Beautiful South New Zealand Self Drive

5 Nights / 6 Days | 1 Countries / 2 Cities

Beautiful South New Zealand Self Drive

5 Nights / 6 Days - 1 Countries / 2 Cities

Christchurch (1N)/Queenstown (3N)/Christchurch (1N)

  • Akbar Recommeded
  • Family with Kids Friendly
  • Self Drive

Starting Price Per Adult

₹ 61,986

Christchurch (1N)/Queenstown (3N)/Christchurch (1N)

  • Akbar Recommeded
  • Family with Kids Friendly
  • Self Drive
  • From City

  • Price Category

  • Rooms & Guests 02 Adults

  • Tour Date

  • day 1

  • MORNING TO NOON

    Arrive in Christchurch. Pick-Up your Self-Drive Vehicle & Proceed to Hotel

  • EVENING

    Free Time at Leisure

  • day 2

  • MORNING

    Depart for Queenstown

  • NOON

    Halt at Lake Tekapo & Visit "Church of Good Shepherd"

  • EVENING

    Arrive in Queenstown & Explore Queenstown

  • day 3

  • FULL DAY

    Drive to Fiordland National Park for Excursion to Milford Sound. Enjoy Cruise at Milford Sound

  • day 4

  • FULL DAY

    Day Free at Leisure OR Enjoy Optional Activities such as Bungy Jumping, Jet Boat, Ziplining etc

  • day 5

  • MORNING

    Depart for Christchurch

  • NOON

    Halt at Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park to Enjoy Amazing Alpine Scenery

  • EVENING

    Explore Christchurch & it's nearby areas

  • day 6

  • FULL DAY

    Proceed to Christchurch Airport & Handover your vehicle at designated Car Rental Office & Fly to Onward Destination

Day 1

| Christchurch

Welcome to Christchurch!! Set against a majestic backdrop from the Alps to the ocean, Christchurch and Canterbury offer visitors a unique and diverse destination. From Christchurch city, you’ll find the sparkling Pacific Ocean, the majestic Southern Alps and an ancient volcanic peninsula all within driving distance. Christchurch is New Zealand's largest South Island city. Set on the expansive Canterbury Plains between the Pacific Ocean and the mighty snow-capped Southern Alps it is a vibrant, ever-changing city. The city is interwoven by the meandering Avon River, linking parks, gardens and avenues. On arrival in Christchurch, you will collect rental car and drive to your accommodation.

Day 2

| Queenstown

After breakfast, we head to Queenstown. On your Self Drive to Queenstown, there are 2 route options. (The Coastal Route) & (The Inland Route), popular & shorter route to reach Queenstown is “The Inland Route”. It is a great way to see some of the best places in New Zealand. You can head to Lake Tekapo to marvel at the views and go to Mount Cook to see this incredible mountain. At Lake Tekapo the solitary ‘Church of the Good Shepherd’ takes pride of place against the backdrop of the vivid blue glacier-fed lake. Follow the shores of beautiful Lake Pukaki and through the historic Central Otago region to Queenstown. 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. Queenstown is the home of the ultimate adventure bucket list. There’s skiing in the winter and activities such as bungy jumping, sky diving, canyon swinging, jet boating, horse trekking and river rafting all year round. It has also become a renowned cycling destination, providing everything from easy scenic tracks to backcountry trails, road rides to heli-biking and the Southern Hemisphere’s only gondola accessed downhill mountain biking. On arrival in Queenstown, we head to our hotel & relax after Check-In.

Day 3

| Queenstown

Deep within Fiordland National Park lies Milford Sound, New Zealand’s most stunning natural attraction. With its magical combination of mountain peaks, ink-dark waters and superb dramatic forest-clad cliffs, it must be seen to be believed. Milford Sound is located approximately 287 Km from Queenstown. It takes approximately four hours to drive from Queenstown to Milford Sound. Te Anau is approximately 2 Hours away from Queenstown, and forms part of the route. You will pass by some of the beautiful panoramic vistas such as Te Anau Downs, Mirror Lakes, Knobs Flat, Lake Fergus, Homer Tunnel & many more. On arrival at Milford Sound we take excursion to Milford Sound Cruises, The best thing about Milford Sound Cruises is that the weather doesn’t matter! On a sunny day, it is beautiful and on a wet day it is spectacular! Fiordland has some of the world’s highest waterfalls and they are a popular feature of Milford Sound. In all weather, you will see water cascading down massive cliffs into the sea. Milford Sound is in the Fiordland National Park, which is part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site which covers 26,000km² and encompassing four national parks. It is widely considered to be one of the World’s top travel destinations.

Day 4

| Queenstown

Today you have free time to relax or explore Queenstown and its nearby areas OR you may opt for below optional excursions & adventure activities (at extra cost) 1)Half Day Canyoning Adventure 2)Bungy Jumping, Swing or Catapult 3)Ziplining 4)Jet Boat 5)Scenic Glenorchy & Lord of the Rings Half Day Tour 6)Te Anau Gloworm Caves 7)White Water Rafting 8)Hydro Attack Shark Ride + Jet Ski 9)Scenic Helicopter Rides

Day 5

| Christchurch

Setting off from Queenstown, travel by your vehicle through ruggedly beautiful landscape and over the Lindis Pass into the Mackenzie Country. We enter the amazing Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park, home to New Zealand’s highest mountain, where there is time to stop for lunch (on own) and a chance to enjoy the amazing alpine scenery. According to Māori legend, the boy Aoraki and his brothers once hit a reef in their canoe. When they climbed to the higher side of the tilting vessel, the cold south wind froze them, turning them into stone. Aoraki and family now form the Southern Alps. In the afternoon, travel past Lake Pukaki to Lake Tekapo, where you can view the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd against the backdrop of this vivid blue glacier-fed lake. We then continue through the diverse farmland of the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch, the Garden City, where your tour concludes.

Day 6

| Christchurch

Departure to Christchurch Airport for flight to your onward Destination. We hope you enjoyed your stay in New Zealand.

Standard :

  • Christchurch: Ashley Hotel Christchurch | Heartland Hotel Cotswold 

    Queenstown: Heartland Hotel Queenstown | Holiday Inn Queenstown

    or Similar

Deluxe :

  • Christchurch: Chateau on the Park 

    Queenstown: Kamana Lakehouse | Copthorne Hotel & Resort Lakefront

    or Similar

Premium :

  • Christchurch: Novotel Christchurch | Rydges Latimer 

    Queenstown: Millenium Hotel | Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

    or Similar

Inclusions

  • Return Economy Class Airfares (estimated around INR 90,000) is included in the package cost and is subject to availability at time of confirmation
  • 2 Nights’ accommodation in Christchurch in choice of selected Hotel Category
  • 3 Nights’ accommodation in Queenstown in choice of selected Hotel Category
  • Daily Breakfast
  • All Sightseeings Entrance Fees as per itinerary
  • Self-Drive Intermediate – IDAR / HFAR (Holden Trax or similar) from Day-1 to Day-6
  • All Current Applicable Local Taxes

 

Important Notes:

 

IDAR / HFAR Features:

Automatic, Power Steering, Air-Conditioning, Multiple Airbags, Anti-lock braking system, Electronic stability control, Traction control, Bluetooth/CD player, AM/FM tuner, Remote central locking, 5 doors

 

 

 

Rental Car Terms & Conditions:

 

Includes:

Unlimited Mileage:

  • Standard daily insurance - provides accident damages cover which is subject to payable excesses. These excesses can be reduced with payment of an optional additional insurance.
  • Airport and ferry location pick up fees (where applicable)
  • Additional driver charges
  • One way fees for hire of 3 days or more
  • GST @ 15 %

 

Excludes:

  • Petrol expenses, car parking expenses, toll road charges, infringement tickets (from local council or police) or any further charges associated to the unpaid infringement or fines, etc.

 

Insurance Excess: An insurance excess applies in the event of accident or damage to the vehicle.

 

Insurance Waiver: An optional insurance excess is available on initiation of the hire. The daily charge reduces the excess payable in the event of an accident and is payable directly to Europcar.

 

Security Bond: When renting a car with Europcar a Security Bond must be provided at the collection of the vehicle. Only the following methods of Security Bond are acceptable:

 

Credit Cards

All renters must have a valid credit card presented on collection. Europcar accepts all recognized major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Card. The credit card used for payment needs to be in the renter’s name and cannot be a family member’s card. Credit card surcharge will apply to all credit/debit cards.

 

Debit Cards (Visa Debit/MasterCard Debit)

Europcar accepts Visa Debit and MasterCard Debit cards. A debit card must be presented on collection and the card number must be embossed. The debit card used for payment of the rental must be in the renter’s name and cannot be a family member’s card. The renter’s signature must appear on the back of the card and be present at the time of collection.

A pre-paid Debit Card is not acceptable.

Important: Debit Cards can only be accepted for passenger vehicles and people carriers and excludes commercials and prestige classes.

Multi-leg Hires: For the hire to take advantage of long hire rates, there must be no more than 72 hours between drop off of one vehicle and collection of the next vehicle.

 

After Hours: Pick ups or drop offs after 7 pm or before 7am from Ferry or city locations or airport locations where a representing agency is involved will incur an after hour fee paid direct to Europcar. Europcar provides clients piece of mind with a 24 hour call free telephone support service.

 

Age Requirement: Drivers must be over 25 years of age or over. For driver's aged 21-24 years, special conditions and an age surcharge apply, this does not apply to our Prestige Collection rentals (PFAR and PDAR) ), drivers must be 25 years and above.

 

License: A valid full resident country driver’s licence is to be presented at the time of rental. This may be your own licence provided that it is recognised internationally and is in English. International drivers Permits are also recognised.

 

Branches: Europcar Car Rental provides branches or agents in all major cities and towns including Auckland, Auckland Airport, Palmerston North Airport, Hamilton Airport, Wellington City, Wellington Airport, Picton, Christchurch city, Christchurch Airport, Greymouth, Queenstown airport, Dunedin airport etc., and also has representing agency in Rotorua airport, Rotorua city, Nelson, Blenheim, and Taupo airport.

 

Optional Extras:

Baby/Child Seats: New Zealand law requires every person in a vehicle to wear an approved restraint (eg seatbelt). All children up tothe age of 7 years must use an approved child restraint appropriate to their age and size. Rental car companies offer a range of sizes including Baby Capsules, Baby Seats, Child Seats and Booster Seats (depending on the child’s age and weight).

It is recommended you reserve the Child Seat required at the time of booking to ensure the size required is available. However it is not mandatory to pre-book (with Europcar) and you may arrange the appropriate sized seat when you collect your rental car (subject to availability at the time of collection).

 

The following are available for hire: Baby Capsules (birth to approx 9 months), Baby Seats (approx 9 months to 3 years) and a Booster Seat (approx 3 years +).

 

GPS: Optional GPS units are available for hire must be pre-booked and pay directly to Europcar.

 

Snow Chains: At certain times of the year and in certain regions, all vehicles are required to carry snow chains by law. Europcar will place snow chains in each hire at these times. If the snow chains are required and used, there is a fee for this extra item. If the car is returned and the snow chains have not been used, there is no charge.

Exclusions

  • Guest need to pay the difference in Airfare in case the estimated fare as per inclusion is not available at time of confirmation
  • *GST @ 5 % extra to be paid on Final Package Price
  • Cost of New Zealand Tourist Visa
  • All Rooms & Rates are subject to availalbity at time of confirmation
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor, etc.
  • Anything which is not specified in Inclusions
  • Peak / Festival Period Surcharge to be paid extra. Will be notified at time of  booking confirmation
  • Early Check-In & Late Check-Out
  • Cost of Transfer from Hotel to designated Pick-Up point for Tours
  • Packages are valid till 30th Apr 2021

Inclusions

Inclusions:

  • 2 Nights’ accommodation in Christchurch in choice of selected Hotel Category
  • 3 Nights’ accommodation in Queenstown in choice of selected Hotel Category
  • Daily Breakfast
  • All Sightseeings Entrance Fees as per itinerary
  • Self-Drive Intermediate – IDAR / HFAR (Holden Trax or similar) from Day-1 to Day-6
  • All Current Applicable Local Taxes

 

Important Notes:

 

IDAR / HFAR Features:

Automatic, Power Steering, Air-Conditioning, Multiple Airbags, Anti-lock braking system, Electronic stability control, Traction control, Bluetooth/CD player, AM/FM tuner, Remote central locking, 5 doors

 

 

 

Rental Car Terms & Conditions:

 

Includes:

Unlimited Mileage:

  • Standard daily insurance - provides accident damages cover which is subject to payable excesses. These excesses can be reduced with payment of an optional additional insurance.
  • Airport and ferry location pick up fees (where applicable)
  • Additional driver charges
  • One way fees for hire of 3 days or more
  • GST @ 15 %

 

Excludes:

  • Petrol expenses, car parking expenses, toll road charges, infringement tickets (from local council or police) or any further charges associated to the unpaid infringement or fines, etc.

 

Insurance Excess: An insurance excess applies in the event of accident or damage to the vehicle.

 

Insurance Waiver: An optional insurance excess is available on initiation of the hire. The daily charge reduces the excess payable in the event of an accident and is payable directly to Europcar.

 

Security Bond: When renting a car with Europcar a Security Bond must be provided at the collection of the vehicle. Only the following methods of Security Bond are acceptable:

 

Credit Cards

All renters must have a valid credit card presented on collection. Europcar accepts all recognized major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Card. The credit card used for payment needs to be in the renter’s name and cannot be a family member’s card. Credit card surcharge will apply to all credit/debit cards.

 

Debit Cards (Visa Debit/MasterCard Debit)

Europcar accepts Visa Debit and MasterCard Debit cards. A debit card must be presented on collection and the card number must be embossed. The debit card used for payment of the rental must be in the renter’s name and cannot be a family member’s card. The renter’s signature must appear on the back of the card and be present at the time of collection.

A pre-paid Debit Card is not acceptable.

Important: Debit Cards can only be accepted for passenger vehicles and people carriers and excludes commercials and prestige classes.

Multi-leg Hires: For the hire to take advantage of long hire rates, there must be no more than 72 hours between drop off of one vehicle and collection of the next vehicle.

 

After Hours: Pick ups or drop offs after 7 pm or before 7am from Ferry or city locations or airport locations where a representing agency is involved will incur an after hour fee paid direct to Europcar. Europcar provides clients piece of mind with a 24 hour call free telephone support service.

 

Age Requirement: Drivers must be over 25 years of age or over. For driver's aged 21-24 years, special conditions and an age surcharge apply, this does not apply to our Prestige Collection rentals (PFAR and PDAR) ), drivers must be 25 years and above.

 

License: A valid full resident country driver’s licence is to be presented at the time of rental. This may be your own licence provided that it is recognised internationally and is in English. International drivers Permits are also recognised.

 

Branches: Europcar Car Rental provides branches or agents in all major cities and towns including Auckland, Auckland Airport, Palmerston North Airport, Hamilton Airport, Wellington City, Wellington Airport, Picton, Christchurch city, Christchurch Airport, Greymouth, Queenstown airport, Dunedin airport etc., and also has representing agency in Rotorua airport, Rotorua city, Nelson, Blenheim, and Taupo airport.

 

Optional Extras:

Baby/Child Seats: New Zealand law requires every person in a vehicle to wear an approved restraint (eg seatbelt). All children up tothe age of 7 years must use an approved child restraint appropriate to their age and size. Rental car companies offer a range of sizes including Baby Capsules, Baby Seats, Child Seats and Booster Seats (depending on the child’s age and weight).

It is recommended you reserve the Child Seat required at the time of booking to ensure the size required is available. However it is not mandatory to pre-book (with Europcar) and you may arrange the appropriate sized seat when you collect your rental car (subject to availability at the time of collection).

 

The following are available for hire: Baby Capsules (birth to approx 9 months), Baby Seats (approx 9 months to 3 years) and a Booster Seat (approx 3 years +).

 

GPS: Optional GPS units are available for hire must be pre-booked and pay directly to Europcar.

 

Snow Chains: At certain times of the year and in certain regions, all vehicles are required to carry snow chains by law. Europcar will place snow chains in each hire at these times. If the snow chains are required and used, there is a fee for this extra item. If the car is returned and the snow chains have not been used, there is no charge.

Exclusions

  • Airfare is not included
  • *GST @ 5 % extra to be paid on Final Package Price
  • Cost of New Zealand Tourist Visa
  • All Rooms & Rates are subject to availalbity at time of confirmation
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor, etc.
  • Anything which is not specified in Inclusions
  • Peak / Festival Period Surcharge to be paid extra. Will be notified at time of  booking confirmation
  • Early Check-In & Late Check-Out
  • Cost of Transfer from Hotel to designated Pick-Up point for Tours
  • Packages are valid till 30th Apr 2021

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy (Per Person)
Days before departure:Cancellation Charge:
10 days100%
10 to 15 days75% + Non Refundable Component
15 to 30 days30% + Non Refundable Component
Hotel / Air 100% in case of non-refundable ticket / Hotel Room
Cruise / Visa On Actuals

Payment Policy

Payment PolicyOnline Advance as per Website
Within 45 to 30 days prior to the departure of the tour 75% of total tour cost or Non Refundable component whichever is higher
Within 30 days prior to the departure of the tour100% of total tour cost
  • All Prices are in Indian Rupees and subject to change without prior notice.

  • In case FIT flight inclusive package, full amount of flight will be payable at the time of booking.

  • **For Air tickets being issued / blocked on time limit: Full INR component to be collected before issuance,else price will be subject to change.

  • Tour prices are valid for Indian Nationals & Foreigners holding Indian Resident Permit.

  • Booking confirmations are subject to availability.

  • All Hotels Rooms are subject to availability

  • We are not holding any reservations of air seats, hotel rooms, conference rooms etc. Final availability status will only be known when we request for bookings.

  • Holiday Surcharge will be additional if applicable

  • Any overstay expenses due to delay or change or cancellation in flight will be on the guests own & Akbar Holidays will not be held liable for such expenses however we will provide best possible assistance.

  • Price on website //quoted are subject to availability at time of confirmation, we are currently not holding any blocking against the sent quotation.

Terms & Conditions

  • All Prices are in Indian Rupees and subject to change without prior notice.

  • Price quoted are subject to availablity at time of confirmation, we are currently not holding any blocking against the sent quotation.

  • Tour prices are valid for Indian Nationals & Foreigners holding Indian Resident Permit.

  • Booking confirmations are subject to availability.

  • All Hotels Rooms are subject to availability

  • We are not holding any reservations of air seats, hotel rooms, conference rooms etc. Final availability status will only be known when we request for bookings.

  • Holiday Surcharge will be additional if applicable

  • Any overstay expenses due to delay or change or cancellation in flight will be on the guests own & Akbar Holidays will not be held liable for such expenses however we will provide best possible assistance.

About Explore Tour

New Zealand is a country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean consisting of 2 main islands, both marked by volcanoes and glaciation. Capital Wellington, on the North Island, is home to Te Papa Tongarewa, the expansive national museum. Wellington’s dramatic Mt. Victoria, along with the South Island’s Fiordland and Southern Lakes, stood in for mythical Middle Earth in Peter Jackson’s "Lord of the Rings" films.

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