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Solo Highlights of NZ

From $7,154.00 to $7,694.00

Designed for those who travel solo, but want the convenience and value of group travel. Explore all the iconic attractions of New Zealand such as Milford Sound and the TranzAlpine Rail Journey. A tour guide will accompany the group to ensure the ice is broken from day one.

Highlights:
Flights included and departing from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast. Other airports at additional cost
Accompanied by a professional coach and experienced tour guide.
Solo traveller tour means guaranteed single room
Lots of sightseeing and paid attractions included.

Please contact us on 1300 404 606 for all departure times and dates.


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ITINERARY
DAY 1: Arrive 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 for a pre dinner drink followed by a welcome dinner.
Hotel Quality Hotel Elms
Meals: Dinner

DAY 2: 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.
Hotel: Heritage Gateway Hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 3: 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.
Hotel: Mercure Leisure Lodge
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 4: 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. Tonight you may like to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves (optional).
Hotel: Distinction Luxmore Hotel (Superior Room) 
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
 
DAY 5: 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.
Hotel: Mercure Queenstown Resort (2 nights)
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
  
DAY 6: Queenstown (Free Day)
Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown at leisure. Your Coach Captain and 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 and Dinner

DAY 7: Queenstown - Arrowtown - Franz Josef
Travel to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village 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 Fox Glacier. Continue to Franz Josef where time is available (weather permitting) to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers.
Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Graham Wing)
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  

DAY 8: Franz Josef - 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.
Hotel: Quality Hotel Elms
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
 
DAY 9: 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 board the Interislander Ferry for your journey through the Marlborough Sounds and across Cook Strait to Wellington.
Hotel: Ibis Wellington (2 nights)
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner 

DAY 10: Wellington
A highlight this morning will be time to explore Gallipoli: A Scale of War exhibition at Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum. This amazing story is told through a collection of images, letters and videos taken from New Zealanders who were there. This is followed by an extensive city tour which explains the history and culture on show in New Zealand’s capital, Wellington. 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. 
Meals: Breakfast 

DAY 11: 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.
Hotel: Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (2 nights)
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 12: 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 and Dinner
   
DAY 13: Rotorua - Auckland - Bay of Islands
This morning depart Rotorua and travel north via Auckland to the Parry Kauri Park to see a magnificent example of a Kauri Tree. 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 Maori tribes and the British.
Hotel: Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge (2 nights) 
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
          
DAY 14: Bay of Islands
Today cruise through the beautiful Bay of Islands on board a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins before returning via Russell to Paihia for a free afternoon where a range of optional activities are available. This evening is also free and you may choose to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional).
Meals: Breakfast    

DAY 15: Bay of Islands - Auckland
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 you will be treated to a farewell dinner with your new found friends.
Hotel: Copthorne Hotel Auckland City
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 16: Depart Auckland
Time to say goodbye. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.
Meals: Breakfast 


INCLUDES
Return airfares from your choices of departing from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast. Canberra, Cairns, Adelaide, Hobart, Launceston and Perth at additional cost
modern coach travel
Professional Coach Captain
Tour Guide
Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival
Return airport transfers in New Zealand
15 nights 3-3.5 star hotel accommodation
4 two nights stay
Hotel porterage
4 cruises
All sightseeing and pre paid attractions
GST (New Zealand Goods and Services Tax)
Comprehensive documentation pack
15 cooked breakfasts including 1 speciality 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 delicious Devonshire Tea: Lanarch Castle
Pre Paid Attractions
Welcome Drink
Haggis Ceremony & Gift
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
Paradise Valley Springs*
Thermal mud pools & geysers*
Traditional Maori Hangi & Concert
Dolphin / Hole in the Rock Cruise
Kauri Museum*
City sights tour of Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington & Auckland
*Guided tour is included with 1 guide per 24 travellers
*Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm


EXCLUDES  
Travel Insurance
Visas
Meals unless specified
Beverages unless specified
Items of a personal nature
Optional activities