18 CHRISTCHURCH - MT COOK - QUEENSTOWN - GLACIER REGION - CHRISTCHURCH
8 days 7 nights

ITINERARY

CHRISTCHURCH - MT COOK - QUEENSTOWN - GLACIER REGION – CHRISTCHURCH (8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS)

Day 1 - Arrive Christchurch

‘The Garden City’, welcomes you to New Zealand's South Island. Bordered by hills and the Pacific Ocean, it is situated on the edge of the Canterbury Plains that stretch to the Southern Alps. Christchurch is an entertaining mixture of refined lifestyle and cultural excitement. 

Personal chauffer will welcome you and will drive you to the hotel. Self-drive clients will collect their rental car from the airport to drive to your hotel.

Day 2 - Christchurch - Mt Cook

Travel across the fertile Canterbury Plains before arriving at Lake Tekapo. The road to Mt Cook takes you through high country tussock to beautiful Lake Pukaki. You'll hug the edge of the lake for most of the way up the Tasman Valley to Mount Cook Village.Visit the ‘Church of the Good Shepherd’ before continuing onto Mt Cook National Park. (B)

Day 3- Mt Cook - Queenstown

Follow the shores of Lake Pukaki south to the small town of Twizel before continuing through the historic Central Otago region to Lake Wakatipu and the ‘Alpine Resort’ of Queenstown. The town's beautiful outdoor terrain encourages adventure (B)

Day 4 - Milford Sound

After breakfast, head towards MILFORD SOUND CRUISE (included). This famous cruise gives you an opportunity to see MITRE PEAK which is just out of the water and mile high. Go exploring with a nature guide in the tender vessels and kayaks. You may see fur seals lazing on the rocks and lots of sea birds and numerous waterfalls. Enjoy beautiful landscape with its towering mountain peaks, gushing waterfalls, ink-dark water and sheer cliffs covered in lush native rainforest. Return back to the hotel in the evening.

Day 5 – Queenstown

Queenstown is a major centre for snow sports in New Zealand. It's the place to source almost any kind of adventure, including bungy, jet boating, horse trekking, rafting and river surfing. It's also a destination for luxury experiences—gourmet food and wine, spa treatments and leisurely games of golf. Optional activities not included in the tour price. 

Day 6 - Queenstown - Glacier Region

Depart Queenstown this morning and travel along the shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the Haast Pass. Continue up the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges and native forests to the glacier region of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and you will feel the excitement and admire the beauty of Nature. For Self Drive clients, entry to the Glacier Hot Pools is included.

Day 7 - Glacier Region – Christchurch

Travel north to Greymouth today and board the world famous Tranz Alpine train (coach passengers only). Ascend through lush beech forests past the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps. Cross the fertile farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, and enjoy thrilling vistas over deep gorges as you travel alongside the ice-fed Waimakariri River. Traverse the mighty Southern Alps, where spectacular views of the nature will take your breathe away.

Day 8- Departure Day-

After breakfast it’s time to say Good bye to New Zealand. SIC customers will be transferred to airport in a shared vehicle. Self-drive customers will travel their rental car, drop the car at airport branch and board your flight for onward journey (flight not included)!

Package: Based on per person:-

Hotel Categories:

** Above mentioned hotels will be either same or similar.

IMP Note:

** Package is based on 02 pax travelling together on the same flight.

** Child cost / seat is NOT included in the package.

** Package is Valid for travel between 1st Oct 2017 and 31st Mar 2018.

** Package is NOT valid for New Year, Chinese New Year, Ski season, any special events in New Zealand; there will be additional surcharge applicable on the top of the package.

** Package may not be applicable if hotel require minimum number of nights for certain days (Especially for the events & New Year period).

** On Self-drive option: Clients will pick up the car on arrival from the airport, hence there will be NO assistance available.

IMP Note:

  • Optional tours / activities are not included in the package (will be on additional cost).
  • Self Drive: Rental car pick up & drop off time is calculated on the basis of 24 hrs, in case of delays one day extra rental will be charged.
  • Rental vehicles not drive or take the vehicle on the following roads:

(a) Ball Hutt (Mt Cook);

(b) Skippers (Queenstown);

(c) 90 mile beach (Northland)

Please Note:

  • Hotels mentioned in the itinerary are indicative they will be subject availability at the time of booking. Same or similar hotels will be provided.
  • Changes to itinerary and number of persons will require a revised quote.
  • Package is NOT valid during any special event in NZ.
  • Package is valid for mentioned dates only, hotels and activities will be subject to availability at the time of booking.

Rental car / Self drive:

  • Client will be required to present his/her driver’s license (Indian) with driver’s photograph, Age clearly mentioned and it must be in English to the rental car company in order to claim the vehicle.
  • Driver must carry a valid Credit card with enough funds(almost NZ$4,000) to pay a security bond at the time of collecting the vehicle without a valid Credit card a car can-not be hired and no refunds will be made for cancellation.
  • On self drive: clients will need to carry a valid credit card with enough funds for bond (Cash bond will not be acceptable by rental car company), also need to carry valid full driving licence (should be in clear English).
  • Toll, Parking and Fuel is NOT including in the cost. For additional information related to Toll please go to www.nzta.govt.nz
  • Rental car Rate Includes: GST, Unlimited Kilometers, Loss Damage Waiver (Standard Basic Insurance) and NZ Road maps
  • Rental car Rate Excludes: GPS, Airport fees, Comprehensive insurance, Parking, Fuel, Fines, ferry terminal pick up fee, Ferry transfer, premium location surcharge, 24 hrs roadside assistance, Toll taxes, Snow chain and One way fees if any.

V.IMP: Please visit the below website to learn about NZ driving safety rules

https://www.nzta.govt.nz/safety/driving-safely/senior-drivers/senior-driver-safety/safety-videos/

  • Effective 01 April 2016 Cash Deposits will no longer be accepted on the rental car.

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