Ultimate New Year escape

The ultimate getaway featuring New Year’s Eve in Wellington

Members from: $5,985 P.PNon-members from: $6,384 P.PSolo traveller from: $7,751

  • Type

    Escorted Touring

  • Destination

    New Zealand South Pacific

  • Supplier

    Grand Pacific Tours

  • Booking Code


  • Departs

    30 December 2019


  • Return airfares from your homeport

  • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival

  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand

  • Ultimate Small Group Tour Coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full size vehicle, 2 door access and panoramic windows

  • Professional Coach Captain

  • 10 nights 4.5 star hotel accommodation

  • 2 two night stays

  • Hotel porterage

  • 3 cruises

  • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions

  • Comprehensive documentation pack

  • Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum

  • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry

  • Larnach Castle*

  • Milford Sound Nature Cruise & Lunch

  • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw

  • Lakes District Museum

  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey

  • City Sights tour of Wellington, Christchurch & Dunedin

  • 10 cooked breakfasts

  • 8 sumptuous dinners including 2 specialty dinners: Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown; Farewell Dinner, selected beverages, Christchurch

  • Marlborough wines with dinner in Blenheim

  • 1 picnic lunch

  • 1 picnic lunch


Day 1: Arrive Wellington (D)

On arrival into Wellington you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Meet your travelling companions over a complimentary pre dinner drink.

Hotel InterContinental Wellington (Deluxe Room. 2 nights)

Day 2: Wellington New Year’S Eve (B,D)

A highlight will be time to explore Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum. Enjoy a city tour of the nation’s capital. This afternoon is free before preparing to see in the New Year with your fellow travellers.

Day 3: Wellington Picton Blenheim (B,D)

Board the Interislander Ferry and cruise through the Marlborough Sounds to Picton, board the coach for travel to Blenheim. This evening at dinner sample local Marlborough wines.

Hotel Marlborough Vintners Hotel

Day 4: Blenheim Christchurch (B)

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

Hotel Sudima Christchurch City

Day 5: Christchurch Dunedin (B,D)

Depart Christchurch and travel south through Oamaru, famous for its limestone. In Dunedin enjoy a city tour followed by some free time at leisure.

Hotel Distinction Dunedin

Day 6: Dunedin Te Anau (B,D)

Travel to Larnach Castle where you will hear of the scandalous history on a guided tour followed by an Ultimate High Tea. Continue south through Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau.

Hotel Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

Day 7: Te Anau Milford Sound Queenstown (B,L)

This morning enjoy a fascinating drive to Milford Sound for a nature cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the spectacular Bowen Falls and Mitre Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch. Continue to Queenstown where this evening is free to dine at leisure.

Hotel Millennium Hotel Queenstown (2 nights)

Day 8: Queenstown (Free Day) (B,Sd)

Today is a free day with many sightseeing options available. This evening board the TSS Earnslaw and cruise to Walter Peak station. On arrival sit back and relax as you are treated to the best of NZ’s high country cuisine in the Colonel’s Homestead.

Day 9: Queenstown Franz Josef (B,D)

Travel to Arrowtown and visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue via the Haast Pass and see the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps enroute to Franz Josef where time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers.

Hotel Te Waonui Forest Retreat

Day 10: Franz Josef Arthur’S Pass Christchurch (B,Sd)

Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue to Arthur’s Pass, board the TranzAlpine, one of the great train journeys of the world. Enjoy the spectacular scenery through to Christchurch. This evening you will be treated to a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your new found friends.

Hotel Sudima Christchurch City

Day 11: Depart Christchurch (B)

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

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*Conditions apply. Prices valid ex SYD, MEL, BNE & OOL and include pre paid taxes. The prices, dates and information supplied are valid at the time of the web page going live, however prices and itinerary are subject to change or may be withdrawn at any time. Saving amount and Member price includes National Seniors 4% member discount plus Grand Pacific Tours savings. Also receive a NZ Travel Guide Book per household. Not valid on special Group departures. No other special offers or discounts apply. Special offer applies to new bookings only. Please confirm all details and final cost with your consultant at the time of booking. Product is supplied by Grand Pacific Tours. For full terms and conditions please contact your travel consultant or refer to the terms and conditions on the supplier’s website.