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Highlights of New Zealand Coach Tour

$6,499

Take your time to discover the many highlights of the North and South Islands on this wonderful coach tour. Sightseeing, many meals and even your airfare from Australia are included. There’s so much to love about this worry-free tour of New Zealand!

Description

Highlights of New Zealand Escorted Coach Tour – 16 Days

This incredible New Zealand holiday is packed with inclusions and highlights. The escorted tour takes care of everything, to make sure you have maximum time to enjoy the beauty and culture of this spectacular country!

Fly to Christchurch and travel through the southern Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. Marvel at the Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak, and follow the Waitaki River to Oamaru. Learn of Dunedin’s proud Scottish heritage, cruise on magnificent Milford Sound, explore exciting Queenstown and travel aboard the renowned TranzAlpine railway.

Take a ferry to the North Island to view the impressive displays at Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum. Head north via picturesque Lake Taupo to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua, where you’ll experience Maori culture and a traditional Hangi. Cruise the Bay of Islands, enjoy a relaxing stay in the waterfront township of Paihia, see the sights of Auckland and much more!

Why you’ll love this trip:

  • It’s a comprehensive tour of New Zealand with many included activities and delicious meals!
  • Discover turquoise lakes, towering peaks, stunning coastlines, cultural experiences and more
  • Book with Confidence – departures are guaranteed!

Your Holiday Includes:

  • Flights to New Zealand – return economy airfares from Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney
  • Airport transfers – Personalised Meet and Greet on arrival & return airport transfers in NZ
  • Tour transportation – 48 seat modern coach travel, 2 door access, restroom, reclining seats and panoramic windows
  • Escorted tour – Professional Coach Captain and Tour Leader
  • Accommodation – 15 nights in 3.5 star accommodation with hotel porterage
    • Includes 4x two night stays in Queenstown, Wellington, Rotorua & Bay of Islands
  • Sightseeing – 4 cruises, 1 rail journey
    • All sightseeing and prepaid attractions
    • Comprehensive documentation pack
  • Meals – 15 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua
    • 12 sumptuous dinners including 3 speciality dinners: Haggis Ceremony, Dunedin; Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown; Maori Hangi & Concert, Rotorua
    • 1 picnic lunch & 1 Devonshire Tea at Larnach Castle
    • Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.

Departs:

2021 – 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 14, 19, 23 February; 2, 4, 6, 11, 16, 22, 26, 28 March; 6, 8, 14, 25 April & 2 May

Please ask if you wish to depart from other cities or on different dates and we can let you know the options.

Note: Prices may vary depending on your departure date and are subject to confirmation by the local operators.

Prices:

ex Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane & Gold Coast from $6499 per person twin share
ex Adelaide, Canberra & Hobart from $6774 per person twin share
ex Perth from $6998 per person twin share

Tour only (without international flights) from $5799 per person twin share

Get the Brochure:

Click here to view or download a copy of the brochure. The brochure includes more details and the full itinerary (where applicable).

Want to Stay Longer?

You can add extra nights in Christchurch and Auckland, please contact us for rates..

Ask us today about staying at other properties or adding more services. We are happy to design a holiday that will suit you best.

Travelling Solo?

We can look after you. Single supplement is from $1800 and includes your own room. Please contact us for current rates.

Booking Conditions:

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.

Please read Australia & New Zealand Travel Company’s Terms & Booking Conditions prior to making a reservation. By booking any travel service with us, you have agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.

How to Book

To make a booking please call Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email reservations@anztravelco.com.

You can also select a trip and request it via this website – please make sure you enter the quantity for the number of people travelling. In the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page, add your preferred departure date plus any other information that will help us process your booking, such as departure city and travel preferences.

No payment is required to submit an online booking request, but your booking is pending and no place is being held. Your booking status will be advised when you hear from our travel consultants. Bookings are normally actioned within 24 hours – Monday to Friday.

Itinerary & Booking Info

Travel Style

Coach Tour

Itinerary

ITINERARY:

(B) Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner. (SD) Specialty Dinner.

DAY 1: ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH (D)
On arrival into Christchurch, you will be met by a local representative and transferred to your hotel.
Hotel Quality Hotel Elms

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, The Church of the Good Shepherd and 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 Heritage Dunedin 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 Glowworm 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, you may choose to dine at one of the many fine restaurants.
Hotel Copthorne Hotel and Resort Lakefront or similar (2 nights)

DAY 6: QUEENSTOWN (FREE DAY) (B,SD)
Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown at leisure. Your Coach Captain and Tour Leader are available to assist with the many optional activities available, including the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour to Skippers Canyon or to 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 delicious gourmet barbecue dinner featuring a menu of seasonal, fresh and locally sourced food 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, an area of stunning beauty. 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 Fox Glacier

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. On arrival into the elegant city of Christchurch, 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 Gallipoli: A Scale of War exhibition at Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum. Cutting edge technology brings these stories to life through the eyes of New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. 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 or similar (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 thrilling 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 Mãori Hãngi 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 Mãori tribes and the British.
Hotel Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge (2 nights)

DAY 14: BAY OF ISLANDS (B)
Today you will cruise through the beautiful Bay of Islands aboard a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett, where a historic lighthouse keeps watch over Piercy Island, or as it is popularly known, the ‘Hole in the Rock’ before returning 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, 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

DAY 16: DEPART AUCKLAND (B)
Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

Please note: The day by day descriptions published are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, road conditions, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that ultimately are for the client’s benefit. It is essential that clients are flexible and open minded in this regard.

How to Book

Bookings can be made by calling Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email to reservations@anztravelco.com.

Online booking requests may also be submitted via this website by selecting a trip. Please make sure you include your preferred departure date in the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page.

Bookings are pending and not confirmed until you receive a status update from an Australia & New Zealand Travel Company consultant.

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