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Discover New Zealand's Spectacular North and South Islands
Embark on a spectacularly scenic journey through New Zealand with an unforgettable 10 Day 'North and South Island' Tour for only $2,999 per adult (twin share) instead of $4,650 or just $2,699 per child, including daily breakfast, select meals plus international and domestic flights
No need to worry about getting your preferred dates. The Booking Guarantee means that if you try to make a booking within 14 days from purchase and can't get your preferred dates in the validity period, you can get a full refund
Kick off your New Zealand adventure with an included international flight from Melbourne or Sydney (see ‘Fine Print’ tab for other departure cities) to spectacular Auckland - you'll enjoy highlights of the North Island including Taupo and Rotorua before flying to Christchurch where you'll head to Greymouth, Fox Glacier, Queenstown, Te Anau and Dunedin, before returning to Christchurch in order to catch an international flight back to Australia
Start your kiwi experience in the North Island where you'll head to New Zealand's most visited attraction, the 220,000 litres of the Huka falls' flowing water, followed by a visit to Lake Taupo and Rotorua's famous Te Puia Thermal Village and head to the one-of-a-kind Hobbiton Movie Set for a taste of the real 'Middle Earth'
Once you've arrived in the spectacular South Island (via a quick domestic flight from Auckland to Christchurch), you will quickly be immersed in the unimaginably scenic terrain of the Southern Alps as well as discover its plethora of stunning lakes including Lake Matheson which is famous for its stunning reflection of New Zealand's highest peaks, as well as the crystal clear Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown
Marvel at the awe-inspiring wonder that is the Milford Sound fjord and discover Dunedin, one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere before flying back to Christchurch for your international flight back to Australia
How to book Your Travel Dates! Once you purchase your preferred Luxury Escapes package, you will receive a travel voucher with the direct reservation details for the tour. When you are ready to finalise your travel dates and confirm your booking contact the resort directly through the reservations email provided in the voucher
Checkout the ‘Itinerary’ tab above for more information about your tour
You package also includes:
Return international flights (included from Melbourne and Sydney only, please see ‘Fine Print’ for other departure cities and surcharges), in addition to two domestic flights within New Zealand (from Auckland to Christchurch and from Dunedin to Christchurch), plus all return airport transfers during your trip
Start each morning off with a delicious daily breakfast plus enjoy four lunches and two spectacular dinners that include a Maori cultural ceremony and performance followed by a traditional Hangi Feast as well as a farewell lobster dinner
Unwind with conveniently located premium accommodation; be expertly guided by a knowledgeable local guide; and enjoy complimentary entry fees to scenic attractions as listed in the itinerary - checkout the ‘Itinerary’ tab above for more information about your tour
Travelling alone? Single Traveller Packages are also available, see ‘Fine Print’ tab for details
What We Like
There's a reason New Zealand was chosen as the Backdrop to the 'Lord of the Rings' Trilogy; the magical landscape is surrounded by waterfalls, geysers, forests, towering mountain ranges and glaciers, offering visitors an unparalleled sensory experience
Savour sumptuous cuisine along with traditional Maori song, be awestruck by the geological wonder that is Milford Sound and acquaint yourself with the heart-warming folk at the Scottish Heritage city of Dunedin
Prepare for New Zealand in all its unmasked glory with a one of a kind tour, stress-free courtesy of local travel experts, Nexus Holidays
You can view all the terms and conditions relating to this offer by clicking on the 'Fine Print' tab above
Valid for specific departure dates from 8 June 2015 to 2 November 2015
Departure Dates: 8 June 2015, 13 July 2015, 10 Aug 2015, 7 Sept 2015, 12 Oct 2015, 2 Nov 2015
IMPORTANT: All bookings must be made before 28 May 2015
Booking Guarantee: No need to worry about getting your preferred dates. The Booking Guarantee means that if you try to make a booking within 14 days from purchase and can't get your preferred dates in the validity period, you can get a full refund
Strictly subject to availability and please book early to lock in your preferred dates. After the booking guarantee period, bookings for specific dates during the validity period will be accepted on a 'first in, best dressed' basis
Voucher is valid for ONE PERSON (twin share)
Please select an Adult Package if the traveller is aged 12 and older; OR select a Child Package if the traveller is between the age of 3 and 11
You must purchase and redeem TWO VOUCHERS per booking if travelling with someone, otherwise an additional single traveller surcharge will apply
Single Traveller Surcharge: A surcharge of $650 per person is payable direct to Nexus Holidays Sydney upon booking
This offer includes international return economy class flights from Melbourne or Sydney to Auckland. A surcharge of $300 per person applies for departures from Brisbane or Adelaide. A surcharge of $600 per person applies for departures from Perth
Tour Group Capacity: Tours operate with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 38 people
Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity throughout the tour is three people
Baby Policy: Babies aged two and under may join the tour for a cost of $299, payable directly to the tour operator
Rooms will contain either twin bedding or queen bedding (strictly subject to availability). When three occupants stay in the room (triple occupancy is by request), an extra rollaway bed will be provided
All accommodation is subject to availability. If a desired hotel is not available, alternate accommodation of a similar standard will be provided
Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher
Nights must be used consecutively
Strictly no refunds for this voucher for amendments or change of date – fees are at the tour company’s discretion/policy
Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations
Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash
Please note tipping is not included in the rate however it is customary and expected in the featured country (the expected tipping for this package is NZ$10 per day paid on arrival in NZ)
All surcharges are payable directly to the tour provider
Please note, a VISA may be required for travel for some guests
Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas
A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa. Please take the time to visit our preferred vendor website at www.visasdirect.com.au/luxescapes to assist you with any visa application requirements and processes
Package cannot be split
Value has been determined based on the cruise company’s published rack rates provided and the value of inclusions
All activities and services are subject to availability
Redemption instructions can be found on your voucher
How to get there
Getting to New Zealand is easy! Return International economy class flights from Melbourne and Sydney are included in your package.
To view other Australian departure cities and corresponding surcharges, click on the ‘Fine Print’ tab.
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Our Booking Guarantee is our commitment to you to ensure that you get to travel when you want to travel and not when you have to travel.
And why do we offer this?
Well it's quite simple, we love to travel just as much as you do and we understand that it's hard to find dates to suit your work, family and personal commitments, so we guarantee you that if you can't get the dates you want we will give you a full refund. Yes, that's right...a 100% money back guarantee if you aren't able to book the dates that you want! It can't get much better than that!
How does it work?
It's very simple - make your booking request within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates (within the validity period) you will receive a FULL Refund. If you aren't able to get your preferred dates you'll get a refund directly back to your credit card (or PayPal account). Please note, if you get your preferred dates and later change your mind on when you want to travel, the Booking Guarantee will not apply to your request for a change of dates.
What do I need to do?
Simply make your booking with the tour operator by e-mail within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates simply contact our support team via email with evidence of your attempted booking - within 16 days from purchase to get a full refund.
Minimal effort for maximum peace of mind! Purchase with confidence and assurance.
Breathtaking New Zealand 'North & South Island 10 Day Tour
Day 1 • Australia Auckland
Fly to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest and most populous city. You will be
met upon arrival by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest
of the day is at leisure to explore the City of Sails. “Kia Ora”.
Day 2 • Auckland Taupo Rotorua • (B, L*, D*)
See New Zealand's most visited attraction, the magnificent Huka Falls, where more than 220,000 litres of water thunder over the cli face every second. Here, the Waikato River, normally 100m wide, is squeezed through a 20m wide gorge. Then it’s south on to see the immense Lake Taupo, which is about the size of Singapore, created nearly two thousand years ago by a volcanic eruption so big it darkened the skies in Europe and China. Continue to Rotorua, the heartland of New Zealand’s Maori Culture and explosive geothermal activity and visit Te Puia Thermal Village, a place of bubbling mud pools and spectacular geysers including the world famous mighty Pohutu Geyser which erupts up to 15 times a day and shoots hot water around 30 meters skywards. This evening, experience traditional Maori cultural ceremonies and performances followed by a Hangi Feast.
Day 3 • Rotorua Matamata Auckland • (B)
This morning breathe in the fresh air as you walk through the spectacular Whakarewarewa Forest, known to locals simply as ‘The Redwoods’, whose impressive feature is its local namesake - the grove of giant coastal Californian Redwoods, which tower 60 metres into the sky. Head north through rolling countryside and experience the real Middle-earth by taking a tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set for ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movie trilogy and The Hobbit flms. Take a look at Bag End, where Frodo and Bilbo’s adventures began. Get lost among the Hobbit holes and visit the Green Dragon Inn, the mill and the Party Tree. Listen to spell-binding tales of how Hobbiton came to be. In the afternoon journey back to Auckland.
Day 4 • Auckland Christchurch Greymouth • (B, L*)
This morning y to the Garden City - Christchurch, the gateway to the South Island, world-renowned for its beauty. You will be met upon arrival by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a brief tour of some of the city’s most famous sights including the award-winning Christchurch Botanic Gardens which feature one of the ‑nest collections of exotic and native plants found in New Zealand. Although much of the central city with its classic neo-gothic architecture was destroyed by the huge earthquake in February 2011, Christchurch remains a beautiful city. The buildings may have been damaged but the soul of the city remains very much intact. This afternoon, depart Christchurch for Greymouth, a town with a history of jade hunting and gold mining on the stunning west coast of the South Island via the spectacular Arthur’s Pass National Park, the heart of the Southern Alps
Day 5 • Greymouth Hokitika Fox Glacier • (B, L*)
Travel towards Paparoa National Park and gaze in wonder at the Punakaiki pancake rocks and blowholes, where columns of water shoot skyward from rocks that resemble giant stacks of hotcakes. Continue on to Hokitika and view traditional Maori and modern New Zealand art at a gallery specialising in pounamu (greenstone) jewellery and art works. Have lunch today at the hospitable town of Franz Josef which serves the glacier of the same name. Later travel to the south-west to the cosy township of Fox Glacier. Choose to do an optional Glacier Walk Ice-hiking Adventure* (requires minimum level of fitness) or Scenic Helicopter Flight* (both at your own expense).
Day 6 • Fox Glacier Wanaka Queenstown • (B)
Begin with a short walk along the banks of beautiful Lake Matheson, one of the most photographed lakes in New Zealand, famous for its stunning refections of New Zealand’s highest peaks - Aoraki/Mount Cook and Mount Tasman. Then make your way to Wanaka, known as one of the most beautiful lakeside towns in New Zealand. Stretch your legs and feed your soul while taking in the picturesque scenery. Continue on to Queenstown via Cromwell, which was established by gold miners, but whose treasure is now its stone fruit. Stop at a Mrs Jones Orchard where you can taste some of New Zealand’s renowned high-quality fruits. Arrive in Queenstown this evening. You can explore this romantic city at leisure or take an optional Skyline Gondola* ride up to Bob’s Peak and enjoy dinner at the famous Skyline Restaurant* with panoramic views of the city (at your own expense).
Day 7 • Queenstown Te Anau • (B)
Queenstown sits on the shore of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu and is one of New Zealand’s top visitor destinations. World famous for its iconic scenery, friendly people, golf courses, wineries and smorgasbord of outdoor activities, you'll never be short of things to do in Queenstown. Of course, it is also 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. Enjoy the day at leisure or choose from a list of optional activities available such as a scenic cruise of Lake Wakatipu on board the iconic 1912 vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw* (at your own expense). This evening, farewell Queenstown and travel to Te Anau, another picturesque lakeside town.
Day 8 • Te Anau Milford Sound Te Anau • (B, L*, D*)
Today’s highlight is an excursion to breathtaking Milford Sound, a fusion of spectacular natural features with amazing visual cues around every corner. Described as the 'eighth wonder of the world', Milford Sound was carved by glaciers during the ice ages. The fiord's cliffs rise vertically from the dark waters, mountain peaks scrape the sky and waterfalls cascade downwards, some as high as 1000 metres. Experience the Sound onboard a Scenic Boat cruise including buffet lunch. (Please note that if under any circumstances we cannot go to Milford Sound, we reserve the right to adjust the tour itinerary). Later return to Te Anau for an optional thrilling Jet Boat Ride* (at your own expense) on the River Anduin to explore the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy ‑lm sites as well as untouched wilderness in the heart of the Fiordland National Park. The highlight of tonight’s official farewell dinner is fresh whole Lobster cooked to perfection. Cap off the celebrations, with an optional tour to the Te Anau Glowworm Caves* (at your own expense).
Day 9 • Te Anau Dunedin • (B)
Travel to Dunedin, known as the Edinburgh of New Zealand, wearing its Scottish heritage with pride. Surrounded by dramatic hills and at the foot of a long, picturesque harbour, Dunedin is one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere. See New Zealand’s first university - University of Otago and appreciate its exquisite neo-gothic campus; get a snapshot of New Zealand’s most photographed building - Dunedin Railway Station; climb the world’s steepest street (according to the Guinness World Records) - Baldwin Street and immerse yourself in The Octagon, the city centre of Dunedin. The rest of the day is free to explore at your own pace.
Day 10 • Dunedin Christchurch Australia • (B)
Return to Christchurch and transfer to the airport for your flight home. For now it’s “haere ra” (goodbye) to New Zealand! The journey might be over, but the fond memories are bound to last a lifetime.