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New Zealand

The indigenous Maori language name for New Zealand is AOTEAROA, commonly translated as " The Land of the Long White Cloud".  It is an island country in the South West Pacific comprising two main islands, the North Island and the South Island and a number of smaller islands. 

New Zealand is a magnificent country famous for its varied landscapes -  sub-tropical and primeval forests, majestic fjords, sparkling clear rivers and lakes, snow capped mountains, picturesque green farmlands, ice-age glaciers, thermal hot springs, geysers and golden sand beaches. 

Coach Holidays at affordable prices.

Guidepost Tours offer you a variety of quality Coach Holidays at affiordable prices. Itineraries are planned to be rich in culture and scenic content using superior accommodation, excellent meals and comfortable luxury coach travel.

Small Group Boutique Journeys

We also offer a range of Boutique Small Group Journeys staying in "select" accommodation visiting off the beaten track sightseeing, freedom of choice options and genuine visitor experiences. We include meals with the locals, winery visits, and personalised service not normally experienced on traditional coach tours. There are a maximum of 16 guests on each tour.

 

Discover New Zealand with Guidepost Discovery Tours

TANE MAHUTA SMALL GROUP TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND - 21 days

 New Zealand’s largest and most famous tree is Tane Mahuta, the Mighty Kauri, and this is the name we’ve given to our most comprehensive escorted tour encompassing the country’s must-see sights as well as great off-the-beaten-track experiences during an unforgettable three weeks.  Join us for a fabulous 21 day small group journey that will take you on an adventure like no other. Experience the breathtaking scenery of snow-capped Alps, wander through lush tropical rainforests and relax on wide sandy beaches. Contact Guidepost Tours to secure your place. (LT)

KIWI RAIL ADVENTURE - 15 days

 Designed not only for train enthusiasts this itinerary includes 3 different train experiences from the north through to the South. These include the Northern Explorer, The Coastal Pacific and the Tranz Alpine.  Intertwined with these fantastic train journeys are some of the most memorable attractions and activities. Contact Guidepost Tours. (LT)

NEW ZEALAND RAIL CRUISE & COACH TOUR - 19 days

 This tour contains 5 breathtaking rail journeys, an exclusive overnight cruise in the Bay of Island on the new Ipipiri plus all inclusive coach touring through the most spectacular regions in New Zealand. Our tour includes return airfares, entrance fees, highlight evenings and most meals. Contact Guidepost Discovery Tours for reservations.  (Gpt-GPac)

POHUTUKAWA SMALL GROUP TOUR - 19 days North & South Islands New Zealand

 New Zealands 'Christmas Tree' blazes scarlet in midsummer and is the title of this satisfyingly in-depth tour.  This small group journey takes you through some of our favourite places and spaces in the North and South Islands, discovering fantastic coastlines and imersing you in Maori culture and history. Our small group journeys are unique to us so you can join a flexible, good-humoured and unforgetabe journey. Contact Guidepost Tours. (LT)

CLASSIC NEW ZEALAND COACH TOUR - 16 days

 Designed for those with a little less time on their hands but still would like to see as much of New Zealand as possible. Explore both islands of New Zealand with multiple night stays and days of leisure staying in central locations using quality accommodation.  Key attractions are visited to mention a few: Hole in the Rock cruise, geothermal Rotorua, Maori culture, Queenstown, the stunning sceery of Milford Sound and more.  Contact Guidepost Tours (LT)

PANORAMIC NEW ZEALAND COACH TOUR - 15 days

 Our ‘Panoramic New Zealand’ tour explores the Geothermal and Culturally Rich North Island and the contrasting Natural Beauty of the Scenic South Island of New Zealand.  On tour we include key visitor attractions including Waitomo Caves, Geothermal Rotorua, Maori Culture, Napier & Nelson, Tranz Alpine Train journey, Queenstown, the stunning natural beauty of Milford Sound and more.  Contact Guidepost Tours (LT)

KOWHAI SMALL GROUP TOUR - 17 days New Zealand

 17 days from Auckland and the Bay of Islands to Queenstown. Kowhai is the name of New Zealand's unofficial national flower, bright yellow with nector bloved by the Tui bird. Our small group journeys are unique in New Zealand. Because we are few in number, we can go places and see things that  are simply not practical on larger coach tours. We include all the "must see" sigts but add smaller scale adventures such as a guided walk through the Waimangu Valley or a leisurely lunch in a Coromandel cafe.Contact Guidepost Tours. (LT)

DISCOVER NEW ZEALAND COACH TOUR- 18 days

 One of our most popular two island New Zealand tours including 4 Scenic Boat Cruises: The Hole in the Rock, Cook Strait and Queen Charlotte Sounds, TSS Earnslaw Cruise on Lake Wakatipu and Milford Sounds Cruise. This 18 day Discover New Zealand tour has many other highlights including Waitomo Caves, geothermal Rotorua, Maori culture,  Napier and Nelson, TranzAlpine Train journey and Queenstown  Contact Guidepost Discovery Tours. (LT) 

NEW ZEALAND HIGHLIGHTS COACH TOUR - 13 days

 One of the most economical ways to see New Zealand and still be able to capitalise on some of the key attractions. Explore the highlights of both north and south islands of New Zealand with multiple night stays and days of leisure staying in central visitor locations using quality accommodation. Contact Guidepost Tours (LT)

RIMU SMALL GROUP NEW ZEALAND TOUR - 15 days North & South Islands

 Rimu is another native tree, whose timbers were used in many of New Zealand's oldest houses, including some of our favourite character B&B's. Join us on this small group journey to explore the highlights of the North and South Islands. Unleash your adventurous spirit in the adrenaline capital of Queenstown Come on an unforgetable trip into Milford Sound for a unique overnight experience and make the most of the abundance of walking opportunities New Zealand has to offer. Contact Guidepost Tours. (LT)

NEW ZEALAND NORTHERN WANDERER COACH TOUR - 9 days

 Arriving in Auckland New Zealand’s largest city we travel as far North as Paihia in the beautiful Bay of Islands and as far South as Wellington the Capital of New Zealand where you will see famous landmarks including the Beehive and the New Zealand Parliament buildings. This tour also includes Napier the Art Deco Capital of the World, the culturally rich city of Rotorua. The key highlights of this itinerary include Maori Culture, Waitomo Caves, Hole in the Rock Cruise and city tours are included in Wellington, Napier, Rotorua & Auckland. 

SOUTHERN SPECTACULAR COACH TOUR - 9 days

 The South Island or the 'Mainland' boasts beautiful beaches, spectacular mountain ranges, stunning scenery, and of course the 'salt of the earth' & friendly locals that you'll meet along the way. The South Island is a spectacular land, which has been uplifted by extraordinary earth forces. The landscape is so different from the rolling green hills of the North Islands that it is akin to travelling to another country.  Our spectacular itinerary includes the famous Tranz Alpine train Journey, the rugged West coast - home of the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, Queenstown, a Milford Sound cruise, Dunedin, Mount Cook and of the course the gateway to the South Islands Christchurch. Contact Guidepost Tours (LT)

SOUTHERN VISTA COACH TOUR - 11 days

 Our Southern Vista itinerary includes the famous Tranz Alpine train journey, the rugged West Coast - home of the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, Queenstown, a Milford Sound cruise, Dunedin, Mount Cook and of course the gateway to the South Island Christchurch. Contact Guidepost Tours. (LT)

KOROMIKO SMALL GROUP TOUR - 10 days NZ North Island

 The Koromiko shrub is used to line the fire pit for a hangi, adding flavour to baked kumara (sweet potato). There are plenty of oppotunities to eat and drink well on our North Island itinerary which includes key Maori and geothermal locations. Join the Tane Mahuta and Day 1 and leave in Wellington. Contact Guidepost Tours. (LT)

MOUNT COOK LILY SMALL GROUP TOUR - 13 days NZ South Island

 13 Day South Island Tour - New Zealand’s famous ‘lily’ is really a buttercup which grows in profusion on the alpine meadows of the Southern Alps. This tour squeezes more jaw-dropping scenery into 13 days than any other!  The South Island has an unparalleled variety of landscapes from the majestic Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers to the stunning views over Dunedin Harbour from the Otago Peninsula. Contact Guidepost Tours (LT)

NEW ZEALAND PANORAMA TOUR - 14 day Budget Tour

Regular departures September through to May -  Discover the rlch traditions of Maori culture, cruise on the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak Homestead for the best of high country cuisine; explore Rotorua on a WW I amphiblous vehicle, see is the mesmerising turquiose waters of Lake Tekapo; the Agrodome, an educational and hands-on experience not to be missed, then discover Larnach Caste built in 1871.  Book through Guidepost Tours. (Gpt-GPac)

HIGHLIGHTS TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND - 16 day budget tour

 Regular departures September to May -This comprehensive 16 day tour visits both the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Take a cruise on the Bay of Islands and take the Tranz-Alpine train through the Southern Alps. Meals and return airfares are included. Contact Guidepost Tours for reservations. (Gpt-GPac)

NEW ZEALAND NORTHERN SPECTACULAR - 9 days

 Regular weekly departures September to May - For those with less time, take this exceptional tour from Auckland to Christchurch through the heart of New Zealand's North Island to the capital, Wellington. The Bay of Islands and Rotorua are major highlights. Reserve your place with Guidepost Tours. (Gpt-GPac)

NEW ZEALAND SOUTH ISLAND SPECTACULAR - 10 days

Regular weekly departures September to May - This 10 day South Island Spectacular tour will take you through the majestic mountains and diverse scenery that is typical of New Zealand. Visit culturally rich towns and villages, beautiful rural regions and unique attractions. Reserve your place with Guidepost Discovery Tours. (Gpt-GPac)

ULTIMATE RAIL CRUISE & COACH EXPERIENCE IN NEW ZEALAND - 19 days

 Experience a Fully Escorted small group tour combining rail, coach & an exclusive overnight cruise. This tour will excite both rail enthusiasts and their travelling companions who wish to enjoy the best of New Zealand at a relaxed pace. Experience the Bay of Islands with an overnight stay on “Ipipiri”, a luxury vessel with King Staterooms and plenty of relaxation time to take in the serenity. On five rail journeys you will experience an operating steam railway; the wild spirit of the coast on the Coastal Pacific; the magnificent Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine one of the world’s great train journey and the rugged & spectacular Taieri Gorge River. Guidepost Tours. (Gpt-GPac)

SOUTHERN EXPLORER NEW ZEALAND COACH & CRUISE - 19 days

NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA CRUISE & COACH TOUR - 29 days

SOLO TRAVELLERS HIGHLIGHTS TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND - 16 days

Special departures February 21st & March 14th 2017 -  Experience the best of New Zealand on this fun filled tour designed for those who travel solo, but want the convenience, company and value of travelling in a group. We have selected departure dates where your can join our New Zealand Highlights tour exploring both the North and South Islands. Contact Guidepost Tours. (GPac)

TASTE OF THE SOUTH ISLAND - 9 day Budget Tour

 Regular weekly departures September through to May - This affordable tour showcases New Zealand’s breathtaking South Island scenery as you relax on board the comfort of a modern coach. Witness the dramatic landscapes and enjoy a number of iconic attractions. Contact Guidepost Discovery Tours (GPac)

TASTE OF THE NORTH ISLAND - 8 day Budget Tour

 Regular weekly departures September through to May - This tour is ideal for the time conscious traveller but still provides a comprehensive tour. Immerse yourself in the wonders of the North island including Wellington, cultural Rotorua, the beautiful Bay of Islands and cosmopolitan Auckland. Contact Guidepost Tours (GPac)

ULTIMATE DISCOVERY TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND - 19 days

 Discover the best of New Zealand’s North and South Islands on this all inclusive small group holiday. You will experience a blend of culture and cosmopolitan living in the North Island and then be overwhelmed by the awe inspiring beauty of the South Island. This tour will also visit some lesser know regions such as the Art Deco city of Napier and the wine producing region of the Wairarapa. Enjoy 38 sumptuous meals including a range of specialty evenings, 18 nights of premium accommodation including four 2 night stays and an endless range of pre paid attractions. Guidepost Discovery Tours. (Gpt-GPac)

ULTIMATE SOUTH ISLAND ESCAPE - 10 days

Ultimate luxury coach tour - Escape and enjoy New Zealand’s majestic South Island on this deluxe 10 day small group holiday. Begin your journey in the Garden City of Christchurch; enjoy a relaxing two night stay in the year round resort town of Queenstown; cruise the magnificent fiord, Milford Sound; enjoy the Scottish heritage of Dunedin; marvel at the spectacular mountain ranges of Mount Cook; and witness the rugged Southern Alps of the mighty West Coast. Whether it’s your first time to New Zealand’s South Island or a repeat visit, the landscape continues to change and this comprehensive tour will allow you to sit back, relax and discover! Guidepost Ultimate Touring. (Gpt-GPac)


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