Duration
14 Nights
Fitness
Relaxed
Travel
08 & 22 Mar 19
Destination
New Zealand
Head from north to south on the 15-day Treasures of New Zealand Tour and enjoy one of the most comprehensive and affordable tours of New Zealand, encompassing all of the major locations and attractions across the country. Inclusions range from a Milford Sound Cruise to a TranzAlpine Rail Journey.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Flight included departing from Australia! Select airports at an additional cost
  • Appreciate the luxury of a modern coach with reclining seats and panoramic windows 
  • Enjoy exceptional inclusions such as the Lake Wakatipu cruise and a traditional Maori Hangi & Concert

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
Flight included, departing from Australia. Select airports at an additional cost
Return airport transfers in New Zealand
Modern coach travel with 2 door access, restroom, reclining seats and panoramic windows
Professional Coach Captain & Tour Guide
14 nights in 3.5 star hotel accommodation
4 two night stays
Hotel porterage
3 cruises
Comprehensive documentation pack
Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival
14 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua
12 sumptuous dinners including 3 specialty dinners: Haggis Ceremony, Dunedin; Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown; Maori Hangi & Concert, Rotorua
2 lunches including a Shire’s buffet lunch: Hobbiton
1 delicious Devonshire Tea: Larnach Castle
All sightseeing and prepaid attractions listed below
Christchurch Tram
Haggis Ceremony & Gift
Larnach Castle*
Milford Sound Cruise & Lunch
Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw
Lakes District Museum
TranzAlpine Rail Journey
Cruise on the Interislander Ferry
Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum
Skyline Rotorua Gondola & Luge Ride
Agrodome
Thermal mud pools & geysers*
Traditional Maori Hangi & Concert
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Lunch
Sky Tower
City sights tour of Christchurch, Dunedin & Wellington
Bonus inclusions listed below
Tour Jacket
Tour Cap
400 page Eyewitness Travel Guide**
*Guided tour is included with 1 guide per 24 travellers
**One guide per household
Note: Dinner on Day 1 not included for guests arriving later than 8pm.

TRAVEL DATES
Departure in 2019
  • Mar: 08, 22

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1 Arrive Christchurch / Meals: Dinner
  • Day 2 Christchurch (Free Day) / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 Christchurch – Omarama / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 Omarama – Dunedin / Meals: Breakfast, Specialty Dinner 
  • Day 5 Dunedin – Te Anau / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 
  • Day 6 Te Anau – Milford Sound – Queenstown / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 7  Queenstown (Free Day) / Meals: Breakfast, Specialty Dinner
  • Day 8 Queenstown – Arrowtown – Fox Glacier / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 
  • Day 9 Fox Glacier – Arthur’s Pass – Christchurch / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 10 Christchurch – Picton – Wellington / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 11 Wellington / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 12 Wellington – Taupo – Rotorua  / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 13 Rotorua / Meals: Breakfast, Specialty Dinner
  • Day 14 Rotorua – Auckland/ Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 15 Depart Auckland / Meals: Breakfast
For full itinerary information CLICK HERE
HOTELS
  • Christchurch: Heartland Hotel Cotswold / Quality Hotel Elms
  • Omarama: Heritage Gateway Hotel
  • Dunedin: Mercure Leisure Lodge
  • Te Anau: Distinction Luxmore Hotel
  • Queenstown: Mercure Queenstown Resort
  • Fox Glacier: Heartland Hotel Glacier Country
  • Wellington: Ibis Wellington
  • Rotorua: Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua
  • Auckland: Rydges Auckland

WHY BOOK WITH MYDISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you.
Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT 
  • Valid for travel: 08 and 22 Mar 2019
  • Advertised price may vary and is subject to availability at time of booking.
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Excludes: travel insurance, items of a personal nature, meals not mentioned

TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606
1

Arrive Christchurch from Australia

On arrival into Christchurch, you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel.
MEALS: Dinner
2

Christchurch (Free Day)

Today is a free day to explore Christchurch. We have included a day pass on the historic Christchurch Tram for a journey in style through the changing face of the Christchurch city centre. You can also take advantage of the discount coupons in your Optional Tours Directory.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
3

Christchurch - Omarama

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.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
4

Omarama - Dunedin

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.
MEALS: Breakfast, Specialty Dinner
5

Dunedin - Te Anau

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). MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
6

Te Anau - Milford Sound - Queenstown

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. MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
7

Queenstown (Free Day)

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. MEALS: Breakfast, Specialty Dinner
8

Queenstown - Arrowtown - Fox Glacier

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. MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
9

Fox Glacier - Arthur's Pass - Christchurch

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. MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
10

Christchurch - Picton - Wellington

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. MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
11

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. 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. MEALS: Breakfast
12

Wellington - Taupo - Rotorua

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. MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
13

Rotorua

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. MEALS: Breakfast, Specialty Dinner
14

Rotorua - Auckland

Depart Rotorua and travel to Hobbiton for a guided tour of the Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies and buffet lunch. Your guide will recount details of how this beautiful piece of farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle Earth. Continue through the picturesque countryside to Auckland. This afternoon includes a visit to Sky Tower, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions. This evening enjoy dinner with your new friends. MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
15

Depart Auckland back to Australia

Time to say goodbye. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday. MEALS: Breakfast
DESTINATION Touring New Zealand with Grand Pacific Tours meaning touring with the New Zealand experts. They offer five comprehensive styles of coach touring to suit all budgets and interests. By specialising in one destination they are able to get exclusive benefits such as discounts, wine time specials and hotel porterage for customers. Grand Pacific Tours only offers fully all-inclusive tours meaning your flights, accommodation, most attractions and select meals are included. Forget self-driving holidays as your Tour Guide & Coach Caption ensures you are well taken care of and coach touring allows you to meet like-minded travellers. New Zealand has incredible diverse atmospheres and landscapes. This affordable 15-day tour will enable you to see great New Zealand from its main cities to its vibrant authentic culture. Moreover New Zealanders are naturally warm and friendly people and are particularly hospitable to tourists. Wherever you go you will receive a friendly smile and a warm welcome.
FLIGHTS Flights are included in the deal from select airports!  If you are interested in this tour but come from another departure city? MyDiscoveries can organise flights for you from your nearest airport. NEED FLIGHTS? CALL US ON 1300 404 606
TRANSFER  All transfers are included in the deal!
MYDISCOVERIES VIP PACK
  • Start your holiday before you’ve even stepped on the plane with MyDiscoveries exclusive VIP package.
  • Arrive at Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane airport in the comfort and style of a privately chauffeured luxury SUV or sedan, complete with complimentary water and WiFi.
  • Relax and unwind away from the usual airport hustle and bustle with premium lounge access complete with an array of amazing facilities at your disposal.
  • Read more CLICK HERE

WEATHER Weather in New Zealand can change unexpectedly. The north island has subtropical weather during summer, and inland areas of the South Island can be as cold as -10°C  in winter, As most of the major cities are close to the coastline they remain quite warm.  The average temperature decreases as you travel south. January and February are the warmest months, and July is the coldest month of the year.
TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you.
  • Call us on 1300 404 606 and quote Discovery10 for a 10% discount.
What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
When will my booking be confirmed? Once your MyDiscoveries holiday voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the MyDiscoveries Reservations team. MyDiscoveries will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates and will send you an email to confirm your booking information. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking in to your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements.
What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300 404 606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606 and we will resend your voucher by email or post.
How fit do I need to be? We have graded all MyDiscoveries products with a fitness level. Relaxed, Moderate & Active. For more information on the MyDiscoveries Fitness Levels CLICK HERE
How do I take advantage of the 5 monthly payments plan? At time of booking online, you should be able to select our 5 monthly instalment plan as a payment option. If booking over the phone, please mention you wish to pay in 5 monthly payments and our team will ensure this is set up. This is a free of charge service that allows you to pay off your holiday in 5 equal payments. How does it work? Pay only 1/5th of the total of your Holiday at time of booking. Your remaining 4 payments will be taken automatically from the same credit card on the same day of the next 4 months. Easy!
Where can I find the full terms and conditions for MyDiscoveries? Specific terms and conditions for each holiday can be found in the Fine Print section of every holiday. Full terms and condition for My Discoveries can be found HERE
When will I receive my tour documentation? Grand Pacific Tours documentations including any merchandise will be forwarded to MyDiscoveries two weeks prior to departure. We will then forward all information via post to you.
What type of clothes should I bring? Whilst on tour, dress is informal and relaxed on most occasions. Smart casual clothes are acceptable at most restaurants. In summer, a jacket and sweater should be included in your luggage should the weather turn cooler or you visit higher altitudes. If visiting during the months of May and September, pack warm winter garments and layer your clothing. You may have the option to relax and unwind in thermal hot pools so don’t forget to pack your swimwear
I’m I able to bring a walker or wheelchair with me on tour? You are able to bring collapsible wheelchairs and collapsible walkers on tour. Please let your MyDiscoveries travel agent know and Include this in your booking form. We are also able to request ground floor rooms throughout touring
Can I make dietary requirements requests? Room and dietary requests are limited and cannot be guaranteed. Dietary requests are limited to Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Lactose Intolerant & Diabetic. They need listed on booking form at time of booking to ensure that these requirements are accommodated.  Religious dietary requests (i.e. Hindu Vegetarian, Kosher, Halal) cannot be accommodated. Any further intolerances needing to be managed are the responsibility of the traveller.
Will I need to manage my own bags?  Grand Pacific tours Coach Caption get all luggage on and off the coach.