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GRAND PACIFIC TOURS

ULTIMATE

NEW ZEALAND SMALL GROUP TOURING

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KIA ORA

WELCOME TO NEW ZEALAND

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“Without doubt the best ‘First Class’ coach we have been in. The amount of space, every seat a window seat, drinking water, Wi-Fi and USB connection. We will be singing the praises of Grand Pacific Tours to our family and friends. Thanks for many ‘Firsts’ for my husband and I.” G. P. - Past traveller

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5 STAR TREATMENT VIP EXTRAS Ultimate Small Group Touring itineraries are specifically tailored to provide the highest level of comfort, service and quality without compromise. Travel in style and enjoy several unique extras.

A deluxe travel set including travel bag and ticket wallet

SMALL GROUP TRAVEL 4.5 STAR ACCOMMODATION UNPARALLELED COMFORT

Business Class on wheels Maximum 20 travellers

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here comes a time in our lives when we begin to prefer quality over quantity and crave more comfort and style on our holidays. Enjoy luxurious accommodation, fabulous cuisine and impeccable service on a small group tour to remember. Be dazzled by the state-of-the-art design, purpose-built Ultimate Coach featuring 20 luxury leather seats, panoramic viewing, extensive onboard features and a level of comfort unparalleled by any other vehicle.

As far as coaches are concerned, the Ultimate Coach is in a league of its own. Be treated like a VIP and enjoy a range of exclusive extras.

Complimentary pre-dinner drink at the welcome dinner

Boxed mints and souvenir water bottle

Intimate farewell dinner including selected beverages

Souvenir Group Photo

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ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING

The Ultimate Coach Extensive onboard features

20 luxury leather fully reclining seats with adjustable headrest and calf support

Panoramic viewing, air conditioning, seat belts and onboard restroom

Wood grain timber tray table with built-in cup holder

Seat side personal storage providing easy access to your travel bag

Personal audio control unit with multiple music channels and a complimentary set of headphones

Stylish centre galley area equipped with refrigerated drinking fountain and fridge units

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Fall in love with this beautiful destination as you explore iconic attractions and

UNIQUE DINING EXPERIENCES Enjoy a variety of group meals as well as free evenings to dine at leisure. Specialty dining nights include a gourmet barbecue at Walter Peak Homestead in Queenstown, a colourful Mãori Hãngi and concert in Rotorua and an intimate farewell dinner including selected beverages.

unique hidden gems at the

RELAXATION AND COMFORT

perfect pace.

Experience a selection of boutique hotels in unique locations, or larger hotels with spirited ambience that suits the location. Enjoy a premium level of comfort, extensive guest facilities and thoughtful touches that create a lasting experience.

Enjoy a widerange of wonderful inclusions and optional extras, all carefully put together with our guests in mind.

Complimentary daily onboard Wi-Fi allowance and USB device charging port

Access to daily newspapers and range of glossy magazines

BESPOKE ATTRACTIONS The choice of iconic inclusions is endless and covers a range of experiences on both islands. From the Hole in the Rock cruise in the Bay of Islands and the Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tour in the North, to the world-renowned TranzAlpine rail journey and the Milford Sound Nature Cruise in the South.

ULTIMATE COACH CAPTAIN The Ultimate Coach Captains, carefully selected for their professionalism and attention to detail, are the best in the business. They are there from start to finish, will attend to your needs and ensure a personal touring experience.

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The ultimate experience combining rail, coach and Doubtful Sound overnight cruise

TOUR CODE: UGPRC19

19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise and Coach Experience TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise THE FIORDLAND NAVIGATOR Doubtful Sound is unspoiled, unmatched and unforgettable. You will create some lifelong memories as the Fiordland Navigator takes you through the ultimate Doubtful Sound experience. As you cruise through some of NZ’s most stunning scenery, knowledgeable nature guides will provide commentary. There are opportunities to explore the shoreline by kayak or tender boat – or to simply relax on board. As evening falls, you will enjoy a delicious buffet dinner prepared by the onboard chef and served in the dining saloon. Mingle with fellow travellers, savour some of the fine wines and if the skies are clear, enjoy some stargazing. The next day explore other parts of the fiord.

2020 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES Sep 5, 21 Oct 5, 10, 28 Nov 14, 20, 28 Dec 18 ($100 per person surcharge applies) 2021 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES Jan 6, 11, 28 Feb 10, 17, 26 Mar 8, 15, 28 Apr 2, 15 May 3 SEASONAL OFFER Save $300 pp on highlighted departure dates. ALL INCLUSIVE TOUR PRICE Tour includes airfares, taxes, transfers in NZ, Ultimate 20 seat coach travel, 4.5 star accommodation, most meals, sightseeing and attractions. TOUR PRICE INCLUDING AIRFARES Prices per person, twin share

Taxes**

TOTAL

SYDNEY

$10,149 + $195 = $10,344 MELBOURNE $10,149 + $195 = $10,344 BRISBANE $10,149 + $195 = $10,344 GOLD COAST $10,149 + $195 = $10,344 CANBERRA $10,379 + $245 = $10,624 CAIRNS $10,429 + $245 = $10,674 ADELAIDE $10,449 + $195 = $10,644 HOBART $10,449 + $180 = $10,629 LAUNCESTON $10,449 + $180 = $10,629 PERTH $10,699 + $170 = $10,869 LAND ONLY SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

$9849 $3050

PRE / POST STAYS Twin share Single AUCKLAND $160 $320 CHRISTCHURCH $205 $410 Extra night rates are per person and based on room only. Subject to availability. Prices are in Australian Dollars. **Airline taxes are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed by your travel agent at time of booking.

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NO HIDDEN EXTRAS PREPAID ATTRACTIONS • Kauri Museum • Waitangi Treaty Grounds* • Hole in the Rock Cruise including Island Stopover • Glenbrook Vintage Railway • Rainbow Springs Nature Park* • National Kiwi Hatchery Tour* • Skyline Rotorua Gondola and Luge Ride • Agrodome • Thermal mud pools and geysers* • Te Puia traditional Mãori Hãngi and Concert • Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry • Coastal Pacific Rail Journey • International Antarctic Centre • Christchurch Tram • TranzAlpine Rail Journey • Lakes District Museum • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw • HIGHLIGHT Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise • Taieri Gorge Limited Rail Journey • Larnach Castle* • Pleasant Point Rail Experience • City sights tour of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin *Guided tour.

ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING Return airfares from your homeport • Personalised Meet and Greet on arrival • Return airport transfers in New Zealand • Ultimate Small Group Tour Coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full-size vehicle, 2 door access and panoramic windows • Professional Coach Captain • 17 nights 4.5 star accommodation • Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise • 6 two night stays • Hotel porterage • 5 rail journeys • 4 cruises • All sightseeing and prepaid attractions • Comprehensive documentation pack • Souvenir group photo •

MEALS 18 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua • 14 sumptuous dinners including 3 specialty dinners: Mãori Hãngi and Concert, Rotorua; Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown; Farewell Dinner, selected beverages, Christchurch • 2 lunches • 2 delicious morning teas including an Ultimate High Tea: Larnach Castle •

Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.


+ 5 breathtaking rail journeys

GLENBROOK VINTAGE RAILWAY Experience the thrill of travelling by steam train as you meander through beautiful rural countryside on a vintage train hauled by one of the lovingly restored steam locomotives. On return to the Glenbrook Station, morning tea will be served.

COASTAL PACIFIC Begin your journey from the coastal port of Picton, travel through the picturesque Marlborough Wine Region and the East Coast providing vistas of the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountains. You may see amazing wildlife including dolphins, seals and penguins.

THE TAIERI GORGE LIMITED The Taieri Gorge scenic journey will travel through some of New Zealand’s most spectacular and iconic scenery. The train will make its way through ten tunnels and over countless bridges and viaducts.

THE TRANZALPINE One of the great train journeys of the world. Depart Christchurch and travel through the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, view alpine scenery, river valleys and spectacular gorges as you ascend to Arthur’s Pass located in the centre of the Southern Alps.

PLEASANT POINT RAIL EXPERIENCE Nestled in the small town of Pleasant Point is a museum and railway housing two steam engines, one of the world’s only Model T Ford railcars and a 137-yearold station. A small army of volunteers work hard to preserve New Zealand's railway history.

ITINERARY (B) Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner. (SD) Specialty Dinner.

DAY 1: Arrive Auckland (D) On arrival into Auckland you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel. This evening, meet your travelling companions over a complimentary pre-dinner drink. Hotel Crowne Plaza Auckland DAY 2: Auckland - Bay of Islands (B,D) Board the luxurious Ultimate Coach and enjoy a city tour of Auckland, dubbed the ‘City of Sails’, before travelling to Matakohe to enjoy a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum. Travel via Whangarei to Paihia, situated in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Mãori tribes and the British. Hotel Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (2 nights) DAY 3: Bay of Islands (Free Day) (B) 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, you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional).

DAY 4: Bay of Islands - Auckland (B,D) This morning you will explore the scenic beauty of the Bay of Islands aboard a luxury catamaran. Spend some time at Otehei Bay on Urapukapuka Island before you cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. On return to Paihia, travel south, call into the Parry Kauri Park to see a magnificent example of a Kauri Tree before arriving in Auckland. Hotel Crowne Plaza Auckland DAY 5: Auckland - Rotorua (B,D) This morning travel to Glenbrook Vintage Railway for a nostalgic 15-kilometre trip back in time on a beautifully restored vintage steam train. Visit the restoration workshop and on return to Glenbrook Station, morning tea will be served. Travel through magnificent countryside of green pastures famous for dairying. Continue to the Rainbow Springs Nature Park, home to the world’s largest kiwi hatchery for a unique behind-the-scenes tour where over 1800 kiwi chicks have been hatched to date. Hotel Regent of Rotorua (2 nights)

DAY 6: Rotorua (B,SD) Today begins with a gondola ride at the Skyline Rotorua where a buffet breakfast and spectacular views are on offer. There is also time for a thrilling luge ride! Next stop is 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 Mãori Hãngi and Concert. DAY 7: Rotorua - Wellington (B,D) Travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to the spectacular Huka Falls. Continue to Lake Taupo for some free time to enjoy this scenic lakeside town. Travel via the Tongariro National Park and then continue south to the capital city of New Zealand, Wellington. Hotel InterContinental Wellington (Deluxe Room. 2 nights)

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Enjoy a traditional Mãori Hãngi and Concert.

DAY 8: Wellington (B) A highlight this morning will be time to explore Gallipoli: A Scale of War exhibition at Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum. Cutting edge technology brings these stories to life through the eyes of New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. 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 at leisure. DAY 9: Wellington - Kaikoura - Christchurch (B,D) This morning board the Interislander Ferry, cross the Cook Strait and enjoy the scenery as you travel through the Marlborough Sounds to Picton. Join the Coastal Pacific, a truly spectacular rail journey that follows a thin wedge of land between the Pacific Ocean and the Kaikoura Ranges. Meet your Ultimate Coach in the fishing village of Kaikoura for the journey to the garden city of Christchurch. Hotel The George or similar (2 nights) DAY 10: Christchurch (B) Today visit the International Antarctic Centre designed to provide an informative account of life in Antarctica. This is followed by an introductory city tour of Christchurch. This afternoon includes a journey on board the Christchurch Tram at your leisure. This evening is also free to enjoy one of the many eateries near your hotel. 12

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DAY 11: Christchurch - Arthur’s Pass - Fox Glacier (B,D) 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 Ultimate Coach and travel to Hokitika, famous for its Greenstone before continuing via Franz Josef to the township of Fox Glacier where time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers. Hotel Distinction Fox Glacier DAY 12: Fox Glacier - Queenstown (B) See the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel south along the West Coast. Continue via the Haast Pass, an area of stunning beauty before arriving into Arrowtown to visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue to picturesque Queenstown, a year-round resort situated on the shores of magical Lake Wakatipu. This evening is free and you may choose to dine out at one of the many fine restaurants. Hotel Heritage Queenstown or similar (2 nights)

DAY 13: Queenstown (Free Day) (B,SD) Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown with many optional activities available. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious gourmet barbecue dinner featuring a menu of seasonal, fresh and locally sourced food 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 14: Queenstown - Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise (B,L,D) Today travel via Te Anau to Manapouri. Enjoy a picnic lunch as you cruise across this glacial lake. A short ride over the Wilmot Pass brings you to the boarding point to join the Fiordland Navigator for an amazing overnight experience. As you cruise through the pristine beauty of Doubtful Sound, naturalist guides will provide commentary and point out the resident wildlife. When evening falls enjoy a delicious carvery buffet prepared by the onboard chef. Overnight Fiordland Navigator


Festive Season Departure December 18 Witness the spectacular scenery of New Zealand during the Festive Season. On Christmas Day in Wellington enjoy a sumptuous dinner with all the trimmings. Celebrate an unforgettable New Year’s Eve on your overnight cruise through the pristine beauty of Doubtful Sound. See in the New Year with new friends creating lifelong memories. A highlight will be the overnight cruise of Doubtful Sound.

DAY 15: Doubtful Sound - Te Anau (B,D) Start the day with a hearty breakfast before heading back to Deep Cove for the trip to Manapouri. Return to the wharf and meet your Ultimate Coach for the journey to Te Anau where you will enjoy an afternoon at leisure. You may like to visit the Te Anau Glowworm Caves (optional). Hotel Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas DAY 16: Te Anau - Dunedin (B,D) Travel via Gore and Balclutha to Dunedin. At Dunedin’s historic Edwardian Railway Station, board The Taieri Gorge Limited for a journey through spectacular scenery only accessible by rail. On arrival at Pukerangi, meet your Ultimate Coach for the journey back to Dunedin. Hotel Distinction Dunedin Hotel (2 nights)

DAY 17: Dunedin (B,D) Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle. On a guided tour you will hear the tragic and scandalous stories followed by time to wander around this Garden of International Significance and an Ultimate High Tea served in the Grand Ballroom. Return to Dunedin for a city tour followed by some free time. Optional activities available include a tour of the Speight’s Brewery, which produces New Zealand’s most popular beer, see wildlife in their natural habitat or take a tour of Olveston Historic Home, containing many treasures of a bygone era.

DAY 18: Dunedin - Christchurch (B,L,SD)

UNFORGETTABLE SKIPPERS CANYON Take an excursion into Queenstown’s backcountry to historic Skippers Canyon. Your guide will recount the history of the goldmining era as well as show you dramatic landscapes only accessible by 4WD.

TE ANAU GLOWWORM CAVES Venture into the underground caves for a tour of the mysterious world of waterfalls and incredible rock formations before drifting into silent darkness beneath glittering glowworms.

This morning travel to the city of Oamaru, famous for its limestone. Continue north to Pleasant Point Museum and Railway for a short rail experience followed by lunch and time to explore the preserved heritage of the South Canterbury railway. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with selected beverages and your new friends. Hotel The George or similar DAY 19: Depart Christchurch (B) Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

FREE DAY OPTIONZ VOLCANIC AIR In Rotorua, there is an opportunity to enjoy the thrill of flight in either a floatplane or helicopter over the stunning lakes district to view the vibrant geothermal reserves and Mt Tarawera.

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Discover the best of New Zealand’s iconic regions and attractions in a small group

TOUR CODE: UGPDY19

19 Day Ultimate Discovery NO HIDDEN EXTRAS

2020 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES Sep 11, 26 Oct 26 Nov 16, 26 2021 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES Jan 14 Feb 4 Mar 1, 31 Apr 17, 22 May 7 SEASONAL OFFER Save $300 pp on highlighted departure dates. ALL INCLUSIVE TOUR PRICE Tour includes airfares, taxes, transfers in NZ, Ultimate 20 seat coach travel, 4.5 star accommodation, most meals, sightseeing and attractions. TOUR PRICE INCLUDING AIRFARES Prices per person, twin share

SYDNEY

$9319 $9319 BRISBANE $9319 GOLD COAST $9319 CANBERRA $9549 CAIRNS $9599 ADELAIDE $9619 HOBART $9619 LAUNCESTON $9619 PERTH $9869 MELBOURNE

Taxes**

TOTAL

+ $195 = $9514 + $195 = $9514 + $195 = $9514 + $195 = $9514 + $245 = $9794 + $245 = $9844 + $195 = $9814 + $180 = $9799 + $180 = $9799 + $170 = $10,039

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$9019 $2790

PRE / POST STAYS Twin share Single AUCKLAND $160 $320 CHRISTCHURCH $205 $410 Extra night rates are per person and based on room only. Subject to availability. Prices are in Australian Dollars. **Airline taxes are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed by your travel agent at time of booking.

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PREPAID ATTRACTIONS • Kauri Museum • Waitangi Treaty Grounds* • Hole in the Rock Cruise including Island Stopover • Sky Tower • Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tour and Lunch • Skyline Rotorua Gondola and Luge Ride • Agrodome • Thermal mud pools and geysers* • Te Puia traditional Mãori Hãngi and Concert • Hawke’s Bay Express Napier • Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry • Cloudy Bay Estate Wine Tasting • TranzAlpine Rail Journey • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw • Lakes District Museum • Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Lunch • Larnach Castle* • City sights tour of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin *Guided tour.

ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING Return airfares from your homeport • Personalised Meet and Greet on arrival • Return airport transfers in New Zealand • Ultimate Small Group Tour Coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full-size vehicle, 2 door access and panoramic windows • Professional Coach Captain • 18 nights 4.5 star accommodation • 4 two night stays • Hotel porterage • 1 rail journey • 4 cruises • All sightseeing and prepaid attractions • Comprehensive documentation pack • Souvenir group photo •

MEALS 18 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua • 15 sumptuous dinners including 3 specialty dinners: Mãori Hãngi and Concert, Rotorua; Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown; Farewell Dinner, selected beverages, Christchurch • 2 lunches including a Shire’s buffet lunch: Hobbiton • 1 Ultimate High Tea: Larnach Castle •

Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.

ITINERARY (B) Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner. (SD) Specialty Dinner.

DAY 1: Arrive Auckland (D) On arrival into Auckland you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel. This evening, meet your travelling companions over a complimentary pre-dinner drink. Hotel Crowne Plaza Auckland DAY 2: Auckland - Bay of Islands (B,D) Board the luxurious Ultimate Coach, 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 Mãori tribes and the British. Hotel Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (2 nights) DAY 3: Bay of Islands (Free Day) (B) 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 at leisure, you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional).

DAY 4: Bay of Islands - Auckland (B,D) This morning you will explore the scenic beauty of the Bay of Islands aboard a luxury catamaran. Spend some time at Otehei Bay on Urapukapuka Island before you cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. On return to Paihia travel south via Whangarei to Auckland. Hotel Crowne Plaza Auckland DAY 5: Auckland - Rotorua (B,L,D) This morning enjoy a city sights tour including a visit to Sky Tower, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions. Continue through the picturesque countryside to Hobbiton for a 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. Hotel Regent of Rotorua or similar (2 nights) DAY 6: Rotorua (B,SD) Today begins with a gondola ride at the Skyline Rotorua for breakfast, spectacular views and time for a thrilling luge ride! Next stop is 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 Mãori Hãngi and Concert.


Experience the magic of Hobbiton on a guided tour of the Movie Set.

DAY 7: Rotorua - Napier (B,D) 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 the most comprehensive collection of art deco buildings in the world can be found. Board the Hawke’s Bay Express and hear informative commentary on the city’s fascinating history. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to explore the city, you might choose to do a guided walk (optional). Hotel Scenic Hotel Te Pania DAY 8: Napier - Wellington (B,D) Travel south this morning into Wellington for a city tour of the nation’s capital which will highlight the history and culture on show here. At Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum, there is time to explore Gallipoli: A Scale of War exhibition. Cutting edge technology brings these stories to life through the eyes of New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Hotel InterContinental Wellington (Deluxe Room) DAY 9: Wellington - Picton - Blenheim (B,D) This morning board the Interislander Ferry and enjoy the scenery as you travel through the Marlborough Sounds to Picton. Board your Ultimate Coach for the short journey to Blenheim. This afternoon you will be treated to a unique wine and cheese tasting experience, set amongst the wine barrels at Cloudy Bay Estate, one of the original wine makers in the Marlborough region. Hotel Marlborough Vintners Hotel DAY 10: Blenheim - Kaikoura - Christchurch (B) Tour through Marlborough Country, famous for its food and wine. At the seaside village of Kaikoura, where the mountains meet the sea, Sperm Whales and other marine mammals are often seen. Continue onto the garden city of Christchurch. Hotel The George or similar

DAY 11: Christchurch - Arthur’s Pass - Fox Glacier (B,D) 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 Ultimate Coach and travel to Hokitika, famous for its Greenstone before continuing via Franz Josef to the township of Fox Glacier where time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers. Hotel Distinction Fox Glacier or similar DAY 12: Fox Glacier - Queenstown (B) See the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel south along the West Coast. Continue 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 at leisure, you may choose to dine out at one of the many fine restaurants. Hotel Heritage Queenstown (2 nights) DAY 13: Queenstown (Free Day) (B,SD) Today is a free day and there are plenty of optional activities available. You may wish to enjoy the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour of scenic 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 delicious gourmet barbecue dinner featuring a menu of seasonal, fresh and locally sourced food 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 14: Queenstown - Te Anau (B,D) 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 Glowworm Caves (optional). Hotel Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas (2 nights)

DAY 15: Te Anau - Milford Sound - Te Anau (B,L,D) 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 onboard. This afternoon return to Te Anau where some free time is available. You might like to cap off your Fiordland experience by watching the breathtaking film, Ata Whenua - Shadowland, which screens at the Fiordland Cinema (optional). DAY 16: Te Anau - Dunedin (B,D) Travel via Gore and Balclutha to Dunedin known as the ‘Edinburgh of the South’. Enjoy a city tour followed by some free time at leisure. Hotel Distinction Dunedin Hotel DAY 17: Dunedin - Mt Cook (B,D) Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle, hear the tragic and scandalous stories on a guided tour with time to wander around this Garden of International Significance. This is followed by an Ultimate High Tea served in the Grand Ballroom. Farewell Dunedin and travel to Oamaru famous for its limestone. Follow the Waitaki River and see Lake Benmore as you travel to Mt Cook. Hotel The Hermitage Hotel (Aoraki Wing) DAY 18: Mt Cook - Christchurch (B,SD) This morning 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. Continue to Lake Tekapo and view the brilliant turquoise water, the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Sheep Dog Statue before arriving into Christchurch. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your new found friends. Hotel The George DAY 19: Depart Christchurch (B) Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

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Explore the majestic South Island and diverse North Island in ultimate style

TOUR CODE: UGPEX16

16 Day Ultimate Explorer NO HIDDEN EXTRAS

2020 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES Sep 27 Oct 28 Nov 12 Dec 5 2021 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES Jan 11, 26 Feb 13 Mar 1, 10, 29 Apr 15 May 6 SEASONAL OFFER Save $300 pp on highlighted departure dates. ALL INCLUSIVE TOUR PRICE Tour includes airfares, taxes, transfers in NZ, Ultimate 20 seat coach travel, 4.5 star accommodation, most meals, sightseeing and attractions. TOUR PRICE INCLUDING AIRFARES Prices per person, twin share

SYDNEY

$8149 MELBOURNE $8149 BRISBANE $8149 GOLD COAST $8149 CANBERRA $8379 CAIRNS $8429 ADELAIDE $8449 HOBART $8449 LAUNCESTON $8449 PERTH $8699

Taxes**

TOTAL

+ $195 = $8344 + $195 = $8344 + $195 = $8344 + $195 = $8344 + $245 = $8624 + $245 = $8674 + $195 = $8644 + $180 = $8629 + $180 = $8629 + $170 = $8869

LAND ONLY SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

$7849 $2350

PRE / POST STAYS Twin share Single CHRISTCHURCH $205 $410 AUCKLAND $160 $320 Extra night rates are per person and based on room only. Subject to availability. Prices are in Australian Dollars. **Airline taxes are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed by your travel agent at time of booking.

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PREPAID ATTRACTIONS • Larnach Castle* • Milford Sound Nature Cruise and 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 and Luge Ride • Agrodome • Rainbow Springs Nature Park • National Kiwi Hatchery Tour* • Thermal mud pools and geysers* • Te Puia Traditional Mãori Hãngi and Concert • Waitangi Treaty Grounds* • Hole in the Rock Cruise including Island Stopover • Kauri Museum • City sights tour of Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland *Guided tour.

ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING Return airfares from your homeport • Personalised Meet and Greet on arrival • Return airport transfers in New Zealand • Ultimate Small Group Tour Coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full-size vehicle, 2 door access and panoramic windows • Professional Coach Captain • 15 nights 4.5 star accommodation • 4 two night stays • Hotel porterage • 1 rail journey • 4 cruises • All sightseeing and prepaid attractions • Comprehensive documentation pack • Souvenir group photo •

MEALS 15 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua • 12 sumptuous dinners including 3 specialty dinners: Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown; Mãori Hãngi and Concert, Rotorua; Farewell Dinner, selected beverages, Auckland • 1 picnic lunch: Milford Sound Cruise • 1 Ultimate High Tea: Larnach Castle •

Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.

ITINERARY (B) Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner. (SD) Specialty Dinner.

DAY 1: Arrive Christchurch (D) 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 over a complimentary pre-dinner drink. Hotel The George or similar DAY 2: Christchurch - Mt Cook (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, The Church of the Good Shepherd and 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. Hotel The Hermitage Hotel (Aoraki Wing) DAY 3: Mt Cook - Dunedin (B,D) Depart Mt Cook and see Lake Benmore, before following the Waitaki River to Oamaru, famous for its limestone. Continue south to Dunedin and enjoy a city tour followed by some free time to explore at leisure. You might be interested in a tour of the Speight’s Brewery (optional) or the chance to see local wildlife in their natural habitat (optional). Hotel Distinction Dunedin Hotel

DAY 4: Dunedin - Te Anau (B,D) Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle where you will hear of the tragic and scandalous history on a guided tour. Enjoy time to wander around this Garden of International Significance followed by an Ultimate High Tea in the Grand Ballroom. Farewell Dunedin and travel through Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland and your overnight stay. Today you may like to visit the Te Anau Glowworm Caves (optional). Hotel Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas 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 nature 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 at leisure, you may choose to dine at one of the many fine restaurants. Hotel Millennium Hotel Queenstown (2 nights)


Cruise on the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak Station.

DAY 6: Queenstown (Free Day) (B,SD) Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown at leisure. There are many optional activities available including the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour to Skippers Canyon or to 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 delicious gourmet barbecue dinner featuring a menu of seasonal, fresh and locally sourced food 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 - Fox Glacier (B,D) Travel to Arrowtown, an old goldmining 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 the township of Fox Glacier. Time is available (weather permitting) to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers before arriving at your hotel. Hotel Distinction Fox Glacier or similar DAY 8: Fox Glacier - Arthur’s Pass - Christchurch (B,D) Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue to 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 Ultimate Coach will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Hotel The George or similar

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 will board the Interislander Ferry for your journey through the Marlborough Sounds and across Cook Strait to Wellington. Hotel InterContinental Wellington (Deluxe Room. 2 nights) DAY 10: Wellington (B) A highlight this morning will be time to explore Gallipoli: A Scale of War exhibition at Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum. Cutting edge technology brings these stories to life through the eyes of New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Reboard your coach for a city tour. Enjoy free time this afternoon and this evening is also free to choose your own dining arrangements. 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. Hotel Regent of Rotorua or similar (2 nights) DAY 12: Rotorua (B,SD) Today begins with a gondola ride at the Skyline Rotorua for breakfast, with spectacular views and 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. Continue to the Rainbow Springs Nature Park, home to the world’s largest kiwi hatchery for a unique behind-the-scenes tour and where over 1800 kiwi chicks have been hatched to date. Some free time is available before travelling to Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome geysers that Rotorua is famous for. This evening experience an entertaining Mãori Hãngi and Concert.

DAY 13: Rotorua - Auckland - Bay of Islands (B,D) This morning depart Rotorua and travel north via Auckland to the Parry Kauri Park to see a magnificent example of a Kauri Tree. Continue through Whangarei to the Bay of Islands. This afternoon enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Mãori tribes and the British. Hotel Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (2 nights) DAY 14: Bay of Islands (B) This morning you will explore the scenic beauty of the Bay of Islands aboard a luxury catamaran. Spend some time at Otehei Bay on Urapukapuka Island before you cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. On return to Paihia, enjoy a free afternoon where a range of optional activities are available or you may choose to relax and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the waterfront. This evening is also at leisure, you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional). DAY 15: Bay of Islands - Auckland (B,SD) 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 enjoy a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your new found friends. Hotel Crowne Plaza Auckland DAY 16: Depart Auckland (B) Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

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Enjoy an ultimate escape to New Zealand’s dramatic South Island

TOUR CODE: UGPSI10

10 Day Ultimate South Island Escape NO HIDDEN EXTRAS PREPAID ATTRACTIONS • TranzAlpine Rail Journey • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw • Lakes District Museum • Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Lunch • Larnach Castle* • City sights tour of Christchurch and Dunedin *Guided tour.

2020 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES Sep 1, 10 Oct 2, 16 Nov 1, 15 Dec 9, 15

MEALS 9 cooked breakfasts • 8 sumptuous dinners including 2 specialty dinners: Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown; Farewell Dinner, selected beverages, Christchurch • 1 picnic lunch • 1 Ultimate High Tea: Larnach Castle •

2021 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES Jan 2 Feb 4, 17 Mar 1, 19 May 6 SEASONAL OFFER Save $200 pp on highlighted departure dates. ALL INCLUSIVE TOUR PRICE Tour includes airfares, taxes, transfers in NZ, Ultimate 20 seat coach travel, 4.5 star accommodation, most meals, sightseeing and attractions. TOUR PRICE INCLUDING AIRFARES Prices per person, twin share

SYDNEY

$5799 $5799 BRISBANE $5799 GOLD COAST $5799 CANBERRA $6029 CAIRNS $6079 ADELAIDE $6099 HOBART $6099 LAUNCESTON $6099 PERTH $6349 MELBOURNE

Taxes**

TOTAL

+ $195 = $5994 + $195 = $5994 + $195 = $5994 + $195 = $5994 + $245 = $6274 + $245 = $6324 + $195 = $6294 + $180 = $6279 + $180 = $6279 + $170 = $6519

LAND ONLY SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

$5499 $1720

PRE / POST STAYS Twin share Single CHRISTCHURCH $180 $360 Extra night rates are per person and based on room only. Subject to availability. Prices are in Australian Dollars. **Airline taxes are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed by your travel agent at time of booking.

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ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING Return airfares from your homeport • Personalised Meet and Greet on arrival • Return airport transfers in New Zealand • Ultimate Small Group Tour Coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full-size vehicle, 2 door access and panoramic windows • Professional Coach Captain • 9 nights 4.5 star accommodation • 2 two night stays • Hotel porterage • 1 rail journey • 2 cruises • All sightseeing and prepaid attractions • Comprehensive documentation pack • Souvenir group photo •

Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.

ITINERARY (B) Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner. (SD) Specialty Dinner.

DAY 1: Arrive Christchurch (D) On arrival into Christchurch you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a complimentary pre-dinner drink as you meet your travelling companions. Hotel Sudima Christchurch City DAY 2: Christchurch - Arthur’s Pass - Franz Josef (B,D) 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 continuing to the township of Franz Josef where time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers. Hotel Te Waonui Forest Retreat DAY 3: Franz Josef - Queenstown (B) See the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel south along the West Coast to Fox Glacier. Continue 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 out at one of the many fine restaurants. Hotel Heritage Queenstown or similar (2 nights)

DAY 4: Queenstown (Free Day) (B,SD) Today is a free day with plenty of optional activities to choose from. You may wish to enjoy the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour of the scenic Skippers Canyon or to 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 delicious gourmet barbecue dinner featuring a menu of seasonal, fresh and locally sourced food 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 5: Queenstown - Te Anau (B,D) Enjoy a leisurely start this morning before travelling to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village where you visit the Lakes District Museum. This innovative museum is heavily involved in the protection of the historic buildings scattered around town. Continue to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland. Today you may like to visit the Te Anau Glowworm Caves (optional). Hotel Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas (2 nights)


The TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world.

DAY 6: Te Anau - Milford Sound - Te Anau (B,L,D) Depart Te Anau for a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where you board your launch for a nature cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch onboard. This afternoon return to Te Anau where some free time is available. 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). DAY 7: Te Anau - Dunedin (B,D) Travel via Gore and Balclutha to Dunedin known as the ‘Edinburgh of the South’. Enjoy a city tour followed by some free time to explore at leisure.

Optional activities available include a tour of the Speight’s Brewery, which produces New Zealand’s most popular beer, see wildlife in their natural habitat or take a tour of Olveston Historic Home, containing many treasures of a bygone era. Hotel Distinction Dunedin Hotel DAY 8: Dunedin - Mt Cook (B,D) Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle, hear the tragic and scandalous stories on a guided tour. There is time to wander around this Garden of International Significance followed by an Ultimate High Tea served in the Grand Ballroom. Farewell Dunedin and travel to Oamaru famous for its limestone. Follow the Waitaki River and see Lake Benmore as you travel to Mt Cook. Hotel The Hermitage Hotel (Aoraki Wing)

DAY 9: Mt Cook - Christchurch (B,SD) This morning 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. Continue to Lake Tekapo and view the brilliant turquoise water, the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Sheep Dog Statue before arriving into Christchurch for an introductory city sights tour. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your new found friends. Hotel Sudima Christchurch City DAY 10: Depart Christchurch (B) Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

FREE DAY OPTIONZ DART RIVER WILDERNESS JET Experience a spectacular journey into the heart of the Mt Aspiring National Park. Combine wilderness jet boating, a guided walk and backcountry tour by 4WD bus and take in the breathtaking scenery.

THE GRAND CIRCLE Fly over Queenstown and see the beauty and diverse landscapes of the Wakatipu Basin and the canyons of the Shotover River. Land high on a craggy mountain precipice and take in the striking views.

AWESOME TOURS WILDLIFE TOUR From Dunedin travel to the beautiful Otago Peninsula to view a variety of wildlife in their natural habitat. Look out for NZ Fur Seals, Sea Lions, Little Blue and Yellow-Eyed Penguins and if you are lucky a Royal Albatross.

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An unforgettable ultimate experience of New Zealand’s cultural North Island

TOUR CODE: UGPNI9

9 Day Ultimate North Island Escape NO HIDDEN EXTRAS PREPAID ATTRACTIONS • Kauri Museum • Waitangi Treaty Grounds* • Hole in the Rock Cruise including Island Stopover • Sky Tower • Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tour and Lunch • Skyline Rotorua Gondola and Luge Ride • Agrodome • Thermal mud pools and geysers* • Te Puia traditional Mãori Hãngi and Concert • Hawke’s Bay Express Napier • City sights tour of Auckland, Napier and Wellington 2020 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES Sep 1, 24 Dec 9

*Guided tour.

MEALS 8 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua • 7 sumptuous dinners including 2 specialty dinners: Mãori Hãngi and Concert, Rotorua; Farewell Dinner, selected beverages, Wellington • 1 Shire’s buffet lunch: Hobbiton •

2021 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES Jan 2, 30 Feb 8 Apr 5 May 16

Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.

SEASONAL OFFER Save $200 pp on highlighted departure dates. ALL INCLUSIVE TOUR PRICE Tour includes airfares, taxes, transfers in NZ, Ultimate 20 seat coach travel, 4.5 star accommodation, most meals, sightseeing and attractions. TOUR PRICE INCLUDING AIRFARES Prices per person, twin share

SYDNEY

$5019 MELBOURNE $5019 BRISBANE $5019 GOLD COAST $5019 CANBERRA $5249 CAIRNS $5299 ADELAIDE $5319 HOBART $5319 LAUNCESTON $5319 PERTH $5569

Taxes**

TOTAL

+ $195 = $5214 + $195 = $5214 + $195 = $5214 + $195 = $5214 + $245 = $5494 + $245 = $5544 + $195 = $5514 + $180 = $5499 + $180 = $5499 + $170 = $5739

LAND ONLY SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

$4719 $1390

PRE / POST STAYS Twin share Single AUCKLAND $160 $320 WELLINGTON $160 $320 Extra night rates are per person and based on room only. Subject to availability. Prices are in Australian Dollars. **Airline taxes are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed by your travel agent at time of booking.

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ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING Return airfares from your homeport • Personalised Meet and Greet on arrival • Return airport transfers in New Zealand • Ultimate Small Group Tour Coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full-size vehicle, 2 door access and panoramic windows • Professional Coach Captain • 8 nights 4.5 star accommodation • 2 two night stays • Hotel porterage • 1 cruise • All sightseeing and prepaid attractions • Comprehensive documentation pack • Souvenir group photo •

ITINERARY (B) Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner. (SD) Specialty Dinner.

DAY 1: Arrive Auckland (D) On arrival into Auckland you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel. This evening, meet your travelling companions over a complimentary pre-dinner drink. Hotel Crowne Plaza Auckland DAY 2: Auckland - Bay of Islands (B,D) Board the luxurious Ultimate Coach, 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 Mãori tribes and the British. Hotel Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (2 nights) DAY 3: Bay of Islands (Free Day) (B) Today is a free day. Choose from the many optional activities available, including the Cape Reinga coach trip via Ninety Mile Beach, a spectacular scenic flight over the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Bay of Islands or you might be interested to sail in a classic tall ship. This evening is also at leisure, you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional) or try one of the waterfront restaurants.

DAY 4: Bay of Islands - Auckland (B,D) This morning you will explore the scenic beauty of the Bay of Islands aboard a luxury catamaran. Spend some time at Otehei Bay on Urapukapuka Island before you cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. On return to Paihia travel south via Whangarei to Auckland. Hotel Crowne Plaza Auckland DAY 5: Auckland - Rotorua (B,L,D) An Auckland city sights tour includes a visit to Sky Tower, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions. Standing at 328 metres tall, it has become an iconic lankmark in Auckland’s skyline. Continue through the picturesque countryside to Hobbiton for a 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. Hotel Regent of Rotorua or similar (2 nights)


Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand’s most important historic site.

DAY 6: Rotorua (B,SD) Today begins with a gondola ride at the Skyline Rotorua where a buffet breakfast and spectacular views are on offer. This is also time for a thrilling luge ride! Next stop is Agrodome for an actionpacked 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 you will experience an entertaining Mãori cultural performance which features the graceful poi dance and ferocious haka. This is follow by a Hãngi feast, prepared in the traditional way, over hot coals and buried in the ground. DAY 7: Rotorua - Napier (B,D) 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 the most comprehensive collection of art deco buildings in the world can be found. Board the Hawke’s Bay Express and hear informative commentary on the city’s fascinating history. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to explore the city, you might choose to do a guided walk (optional). Hotel Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Join the Hawke’s Bay Express for a stylishly memorable experience of New Zealand’s Art Deco capital.

DAY 8: Napier - Wellington (B,SD) Travel south this morning into Wellington for a city tour of the nation’s capital which will highlight the history and culture on show here. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your new found friends. Hotel InterContinental Wellington (Deluxe Room) DAY 9: Depart Wellington (B) Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

FREE DAY OPTION SALT AIR Fly by helicopter over the crystal-clear turquoise waters found in the world-famous Bay of Islands to the ‘Hole in the Rock’. From above explore the townships of Russell, Paihia and Waitangi.

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Witness the South Island in ultimate style featuring Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

TOUR CODE: UGPX11

11 Day Ultimate Christmas Tour NO HIDDEN EXTRAS PREPAID ATTRACTIONS • International Antarctic Centre • Larnach Castle* • HIGHLIGHT Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw • Lakes District Museum • TranzAlpine Rail Journey • City Sights tour of Christchurch and Dunedin *Guided tour.

2020 GUARANTEED DEPARTURE Dec 19 ALL INCLUSIVE TOUR PRICE Tour includes airfares, taxes, transfers in NZ, Ultimate 20 seat coach travel, 4.5 star accommodation, most meals, sightseeing and attractions.

HIGHLIGHT DOUBTFUL SOUND OVERNIGHT CRUISE • Cruise on a traditionally designed vessel • Cabins with private ensuite • Superb evening carvery buffet prepared freshly by an onboard chef • Cooked breakfast • Tender craft and kayaking activities • Knowledgeable nature guide • Relaxation time allowing you to view the fiords spectacular waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife

TOUR PRICE INCLUDING AIRFARES Prices per person, twin share

SYDNEY

$6699 MELBOURNE $6699 BRISBANE $6699 GOLD COAST $6699 CANBERRA $6929 CAIRNS $6979 ADELAIDE $6999 HOBART $6999 LAUNCESTON $6999 PERTH $7249

Taxes**

TOTAL

+ $195 = $6894 + $195 = $6894 + $195 = $6894 + $195 = $6894 + $245 = $7174 + $245 = $7224 + $195 = $7194 + $180 = $7179 + $180 = $7179 + $170 = $7419

LAND ONLY SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

$6399 $2030

PRE / POST STAYS Twin share Single CHRISTCHURCH $180 $360 Extra night rates are per person and based on room only. Subject to availability. Prices are in Australian Dollars. **Airline taxes are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed by your travel agent at time of booking.

FESTIVE TOUR OPTION

17 Day Festive Season Tour Fully escorted two island tour on a 48 seat coach. To view this itinerary, call for our 2020 / 21 NZ Coach Holidays brochure or visit gptnz.com

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ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING Return airfares from your homeport • Personalised Meet and Greet on arrival • Return airport transfers in New Zealand • Ultimate Small Group Tour Coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full-size vehicle, 2 door access and panoramic windows • Professional Coach Captain • 9 nights 4.5 star accommodation • Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise • 2 two night stays • Hotel porterage • 1 rail journey • 1 cruise • All sightseeing and prepaid attractions • Comprehensive documentation pack • Souvenir group photo •

MEALS 10 cooked breakfasts • 9 sumptuous dinners including 2 specialty dinners: Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown; Farewell Dinner, selected beverages, Christchurch • 1 picnic lunch • 1 Ultimate High Tea: Larnach Castle •

Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.

ITINERARY (B) Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner. (SD) Specialty Dinner.

DAY 1: Arrive Christchurch (D) On arrival into Christchurch you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel. This evening enjoy a complimentary pre-dinner drink as you meet your travelling companions. Hotel Sudima Christchurch City (2 nights) DAY 2: Christchurch (B) This morning visit the International Antarctic Centre, designed to provide an informative account of life in Antarctica. Feel the chill of the Antarctic storm room, take a ride on the Hagglund all-terrain vehicle, see the little blue penguins and be astonished within the immersive 4D theatre. This is followed by a city tour of Christchurch. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is at leisure to explore further. DAY 3: Christchurch - Mt Cook (B,D) Travel through the southern Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. See the brilliant turquoise water, the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Sheep Dog Statue. Marvel at the spectacular mountain ranges including Aoraki/Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. The opportunity is available to enjoy a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the Southern Alps. Hotel The Hermitage Hotel (Aoraki Wing)

DAY 4: Mt Cook - Dunedin (B,D) Depart Mt Cook and see Lake Benmore, before following the Waitaki River to Oamaru, famous for its limestone. Continue south to Dunedin and enjoy a city tour followed by some free time to explore at leisure. Optional activities you might be interested in include a tour of the Speight’s Brewery or the chance to see local wildlife in their natural habitat. Hotel Distinction Dunedin Hotel DAY 5: Dunedin - Te Anau (B,D) Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle where you will hear of the tragic and scandalous history on a guided tour. Enjoy time to wander around this Garden of International Significance followed by an Ultimate High Tea in the Grand Ballroom. 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 Glowworm Caves (optional) or the Fiordland Cinema, specially constructed to screen the locally filmed movie Ata Whenua - Shadowland which will take you on an unforgettable journey (optional). Hotel Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas


Cruise through the pristine beauty of Doubtful Sound.

DAY 6: Te Anau - Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise (B,L,D) A leisurely start today before travelling to Manapouri. Enjoy a picnic lunch as you cruise across this glacial lake. After a short ride over the Wilmot Pass, join the Fiordland Navigator for an amazing overnight experience. As you cruise through the pristine beauty of Doubtful Sound, naturalist guides will provide commentary and point out the resident wildlife. When evening falls enjoy a delicious carvery buffet prepared by the onboard chef. Overnight Fiordland Navigator DAY 7: Te Anau - Queenstown - Christmas Day (B,D) Merry Christmas! Start the day with a hearty breakfast before heading back to Deep Cove for the trip back to Manapouri. Return to the wharf and meet your Ultimate Coach for the journey to Queenstown, a year-round resort, situated on the shores of magical Lake Wakatipu. This evening dinner will be at your hotel. Hotel Millennium Hotel Queenstown (2 nights)

DAY 8: Queenstown (Free Day) (B,SD) Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown at leisure. There are many optional activities available including the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour to Skippers Canyon or to 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 delicious gourmet barbecue dinner featuring a menu of seasonal, fresh and locally sourced food 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.

FREE DAY OPTION SHOTOVER JET Enjoy a jet boat ride in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons, carved out over the ages by a vast volume of fast flowing water. Hold on tight and take a spin in the iconic Big Red for wall to wall action from start to finish.

DAY 9: Queenstown - Franz Josef (B,D) Travel to Arrowtown, an old goldmining 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 the township of Fox Glacier. Time is available (weather permitting) to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers before arriving at your hotel. Hotel Te Waonui Forest Retreat DAY 10: Franz Josef - Arthur’s Pass Christchurch (B,SD) Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue to 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 Ultimate Coach will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your new friends. Hotel Sudima Christchurch City DAY 11: Depart Christchurch (B) Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

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The ultimate getaway featuring New Year’s Eve in Wellington

TOUR CODE: UGPNY11

11 Day Ultimate New Year Escape NO HIDDEN EXTRAS PREPAID ATTRACTIONS • Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry • Cloudy Bay Estate Wine Tasting • Larnach Castle* • Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Lunch • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw • Lakes District Museum • TranzAlpine Rail Journey • City Sights tour of Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin *Guided tour.

2020 GUARANTEED DEPARTURE Dec 30

ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING Return airfares from your homeport • Personalised Meet and Greet on arrival • Return airport transfers in New Zealand • Ultimate Small Group Tour Coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full-size vehicle, 2 door access and panoramic windows • Professional Coach Captain • 10 nights 4.5 star accommodation • 2 two night stays • Hotel porterage • 1 rail journey • 3 cruises • All sightseeing and prepaid attractions • Comprehensive documentation pack • Souvenir group photo •

TOUR PRICE INCLUDING AIRFARES

MEALS 10 cooked breakfasts • 8 sumptuous dinners including 2 specialty dinners: Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown; Farewell Dinner, selected beverages, Christchurch • 1 picnic lunch • 1 Ultimate High Tea: Larnach Castle

Prices per person, twin share

Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.

ALL INCLUSIVE TOUR PRICE Tour includes airfares, taxes, transfers in NZ, Ultimate 20 seat coach travel, 4.5 star accommodation, most meals, sightseeing and attractions.

SYDNEY

$6419 MELBOURNE $6419 BRISBANE $6419 GOLD COAST $6419 CANBERRA $6649 CAIRNS $6699 ADELAIDE $6719 HOBART $6719 LAUNCESTON $6719 PERTH $6969

Taxes**

TOTAL

+ $195 = $6614 + $195 = $6614 + $195 = $6614 + $195 = $6614 + $245 = $6894 + $245 = $6944 + $195 = $6914 + $180 = $6899 + $180 = $6899 + $170 = $7139

LAND ONLY SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

$6119 $1940

PRE / POST STAYS Twin share Single WELLINGTON $160 $320 CHRISTCHURCH $180 $360 Extra night rates are per person and based on room only. Subject to availability. Prices are in Australian Dollars. **Airline taxes are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed by your travel agent at time of booking.

19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise and Coach Experience Visit the icons of the North and South Island during the festive season on the 19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise and Coach Experience. Full itinerary pages 10 - 13.

VISIT BOTH ISLANDS

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ITINERARY (B) Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner. (SD) Specialty Dinner.

DAY 1: Arrive Wellington (D) On arrival into Wellington you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, meet your travelling companions over a complimentary pre-dinner drink. Hotel InterContinental Wellington (Deluxe Room. 2 nights) DAY 2: Wellington - New Year’s Eve (B,D) A highlight this morning will be time to explore Gallipoli: A Scale of War exhibition at Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum. Cutting edge technology brings these stories to life through the eyes of New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Reboard your coach for a city tour. This afternoon is free before preparing to see in the New Year with your fellow travellers. DAY 3: Wellington - Picton - Blenheim (B,D) This morning board the Interislander Ferry and enjoy the scenery as you travel through the Marlborough Sounds to Picton. Board your Ultimate Coach for the short journey to Blenheim. This afternoon you will be treated to a unique wine and cheese tasting experience, set amongst the wine barrels at Cloudy Bay Estate, one of the original wine makers in the Marlborough region. Hotel Marlborough Vintners Hotel

DAY 4: Blenheim - Christchurch (B) Tour through Marlborough Country, famous for its food and wine then travel to the seaside village of Kaikoura. Continue into the garden city of Christchurch for an introductory city sights tour. This evening is free to dine at leisure. Hotel Sudima Christchurch City DAY 5: Christchurch - Dunedin (B,D) Depart Christchurch and travel south through Oamaru, famous for its limestone. In Dunedin enjoy a city tour followed by some free time at leisure. Optional activities you might be interested in include a tour of the Speight’s Brewery or the chance to see local wildlife in their natural habitat. Hotel Distinction Dunedin Hotel DAY 6: Dunedin - Te Anau (B,D) Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle where you will hear of the tragic and scandalous history on a guided tour. Enjoy time to wander around this Garden of International Significance followed by an Ultimate High Tea served in the Grand Ballroom. Farewell Dunedin and travel through Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau, gateway to the Fiordland and your overnight stay. Today you may like to visit the Te Anau Glowworm Caves (optional). Hotel Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas


At Cloudy Bay Estate, enjoy a unique wine tasting experience.

DAY 7: Te Anau - Milford Sound - Queenstown (B,L) Depart Te Anau for a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where you board your launch for a nature 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 at leisure, you may choose to dine at one of the many fine restaurants. Hotel Millennium Hotel Queenstown (2 nights) DAY 8: Queenstown (Free Day) (B,SD) Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown at leisure. There are many optional activities available including the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour to Skippers Canyon or to 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 delicious gourmet barbecue dinner featuring a menu of seasonal, fresh and locally sourced food 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 9: Queenstown - Franz Josef (B,D) Travel to Arrowtown, an old goldmining 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 the township of Fox Glacier. Continue to Franz Josef where time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers. Hotel Te Waonui Forest Retreat DAY 10: Franz Josef - Arthur’s Pass Christchurch (B,SD) Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue to 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 Ultimate Coach will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your new friends. Hotel Sudima Christchurch City DAY 11: Depart Christchurch (B) Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

FREE DAY OPTIONZ WETA WORKSHOP TOURS For an insight into where the movie magic begins, take a guided tour of the Weta Workshop in Wellington. Learn about props, costumes and creatures from your favourite films.

NEVE DISCOVERER Take a helicopter flight over staggering ice formations and the rugged South Island terrain of the West Coast. Touch down on snowy glacial plains, inhale the mountain air and take snaps with your chopper in the background.

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Visit the South Island in ultimate style with like-minded travellers

TOUR CODE: UGPSO11

11 Day Ultimate SOLO Travellers Tour NO HIDDEN EXTRAS PREPAID ATTRACTIONS • International Antarctic Centre • TranzAlpine Rail Journey • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw • Lakes District Museum • Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Lunch • Larnach Castle* • City sights tour of Christchurch and Dunedin *Guided tour.

2021 GUARANTEED DEPARTURE Jan 7

MEALS 10 cooked breakfasts • 8 sumptuous dinners including 2 specialty dinners: Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown; Farewell Dinner, selected beverages, Christchurch • 1 picnic lunch • 1 Ultimate High Tea: Larnach Castle

ALL INCLUSIVE TOUR PRICE GUARANTEED SINGLE ROOM Tour includes airfares, taxes, transfers in NZ, Ultimate 20 seat coach travel, 4.5 star accommodation, most meals, sightseeing and attractions.

TOUR PRICE INCLUDING AIRFARES Prices per person, single room

SYDNEY

$8359 MELBOURNE $8359 BRISBANE $8359 GOLD COAST $8359 CANBERRA $8589 CAIRNS $8639 ADELAIDE $8659 HOBART $8659 LAUNCESTON $8659 PERTH $8909

Taxes**

$8059

PRE / POST STAYS Single CHRISTCHURCH $360 Extra night rates are per person and based on room only. Subject to availability. Prices are in Australian Dollars. **Airline taxes are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed by your travel agent at time of booking.

SOLO TOUR OPTION

Visit both islands Travel on a 48 seat coach on the 16 Day SOLO Travellers Highlights Tour. To view this itinerary, call for our 2020 / 21 NZ Coach Holidays brochure or visit gptnz.com

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Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.

TOTAL

+ $195 = $8554 + $195 = $8554 + $195 = $8554 + $195 = $8554 + $245 = $8834 + $245 = $8884 + $195 = $8854 + $180 = $8839 + $180 = $8839 + $170 = $9079

LAND ONLY

ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING Return airfares from your homeport • Personalised Meet and Greet on arrival • Return airport transfers in New Zealand • Ultimate Small Group Tour Coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full-size vehicle, 2 door access and panoramic windows • Professional Coach Captain • 10 nights 4.5 star accommodation • 3 two night stays • Hotel porterage • 1 rail journey • 2 cruises • All sightseeing and prepaid attractions • Comprehensive documentation pack • Souvenir group photo •

ITINERARY (B) Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner. (SD) Specialty Dinner.

DAY 1: Arrive Christchurch (D) On arrival into Christchurch you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, meet your travelling companions over a complimentary pre-dinner drink. Hotel Sudima Christchurch City (2 nights) DAY 2: Christchurch (B) This morning visit the International Antarctic Centre, designed to provide an informative account of life in Antarctica. Feel the chill of the Antarctic storm room, take a ride on the Hagglund all-terrain vehicle, see the little blue penguins and be astonished within the immersive 4D theatre. This is followed by a city tour of Christchurch. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is at leisure to explore further. DAY 3: Christchurch - Arthur’s Pass - Franz Josef (B,D) 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 Ultimate Coach and travel to Hokitika, famous for its Greenstone before continuing to the township of Franz Josef where time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers. Hotel Te Waonui Forest Retreat

DAY 4: Franz Josef - Queenstown (B) See the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel south along the West Coast. Continue 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 and you may choose to dine out at one of the many fine restaurants. Hotel Millennium Queenstown (2 nights) DAY 5: Queenstown (Free Day) (B,SD) Today is a free day with plenty of optional activities to choose from. You may wish to enjoy the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour of the scenic Skippers Canyon or to 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 delicious gourmet barbecue dinner featuring a menu of seasonal, fresh and locally sourced food 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.


Meet like-minded people and make lifelong friends.

DAY 6: Queenstown - Te Anau (B,D) Enjoy a leisurely start this morning before travelling to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village where you visit the Lakes District Museum. This innovative museum is heavily involved in the protection of the historic buildings scattered around town. Continue to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland. Today you may like to visit the Te Anau Glowworm Caves (optional). Hotel Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas (2 nights)

DAY 8: Te Anau - Dunedin (B,D) Travel via Gore and Balclutha to Dunedin known as the ‘Edinburgh of the South’. Enjoy a city tour followed by some free time to explore at leisure. Optional activities include a tour of the Speight’s Brewery, which produces New Zealand’s most popular beer, see wildlife in their natural habitat or take a tour of Olveston Historic Home, containing many treasures of a bygone era. Hotel Distinction Dunedin Hotel

DAY 7: Te Anau - Milford Sound - Te Anau (B,L,D) Depart Te Anau for a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where you board your launch for a nature cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch onboard. This afternoon return to Te Anau where some free time is available. 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).

DAY 9: Dunedin - Mt Cook (B,D) Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle, hear the tragic and scandalous stories on a guided tour. There is time to wander around this Garden of International Significance followed by an Ultimate High Tea served in the Grand Ballroom. Farewell Dunedin and travel to Oamaru famous for its limestone. Follow the Waitaki River and see Lake Benmore as you travel to Mt Cook. Hotel The Hermitage Hotel (Aoraki Wing)

“Travelling on my own I was a bit apprehensive about feeling left out, but knowing I was with other solo travellers resulted in a very pleasant experience!”

DAY 10: Mt Cook - Christchurch (B,SD) This morning 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. Continue to Lake Tekapo and view the brilliant turquoise water, the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Sheep Dog Statue before arriving into Christchurch for an introductory city sights tour. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your new found friends. Hotel Sudima Christchurch City DAY 11: Depart Christchurch (B) Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

FREE DAY OPTION FLY FIORDLAND After your Milford Sound Cruise, why not take in the grandeur of Fiordland and revel in the majesty of Milford Sound from the air with a scenic flight back to Te Anau.

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CELEBRITY ECLIPSE® + ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING

Celebrity Eclipse® New to Australia

B

e among the first to cruise on the luxurious Celebrity Eclipse® when it sets sail from Melbourne. Contemporary and indulgent, set sail in style surrounded by stunning décor, take your taste buds on a vacation with diverse dining options and enjoy endless entertainment. The Celebrity Eclipse® sets the standard for modern luxury, offering travellers a world-class experience and exceptional service.

AWARD-WINNING CUISINE Plot your own culinary voyage with a vast range of Award-Wining and exclusive dining options. As an AquaClass® guest you have exclusive access to Blu specialty restaurant. Enjoy the flavourful ‘clean cuisine’ for breakfast and dinner. There is also the opportunity to dine at one of the highly acclaimed specialty restaurants all with impeccable service and world-class cuisine.

STATEROOMS Enjoy the exclusivity and indulgence of your AquaClass® stateroom, located in a premium location on the ship and features a private balcony. Your AquaClass® stateroom experience includes an expanded room service breakfast menu, many luxurious spa elements, along with priority seating at Blu restaurant and access to the Relaxation Room and Persian Garden for stunning sea views.

WORLD-CLASS ENTERTAINMENT The list of onboard entertainment is endless. Whether you’re into late-night shows, live music performances, film, sports, art, relaxation or delicious cocktails, you will find a new experience at every turn.

SMALL GROUP TOURING

ULTIMATE BUSINESS CLASS ON WHEELS MAXIMUM 20 TRAVELLERS To compliment your luxurious cruise, explore New Zealand on land aboard the Ultimate Coach, a ‘business class on wheels’ experience. Indulge in a selection of 4.5 star handpicked accommodation, a range of bespoke attractions and iconic locations not visited on the cruise and enjoy VIP treatment. THE ULTIMATE COACH Be dazzled by the purpose-built Ultimate Coach featuring 20 luxury leather, reclining seats, panoramic viewing and a level of comfort unparalleled by any other vehicle. The design is state-of-the-art and complete with extensive onboard features including the latest finishes and technology.

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ATTRACTIONS AND SIGHTSEEING The list of iconic inclusions is vast and cover’s a range of experiences on both islands. From a moving walk through the Waipoua Forest to a stylish tour of Napier in a vintage car in the North Island to free time to explore the resort town of Queenstown and the mighty Aoraki / Mt Cook in the South.


21 DAY ULTIMATE CRUISE AND NORTH ISLAND EXPERIENCE

21 DAY ULTIMATE SOUTH ISLAND EXPERIENCE AND CRUISE

FROM $10,079 PER PERSON, TWIN SHARE* TOUR CODE: UGPCN21

FROM $10,879 PER PERSON, TWIN SHARE* TOUR CODE: UGPCS21-R

2021 GUARANTEED departure Jan 15

2021 GUARANTEED departure Jan 17

Day Location Fly to Melbourne. Board Celebrity Eclipse® 1 Cruising 2 Sydney 3 4 - 5 Cruising Milford, Doubtful and Dusky Sounds 6 Dunedin 7 Christchurch 8 Wellington 9 Cruising 10 Tauranga 11 Arrive Auckland. Board Ultimate Coach 12 13 - 14 Bay of Islands Auckland 15 16 - 17 Rotorua 18 - 19 Napier Wellington 20 Fly home 21

Day Location Fly to Christchurch 1 Franz Josef Glacier 2 3 - 5 Queenstown Invercargill 6 Dunedin 7 Mt Cook 8 Christchurch 9 10 Fly to Auckland. Board Celebrity Eclipse® 11 Tauranga 12 Cruising 13 Napier 14 Wellington 15 Picton 16 Christchurch 17 Dunedin 18 Dusky, Doubtful and Milford Sounds 19 - 20 Cruising Melbourne 21

*Includes airfare from Wellington and taxes.

*Includes airfare to Christchurch, internal flight and taxes.

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Indulge in AquaClass® on Celebrity Eclipse® and tour in ultimate style

TOUR CODE: UGPCN21

21 Day Ultimate Cruise and North Island Experience NO HIDDEN EXTRAS TRAVEL SERVICES • Group Meet and Greet and welcome lunch in Melbourne • Flight from Wellington to homeport^ • Hotel to airport transfer in Wellington, Day 21 • Port taxes • Comprehensive Documentation Pack Note: The airfare to Melbourne and transfer to the welcome lunch on Day 1 are not included. Please make own arrangements.

2021 GUARANTEED DEPARTURE Jan 15 ALL INCLUSIVE TOUR PRICE Tour includes airfares^, taxes, transfers in NZ, luxury cruise, Ultimate 20 seat coach travel, 4.5 star accommodation, most meals, sightseeing, attractions + BONUS US$50 onboard credit per stateroom on the Celebrity Eclipse®. TOUR PRICE INCLUDING AIRFARE Prices per person, twin share

Taxes**

SYDNEY

$9999 + $80 MELBOURNE $9999 + $80 BRISBANE $9999 + $80 GOLD COAST $9999 + $80 CANBERRA $10,229 + $90 CAIRNS $10,279 + $95 ADELAIDE $10,299 + $60 HOBART $10,299 + $60 LAUNCESTON $10,299 + $60 PERTH $10,549 + $50 LAND ONLY SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

TOTAL

= $10,079 = $10,079 = $10,079 = $10,079 = $10,319 = $10,374 = $10,359 = $10,359 = $10,359 = $10,599 $9849 $5000

PRE / POST STAYS Twin share Single WELLINGTON $160 $320 Extra night rates are per person and based on room only. Subject to availability. Prices are in Australian Dollars. **Airline taxes are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed by your travel agent at time of booking.

All tours must be booked 150 days prior to departure to guarantee prices. TRAVEL IN STYLE MERCHANDISE Make sure you look the part when on tour. A Tour Jacket, $78 and Tour Cap, $25 are available for sale. Purchase both items for $90 normally $103. Refer to gptnz.com for more information.

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CELEBRITY ECLIPSE® CRUISE (DAY 1 - 11) • BONUS US$50 onboard credit per Stateroom • AquaClass® Stateroom • World-class dining in a range of unique venues (Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily) • Awesome entertainment • Endless engaging and exciting activities • Ports of call: - Sydney, free time to explore - Milford, Doubtful and Dusky Sound, Fiordland National Park - Dunedin, Edinburgh of the South - Christchurch, the Garden City - Wellington, ‘Coolest Little Capital’ - Tauranga, Bay of Plenty - Auckland, ‘City of Sails’ • Gratuities on board

ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING (DAY 12 - 21) • Ultimate Small Group Tour Coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full-size vehicle, 2 door access and panoramic windows • Professional Coach Captain • 9 nights 4.5 star accommodation • 3 two night stays • Hotel porterage • 9 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua • 8 sumptuous dinners including 3 specialty dinners: Mãori Hãngi and Concert, Rotorua; Winery Dinner, Napier; Farewell Dinner, selected beverages, Wellington • 1 Shire’s buffet lunch: Hobbiton™ • Souvenir group photo PREPAID ATTRACTIONS • Sky Tower • Kauri Museum • Footprints Waipoua Forest Tour* • Waitangi Treaty Grounds* • Sculptureum Experience • Hamilton Gardens* • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour™ • Skyline Gondola and Luge Ride • Agrodome • Thermal mud pools and geysers* • Tamaki Mãori Experience • Napier Vintage Car Tour* • Mission Estate Winery • Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum • City sights tour of Auckland and Wellington *Guided tour.

ITINERARY (B) Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner. (SD) Specialty Dinner.

DAY 1: Arrive Melbourne (L,D) Arrive in Melbourne, where you will be met by your Grand Pacific Tours representative for a welcome lunch. Meet your fellow travellers before boarding the Celebrity Eclipse®. Overnight Celebrity Eclipse® Port Times Depart at 17:00 DAY 2: Cruising (B,L,D) The Celebrity Eclipse® offers an unparalleled wealth of dining. As an AquaClass® guest you have exclusive access to your own restaurant, Blu, which offers healthy and delicious breakfast and dinner choices. DAY 3: Sydney (B,L,D) Considered to be one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney offers just about anything - from beaches and wineries to stunning landmarks and world-class shopping. The day is yours to explore. Port Times Arrive 08:00 Depart 22:00

DAY 4 - 5: Cruising (B,L,D) Cruise across the Tasman Sea to the Land of the Long White Cloud. DAY 6: Milford, Doubtful and Dusky Sounds (B,L,D) Sail into the narrow fiords of Milford, Doubtful and Dusky Sounds. Your ship will seem to shrink in comparison to the towering cliffs topped by lush mountain terrain. Scenic cruising. DAY 7: Dunedin (B,L,D) Situated on the magnificent Otago coastline, explore Dunedin’s historic architecture and beautiful botanic gardens. Port Times Arrive 09:00 Depart 17:00 DAY 8: Christchurch (B,L,D) In Christchurch you will see state-of-theart architecture, vibrant street art, bustling restaurants, laneways and green public spaces. Take time to explore the city by tram or Edwardian punt along the tranquil Avon River. Port Times Arrive 07:00 Depart 18:00


DAY 9: Wellington (B,L,D) Situated at the southern end of the North Island, Wellington was recently named the ‘Coolest Little Capital’. On the waterfront is Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum, one of the best interactive museums in the world. Port Times Arrive 08:00 Depart 17:00

Experience the luxury of AquaClass®

DAY 10: Cruising (B,L,D) Relax and enjoy the comforts of this stunning superliner. While at sea enjoy the onboard facilities, world-class cuisine and the entertainment not to mention your AquaClass® balcony stateroom.

• Premium ship location close to Spa • Welcome bottled water • Daily delectable delights • Exclusive access to Blu speciality restaurant • Unlimited access to the Persian Garden • Spa Concierge • VIP tour of the Spa • Wellness consultations • In-room amenities including plush bathroom robes, slippers, towels, use of binoculars, complimentary beach towel and shoeshine service

DAY 11: Tauranga (B,L,D) Located in the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga is situated at the entrance to one of the largest natural harbours in New Zealand. Port Times Arrive 07:45 Depart 18:45 DAY 12: Arrive Auckland - City Sights Tour (B,D) This morning sail into the beautiful ‘City of Sails’, Auckland. Disembark the ship, meet your Ultimate Coach Captain and enjoy a city tour of Auckland. This afternoon visit Sky Tower, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions. This evening enjoy a complimentary pre dinner drink at your hotel. Hotel Crowne Plaza Auckland DAY 13: Auckland - Hokianga - Bay of Islands (B,D) Depart Auckland and travel to Matakohe to enjoy an informative talk at the Kauri Museum. After lunch travel to Hokianga, home to some of the largest remaining kauri trees in the world. Join the unforgettable Footprints Waipoua Forest Tour, where a local guide will explain how these trees are intertwined with the lives of the local Mãori and the important role played in the ecosystem that is the Waipoua Forest. Continue to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Hotel Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (Deluxe Room. 2 nights)

DAY 16: Auckland - Rotorua (B,L,D) Travel to Waikato’s most visited attraction, the Hamilton Gardens. A guided tour will take you on a journey from the peaceful Sung Dynasty Chinese Scholar’s garden into an Italian Renaissance garden followed by the grandeur of the Indian Char Bagh garden. Next visit Hobbiton for lunch followed by an experience of the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set. A guide will escort you through the ten acre site recounting fascinating details of how the set was created. Continue to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua. Hotel Regent of Rotorua (2 nights)

DAY 14: Bay of Islands (Free Day) (B,D) Today is free to choose from the many optional activities available. You may like to take a coach trip to Cape Reinga via Ninety Mile Beach, the Hole in the Rock Cruise, or a spectacular scenic flight. The choice is yours and your Coach Captain will be available to assist.

DAY 17: Rotorua (B,SD) Today begins with a Gondola ride to the Stratosfare Restaurant where a buffet breakfast and spectacular views are on offer. 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. Travel to Te Puia for a tour of the boiling mud pools and awesome Geysers that Rotorua is famous for. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before travelling to a Mãori Village for an interactive and educational experience which culminates with a cultural performance and traditional Hãngi feast.

DAY 15: Bay of Islands - Auckland (B) This morning join a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Mãori tribes and the British. Farewell the Bay of Islands and drive south via Whangarei and Warkworth to Matakana to visit Sculptureum, an art experience that is internationally unique. Enjoy time to wander through the Garden of Creative Diversity and to view the hundreds of displayed works in the Galleries and garden all designed to amuse and inspire. Return to Auckland where this evening is free to dine at leisure. Hotel Crowne Plaza Auckland

DAY 18: Rotorua - Napier (B,D) Depart Rotorua and travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Huka Falls and Lake Taupo. Continue to Napier known at the ‘The Art Deco Capital’, where the most comprehensive collection of art deco buildings in the world can be found.

This afternoon relive the glamour and style of the jazz era with a luxurious vintage car tour. Your driver will provide informative commentary on the city’s fascinating history. Enjoy some time at leisure this afternoon. Hotel Scenic Hotel Te Pania (2 nights) DAY 19: Napier (Free Day) (B,SD) Today is free to explore the city at leisure. Napier is home to many fine wineries, restaurants, bars and cafes. The Sea Walls collection of magnificent murals painted on more than 50 walls around the city is a must do. This evening you will dine at Mission Estate Winery, established in 1851 and known as New Zealand’s oldest winery and the birthplace of New Zealand wine. DAY 20: Napier - Wellington (B,SD) Travel south into Wellington for a city tour of the national’s capital which will showcase the history and culture. A highlight will be time to explore Gallipoli: A Scale of War exhibition at Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum. Cutting edge technology brings these stories to life through the eyes of New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your new friends. Hotel InterContinental Wellington (Deluxe Room) Day 21: Depart Wellington (B) Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

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Travel in a small group and enjoy a cruise on the Celebrity Eclipse®

TOUR CODE: UGPCS21-R

21 Day Ultimate South Island Experience and Cruise NO HIDDEN EXTRAS TRAVEL SERVICES • Flight from homeport to Christchurch^ • Internal flight from Christchurch to Auckland^ • Airport to hotel transfer in Christchurch, Day 1 • Port taxes • Comprehensive Documentation Pack Note: The airfare and transfer from Melbourne to your homeport on Day 21 is not included. Please make own arrangements.

2021 GUARANTEED DEPARTURE Jan 17 ALL INCLUSIVE TOUR PRICE Tour includes airfares^, taxes, transfers in NZ, luxury cruise, Ultimate 20 seat coach travel, 4.5 star accommodation, most meals, sightseeing, attractions + BONUS US$50 onboard credit per stateroom on the Celebrity Eclipse®.

ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING (DAY 1 - 10) • Ultimate Small Group Tour Coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full-size vehicle, 2 door access and panoramic windows • Professional Coach Captain • 9 nights 4.5 star accommodation • 1 three night stay • Hotel porterage • 9 cooked breakfasts • 8 sumptuous dinners including 1 specialty dinner: Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown • 1 picnic lunch • 1 Ultimate High Tea: Larnach Castle • Souvenir group photo

TOUR PRICE INCLUDING AIRFARE Prices per person, twin share

Taxes**

SYDNEY

$10,799 + $80 MELBOURNE $10,799 + $80 BRISBANE $10,799 + $80 GOLD COAST $10,799 + $80 CANBERRA $11,029 + $90 CAIRNS $11,079 + $95 ADELAIDE $11,099 + $60 HOBART $11,099 + $60 LAUNCESTON $11,099 + $60 PERTH $11,349 + $50 LAND ONLY SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

TOTAL

= $10,879 = $10,879 = $10,879 = $10,879 = $11,119 = $11,174 = $11,159 = $11,159 = $11,159 = $11,399 $10,649 $5600

PRE / POST STAYS Twin share Single CHRISTCHURCH $180 $360 Extra night rates are per person and based on room only. Subject to availability. Prices are in Australian Dollars. **Airline taxes are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed by your travel agent at time of booking.

All tours must be booked 150 days prior to departure to guarantee prices. TRAVEL IN STYLE MERCHANDISE Make sure you look the part when on tour. A Tour Jacket, $78 and Tour Cap, $25 are available for sale. Purchase both items for $90 normally $103. Refer to gptnz.com for more information.

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PREPAID ATTRACTIONS • TranzAlpine Rail Journey • Skyline Queenstown Gondola and Luge Ride • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw • Lakes District Museum • Bill Richardson Transport World* • Burt Munro, World’s Fastest Indian Memorabilia • Larnach Castle* • Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre • International Antarctic Centre • City sights tour of Christchurch *Guided tour.

CELEBRITY ECLIPSE® CRUISE (DAY 11 - 21) • BONUS US$50 onboard credit per Stateroom • AquaClass® Stateroom • World-class dining in a range of unique venues (Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily) • Awesome entertainment • Endless engaging and exciting activities • Ports of call: - Auckland, ‘City of Sails’ - Tauranga, Bay of Plenty - Napier, Art Deco Capital - Wellington, ‘Coolest Little Capital’ - Picton, Marlborough Sounds Gateway - Christchurch, free time to explore - Dunedin, Edinburgh of the South - Dusky, Doubtful and Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park • Gratuities on board

ITINERARY (B) Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner. (SD) Specialty Dinner.

DAY 1: Arrive Christchurch (D) On arrival into Christchurch you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a complimentary pre dinner drink as you meet your travelling companions. Hotel Sudima Christchurch City DAY 2: Christchurch - Arthurs Pass - Franz Josef (B,D) 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 continuing to Franz Josef where time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers. Hotel Te Waonui Forest Retreat

DAY 3: Franz Josef - Queenstown (B,D) See the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel south along the West Coast to the township of Fox Glacier. Continue via the Haast Pass, an area of stunning beauty before arriving into picturesque Queenstown, a year-round resort situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Hotel Heritage Queenstown (Studio Suite, Lakeview. 3 nights) DAY 4: Queenstown Sightseeing (B,SD) This morning board a scenic Gondola for a ride to the top of Bob’s Peak to take in the panoramic views of Queenstown and surrounding mountains. There is even time for a thrilling luge ride! Enjoy some free time at leisure. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious gourmet barbecue dinner featuring a menu of seasonal, fresh and locally sourced food 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 5: Queenstown (Free Day) (B) Enjoy a day at leisure to soak in the atmosphere of one of New Zealand’s most exciting and beautiful destinations. With many sightseeing options on offer, your Coach Captain is available to assist. Why not experience the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour to Skippers Canyon or get up close to a Kiwi bird. This evening is also free to dine at one of the many eateries found in town.

Experience the luxury of AquaClass® • Premium ship location close to Spa • Welcome bottled water • Daily delectable delights • Exclusive access to Blu speciality restaurant • Unlimited access to the Persian Garden • Spa Concierge • VIP tour of the Spa • Wellness consultations • In-room amenities including plush bathroom robes, slippers, towels, use of binoculars, complimentary beach towel and shoeshine service

DAY 6: Queenstown - Invercargill (B,D) Farewell Queenstown and travel to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village where you can visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue to New Zealand’s southernmost city, Invercargill. This afternoon a guided tour is included of the Bill Richardson Transport World, an amazing private collection housed in a purpose-built Art Deco building. Displays include vintage trucks, rare classic cars, petrol pumps as well as an evergrowing showcase of Wearable Arts. Hotel The Ascot Park Hotel DAY 7: Invercargill - Dunedin (B,L,D) A trip to Invercargill wouldn’t be complete without a visit to see some of the memorabilia of the legendary Burt Munro, Speed Bike Racer, as depicted in the movie ‘The World’s Fastest Indian’. Continue through the remarkable region of The Catlins, where lush rainforest spills onto brilliant beaches. Visit the spectacular triple tiered cascading waterfall at Purakauni and enjoy a picnic lunch. Travel to Nugget Point, where there are opportunities to see wildlife as you walk to the lighthouse with spectacular views. Arrive into Dunedin for your overnight stay. Hotel Distinction Dunedin DAY 8: Dunedin - Mt Cook (B,D) Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle, hear the tragic and scandalous stories on a guided tour. There is time to wander around this Garden of International Significance followed by an Ultimate High Tea served in the Grand Ballroom. Farewell Dunedin and travel to Oamaru famous for its limestone. Follow the Waitaki River and see Lake Benmore as you travel to Mt Cook. There is time this afternoon to discover the history of this iconic region in The Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre. Hotel The Hermitage Hotel (Aoraki Wing) DAY 9: Mt Cook - Christchurch (B,D) This morning 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. Continue to Lake Tekapo and view the brilliant turquoise water, the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Sheep Dog Statue before arriving into Christchurch. Here you will visit the International Antarctic Centre, designed to provide an informative account of life in Antarctica. Feel the chill of the Antarctic storm room, take a ride on the Hagglund all-terrain vehicle, see the little blue penguins and be astonished within the immersive 4D theatre. Enjoy a city tour before arriving at your hotel. Hotel Sudima Christchurch City

DAY 10: Christchurch - Auckland (B,D) Enjoy a leisurely start to your day before boarding a local flight to the ‘City of Sails’, Auckland located in the North Island. You will be transferred to the wharf to board the Celebrity Eclipse® to commence your 11 night cruise around New Zealand and back to Australia. Overnight Celebrity Eclipse® Port Times Depart 18:00 DAY 11: Tauranga (B,L,D) Located in the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga is situated at the entrance to one of the largest natural harbours in New Zealand. Port Times Arrive 07:45 Depart 18:30 DAY 12: Cruising (B,L,D) Relax and enjoy the comforts of this stunning superliner. While at sea enjoy the onboard facilities, world-class cuisine and the entertainment not to mention your AquaClass® stateroom. DAY 13: Napier (B,L,D) The beautifully preserved 1930s Art Deco architecture is Napier’s special point of difference. The best way to enjoy the streetscape is on a self-guided walk. Port Times Arrive 08:00 Depart 17:00 DAY 14: Wellington (B,L,D) Situated at the southern end of the North Island, Wellington was recently named the ‘Coolest Little Capital’. On the waterfront is Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum, one of the best interactive museums in the world. Port Times Arrive 08:00 Depart 17:00

DAY 15: Picton (B,L,D) Cruise through the many inlets and bays that make up the Marlborough Sounds to Picton, the gateway to the South Island. This small seaport is only a short distance from the Marlborough wine region, famous for its sauvignon blanc. Port Times Arrive 08:00 Depart 17:00 DAY 16: Christchurch (B,L,D) In Christchurch you will see state-of-theart architecture, vibrant street art, bustling restaurants, laneways and green public spaces. Take time to explore the city by tram or Edwardian punt along the tranquil Avon River. Port Times Arrive 08:00 Depart 17:00 DAY 17: Dunedin (B,L,D) Situated on the magnificent Otago coastline, explore Dunedin’s historic architecture and beautiful botanic gardens. Port Times Arrive 08:00 Depart 17:00 DAY 18: Dusky, Doubtful and Milford Sounds (B,L,D) Sail into the narrow fiords of Dusky, Doubtful and Milford Sounds. Your ship will seem to shrink in comparison to the towering cliffs topped by lush mountain terrain. Scenic cruising. DAY 19 - 20: Cruising (B,L,D) Enjoy a quiet refuge by day, gazing over the sea with cocktail in hand. DAY 21: Melbourne (B) Time to say goodbye after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

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Booking Terms & Conditions Payment and completion of the GOOD TO GO Form to your Travel Agent acknowledges that you have read, understood and accepted these booking conditions. Grand Pacific Tours (GPT) is a 100% Australian owned company. For a full list of booking terms and conditions, refer to the GPT website at gptnz.com. Deposits and Payment At the time of booking a deposit of $500 per person for Ultimate Small Group Tours is required and for Cruise and Ultimate Small Group Tours a deposit of $1000 per person. If the Tour Package includes flights, a further deposit to cover the airfare and taxes is also required at time of booking. The balance of payment including any merchandise for Ultimate Small Group Tours, is due 60 days prior to departure. Once the tour has been booked and confirmed cancellation fees will apply as per Terms and Conditions. The balance of payment including any merchandise for Cruise and Ultimate Small Group Tours, is due 90 days prior to departure. Once the tour has been booked and confirmed cancellation fees will apply refer to the 2020 / 21 Cruise and Coach Tours Brochure. Airfares The airlines require all Trans-Tasman flight bookings to have the air ticket issued within three to five days of confirmation of the airline reservation. As GPT offer a fully inclusive package price, the dollar difference between ‘Land Only’ price and ‘Package Price’ does not represent the airfare deposit amount due. Enquire with your Travel Agent as to the exact amount of airfare deposit and taxes required at the time of booking. Surcharges may apply over peak travel times. The Australian prepaid taxes are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed to your Travel Agent at time of booking. Airline Indemnity Airlines carry no responsibility for any statement in this brochure relating to the ground content of the tours. These airlines act as air carriers only. GPT indemnifies the airlines against any claim, action, loss or damage that may arise. Minimum connecting times are as per IATA, airport and airline specifications. Flight sectors are booked as advised by the operating airline in accordance with their rules. Passport and Visa Requirements All visitors require a passport to enter New Zealand. Your passport must be valid for at least three months past the date that you intend to leave. For Australian citizens travelling on an Australian passport, you do not need a visa or permit to visit New Zealand. Visitors from visa-waiver countries must request an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) prior to travelling to New Zealand. For visitors from non-visa waiver countries it is recommended you contact your Travel Agent or NZ Immigration for full entry requirements. If you are not an Australian Citizen or permanent resident, you may also have to pay for an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL). Please check with your Travel Agent for up to date immigration requirements. Prices All holiday prices are based on schedules, fares and tariffs current at the time of printing. GPT reserves the right to vary the cost of tours if necessary, by reason of currency fluctuation, component cost increase or airfare cost. Tour costing will be guaranteed at the price prevailing at the date of final payment.

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Luggage Limits Each Ultimate Small Group traveller is entitled to travel with TWO suitcases on tour measuring (length + width + depth) no more than 150cm (if airline ticket permits). Weight limits also apply to luggage due to Occupational Health and Safety issues. Approximately, the maximum suitcase weight allowed is 23kg. If a traveller brings more than the allocated limit of luggage, any additional arrangements made to get their luggage to the final destination will be at their own expense. Please be aware that oversized or overweight luggage may be refused to be carried by coach companies. All travellers are supplied with a Grand Pacific Tours Travel Bag for personal and small items which can be carried on the coach when travelling. The travel bag is designed to carry a maximum of 6kg. Due to limited space on board the coach, please ensure carry-on bags are approximately (length + width + depth) 81cm with a maximum weight restriction of 6kg. All luggage is entirely at the ‘owners risk’, GPT takes no responsibility for accidental damage or loss. Pre / Post Accommodation in New Zealand Hotel check-in time is approx. 3pm and check-out is approx. 10am. If early hotel check-in or late checkout is required due to flight schedules, additional accommodation will need to be purchased. The rates quoted in this brochure are only valid for one night, room only and subject to availability. Any additional meals will need to be ordered and purchased directly with the hotel’s, BB rates cannot be provided. Additional nights are subject to availability and may be charged at the prevailing rate by the hotel. Dietary Requests GPT limit special dietary requests to Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Lactose Intolerant and Diabetic. These will be requested to the hotel but cannot be guaranteed. Meal options may be limited. As a volume group tour operator, contracting specific menus which range from Buffet to A-la-carte, the logistics of arranging meals meeting the correct criteria over an extended touring itinerary can be challenging and cannot be guaranteed to meet the expectations of the traveller. Therefore, religious dietary requests (ie. Hindu Vegetarian, Kosher, Halal) cannot be accommodated. Any further intolerances needing to be managed are the responsibility of the traveller. Airlines have restricted dietary conditions which vary, ask at time of booking. Fiordland Navigator There are stairs to the cabin and dining area. All travellers are required to be physically able to climb stairs on their own or with the assistance of their travelling companion. A mainland option is available which must be requested at time of booking and is subject to availability with no price reduction. Bedding types are limited and we are unable to guarantee preferred bedding.

Refund Please note that no refund shall be made for any unused portion of any itinerary. Any alteration to the holiday, made by a traveller(s), shall be wholly at the expense of the traveller(s). Health and Fitness Payment of deposit by the traveller(s) to GPT acts as a warranty that the traveller(s) is / are reasonably healthy and / or fit to participate in the tour and the traveller(s) indemnifies GPT from all actions, claims and demands arising out of any want of health and fitness. GPT reserves the right to remove a traveller from a tour if their health and / or fitness interferes with the tour or other traveller(s) tour experience in any way. Travelling with a collapsible wheelchair / mobility scooter is subject to availability at the time of booking as each tour only has the capacity to cater for one wheelchair / mobility scooter traveller. Accessible Rooms are subject to availability and not always allocated in the room type advertised. Responsibilities GPT advises that the service it provides is for the booking and packaging of goods and services provided by other operators such as cruise ships, hotels and transportation companies. Travellers are advised to familiarise themselves with the terms and conditions on which these services are supplied. Accordingly, GPT will not be responsible and will be excluded from liability for any loss, damage, omission or acts being negligent or otherwise, committed by the operators of airlines, cruise ships, coach companies, hotels or attractions used in connection with the tours. Documentation GPT documentation including any merchandise will be forwarded to your Travel Agent two weeks prior to departure. PO Box address is not acceptable. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate early requests for documentation. Ticket wallet is one per person for Ultimate Small Group Tours. Transfers Airport transfers are included on the first and last day of your GPT tour and / or pre or post tour accommodation directly linked with the tour hotel. Transfers cannot be re-routed to other pick up points or destinations. No refund will be given for unused transfers. Inter-terminal airport transfers are not included. On arrival in New Zealand, the transfer vehicle will wait up to 1 hour after the flight lands. If your flight is delayed or has changed please contact GPT. Travellers who miss the pre-booked transfers must make their own way to / from the GPT tour hotel at their own expense. Holiday Duration The first and last day of most structured holidays is considered a travelling day and therefore may not necessarily be a touring day.

Coach Seat Rotation For the enjoyment of all travellers GPT operates a daily seat rotation system which all travellers must participate in as a condition of booking. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Special Offers Only one special offer is applicable per booking and must be advised at time of booking. There will be no retrospective discounts applied. #Bonus Garden Book is one per household.

Travel Insurance Comprehensive Travel Insurance is not included but is strongly recommended for all travellers. It is the traveller’s responsibility to arrange their own travel insurance.

Force Majeure Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions we regret that we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected by reason of circumstances amounting to ‘force majeure’. In these booking conditions, ‘force majeure’ means any event which we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events outside our control.

Cancellations / Transfer of Booking In the event a traveller cancels off a tour the following fees apply prior to departure: - 60 days or more prior to departure, loss of deposit plus the cost of the airline ticket if issued. - Between 7 and 59 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour package price. - Less than 7 days prior to departure, 100% of the tour package price. If a traveller wishes to cancel their existing booking and transfer to a new departure date, the above cancellation fees still apply. For Cruise and Ultimate Small Group Tours Tour bookings refer to the 2020 / 21 Cruise and Coach Tours Brochure for cancellation fees as they differ to the above.

Internet Most hotels have internet access available. Not all hotels offer free Wi-Fi, charges may apply. GPT do not have any influence over hotel Wi-Fi access and related costs. Internet access is available on the Celebrity Solstice® and Celebrity Eclipse® for a fee.


Privacy Use of any personal data that you provide to GPT for your booking is governed by the GPT Privacy Policy which is published at https:// www.grandpacifictours. com/privacy-statement. By providing personal information to GPT, you consent to GPT collecting, holding, using and disclosing your personal information as detailed in the GPT Privacy Policy. In particular, you agree that in certain circumstances, GPT are permitted to disclose your personal information to overseas recipients in connection with your booking committed by the operators of airlines, cruise ships, coach companies, hotels or attractions used in connection with the tours. The supplier may also have their own privacy policy that covers how they handle your personal information. Please contact the supplier directly for information on their privacy policy. GPT do not keep a record of any credit card or bank account details of their passengers.

Gratuities Onboard gratuities included in the brochure price, cover restaurant and stateroom services only. This does not cover any specialty services purchased on board the cruise or gratuities for the Coach Captain, which are at the discretion of the traveller.

CRUISE AND COACH TOUR BOOKINGS

Validity Brochure valid for travel from September 2020 - May 2021.

Staterooms The prices in this brochure are based on the stateroom type specified on the individual itinerary. No upgrades from the stateroom type listed are available

MERCHANDISE

Onboard Credits BONUS US$ onboard credit is per stateroom and based on minimum number of staterooms sold. Late Bookings Bookings made inside 150 days prior to departure date, are subject to availability and may incur a surcharge. Onboard credits may not be available.

Cruise Check-In All travellers must be checked-in and be on board the ship no later than 90 minutes prior to the published sailing time or they will not be permitted to sail. If you are not on board at least 90 minutes before the ship’s scheduled sailing time, Celebrity Cruises® are entitled to assume that you do not intend to travel. Your booking will then be cancelled, 100% cancellation charges will apply and no refund provided. Cruises Concluding in Australia For any cruises that conclude in Australia it is recommended that onward flights are booked after midday.

All prices are inclusive of GST and postage. All purchases must be made with your Travel Agent at time of booking. Payment for all merchandise is due with final tour payment prior to departure. Merchandise will not be sold once on tour or after travellers return home. Refer to the website for delivery and jacket sizes. Exchanges can be made on unused merchandise, a $10 per delivery postage and handling fee will be charged.

Celebrity Cruises® reserve the right to recall any unnamed staterooms at any time due to capacity.

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