Splendours of New Zealand (Self Drive)

7 Nights / 8 Days | 1 Country / 5 Cities

Splendours of New Zealand (Self Drive)

7 Nights / 8 Days - 1 Country / 5 Cities

Auckland (1N)/Rotorua (2N)/Queenstown (2N)/Mt Cook Region (1N)/Christchurch (1N)

  • Honeymoon
  • Family with Kids
  • Self Drive

Starting Price Per Adult

₹ 87,480

Auckland (1N)/Rotorua (2N)/Queenstown (2N)/Mt Cook Region (1N)/Christchurch (1N)

  • Honeymoon
  • Family with Kids
  • Self Drive
  • From City

  • Price Category

  • Rooms & Guests 02 Guests

  • Tour Date

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Auckland

1 Night Stay

  • day 1

  • MORNING TO NOON

    Arrive in Auckland

  • EVENING

    Overnight: Auckland

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Rotorua

2 Night Stay

  • day 2

  • FULL DAY

    Transfer to Rotorua. Optional Trip to Hobbiton Movie Set & Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour (at additional cost)

Transfer from Auckland to Rotorua

  • day 3

  • FULL DAY

    Visit Waimangu Geothermal Valley & Treewalk Nightlights

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Queenstown

2 Night Stay

  • day 4

  • MORNING TO NOON

    Transfer to Rotorua Airport for flight to Queenstown (at additional cost)

  • EVENING

    Overnight in Queenstown

Flight From Rotorua to Queenstown

  • day 5

  • FULL DAY

    Enjoy Skyline Gondola Ride & Walter Peak High Country Farm Excursion

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Tekapo/Mt. Cook

1 Night Stay

  • day 6

  • MORNING

    Transfer to Tekapo/Mt Cook

Transfer to Mt Cook

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Christchurch

1 Night stay

  • day 7

  • FULL DAY

    Transfer to Christchurch. Enroute Stop at “Church of the Good Shepherd”

Transfer to Christchurch

  • day 8

  • MORNING

    Depart from Christchurch

Day 1

| Auckland

Arrive in Auckland. Auckland is a multi-cultural urban oasis of food, music, arts and culture. It’s where sparkling waters and lush landscapes meet city sophistication. Upon arrival, collect your rental vehicle and self-drive to your accommodation. Auckland is New Zealand's largest city, set between two harbours with gentle sandy shores on the east coast and black sand, wild surf beaches on the west coast. Home to sheltered, sparkling blue waters dotted with beautiful emerald islands, we recommend getting out on the water when you are here. Overnight: Auckland

Day 2

| Rotorua

Enjoy breakfast at your Hotel. Today we proceed to Rotorua. Journey through the rolling green hills of Waitomo and enjoy a tour through an underground wonderland of caves decorated with galaxies of glowworms. Continue to Matamata for a charming tour of unique, character Hobbit homes, gardens and the watering hole just as you see in the movies. Finishing off a visually fulfilling day, continue on to Rotorua, a bubbling and steaming destination like nowhere else. Overnight: Rotorua

Day 3

| Rotorua

Enjoy breakfast at your Hotel. Rotorua is surrounded by a fascinating geothermal landscape with its unique steam vents, spouting geysers and bubbling mud pool set alongside freshwater lakes and majestic native forests. oday you'll visit one of the local geothermal attractions Waimangu Geothermal Valley. Waimangu connects people with the beating heart of the world’s youngest geothermal valley, its unique history and legacy. Discover how the world began. Experience spectacular volcanic craters, enormous hot water springs, beautiful geothermal features, rare and unusual plant life, brilliantly coloured micro biology and a wide array of birds. Become immersed in the stories of the Mt Tarawera volcanic eruption, its people, and the resulting dramatic landscape changes that created the world’s youngest geothermal park. Explore Waimangu at your own pace on the easy, mainly downhill, 1.5km walk. Later we will enjoy Treewalk Nightlights. Forest and fantasy come to life within this magical illuminated evening treewalk. Redwoods Nightlights™ is one of New Zealand’s top design led tourism experiences. Set high amongst the giant redwood trees, 30 exquisite lanterns float above the forest floor. Enjoy the mesmerising forest at night on a 40 minute award-winning, eco-tourism walk that spans 28 platforms and suspension bridges.

Day 4

| Queenstown

Depart on your domestic flight to Queenstown. (Airfare is NOT included).

Magnificent vistas and majestic mountains dominate this compact alpine resort town and with such an expansive natural physical environment it is not surprising that Queenstown has been described as the Adventure Capital of the World. Overnight in Queenstown

Day 5

| Queenstown

Today’s gondola ride will take you high above Queenstown for an expansive view of stunning Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding Remarkables mountains. Then enjoy a scenic cruise on the vintage TSS Earnslasw steamship across the lake to Walter Peak High Country Farm for an insight into farm life in New Zealand. Overnight in Queenstown

Day 6

| Queenstown

Today’s journey takes you to a scenic wonderland with golden tussocks, snow-capped mountains and turquoise lakes. Hug the shores of beautiful Lake Pukaki and embrace the dramatic vast landscape. Travel to a rugged land of ice and rock that showcases multiple giant peaks including New Zealand's highest mountain. Overnight: Tekapo or Mt Cook

Day 7

| Mt Cook Region

Be sure to stop for a while at Lake Tekapo where the ‘Church of the Good Shepherd’ takes pride of place against the backdrop of a vivid blue glacier-fed lake. Continue north-east where braided rivers and a fertile patchwork of plains made with every shade of green will signal your arrival into Christchurch.

Christchurch is set between the deep blue Pacific Ocean and the mighty snow-capped Southern Alps. This is a vibrant, ever-changing city with inner city parks and gardens delightfully interwoven by the meandering Avon River. Overnight: Christchurch

Day 8

| Christchurch

Today it’s time to say goodbye to Christchurch. We will proceed to Christchurch Airport for flight to Onward Destination. Arrangements conclude today and return your rental car to Christchurch Airport.

Standard :

  • Auckland: Auckland City Hotel | Nesuto Stadium Apartment Hotel 
    Rotorua: Ibis Rotorua Hotel | Lake Rotorua Hotel or similar
    Queenstown: Heartland Hotel Queenstown | Holiday Inn Queenstown 
    Tekapo/Mt. Cook: Lakes Edge Holiday Park 
    Christchurch: Ibis Christchurch Hotel 
    OR
    Similar

     

Deluxe :

  • Auckland: Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City | Adina Apartment
    Rotorua: Rydges Rotorua | Sudima Lake Rotorua 
    Queenstown: Copthorne Hotel & Resort 
    Tekapo/Mt. Cook: Peppers Bluewater Resort
    Christchurch: Sudima Christchurch Airport Hotel
    OR
    Similar

Premium :

  • Auckland:Crowne Plaza Auckland Hotel | Stamford Plaza Auckland Hotel 
    Rotorua: Novotel Rotorua Lakeside | Pullman Rotorua Hotel
    Queenstown: Scenic Suites | Hilton Queenstown
    Tekapo/Mt. Cook: Grand Suite Lake Tekapo
    Christchurch:Crowne Plaza Christchurch Hotel | Fable Christchurch
    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 at Auckland in choice of selected Hotel Category

  • 2 Nights’ accommodation at Rotorua in choice of selected Hotel Category

  • 2 Nights’ accommodation at Queenstown in choice of selected Hotel Category

  • 1 Night accommodation at Tekapo/Mt. Cook 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

  • Visit Waimangu Geothermal Valley & Treewalk Nightlights

  • Visit Skyline Gondola Ride

  • Walter Peak High Country Farm Excursion

  • Visit ‘Church of Good Shepherd’

  • Self-Drive Compact SUV – FFAR (Toyota Highlander or similar) from Day-1 to Day-4 & Day 4 to Day-8

  • All Current Applicable Local Taxes

Exclusions

  • *GST @ 5 % extra to be paid on Final Package Price

  • TCS @ 5 % extra to be paid on Final Package Price

  • Cost of International Airfares & Internal Airfares

  • 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

  • 1 NZD = INR 49. ROE will be considered as per date of payment

  • Early Check-In & Late Check-Out

  • Cost of Transfer from Hotel to designated Pick-Up point for Tours

  • Packages are valid till 30th Apr 2023


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 Destination

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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