Day 1: Arrive Christchurch (D)
On arrival into Christchurch you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred your hotel.
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 to enjoy a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the Southern Alps before travelling to
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 to explore at leisure. Tonight a Scottish evening will be presented comprising of bagpipes, great food,
special Haggis Ceremony and gift.
Day 4: Dunedin - Te Anau (B,D)
This morning travel out along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle where you will hear of the tragic and scandalous history on a guided tour including
Devonshire Tea. Farewell Dunedin and travel through Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland and your overnight stay. Tonight you
may like to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves (optional).
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.
Day 6: Queenstown at Leisure (B,SD)
Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown at leisure. Your Coach Captain is 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 - Franz Josef (B,D)
Travel to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village and visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue via the Haast Pass to the West Coast, an area of stunning
beauty. See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel north to Fox Glacier. Time is available (weather permitting) to experience
a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers before continuing to Franz Josef.
Franz Josef - 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.
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 board the Interislander Ferry for your journey through the Marlborough Sounds and across Cook
Strait to Wellington.
Day 10: Wellington (B)
Today explore this exciting region and enjoy an extensive city tour which explains the history and culture on show in New Zealand's capital Wellington.
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
of the land, environment and people. Also enjoy the Gallipoli Exhibition. Enjoy some free time to explore at leisure this afternoon. This evening
is also free and you may choose to dine at one of the many fine restaurants.
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.
Day 12: Rotorua (B,SD)
Today begins with a Gondola ride at the Skyline Rotorua. There is also time for a thrilling luge ride! Next stop is the Agrodome for an action packed
hour of farming entertainment and education that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. Enjoy some free time before travelling to Te Puia to see
the boiling mud pools and awesome geysers that Rotorua is famous for. This evening experience an entertaining Maori Hangi and Concert.
Day 13: Rotorua - Auckland (B,D)
This morning depart Rotorua and travel north to Auckland. This afternoon use your Auckland Explorer Bus Pass to see all of Auckland’s highlights. This
evening enjoy dinner at your hotel.
Day 14: Depart Auckland (B)
Time to say goodbye. You'll be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.