TranzAlpine Slip Update - Track is now Open !

We are pleased to advise that remedial work on the Omoto Slip has been completed and the TranzAlpine is able to operate to Greymouth & return from today, Wednesday 20th November.

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NEW Show Me Both Islands (Single Traveller)
NEW Show Me Both Islands (Single Traveller)
  • Duration: 15 Day
  • Category: Independent Travellers
  • From: Auckland to Greymouth
  • Valid: 20 Sep 2019 to 19 Apr 2020
  • Package Code: AKLGRY14EXSGL
  • Price Type: single
  • Price: NZ $ 5639 per person
Tour Overview

Enjoy 14 magnificent nights touring the North and South Islands.

Travel by coach from Auckland to Rotorua via the spectacular Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton. Spend 2 nights in Rotorua and enjoy a half-day city tour. Travel by coach to Napier via Taupo for one night and then continue by coach to explore Wellington for two nights. Catch the ferry across to Picton for a one night stay before catching your Coastal Pacific train to Christchurch for two nights. Venture on to explore Queenstown, Wanaka & Franz Josef ending your adventure in Greymouth.

NOTE: The Coastal Pacific train runs daily throughout the summer season between Christchurch and Picton. The 2019/20 season begins on 27 September 2019 through to 26 April 2020. Outside of these dates you will travel by coach from Picton to Christchurch.

Short Break Inclusions
  • Full day coach tour from Auckland to Rotorua including a guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set, Lunch at the Green Dragon Inn, Guided tour of Waitomo Caves , Scenic coach travel and commentary
  • 2 nights in a central 3-star Rotorua City Hotel 
  • Half day coach tour of Rotorua including Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Thermal Reserve, Agrodome sheep show, Rainbow Springs Nature Park & Skyline Gondola ride.  Free WiFi available on board
  • Coach travel from Rotorua to Napier with a break in Taupo
  • 1 night in a central Napier hotel and nearly 24 hours to explore
  • Coach travel from Napier to Wellington
  • 2 nights in a central 3-star Wellington hotel
  • Half-day Wellington City and Bays Tour including the Beehive and Parliament buildings, Historic architecture, Botanic Gardens and Mount Victoria, Wellington harbour and coastline
  • Interislander Ferry journey from Wellington to Picton 
  • 1 night in a 3-star Picton hotel
  • Coastal Pacific Train journey from Picton to Christchurch. The Coastal Pacific train operates between the delightful port of Picton - the gateway to the beautiful Marlborough Sounds - to Kaikoura - the home of whale watching and onto Christchurch - the South Island's largest city. Your journey takes you through the wine growing region of Blenheim to the rugged Kaikoura mountain ranges on one side of your train, the Pacific Ocean coastline on the other with views of marine wildlife such as seals and penguins to some of New Zealand's finest horticultural and farmland areas of the Canterbury Plains, all from the comfort of your carriage. NOTE: The Coastal Pacific train runs daily throughout the summer season between Christchurch and Picton. The 2019/20 season begins on 27 September 2019 through to 26 April 2020. Outside of these dates you will travel by coach from Picton to Christchurch.
  • 2 nights in a central 3-star Christchurch hotel
  • Full day coach tour from Christchurch to Queenstown via Mt Cook including the Canterbury Plains, Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki, Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park & Mackenzie Country scenery. Free WiFi available on board
  • 3 night 3 star hotel stay in Queenstown 
  • Full day tour in a luxury glass roof coach from Queenstown to Milford Sound return. Enjoy Milford Road scenic stops like Mirror Lakes, Homer TunnelFiordland National Park & a Scenic cruise. Includes buffet lunch: a selection of delicious hot and cold international dishes including: chicken, lamb, beef stew, fish, mussels, steamed vegetables, Asian dishes, rice, noodles, assorted salads, fresh bread rolls, ice cream and fruit. Wifi available on GreatSights coach
  • Travel by coach from Queenstown to Wanaka
  • 1 night 3 star hotel stay in Wanaka
  • Travel by coach from Wanaka to Franz Josef
  • 2 night motel stay at Franz Josef
  • Day at leisure at Franz Josef to explore the area or join a tour  
  • Travel by coach from Franz Josef to Greymouth where your own arrangements begin    
Itinerary Details

Day 1 GreatSights - Hobbiton Experience & Waitomo Caves AKL ROT GS11HW (0800 1800) Bus Service - Auckland to Rotorua 0800 - 1800

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Auckland

Arrive City : Rotorua

Depart Time : 08:00:00

Arrive Time : 18:00:00


Hotel Address :- Rotorua

Hotel Name :- 3-star Rotorua Hotel or Motel

Day 2 GreatSights - Rotorua Sights: Te Puia, Rainbow Springs & Agroventures Tour ROT ROT GS39A (0725 1215) Day Tour - Rotorua to Rotorua 0725 - 1215

Service : Day Tour

Depart City : Rotorua

Arrive City : Rotorua

Depart Time : 07:25:00

Arrive Time : 12:15:00

Day 3 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Tauranga Wellington Airport IC7701 (0710 1715) Bus Service - Rotorua to Taupo 0850 - 0955

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Rotorua

Arrive City : Taupo

Depart Time : 08:50:00

Arrive Time : 09:55:00


Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Taupo

Arrive City : Napier

Depart Time : 13:05:00

Arrive Time : 15:10:00


Hotel Address :- Napier

Hotel Name :- 3-star Napier Hotel or Motel

Day 4 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Napier Wellington IG6367 (1330 1915) Bus Service - Napier to Wellington 1330 - 1915

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Napier

Arrive City : Wellington

Depart Time : 13:30:00

Arrive Time : 19:15:00


Hotel Address :- Wellington

Hotel Name :- 3-star Wellington Hotel or Apartment

Day 5 GreatSights - Wellington City and Bays Tour (morning) WLG WLG GSWW1 (0900 1130) Day Tour - Wellington to Wellington 1000 - 1230

Service : Day Tour

Depart City : Wellington

Arrive City : Wellington

Depart Time : 10:00:00

Arrive Time : 12:30:00

Day 6 Interislander Ferry - Wellington Picton (Aratere) Ferry Service - Wellington to Picton 1445 - 1755

Service : Ferry Service

Depart City : Wellington

Arrive City : Picton

Depart Time : 14:45:00

Arrive Time : 17:55:00


Hotel Address :- Picton

Hotel Name :- 3-star Picton Hotel or Motel

Day 7 KiwiRail Great Journeys of New Zealand - Coastal Pacific Picton to Christchurch Train Service - Picton to Christchurch 1415 - 2030

Service : Train Service

Depart City : Picton

Arrive City : Christchurch

Depart Time : 14:15:00

Arrive Time : 20:30:00


Hotel Address :- Christchurch

Hotel Name :- 3-star Christchurch Hotel or Motel

Day 9 GreatSights - Mount Cook Day Tour: Christchurch to Queenstown GS62 (0730 1830) Day Tour - Christchurch to Queenstown 0730 - 1830

Service : Day Tour

Depart City : Christchurch

Arrive City : Queenstown

Depart Time : 07:30:00

Arrive Time : 18:30:00


Hotel Address :- Queenstown

Hotel Name :- 3-star Queenstown Hotel or Motel

Day 10 GreatSights - Milford Sound Day Tour + Buffet Lunch ex Queenstown G76L (0720 1945) Day Tour - Queenstown to Queenstown 0720 - 1945

Service : Day Tour

Depart City : Queenstown

Arrive City : Queenstown

Depart Time : 07:20:00

Arrive Time : 19:45:00

Day 12 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Queenstown Wanaka IC8832 ( 0800 0945) Bus Service - Queenstown to Wanaka 0800 - 0945

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Queenstown

Arrive City : Wanaka

Depart Time : 08:00:00

Arrive Time : 09:45:00


Hotel Address :- Wanaka

Hotel Name :- 3-star Wanaka Hotel or Motel

Day 13 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Queenstown Franz Josef GS9824 (0810 1615) Bus Service - Wanaka to Franz Josef 1010 - 1615

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Wanaka

Arrive City : Franz Josef

Depart Time : 10:10:00

Arrive Time : 16:15:00


Hotel Address :- Franz Josef

Hotel Name :- 3-star Franz Josef Motel

Day 15 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Fox Glacier Greymouth GS9830 (0830 1315) Bus Service - Franz Josef to Greymouth 0915 - 1315

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Franz Josef

Arrive City : Greymouth

Depart Time : 09:15:00

Arrive Time : 13:15:00

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