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Book an escorted Coach Holiday with Grand Pacific Tours

Published 20th May 2021

Finally, Australian’s can travel internationally again! Take advantage of New Zealand’s Trans-Tasman bubble and book yourself an escorted coach holiday with Grand Pacific Tours.

Grand Pacific Tours is the New Zealand Coach Holiday specialist. For 25 years they have been providing a comprehensive range of value for money holidays to thousands of mature aged travellers every year.

From the time you arrive in New Zealand a friendly smile awaits. Their professional crew will share their expert knowledge as your journey is unveiled full of authentic, innovative and educational experiences.

Grand Pacific Tours offer a range of itineraries to suit all budgets and interests with 3 Ways to Travel and 4 Styles of Touring. Choose from Ultimate Small Group Touring (20 seat Business Class), Signature Mid-Size Group Touring (32 seat Premium Economy), Classic Escorted Group Touring (48 seat Classic) and Special Interest Group Touring.    

Ultimate Small Group Touring

If you enjoy small group travel combined with a VIP touring experience, then Ultimate Small Group Touring is for you. Travel “Business Class on Wheels” on purpose built, state-of-the-art coaches with a maximum of only 20 passengers and extensive onboard features.

Signature Mid-Size Group Touring

New this season, is Signature Mid-Size Group Touring. Experience the beauty of New Zealand in the premium economy comfort of a full-size vehicle with a mid-size group of up to 32 travellers. The Signature coaches are beautifully crafted offering a stylish array of onboard features.

Classic Escorted Group Touring

On the Classic Escorted Group Tours, travel is on a Classic 48 seat coach with a professional Coach Captain and Tour Leader. There are multiple travel options to suit all budgets and interests. 

100% New Zealand

Grand Pacific Tours allow you to enjoy untouched, green and peaceful scenery from the comfort of your reclined coach seat whilst a knowledgeable guide provides commentary and takes you to the very best of New Zealand’s attractions. Choose from tours that cover the North Island, South Island or a combination of both. Plus most meals are included as well as pre-paid entry to attractions, and exciting extras like rail journeys and scenic cruises.
View the wide range of Grand Pacific Tour itineraries here

Below is an example of the 8 Day Affordable North Island Tour so you can see for yourself the value included in one of Grand Pacific Tours’ itineraries.


Your Inclusions:

  • Professional Coach Captain and Tour Leader 
  • Personalised Meet and Greet on arrival 
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand 
  • 7 nights 3.5 star accommodation 
  • 3 two night stays 
  • Hotel porterage 
  • 1 cruise 
  • All sightseeing and prepaid attractions 
  • Extensive Optional Tours Programme
  • Classic Documentation Pack 


  • 7 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua 
  • 5 sumptuous dinners including 1 specialty dinner: Mãori Hãngi and Concert, Rotorua 
  • Enjoy GPT Hotel Wine Time (discounted drinks)

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


  • 48 seats on a Classic touring coach
  • 2 door access; overhead travel bag storage
  • Restroom; panoramic viewing

Pre Paid Attractions:

  • Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum 
  • Skyline Rotorua Gondola and Luge Ride 
  • Agrodome 
  • Thermal mud pools and geysers* 
  • Traditional Mãori Hãngi and Concert 
  • Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise 
  • Kauri Museum 
  • City sights tour of Wellington and Auckland 

*Guided tour is included with 1 guide per 24 travellers.

Tour Itinerary:
(B) Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner. (SD) Specialty Dinner. 

DAY 1: Arrive Wellington (D) 
On arrival into Wellington, you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Leader and travelling companions. 
Hotel Ibis Wellington (2 nights) 

DAY 2: Wellington (B) 
A highlight this morning will be time to explore Gallipoli: A Scale of War exhibition at Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum. Cutting edge technology brings these stories to life through the eyes of New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Reboard your coach for an extensive city tour which showcases the history and culture on show. Enjoy free time this afternoon and this evening is also free to choose your own dining arrangements. 

DAY 3: 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 and cultural capital of New Zealand, Rotorua. 
Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (2 nights)

DAY 4: Rotorua (B,SD) 
Today begins with a gondola ride and breakfast at Skyline Rotorua. There is also time for a thrilling luge ride! Next stop is Agrodome for an action-packed hour of farming entertainment and education that is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Visit Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome geysers that Rotorua is famous for. Enjoy some free time this afternoon. This evening experience an entertaining Mãori Hãngi and Concert.

DAY 5: Rotorua - Auckland - Bay of Islands (B,D) 
This morning depart Rotorua and travel north via Auckland. Continue via Whangarei to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy an introduction to the Bay of Islands, location of the signing of the treaty between the Mãori tribes and the British. 
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge (2 nights) 

DAY 6: Bay of Islands (B) 
Today you will explore the scenic beauty of the Bay of Islands aboard a luxury catamaran. Cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock, keep an eye out for dolphins and other marine life. Return to Paihia for a free afternoon where a range of optional activities are available or you may choose to relax and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the waterfront. This evening is also free, you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional). 

DAY 7: Bay of Islands - Auckland (B,D) 
Depart the Bay of Islands this morning and travel via Whangarei and Dargaville to Matakohe. Enjoy a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum before continuing to Auckland for a city sights tour. This evening enjoy a final dinner with your new found friends. 
Hotel Rydges Auckland 

DAY 8: Depart Auckland (B) 
Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.


So what are you waiting for! Contact one of our Grand Pacific Tour specialists and lock in your tour today on 1800 800 722.

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