Show Me Both Islands
Show Me Both Islands
  • Duration: 15 Day
  • Category: Scenic Holidays
  • From: Auckland to Greymouth
  • Valid: 21 Mar 2019 to 31 Dec 2020
  • Package Code: AKLGRM14LH
  • Price Type: twin
  • Price: NZ $ 3339 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 (Ibis Rotorua or similar)
  • 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

Accommodation Description :- Central 3 star Rotorua City Hotel

Day 2 Hotel Service - Rotorua -

Hotel Address :- Rotorua

Hotel Name :- Central 3 star Rotorua City Hotel

Hotel Check In :- Day 2

Hotel Check Out :- Day 3


Service : Bus Service

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

Accommodation Description :- Central 3 star Napier Hotel

Day 4 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Napier Wellington IC6367 (1330 1855) Bus Service - Napier to Wellington 1330 - 1855

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Napier

Arrive City : Wellington

Depart Time : 13:30:00

Arrive Time : 18:55:00


Hotel Address :- Wellington

Day 5 Hotel Service - Wellington -

Hotel Address :- Wellington


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

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

Day 8 Hotel Service - Christchurch -

Hotel Address :- Christchurch

Day 9 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Christchurch Mount Cook Queenstown GS9661 (0730 1830) Bus Service - Christchurch to Queenstown 0730 - 1830

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Christchurch

Arrive City : Queenstown

Depart Time : 07:30:00

Arrive Time : 18:30:00


Hotel Address :- Queenstown

Hotel Name :- Central 3-star Queenstown Hotel

Hotel Check In :- Day 9

Hotel Check Out :- Day 10

Day 10 Hotel Service - Queenstown -

Hotel Address :- Queenstown

Hotel Name :- Central 3-star Queenstown Hotel

Hotel Check In :- Day 10

Hotel Check Out :- Day 11


Service : Day Tour

Depart City : Queenstown

Arrive City : Queenstown

Depart Time : 07:20:00

Arrive Time : 19:45:00

Day 11 Hotel Service - Queenstown -

Hotel Address :- Queenstown

Hotel Name :- Central 3-star Queenstown Hotel

Hotel Check In :- Day 11

Hotel Check Out :- Day 12

Day 12 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Queenstown Franz Josef IC9824 (0810 1615) Bus Service - Queenstown to Wanaka 0810 - 0940

Service : Bus Service

Depart City : Queenstown

Arrive City : Wanaka

Depart Time : 08:10:00

Arrive Time : 09:40:00


Hotel Address :- Wanaka

Hotel Name :- Wanaka Hotel or Motel

Hotel Check In :- Day 12

Hotel Check Out :- Day 13

Day 13 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Queenstown Franz Josef IC9824 (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 :- Franz Josef Motel

Hotel Check In :- Day 13

Hotel Check Out :- Day 14

Day 14 Hotel Service - Franz Josef -

Hotel Address :- Franz Josef

Hotel Name :- Franz Josef Motel

Hotel Check In :- Day 14

Hotel Check Out :- Day 15

Day 15 InterCity Coach Lines / GreatSights - Greymouth Nelson IC8826 (1330 1915) 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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