Splendours of New Zealand (Self Drive)

8 Nights / 9 Days | 1 Country / 5 Cities

Splendours of New Zealand (Self Drive)

8 Nights / 9 Days - 1 Country / 5 Cities

Auckland (1N)/Rotorua (2N)/Queenstown (3N)/Glacier Region (1N)/Christchurch (1N)

  • Luxury
  • Family with Kids Friendly
  • Self Drive

Starting Price Per Adult

₹ 1,09,073

Auckland (1N)/Rotorua (2N)/Queenstown (3N)/Glacier Region (1N)/Christchurch (1N)

  • Luxury
  • Family with Kids Friendly
  • Self Drive
  • From City

  • Price Category

  • Rooms & Guests 02 Adults

  • Tour Date

  • day 1

  • MORNING TO NOON

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

  • EVENING

    Free Time at Leisure

  • day 2

  • MORNING

    Depart for Rotorua

  • NOON

    Visit Waitomo Glowworm Caves with Boat Ride & Guided Tour of Hobbiton Movie Set

  • EVENING

    Free Time at Leisure

Transfer from Auckland to Rotorua

  • day 3

  • MORNING

    Visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve

  • NOON TO EVENING

    Visit The Agrodome & Rainbow Springs Nature Park

  • day 4

  • MORNING TO NOON

    Transfer to Rotorua Airport for flight to Queenstown. On arrival, pick-up your Self-Drive Vehicle & Proceed to Hotel

  • EVENING

    Free Time at Leisure

Flight From Rotorua to Queenstown

  • day 5

  • FULL DAY

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

  • day 6

  • MORNING

    Enjoy 60 Mins Jet Boat Ride in Queenstown

  • NOON

    Board Scenic "Spirit of Queenstown" Lake Cruise

  • EVENING

    Free Time at Leisure

  • day 7

  • MORNING

    Drive to Glacier Region

  • NOON

    Halt at Lake Wanaka for Panoramic Views

  • EVENING

    Enjoy Glacier Hot Pools at Franz Josef

Transfer from Queenstown to Glacier region

  • day 8

  • MORNING

    Enjoy a Scenic Helicopter Ride & Snow Landing (at extra Cost)

  • NOON

    Drive to Christchurch

  • EVENING

    Free Time at Leisure

Transfer from Glacier Region to Christchurch

  • day 9

  • FULL DAY

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

Day 1

| Auckland

Welcome to Auckland!! Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and main transport hub. The region is home to some 1.5 million people and is also the largest Polynesian city in the world. Auckland’s diverse landscapes provide countless opportunities to get immersed in nature. More than just a city, Auckland is a whole region full of things to see and do. Best of all, with so many experiences close by it’s easy to hop from one adventure to the next. On arrival in Auckland, you will collect a rental car and drive at Hotel.

Day 2

| Rotorua

After breakfast, Travel south, past rolling green hills and lush pastures to Waitomo. Here a subterranean wonderland lies underneath with a labyrinth of caves decorated with wonderful limestone formations and galaxies of glow worms. We Visit Waitomo Glowworm Caves, which has Millions of years in the making, your guide brings Waitomo Cave to life with stories of its history, features and legends on a 45 minute tour. View stunning delicate cave formations and enjoy a magical boat ride through the grotto under thousands of twinkling glowworms. Next we proceed to Matamata to do guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set. Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep farm, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did, as you journey through the unequivocal beauty of the land, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. Your guide will then escort you around the set, showing the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made. After your tour, travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway and through Fitzgerald Glade, a green oasis lined with lush tree ferns and towering native vegetation. Once you arrive at Rotorua, you know you are somewhere like nowhere else. There is a scent of sulphur in the air and steam drifts from cracks and crevices.

Day 3

| Rotorua

Situated in Rotorua, Te Puia is an iconic destination for visitors. Our tradition of guiding in the Whakarewarewa geothermal valley extends for generations and many of our guides have direct links to Rotorua’s earliest hosts. We share stories and insight into this unique corner of the world. Along with access to the world famous Pohutu geyser, visitors have an opportunity to see Māori cultural performances, live kiwi, boiling mud pools, native bush and the National Schools of Wood Carving and Weaving. These are the threads that form the fabric of Te Puia, fitting its role as kaitiaki (guardian) of Māori culture for future generations. Later we Visit The Agrodome, In the heart of 350-acres of lush farmland, yet only 10 minutes from Rotorua city centre, you’ll find New Zealand’s Agrodome. For over 40 years, visitors from all over the globe have come to the Agrodome to see our world-famous Farm Show starring a cast of talented animals… and you! Rainbow Springs Nature Park is situated amongst flourishing native forest and natural springs, you’ll see and learn all about New Zealand’s wonderful wildlife, our ecological history and our cultural stories.

Day 4

| Queenstown

After breakfast, we drive to Rotorua Airport for our flight 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 5

| 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 6

| Queenstown

There’s no place like Queenstown and one of the best ways to experience it all is from the lake. Soak up the remarkable mountain views on a relaxing scenic cruise aboard Spirit of Queenstown Cruise. Discover Lake Wakatipu’s hidden gem – Mt Nicholas, before joining for an 1 hour of power on Lake Wakatipu and the world famous Shotover and Kawarau Rivers. On your Jet boat trip, you’ll get up to speeds of 95kph on the mighty Shotover and Kawarau Rivers, in water that’s less than 5cm deep in some places. Later we cruise across spectacular Lake Wakatipu to isolated Mt Nicholas High Country Farm on Spirit of Queenstown.

Day 7

| Glacier Region

From Queenstown, you can easily reach the West Coast and its famous glaciers. The most accessible landmarks in South Island glacier country are Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier, which flow almost to sea level. You can drive from Queenstown to Fox Glacier in half a day. You might, however, like to stop in Wanaka on the way. The shortest route is over the Crown Range Road, a challenging road that demands full attention, but with great views. Alternatively you can take the easier way along SH6 following the Shotover River and Lake Dunstan. In Wanaka you can enjoy the cafes and restaurants or get out into the outdoors – skiing and snowboarding, boating and fishing, hiking and climbing. From here, you’ll drive between Lake Hawea and Lake Wanaka, through dramatic Mt Aspiring National Park and emerge onto the West Coast at Haast, where you can fuel up. Just north of Haast lies Lake Moeraki, a plentiful fishing spot and a short walk from a penguin colony. At Lake Paringa there’s a salmon farm. Continue along SH6 until you reach Fox Glacier. The terminal face of the glacier is just a few kilometres from the township and you can walk the valley path from the carpark to the glacier. For our self-drive guests, entry to the Glacier Hot Pools (Franz Josef) is included.

Day 8

| Christchurch

Today you have option to enjoy a Scenic Helicopter Ride & Snow Landing on One Glacier (at additional cost) OR After breakfast we drive from Glacier Region to Christchurch. Arrive at Christchurch and check in at your hotel in Christchurch

Day 9

| Christchurch

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

Standard :

  • Auckland: Auckland City Hotel | Copthorne Hotel Auckland

    Rotorua:Ibis Rotorua | Sudima Lake Rotorua

    Christchurch:Ashley Hotel Christchurch | Heartland Hotel Cotswold

    Queenstown:Heartland Hotel Queenstown | Holiday Inn

    Glacier Region:Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier

    Or Similar

Deluxe :

  • Auckland:Rydges Auckland | Heritage Auckland Hotel

    Rotorua:Holiday Inn Rotorua | Distinction Rotorua Hotel

    Christchurch:Chateau on the Park

    Queenstown:Kamana Lakehouse | Copthorne Hotel & Resort Lakefront

    Glacier Region:Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

    Or Similar

Luxury :

  • Auckland:Grand Millenium Hotel | Millenium Hotel Queenstown

    Rotorua: Millenium Hotel Rotorua | Novotel Rotorua

    Christchurch: Novotel Christchurch | Rydges Latimer

    Queenstown: Millenium Hotel | Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

    Glacier Region: Fox Glacier Mountain View

    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
  • 1 Night accommodation in Auckland in choice of selected Hotel Category
  • 2 Nights’ accommodation in Rotorua in choice of selected Hotel Category
  • 3 Nights’ accommodation in Queenstown in choice of selected Hotel Category
  • 1 Night accommodation in Glacier Region in choice of selected Hotel Category
  • 1 Night accommodation in Christchurch in choice of selected Hotel Category
  • Daily Breakfast
  • All Sightseeings Entrance Fees as per itinerary
  • Enjoy 60 Mins Jetboat Ride & Sprit of Queenstown Lake Cruise (No Transfers)
  • Self-Drive Intermediate – IDAR / HFAR (Holden Trax or similar) from Day-1 to Day-4 (Auckland to Rotorua) & from Day-4 to Day 9 (Queenstown to Christchurch)

Exclusions

  • 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 Tour
  • Guest need to pay the difference in Airfare in case the estimated fare as per inclusion is not available at time of confirmation
  • Packages are valid till 30th Apr 2021

Inclusions

  • 1 Night accommodation in Auckland in choice of selected Hotel Category
  • 2 Nights’ accommodation in Rotorua in choice of selected Hotel Category
  • 3 Nights’ accommodation in Queenstown in choice of selected Hotel Category
  • 1 Night accommodation in Glacier Region in choice of selected Hotel Category
  • 1 Night accommodation in Christchurch in choice of selected Hotel Category
  • Daily Breakfast
  • All Sightseeings Entrance Fees as per itinerary
  • Enjoy 60 Mins Jetboat Ride & Sprit of Queenstown Lake Cruise (No Transfers)
  • Self-Drive Intermediate – IDAR / HFAR (Holden Trax or similar) from Day-1 to Day-4 (Auckland to Rotorua) & from Day-4 to Day 9 (Queenstown to Christchurch)

Exclusions

  • *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

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.

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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