
Hotel Heritage Gateway Hotel
DAY 3: OMARAMA - DUNEDIN (B,SD)
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.
Hotel Mercure Leisure Lodge
DAY 4: DUNEDIN - TE ANAU (B,D)
This morning travel out along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle where you 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 and your overnight stay. Today you may like to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves (optional).
Hotel Distinction Luxmore Hotel (Superior Room)
DAY 5: TE ANAU - MILFORD SOUND - QUEENSTOWN (B,L)
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.
Hotel Mercure Queenstown Resort (2 nights)
DAY 6: QUEENSTOWN (FREE DAY) (B,SD)
Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown at leisure. Your Coach Captain & Tour Guide are available to assist with the many sightseeing options available, including the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour to 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 7: QUEENSTOWN - ARROWTOWN - FOX GLACIER (B,D)
Travel to Arrowtown and visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue via the Haast Pass to the mighty West Coast. See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel north to the township of Fox Glacier. Time is available (weather permitting) to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers.
Hotel Heartland Hotel Glacier Country or Similar
DAY 8: FOX GLACIER - ARTHUR’S PASS - CHRISTCHURCH (B,D)
Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue into Arthur’s Pass and board the TranzAlpine, renowned as 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.
Hotel Quality Hotel Elms
DAY 9: CHRISTCHURCH - PICTON - WELLINGTON (B,D)
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 will board the Interislander Ferry for your journey through the Marlborough Sounds and across Cook Strait to Wellington.
Hotel Ibis Wellington (2 nights)
DAY 10: WELLINGTON (B)
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. 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.
DAY 11: WELLINGTON - TAUPO - ROTORUA (B,D)
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.
Hotel Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (2 nights)
DAY 12: 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. Visit Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome geysers that Rotorua is famous for. Enjoy some free time this afternoon. This evening experience an entertaining Maori Hangi and Concert.
DAY 13: ROTORUA - AUCKLAND - BAY OF ISLANDS (B,D)
This morning depart Rotorua and travel north via Auckland. Continue via Whangarei to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy an introduction to the Bay of Islands, location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British.
Hotel Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge (2 nights)
DAY 14: BAY OF ISLANDS (B)
This morning cruise through the beautiful Bay of Islands on 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. A range of optional activities are available or you may choose to relax and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the waterfront. This evening is also free and you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional).
DAY 15: BAY OF ISLANDS - AUCKLAND (B,D)
Depart the Bay of Islands this morning and travel via Whangarei and Dargaville to Matakohe. Enjoy a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum before continuing to Auckland for a city sights tour. This evening enjoy a final dinner with your new found friends.
Hotel Rydges Auckland (2 nights)
DAY 16: BONUS NIGHT 
AUCKLAND (Free Day) (B)
Time to say goodbye to your tour group.  Today is a free day to explore Auckland at leisure. You may like to take advantage of the discount coupons in your Optional Tours Directory.
Depart Auckland (Room only)
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand Holiday.

Helloworld Terms & Conditions

*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.