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Coast to Culture: Exploring New Zealand
Coast to Culture: Exploring New Zealand

Highlights: Singapore - Auckland - Bay of Island - Rotorua - Wellington - Christchurch - Franz Josef - Queenstown - Dunedin

Hotels Featured:
Furama RiverFront 4*
Auckland City Hotel 4*
Scenic Circle Bay of Islands 4*
Arawa Park Hotel 3*
Ibis Wellington 3*
Crowne Plaza Christchurch, an IHG Hotel 4*
Scenic Hotel FJ 4*
Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown 3*
Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin 3*
BreakFree on Cashel, an Accor hotel 3*

Sun 20 Oct 2024: Singapore
Flights from Heathrow Airport to Singapore Changi Airport

Mon 21 Oct 2024: Singapore
Private transfer from the airport to the hotel
stay at Furama RiverFront for 2 nights

Wed 24 Oct 2024: Auckland
Private transfer from the hotel to the airport
Flights from Singapore airport via Sydney Kingsford Smith airport to Auckland Intl airport
Car Hire
Value Added Tax (VAT)
Liability Insurance
Fire Insurance
Theft (TP) & Damage (CDW) Protection with refundable excess Full Damage & Theft Protection includes refundable excess and even covers damage to Glass, Wheels, Roof, and Underbody.
Includes also Towing costs, Key loss, Misfuelling, Administration
fee and more
Includes Unlimited Mileage.
C.D.W. Deductible: NZD 4,500.00, VAT included.
Theft Insurance Deductible: NZD 4,500.00, VAT included.
Liability insurance: Included in all rates.Liability ins. coverage:
Maximum of NZD 10,000,000.00 per accident.
Minimum Age: 21
Additional Drivers: Sign on locally free of charge.
Driver License Requirements: Full License must be written in the Roman alphabet and held for at least 1 year/s.
International Driver License: If the renter's home license is not in English, then an International driver's license is mandatory. Both licenses must be presented.
Refueling Charge: Vehicles are rented with a full tank of fuel and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. If not a locally determined refueling fee will apply.
Credit Card Block: NZD 200.00 will be blocked on the client's credit card at the time of pick-up.
Credit Card Processing Fee: A charge of 1.99 % will be applied to any fees paid locally (ie. additional drivers, equipment, etc).
Cash Rentals: Not permitted
Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. Must be in the primary driver's name.
Debit Cards: NZD 200.00 will be blocked on the debit card. Must have raised numbers, only VISA & MasterCard Debit cards (must not be EFTPOS) are accepted.
Oct 24, 2024
Oct 31, 2024
At Airport
Unlimited Miles
Free: Additional Driver
Pick up Full & Return Full
Value Added Tax (VAT)
Stay at Auckland City Hotel for 2 nights

Sat 26 Oct 2024: Bay of Island
Stay at Scenic Circle Bay of Islands for 3 nights

Sun 27 Oct 2024: Discover the Bay Hole in the Rock Cruise
- 4.5-hour cruise exploring the highlights of the Bay of Islands.
- Dolphin and other marine mammal viewing.
- Hole in Rock.
- Scenic cruising among the 144 islands.
- Explore Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island
- Commentary guide throughout the cruise.
- Over 90% of trips view marine mammals.
What to Bring:
Valid for 01APR23-31MAR25:
Board your Explore Group catamaran either from Paihia or Russell Wharf to commence a half-day Discover the Bay Cruise tour. Cruise and discover the very best of the Bay of Islands.
Experience the spectacular scenery in an area that is soaked in rich culture and history. Encounter diverse wildlife in their natural surroundings. Cruise among the 144 islands with fascinating skipper's commentary including a visit to the iconic Hole in the Rock and when conditions permit, travel through it. View dolphins, with a success rate of over 90% of trips along with other wildlife. During summer months your trip will also include an island stop at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island. The cruise concludes at approximately 4.5 hours after commencement, back at Paihia or Russell Wharf.

Tue 29 Oct 2024: Mitai Maori Cultural Experience
Stay at Arawa Park Hotel for 2 nights
- Welcoming Ceremony.
- View the unveiling of the traditional hangi meal.
- Witness warriors paddling a canoe down the Wai-o-Whiro stream.
- Cultural Performance.
- Full buffet hangi dinner.
- Questions and answers session.
- Walk through nature to see ancient, fortified villages, learning
about the old ways of living and the survival of the people.
- See the natural resources of spring Te Puna Tapu o Tuhoe.
- Watch the forest light up as the glow worms appear in the night.
What to Bring:
Valid for 01APR24-31MAR25:
Estimated timings as per below:
06.00 pm Introduction and welcome 06.15 pm, Viewing of the hangi being lifted from the ground 06.30 pm, Cultural performance, song, dance and world-famous haka 07.30 pm, Buffet dinner (drinks additional cost) 08.30 pm, Tour of the native forest and sacred natural spring.

Wed 30 Oct 2024: Te Ra Guided Experience
- Guided walk with a highly experienced local Kairahi/guide who has
connections to the whanau/family of the Whakarewarewa and Rotorua
What to Bring:
- Weather-appropriate clothing.
- Good walking shoes.
Valid for 01APR24-31MAR25:
The legacy of welcoming manuhiri/visitors began almost 200 years ago when the people of Te Whakarewarewa were hosting the country's first manuhiri to our geothermal wonderland. This legacy continues today as you are welcomed by the descendants of those original hosts. Be guided through the greenstone, wood carving, and flax weaving schools at the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Rotowhio Pa, Kiwi Conservation Centre, and Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley including Pohutu Geyser. The minimum duration of Te Ra Guided Experience is 90 minutes. Tours depart on the hour, please check in 15 minutes prior.

Thu 31 Oct 2024: Northern Explorer Train Hamilton to Wellington
The Northern Explorer (Hamilton - Wellington)
* Departs: Hamilton 10:15 am (Hamilton Railway Station, Fraser Street, Frankton).
* Arrives: Wellington 6:25 pm (Wellington Railway Station, Bunny Street, Wellington).
* Check-in 30 minutes before the stated departure time.
Stay at Ibis Wellington for 2 nights

Sat 02 Nov 2024: Ferry/ Coastal Pacific (through fare) wlg - chc
This service includes the Interislander ferry from Wellington to Picton and then connects with the Coastal Pacific train from Picton to Christchurch. Fare includes the Interislander ferry from Wellington to Picton and the Coastal Pacific train to Christchurch.
Stay at Crowne Plaza Christchurch, an IHG Hotel 2 nights

Mon 04 Nov 2024: Christchurch
Rail Journey: Tranz Alpine (Christchurch - Greymouth)
Coach Service - Greymouth to Franz Josef
Stay at Scenic Hotel FJ for 2 nights

Tue 05 Nov 2024: Grand Traverse Flight ex Franz Josef
- Approximately 50-minute flight taking in all the largest glaciers and highest mountains.
What to Bring:
- A sweater or jacket.
- Sunglasses.
- Camera.
- Suitable covered footwear, gloves, and a hat during winter months.
Valid for 01APR23-31MAR25:
Grand Traverse scenic flight from Franz Josef to Franz Josef around Aoraki Mount Cook and the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, including two World Heritage National Parks.

Wed 06 Nov 2024: Queenstown
Coach Service - Franz Josef to Queenstown
Stay at Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown 3 nights

Thu 07 Nov 2024: Queenstown Full Day Tour (Wine Tour)
- Shuttle transfer to different stops.
What to Bring:
- Food and Water.
Valid for 01APR23-31MAR25:
Hop on Hop off Wine Tours are in the premier wine regions of Marlborough and Queenstown. The product operates a little differently where passengers can determine the day using the published timetable; passengers can hop on and hop off at wineries, breweries, and attractions as they choose. If they like a place, there's no pressure on them to get on the next bus; miss one bus there'll be another. Along the way, Hop on Hop Off Tours has negotiated special deals where passengers can make savings on food, tastings and bottle purchases.
Plan your day for the Queenstown wine and beer tour so you can take your time and you won't feel rushed. Follow the simple bus timetable to get the most out of yourself guided tour. Tasting
available at various venues (own expense).
Shotover Jet, Canyon Food and Brew Co, Strike Bowl, Cargo Brewery at Gantley's, Arrowtown, Gibbston Valley Cheese, The Winery - Arrowtown, Akarua Wines and Kitchen By Artisan, Amisfield Bistro and Cellar Door, Nockie's Pallet and Stoneridge Cellar Door, Wet Jacket Wines, AJ Hacket Bungy, Gibbston Valley Winery, Cargo Brewery and Bald Hills Cellar Door, Brennan Wines, Mt Rosa Wines, Kinross Cellar Door and Bistro, Gibbston Tavern, Altitude Brewing (Marina Heights Bus Stop), The Winery - Queenstown.

Sat 09 Nov 2024: Dunedin
Coach Service - Queenstown to Dunedin
Stay at Kingsgate Hotel for 2 nights

Mon 11 Nov 2024: Christchurch
Coach Service - Dunedin to Christchurch
Stay at BreakFree on Cashel, an Accor hotel for 3 nights

Thu 14 Nov 2024: Departure

Prices & Departures:
Deposit: £340pp
Y28422 Heathrow from £5295pp
Y28538 Manchester from £5335pp
Y28541 Edinburgh from £5429pp

Terms & Conditions:
Based on 2 Adults Sharing

Offer Includes

  • Flights from London Heathrow with British Airways
  • 02 Nights stay at Furama RiverFront in a Double Room with Bed & Breakfast Basis
  • Car Hire from Auckland to Hamilton Airport
  • 02 Nights stay at Auckland City Hotel in a Double Room with Bed & Breakfast Basis
  • 3 Nights stay at Scenic Circle Bay of Islands in a Double Room with Bed & Breakfast Basis
  • Day Tour to the Bay Hole in the Rock Cruise
  • 02 Nights stay at Arawa Park Hotel in a Deluxe Room with Bed & Breakfast Basis
  • Day tour of Mitai Maori Cultural Experience
  • Day Tour of Te Ra Guided Experience
  • Northern Explorer Train Hamilton to Wellington
  • 02 Nights stay at Ibis Wellington in a Double Room With Bed & Breakfast Basis
  • Ferry/Train combined ticket Coastal Pacific to Christchurch
  • 02 Nights stay at Crowne Plaza Christchurch an IHG Hotel in a Double Room with Bed & Breakfast
  • Transalpine Train Christchurch to Greymouth
  • Intercity Coach Greymouth to Franz Josef
  • 02 Nights stay at ScenicHotel FJ in a Double Room with Bed & Breakfast Traverse Flight in Franz Josef
  • Intercity Coach Franz Josef to Queenstown
  • 03 Nights stay at Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown in a Lake View Room with Bed & Breakfast
  • Queenstown Full Day Tour
  • Intercity coach Queenstown to Dunedin
  • 02 Nights stay at Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin in a Double Room with Bed & Breakfast
  • Intercity Coach Dunedin to Christchurch
  • 03 Nights stay at BreakFree on Cashel, an Accor hotel in a Double Room with Bed & Breakfast
  • Return Private Transfers

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary