Win a NZ Holiday

AS part of its 40th anniversary celebrations, The Senior is offering one lucky e-newsletter subscriber the chance to win a 19-day Ultimate New Zealand rail, cruise and coach holiday.

The fantastic prize, courtesy of NZ coach holiday specialist Grand Pacific Tours, is for two people and is valued at $20,000. It includes four rail journeys and five scenic cruises, with an overnight cruise through the fiords of Doubtful Sound.

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To be in the running for the New Zealand holiday, all you need to do is tell us below in 25 words or less what you love about The Senior.

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The amazing NZ holiday travels in “business class on wheels” – a purpose-built full-size coach fitted with 20 luxury leather recliner seats. The reconfigured seating means every passenger has a window seat.

Rail enthusiasts will love boarding the Glenbrook Vintage Railway, taking in the sights on the Coastal Pacific and TranzApline rail journeys and travelling along spectacular clifftops overlooking the ocean and Blueskin Bay aboard the Silver Fern railcar.

NOW THIS IS COMFORT: Grand Pacific boasts that its New Zealand passengers travel in "business class on wheels" with creature comforts a priority.

NOW THIS IS COMFORT: Grand Pacific boasts that its New Zealand passengers travel in "business class on wheels" with creature comforts a priority.

The luxury coach fits 20 luxury leather recliner seats complete with adjustable headrest and calf support for added comfort. Travellers enjoy a window seat every time.

The tour’s 4.5-star hotel accommodation has been selected to ensure a premium level of comfort, guest facilities and excellent locations.

Tour highlights include the thermal mud pools and geysers of Rotorua, a traditional Maori hangi and concert, Christchurch International Antarctic Centre and a tour through the gardens of Larnach Castle.

And those not fond of packing and unpacking can take heart: this tour features six two-night stays.

Included in the tour are breakfasts and dinners, and two delicious morning teas, including an ultimate high tea at Larnach Castle.

To find out more about this fantastic tour, go to and click on 19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise & Coach Experience or freecall Grand Pacific Tours, 1800-622-768.

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