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New Zealand - Coach Touring

Explore New Zealand on one of our escorted tours, or if you are a group customize your own touring experience. Sit back and relax as you enjoy the sights and experience unique adventures. You will make new friends as you explore the country together on a fully escorted tour. You will have the benefit of a hassle-free journey as your tour director and driver, or driver-guide take care of all the details, allowing you to enjoy the travel experiences of New Zealand.

10 Day Contrasts of New Zealand

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights)

$3525

Be amazed by the contrasts of the North and South Island on a 10 day First Choice guided expedition. Explore Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua, Mt Cook, Franz Josef Glacier, Milford Sound and more!

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10 Day South Island Spectacular

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights)

$3400

Escape and enjoy New Zealand’s majestic South Island. Visit the rugged West Coast, enjoy two nights in picturesque Queenstown, cruise the Milford Sound, discover the Scottish town of Dunedin and marvel at the mighty Mt Cook.

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10 Day Ultimate South Island Escape

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights)

$4721

Escape and enjoy New Zealand’s majestic South Island. Visit the rugged West Coast, enjoy two nights in picturesque Queenstown, cruise the Milford Sound, discover the Scottish town of Dunedin and marvel at the mighty Mt Cook.

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11 Day Ultimate Christmas Tour

Duration: 11 Days (10 Nights)

If you’d prefer to travel in a small group, travel in style on board the Ultimate Coach, offering comfort unparalleled by any other vehicle. Escape and enjoy New Zealand’s majestic South Island over the festive season. Commencing in Christchurch enjoy a two night stay, marvel at the mighty Mt Cook, travel to Dunedin situated on the magnificent Otago coastline, cruise the Milford Sound and enjoy 2 nights in picturesque Queenstown where you will celebrate Christmas Day with a superb dinner with all the trimmings. Visit the rugged West Coast before boarding one of the great train journeys of the world, TranzAlpine.

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13 Day South Pacific Island Explorer: Fiji, Tonga and Samoa

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights)

$7045

On this three-nation South Pacific Islands cultural tour, you will spend time in some very different Pacific countries, each with its own unique culture, language, style of governance and landscape. These countries remain relatively little visited and offer a great opportunity to experience cultures minimally affected by outside influences, all within easy reach from North America.

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14 Day New Zealand Kiwi

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights)

$6285

Explore roads less travelled and experience all the scenic magic of touring New Zealand. Experience Maori culture and geothermal delights in world-famous Rotorua. At Lake Tarawera and on a farm in mid-Canterbury, you’ll enjoy private lunches with your Kiwi hosts. Visit Tongariro, Abel Tasman and Mount Cook National Park before exploring Milford Sound with a cruise and special scenic flight.

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14 Day New Zealand Panorama Tour

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights)

$4018

Experience the natural beauty and unique culture of both the North and South Islands by modern coach without breaking the budget. Enjoy an extensive list of attractions including the world famous TranzAlpine rail journey. Includes a two night stay in exhilarating Queenstown, the ‘coolest little capital’, Wellington and cultural Rotorua.

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15 Day Australia and New Zealand Panorama

Duration: 13 Days (12 Nights)

$4925

This fully escorted 13 days Australia & NZ Panorama visits the city sights of Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown, Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns plus the Barrier Reef with options to explore further.

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15 Day Downunder Highlights

Duration: 15 Days (14 Nights)

$9155

A two-week introduction to the highlights of Australia and New Zealand. From sophisticated Melbourne, tropical Cairns with the nearby Great Barrier Reef, multicultural Sydney and Auckland to the silence of Milford Sound and a hundred waterfalls, this tour packs a lot within an eventful fortnight. Colonial grandeur, an indigenous cultural performance, penguin watching tours and rainforest explorations – there will be new and varied experiences daily. You will visit Rotorua with its active geysers, Queenstown in the midst of New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park, and spend time in Christchurch, now reshaping itself into a renewed city.

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15 Day New Zealand Splendour

Duration: 15 Days (14 Nights)

$5625

See New Zealand’s splendor on a 15 Day North and South First Choice guided expedition. Be amazed by the Waitomo Caves, Wellington, Franz Josef Glacier, Mt Cook, Queenstown and more!

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16 Day Highlights of New Zealand Tour

Duration: 16 Days (15 Nights)

$4616

Explore all the iconic attractions of the North and South islands such as the breathtaking Milford Sound. Enjoy the stunning views on one of the world’s great scenic train journeys, the TranzAlpine. Enjoy 4 two night stays including the beautiful Bay of Islands where you will board a luxury catamaran to the famous Hole in the Rock.

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16 Day Ultimate Explorer

Duration: 16 Days (15 Nights)

$7314

Experience all the iconic attractions of the North and South Islands without breaking the budget. This popular tour includes an extensive list of attractions including the breathtaking Milford Sound cruise and the world famous TranzAlpine rail journey, and finishes with 2 nights in the spectacular Bay of Islands.

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17 Day Contrasts of Australia and New Zealand

Duration: 17 Days (16 Nights)

$6325

Join this professional guided tour showcasing the best that New Zealand and Australia has to offer.

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18 Day Best of New Zealand

Duration: 18 Days (17 Nights)

$6795

Discover the best of New Zealand on an 18 day First Choice Guided Holiday. Travel along the scenic Hibiscus Coast to the magical Bay of Islands where you can choose from one of the many Included Choice sightseeing experiences. See the historic Waitangi Treaty Reserve before dining at The Langham in Auckland. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Auckland then head south to the Waitomo Caves tracing New Zealand’s longest river, the Waikato. You’ll be amazed by the Glow Worm Grotto as you snake through the caves by boat with a local guide. Take an orientation tour of Rotorua upon arrival and finish your day with a Maori Hangi feast and concert. Experience Rotorua your way with a range of Included Choice sightseeing options before travelling to Huka Falls en route to Wellington. Cruise the Cook Strait to the South Island and enjoy a ‘You’re Invited’ barbecue lunch on Morelea Sheep Farm. Continue south to Queenstown visiting Dunedin and the shores of Te Anau. Cruise on the majestic Milford Sound passing Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls. Choose from a range of Included Choice experiences in action packed Queenstown before heading to incredible Franz Josef Glacier. Watch a jade jewellery demonstration before continuing to view the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. You’ll then traverse the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train finishing up in Christchurch.

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19 Day Grand New Zealand Tour

Duration: 19 Days (18 Nights)

$5538

Relax and enjoy the stunning landscapes and the intriguing history of New Zealand at a leisurely pace. As well as discovering all the major attractions, including the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, also explore the lesser known regions such as Napier, a town famous for its beautifully preserved art deco architecture and the Wairarapa, a fine wine region with an off-the-beaten-track charm.

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19 Day New Zealand Rail, Cruise & Coach Holiday

Duration: 19 Days (18 Nights)

$6317

Designed for the rail enthusiasts to enjoy the best of New Zealand. Experience the romance of four spectacular rail journeys, the majesty of an exclusive overnight cruise in the Milford Sound and the luxury of coach travel. This fully escorted holiday of New Zealand will showcase scenery by rail, sea and road.

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19 Day New Zealand Showcase

Duration: 19 Days (18 Nights)

$5775

Relax and enjoy the stunning landscapes and the intriguing history of New Zealand at a leisurely pace. As well as discovering all the major attractions, including the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, also explore the lesser known regions such as Napier, a town famous for its beautifully preserved art deco architecture and the Wairarapa, a fine wine region with an off-the-beaten-track charm.

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19 Day Ultimate Discovery

Duration: 19 Days (18 Nights)

$8407

Relax and enjoy the stunning landscapes of New Zealand all at a leisurely pace. Visit all the -must see’ attractions through the North and South Islands as well as some of the lesser known regions such as the art deco city of Napier and the food and wine regions of the Wairarapa and Blenheim.

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19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise, & Coach Experience

Duration: 19 Days (18 Nights)

$9167

The ultimate small group tour combining four spectacular rail journeys and five scenic cruises including the Doubtful Sound overnight cruise. Travel on our ultimate small group touch coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full size vehicle with 2 door access and panoramic windows.

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24 Day Highlights of Australia & New Zealand

Duration: 22 Days (21 Nights)

$8450

Only our best Tour Directors are selected to escort this premium tour of Australia and New Zealand. Stay in first class accommodations whilst enjoying amazing highlight meals as you travel in luxury touring vehicles experiencing all the must do and see activities that Australia and New Zealand have to offer.

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8 Day Northern Discovery

Duration: 8 Days (7 Nights)

$2875

Discover the majesty of New Zealand’s North Island on an 8 day First Choice guided expedition. Take in the beauty of the Bay of Islands, Auckland, Rotorua, Taupo, Mt Ruapehu, Wellington and more!

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8 Day Taste of the North Island

Duration: 8 Days (7 Nights)

$2450

Designed for the time conscience traveler but still providing an extensive tour at a relaxed pace. Enjoy the wonders of the North Island including Wellington, cultural Rotorua, the beautiful Bay of Islands and Auckland.

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9 Day Northern Spectacular

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights)

$2973

Beginning in Auckland the ‘City of sails’, travel North to the stunning Bay of Islands where you will enjoy a two night stay, board a catamaran to Cape Brett to the famous Hole in the Rock then experience the real Middle Earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, soak up the culture of Rotorua and art deco history in Napier finishing in the ‘Coolest little Capital’ – Wellington.

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9 Day Southern Icons

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights)

$2925

Experience the icons of the South Island on a 9 day Best Buys Guided Holiday. Board the famous TranzAlpine Train traversing the scenic Canterbury Plains. View a jade jewellery demonstration in Hokitika before following the rugged coastline to Franz Josef. Explore Franz Josef Glacier with a local guide. Travel over the Haast Pass to Lake Wanaka and continue onto magical Milford Sound for a breathtaking cruise. Discover Queenstown your way with free time. Take in the alpine scenery of Mt. Cook then stop at Lake Tekapo and view the Church of the Good Shepherd before continuing onto Christchurch where your holiday concludes.

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9 Day Taste of the South Island

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights)

$2897

Showcases New Zealand’s New Zealand’s breathtaking South Island scenery as you relax on board the comfort of a modern coach. Enjoy 9 days touring with a number of iconic attractions including a magnificent cruise on Milford Sound and a tour of Larnach Castle.

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9 Day Ultimate Northern Escape

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights)

$4274

Relax and enjoy the stunning landscapes of New Zealand all at a leisurely pace. Visit all the -must see’ attractions through the North Islands as well as some of the lesser known regions such as the art deco city of Napier and the food and wine region of Blenheim.

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Abel Tasman

Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand's smallest national park - but it's perfectly formed for relaxation and adventure. A coastal paradise that you can walk through or explore by cruise boat, sailing catamaran, water taxi or sea kayak, visitors love the way the Abel Tasman National Park mixes physical exertion with beach life. Bursts of hiking or paddling are punctuated by sun bathing, swimming and sedate snorkeling.

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Auckland

Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and main transport hub. Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanting holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping.

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Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands is a subtropical micro-region known for its stunning beauty & history. For those that love beaches and water activities, it's paradise. A three hour drive or 35 minute flight north of Auckland, the Bay of Islands encompasses 144 islands between Cape Brett and the Purerua Peninsula and includes the boutique towns of Opua, Paihia, Russell and Kerikeri.

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Christchurch & Canterbury

Christchurch, New Zealand is interwoven by two rivers linking parks, gardens and avenues. Bordered by the Port Hills and the Pacific Ocean, it is situated on the Canterbury Plains with the Southern Alps as a majestic backdrop. Funky Christchurch city and the vast Canterbury region have plenty to keep you busy, whether you're a shopaholic, wild adventurer or history buff.

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Coromandel

The Coromandel, with its pristine beaches, native forests and laid-back vibe, is one of New Zealand’s most popular and best-loved holiday destinations. A binocular’s view across the gulf from Auckland, the Coromandel is everything that a big city isn’t. Cloaked in native rainforest with dazzling white sand beaches, it is rustic, unspoiled and relaxed.

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Dunedin

Known as the Edinburgh of New Zealand, Dunedin is the country's city of the south, wearing its Scottish heritage with pride. Surrounded by dramatic hills and at the foot of a long, picturesque harbour, Dunedin is one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere. The accommodation is good and plentiful; the nightlife buzzes with funky bars and delicious restaurants and the natural attractions are unique and fascinating.

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Hawkes Bay

Hawke’s Bay is one of New Zealand’s warmest, driest regions and this has made it one of the country’s leading producers of wine; notably red wines – cabernet sauvignon, merlot and syrah – but also with some quite stunning whites. The region is the first stop on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail, and it's a popular place for bicycle wine tours.

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Marlborough

Located at the top of the South Island, Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine growing region and the home of world-renowned sauvignon blanc. Marlborough enjoys high sunshine hours and a temperate climate so that visitors can experience all of Marlborough’s diversity through the season. No matter what time of year, there is always something going on in Marlborough, New Zealand.

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Nelson

Nelson is a lifestyle; that’s the best way to describe it. Situated at the top north-west of the South Island, it is the sunniest region in New Zealand. Perhaps it’s the sun, perhaps it’s the location, but Nelson, New Zealand, has long been a magnet for creative people. There are more than 350 working artists and craftspeople living in Nelson, traditional, contemporary and Maori. Visit their studios and find a unique piece to take home with you.

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Queenstown

Captivated by the majestic beauty of the surrounding mountains and rivers, it’s rumored that gold prospectors gave this now cosmopolitan town its name. Queenstown sits on the shore of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu among dramatic alpine ranges. World famous for its iconic scenery, friendly people, golf courses, wineries and smorgasbord of outdoor activities, you'll never be short of things to do in Queenstown.

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Rotorua

Sitting within the Pacific Rim of Fire, Rotorua is a geothermal wonderland with bubbling mud pools, clouds of steam, and natural hot springs perfect for bathing and relaxing in. After marvelling at the distinctive landscapes and volcanic activity within a geothermal park, enjoy a simple soak in a natural hot stream or indulge in a wellness getaway at a luxurious spa.

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Stewart Island

Stewart Island is New Zealand's third largest island, situated 30 kilometers south of the South Island, across the Foveaux Straight. In the Māori language, it’s known as Rakiura which means ‘the land of glowing skies’. The Aurora Australis which often appears in these southern skies will show inkling why.

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Taupo

Taupo was created nearly two thousand years ago by a volcanic eruption so big it darkened the skies in Europe and China. Visit the Craters of the Moon and you'll see evidence of the lake's fiery birth in the geysers, steaming craters and boiling mud pools. At some of Lake Taupo's beaches, swimmers and paddlers can enjoy warm, geothermal water currents.

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wellington

Nestled between a sparkling harbor and rolling green hills, New Zealand's capital city is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty. Wellington buzzes with delicatessens, cafes and restaurants – it’s a city that enjoys gourmet food and fine wine. Known as the culinary capital of New Zealand, Wellington is famous for its tucked-away bars, quirky cafes, award-winning restaurants and great coffee.

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West Coast

The West Coast, or ‘the Coast’ as locals call it, is a wild place of rivers and rainforests, glaciers and geological treasures. Never more than 50 kilometres wide, the whole stretch down the West Coast of the South Island - of which Greymouth is the largest town - is home to only 31,000 people. It’s good if you’ve got your own transport because this is a long region and there’s a lot to see. In fact, the Great Coast Road stretching from Westport to Greymouth was recently voted one of the top 10 coastal drives in the world by Lonely Planet.

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Sit back and relax as you enjoy the sights and experience new adventures, while making new friends exploring the country together on a fully escorted tour.

Our guides and driver guides

When travelling with our guides you be will travelling with your very own talking encyclopedia. Our team are there to bring New Zealand to life for you. With years of invaluable experience and a passion for the world Downunder they will not only ensure you are logistically guided through your tour with ease, they will also inspire you with their knowledge and always go the extra mile to enhance your holiday.

Itinerary planning

Our product development team have been working together on planning itineraries in New Zealand for close to 20 years. We are very passionate and proud of New Zealand as a travel destination. We have personally experienced the destinations and work consistently on ensuring each itinerary allows you to get the best possible experience with the time we have in each region. We are constantly researching new itineraries and ideas to surprise, inspire and grow with our travellers.

Accommodation

We select our accommodation based on the location ensuring that you are within the heart of the destination. The grade of the accommodation is 3 ½ star to 4 star, this can vary slightly depending on the area. When we go into remote or smaller towns we book the best possible accommodation available. A full list of the accommodation on each tour is available on request.

Small group touring

Becoming increasingly popular is small group touring. On some of our itineraries we work with smaller numbers and driver guides. This allows the group to have a more intimate experience and minimizes the time at sightseeing stops, allowing the group to see more or arrive at their destination earlier.

Our partners in Escorted Touring:

No matter what your requirements are, we have an escorted tour with its own scheduled departure to suit you, based on the type of traveller you are.

 

With a stunning location lingering around every corner, there is no better way to see New Zealand’s magnificent scenery than from the comfort of a Grand Pacific Tours Coach. As a New Zealand Coach Holiday Specialist, you are spoilt for choice; Grand Pacific Tours offer over 190 guaranteed departures per season on their Affordable Coach Holidays, Ultimate Small Group Touring and Special Interest Tours.

Explore New Zealand with the company that goes beyond the guidebook. Their experienced crew and local guides will, literally, go the extra mile to bring your tour to life and take you where guide book can. They are as passionate as they are experienced, and they will give you the kind of insider knowledge and entertaining insights that no amount of books can.

Explore New Zealand with an affordable holiday of exceptional quality. APT offers unforgettable luxury journeys to the most remarkable destinations. With over 85 years experience, ATP is proud to be a multi awarded touring company.

 

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