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L U X U R Y

C O A C H

H O L I D A Y S

All tours include airfares, taxes, meals, sightseeing and attractions Valid for Departures: 1 September 2010 - 31 May 2011 www.grandpacifictours.com


See New Zealand’s spectacular scenery in armchair comfort as you travel through each region.


I am writing to say what a wonderful holiday I had touring New Zealand with Grand Pacific Tours. It was more than I ever expected. 27 Queenslanders, 2 lovely South Australians, about 5 from Melbourne and 1 from Sydney. What a wonderful coach load of happy, caring people. The meals were just so generous and more than I ever expected and the hotels were very nice. I kept saying to my neighbour we could never afford to do this for the price we paid if we travelled alone. Both Coach Captains were excellent, so knowledgeable and lovely. The jacket was so good to have and it kept me nice and warm. I will certainly tell my friends about your wonderful tours. Once again thank you for a wonderful holiday. B.G. - Sunbury, Victoria

Kia Ora Welcome to New Zealand GRAND PACIFIC TOURS IS PLEASED TO provide travellers with a selection of New Zealand Luxury Coach Holidays and Small Group Tours that offer unbeatable value. Owned by the Harding family who have specialised in New Zealand for over 20 years and complemented by a team of highly motivated and knowledgeable staff, Grand Pacific Tours is proud of our professional and personalised service. Coach Holidays offer you an experience where everything is taken care of. From the time you arrive in New Zealand a friendly smile awaits. Our professional crew will provide a high standard of service and have been specially trained to perform Grand Pacific Tour’s itineraries. See New Zealand’s spectacular scenery in armchair comfort as you travel through each region. Choose from three different tour options including our very popular Luxury Coach Holidays, our latest Ultimate Small Group Touring programme or one of our Special Interest tours.

Grand Pacific Tours management have compared the quality and value we provide with other companies and you will find it difficult to better the Grand Pacific Tours product. Our policy is to provide each traveller with the best New Zealand coach holiday experience available. It is important for you to enjoy the wonderful sightseeing and return from your holiday feeling that you have received excellent value for money. The best testimony to this is the terrific feedback we receive from our past travellers who in turn tell their friends how well Grand Pacific Tours looked after them. Grand Pacific Tours is regarded in the marketplace as the New Zealand Luxury Coach Holiday specialist as we offer ‘something for everyone!’. Join us on a holiday experience to this magical place - New Zealand. You won’t be disappointed.

Peter Harding Managing Director

Contents Map & Welcome to New Zealand

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Touring Vehicles

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Accommodation

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Tour Benefits like no other!

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Regional Departures

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Luxury Coach Holidays

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19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Holiday

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19 Day Grand New Zealand Tour

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16 Day Highlights of New Zealand Tour

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11 Day North & South Island Tour

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10 Day South Island Tour

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Ultimate Small Group Touring

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19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise & Coach Experience

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19 Day Ultimate Discovery

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16 Day Ultimate Explorer

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10 Day Ultimate South Island Escape

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Special Interest Tours

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Documentation & Merchandise

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Website / Booking Conditions

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www.grandpacifictours.com

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Luxury Touring Coach; professional Coach Captain; deluxe leather reclining seats on the Ultimate Touring Coach; Ultimate Touring Coach.

Experience is the difference Let us look after you EACH GRAND PACIFIC TOURS’ COACH Captain has been handpicked for their expert knowledge and extensive driving experience. They are easily identified as they will be in company uniform.

A key part of their role is to ensure that the comfort and cleanliness of the coach is kept at the highest standard at all times. Ongoing training guarantees that your Coach Captain is on hand to assist you with every aspect of your tour, from handling your luggage to booking optional tours to ensuring you are settled in at the end of the day. Luxury Touring Coaches Grand Pacific Tours utilise modern, luxury touring coaches. All coaches feature air conditioning, reclining cloth trim seats, panoramic windows, CD and DVD player, entertainment system, lowering devices, air bag suspension, restroom, two door access and cold water storage. Traveller comments on the vehicles utilised by Grand Pacific tours can be described in one word - “Excellent”.

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GRAND PACIFIC TOURS. LUXURY COACH HOLIDAY SPECIALISTS

Ultimate Touring Coach The latest edition to the Grand Pacific Tours fleet is the Ultimate Touring Coach. Pure indulgence with only 20 deluxe leather seats, this vehicle has been purpose built for the Ultimate Small Group Touring programme. The onboard features provide a level of comfort never offered before, boasting 20 luxurious reclining leather seats on a full size vehicle complemented with calf and footrest support. Additional features include a centre galley with fridge for cold water storage and magazine rack. Each traveller will receive personal headphones to enjoy onboard entertainment from a choice of four music channels. Each seat includes a wood grain timber panelled storage area to house your travel bag, timber side table with built in cup holder and individual 240 volt outlet ideal for charging your camera, music player or phone.


CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Copthorne Central Christchurch; porterage is included in every tour; enjoy New Zealand’s finest produce; Mercure Queenstown Resort; Hyatt Regency Auckland.

Relax in Comfort Your home away from home GRAND PACIFIC TOURS IS CONSCIOUS OF providing value for money holidays to every person that travels with us. When deciding upon the standard of accommodation to be included in our tours, Grand Pacific Tour’s management personally inspect each hotel to ensure the service, décor, cleanliness, meals and general operation is first class. Enjoy a warm welcome on arrival at each hotel as a member of the management team will personally meet and greet you and the friendly hotel staff will deliver your luggage to your room. During your tour you will want some free time to relax and explore at leisure. With this in mind we have included more two night stays in key locations.

We offer three ranges of accommodation to suit everyone’s budget - Quality, Deluxe & Premium. Quality Hotels Represents excellent value for money, clean and comfortable accommodation with genuine kiwi hospitality. This standard is featured on the following tour: 16 Day Highlights New Zealand Tour Deluxe Hotels Offers centrally located hotels, high quality service levels with a wide range of facilities and services. This standard is featured on the following tours: 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Holiday 19 Day Grand New Zealand Tour 11 Day North and South Island Tour 10 Day South Island Tour Premium Hotels Epitomizes one of the finest hotels in the city or region, boasting award winning facilities, top service levels and great attention to detail. This standard is featured on the following tours: 19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise & Coach Experience 19 Day Ultimate Discovery 16 Day Ultimate Explorer 10 Day Ultimate South Island Escape

Dine with New Friends Each day commences with a choice of hot and cold options for breakfast. A specialty breakfast in Rotorua includes a Gondola ride to the Skyrides Restaurant where you will enjoy a buffet champagne breakfast whilst taking in the spectacular views. Relax at the end of each day knowing that you are amongst friends as you feast on some of New Zealand’s finest produce. Dinner is included on most evenings and you will dine with your fellow travellers in an area reserved for Grand Pacific Tours. Evening meals are generally a sumptuous three course meal or extensive buffet and in some locations we have included specialty dining experiences. In Rotorua experience the thrill of Maori song & dance followed by a traditional hangi banquet where the food is cooked in the earth. Celebrate Dunedin’s Scottish heritage as you take part in a Haggis Ceremony complete with bagpipes, Haggis and the immortal Robbie Burns poem. Whilst in Queenstown board the vintage steamship, the TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station where you will enjoy New Zealand’s high country cuisine. www.grandpacifictours.com

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Personalised, Inclusive Tour Benefits Like No Other TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE?

AIRFARE INCLUDED

We love to welcome past travellers back to New Zealand. For your second tour receive a FREE pre tour night accommodation (room only). For every subsequent tour after receive a per person discount. Our most loyal traveller has done seven tours in as many years!

The tour prices stated throughout the brochure include return airfares and pre paid taxes from your homeport. A land only price is also available.

SENIORS CARD DISCOUNT Australian ‘Seniors Card’ holders can save even more on a Grand Pacific Tour. Please let your Travel Agent know to request the published discount. ($50pp at time of printing).

PROBUS PARTNERSHIP Grand Pacific Tours have been a National Sponsor of the Probus Centre South Pacific Inc. for several years. We offer several dedicated Probus departures each year which include exclusive offers for Probians. Contact Grand Pacific Tours for a copy of our Probus brochure.

NO HIDDEN EXTRAS The benefit of choosing a Grand Pacific Tour is you pay one simple price that is inclusive of airfare, transfers, comprehensive sightseeing, meals and several specialty evenings. You will rarely have to put your hand in your pocket!

YOUR SPECIAL NEEDS At the time of booking Grand Pacific Tours staff can liaise on any special dietary or room requirements that will make your tour more comfortable. These requirements will be communicated to each hotel and attraction and will be on a request basis.

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GROUP BENEFITS Benefits apply to 10 or more people taking an allocation of seats on a tour. Ask your Travel Agent to assist you with a quotation. Grand Pacific Tours can also provide an exclusive tour for larger groups.

DON’T BE DISAPPOINTED All departure dates are guaranteed to operate. We are adding new dates all the time due to demand so it is important to check with your Travel Agent on a date that suits your schedule.

TRAVELLING ALONE? For the single traveller, you can either register to have a twin share room with another single traveller of the same gender to save costs, or you may opt to pay for a single supplement to guarantee a room of your own (Conditions apply).

MEET & GREET From the moment you touch down a friendly smile awaits. Our Meet and Greet Representatives ensure you are welcomed in true Kiwi style. Return airport to hotel transfers are provided.

QUALITY CONTROL At the end of each tour all travellers complete a comprehensive questionnaire which allows us to closely monitor any items that need attention and this feedback ensures we can act quickly so that any issue can be rectified immediately.

GRAND PACIFIC TOURS. LUXURY COACH HOLIDAY SPECIALISTS

REGIONAL DEPARTURES - FREE TRANSFERS On selected departures Grand Pacific Tours offer FREE return regional coach transfers from your hometown to your gateway airport. Travel in luxury and comfort on our five star purposebuilt Gold Class coach. An additional benefit is the inclusion of an extra night’s accommodation (room only) prior to the tours commencement. Refer to page 8 for more information.

STAY A LITTLE LONGER Grand Pacific Tours can arrange extra nights’ accommodation either before or after your tour. As some flights arrive late at night and others depart early morning, extra nights are highly recommended to allow yourself time to relax before commencing your Luxury Coach Holiday.

TRAVEL IN STYLE! Your tour price includes a stylish array of travel goods including a durable travel bag, ticket wallet, toiletry wet pack, New Zealand travel diary, luggage label, personal name badge, personalised itinerary, Optional Tours Directory, postcard, customs required resealable plastic bag and touring map.

LET US CARRY YOUR BAGS From the moment you arrive in New Zealand you will be assisted with your luggage. Each touring day your packed bags will be left at your hotel door for the porters to collect and then assist the Coach Captain to load safely onto the coach. On arrival at each new hotel luggage will be delivered to your hotel room in quick turnaround time.


At Grand Pacific Tours we work hard to ensure every tour delivers a first class experience. This was confirmed by all of our travellers last season who rated their overall tour experience an average of 9.30 out of 10. Now that’s a quality result!

LEFT TO RIGHT: Christchurch Cathedral Square; Kiwi Chick; Bay of Islands; optional Helicopter Flight to the snowfields of Franz Josef Glacier.

A WARM WELCOME

DON’T FORGET YOUR JACKET!

WINE TIME!

On arrival at each hotel a member of the management team will board the coach and provide a friendly welcome including a full brief on the hotels facilities and surrounds. When a two night stay is included, you will receive an official welcome letter called ‘Hotel Hints’ detailing the facilities including special Grand Pacific Tours arrangements

A range of merchandise is available for sale when confirming your tour. Refer to page 30 for further details. The jackets are a great idea to keep you dry and warm. Keep one in your day pack.

Relive the day’s highlights with your fellow travellers at Wine Time! Each evening, one hour prior to dinner, your hotel will provide Grand Pacific traveller’s a discounted drink offer on selected beverages. Your Coach Captain will advise you of each days special.

PERSONALISED SERVICE Whilst travelling with a group, it is still important that your holiday is a personal experience. One guide per 24 travellers has been confirmed for any guided tour inclusion.

ANYONE FOR A HELICOPTER RIDE? In certain locations you will have free time to participate in a range of Optional Activities from jet boating to helicopter rides. A colour Optional Tours Directory is provided prior to travel so you can budget for any extra activities. A range of discount coupons are also included for local Auckland and Christchurch activities if you are extending your time pre or post tour.

A VIEW FROM EVERY SEAT A daily seat rotation system operates throughout the coach, giving everyone an equal touring experience.

NO MESSY MEAL SUPPLEMENTS! Our tours are inclusive of daily cooked breakfast and most dinners. An occasional night is free to dine at leisure and soak up the ambience of the local surrounds.

SPECIALTY MEALS Every tour incorporates a number of specialty dinners including a traditional Haggis Ceremony in Dunedin, country fare at the Walter Peak Homestead in Queenstown and experience a colourful Maori Hangi and Concert in Rotorua.

THIS TABLE IS RESERVED At meal times you will never have to worry about finding a table to dine at. All Grand Pacific Tours travellers are provided with priority reserved dining at breakfast and dinner.

A FITTING FAREWELL A special farewell dinner on the last night of the tour offers the perfect opportunity to say goodbye to new found friends. Celebrate, have fun and share great memories of your time together.

EXCLUSIVE TO US! Being a New Zealand specialist allows us to build solid relationships with our key suppliers and confirm arrangements exclusive to Grand Pacific Tours. A key example of this is on the Milford Sound Cruise where our travellers enjoy reserved seats on the Top Deck for premium viewing.

WE ARE HERE TO ASSIST Our qualified Operations Team in New Zealand ensure the smooth delivery of every tour. Located in the North and South Islands, our dedicated team provide personal assistance to both the travellers and Coach Captains whenever required. A Dinner Hostess is on site for your first nights dinner to assist with introductions.

PERSONAL GUARANTEE All funds received by Grand Pacific Tours are held in a client trust account until payments are made to the suppliers. Grand Pacific Tours is a member of the Travel Compensation Fund (TCF).

Our qualified Operations Team in New Zealand ensure the smooth delivery of every tour. www.grandpacifictours.com

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2010 / 2011 Regional Departures

20 Day RAIL / COACH Refer to pages 10,11 $4949pp Twin Share $1430 Single Supp

20 Day GRAND Refer to pages 12,13 $4449pp Twin Share $1330 Single Supp

17 Day HIGHLIGHTS Refer to pages 14,15 $3749pp Twin Share $1000 Single Supp

Armidale - Tamworth - Scone - Muswellbrook - Singleton - Cessnock - Wyong - Gosford

09 Mar 2011

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09 Oct 2010

Coffs Harbour - Nambucca Heads - Kempsey - Port Macquarie - Taree - Tuncurry

30 Jan 2011

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29 Sep 2010

Eden - Merimbula - Bega - Narooma - Moruya - Batemans Bay - Ulladulla - Nowra - Kiama Albion Park - Wollongong

07 Mar 2011

23 Sep 2010

21 Jan 2011

Griffith - Temora - Cootamundra - Young - Cowra - Yass - Goulburn - Sutton Forest - Mittagong -

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14 Sep 2010

Griffith - Leeton - Narrandera - Wagga - Yass - Canberra - Goulburn - Sutton Forest Mittagong - Camden

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04 Oct 2010

17 Jan 2011

Orbost - Lakes Entrance - Bairnsdale - Sale - Rosedale - Traralgon - Morwell - Warragul

05 Mar 2011

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Portland - Port Fairy - Warrnambool - Camperdown - Colac - Waurn Ponds - Torquay Barwon Heads - Ocean Grove - Geelong - Werribee

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26 Feb 2011

07 Nov 2010

Deniliquin - Finlay - Tocumwal - Cobram - Numurkah - Shepparton - Seymour

11 Nov 2010

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Wagga - Culcairn - Holbrook - Albury - Wodonga - Wangaratta - Benalla - Euroa - Seymour Departing Brisbane Airport

03 Mar 2011

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Bundaberg - Hervey Bay - Maryborough - Gympie - Cooroy - Nambour

12 Apr 2011

08 Apr 2011

03 Apr 2011

Coffs Harbour - Grafton - Maclean - Woodburn - Coraki - Lismore - Alstonville - Ballina Bangalow - Brunswick Heads - Murwillumbah - Tweed Heads - Nerang

06 Apr 2011

15 Apr 2011

21 Apr 2011

Toowoomba - Ipswich

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Departure & Pick-up Points Departing Sydney Airport

Departing Melbourne Airport

The benefits continue: Door to door Regional Departures OVER THE YEARS GRAND PACIFIC TOURS HAS found that many of our travellers have originated from regional towns around Australia. We understand that organising family and friends to take you to the closest airport and to collect you on return can be a hassle.

To ensure that your New Zealand holiday starts from the minute you leave home, Grand Pacific Tours offers FREE return transfers from a range of regional towns for selected tours and dates.

To give you the opportunity to unwind and relax an EXTRA NIGHT’S accommodation (room only) is provided in New Zealand on all regional departures, before your tour commences.

These FREE return transfers are operated in our Gold Class Coach, a purpose built, five star vehicle which offers luxury and comfort to get you to and from your hometown to the airport.

The table featured above outlines the selected regional departure dates and the pick up locations available. Now that’s convenient!

Your Coach Captain, Greg Reid, will be available to answer any questions you may have. You will also have the opportunity to meet with a number of your fellow travellers before you even reach the airport. This will be the start of many friendships you make whilst on tour.

Please note: Grand Pacific Tours reserves the right to substitute the Gold Class Coach and/or driver in any unforeseen circumstances. Pick-up times vary and are dependent on airline schedules. These will be confirmed to you at time of booking.

All Regional Departures receive FREE Return Transfers and an Extra Night’s Accommodation. 8

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Luxury Coach Holidays My wife and I cannot express how much we enjoyed our holiday with you. Both drivers, Dave in the South Island and Cole in the North Island were really great to travel with. You are to be congratulated on such a professionally run organization. F. & J. - Halifax, QLD


Fully Escorted featuring 5 breathtaking rail journeys and an EXCLUSIVE overnight cruise

19 Day New Zealand Rail, Cruise & Coach Holiday ONE LOW PRICE INCLUDES PRE PAID ATTRACTIONS

Kauri Museum* Waitangi Treaty Grounds* • EXCLUSIVE Bay of Islands Overnight Cruise • Glenbrook Vintage Railway • Longlands Dairy Farm • Skyline Gondola & Luge Ride • Agrodome • Paradise Valley Springs* • Thermal mud pools & geysers* • Southwards Car Museum • Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum* • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry • TranzCoastal Rail Journey • Christchurch Tramway • Plains Vintage Railway • Olveston House* • Haggis Ceremony & Gift • Larnach Castle* • Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens • Taieri Gorge Limited Rail Journey • Te Anau Glow Worm Caves • Milford Sound Cruise • Lakes District Museum • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw • TranzAlpine Rail Journey • City sights tour of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch & Dunedin • •

Guaranteed Departures

2010

2011

Sep 10, 26 Oct 4, 16, 25 Nov 3, 12, 21

Jan 18, 31 Feb 8, 18, 23 Mar 4, 6, 8, 10, 16, 26 Apr 7, 13, 18 May 4

Australian Tour Prices inc airfares & taxes

Departure Point

Tour including Airfare Sydney $4899 + Melbourne $4899 + Brisbane $4899 + Gold Coast $4899 + Canberra $5149 + Cairns $5249 + Adelaide $5299 + Hobart $5299 + Launceston $5299 + Perth $5499 +

Pre Paid Taxes** $120 = $120 = $120 = $120 = $114 = $132 = $123 = $110 = $110 = $115 =

Land Only Single Supplement

Total Twin Share Per Person $5019 $5019 $5019 $5019 $5263 $5381 $5422 $5409 $5409 $5614 $4499 $1380

Stay a little longer

City Twin Share Auckland $90 Christchurch $90

Single $180 $180

Extra night rates are per person and based on room only.

Documentation Pack

Your tour price includes a stylish array of travel goods including a durable travel bag, ticket wallet, toiletry wet pack, New Zealand travel diary, luggage label, personal name badge, personalised itinerary, Optional Tours Directory, postcard, customs required resealable plastic bag and touring map. **Prepaid taxes are correct at time of print, but are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed to your travel agent at time of booking.

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GRAND PACIFIC TOURS. LUXURY COACH HOLIDAYS

TOURING • Return airfares from your homeport • Luxury coach travel with 2 door access, restroom, reclining seats and panoramic windows • Professional Coach Captain • Fully Escorted • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival • Return airport transfers in New Zealand • EXCLUSIVE Bay of Islands Overnight Cruise • 17 nights deluxe hotel accommodation • Six 2 night stays • Hotel porterage • 5 rail journeys • 4 cruises • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions • GST (New Zealand Goods and Services Tax) • Comprehensive documentation pack MEALS cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast at Skyrides Restaurant - Rotorua • 17 sumptuous dinners including 4 specialty dinners: Maori Hangi & Concert - Rotorua, Haggis Ceremony - Dunedin, Walter Peak Homestead - Queenstown, Farewell Dinner - Christchurch • 2 lunches including a specialty lunch at Longlands Dairy Farm - Matamata • 4 delicious morning / afternoon teas • 18

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

*Denotes guided tour is included with 1 guide per 24 travellers.

ITINERARY

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

DAY 1: Homeport - Auckland (D)

Fly from your homeport to Auckland where you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. Hotel Copthorne Hotel Harbourcity DAY 2: Auckland - Bay of Islands (B,D)

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 pass through Whangarei to Paihia. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British. Hotel Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands DAY 3: Bay of Islands Overnight Cruise (B,D)

A memorable day lies ahead of you today. After breakfast you are free to explore Paihia before boarding Ipipiri, the Great Sights brand new luxurious catamaran for your overnight cruise in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Cruise past spectacular landmarks, such as the Black Rocks and Urupukapuka Island before being anchored in a sheltered bay for a truly exclusive experience. You will be surrounded by nature, as the warm waters are home to an abundance of marine life such as dolphins, whales, seals and penguins.

Tenders will ferry you to nearby islands as you learn of the rich history and ecology associated with this region. At sunset enjoy a buffet of local cuisine before retiring to your King Stateroom that has sea views. Overnight Bay of Islands Overnight Cruise DAY 4: Bay of Islands - Auckland (B,D)

After a unique overnight stay, start the day with a leisurely breakfast before you cruise back to Opua Wharf mid-morning. Farewell the Bay of Islands and drive south via Whangarei, Wellsford and Warkworth to Auckland. Enjoy a short city tour and free time before transferring to your hotel. Hotel Copthorne Hotel Harbourcity DAY 5: Auckland - Rotorua (B,L,D)

Depart Auckland and travel to Glenbrook Vintage Railway for a nostalgic 12 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. Depart Glenbrook and travel through magnificent countryside to Longlands Dairy Farm. Enjoy a short farm talk followed by a delicious home cooked lunch. This afternoon continue to Rotorua and visit Paradise Valley Springs, a superb wildlife park where you can hand feed rainbow trout. Hotel Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (Superior Rooms. 2 nights)


DAY 6: Rotorua (B,SD)

DAY 13: Dunedin - Te Anau (B,D)

Today begins with a Gondola ride to Skyrides Restaurant where a buffet breakfast and spectacular views are on offer. Travel to the Agrodome where you see performing sheep, a shearing display and sheep dog trial. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before travelling out to see the boiling mud pools and awesome Geysers that Rotorua is famous for. This evening experience an entertaining Maori Hangi and Concert.

Travel to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland and visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves. Admire the incredible limestone caverns, waterfalls and mystery of the Glow Worm Grotto before arriving at your hotel. Hotel Distinction Luxmore Hotel (Deluxe Rooms. 2 nights)

DAY 7: Rotorua - Wellington (B,D)

Depart Rotorua and travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway before arriving at the spectacular Huka Falls. Continue to Lake Taupo where some free time is available to enjoy this scenic lakeside town. This afternoon travel via the Tongariro National Park and visit Southwards Car Museum, home to the most comprehensive collection of veteran and vintage cars in the southern hemisphere. Enjoy afternoon tea before continuing south along the Kapiti Coast to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital. Hotel James Cook Grand Chancellor (2 nights) DAY 8: Wellington (B,D)

Enjoy an extensive city tour in New Zealand’s capital, Wellington. A highlight will be a guided tour of Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum, with exhibits that embrace both Maori and European views. Enjoy free time at leisure this afternoon. DAY 9: Wellington - Christchurch (B,D)

This morning board the Interislander Ferry, cross Cook Strait and travel through the Marlborough Sounds to Picton. Join the TranzCoastal, a truly spectacular rail journey that links the port of Picton to Christchurch. Follow the thin wedge of land between the Pacific Ocean and the Kaikoura Ranges. Continue across the Northern Canterbury Plains to the garden city of Christchurch. Hotel Copthorne Durham Street or Copthorne Central Christchurch (2 nights) DAY 10: Christchurch (B,D)

This morning enjoy a city tour of Christchurch. This afternoon is free and we have arranged for you to travel on the Christchurch Tramway which is the best way to visit all the “Must See” sights. DAY 11: Christchurch - Dunedin (B,SD)

Depart Christchurch and travel to The Plains Vintage Railway where you experience a ‘K’88 Steam Locomotive at work. View the informative displays and enjoy a delightful morning tea before travelling to Oamaru. Continue to Dunedin for a city sights tour including a visit to Olveston House, a prestigious historic home. Tonight a Scottish evening will be presented complete with bagpipes, great food, Haggis Ceremony and gift. Hotel Mercure Leisure Lodge (2 nights) DAY 12: Dunedin (B,D)

Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle where you enjoy a guided tour. Next visit Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens, view the superb collection of flowers followed by a delightful morning tea. Return to the city where free time is available before boarding The Taieri Gorge Limited for a journey through spectacular scenery only accessible by rail. On return to Dunedin’s historic Edwardian Railway Station your coach will transfer you to your hotel.

NEW EXCLUSIVE INCLUSION

DAY 14: 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. This afternoon return to Te Anau where some free time is available. DAY 15: Te Anau - Queenstown (B,SD)

Travel to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village and visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue to Queenstown, a year round resort situated on the shores of magical Lake Wakatipu. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. On arrival sit back and relax, as you are treated to the best of New Zealand’s high country cuisine in 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. Hotel Mercure Queenstown Resort (Lakeview Rooms. 2 nights)

Bay of Islands Overnight Cruise For the first time ever experience the spectacular Bay of Islands on a luxurious catamaran. Your overnight cruise includes: • Scenic cruising on a luxury vessel • King Stateroom with private ensuite • Superb dinner including local produce, seafood and BBQ meats • Cooked breakfast • Tender craft for shore excursions • Kayaking, snorkelling and swimming • Relaxation time allowing you to enjoy a drink and take in the serenity

The Taieri Gorge Ltd

DAY 16: Queenstown (Free Day) (B)

Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown at leisure. Your Coach Captain and Tour Escort are available to assist with the many options available, whether it be the thrill of a jet boat ride or the helicopter ride of a lifetime. This evening is also free and you may choose to dine out at one of the many fine restaurants. DAY 17: Queenstown - Franz Josef (B,D)

Depart Queenstown and travel 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 Fox Glacier. Time is available (weather permitting) to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers before continuing to Franz Josef. Hotel Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Glenbrook Vintage Railway

DAY 18: Franz Josef - Christchurch (B,SD)

Travel to Hokitika, famous for its greenstone then continue to Greymouth where you board The TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. Travel through lush beech forest, skirt lakes and follow rivers till you climb through the Otira Tunnel to Arthur’s Pass in the centre of the Southern Alps. Descend through spectacular gorges, river valleys and over massive viaducts before completing your journey at Christchurch. This evening enjoy a special farewell dinner with your new found friends. Hotel Copthorne Durham Street or Copthorne Central Christchurch

‘K’88 Locomotive

DAY 19: Christchurch - Homeport (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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Luxury touring at a relaxed pace

19 Day Grand New Zealand Tour ONE LOW PRICE INCLUDES PRE PAID ATTRACTIONS

Kauri Museum* Waitangi Treaty Grounds* • Dolphin / Hole in the Rock Cruise • Sky Tower • Longlands Dairy Farm • Skyline Gondola & Luge Ride • Agrodome • Paradise Valley Springs* • Thermal mud pools & geysers* • Wairarapa Wine & Cheese Experience • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry • Olveston House* • Haggis Ceremony & Gift • Larnach Castle* • Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens • Milford Sound Cruise • Lakes District Museum • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw • TranzAlpine Rail Journey • City sights tour of Auckland, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch & Dunedin • •

Guaranteed Departures

2010

2011

Sep 12, 15, 24 Oct 5, 9, 18, 24, 27 Nov 5, 8, 14

Jan 19, 22 Feb 1, 6, 9, 19, 27 Mar 2, 8, 14, 17, 22, 27 Apr 4, 9, 16 May 2

Australian Tour Prices inc airfares & taxes

Departure Point

Tour including Airfare Sydney $4399 + Melbourne $4399 + Brisbane $4399 + Gold Coast $4399 + Canberra $4599 + Cairns $4669 + Adelaide $4699 + Hobart $4699 + Launceston $4699 + Perth $4989 +

Pre Paid Taxes** $120 = $120 = $120 = $120 = $114 = $132 = $123 = $110 = $110 = $115 =

Land Only Single Supplement

Total Twin Share Per Person $4519 $4519 $4519 $4519 $4713 $4801 $4822 $4809 $4809 $5104 $3999 $1280

Stay a little longer

City Twin Share Auckland $100 Christchurch $90

Single $200 $180

Extra night rates are per person and based on room only.

Documentation Pack

Your tour price includes a stylish array of travel goods including a durable travel bag, ticket wallet, toiletry wet pack, New Zealand travel diary, luggage label, personal name badge, personalised itinerary, Optional Tours Directory, postcard, customs required resealable plastic bag and touring map. **Prepaid taxes are correct at time of print, but are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed to your travel agent at time of booking.

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*Denotes guided tour is included with 1 guide per 24 travellers.

TOURING • Return airfares from your homeport • Luxury coach travel with 2 door access, restroom, reclining seats and panoramic windows • Professional Coach Captain • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival • Return airport transfers in New Zealand • 18 nights deluxe hotel accommodation • Four 2 night stays • Hotel porterage • 4 cruises • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions • GST (New Zealand Goods and Services Tax) • Comprehensive documentation pack MEALS cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast at Skyrides Restaurant - Rotorua • 17 sumptuous dinners including 5 specialty dinners: Maori Hangi & Concert - Rotorua, Wine and cheese experience - Masterton Haggis Ceremony - Dunedin, Walter Peak Homestead - Queenstown, Farewell Dinner - Christchurch • 2 lunches including 1 specialty lunch at Longlands Dairy Farm - Matamata • 1 delicious morning tea at Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens • 18

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

ITINERARY

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

DAY 1: Homeport - Auckland (D)

Fly from your homeport to Auckland where you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. Hotel Hyatt Regency Auckland DAY 2: Auckland - Bay of Islands (B,D)

Depart Auckland and travel to the Parry Kauri Park to see a magnificent example of a Kauri Tree. Enjoy a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum in Matakohe, then travel via Whangarei to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British. Hotel Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (2 nights) DAY 3: Bay of Islands (Free Day) (B,D)

Today is a free day. Choose from the many optional activities available, including the Cape Reinga coach trip via Ninety Mile Beach, a day trip to Kerikeri or a spectacular scenic flight. The choice is yours and your Coach Captain will be available to assist. DAY 4: Bay of Islands - Auckland (B,D)

This morning travel aboard a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins before returning to Paihia. Travel south via Whangarei to Auckland. Hotel Hyatt Regency Auckland

DAY 5: Auckland - Rotorua (B,L,D)

This morning enjoy a city sights tour including a visit to Sky Tower, one of New Zealands’ most spectacular attractions. Continue to Longlands Dairy Farm where a short farm talk is followed by a delicious home cooked lunch. Travel to Rotorua, visit Paradise Valley Springs, a superb wildlife park where you can hand feed rainbow trout. Hotel Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (Superior Rooms. 2 nights) DAY 6: Rotorua (B,SD)

Today begins with a Gondola ride to Skyrides Restaurant where a buffet breakfast and spectacular views are on offer. Travel to the Agrodome to see performing sheep, a shearing display and sheep dog trial. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before travelling out to see the boiling mud pools and awesome Geysers that Rotorua is famous for. This evening you will experience an entertaining Maori Hangi and Concert. DAY 7: Rotorua - Napier - Masterton (B,SD)

Depart Rotorua and travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Huka Falls and Lake Taupo. Continue to Napier “The Art Deco Capital Of The World”, for a tour of this city that was destroyed by an earthquake in 1931. Enjoy some free time to explore the fascinating architecture before travelling through the Wairarapa, an emerging cool-climate wine region. At the hotel this evening a wine and cheese experience will be presented. Hotel Copthorne Hotel and Resort Solway Park


DAY 8: Masterton - Greytown - Wellington (B,D)

Enjoy a leisurely start to the day with time to take in the facilities of this impressive resort. Travel to Greytown to see the most complete example of original Victorian wooden architecture. Drive through Featherston before you travel through the Rimutaka Mountain Range into Wellington. Enjoy a city tour of the nation’s capital which will highlight the history and culture on show here. Hotel James Cook Grand Chancellor DAY 9: Wellington - Picton - Blenheim (B,D)

Enjoy free time this morning to explore Wellington at leisure. Suggested options include a visit to Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum or a tour through the Parliament buildings. This afternoon board the Interislander Ferry, cross Cook Strait and travel through the Marlborough Sounds to Picton where you board your coach for the short journey to Blenheim. Hotel Heartland Hotel Marlborough DAY 10: Blenheim - Kaikoura - Christchurch (B,D)

Tour through Marlborough Country, famous for its food and wine then travel to the quaint fishing village of Kaikoura. Continue onto the garden city of Christchurch. A city sights tour will showcase the grand architecture, historic homesteads, immaculate parks and the picturesque Avon River. Hotel Copthorne Durham Street or Copthorne Central Christchurch DAY 11: Christchurch - Twizel (B,D)

Travel through the southern Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. See the brilliant turquoise water, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and view the Sheep Dog Statue. Marvel at the spectacular mountain ranges including Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. The opportunity is available (time and weather permitting) to enjoy a scenic flight (optional) over the Southern Alps before travelling to Twizel. Hotel MacKenzie Country Inn DAY 12: Twizel - Dunedin (B,SD)

Depart Twizel and see Lake Benmore, before following the Waitaki River to Oamaru, famous for its limestone. Continue south to Dunedin, a well preserved Victorian city. Enjoy an informative city tour including a visit to Olveston House, a prestigious historic home. Tonight a Scottish evening will be presented comprising of bagpipes, great food, special Haggis Ceremony and gift. Hotel Mercure Leisure Lodge DAY 13: 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. Visit Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens and view the superb collection of flowers, followed by a delightful morning tea. Farewell Dunedin and travel through Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau, your overnight stay. Hotel Distinction Luxmore Hotel (Deluxe Rooms. 2 nights)

How does one begin to describe such a wonderful holiday? From beginning to end everything went off without a hitch - everything was so well organised. All in all, a real value for money and quality tour. A. & B. - Johannesburg, South Africa DAY 14: 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. This afternoon return to Te Anau where some free time is available. Tonight you may like to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves (optional). DAY 15: Te Anau - Queenstown (B,SD)

Travel to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village and visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue to Queenstown, a year round resort situated on the shores of magical Lake Wakatipu. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. On arrival sit back and relax, as you are treated to the best of New Zealand’s high country cuisine in 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. Hotel Mercure Queenstown Resort (Lakeview Rooms. 2 nights)

Napier, Art Deco City Sky Tower, Auckland

DAY 16: Queenstown (Free Day) (B)

Today is a free day. There are plenty of sightseeing options and your Coach Captain is available to assist. The evening is also free. You may choose to dine out at one of the many fine restaurants. DAY 17: Queenstown - Fox Glacier - Franz Josef (B,D)

Depart Queenstown and travel 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 Fox Glacier. Time is available (weather permitting) to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers before continuing to Franz Josef. Hotel Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier DAY 18: 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, one of the great train journeys of the world. View rivers and valleys as you travel through the Waimakariri Basin and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. This evening you will be treated to a special farewell dinner with your new friends. Hotel Copthorne Durham Street or Copthorne Central Christchurch DAY 19: Christchurch - Homeport (B)

Time to say goodbye. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

Milford Sound

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Quality touring at an affordable price

16 Day Highlights of New Zealand Tour ONE LOW PRICE INCLUDES PRE PAID ATTRACTIONS

Olveston House* Haggis Ceremony & Gift • Larnach Castle* • Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens • Milford Sound Cruise • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw • Lakes District Museum • TranzAlpine Rail Journey • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry • Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum* • Skyline Gondola & Luge Ride • Agrodome • Paradise Valley Springs* • Thermal mud pools & geysers* • Waitangi Treaty Grounds* • Dolphin / Hole in the Rock Cruise • Kauri Museum* • City sights tour of Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington & Auckland • •

Guaranteed Departures

2010

2011

Sep 10, 15, 22, 30 Oct 5, 10, 16, 19, 30 Nov 3, 5, 8, 12, 21

Jan 18, 22 Feb 2, 6, 9, 18, 24 Mar 4, 8, 11, 17, 22, 27 Apr 1, 4, 13, 22, 25 May 4

*Denotes guided tour is included with 1 guide per 24 travellers.

Tour including Airfare Sydney $3699 + Melbourne $3699 + Brisbane $3699 + Gold Coast $3699 + Canberra $3929 + Cairns $3979 + Adelaide $3999 + Hobart $3999 + Launceston $3999 + Perth $4249 +

Pre Paid Taxes** $120 = $120 = $120 = $120 = $114 = $132 = $123 = $110 = $110 = $115 =

Land Only Single Supplement

Total Twin Share Per Person $3819 $3819 $3819 $3819 $4043 $4111 $4122 $4109 $4109 $4364 $3299 $950

Stay a little longer

City Twin Share Christchurch $75 Auckland $75

Single $150 $150

Extra night rates are per person and based on room only.

Documentation Pack

Your tour price includes a stylish array of travel goods including a durable travel bag, ticket wallet, toiletry wet pack, New Zealand travel diary, luggage label, personal name badge, personalised itinerary, Optional Tours Directory, postcard, customs required resealable plastic bag and touring map. **Prepaid taxes are correct at time of print, but are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed to your travel agent at time of booking.

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MEALS cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast at Skyrides Restaurant - Rotorua • 13 sumptuous dinners including 4 specialty dinners: Maori Hangi & Concert - Rotorua, Haggis Ceremony - Dunedin, Walter Peak Homestead - Queenstown, Farewell Dinner - Auckland • 1 picnic lunch • 1 delicious morning tea • 15

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

Australian Tour Prices inc airfares & taxes

Departure Point

TOURING • Return airfares from your homeport • Luxury coach travel with 2 door access, restroom, reclining seats and panoramic windows • Professional Coach Captain • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival • Return airport transfers in New Zealand • 15 nights quality hotel accommodation • Four 2 night stays • Hotel porterage • 4 cruises • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions • GST (New Zealand Goods and Services Tax) • Comprehensive documentation pack

ITINERARY

Fly from your homeport to Christchurch where you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. Hotel Heartland Hotel Cotswold or The Elms Hotel

superb collection of flowers, followed by a delightful morning tea. Farewell Dunedin and travel through Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland and your overnight stay. Tonight you may like to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves (optional). Hotel Distinction Luxmore Hotel (Superior Rooms)

DAY 2: Christchurch - Omarama (B,D)

DAY 5: Te Anau - Milford Sound - Queenstown (B,L)

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

DAY 1: Homeport - Christchurch (D)

After a city tour depart Christchurch and travel through the southern Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. See the brilliant turquoise water, visit The Church of the Good Shepherd and view the Sheep Dog Statue. Marvel at the spectacular mountain ranges including Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. The opportunity is available (time and weather permitting) to enjoy a scenic flight (optional) over the Southern Alps before travelling to Omarama. Hotel Heritage Gateway Hotel

Depart Te Anau for a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where you board your launch for a cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch. This afternoon travel to Queenstown, overlooking magical Lake Wakatipu. Spend the next two nights at this year round resort which offers a wide range of activities and attractions. This evening is free and you may choose to dine at one of the many fine restaurants. Hotel Mercure Queenstown Resort (2 nights)

DAY 3: Omarama - Dunedin (B,SD)

DAY 6: Queenstown (Free Day) (B,SD)

Depart Omarama and see Lake Benmore, before following the Waitaki River to Oamaru, famous for its limestone. Continue south to Dunedin, a well preserved Victorian city. Enjoy an informative tour including a visit to Olveston House, a prestigious historic home. Tonight a Scottish evening will be presented comprising of bagpipes, great food, special Haggis Ceremony and gift. Hotel Mercure Leisure Lodge DAY 4: Dunedin - Te Anau (B,D)

This morning travel out along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle where you hear of the tragic and scandalous history on a guided tour. Visit Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens and view the

Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown at leisure. Your Coach Captain is available to assist with the many sightseeing options available, whether it be the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour to Skippers Canyon or the helicopter ride of a lifetime. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. On arrival sit back and relax as you are treated to the best of New Zealand’s high country cuisine in 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.


The Interislander Ferry

DAY 7: Queenstown - Arrowtown - Fox Glacier (B,D)

Travel to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village and visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue via the Haast Pass to the mighty West Coast, an area of stunning beauty. See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel to Fox Glacier. Time is available (weather permitting) to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers. Hotel Heartland Hotel Glacier Country DAY 8: Fox Glacier - Arthur’s Pass - Christchurch (B,D)

Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue into Arthur’s Pass and board The TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. View rivers and valleys as you travel through the Waimakariri Basin, over massive viaducts and through the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains to the elegant city of Christchurch. On arrival your coach will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Hotel Heartland Hotel Cotswold or The Elms Hotel DAY 9: Christchurch - Picton - Wellington (B,D)

Travel along the East Coast to the fishing village of Kaikoura. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you travel through Marlborough Country, famous for its food and wine. Continue to Picton, where you board the Interislander Ferry for your journey through the Marlborough Sounds and across Cook Strait to Wellington. Hotel Ibis Wellington (2 nights) DAY 10: Wellington (B)

Today explore this exciting region and enjoy an extensive city tour which explains the history and culture on show in New Zealand’s capital, Wellington. A highlight will be a guided tour of Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum, with exhibits that embrace both Maori and European views of the land, environment and people. Enjoy some free time to explore at leisure this afternoon. This evening is also free and you may choose to dine at one of the many fine restaurants. 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 Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (2 nights)

Skyline Gondola

Each Coach Captain has been handpicked for their expert knowledge and extensive driving experience.

Haggis Ceremony

DAY 12: Rotorua (B,SD)

Today begins with a Gondola ride to Skyrides Restaurant where a buffet breakfast and spectacular views are on offer. Travel to the Agrodome where you see performing sheep, a shearing display and sheep dog trial. Next visit Paradise Valley Springs, a superb wildlife park where you can hand feed rainbow trout. Some free time is available before an afternoon transfer to see the boiling mud pools and the awesome Geysers that Rotorua is famous for. This evening you will experience an entertaining Maori Hangi 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 via Whangarei to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British. Hotel Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge (2 nights) DAY 14: Bay of Islands (B,D)

This morning travel aboard a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins before returning via Russell to Paihia for a free afternoon. A range of optional activities are available or you may choose to relax and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the waterfront.

Larnach Castle

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 you will be treated to a special farewell dinner with your new friends. Hotel Copthorne Hotel Auckland City DAY 16: Auckland - Homeport (B)

Time to say goodbye. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

Agrodome

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Ideal for the time conscious traveller

11 Day North & South Island Tour ONE LOW PRICE INCLUDES PRE PAID ATTRACTIONS

Kauri Museum* Waitangi Treaty Grounds* • Dolphin / Hole in the Rock Cruise • Sky Tower • Longlands Dairy Farm • Skyline Gondola & Luge Ride • Agrodome • Paradise Valley Springs* • Thermal mud pools & geysers* • Wairarapa Wine & Cheese Experience • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry • City sights tour of Auckland, Napier, Wellington & Christchurch • •

*Denotes guided tour is included with 1 guide per 24 travellers.

Guaranteed Departures

2010

2011

Sep 12, 15, 24 Oct 5, 18, 24, 27 Nov 5, 8, 14

Jan 19, 22 Feb 6, 9, 19 Mar 2, 8, 14, 17, 22, 27 Apr 4, 9, 16 May 2

Australian Tour Prices inc airfares & taxes

Departure Point

Tour including Airfare Sydney $2869 + Melbourne $2869 + Brisbane $2869 + Gold Coast $2869 + Canberra $3059 + Cairns $3139 + Adelaide $3169 + Hobart $3169 + Launceston $3169 + Perth $3439 +

Pre Paid Taxes** $120 = $120 = $120 = $120 = $114 = $132 = $123 = $110 = $110 = $115 =

Land Only Single Supplement

Total Twin Share Per Person $2989 $2989 $2989 $2989 $3173 $3271 $3292 $3279 $3279 $3554 $2469 $720

Stay a little longer

City Twin Share Auckland $100 Christchurch $90

Single $200 $180

Extra night rates are per person and based on room only.

Documentation Pack

Your tour price includes a stylish array of travel goods including a durable travel bag, ticket wallet, toiletry wet pack, New Zealand travel diary, luggage label, personal name badge, personalised itinerary, Optional Tours Directory, postcard, customs required resealable plastic bag and touring map. **Prepaid taxes are correct at time of print, but are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed to your travel agent at time of booking.

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TOURING • Return airfares from your homeport

ITINERARY

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

DAY 1: Homeport - Auckland (D)

Fly from your homeport to Auckland where you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. Hotel Hyatt Regency Auckland

• Luxury

coach travel with 2 door access, restroom, reclining seats and panoramic windows • Professional Coach Captain • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival • Return airport transfers in New Zealand • 10 nights deluxe hotel accommodation • Two 2 night stays • Hotel porterage • 2 cruises • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions • GST (New Zealand Goods and Services Tax) • Comprehensive documentation pack MEALS cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast at Skyrides Restaurant - Rotorua • 10 sumptuous dinners including 2 specialty dinners: Maori Hangi & Concert - Rotorua, Wine and cheese experience - Masterton • 1 specialty lunch at Longlands Dairy Farm • 10

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

free time this afternoon before travelling out to see the boiling mud pools and awesome Geysers that Rotorua is famous for. This evening you will experience an entertaining Maori Hangi and Concert. DAY 7: Rotorua - Napier - Masterton (B,SD)

Travel to the Parry Kauri Park to see a magnificent example of a Kauri Tree. Enjoy an informative talk at the Kauri Museum, then travel to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Hotel Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (2 nights)

Depart Rotorua and travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Huka Falls and Lake Taupo. Continue to Napier “The Art Deco Capital Of The World”, for a city tour. Enjoy some free time to explore the fascinating architecture before travelling through the Wairarapa wine region. At the hotel this evening a wine and cheese experience will be presented. Hotel Copthorne Hotel and Resort Solway Park

DAY 3: Bay of Islands (Free Day) (B,D)

DAY 8: Masterton - Greytown - Wellington (B,D)

DAY 2: Auckland - Bay of Islands (B,D)

Today is a free day. Choose from the many optional activities available. The choice is yours and your Coach Captain will be available to assist. DAY 4: Bay of Islands - Auckland (B,D)

This morning travel aboard a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins before returning to Paihia. Travel to Auckland via Whangarei. Hotel Hyatt Regency Auckland DAY 5: Auckland - Rotorua (B,L,D)

This morning enjoy a city sights tour including a visit to Sky Tower, one of New Zealands’ most spectacular attractions. Continue to Longlands Dairy Farm where a short farm talk is followed by a delicious home cooked lunch. Travel to Rotorua, visit Paradise Valley Springs, a superb wildlife park where you can hand feed rainbow trout. Hotel Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (Superior Rooms. 2 nights) DAY 6: Rotorua (B,SD)

Today begins with a Gondola ride to Skyrides Restaurant where a buffet breakfast and spectacular views are on offer. Travel to see a shearing display and sheep dog trial. Enjoy some

Enjoy a leisurely start to the day before travelling to Greytown where you see the most complete example of original Victorian wooden architecture. Continue through the Rimutaka Mountain Range into Wellington for a city tour of the nation’s capital. Hotel James Cook Grand Chancellor DAY 9: Wellington - Picton - Blenheim (B,D)

Enjoy free time this morning to explore Wellington at leisure. This afternoon board the Interislander Ferry, cross Cook Strait and travel through the Marlborough Sounds to Picton where you board your coach for the short journey to Blenheim. Hotel Heartland Hotel Marlborough DAY 10: Blenheim - Kaikoura - Christchurch (B,D)

Tour through Marlborough Country, famous for its food and wine then travel to the quaint fishing village of Kaikoura. Continue onto the garden city of Christchurch. A city sights tour will showcase the grand architecture, historic homesteads, immaculate parks and the picturesque Avon River. Hotel Copthorne Durham Street or Copthorne Central Christchurch DAY 11: Christchurch - Homeport (B)

Time to say goodbye. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a great holiday.


A showcase of the spectacular South Island

10 Day South Island Tour ONE LOW PRICE INCLUDES PRE PAID ATTRACTIONS

Olveston House* Haggis Ceremony & Gift • Larnach Castle* • Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens • Milford Sound Cruise • Lakes District Museum • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw • TranzAlpine Rail Journey • •

*Denotes guided tour is included with 1 guide per 24 travellers.

TOURING • Return airfares from your homeport • Luxury coach travel with 2 door access, restroom, reclining seats and panoramic windows • Professional Coach Captain

Guaranteed Departures

2010

2011

Sep 21, 24 Oct 3, 14, 27 Nov 2, 5, 14, 17, 23

Jan 28, 31 Feb 6, 15, 18, 28 Mar 11, 17, 23, 26, 31 Apr 5, 13, 18, 25 May 11

Australian Tour Prices inc airfares & taxes

Departure Point

Tour including Airfare Sydney $2899 + Melbourne $2899 + Brisbane $2899 + Gold Coast $2899 + Canberra $3069 + Cairns $3169 + Adelaide $3199 + Hobart $3199 + Launceston $3199 + Perth $3469 +

Pre Paid Taxes** $120 = $120 = $120 = $120 = $114 = $132 = $123 = $110 = $110 = $115 =

Land Only Single Supplement

Total Twin Share Per Person $3019 $3019 $3019 $3019 $3183 $3301 $3322 $3309 $3309 $3584 $2499 $690

Stay a little longer

City Twin Share Christchurch $90

Single $180

Extra night rates are per person and based on room only.

Documentation Pack

Your tour price includes a stylish array of travel goods including a durable travel bag, ticket wallet, toiletry wet pack, New Zealand travel diary, luggage label, personal name badge, personalised itinerary, Optional Tours Directory, postcard, customs required resealable plastic bag and touring map. **Prepaid taxes are correct at time of print, but are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed to your travel agent at time of booking.

• Personalised

Meet & Greet on arrival airport transfers in New Zealand • 9 nights deluxe hotel accommodation • Two 2 night stays • Hotel porterage • 2 cruises • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions • GST (New Zealand Goods and Services Tax) • Comprehensive documentation pack • Return

MEALS cooked breakfasts • 8 sumptuous dinners including 3 specialty dinners: Haggis Ceremony - Dunedin, Walter Peak Homestead - Queenstown, Farewell Dinner - Christchurch • 1 picnic lunch • 1 delicious morning tea •9

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

ITINERARY

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

some free time is available. Tonight you may visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves (optional).

DAY 1: Homeport - Christchurch (D)

DAY 6: Te Anau - Queenstown (B,SD)

Fly from your homeport to Christchurch where you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. Hotel Copthorne Durham Street or Copthorne Central Christchurch DAY 2: Christchurch - Twizel (B,D)

Travel through the southern Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. See the brilliant turquoise water, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd, view the Sheep Dog Statue and marvel at the spectacular mountain ranges including Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. The opportunity is available (time and weather permitting) to enjoy a scenic flight (optional) over the Southern Alps. Hotel MacKenzie Country Inn DAY 3: Twizel - Dunedin (B,SD)

Travel to Arrowtown and visit the Lakes District Museum before continuing to Queenstown. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Enjoy the best of New Zealand’s high country cuisine in the Colonel’s Homestead. After dinner enjoy a short farm tour then reboard the TSS Earnslaw for a sing along by the piano on your return cruise. Hotel Mercure Queenstown Resort (Lakeview Rooms. 2 nights) DAY 7: Queenstown (Free Day) (B)

Today is a free day. There are plenty of sightseeing options and your Coach Captain is available to assist. The evening is also free. You may choose to dine out at one of the many fine restaurants.

Depart Twizel and see Lake Benmore, before following the Waitaki River to Oamaru, famous for its limestone. Continue to Dunedin and enjoy an informative city tour including a visit to Olveston House. Tonight a Scottish evening will be presented comprising of bagpipes, great food, special Haggis Ceremony and gift. Hotel Mercure Leisure Lodge

DAY 8: Queenstown - Franz Josef (B,D)

DAY 4: Dunedin - Te Anau (B,D)

DAY 9: Franz Josef - Christchurch (B,SD)

Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle for a guided tour. Visit Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens and view the superb collection of flowers, followed by a delightful morning tea. Travel through Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau for overnight. Hotel Distinction Luxmore Hotel (Deluxe Rooms. 2 nights) DAY 5: 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. This afternoon return to Te Anau where

Travel 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 Fox Glacier. Experience a scenic flight (optional - weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers before continuing to Franz Josef. Hotel Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue to Arthur’s Pass and board The TranzAlpine, one of the great train journeys of the world. View rivers and valleys as you travel through the Waimakariri Basin and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. This evening you will be treated to a special farewell dinner with your new friends. Hotel Copthorne Durham Street or Copthorne Central Christchurch DAY 10: Christchurch - Homeport (B)

Time to say goodbye. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday. www.grandpacifictours.com

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Enjoy touring at a relaxed pace; first class deluxe leather reclining seats; the Ultimate Coach offers a level of unparalleled comfort.

Small Group Touring The Ultimate Way to Travel GRAND PACIFIC TOURS IS DELIGHTED TO present the Ultimate Small Group Touring Experience to New Zealand onboard the deluxe Ultimate Coach, which offers a level of comfort unparalleled by any other vehicle. A selection of exciting itinerary options are available to choose from in this new innovation in small group travel. The beauty of travelling in a small group is that every aspect of your New Zealand holiday is personal. You will also enjoy a very close bond with your fellow travelling companions. With smaller numbers travel is at a relaxed pace, you see more of the sights and enjoy additional free time to explore at leisure, which is often a request from travellers on larger size groups.

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The Ultimate Coach Purpose built for Grand Pacific Tours, the Ultimate Coach is in a class of its own. You will travel on a full size coach (13.5 metres long) which normally houses 49 seats and has been reconfigured with only 20 luxury leather seats. Experience surroundings akin to the ‘pointy end’ of an aeroplane as you enjoy the extensive on board features which include: • 20 luxury leather fully reclining seats with extra-width plus calf and footrest support for added comfort. • Panoramic viewing, air conditioning and seat belts. • Wood grain timber panelled storage area to house your deluxe travel bag. • A centre galley equipped with fridge for drink storage. • Individual 240 volt power outlets available to charge your camera, mobile phone and music player. • State of the art entertainment system with multiple music channels, radio, CD and DVD and your own personal set of headphones.

GRAND PACIFIC TOURS. ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING

Premium Accommodation We have carefully handpicked a collection of stylish hotels to be part of the Ultimate Small Group Touring Experience. Travellers will be treated to a very high standard in each location. Regular inspections and ongoing evaluation ensures each property continues to exceed the high standards and levels of service we require. Each of the hotels used offer a superior level of comfort, extensive guest facilities and excellent location. Ultimate Touring Extras As part of every Ultimate Small Group Touring Experience you will receive a number of exclusive extras: • A deluxe documentation pack made of a fine Ruskin material is provided to all travellers, these quality items will last a lifetime. • An intimate farewell dinner including selected beverages on the last night offers a time to celebrate with new found friends.


Ultimate Small Group Touring The Ultimate Coach, driver, hotels, meals - all together made this a once in a lifetime holiday for me. I’m glad I waited to see New Zealand on the Ultimate Coach. P.S. - Buderim, QLD

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Experience a Fully Escorted tour combining rail, coach and an EXCLUSIVE overnight cruise

19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise and Coach Experience ONE LOW PRICE INCLUDES PRE PAID ATTRACTIONS

Kauri Museum* Waitangi Treaty Grounds* • EXCLUSIVE Bay of Islands Overnight Cruise • Glenbrook Vintage Railway • Longlands Dairy Farm • Skyline Gondola & Luge Ride • Agrodome • Paradise Valley Springs* • Thermal mud pools & geysers* • Southwards Car Museum • Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum* • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry • TranzCoastal Rail Journey • Christchurch Tramway • Plains Vintage Railway • Olveston House* • Haggis Ceremony & Gift • Larnach Castle* • Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens • Taieri Gorge Limited Rail Journey • Te Anau Glow Worm Caves • Milford Sound Cruise • Lakes District Museum • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw • TranzAlpine Rail Journey • City sights tour of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch & Dunedin • •

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Guaranteed Departures

2010

2011

Nov 8

Mar 28

Australian Tour Prices inc airfares & taxes

Departure Point

Tour including Airfare Sydney $7299 + Melbourne $7299 + Brisbane $7299 + Gold Coast $7299 + Canberra $7449 + Cairns $7499 + Adelaide $7599 + Hobart $7599 + Launceston $7599 + Perth $7849 +

Pre Paid Taxes** $120 = $120 = $120 = $120 = $114 = $132 = $123 = $110 = $110 = $115 =

Land Only Single Supplement

Total Twin Share Per Person $7419 $7419 $7419 $7419 $7563 $7631 $7722 $7709 $7709 $7964 $6899 $1650

Stay a little longer

City Twin Share Auckland $100 Christchurch $110

Single $200 $220

Extra night rates are per person and based on room only.

**Prepaid taxes are correct at time of print, but are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed to your travel agent at time of booking. Your Tour Escort is on hand to assist

MEALS cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast at Skyrides Restaurant - Rotorua • 17 sumptuous dinners including 4 specialty dinners: Maori Hangi & Concert - Rotorua, Haggis Ceremony - Dunedin, Walter Peak Homestead - Queenstown, Farewell Dinner with wine - Christchurch • 2 lunches including a specialty lunch at Longlands Dairy Farm - Matamata • 4 delicious morning / afternoon teas • 18

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

*Denotes guided tour.

ITINERARY

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

DAY 1: Homeport - Auckland (D)

Fly from your homeport to Auckland where you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your travelling companions for dinner. Hotel Hyatt Regency 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 pass through Whangarei to Paihia. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British. Hotel Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (Deluxe Rooms) DAY 3: Bay of Islands Overnight Cruise (B,D)

A memorable day lies ahead. After breakfast you are free to explore Paihia before boarding Ipipiri, the Great Sights brand new luxurious catamaran for your overnight cruise in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Cruise past spectacular landmarks, such as the Black Rocks and Urupukapuka Island before being anchored in a sheltered bay for a truly exclusive experience. You will be surrounded by nature, as the warm waters are home to

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SMALL GROUP TOURING • Return airfares from your homeport • Ultimate small group touring coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full size vehicle, 2 door access and panoramic windows • Professional Coach Captain • Fully Escorted • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival • Return airport transfers in New Zealand • EXCLUSIVE Bay of Islands Overnight Cruise • 17 nights premium hotel accommodation • Six 2 night stays • Hotel porterage • 5 rail journeys • 4 cruises • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions • GST (New Zealand Goods and Services Tax) • Comprehensive documentation pack

GRAND PACIFIC TOURS. ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING

an abundance of marine life such as dolphins, whales, seals and penguins. Tenders will ferry you to nearby islands as you learn of the rich history and ecology associated with this region. At sunset enjoy a buffet of local cuisine before retiring to your King Stateroom that has sea views. Overnight Bay of Islands Overnight Cruise DAY 4: Bay of Islands - Auckland (B,D)

After a unique overnight stay, start the day with a leisurely breakfast before you cruise back to Opua Wharf mid-morning. Farewell the Bay of Islands and drive south via Whangarei, Wellsford and Warkworth to Auckland. Enjoy a short city tour and free time before transferring to your hotel. Hotel Hyatt Regency Auckland DAY 5: Auckland - Rotorua (B,L,D)

Depart Auckland and travel to Glenbrook Vintage Railway for a nostalgic 12 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. Depart Glenbrook and travel through magnificent countryside to Longlands Dairy Farm. Enjoy a short farm talk followed by a delicious home cooked lunch. This afternoon continue to Rotorua and visit Paradise Valley Springs, a superb wildlife park where you can hand feed rainbow trout. Hotel Millennium Hotel Rotorua (Lakeview Rooms. 2 nights)


DAY 6: Rotorua (B,SD)

DAY 13: Dunedin - Te Anau (B,D)

Today begins with a Gondola ride to Skyrides Restaurant where a buffet breakfast and spectacular views are on offer. Travel to the Agrodome where you see performing sheep, a shearing display and sheep dog trial. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before travelling out to see the boiling mud pools and awesome Geysers that Rotorua is famous for. This evening experience an entertaining Maori Hangi and Concert.

Travel to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland and visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves. Admire the incredible limestone caverns, waterfalls and mystery of the Glow Worm Grotto before arriving at your hotel. Hotel Te Anau Hotel and Villas (2 nights)

DAY 7: Rotorua - Wellington (B,D)

Depart Rotorua and travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway before arriving at the spectacular Huka Falls. Continue to Lake Taupo where some free time is available to enjoy this scenic lakeside town. This afternoon travel via the Tongariro National Park and visit Southwards Car Museum, home to the most comprehensive collection of veteran and vintage cars in the southern hemisphere. Enjoy afternoon tea before continuing south along the Kapiti Coast to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital. Hotel James Cook Grand Chancellor (Superior Rooms, 2 nights) DAY 8: Wellington (B,D)

Enjoy an extensive city tour in New Zealand’s capital, Wellington. A highlight will be a guided tour of Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum, with exhibits that embrace both Maori and European views. Enjoy free time at leisure this afternoon. DAY 9: Wellington - Christchurch (B,D)

This morning board the Interislander Ferry, cross Cook Strait and travel through the Marlborough Sounds to Picton. Join the TranzCoastal, a truly spectacular rail journey that links the port of Picton to Christchurch. Follow the thin wedge of land between the Pacific Ocean and the Kaikoura Ranges. Continue across the Northern Canterbury Plains to the garden city of Christchurch. Hotel Millennium Hotel Christchurch (Superior Cathedral Square Rooms. 2 nights) DAY 10: Christchurch (B,D)

This morning enjoy a city tour of Christchurch. This afternoon is free and we have arranged for you to travel on the Christchurch Tramway which is the best way to visit all the “Must See” sights. DAY 11: Christchurch - Dunedin (B,SD)

Depart Christchurch and travel to The Plains Vintage Railway where you experience a ‘K’88 Steam Locomotive at work. View the informative displays and enjoy a delightful morning tea before travelling to Oamaru. Continue to Dunedin for a city sights tour including a visit to Olveston House, a prestigious historic home. Tonight a Scottish evening will be presented complete with bagpipes, great food, Haggis Ceremony and gift. Hotel Scenic Hotel Southern Cross (2 nights) DAY 12: Dunedin (B,D)

Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle for a guided tour. Next visit Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens, view the superb collection of flowers followed by a delightful morning tea. Return to the city where free time is available before boarding The Taieri Gorge Limited for a journey through spectacular scenery only accessible by rail. On return to Dunedin’s historic Edwardian Railway Station your coach will transfer you to your hotel.

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DAY 14: 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. This afternoon return to Te Anau where some free time is available. DAY 15: Te Anau - Queenstown (B,SD)

Travel to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village and visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue to Queenstown, a year round resort situated on the shores of magical Lake Wakatipu. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. On arrival sit back and relax, as you are treated to the best of New Zealand’s high country cuisine in 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. Hotel Millennium Hotel Queenstown (2 nights)

Bay of Islands Overnight Cruise For the first time ever experience the spectacular Bay of Islands on a luxurious catamaran. Your overnight cruise includes: • Scenic cruising on a luxury vessel • King Stateroom with private ensuite • Superb dinner including local produce, seafood and BBQ meats • Cooked breakfast • Tender craft for shore excursions • Kayaking, snorkelling and swimming • Relaxation time allowing you to enjoy a drink and take in the serenity

DAY 16: Queenstown (Free Day) (B)

Today is a free day. There are plenty of sightseeing options and your Coach Captain and Tour Escort will be happy to assist. This evening is also free and you may choose to dine out at one of the many fine restaurants. DAY 17: Queenstown - Franz Josef (B,D)

Depart Queenstown and travel 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 Fox Glacier. Time is available (weather permitting) to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers before continuing to Franz Josef. Hotel Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing)

The Taieri Gorge Ltd TranzAlpine

DAY 18: Franz Josef - Christchurch (B,SD)

Travel to Hokitika, famous for its greenstone then continue to Greymouth where you board The TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. Travel through lush beech forest, skirt lakes and follow rivers till you climb through the Otira Tunnel to Arthur’s Pass in the centre of the Southern Alps. Descend through spectacular gorges, river valleys and over massive viaducts before completing your journey at Christchurch. This evening enjoy a special farewell dinner including wine with your new found friends. Hotel Millennium Hotel Christchurch (Superior Cathedral Square Rooms)

Christchurch Tramway

DAY 19: Christchurch - Homeport (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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Discover the best of New Zealand at a relaxed pace

19 Day Ultimate Discovery ONE LOW PRICE INCLUDES PRE PAID ATTRACTIONS

Kauri Museum* Waitangi Treaty Grounds* • Dolphin / Hole in the Rock Cruise • Sky Tower • Longlands Dairy Farm • Skyline Gondola & Luge Ride • Agrodome • Paradise Valley Springs* • Thermal mud pools & geysers* • Wairarapa Wine & Cheese Experience • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry • Olveston House* • Haggis Ceremony & Gift • Larnach Castle* • Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens • Milford Sound Cruise • Lakes District Museum • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw • TranzAlpine Rail Journey • City sights tour of Auckland, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch & Dunedin • •

Guaranteed Departures

2010

2011

Sep 27

Feb 14

Australian Tour Prices inc airfares & taxes

Departure Point

Tour including Airfare Sydney $6399 + Melbourne $6399 + Brisbane $6399 + Gold Coast $6399 + Canberra $6549 + Cairns $6599 + Adelaide $6699 + Hobart $6699 + Launceston $6699 + Perth $6949 +

Pre Paid Taxes** $120 = $120 = $120 = $120 = $114 = $132 = $123 = $110 = $110 = $115 =

Land Only Single Supplement

Total Twin Share Per Person $6519 $6519 $6519 $6519 $6663 $6731 $6822 $6809 $6809 $7064 $5999 $1500 Single $200 $220

Extra night rates are per person and based on room only.

**Prepaid taxes are correct at time of print, but are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed to your travel agent at time of booking. Make new friends

ITINERARY

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

DAY 1: Homeport - Auckland (D)

Fly from your homeport to Auckland where you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your travelling companions for dinner. Hotel Hyatt Regency Auckland 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 Maori tribes and the British. Hotel Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (Deluxe Rooms. 2 nights) DAY 3: Bay of Islands (Free Day) (B,D)

Today is a free day. Choose from the many optional activities available, including the Cape Reinga coach trip via Ninety Mile Beach, a day trip to Kerikeri or a spectacular scenic flight. The choice is yours and your Coach Captain will be available to assist.

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MEALS cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast at Skyrides Restaurant - Rotorua • 17 sumptuous dinners including 5 specialty dinners: Maori Hangi & Concert - Rotorua, Wine and cheese experience - Masterton Haggis Ceremony - Dunedin, Walter Peak Homestead - Queenstown, Farewell Dinner with wine - Christchurch • 2 lunches including 1 specialty lunch at Longlands Dairy Farm - Matamata • 1 delicious morning tea at Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens • 18

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

DAY 2: Auckland - Bay of Islands (B,D)

Stay a little longer

City Twin Share Auckland $100 Christchurch $110

*Denotes guided tour.

SMALL GROUP TOURING • Return airfares from your homeport • Ultimate small group touring coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full size vehicle, 2 door access and panoramic windows • Professional Coach Captain • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival • Return airport transfers in New Zealand • 18 nights premium hotel accommodation • Four 2 night stays • Hotel porterage • 4 cruises • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions • GST (New Zealand Goods and Services Tax) • Comprehensive documentation pack

GRAND PACIFIC TOURS. ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING

DAY 4: Bay of Islands - Auckland (B,D)

This morning travel aboard a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins before returning to Paihia. Travel south via Whangarei to Auckland. Hotel Hyatt Regency Auckland DAY 5: Auckland - Rotorua (B,L,D)

This morning enjoy a city sights tour including a visit to Sky Tower, one of New Zealands’ most spectacular attractions. Continue to Longlands Dairy Farm where a short farm talk is followed by a delicious home cooked lunch. Travel to Rotorua, visit Paradise Valley Springs, a superb wildlife park where you can hand feed rainbow trout. Hotel Millennium Hotel Rotorua (Lakeview Rooms. 2 nights) DAY 6: Rotorua (B,SD)

Today begins with a Gondola ride to Skyrides Restaurant where a buffet breakfast and spectacular views are on offer. Travel to the Agrodome to see performing sheep, a shearing display and sheep dog trial. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before travelling out to see the boiling mud pools and awesome Geysers that Rotorua is famous for. This evening you will experience an entertaining Maori Hangi and Concert.


DAY 7: Rotorua - Napier - Masterton (B,SD)

DAY 13: Dunedin - Te Anau (B,D)

Depart Rotorua and travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Huka Falls and Lake Taupo. Continue to Napier “The Art Deco Capital Of The World”, for a tour of this city that was destroyed by an earthquake in 1931. Enjoy some free time to explore the fascinating architecture before travelling through the Wairarapa, an emerging cool-climate wine region. At the hotel this evening a wine and cheese experience will be presented. Hotel Copthorne Hotel and Resort Solway Park (Deluxe Rooms)

Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle where you will hear of the tragic and scandalous history on a guided tour. Visit Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens and view the superb collection of flowers, followed by a delightful morning tea. Farewell Dunedin and travel through Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau, your overnight stay. Hotel Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas (2 nights)

DAY 8: Masterton - Greytown - Wellington (B,D)

Enjoy a leisurely start to the day with time to take in the facilities of this impressive resort. Travel to Greytown to see the most complete example of original Victorian wooden architecture. Drive through Featherston before you travel through the Rimutaka Mountain Range into Wellington. Enjoy a city tour of the nation’s capital which will highlight the history and culture on show here. Hotel James Cook Grand Chancellor (Superior Rooms) DAY 9: Wellington - Picton - Blenheim (B,D)

Enjoy free time this morning to explore Wellington at leisure. Suggested options include a visit to Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum or a tour through the Parliament buildings. This afternoon board the Interislander Ferry, cross Cook Strait and travel through the Marlborough Sounds to Picton where you board your coach for the short journey to Blenheim. Hotel Chateau Marlborough DAY 10: Blenheim - Kaikoura - Christchurch (B,D)

Tour through Marlborough Country, famous for its food and wine then travel to the quaint fishing village of Kaikoura. Continue onto the garden city of Christchurch. A city sights tour will showcase the grand architecture, historic homesteads, immaculate parks and the picturesque Avon River. Hotel Millennium Hotel Christchurch (Superior Cathedral Square Rooms) DAY 11: Christchurch - Twizel (B,D)

Travel through the southern Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. See the brilliant turquoise water, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and view the Sheep Dog Statue. Marvel at the spectacular mountain ranges including Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. The opportunity is available (time and weather permitting) to enjoy a scenic flight (optional) over the Southern Alps before travelling to Twizel. Hotel MacKenzie Country Inn (Deluxe Rooms) DAY 12: Twizel - Dunedin (B,SD)

Depart Twizel and see Lake Benmore, before following the Waitaki River to Oamaru, famous for its limestone. Continue south to Dunedin, a well preserved Victorian city. Enjoy an informative city tour including a visit to Olveston House, a prestigious historic home. Tonight a Scottish evening will be presented comprising of bagpipes, great food, special Haggis Ceremony and gift. Hotel Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Dunedin Railway Station

DAY 14: 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. This afternoon return to Te Anau where some free time is available. Tonight you may like to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves (optional). DAY 15: Te Anau - Queenstown (B,SD)

Travel to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village and visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue to Queenstown, a year round resort situated on the shores of magical Lake Wakatipu. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. On arrival sit back and relax, as you are treated to the best of New Zealand’s high country cuisine in 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. Hotel Millennium Hotel Queenstown (2 nights) DAY 16: Queenstown (Free Day) (B)

Today is a free day. There are plenty of sightseeing options and your Coach Captain is available to assist. The evening is also free. You may choose to dine out at one of the many fine restaurants. DAY 17: Queenstown - Fox Glacier - Franz Josef (B,D)

Depart Queenstown and travel 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 Fox Glacier. Time is available (weather permitting) to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers before continuing to Franz Josef. Hotel Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing)

Wine and cheese experience, Masterton

DAY 18: 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, one of the great train journeys of the world. View rivers and valleys as you travel through the Waimakariri Basin and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. This evening you will be treated to a special farewell dinner including wine with your new found friends. Hotel Millennium Hotel Christchurch (Superior Cathedral Square Rooms) DAY 19: Christchurch - Homeport (B)

Time to say goodbye. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

TSS Earnslaw

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Explore New Zealand at an affordable price

16 Day Ultimate Explorer ONE LOW PRICE INCLUDES PRE PAID ATTRACTIONS

Olveston House* Haggis Ceremony & Gift • Larnach Castle* • Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens • Milford Sound Cruise • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw • Lakes District Museum • TranzAlpine Rail Journey • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry • Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum* • Skyline Gondola & Luge Ride • Agrodome • Paradise Valley Springs* • Thermal mud pools & geysers* • Waitangi Treaty Grounds* • Dolphin / Hole in the Rock Cruise • Kauri Museum* • City sights tour of Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington & Auckland • •

Guaranteed Departures

2010

2011

Sep 12 Oct 24

Jan 30 Mar 13

Australian Tour Prices inc airfares & taxes

Departure Point

Tour including Airfare Sydney $5499 + Melbourne $5499 + Brisbane $5499 + Gold Coast $5499 + Canberra $5649 + Cairns $5699 + Adelaide $5749 + Hobart $5749 + Launceston $5749 + Perth $5999 +

Pre Paid Taxes** $120 = $120 = $120 = $120 = $114 = $132 = $123 = $110 = $110 = $115 =

Land Only Single Supplement

Total Twin Share Per Person $5619 $5619 $5619 $5619 $5763 $5831 $5872 $5859 $5859 $6114 $5099 $1250

Stay a little longer

City Twin Share Christchurch $110 Auckland $100

Single $220 $200

Extra night rates are per person and based on room only.

**Prepaid taxes are correct at time of print, but are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed to your travel agent at time of booking.

*Denotes guided tour.

ITINERARY

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

DAY 1: Homeport - Christchurch (D)

Fly from your homeport to Christchurch where you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your travelling companions for dinner. Hotel Millennium Hotel Christchurch (Superior Cathedral Square Rooms) DAY 2: Christchurch - Twizel (B,D)

Board the luxurious Ultimate Coach, depart Christchurch and travel through the southern Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. See the brilliant turquoise water, visit The Church of the Good Shepherd and view the Sheep Dog Statue. Marvel at the spectacular mountain ranges including Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. The opportunity is available (time and weather permitting) to enjoy a scenic flight (optional) over the Southern Alps before travelling to Twizel. Hotel MacKenzie Country Inn (Deluxe Rooms) Depart Twizel and see Lake Benmore, before following the Waitaki River to Oamaru, famous for its limestone. Continue south to Dunedin, a well preserved Victorian city. Enjoy an informative tour including a visit to Olveston House, a prestigious historic home. Tonight a Scottish evening will be presented comprising of bagpipes, great food, special Haggis Ceremony and gift. Hotel Scenic Hotel Southern Cross DAY 4: Dunedin - Te Anau (B,D)

This morning travel out along the Otago Peninsula

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MEALS cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast at Skyrides Restaurant - Rotorua • 13 sumptuous dinners including 4 specialty dinners: Maori Hangi & Concert - Rotorua, Haggis Ceremony - Dunedin, Walter Peak Homestead - Queenstown, Farewell Dinner with wine - Auckland • 1 picnic lunch • 1 delicious morning tea • 15

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

DAY 3: Twizel - Dunedin (B,SD)

Personal set of headphones

SMALL GROUP TOURING • Return airfares from your homeport • Ultimate small group touring coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full size vehicle, 2 door access and panoramic windows • Professional Coach Captain • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival • Return airport transfers in New Zealand • 15 nights premium hotel accommodation • Four 2 night stays • Hotel porterage • 4 cruises • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions • GST (New Zealand Goods and Services Tax) • Comprehensive documentation pack

GRAND PACIFIC TOURS. ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING

to Larnach Castle where you hear of the tragic and scandalous history on a guided tour. Visit Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens and view the superb collection of flowers, followed by a delightful morning tea. Farewell Dunedin and travel through Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland and your overnight stay. Tonight you may like to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves (optional). Hotel Distinction Te Anau Hotel and 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 cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch. This afternoon travel to Queenstown, overlooking magical Lake Wakatipu. Spend the next two nights at this year round resort which offers a wide range of activities and attractions. This evening is free and you may choose to dine at one of the many fine restaurants. Hotel Millennium Hotel Queenstown (2 nights) DAY 6: Queenstown (Free Day) (B,SD)

Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown at leisure. Your Coach Captain is available to assist with the many sightseeing options available, whether it be the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour to Skippers Canyon or the helicopter ride of a lifetime. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. On arrival sit back and relax as you are treated to the best of New Zealand’s high country cuisine in 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 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 Millennium Hotel Rotorua (Lakeview Rooms. 2 nights) DAY 12: Rotorua (B,SD)

Canterbury Plains

DAY 7: Queenstown - Fox Glacier - Franz Josef (B,D)

Today begins with a Gondola ride to Skyrides Restaurant where a buffet breakfast and spectacular views are on offer. Travel to the Agrodome where you see performing sheep, a shearing display and sheep dog trial. Next visit Paradise Valley Springs, a superb wildlife park where you can hand feed rainbow trout. Some free time is available before an afternoon transfer to see the boiling mud pools and the awesome Geysers that Rotorua is famous for. This evening you will experience an entertaining Maori Hangi and Concert.

Travel to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village and visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue via the Haast Pass to the mighty West Coast, an area of stunning beauty. See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel to Fox Glacier. Time is available (weather permitting) to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers. Hotel Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing) DAY 8: Franz Josef - Arthur’s Pass - Christchurch (B,D)

Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue into Arthur’s Pass and board The TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. View rivers and valleys as you travel through the Waimakariri Basin, over massive viaducts and through the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains to the elegant city of Christchurch. On arrival your coach will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Hotel Millennium Hotel Christchurch (Superior Cathedral Square Rooms) DAY 9: Christchurch - Picton - Wellington (B,D)

Travel along the East Coast to the fishing village of Kaikoura. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you travel through Marlborough Country, famous for its food and wine. Continue to Picton, where you board the Interislander Ferry for your journey through the Marlborough Sounds and across Cook Strait to Wellington. Hotel James Cook Grand Chancellor (Superior Rooms. 2 nights) DAY 10: Wellington (B)

Today explore this exciting region and enjoy an extensive city tour which explains the history and culture on show in New Zealand’s capital, Wellington. A highlight will be a guided tour of Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum, with exhibits that embrace both Maori and European views of the land, environment and people. Enjoy some free time to explore at leisure this afternoon. This evening is also free and you may choose to dine at one of the many fine restaurants.

Maori culture

Pohutu Geyser Hole in the Rock cruise

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 via Whangarei to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British. Hotel Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands (Deluxe Rooms. 2 nights) DAY 14: Bay of Islands (B,D)

This morning travel aboard a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins before returning via Russell to Paihia for a free afternoon. A range of optional activities are available or you may choose to relax and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the waterfront.

Olveston House

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 you will be treated to a special farewell dinner including wine with your new found friends. Hotel Hyatt Regency Auckland DAY 16: Auckland - Homeport (B)

Time to say goodbye. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum Te Whakarewarewa

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Escape and enjoy New Zealand’s majestic South Island

10 Day Ultimate South Island Escape ONE LOW PRICE INCLUDES

Meet & Greet on arrival airport transfers in New Zealand • 9 nights premium hotel accommodation • Two 2 night stays • Hotel porterage • 2 cruises • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions • GST (New Zealand Goods and Services Tax) • Comprehensive documentation pack

*Denotes guided tour.

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Olveston House* Haggis Ceremony & Gift • Larnach Castle* • Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens • Milford Sound Cruise • Lakes District Museum • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw • TranzAlpine Rail Journey •

SMALL GROUP TOURING • Return airfares from your homeport • Ultimate small group touring coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full size vehicle, 2 door access and panoramic windows • Professional Coach Captain

Guaranteed Departures

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Australian Tour Prices inc airfares & taxes

Departure Point

Tour including Airfare Sydney $3899 + Melbourne $3899 + Brisbane $3899 + Gold Coast $3899 + Canberra $4099 + Cairns $4149 + Adelaide $4199 + Hobart $4199 + Launceston $4199 + Perth $4449 +

Pre Paid Taxes** $120 = $120 = $120 = $120 = $114 = $132 = $123 = $110 = $110 = $115 =

Land Only Single Supplement

Total Twin Share Per Person $4019 $4019 $4019 $4019 $4213 $4281 $4322 $4309 $4309 $4564 $3499 $850

City Twin Share Christchurch $110

Single $220

Extra night rates are per person and based on room only.

**Prepaid taxes are correct at time of print, but are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed to your travel agent at time of booking. The Ultimate Coach

MEALS cooked breakfasts • 8 sumptuous dinners including 3 specialty dinners: Haggis Ceremony - Dunedin, Walter Peak Homestead - Queenstown, Farewell Dinner with wine - Christchurch • 1 picnic lunch and 1 delicious morning tea - Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens Note: Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.

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

some free time is available. Tonight you may visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves (optional).

DAY 1: Homeport - Christchurch (D)

DAY 6: Te Anau - Queenstown (B,SD)

Fly from your homeport to Christchurch where you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. Hotel Millennium Hotel Christchurch (Superior Cathedral Square Rooms) DAY 2: Christchurch - Twizel (B,D)

Board the luxurious Ultimate Coach and travel through the southern Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. See the brilliant turquoise water, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd, view the Sheep Dog Statue and marvel at the spectacular mountain ranges including Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. The opportunity is available (time and weather permitting) to enjoy a scenic flight (optional) over the Southern Alps. Hotel MacKenzie Country Inn (Deluxe Rooms) Depart Twizel and see Lake Benmore, before following the Waitaki River to Oamaru, famous for its limestone. Continue to Dunedin and enjoy an informative city tour including a visit to Olveston House. Tonight a Scottish evening will be presented comprising of bagpipes, great food, special Haggis Ceremony and gift. Hotel Scenic Hotel Southern Cross DAY 4: Dunedin - Te Anau (B,D)

Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle for a guided tour. Visit Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens and view the superb collection of flowers, followed by a delightful morning tea. Travel through Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau to your overnight stay. Hotel Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas (2 nights) DAY 5: 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. This afternoon return to Te Anau where

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Travel to Arrowtown and the Lakes District Museum before continuing to Queenstown. Tonight board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Enjoy the best of New Zealand’s high country cuisine in the Colonel’s Homestead. After dinner enjoy a short farm tour then reboard the TSS Earnslaw for a sing along by the piano on your return cruise. Hotel Millennium Hotel Queenstown (2 nights) DAY 7: Queenstown (Free Day) (B)

Today is a free day. There are plenty of sightseeing options and your Coach Captain is available to assist. The evening is also free. You may choose to dine out at one of the many fine restaurants. DAY 8: Queenstown - Franz Josef (B,D)

Travel 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 Fox Glacier. Experience a scenic flight (optional weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers before continuing to Franz Josef. Hotel Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing) DAY 9: Franz Josef - Christchurch (B,SD)

Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue to Arthur’s Pass and board The TranzAlpine, one of the great train journeys of the world. View rivers and valleys as you travel through the Waimakariri Basin and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. This evening you will be treated to a special farewell dinner including wine with your new found friends. Hotel Millennium Hotel Christchurch (Superior Cathedral Square Rooms) DAY 10: Christchurch - Homeport (B)

Time to say goodbye. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.


Special Interest Tours My husband and I are just about back to earth after such a wonderful trip. There is no doubt that Grand Pacific Tours does it so well. D. & T. - Tamworth, NSW


Special Interest Key festivals and events AT GRAND PACIFIC TOURS WE SPECIALISE IN one destination, New Zealand! We are able to focus 100% of our energy on developing new and interesting itineraries that include key festivals and events around the country. Our range of products is impressive and our innovative product team are continually designing new experiences for your enjoyment. So whether you are a Probian, an avid Gardener, keen Lawn Bowler, an Airshow enthusiast, a Single Traveller, a Steam Train buff, a Fashionista, a Stargazer or interested in a getaway over the Festive period, we have a tour for you! If you would like to request a more detailed brochure or register your interest on any of our special interest itineraries listed please contact your local travel agent or Grand Pacific Tours.

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> For the Gardeners New Zealand boasts some of the most spectacular gardens in the southern hemisphere. Many are registered as Gardens of either National or International Significance. Escorted by a horticultural expert, a highlight of the tour generally includes a well known Garden Festival.

> For the Probians Over the years hundreds of Probians have travelled with Grand Pacific Tours on our dedicated Probus Departures. This enables you to travel with like-minded individuals from a variety of different Probus clubs. Our range of dedicated tours include exclusive offers to Probus members.

In March 2010 our Garden Tour is focused mainly on the North Island and includes spectacular gardens like Ayrlies and Richmond, culminating with a day at the renowned Ellerslie International Flower Show in Christchurch.

> COMING SOON! Spring 2011 Garden Tour Travel through the spectacular South Island which includes for the first time, the rugged Central Otago region.

> For the Fashionista

> For the Single Traveller With an ageing population many people do not have a regular travelling companion. This tour is especially designed for the single traveller wanting to tour with like-minded individuals. Travellers can either opt for a single room or may wish to take advantage of a twin share room with a person of the same sex. A tour escort will accompany the tour to ensure the ice is broken from day one at the welcome dinner.

After its first show in 1987, the Montana World of Wearable Art Awards Show has grown to international acclaim. The original concept promotes New Zealand as a creative place and ‘takes art off the wall and on to the moving body’. This show can be difficult to explain, hard to define but something you will never forget.

> BOOK NOW! World of Wearable Arts September 2010. Treat yourself to a short break combining cosmopolitan Wellington with the wine region of the Wairarapa. Experience the character of Greytown, indulge in a cooking demonstration in Martinborough and attend the unique World of Wearable Art Awards Show that will inspire all.


> For the Airshow enthusiast

> For the Steam Train buffs

> For the Lawn Bowlers Let New Zealand bowl you over. Departing in April each year, this 18 Day Tour of New Zealand includes four friendly games of bowls in Christchurch, Queenstown, Rotorua and Auckland. Travellers do not have to take anything except their bowls shoes as games are played casually and each club will supply bowls.

New Zealand is proud of its rich Steam Train heritage and Grand Pacific Tours have combined a range of Steam Train experiences to offer Rail buffs a once in a lifetime opportunity. Witness some of the world’s most spectacular scenery as you travel on a number of different steam and diesel locomotives and enjoy the romance and excitement of the bygone steam era.

> BOOK NOW! Steam Train Tour Exclusive departure October 2010, choose from either a 12 or 22 day Steam Train Tour that features the spectacular coastal run from Gisborne to Napier by Steam. .

Held over Easter in 2010, Grand Pacific Tours is operating tours to Warbirds over Wanaka. Nestled on the shores of an azure blue lake amongst the mighty peaks of the Southern Alps, the natural amphitheatre created by these mountains provides a backdrop of stunning scenery. This airshow celebrates mankind’s achievements over the past 100 years and is classed as one of the top four Warbirds Airshows in the world.

> COMING SOON! Wings Over Wairarapa Airshow In January 2011 Grand Pacific Tours will operate a tour including the Wings Over Wairarapa Airshow. Firmly established as a must see biennial event, Wings Over Wairarapa shares its home at Hood Aerodrome. Witness some of the world’s finest privately owned collections of First & Second World War aircraft amongst a backdrop that is hard to rival.

> For the Stargazer New Zealand’s South Island is the perfect spot for stargazing because of the lack of both light and air pollution. The skies are naturally dark and the stars shine like diamonds against a black backdrop.

> COMING SOON! South Island Astronomy Tour > Festive season Christmas Tour

> New Year’s Tour Small Group Touring

Why not enjoy the festive season Kiwi Style? We are delighted to offer travellers this exclusive opportunity to see the best New Zealand has to offer during the festive season. Travel in style on this tour as you witness New Zealand’s spectacular South Island including a superb Christmas Lunch and a farewell New Year’s Eve Dinner.

Grand Pacific Tours is delighted to offer 20 travellers only this exclusive opportunity to travel on board the new Ultimate Coach. Travel in style on this fantastic tour as you witness the spectacular South Island whilst enjoying a comprehensive range of prepaid attractions plus a delicious New Year’s Eve dinner in Christchurch.

Grand Pacific Tours are delighted to be working closely with one of Australia’s most well known and respected Astronomy educators. We invite you to join us and experience a fascinating series of Astronomy talks, slide shows and night telescope viewing sessions. Also visit the location being advocated for the World’s First Starlight Reserve at Lake Tekapo including the Mount John Observatory and the Mt Cook National Park. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity.

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Travel in style Documentation & Merchandise ALL LUXURY COACH TOURS INCLUDE A stylish array of travel goods including a durable travel bag, ticket wallet, toiletry wet pack, New Zealand travel diary, luggage label, personal name badge, personalised itinerary, Optional Tours Directory, postcard, customs required resealable plastic bag and touring map.

Ultimate New Zealand When travelling on one of the Ultimate Small Group Touring itineraries the documentation will be upgraded to a deluxe travel set. The travel bag, ticket wallet and luggage tag are made using a luxury Ruskin fabric with a stylish silver plated branding. Individual name badges will be provided with a magnetic back for ease of use. Supplementary items include a toiletry wetpack, New Zealand travel diary, personalised itinerary, postcard, customs required resealable plastic bag, touring map and Optional Tours Directory.

GRAND PACIFIC TOURS OFFER STYLISH travel accessories that will complement your documentation pack. These items offer great value for money and will be a memento of your New Zealand holiday for many years to come. All merchandise items must be ordered at the time of booking and are not available in New Zealand.

Tour Jacket Unisex navy waterproof shell jacket with embroidered logo, silver reflective piping, fleece line collar, inside mesh lining, adjustable Velcro cuff, double front and inside pockets, hidden draw cord with hidden mobile phone pocket. Compact and lightweight, ideal for touring. Available in sizes XS to XXXL. Price $58

Voted the best in the industry by travel agents.

Tour Vest Unisex navy vest with embroidered logo, a polar fleece lining and showerproof micro fibre shell. Great for day wear whilst travelling. Available in sizes XS to XXXL. Price $48 Tour Cap Navy wool blend cap with pre curved suede peak, 6 panel structure with fabric Velcro strap and embroidered logo. One size. Price $20 Purchase all three items only $115. Normally $126. Order at time of booking.

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It’s an experience! We look forward to welcoming you onboard one of our New Zealand luxury coach holidays soon.


Online: Stay informed The journey never ends Our website is a useful tool either prior to your tour or after you have returned home. It lists all the information that you may wish to know about Grand Pacific Tours holiday offerings. It has been designed with you in mind. All of the tour itineraries are listed with a full day by day description and the ability to download BOOKING CONDITIONS Payment and completion of the Booking & Fitness to Travel Form to your Travel Agent acknowledges that you have read, understood and accepted these booking conditions. Grand Pacific Tours is a 100% Australian owned company. 1. Payment A deposit of $200 per person is required at the time of booking. If the Tour Package includes flights, a further deposit to cover the airfare and taxes is also required at time of booking. The Airlines require all Trans Tasman flight bookings to have the air ticket issued within five days of confirmation of the Airline reservation. Please note as Grand Pacific Tours offer a fully inclusive package price, the dollar difference between ‘Land Only’ price and ‘Package Price’ (including airfare from the departure city) does not represent the airfare deposit amount due. Please enquire with your Travel Agent as to the exact amount of airfare deposit and taxes required at the time of booking. The balance of payment, including any merchandise, is due 60 days prior to departure. 2. Prices All holiday prices are based on schedules, fares and tariffs current at the time of printing. Grand Pacific Tours 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. Children Children’s fares (i.e. 11 years and under) are available on application. Please note: unfortunately children under five are not suitable on these tours. The Australian pre paid taxes are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed to your travel agent at time of booking. New Zealand Departure Taxes from Wellington International Airport is paid on departure from New Zealand. 3. Luggage Limits Each traveller is entitled to take one suitcase, the sum of its length, width and depth is not to exceed 140cm and weigh no more than 20 kilograms. Airlines will charge a fee for every kilogram you are over. 4. Single Travellers Smoking and special requests are not permitted in Single to Twin share rooms. If someone is not compatible with the person they have been matched up with, any additional costs incurred to assist with changing their room type will be at the traveller’s expense and will be subject to availability. Acceptance of Single to Twin share basis is subject to the individual’s medical condition being suitable for this type of arrangement. The option to twin share with another single traveller is not available on some tours. Please enquire with your Travel Agent at time of booking. 5. Room & Dietary Requests Special room and dietary requests will be accepted and passed on to the hotels but cannot be guaranteed. 6. Triple Share Room Bookings Hotel rooms are generally sized to accommodate two travellers in comfort. When three travellers elect

individual brochures, tour itineraries as well as booking forms. A Google Map highlighting areas within the itinerary is also a feature. The site lists each of the tour departure dates that are available and this will be constantly updated as new departure dates become available.

to Grand Pacific Tours in particular our e-newsletter PanormaNZ; ‘Grand Years’ stories of interest to seniors - whether it be relating to health, general interest or the latest statutory information all written by respected journalist Frank Morris and New Zealand News.

The News Section features news relating

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to share a room note that there will be restricted space. Please note that a rollaway bed may be used for triple share room bookings where three separate beds are required.

14. Optional Tours Grand Pacific Tours does not operate these excursions. As such, no person employed or associated with Grand Pacific Tours has any connection with the operators of these excursions. Accordingly, Grand Pacific Tours cannot and do not take any responsibility for any injury, action, loss or damage of any type, arising in any manner from these excursions.

Special conditions apply on all tours that overnight on Ipipiri, the Overnight Boat in the Bay of Islands. Please enquire at time of booking. 7. Smoking Laws Smoking is not permitted in any licensed premises (bars, restaurants, cafes, casinos, etc) throughout New Zealand. Smoking rooms at hotels will be subject to availability and may not be available in some destinations. 8. Seat Rotation For the enjoyment of all travellers Grand Pacific Tours operates a daily seat rotation system which all travellers must participate in as a condition of booking. 9. Travel Insurance Travel Insurance is not included but is strongly recommended for all travellers. Speak to your local Travel Agent to arrange this.

15.Variation Grand Pacific Tours reserves the right to cancel or to vary the content of its tours should the need arise. 16. Dispute The law of this contract is the law of the State of Victoria and where applicable the law of the Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand. 17. Documentation The traveller(s) is/are responsible for the acquisition of passports and appropriate visas, where necessary. We recommend that such documents, as required by governments, are finalised at least six weeks prior to the date of departure. Please note Traveller’s documentation including any merchandise will be forwarded to your Travel Agent two weeks prior to departure.

10. Cancellations/Transfer of Booking In the event a traveller cancels off a tour the following fees apply: - 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.

18. Transfers Return airport transfers in New Zealand are not included if travellers have pre or post tour accommodation booked outside the Tour Hotels.

If a traveller wishes to cancel their existing booking and transfer to a new departure date, the above cancellation fees still apply.

20. Senior Card Holders Senior Card discounts do not apply on Regional departures, Probus Tours or special group departures. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. A photocopy of the Seniors Card must be submitted at the time of booking for the discount to apply. There will be no retrospective discounts.

11. Health and Fitness Payment of deposit by traveller(s) to Grand Pacific Tours 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 Grand Pacific Tours from all actions, claims and demands arising out of any want of health and fitness. Grand Pacific Tours 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 wheelchair is subject to availability at the time of booking as each tour only has the capacity to cater for one wheelchair passenger. 12. Responsibilities Grand Pacific Tours advises that the service it provides is for the booking and packaging of goods and services provided by other operators such as hotels and transportation companies. Travellers are advised to familiarise themselves with the terms and conditions on which these services are supplied. Accordingly, Grand Pacific Tours 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, coach companies, hotels or attractions used in connection with the tours. 13. 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. Grand Pacific Tours indemnifies the airlines against any claim, action, loss or damage that may arise.

Grand Pacific Tours Pty Ltd Head Office 1st Floor, 716 Mt Alexander Road PO Box 774, Moonee Ponds Victoria 3039 Australia Telephone 03 9372 0288 Facsimile 03 9372 0299 Email reservations@grandpacifictours.com.au ABN 95 072 657 624. LIC NO 32046

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19. 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 that traveller(s)

21. Travel Compensation Fund Grand Pacific Tours is a participant of the Travel Compensation Fund. The Travel Compensation Fund is Australia’s primary means of providing compensation to eligible travellers who suffer loss as a result of the financial collapse of a participating travel agency business. Grand Pacific Tours run a Trust Account holding clients monies until tour payments are settled. All tours are prepaid to New Zealand hotels and attractions. 22. Validity Brochure valid from 1 September 2010 to 31 May 2011.

MERCHANDISE CONDITIONS All prices are inclusive of GST. All purchases must be made with your Travel Agent at time of booking. Payment for all merchandise is due with final tour payment 60 days prior to departure. Merchandise will not be sold once on tour or after travellers return home. Merchandise will only be delivered with Tour Documentation 2 weeks prior to departure. Postage & handling is included with original order. Jackets and vests can be exchanged, subject to an additional $5 postage & handling fee.

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