Duration
16 Nights
Fitness
Relaxed
Travel
Multiple dates in 2019
Destination
New Zealand
Head from north to south on the 19 day New Zealand Showcase tour and enjoy one of the most popular and comprehensive tours of New Zealand, encompassing all of the major locations and attractions across the country. Inclusions range from a Bay of Islands Cruise to a look into a working dairy farm in the historic Arrowtown. This itinerary presents a wonderful slice of New Zealand’s spectacular scenery, history and way of life.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Flights included departing from Australia. Select airports at an additional cost
  • Visit major cities such as Auckland and Dunedin
  • Enjoy 18 nights’ accommodation in 4-star hotels

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
18 nights in 4-star hotel accommodation
Hotel porterage
4 cruises
GST (New Zealand Goods and Services Tax)
Comprehensive documentation pack
18 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua
16 sumptuous dinners including 4 specialty dinners: Maori Hangi & Concert, Rotorua; Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown; Haggis Ceremony, Dunedin; Farewell Dinner, Christchurch
2 lunches including a Shire’s buffet lunch: Hobbiton
All sightseeing and prepaid attractions listed below
Visit Kauri Museum*
Waitangi Treaty Grounds*
Cruise Dolphin / Hole in the Rock
Sky Tower
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Lunch
Skyline Rotorua Gondola & Luge Ride
Agrodome
Thermal mud pools & geysers*
Te Puia traditional Maori Hangi & Concert
Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum
Cruise on the Interislander Ferry
TranzAlpine Rail Journey
Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw
Lakes District Museum
Milford Sound Cruise & Lunch
Larnach Castle*
Haggis Ceremony & Gift
City sights tour of Auckland, Napier, Wellington,Dunedin & Christchurch
Return airfares from your homeport
Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival
*Guided tour is included with 1 guide per 24 travellers
Note: Dinner on Day 1 not included for guests arriving later than 8pm.

TRAVEL DATES
Departures in 2019
  • Jan: 22, 28
  • Feb: 03, 06, 09, 14, 19, 21, 24
  • Mar: 04, 08, 11, 14, 20, 24
  • Apr: 09, 14, 25
  • May: 02
*Save $300pp on Apr 25 & May 2 departures or save $100pp on all other departures
ITINERARY 
  • Day 1 Arrive Auckland / Meals: Dinner
  • Day 2 Auckland – Bay of Islands / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 Bay of Islands (Free Day) / Meals: Dinner
  • Day 4 Bay of Islands – Auckland / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 Auckland – Rotorua / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
  • Day 6 Rotorua / Meals: Breakfast, Specialty Dinner
  • Day 7 Rotorua – Napier – Masterton / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 
  • Day 8 Masterton – Greytown – Wellington / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 
  • Day 9 Wellington – Picton – Blenheim / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 10 Blenheim – Kaikoura – Christchurch / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 11 Christchurch – Arthur’s Pass – Franz Josef / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 12 Franz Joseph – Queenstown / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 13 Queenstown (Free Day) / Meals: Breakfast, Specialty Dinner
  • Day 14 Queenstown – Te Anau / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 15 Te Anau – Milford Sound – Te Anau / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 16 Te Anau – Dunedin / Meals: Breakfast, Specialty Dinner
  • Day 17 Dunedin – Mt Cook – Twizel / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 18 Twizel – Christchurch / Meals: Breakfast, Specialty Dinner
  • Day 19 Depart Chirstchurch / Meals: Breakfast
For full itinerary information CLICK HERE
HOTELS
  • Auckland: Skycity Hotel Auckland
  • Bay of Islands: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
  • Rotorua: Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua
  • Masterton: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park Wairarapa
  • Wellington: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
  • Blenheim: Scenic Hotel Marlborough
  • Franz Josef Glacier: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
  • Queenstown: Mercure Resort
  • Te Anau: Distinction Luxmore Hotel
  • Dunedin: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
  • Twizel: Mackenzie Country Hotel
  • Christchurch: Distinction Christchurch Hotel / Sudima Christchurch Airport

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: Multiple departure dates in  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

Welcome to Auckland, transfer to your hotel and rest of day at leisure

On arrival into Auckland you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore.
MEALS: Dinner
2

Auckland to the spectacular Bay of Islands

Depart Auckland and travel to the Parry Kauri Park to see a magnificent example of a Kauri Tree. Enjoy a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum in Matakohe, then travel via Whangarei to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
3

Explore Bay of Islands

Today is a free day. Choose from the many optional activities available, including the Cape Reinga coach trip via Ninety Mile Beach or a spectacular scenic flight. This evening is also free and you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional).
MEALS: Breakfast
4

Bay of Islands cruise then to Auckland

This morning travel aboard a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins before returning to Paihia. Travel south via Whangarei to Auckland. This afternoon includes a visit to Sky Tower at your leisure, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
5

Auckland to Rotorua

Today enjoy a city sights tour of Auckland. Continue through the picturesque countryside to Hobbiton for buffet lunch. This is followed by a guided tour of the Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Your guide will recount details of how this beautiful piece of farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle Earth. MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
6

Rotorua

Today begins with a gondola ride and breakfast at Skyline Rotorua. There is also time for a 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 this afternoon 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. MEALS: Breakfast, Specialty Dinner
7

Rotorua to Taupo to Napier to Masterton

Depart Rotorua and travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Huka Falls and Lake Taupo. Continue to Napier known as “The Art Deco Capital”, where a city tour will showcase the most comprehensive collection of art deco buildings in the world. Enjoy some free time to explore the fascinating architecture before travelling through the Wairarapa, an emerging cool-climate wine region. MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
8

Masterton to Greytown to Wellington

Enjoy a leisurely start to the day before travelling to Greytown where you see the most complete example of original Victorian wooden architecture. Drive through the scenic Rimutaka Mountain Range into Wellington, then enjoy a city tour of the nation’s capital which will highlight the history and culture on show here. MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
9

Wellington to Picton to Blenheim

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. This afternoon board the Interislander Ferry, cross Cook Strait and travel through the Marlborough Sounds to Picton where you board your coach for the short journey to Blenheim. MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
10

Blenheim to Christchurch

Tour through Marlborough Country, famous for its food and wine then travel to the seaside village of Kaikoura. Continue onto the garden city of Christchurch for an introductory city sights tour. MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
11

Christchurch to Arthurs Pass by Tranz Alpine Train then onto Franz Josef Glacier

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 arriving to Franz Josef where time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers. MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
12

Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown

See the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel south 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 to dine at one of the many fine restaurants. MEALS: Breakfast
13

Free day in Queenstown

Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown at leisure. Your Tour Guide and Coach Captain are available to assist with the many sightseeing options available. 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
14

Queenstown to Te Anau

Enjoy a leisurely start this morning before travelling to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village where you visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland. Today you may like to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves (optional). MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
15

Te Anau to Milford Sound

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 return to Te Anau where some free time is available. This evening you may like to visit the Fiordland Cinema, specially constructed to screen the locally filmed movie Ata Whenua – Shadowland which will take you on an unforgettable journey. (optional). MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
16

Te Anau to Dunedin

Travel via Gore and Balclutha to Dunedin known as the “Edinburgh of the South” and enjoy an informative city tour. Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnarch Castle where you will hear of the tragic and scandalous history on a guided tour. Tonight a Scottish evening will be presented comprising of bagpipes, great food, special Haggis Ceremony and gift. MEALS: Breakfast, Specialty Dinner
17

Dunedin to Oamaru to Mt. Cook to Twizel

Farewell Dunedin and travel to Oamaru famous for its limestone. Follow the Waitaki River and see Lake Benmore as you continue to marvel at Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. The opportunity is available to enjoy a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the Southern Alps. Travel to Twizel for your overnight stay. MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
18

Twizel to Lake Tekapo to Christchurch

This morning you 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. A tour of the city and some free time to explore before a farewell dinner with your new found friends. MEALS: Breakfast, Specialty Dinner
19

Depart Christchurch back to Australia

After breakfast, your tour concludes this morning. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home in Australia!
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 natural scenery. This 19-day tour is very exhaustive and will enable you to see New Zealand’s main attractions and cities. Enjoy amazing inclusions such as 18 nights’ accommodation in 4-star hotels and exceptional meals included including 4 specialty dinners. Don’t miss amazing Bay of Islands and Rotorua!
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.