Travel 2 Australia & New Zealand 2018/19

19 day Ultimate Rail, Cruise & Coach Experience Auckland • Bay of Islands • Rotorua • Wellington • Picton • Kaikoura • Christchurch • Fox Glacier • Queenstown • Doubtful Sound • Te Anau • Dunedin NEW ZEALAND

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2019 Departures: Jan 6, 11, 26; Feb 10, 17; Mar 8, 15, 28; Apr 02, 15; May 3; Sep 7, 21; Oct 10, 12; Nov 14, 20; Dec 18 2020 Departures: Jan 6, 11, 26; Feb 10, 17; Mar 8, 15, 28; Apr 15; May 3 LAND NIGHTS STAYED 1

Day 1: Arrive Auckland On arrival into Auckland, you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. (D) Crowne Plaza Auckland Days 2 & 3: Auckland - Bay of Islands Enjoy a city tour of Auckland, dubbed the ‘City of Sails’, before travelling to Matakohe to visit the Kauri Museum. Continue to the beautiful Bay of Islands and enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British. The next day is a free day with plenty of optional activities available including a relaxing dinner cruise (own expense). (BD,B) Scenic Hotel Bay of

Days 5 & 6: Auckland - Rotorua In the morning, travel to Glenbrook Vintage Railway for a nostalgic trip on a beautifully restored vintage steam train with morning tea included. Travel through magnificent countryside and green pastures famous for dairying. Enjoy a visit to Rainbow Springs Wildlife Park which offers a unique behind-the-scenes tour of a working Kiwi nursery and hatchery. The next day begins with a gondola ride and breakfast at Skyline Rotorua before a visit to the Agrodome. In the afternoon, marvel at the boiling mud pools and geysers of Te Puia before enjoying an entertaining Maori Hangi Feast and Concert that evening. (BD,BSD) Regent of Rotorua (2 nights) Days 7 & 8: Rotorua - Wellington Travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to the spectacular Huka Falls. Continue to Lake Taupo for some free time before travelling via the Tongariro National Park to Wellington and visit the Wellington Tramway Museum. The next day, you have time to explore Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum with exhibits that embrace both Maori and European views. Re-board your coach for an extensive city tour before enjoying time at leisure. (BD,B) InterContinental Wellington (2 nights) Days 9 & 10: Wellington - Kaikoura - Christchurch In the morning, board the Interislander Ferry and travel through the Marlborough Sounds to Picton. Join the Coastal Pacific, a truly spectacular rail journey that follows a thin wedge of land between the Pacific Ocean and the Kaikoura Ranges. Meet your Ultimate Coach again in Kaikoura for the journey to the garden city of

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Islands (Deluxe Room) (2 nights) Day 4: Bay of Islands - Auckland

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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. Later, call into the Parry Kauri Park to see a magnificent example of a Kauri Tree before arriving in Auckland. (BD) Crowne Plaza Auckland

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