New Zealand 9 Nights/10 Days

New Zealand 9 Nights/10 Days

Tour Itinerary

Take off like Frodo Baggins as we roll across the pastoral patchwork quilt that forms the Canterbury Plains and watch 50 shades of green melt into snow-topped peaks. Hang out in Hokitika for whitebait fritters and Pounamu (Jade) shopping, then take your best photography shot of NZ’s two tallest mountain peaks reflected in Lake Matheson for the #Picoftheday. Excited? You should be.

Today’s your chance to walk on water. Well, frozen glacial water to be precise. Scale a mountain in minutes to get amongst ethereal ice caves and formations. With barely enough time to let your heart rate slow, we journey back through the mountains past Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea. Feel your pulse start to quicken as we roll into Queenstown.

Here’s some basic math: Queenstown has over 220 activities-you have two days. No rush. This lakeside city has adrenaline on tap and will match any adventure you had in mind and then throw a Fergburger (amazing Queenstown burger place) in there for good measure. Get your fix with bungy, a narrow canyon swing, Shotover Jet, or paragliding, hiking, horse riding and the skyline gondola. If you’re bored here, there’s something wrong. Need some time out? Head to the Kiwi Birdlife Park, soak in a Japanese onsen, or kick back with a local pinot.

Day for Leisure , take two. Jump off more stuff or chill out and let your pulse drop. Your call.

Instagram account meltdown warning! Today is going to chew through your memory cards with the Mirror Lakes, Hollyford Valley and Milford Sound. Sheer rock faces towering 1,200m above sea level, wildlife and waterfalls combine like an inch-thick chocolate ganache… 100% pure mouth-watering decadence out on the sound. You probably won’t see any woolly mammoths, but dolphins and fur seals? You can pretty much bet your snow boots on it. Steeped in Maori myth, this is a history and geology lesson rolled into one, minus the homework.

Back in the heyday of Arrowtown, everyone was here for the gold. Recharge your batteries with venison burgers and a central Otago pinot noir in Arrowtown then zigzag across the five bridges that span the ever-changing Arrow River. Test your nerves on the suspension bridge then chill out by the crystal clear river waters while you catch your breath. Then cue relaxation and a chance to practice your stone-skimming skills in Lake Ohau.

Lap up Lake Pukaki under the shadow of Mt Cook. It’s about as Kiwi as ‘fush and chups’ (fish and chips with a local accent). Then shift into sheep country, where these furry things outnumber humans 12:1. It makes sense that today includes the Church of the Good Shepherd, a monument to the faithful sheep dog and a chance to watch them in action on a Kiwi farm. Then on to Christchurch, which has recovered from the 2011 Earthquake and bounced back with new pop-up bars and a shopping precinct, with still more to come

Make some marine mates and brace yourself for the triple threat of acrobatic sperm whales, orcas and humpbacks on a whale watching tour and melt over the cuteness of fur seals under the falls. Fancy some fish and chips? You’re spoilt for choice in Kaikoura where Kai = Food and Koura = Crayfish. Included today : -Kaikoura Peninsula Walk -Ohau Point Seal colony

Dense forest, snow capped mountains and acres of pinot noir grapes. Green, white and red… no wonder Nelson has been referred to as the Naples of the southern hemisphere. Throw clay or wield a paintbrush in the creative artist hub. Skydive, kayak or take a hike through the mountains, forests and waters of Abel Tasman National Park. Or go treasure hunting in Nelson’s galleries. Round out the day with a traditional Kiwi BBQ dinner catered by yours truly. Not bad, Nelson. Not bad.

Wake up and fall straight into the arms of the world’s best Sav Blanc for a private tasting in a family-owned vineyard. With postcard-perfect vistas and 35,000 hectares under vines, it’s a slice of heaven. Next up: a ferry through Marlborough Sounds and across the Cook Strait to the capital of New Zealand (no, it’s not Auckland!). With more bars and restaurants per capita than New York, you won’t be bored. Included today: – Cook Strait Ferry Crossing – Marlborough Wine tasting

+ Day 1 : Arrival in Christchurch- Proceed to Fox Glacier

Take off like Frodo Baggins as we roll across the pastoral patchwork quilt that forms the Canterbury Plains and watch 50 shades of green melt into snow-topped peaks. Hang out in Hokitika for whitebait fritters and Pounamu (Jade) shopping, then take your best photography shot of NZ’s two tallest mountain peaks reflected in Lake Matheson for the #Picoftheday. Excited? You should be.

+ Day 2 : Fox Glacier to Queenstown

Today’s your chance to walk on water. Well, frozen glacial water to be precise. Scale a mountain in minutes to get amongst ethereal ice caves and formations. With barely enough time to let your heart rate slow, we journey back through the mountains past Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea. Feel your pulse start to quicken as we roll into Queenstown.

+ Day 3 : Queenstown

Here’s some basic math: Queenstown has over 220 activities-you have two days. No rush. This lakeside city has adrenaline on tap and will match any adventure you had in mind and then throw a Fergburger (amazing Queenstown burger place) in there for good measure. Get your fix with bungy, a narrow canyon swing, Shotover Jet, or paragliding, hiking, horse riding and the skyline gondola. If you’re bored here, there’s something wrong. Need some time out? Head to the Kiwi Birdlife Park, soak in a Japanese onsen, or kick back with a local pinot.

+ Day 4 : Queenstown

Day for Leisure , take two. Jump off more stuff or chill out and let your pulse drop. Your call.

+ Day 5 : Queenstown to Fiordland

Instagram account meltdown warning! Today is going to chew through your memory cards with the Mirror Lakes, Hollyford Valley and Milford Sound. Sheer rock faces towering 1,200m above sea level, wildlife and waterfalls combine like an inch-thick chocolate ganache… 100% pure mouth-watering decadence out on the sound. You probably won’t see any woolly mammoths, but dolphins and fur seals? You can pretty much bet your snow boots on it. Steeped in Maori myth, this is a history and geology lesson rolled into one, minus the homework.

+ Day 6 : Fiordland to Lake Ohau

Back in the heyday of Arrowtown, everyone was here for the gold. Recharge your batteries with venison burgers and a central Otago pinot noir in Arrowtown then zigzag across the five bridges that span the ever-changing Arrow River. Test your nerves on the suspension bridge then chill out by the crystal clear river waters while you catch your breath. Then cue relaxation and a chance to practice your stone-skimming skills in Lake Ohau.

+ Day 7 : Lake Ohau to Christchurch

Lap up Lake Pukaki under the shadow of Mt Cook. It’s about as Kiwi as ‘fush and chups’ (fish and chips with a local accent). Then shift into sheep country, where these furry things outnumber humans 12:1. It makes sense that today includes the Church of the Good Shepherd, a monument to the faithful sheep dog and a chance to watch them in action on a Kiwi farm. Then on to Christchurch, which has recovered from the 2011 Earthquake and bounced back with new pop-up bars and a shopping precinct, with still more to come

+ Day 8 : Christchurch to Nelson

Make some marine mates and brace yourself for the triple threat of acrobatic sperm whales, orcas and humpbacks on a whale watching tour and melt over the cuteness of fur seals under the falls. Fancy some fish and chips? You’re spoilt for choice in Kaikoura where Kai = Food and Koura = Crayfish. Included today : -Kaikoura Peninsula Walk -Ohau Point Seal colony

+ Day 9 : Nelson

Dense forest, snow capped mountains and acres of pinot noir grapes. Green, white and red… no wonder Nelson has been referred to as the Naples of the southern hemisphere. Throw clay or wield a paintbrush in the creative artist hub. Skydive, kayak or take a hike through the mountains, forests and waters of Abel Tasman National Park. Or go treasure hunting in Nelson’s galleries. Round out the day with a traditional Kiwi BBQ dinner catered by yours truly. Not bad, Nelson. Not bad.

+ Day 10 : Nelson to Wellington

Wake up and fall straight into the arms of the world’s best Sav Blanc for a private tasting in a family-owned vineyard. With postcard-perfect vistas and 35,000 hectares under vines, it’s a slice of heaven. Next up: a ferry through Marlborough Sounds and across the Cook Strait to the capital of New Zealand (no, it’s not Auckland!). With more bars and restaurants per capita than New York, you won’t be bored. Included today: – Cook Strait Ferry Crossing – Marlborough Wine tasting

  • GST @ 4.5%
  • VISA
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Cost Inclusion”.
  • Entrance Fees / Elephant charges / Jeep Charges / not included.
  • Personal and medical insurance.
  • Personal expenses such as tips, laundry, phone call etc.
  • Any kind of drinks (alcoholic, mineral, soft or hard and starters.)
  • Extra nights in hotel due to ill health, flight cancellation or any other reason.
  • The service of vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the itinerary.
  • Extensions of tour programme or diversions in the tour itinerary for any reasons eg. due to bad weather, road closure, breakdown, any natural calamities, flight cancellation, railway cancellation etc.
  • We shall not be responsible for escalation of cost due to flight cancellations / railway cancellation for any reasons. Flight cancellation / railway cancellation is out of our control, hence if flight / Railway is cancelled by airline / Railway, we are not responsible to give any substitute flight / Railway. If it is provided by airline / Railway, we shall give you the same, but if it is not provided by airline / Railway, then we shall not be responsible for any damages or for reimbursement. In such a case customer shall pay for booking the alternate flight / Railway at the prevailing rates.

In the event of cancellation of tour / travel services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reason/s we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows:

Canecellation Charges -
  • Any time after booking but before 60 days of departure date 30% of total tour / service cost .
  • Between 60 days to 45 days prior to departure date : 40 % of the total Tour / service cost.
  • Between 44 days & 30 prior to departure date : 50 % of the total Tour / service cost.
  • Between 29 days to date of departure – 100 % cancellation charge of the total Tour / service cost.
  • We hope you will find the above all in order. Should you need further clarification do feel free to write back to us
+ Cost Excludes
  • GST @ 4.5%
  • VISA
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Cost Inclusion”.
  • Entrance Fees / Elephant charges / Jeep Charges / not included.
  • Personal and medical insurance.
  • Personal expenses such as tips, laundry, phone call etc.
  • Any kind of drinks (alcoholic, mineral, soft or hard and starters.)
  • Extra nights in hotel due to ill health, flight cancellation or any other reason.
  • The service of vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the itinerary.
  • Extensions of tour programme or diversions in the tour itinerary for any reasons eg. due to bad weather, road closure, breakdown, any natural calamities, flight cancellation, railway cancellation etc.
  • We shall not be responsible for escalation of cost due to flight cancellations / railway cancellation for any reasons. Flight cancellation / railway cancellation is out of our control, hence if flight / Railway is cancelled by airline / Railway, we are not responsible to give any substitute flight / Railway. If it is provided by airline / Railway, we shall give you the same, but if it is not provided by airline / Railway, then we shall not be responsible for any damages or for reimbursement. In such a case customer shall pay for booking the alternate flight / Railway at the prevailing rates.
+ Cancellation Policy

In the event of cancellation of tour / travel services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reason/s we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows:

Canecellation Charges -
  • Any time after booking but before 60 days of departure date 30% of total tour / service cost .
  • Between 60 days to 45 days prior to departure date : 40 % of the total Tour / service cost.
  • Between 44 days & 30 prior to departure date : 50 % of the total Tour / service cost.
  • Between 29 days to date of departure – 100 % cancellation charge of the total Tour / service cost.
  • We hope you will find the above all in order. Should you need further clarification do feel free to write back to us
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