Grand Pacific Tours New Zealand Prize – 7 Islands Travel Contest | AMA Travel

7 Islands Contest Prize New Zealand


Mountains, rivers, waterfalls, glaciers, and beaches: New Zealand’s South Island has all that and more!

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There is no better way to experience New Zealand’s South Island than a trip operated by the Grand Pacific Tours/Anderson Vacations partnership. You’ll explore the island's Scottish settler heritage, cruise on magnificent Milford Sound, float through a cave lit by glow worms, all while taking in the incredible plains, lakes, and mountains.

The Grand Pacific Tours/Anderson Vacations partnership gets you to the next amazing site using the highest end coach vehicles, will bring you up-close-and-personal to southern glaciers and across amazing vistas on world-renowned train tours. Along the way you’ll enjoy fantastic dinners, insightful tours, and a New Zealand you never knew existed.

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Trip Itinerary

Day1: Arrive
Arrive with Air New Zealand to Christchurch, the largest city on the New Zealand’s South Island
Day 1: Arrive
Day2: Christchurch
Tour the city in the morning, then visit South Island’s highest peak, Mt. Cook
Day 2: Christchurch
Day3: Omarama
Follow the Waitaki River, and in the evening enjoy a dinner that explores Scottish heritage around the island
Day 3: Omarama
Day4: Dunedin
Explore Lanarch Castle, journey to the Fiordlands, and take a tour of the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves
Day 4: Dunedin
Day 5: Te Anau
Cruise on Milford Sound and see the incredible Bowen Falls and Mitre Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch.
Day 5: Te Anau
Day 6: Queenstown
Free day in Queenstown, then board a steamship floating across Lake Wakatipu to enjoy a gourmet barbecue dinner
Day 6: Queenstown
Day 7: Arrowtown
Delve into the antiquated gold mining town, then see the snow-capped peaks of Fox Glacier.
Day 7: Arrowtown
Day 8: Fox Glacier
Board the TranzAlpine train and ride through the Waimakariri Basin and Canterbury Plains
Day 8: Fox Glacier
Day 9: Depart
Depart from Christchurch for home, or extend your stay
Day 9: Depart


Enter AMA Travel’s 7 Islands Travel Contest by making a travel booking between September 25 and November 30, and you could win this amazing trip to New Zealand!

But that’s not the only prize: you could win a tour of Newfoundland, a trip to Portugal’s Azores islands, a stay in a five-star resort in Jamaica, and even more.

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About Anderson Vacations

Whether you are travelling Canada or to Alaska, the United States, New Zealand, Australia, or the South Pacific Islands, Anderson Vacations will introduce you to the spirit of each destination. From watching polar bears in the tundra, swimming in the coral coast of Fiji, to sitting in the geothermal pools of New Zealand’s Rotorua, Anderson Vacations will help you experience a travel adventure you'll never forget.

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About Grand Pacific Tours

Grand Pacific Tours deals exclusively in showing visitors exactly what makes New Zealand so majestic. Whether it’s the islands history, its Maori culture, its amazing mountains and seascapes (or you just really want to have lunch with a hobbit from the Lord of the Rings series), Grand Pacific Tours will show you everything you could ever want to see, and they provide a range of experiences, from touring to cruises, affordable journeys to all-inclusive stays.

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About Air New Zealand

Australia, New Zealand, and the Cook Islands are at any Canadian’s feet with Air New Zealand’s flights heading out of Vancouver. And not only will they get you there, but as Airline of the Year three years running according to, you’ll be waited on with the best service.

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