6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS SOUTHERN SPLENDOUR CHRISTCHURCH, MT COOK, QUEENSTOWN
GT_6D5NSSSD 6D5N CHRISTCHURCH, SOUTH ISLAND 01 MAY 2022 - 30 APR 2023
TRIP DESCRIPTION

Be charmed by magnificent vistas and majestic snow-capped mountains dotted with turquoise lakes under the world’s darkest skies. This is a great introduction to some of the most spectacular landscapes New Zealand has to offer.

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Christchurch (Arrival)

Arrive Christchurch airport, collect your rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel.

Hotel check in time 1400pm. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to explore. Christchurch, New Zealand is interwoven by two rivers linking parks, gardens and avenues. Bordered by the Port Hills and the Pacific Ocean, it is situated on the Canterbury Plains with the Southern Alps as a majestic backdrop.

Enjoy admission to the International Antarctic Centre today for an icy insight into this astounding continent.
See, touch, feel and fall in love with Antarctica at the International Antarctic Centre where a slice of this astounding continent can be experienced. Brave an Antarctic storm, go off-road in a Hägglund Antarctic vehicle ride, befriend a husky sled dog and mingle with the little blue penguins. Experience Antarctica from all four dimensions and leave with a head full of knowledge and a heart full of love and inspiration. Just like the explorers before you.

Transfer
Hotel The Ashley hotel or similar
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Christchurch - Tekapo/Mt Cook (230km/330km)

Experience the beauty and grandeur of the Southern Alps to Mount Cook.

Leaving Christchurch in the morning, travel through the fertile farmland of the Canterbury Plains to the shores of the stunning, glacier-fed Lake Tekapo, where you can view the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd takes pride of place against the backdrop of a vivid blue glacier-fed lake. 

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. The Aoraki Mount Cook National Park includes the highest peak in Australasia (Mt Cook - 3755m).

Tasman Glacier Boat Trip (extra activity) - Depart Mount Cook Village on a bus trip to Tasman Valley followed by a 25 minute alpine walk to board a boat tour like no other. Surrounded by snow-capped alps, you will be expertly guided thru the ice age as you view the gigantic Tasman Glacier Ice wall. The only tour of its kind in New Zealand and one of the only accessible glacial lakes containing icebergs in the world.

Dark Sky Experience at Lake Tekapo & Aoraki Mt Cook - Get ready to embark on a journey 13.8 billion years in the making. A treat for the senses, the Dark Sky Experience brings science, Māori heritage and fascinating multi-media installations together in a ‘Big Bang’ of awe and inspiration. With scheduled 45 minute tour departures, this is a thought-provoking, educational and entertaining indoor experience suitable for all ages.

Hotel Tekapo Or Mt Cook
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Tekapo/Mt Cook (255km/265km) - Queenstown

Embrace the dramatic vast landscape of a rugged land of ice and rock that showcases multiple giant peaks including New Zealand's highest mountain. 

Your trip to Queenstown begins with the beautiful Lindis Pass – just magic when there’s snow around. The vineyards of the Gibbston area and bungy jumpers at the Kawarau River Bridge are other interesting distractions.

Quenstown Hotel standard check in time 1400pm.

Queenstown offers year-round experiences, utilising its heart-stopping surroundings to the maximum. Whether heading to the mountains during the winter, or basking in the sun and enjoying the lakes and rivers during the warmer months, Queenstown has a long list of activities for you.

Thing to do in Queenstown:-

  • Mountain activities – With four different ski fields, there’s plenty of snow to go around in the winter. In the summer, take on the mountains by foot or bike using the well marked trails.
  • Lakes and rivers – take your pick when it comes to the water, with fishing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, parasailing, rafting and kayaking all available.
  • Adventure capital – Skydiving, bungy jumping, canyon swinging, jetboating, ziplining and luging offer you an adrenaline overload.
  • Cycling – Whether it's on the road or off the beaten track, take a guided or self-guided ride through a range of different terrains (or perhaps out to a local vineyard for a well-deserved glass of wine).
  • Short walks – By day or night, there are a number of short walks. The Atley Track takes you past historic gold mining features, whilst tracks in Bob’s Cove take you to beaches and fishing areas also.
  • Arrowtown – Take a short trip to Arrowtown, where visitors can walk down the cobbled main street. You can shop at the boutiques stores, studios or visit and dine at, award winning restaurants.
Hotel Heartland Hotel Queenstown or similar
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Queenstown

Whole day free at own leisure.

Queenstown sits on the shore of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu among dramatic alpine ranges; it’s rumoured that gold prospectors - captivated by the majestic beauty of the surrounding mountains and rivers - gave this now cosmopolitan town its name. With a smorgasbord of outdoor activities, Queenstown is the home of the ultimate adventure bucket list. If hardcore adventure isn't your thing, there are plenty of mellow options available. Experience one of the many sightseeing tours or indulge yourself with spa treatments, boutique shopping and excellent food and wine.

Shotover Jet, Queenstown (extra activity): Get ready for the World's most exciting Jet Boat ride! No visit to Queenstown is complete without ‘Catching the Canyons’ with award winning Shotover Jet, ‘the World’s most exciting Jet Boat ride’ and the only company permitted to operate in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons. Since 1970 over 2 million passengers have been thrilled by the unique Shotover Jet experience.
Open: 8am – 6pm
Duration: in the water 25 mins

 

Hotel Heartland Hotel Queenstown or similar
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Queenstown - Milford Sound - Queenstown (287km each way)

Milford Sound Scenic Cruise, Milford: Take an unforgettable journey into the heart of Milford Sound, New Zealand's most famous tourist destination. Enter the Eglinton Valley and travel through the breath taking man made Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sound. You'll experience the world-famous fiord in all its natural glory – surrounded by dense rainforest, glacier-carved valleys and beautiful waterfalls. Enjoy a cruise on this world famous fiord, dominated by Mitre Peak and the cascading Bowen Falls.

  • Departs: 1.00pm - 2.40pm (subject to change)
  • Duration: 1hr 40mins
  • Departure Point: Milford Sound Visitor Terminal

Drive yourself to Milford: Milford Sound is around 5-6 hours (one-way) from Queenstown. Also, leave plenty of time to stop at the many scenic trails and lookouts along the way. Make sure you fill your vehicle with petrol in Te Anau before travelling to Milford (there are no petrol stations at Milford Sound or en route). There are free and paid car parking options at Milford Sound.

Hotel Heartland Hotel Queenstown or similar
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Queenstown (Departure)

Your arrangements conclude today. Hotel check out time 1000am.

Your rental car should be dropped off at the airport, by the same time as it was picked up on Day 1, to avoid any additional charges.

Print Trip Details
Trip Inclusive
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 5 days Rental Car, include: Airport pickup/drop off fees, extra drivers (max 4 drivers), unlimited mileage and basic daily insurance (with damage excess).
  • Admission International Antarctic Centre
  • Dark Sky Experience at Mt Cook
  • Milford Sound Cruise with lunch
  • Travel Documents
Trip Exclude
  • International and/or Domestic air ticket
  • Personal Expenses
  • Lunches, dinners, morning and afternoon tea unless specified.
  • Travel Insurance
Trip Mandatory
ITEMADULTCHILD
Agent Collection Fee 30.00 30.00
Optional Addon
ITEMADULTCHILD
Breakfast at hotel x 4 443.70 -
General Terms
  • Rates quoted are subject to change without prior notice and/or upon hotel confirmation. This may be due to any special event and any immediate room surcharges implied by the hotel.
  • Hotel rooms are subject to availability.
  • The itinerary is for reference only and visiting sequence may be different, and is subject to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.
  • No refunds are given for any unused portion of this package or during tour.
  • An infant is not charged; hence no seat / no bed is allocated to infants. Child rate applies if a seat is required for airport transfer. Additional rate applies for hotel baby cot request.
  • No bookings are accepted less than 30 working days prior to departure.
  • 12fly of Malaysian Harmony shall not be liable for any loses or expenses incurred due to delay, sickness, weather, strikes or any other causes beyond its control, such losses and expenses shall be borne by the clients.
  • Others 12fly terms & conditions applies.
Payment Terms
  • Deposit for this package is minimum MYR 500.00 per person.
Package Remarks
  • General travel period: May 2022 until April 2023 (Travel must be completed by 30 April 2023).
  • All tours can be taken in reverse.
  • Additional nights can be added at any point in the tour.
  • A fee of MYR 160.00 per service per file will be imposed for any amendment made after booking confirmed.
  • Driver's Licence - a valid driver's licence (original copy) for each driver must be provided when collecting the rental car. This licence must be in English. If the licence (original copy) is not in English, a certified International Driver's Licence may be used with the original driver's licence. No copies or non-official documents will be accepted.
  • Credit Card - Only an authorised bank credit card, embossed with the card number and owner's name will be accepted to rent a vehicle. The credit card must be in the name of the principal driver. No other type of card or cash is accepted (eg debit or money cards).
  • All drivers must be 25years old or above to drive a rental car. For some car categories, you may be allowed to drive when aged 21-25yrs however a 'Young Driver Surcharge' and conditions will apply.
  • In most cities, there is a charge for parking (including overnight) and this is not included in the itinerary package. You are responsible to settle payment for all parking charges while in New Zealand.
  • At vehicle collection you will receive a copy of Rental Car's Terms & Conditions of car hire. These include revelent insurance details. Please ensure you read this document carefully.
  • Notice In Winter : All rentals car during May to October must have snow chains ready in the car in case of sudden snowfalls
  • Rates for children are available on application.
  • Surcharges apply on special events. Surcharge will be advise once accommodation is confirm.
  • Please ask for prices on extra night accommodation, extra activities and extra child.

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