Check out these short escorted coach tour itineraries. Everything is arranged for you, allowing you to simply sit back in a comfortable coach, and let your knowledgeable hosts show you around New Zealand.
Escape and enjoy New Zealand’s majestic South Island on this deluxe 10 day small group holiday. Begin your journey in the Garden City of Christchurch; marvel at the spectacular mountain ranges of Mount Cook; enjoy the Scottish heritage of Dunedin; cruise the magnificent fiord, Milford Sound; enjoy a relaxing two night stay in the year round resort town of Queenstown and witness the rugged Southern Alps of the mighty West Coast. Whether it’s your first time to New Zealand’s South Island or a repeat visit, the landscape continues to change and this comprehensive tour will allow you to sit back, relax and discover!
Discover 100% Pure New Zealand on this Inspiring Journey through the bountiful natural treasures of the South Island. From the still waters of Milford Sound and snowcapped peaks of the Southern Alps to rolling hills and grassy plains of Central Otago, delve into the exquisite beauty of a land that has remained unchanged for millennia.
Celebrate Christmas with a difference with Grand Pacific's 11-day Ultimate South Island Christmas tour. Travel in an intimate group of just 20, with a special Christmas-themed New Zealand adventure. Christmas will be celebrated in Queenstown after returning from a wonderful Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise. Also included is a comprehensive range of prepaid attractions. So go ahead, spoil yourself and let Santa come early this year.
This tour takes you for 11 days of adventure around the South Island. Travelling with like-minded people, you will leave with new friends. The transport for this trip is second to none. With only 20 seats on a full-sized coach, you can only imagine the comfort and space as you witness New Zealand's most dramatic landscapes from the comfort of your seat.
On arrival into Christchurch, you will be met by a Grand Pacific representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy a complimentary pre-dinner drink as you meet your travelling companions.
Starting from Queenstown discover the best of the south’s spectacular scenery, five national parks and the wild West Coast’s rainforests and seascapes. Cruise on Milford Sound and cap off the day with an unforgettable flight back over the Alps. From Wanaka head to Lake Matheson, Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Experience untouched Paparoa National Park and return over Arthur’s Pass to Christchurch.
This escorted coach tour is one of a kind. Looping the South Island north of Christchurch you will travel along the beautiful coastline, through impressive gorges exploring by coach and on foot. Visit the famous wine-growing Marlborough region, experience the popular TranzAlpine Scenic Railway and cruise in the awe-inspiring Abel Tasman National Park.
Please be aware this tour includes a number of short walks of up to 1 hour that require a moderate level of fitness. The walks are scenic and not excessive but can include slight inclines and uneven surfaces. Please ensure you feel comfortable with this level of fitness before making a booking.
Start with a visit to Invercargill’s transport museums then fly to Stewart Island for two nights. From the island cruise across to Ulva Island bird sanctuary, a nature lover’s playground. Back on the mainland explore the stunning Catlins coastline and the albatross colony near Dunedin and Larnach Castle.
Stay in the heart of Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, cruise on Milford Sound and take a spectacular flight back over the Alps to Queenstown. From Wanaka, the Haast Pass leads to lush rainforests, Franz Josef Glacier, Okarito Lagoon and Punakaiki’s wild coastline.
*May, July & Sept departures may vary slightly due to seasonal availability.
Float amid the untouched beauty of Doubtful Sound on an overnight cruise. Stay in stunning Queenstown and Wanaka, see Arrowtown and stay at the historic Cardrona Hotel. Tour up the West Coast to Franz Josef before returning over Arthur’s Pass.