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9N/CHC/DELIGHTSDRIVE | 9 Night(s) Package

9 Nights Southern Delights Drive


New Zealand is unspoiled land of breathtaking visual contrasts. Prepare for a deep southern journey that will fill your memory with mountain scenery and unique eco experiences.

Inclusion

~ 8 Days Hertz Car Rental with Max Excess coverage and Airport pickup levy - Group E (Toyota Camry or similar) / Group K (Kia Carnivale or similar for 4A,5A)
~ 9 nights accommodation as below
* 2N The Garden Hotel and Restaurant Christchurch in a Standard Studio (Deluxe Suite for 2A2C / 2 Bedroom Suite for 4A, 5A)
* 2N Aspen Court Franz Josef in a 1 Bedroom Unit (2 Bedroom unit for 5A).
* 3N The Rees Hotel Queenstown in a Lakeview Hotel Room (Lakeview 2 Bedroom for 3A,2A1C,2A2C,4A / Lakeview 2 Bedroom for 5A).
* 2N Apartments at St Clair in a 1 Bedroom Courtyard (2 Bedroom for 4A,2A2C / 1x1Bedroom + 1x2Bedroom for 5A).
~ Arrival Airport Transfers from Christchurch Airport hotel hotel by seat-in-coach.
~ Transfers from hotel to Railway Station by seat-in-coach.
~ Trans Alpine Rail from Christchurch to Greymouth.
~ Glacier Hot Pools Franz Josef (Public Pools Entry).
~ 3 Hours Glacier Valley Walk (DEP: Daily except 25Dec).
~ Southern Discoveries - Mt Nicholas Farm Experience with Ploughman's Lunch (DEP: Daily).
~ Full Day Tour - Great Sights Milford Sound with Buffet Lunch (DEP: Daily).
~ Half Day Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour (DEP: Daily except 25Dec).
~ General Admission - The International Antarctic Centre.
~ Option to extend stay.

SUGGESTED ITINERARY (ACTIVITIES AND MEALS ARE NOT INCLUDED UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED)

DAY 1 – CHRISTCHURCH

On arrival, transfer to hotel on airport shuttle (Shared schedule service). Check in (subject to availability for early arrival, standard check in time is 12PM) and rest for the day.

Overnight: The Garden Hotel and Restaurant (Standard Studio 1A,2A,3A,2A1C / Deluxe Suite 2A2C / 2 Bedroom 4A,5A)

DAY 2 - CHRISTCHURCH TO GREYMOUTH VIA TRANSALPINE TRAIN - FRANZ JOSEF (Approx 174KM / 2HR 20MINS)

Transfer to Christchurch Railway Station by seat-in-coach for your train to Greymouth. On Arrival, pickup Hertz Rental Car at Greymouth Railway Station. Drive to Franz Josef. Proceed to the Glacier Hot Pools after a long day. Nestled in lush rainforest, the Glacier Hot Pools is a haven of natural tranquillity and the perfect way to unwind and experience a blissful state of pure relaxations. The three invitingly warm main pools and three secluded private pools are nestled within the native bush and birdlife creating a tranquil space to revive your body, mind and spirit. A totally unique, romantic, oasis in the rainforest, the private pools are set back on the property and surrounded by the majestic rainforest, offering the very best in seclusion. The private pools have their own changing facilities with towels provided, as well as complimentary entry into the public pools. An exclusive massage facility secluded within the rainforest is an oasis of tranquillity overlooking the natural setting, the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.
Return to hotel, check in and rest for the day.

Overnight: Aspen Court Franz Josef (1 Bedroom Unit / 2 units of 1 Bedroom for 5 Adults)

DAY 3 – FRANZ JOSEF

Join your Franz Josef Glacier Guides guide at 63 Cron Street, Franz Josef to commence a Glacier Valley Tour. This journey to the glacier is the perfect opportunity to learn the role of the Franz Josef Glacier in shaping this remarkable landscape. After a short walk through the regenerating rainforest, the trip continues along the glacier valley as the guide explains the unique features of the glacier and its surroundings. Near the terminal face, after a brief climb you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the glacier's rapidly changing terminal face.Tour concludes approximately 3 hours after commencement, back at 63 Cron Street, Franz Josef.

Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: Aspen Court Franz Josef (1 Bedroom Unit / 2 units of 1 Bedroom for 5 Adults)

DAY 4 - FRANZ JOSEF - QUEENSTOWN (Approx 350KM / 4HR 40MINS)

Start the day early as it is going to be a long drive today. You might want to stop by Mt Aspiring National Park, a very unique place by world standards, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Area. It is made up of soaring mountain peaks, 100's of spectacular glaciers, lush beech forest, braided rivers, alpine meadows and is home to a diverse variety of native New Zealand flora and fauna.

Arrive Queenstown late afternoon for check in and rest for the day.

Overnight: The Rees Hotel Queenstown (Lakeview Hotel Room 1A,2A / Lakeview 2 Bedroom for 3A,2A1C,2A2C,4A Lakeview 3 Bedroom for 5A)

DAY 5 – QUEENSTOWN

Proceed to your cruise departure point at least 15 mins prior to departure. This morning, you will be cruising on Spirit of Queenstown which offers a premium cruising experience on Lake Wakatipu. Board the vessel and enjoy a return cruise to Mt Nicholas High Country Farm on the western shores of the lake on a modern, spacious, purpose-built catamaran. Stop at Bob's Cove and view flora and fauna up close, and enjoy spectacular views towards Glenorchy, Mt Earnslaw, the Southern Alps and Remarkables mountain range. Disembark the vessel and join the farm guide on a walking tour of this truly authentic, working high country merino sheep farm. Watch the farm guide round up sheep, meet working farm animals used on the farm, and get up close to merino sheep whose wool is provided directly to Icebreaker clothing company. Then sit back and watch the landscape unfold as you get off the beaten track to spectacular vantage points by 4WD vehicle. Enjoy a morning or afternoon tea of freshly baked pikelets/pancakes/scones with jam and cream and a light Kiwi BBQ (summer) or soup and bread roll (winter) at the woolshed before boarding the vessel for the return cruise to Queenstown.

Overnight: The Rees Hotel Queenstown (Lakeview Hotel Room 1A,2A / Lakeview 2 Bedroom for 3A,2A1C,2A2C,4A Lakeview 3 Bedroom for 5A)

DAY 6 – MILFORD SOUND TOUR WITH LUNCH

A Great Sights vehicle will pick you up from your city accommodation for your transfer to the Athol Street Car Park, Queenstown, the departure point of your tour. At 7:20am join your coach to commence a full day tour into the heart of Milford Sound. This is an unforgettable journey in which you'll experience the world famous fjord - rich in dense rainforest, glacier carved valleys and beautiful waterfalls. Journey across the Southern Alps, take photos of the stunning Mirror Lakes, uncover Eglinton Valley, a place of ancient alpine forest and gushing waterfalls, and then travel deep into the Homer Tunnel, a 1.2km tunnel drilled through solid rock before walking across The Chasm. At the deep waters of Milford Sound, board your Southern Discoveries Scenic Cruise. See the wonders of Mitre Peak, glacier-scarred rock walls and waterfalls that tumble through valleys and crash into the sea far below. After your cruise, return to Queenstown by coach. Tour concludes at approximately 7:45pm, at which time accommodation drop offs will commence.

Overnight: The Rees Hotel Queenstown (Lakeview Hotel Room 1A,2A / Lakeview 2 Bedroom for 3A,2A1C,2A2C,4A Lakeview 3 Bedroom for 5A)

DAY 7 – QUEENSTOWN TO DUNEDIN (Approx 302KM / 2hr 45mins)

Today you can look forward to scenery highlights such as the vineyards of the Gibbston Valley, the deep canyons of the Kawarau Gorge, a huge dam and historic townships galore! Some notable stops along the route to Dunedin include:
* GIBBSTON VALLEY
The Gibbston Valley is like no other wine region to be seen! Don’t expect to see your usual view of acres and acres of flat land and vineyards as is typical of a working vineyard, instead expect to be met with vineyards squeezed precariously between a deep, rocky gorge and jagged mountains of schist! There are a number of award winning wineries open for tastings or even lunch and dinner.
* ALEXANDRA
Located in the heart of Central Otago on the junction of SH 8 & SH 85, the town boasts a thriving community of fruit growers, viticulture and wine making. During summer the temperate can reach the high 30’s so visitors can enjoy fresh fruit and balmy summer days. If you are travelling through in the winter then enjoy at stop at Manorburn Dam, which freezes to become a skating rink!
* ROXBURGH Nestled along side the Clutha River, Roxburgh is famous for growing exquisite summer fruits such as fresh Cherries, Plums, Apricots, Peaches, Pears, Nectarines, Apples and a variety of berries which can be purchased from roadside orchard stalls.

Arrive Dunedin, check in and rest for the day.

Overnight: Apartments at St Clair (1 Bedroom Courtyard / 2 Bedroom Apartment*1Bathroom for 4A,2A2C / 1unit of 1 Bedroom + 1 unit of 2 Bedroom for 5A)

DAY 8 – DUNEDIN

This morning, a Monarch Wildlife Cruises vehicle will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to Monarch Wharf, 20 Fryatt Streets, Dunedin, the departure point of your tour. This transfer also doubles as a scenic bus tour of the beautiful Otago Peninsula. At 8:30am or 3:30pm (or 1:00pm 11- 30April and May-September) board your Monarch Wildlife Cruises vessel M.V. Monarch to commence a half day Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour. M.V. Monarch is a 16.5 metre diesel-propelled sail boat with a top speed of 9 knots. Cruise the length of the beautiful Otago Harbour and experience unrivalled viewing of the exciting diversity of wildlife which abounds on spectacular Taiaroa Head; the only mainland nesting place for Northern Royal Albatross in the world, and home to NZ Fur Seals and eight other nesting bird species. Other wildlife seen may include dolphins, sea lions and a fascinating array of rarely seen ocean birds including other species of albatross, penguins and marine mammals in their natural environment.The Monarch Wildlife bus will bring you back to the city along the beautiful Otago Peninsula. Tour concludes at approximately 12:30pm or 7:00pm (or 5.:00pm 11-30April and May-September), at which time hotel drop offs will commence.

In the afternoon, check out some of these places in Dunedin:-

* The Octagon – A well known meeting place with the locals in the heart of the city, this is where you will find plenty of ‘top-notch’ bars and cafes or just sit on the grassy bank and enjoy the bustle of the inner city.
* Royal Albatross Centre – Located on the tip of the Otago Peninsula at Taiaroa Head, this is the only mainland-breeding colony for any albatross species within the Southern Hemisphere. View the informative wildlife displays and enjoy a guided tour.
* Otago Settlers Museum – Established in 1898, the museum is considered one of the country’s most significant social history museums. Learn about the indigenous Maori, Chinese goldfield workers and other migrant groups. We suggest you pre-arrange a guided tour.
* Larnach Castle & Gardens – If you love New Zealand antiques, carved ceilings, castles, stunning views and beautiful gardens then a visit to historic Larnach Castle is a must! New Zealand’s only castle boasts spectacular tower views and a Garden of International Significance where you can meander through 9 different gardens before enjoying a refreshment break in the Ballroom cafe.

Overnight: Apartments at St Clair (1 Bedroom Courtyard / 2 Bedroom Apartment*1Bathroom for 4A,2A2C / 1unit of 1 Bedroom + 1 unit of 2 Bedroom for 5A)

DAY 9 – DUNEDIN - CHRISTCHURCH (APPROX 361KM / 5 HOURS)

Check out early and proceed to drive towards Christchurch via Omaru. The town of Oamaru boasts attractive historic buildings and its own colony of little blue penguins, be sure to stop off at the famous and mysterious Moeraki Boulders.

On arrival in Christchurch, head to The International Antarctic Centre. You’ll visit ‘Antarctica’ the snow and ice experience, survive an Antarctic Storm, learn about life in modern day Antarctica and Scott Base, and hang out with Little Blue Penguins! There’s also the famously exciting Hagglund ride and an awesome simulated 4D cruise, Happy Feet 4D, plus heaps more! It’s quite possibly the closest you’ll get to Antarctica without mounting your own expedition!

Overnight: The Garden Hotel and Restaurant (Standard Studio 1A,2A,3A,2A1C / Deluxe Suite 2A2C / 2 Bedroom 4A,5A)

DAY 10 – CHRISTCHURCH

Check out and proceed to airport to return the car to the rental office. We hope you have a great time in New Zealand!

Additional Information / Supplement

(Subject to change without prior notice)
**HONEYMOONER PERKS** (Proof of marriage is required)
Not applicable

** CAR RENTEL EXTENSION RATES PER DAY IN SGD$ **
CAR MODEL (GUIDE ONLY)DAILY RATES FOR RENTAL FOR 7-13 DAYS
Group E - Toyota Camry Sedan or similar114
Group K - Kia Carnivale or similar162


Important Notes


~ Valid for travel to be completed by 31 Mar 19.
~ Itinerary is for your reference only and subject to final confirmation from the local operator.
~ This is a LAND only package, airfares to/from New Zealand is sold separately.
~ Driving Regulations - Minimum 1 yr driving experience and min. rental age is 18 yrs.
~ Strict cancellation policy apply once booking is confirmed.
~ Child's price is valid when travel with adult sharing one room using existing bedding.
~ Price excludes airport taxes, security tax and other applicable surcharges.
~ Payment may be made in Singapore Dollars by cash, NETS, cheques and credit cards.
~ Due to fluctuation on currency exchange and changes on airfare, prices are subject to change without prior notice.


Surcharges (Airlines / Hotels)


Above prices quoted exclude the following surcharges which will be collected upon confirmation of package.

~ Hotel high season surcharge is applicable as follows:-

THE GARDEN HOTEL AND RESTAURANT
High Seasons: 01Apr - 30Apr'18 / 01Oct - 31Oct'18
* Standard Studio / Deluxe Suite / 2 Bedroom @ S$30 per room per night.

ASPEN COURT FRANZ JOSEF
High Seasons: 01Apr - 30Apr
* 1 Bedroom Unit @ S$125 per room per night
* 2 Bedroom Unit @ S$135 per room per night

High Seasons: 01Oct - 31Oct
* 1 Bedroom Unit @ S$160 per room per night
* 2 Bedroom Unit @ S$170 per room per night

THE REES HOTEL QUEENSTOWN
High Seasons: 01Apr - 02Apr
* Hotel Lakeview Room @ S$65 per room per night
* Lakeview 2 Bedroom Apartment @ S$85 per room per night
* Lakeview 3 Bedroom Apartment @ S$140 per room per night

High Seasons: 03Apr - 30Apr
* Hotel Lakeview Room @ S$35 per room per night
* Lakeview 2 Bedroom Apartment @ S$45 per room per night
* Lakeview 3 Bedroom Apartment @ S$60 per room per night

High Seasons: 21Dec18 - 05Jan19 / 01Feb - 11Feb
* Hotel Lakeview Room @ S$100 per room per night
* Lakeview 2 Bedroom Apartment @ S$150 per room per night
* Lakeview 3 Bedroom Apartment @ S$210 per room per night

APARTMENTS AT ST CLAIR
High Seasons: 01Apr - 30Apr
* 1 Bedroom Courtyard / 2 Bedroom Apartment @ S$10 per room per night (Note: 2 rooms for 5 Adults)

TRAVEL START DATE


Choose your hotel room
Room Type
Hotel Rating
Adult(s)
Child

Passenger(s) Bedding and Room(s)

Remarks

Above prices quoted exclude the following surcharges which will be collected upon confirmation of package.

~ Hotel high season surcharge is applicable as follows:-

THE GARDEN HOTEL AND RESTAURANT
High Seasons: 01Apr - 30Apr'18 / 01Oct - 31Oct'18
* Standard Studio / Deluxe Suite / 2 Bedroom @ S$30 per room per night.

ASPEN COURT FRANZ JOSEF
High Seasons: 01Apr - 30Apr
* 1 Bedroom Unit @ S$125 per room per night
* 2 Bedroom Unit @ S$135 per room per night

High Seasons: 01Oct - 31Oct
* 1 Bedroom Unit @ S$160 per room per night
* 2 Bedroom Unit @ S$170 per room per night

THE REES HOTEL QUEENSTOWN
High Seasons: 01Apr - 02Apr
* Hotel Lakeview Room @ S$65 per room per night
* Lakeview 2 Bedroom Apartment @ S$85 per room per night
* Lakeview 3 Bedroom Apartment @ S$140 per room per night

High Seasons: 03Apr - 30Apr
* Hotel Lakeview Room @ S$35 per room per night
* Lakeview 2 Bedroom Apartment @ S$45 per room per night
* Lakeview 3 Bedroom Apartment @ S$60 per room per night

High Seasons: 21Dec18 - 05Jan19 / 01Feb - 11Feb
* Hotel Lakeview Room @ S$100 per room per night
* Lakeview 2 Bedroom Apartment @ S$150 per room per night
* Lakeview 3 Bedroom Apartment @ S$210 per room per night

APARTMENTS AT ST CLAIR
High Seasons: 01Apr - 30Apr
* 1 Bedroom Courtyard / 2 Bedroom Apartment @ S$10 per room per night (Note: 2 rooms for 5 Adults)
Room Type 9 Nights Southern Delights Drive
Adult (A) Child (C)
1A 2A 3A 4A 5A 1A1C 2A1C 2A2C
2018-11-01 ~ 2019-03-31
As per itinerary 4855 2840 2465 2285 2265 3180 1310 1205
Price per person in SGD$

Additional Information / Supplement

(Subject to change without prior notice)
**HONEYMOONER PERKS** (Proof of marriage is required)
Not applicable

** CAR RENTEL EXTENSION RATES PER DAY IN SGD$ **