Touring New Zealand

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Road to Aoraki / Mt Cook

Top Tips to Get the Most Out of a Self Drive Tour of New Zealand

What are the seven essential elements of a New Zealand self-drive tour vacation? A self-drive holiday (vacation for our American friends) offers you a unique and memorable way to explore New Zealand at your own pace. We have extensive experience in travelling around New Zealand and putting together unforgettable vacations for our clients based on…

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Bucket List New Zealand Places to Visit

What New Zealand places to visit should be on your bucket list? Thinking about visiting Aotearoa / New Zealand and wondering what you should see here? We put our experience to work for you to come up with a bucket list of New Zealand places to visit. These are destinations you simply can’t miss —…

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Whangamata Beach

Things to See and Do on The Coromandel Peninsula

Spend some time travelling around “the Coromandel” You may have already seen “The Coromandel” — its Cathedral Cove is a movie and social media star. But you should consider adding some time there to your New Zealand self-drive itinerary. Coromandel is simply beautiful with its mix of stunning beaches, virgin native forest and quirky seaside…

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The Road to Aoraki Mt Cook

Considerations between Self Drive and Escorted Coach Tours

Are you considering touring Aotearoa New Zealand? Self drive tour or escorted coach tour? Aotearoa New Zealand is often a long way to come and you want to be sure that your NZ experience is a memorable one. A New Zealand touring holiday is a great way to see “the Land of the Long White…

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September 2023 NZ Tour News

New Zealand is the place to be – don’t get left behind! As Spring arrives in New Zealand, we look forward to the beginning of the summer touring season. If the rate of sales that we’ve seen is anything to go by, it’s going to be a bumper season! We have never seen such a…

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Things to do in New Zealand in 2023-2024

Things to do on your 2023-24 Aotearoa New Zealand vacation tour Spring has sprung in Aotearoa New Zealand. Blossoms on the trees and sun on our backs has us thinking about things to do in New Zealand over the coming touring season. There is always lots to see and do but every new month offers…

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Grand Pacific Ultimate custom coach

Inside Ultimate NZ Small Group Touring

Ultimate NZ Small group touring incredibly popular as tourism bounces back after the pandemic. There are many different options when it comes to NZ small group touring. But lets start at the top with a deep dive into Grand Pacific’s Ultimate Series of tours.  So, what’s so special about them and why are they so…

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Doubtful Sound overnight cruise

Fiordland’s Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound – the differences explained…

Fiordland NZ is home to both Milford & Doubtful Sounds, but which one to visit? You may notice Fiordland’s Milford Sound/Piopiotahi or Doubtful Sound/Patea featuring prominently in many New Zealand Tours.  There’s a good reason they do. They are both stunning remote parts of the country, boasting some of Aotearoa’s most spectacular scenery — must-sees….

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Te Pa Tū Maori cultural experience

Experience New Zealand’s Maori Culture – the top 10 attractions

Experience Aotearoa’s indigenous culture at unmissable Maori cultural experiences   Māori are New Zealand’s indigenous people. And Māori culture is a very special part of any New Zealand visit. Experience a rich and meaningful cultural connection to this land, Aotearoa, when you enjoy the best Maori cultural experiences. Over 700 years ago, expert navigators left their…

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Warbirds Over Wanaka – what a show!

Warbirds over Wanaka is an air show held in Wānaka, in New Zealand’s South Island.  It is held every second Easter weekend and has been running since 1988.  Covid stopped the 2020 & 2022 shows, so 2024 is going to be a great event and we have a number of specialist Warbird Over Wanaka tours…

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