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Escorted Coach Touring

Price from £1870 per person

Modern, luxury, air-conditioned coaches, usually with toilet facilities and drinking water dispensers, fitted with reclining seats and large panoramic windows provide a comfortable, convenient and safe means of travel throughout New Zealand.

 We can recommend the perfect tour to suit the time you have available, taking in the places you want to visit and perhaps incorporating one or more of New Zealand's wonderful scenic train journeys.

Australian Pacific Touring (APT)

This Australian, family owned company has been operating for 78 years and uses superior hotels, modern air-conditioned coaches, Tour Directors and Driver/Guides. A unique feature of these tours is the freedom you have with touring choices, dining times, dining locations and flexible touring allowing you to choose your own length of tour. Escorted tours range in length from 3 to 25 days so please ask our reservations staff for a copy of the APT brochure with details of the full range of tours available.

An outline of their popular 9 Day Souther Tourer from Christchurch is shown below:

Day 1 Christchurch – Methven
Welcome to Christchurch - travel through canterbury to Methven near the Southern Alps
Overnight: Methven Brinkley Resort

Day 2 Tranzalpine Train – Franz Josef
Board one of the world's great train journeys and travel through Arthurs Pass to the West Coast
Overnight: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Hotel

Day 3 Franz Josef - Queenstown
Included sightseeing- Haast Pass and Mt Aspiring National park
2 night stay: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

Day 4 Queenstown               
Included sightseeing – freedom of choice touring

Day 5 Milford Sound - Te Anau
Included sightseeing – cruise on Milford Sound.
Overnight Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

Day 6 Te Anau - Dunedin
Included sightseeing – freedom of choice
Overnight: Scenic Hotel Dunedin Hotel

Day 7 Dunedin - Mt Cook
Included sightseeing – Moeraki Beach boulders Oamaru.
Overnight: The Hermitage, Mt Cook

Day 8 Mt Cook - Christchurch
Included sightseeing – Church of the Good Shepherd and Lake Tekapo
Overnight: The Ashley Hotel, Christchurch

Day 9 Depart Christchurch
Tour concludes with a transfer to Christchurch Airport