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About the Activity:

  • Embark on an 8 day tour of the traveller's paradise that is New Zealand and find the reasons why this island has quite a number of admirers.
  • The flabbergasting beauty of this island comes to meet you with the sightseeing tour that takes you from Christchurch to the Glacier Region. 
  • Come and visit the beautiful Dunedin, Queenstown, indulge in Milford Sound Day Cruise, the Glacier Region, Greymouth and much more.
  • This package includes food, accommodation at hotels and transportation during the sightseeing.
  • You are free to choose from Seat in Coach trip or rent a car trip.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrive in Christchurch

    Upon arrival in the Garden city meet the tour representative and get transferred to your hotel.

    Spend the evening at leisure.

    Self drive customers will be able to pick up the rental car from the airport and drive to the hotel.

    Stay overnight at hotel.

  • Day 2 - Christchurch - Dunedin

    In the morning, travel across the Canterbury Plains to reach Ashburton and later follow the coastal road to the port city of Timaru.

    Continue southward to historic Oamaru with its impressive stone buildings.

    Arrive into the Scottish influence city of Dunedin. Rest of the day is free. Explore the city centre - “Octagon”.

    Stay over night at hotel.

  • Day 3 - Dunedin – Queenstown

    In the morning, get transferred to the train station to board the historic Taieri Gorge train to Pukerangi, built from 1879-1891, the track moves along the gorge plunging into a series of tunnels, crossing magnificent stone and wrought iron viaducts and bridges.

    Gasp at the sheer drops to the river below!

    Disembark at Pukerangi and continue to Queenstown by coach (seat in coach passengers only), self drive customers will drive to Queenstown in their rental car.

    Stay over night at hotel.

  • Day 4 - Milford sound day tour

    In the morning, head to Milford Sound Cruise. This cruise gives you an opportunity to see Mitre Peak.

    Explore the peak with a nature guide in the tender vessels and kayaks.

    See the fur seals lazing on the rocks and lots of sea birds and numerous waterfalls. Return back to the hotel in the evening.

    Self drive customers will drive to Milford sound in their rental car.

    Stay overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 5 - Queenstown day free for optional activities

    The day is at your disposal today, enjoy it as you wish.

    You have an option to choose Shotover Jet Boat ride, Ledge Bungee Jump, River Rafting, Sky diving or Sky Swing (not included in the package).

    Stay overnight at hotel.

  • Day 6 - Queenstown – Glacier region

    Today morning, travel past Lakes Wanaka and Hawea before turning into the Haast Past and the World Heritage Westland National Park.

    Continue north to arrive at Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers.

    Stay overnight at hotel.

  • Day 7 - Glacier region – Christchurch via Greymouth (Tranz alpine train will be applicable only for SIC clients)

    Travel north to Greymouth and board the world famous Tranz Alpine train (seat in coach passengers only). Travel through the beech forests past the alpine village of Arthur’s Pass before crossing the spectacular Southern Alps.

    Travel over the fertile Canterbury Plains to arrive in the ‘garden city’ of Christchurch.

    Stay overnight at hotel.

  • Day 8 - Departure Day

    Travel to Christchurch airport and board your flight for onward journey (flight not included).

Stay

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  • Accommodation on sharing basis at hotels
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  • The hotel options at different places are as follow:
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  • Christchurch: Heartland Hotel Cotswold, Christchurch or similar ( Standard Room or Motel Unit), Rydges Hotel Christchurch or similar (Superior room), Novotel (Superior room) or similar
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  • Franz Josef / Fox Glacier: Alpine glacier motel (Queen studio)+ Continental b/f or similar, Rainforest Retreat (Tree Hutt) + Continental b/f or similar, Scenic Hotel Franz Josef (Standard Room (Graham Wing) or similar
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  • Queenstown: Heartland Hotel (Standard Room – Non AC Room) or similar, Copthorne Hotel Lakefront(Superior room –Non Lakeview) or similar, Millennium Hotel (Superior room) or similar
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  • Dunedin: Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin (Standard Room) or similar, Scenic Hotel Dunedin City (Superior ROH room) or similar, Distinction Dunedin Hotel ( Executive Studio) or similar

Meal

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  • Breakfast at the hotel on all days from day 2

Activity

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  • Sightseeing

Other Inclusions

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  • All applicable government taxes 15% GST
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  • Sightseeing and entrances fees as per itinerary
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  • SIC Milford day out without lunch (by Jucy Milford) (Self drive will drive to Milford)
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  • Tranz alpine train tickets (Not applicable for self-drive clients)

Transport

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  • All the transportation during the sightseeing tour for SIC customers
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  • Self drive customers can take their vehicle upon arrival

Things To Carry

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  • Camera
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  • Sunscreen
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  • Sunglasses
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  • Comfortable footwear
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  • Comfortable clothes
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  • Water bottle
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  • Personal medicine kit, if any

Advisory

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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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).
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  • Toll, Parking and Fuel is NOT including in the cost.
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  • Rental car Rate Includes: GST, Unlimited Kilometers, Loss Damage Waiver (Standard Basic Insurance) and NZ Road maps.
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  • Optional tours / activities are not included in the package (will be on additional cost).
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  • Self Drive: Rental car pick up and drop off time is calculated on the basis of 24 hrs, in case of delays one day extra rental will be charged.
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  • Rental vehicles not drive or take the vehicle on the following roads:
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  • (a) Ball Hutt (Mt Cook);
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  • (b) Skippers (Queenstown);
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  • (c) 90 mile beach (Northland)

Tour Type

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  • This activity can be availed as a private or group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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