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Tour Description

Attractions Included
Touring Included
  • Luxury coach travel with 2 door access, restroom, reclining seats and panoramic windows
  • Professional Coach Captain
  • Experienced Tour Guide
  • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival
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  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • 9 nights superior hotel accommodation
  • 2 two night stays
  • Hotel porterage
  • 2 Scenic cruises
  • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions
  • Comprehensive documentation pack
Bon Appétit!
  • 9 cooked breakfasts
  • 8 sumptuous dinners including 4 specialty dinners: Welcome dinner - Christchurch, Haggis Ceremony - Dunedin, Walter Peak Homestead - Queenstown, Farewell Dinner - Christchurch. (Dinner on Day 1 is not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm)
  • 1 picnic lunch
  • 1 delicious morning tea
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions shown apply to departures from September 2016 onwards.

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Tour Itinerary - Day by Day
  • Day1

    Arrive in Christchurch

    On arrival into Christchurch you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel. This evening meet your travelling companions over a complimentary pre dinner drink and a welcome dinner.

    Stay: Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport or Similar (SD)

  • Day2

    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. 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)

  • Day3

    Franz Josef - Queenstown

    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.

    Stay: Mercure Queenstown Resort (Lakeview Rooms, 2 nights) (B)

  • Day4

    Queenstown (Free Day)

    Today is a free day. There are plenty of sightseeing options and your Tour Guide & Coach Captain 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. (B, SD)

  • Day5

    Queenstown - Te Anau

    Enjoy a leisurely start this morning before travelling to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village where you visit the Lakes District Museum. This innovative museum is heavily involved in the protection of the historic buildings scattered around town. Continue to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland. Tonight after dinner you may like to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves (optional).

    Stay: Distinction Luxmore Hotel (Deluxe Rooms, 2 nights) (B, D)

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  • Day6

    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 may like to visit the Fiordland Cinema, specially constructed to show the locally filmed movie ‘Ata Whenua - Shadowland’ which will take you on an unforgettable journey (optional). (B, L, D)

  • Day7

    Te Anau - Dunedin

    Travel via Gore and Balclutha to Dunedin known as the “Edinburgh of the South”. Enjoy an informative city tour followed by some free time to explore at leisure. Options available include a tour of Cadbury World, a chocolate lover’s dream, whilst others might be interested in a tour of the Speight’s Brewery, which produces New Zealand’s most popular beer. Also available is a tour to the Royal Albatross Centre to see Albatross in their natural habitat or a tour of Olveston Historic Home, containing many treasures of a bygone era. Tonight a Scottish evening will be presented of bagpipes, great food, special Haggis Ceremony and gift. (B, SD)

  • Day8

    Dunedin - Twizel

    Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle, hear the tragic and scandalous stories on a guided tour. Visit Glenfalloch Restaurant for a delightful morning tea. Farewell Dunedin and travel to Oamaru famous for its limestone. Follow the Waitaki River and see Lake Benmore as you travel to Twizel for your overnight stay.

    Stay: MacKenzie Country Hotel (B, D)

  • Day9

    Twizel - Mt Cook - Christchurch

    This morning marvel at Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. The opportunity is available to enjoy 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 see the Sheep Dog Statue before arriving into Christchurch. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your new found friends.

    Stay: Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport (B, SD)

  • Day10

    Deaprt Christchurch

    Time to say goodbye. You'll be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday. (B)

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