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New Zealand Romance Self Drive

New Zealand Romance Self Drive

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Tour Type Customized HolidaysTour Code #SHNZ18

Imagine a romantic long drive through the picturesque towns and mountainous forest paths of New Zealand! That's how your holiday could be with this amazing customized tour to the 'Paradise of the Pacific'. Explore the charming cities of Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown and many more on this tour.

 Australia New Zealand Customized Holidays Tour Highlights

Holiday Experiences

  • Agrodome Farm Show & Rainbow Springs
  • Therapeutic waters of Polynesian Spa
  • Ultimate glacier hot pools

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Auckland (1 Night)

Welcome to New Zealand. Arrive at Auckland – The City of Sails. Self-Drive guests will collect their rental car at the airport and drive themselves to their hotel. Overnight in Auckland.
Note Extra Surcharges will be applicable on Christmas and New Year Period
Day 2

Auckland – Waitomo – Rotorua (2 Nights) (Approx 4hrs,30mins)

After breakfast Travel south by self-drive through the fertile Waikato region to arrive at Waitomo. Enjoy a guided tour of the world-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves including an underground boat ride viewing the millions of glow worms on the cavern roof. On completion continue over the forested Mamaku Ranges to reach the ‘Thermal City’ of Rotorua. This evening proceed by self-drive to enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert. Overnight in Rotorua.
Day 3

Rotorua – Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Rainbow Springs, Agrodome and Polynesian Spa

This morning after breakfast proceed by self-drive to visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mudpools and roaring geysers. Following this, visit Rainbow Springs to see New Zealand’s trout, birds and wildlife before continuing to the Agrodome for a New Zealand farm show featuring sheep dog demonstrations, cow milking and an introduction to the stars of our sheep industry. This afternoon or this evening walk to Polynesian Spa. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the tranquil setting of the Lake Spa Retreat at the Polynesian Spa. After walk back to hotel. Overnight stay at Rotorua.
Day 4

Rotorua – Christchurch (1 Night)

This morning after breakfast, proceed by self-drive to the airport and drop your car at airport. After board your domestic flight from Rotorua to Christchurch (airfare not included). Welcome to Christchurch. Self-Drive guests will collect their rental car at the airport and drive themselves to their hotel. Arrival check in to your hotel. Tonight proceed to enjoy a romantic dinner on the iconic Christchurch Tram Restaurant. Overnight stay in Christchurch.
Day 5

Christchurch – Mount Cook – Queenstown (2 Nights)

Today after breakfast drive through fertile Canterbury Plains before arriving at Lake Tekapo. Visit the ‘Church of the Good Shepherd’ before continuing onto New Zealand’s highest mountain – Mt Cook. Depart Mt Cook and follow the shores of Lake Pukaki south through the historic Central Otago region to the ‘Alpine Resort’ of Queenstown. Arrive at Queenstown and check in into hotel. Overnight stay at Queenstown.
Day 6

Queenstown – Day at leisure

A free day to explore the endless optional attractions available. Queenstown offers bungee jumping, jet boating, white water rafting, gondola rides and much more. Optional activities not included in the holiday price. Overnight stay at Queenstown.
Optional Kawarau Bridge Bungy jumping 43m at additional cost starting from NZD 210 per person Optional NZONE Skydive (NZONE Tandem Skydive 9,000ft) at additional cost starting from NZD 310 per person Optional Onsen Hot Pools (Original Onsen Exclusive Indoor Pool – Daytime) at additional cost starting from NZD 65 per person Optional Lakeshore Forest & Bird Guided Nature Walks (2 to 5kms Walking distance) at additional cost starting from NZD 125 per person
Day 7

Queenstown – Glacier Region (1 Night)

After breakfast drive from Queenstown this morning, travel along the shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the Haast Pass, gateway to World Heritage Westland National Park. Continue up the West Coast past spectacular mountain ranges, native forests and lakes to the glacier region of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. For self-drive guest enjoy entry to the Glacier Hot Pools. Overnight stay at Glacier Region.
Day 8

Glacier Region – Christchurch (1 Night)

After breakfast drive from Glacier region to Christchurch. Arrive at Christchurch and check in into hotel. Overnight stay at Christchurch.
Optional Morning enjoy Scenic helicopter flight and snow landing on One Glacier (20 mins) from Glacier region at additional cost starting from NZD 290 per person
Day 9

Christchurch – Hometown

After breakfast drive to Airport and drop your car at airport. Board flight from Christchurch to hometown. Let us be in touch through email, Facebook and meet on another memorable Holiday. See you all!! Tour Concludes
Tour Information


  • 01 Night Hotel Accommodation in Auckland at suggested or similar category hotels
  • 2 Night Hotel Accommodation in Rotorua at suggested or similar category hotels
  • 02 Night Hotel Accommodation in Christchurch at suggested or similar category hotels
  • 02 Night Hotel Accommodation in Queenstown at suggested or similar category hotels
  • 01 Night Hotel Accommodation in Glacier Region at suggested or similar category hotels
  • Return airport transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary by Self Drive
  • Waitomo Gloworm Caves, Traditional Maori Hangi(dinner) & concert, Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Agrodome Farm Show & Rainbow Springs, Polynesian Spa – Lake Spa Retreat, Christchurch Tram Dinner, Church of Good Shepherd, Glacier Hot Pools (For Self Drive only)
  • Meals – Breakfast As specified in the itinerary above


  • Airfare /Railway Fare/visa charges/Insurance
  • Any extra cost incurred on behalf of any individual due to illness, accident , hospitalization or any personal emergency
  • Any optional tours, excursions, supplement costs, services and activities not mentioned in the itinerary inclusions
  • Any other meals than those mentioned above
  • Any up gradation in airline class or hotel room category
  • Any items of personal nature like tips to guides, drivers, laundry, telephone charges, shopping, wines & alcoholic beverages, mineral water (unless specified), and food and drink which is not part of set menu
  • Parking fees charged by hotels and other parking areas
  • GST 5% (Government Tax) on total package price
  • Entrance tickets to attractions other than mentioned above or optional tours or wherever specified

Cancellation Policy

  • If the Guest decides to cancel the tour for any reason whatsoever then s/he shall give a written application to the Company within specified time limit along with original receipt issued by the Company. Such cancellation will attract cancellation charges stated hereunder.
  • Cancellation charges will be calculated on gross tour cost and the cancellation charges shall depend on date of departure and date of cancellation
  • Cancellation charges for any type of transport ticket are applicable as per the rules of the concerned authority.
  • Air tickets issued on special fares are NON REFUNDABLE and Guest shall bear cancellation charges.
  • Any refund payable to the Guest will be paid after the Company receives refund from the respective authorities. The Company deducts processing charges from the refund to be paid to the Guest.
Cancellation received no. of days prior to departure % of Cancellation on Net Tour Price (per person)
D-0 to 5 100%
D-6 to 15 75%
D-16 to 30 75%
D-31 to 45 50%
D-46 to 60 30%
D-61 to 90 20%
D-91 to 120 15%
D-121 to 900 10%
*Terms & Conditions

Payment policy

SectorBooking Payment SchedulePayment policy
India & WorldPackage Price less than INR 25,000 (Per Person) Full Payment
IndiaPackage Price more than INR 25,000 (per person) INR 25,000 (Registration Amount Per Person)
45 Days Prior to DepartureFull Payment
WorldPackage Price less than INR 50,000 (Per Person)INR 25000 (Registration Amount Per Person)
Package Price more than INR 50,000 (Per Person)INR 50,000 (Registration Amount Per Person)
45 Days Prior to DepartureFull Payment
Last Minute Booking – Booking received 45 days prior to departure
Registration Amount Equal to Package PriceFull Payment


  • Airlines/Room up-gradation and complimentary will not be entertained during the tour unless if specified at the time of booking.
  • There is no refund for any services not utilized during the tour.
  • Security deposit is required either in cash or credit card by hotels which is refundable provided no room incidentals are incurred. This security deposit is not included in this quote and must be paid by the guests/corporate directly to the hotel when checking in.
  • Guests are advised not to keep valuables in the coach/vehicle while sightseeing. The Company shall not be responsible for loss of valuables from the coach / vehicle . If the coach / vehicle is accidentally or otherwise damaged by the Guest, s/he will be required to pay compensation for the same.

Special Note

  • The above price is valid till 30th Sept 2020
  • High Season surcharges are applicable during exhibitions/trade fairs/festivals
  • The prevailing Rate of Exchange of the day of payment will be applicable
  • Confirmation of Hotels and other services is subject to availability
  • International hotel check in is 15:00hrs and checkout would be 10:00hrs
  • Early check in and late check-out subject to availability.
  • Itineraries are subject to change
  • All arrangements made by us are in the capacity of a ground handling agent only.
  • We will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries delayed or cancelled flights & acts or forces of nature. Important notes for self-drive:
  • The Self Drive Vehicle used is a IDAR Intermediate Type Vehicle.
  • You can legally drive in New Zealand for up to 12 months if you have either a current driver’s license from your home country or an International Driving Permit (IDP).Make sure your driver’s license is current. If your license is not in English, you should bring an English translation with you, or obtain an IDP.
  • You will only be able to drive the same types of vehicles you are licensed to drive in your home country. The common legal age to rent a car in New Zealand is 21 years.
  • Include unlimited mileage and basic daily insurance cover.
  • GPS Units and insurance wavier options can be provided for a supplementary cost and must be pre-booked.
  • The speed limit on open roads is 100km/h (approx 60m/h). In urban areas the speed limit is 50km/h
  • A credit card imprint is taken for the bond at the time of vehicle collection and destroyed at termination of the hire, provided that the vehicle is returned in the same condition that it left the depot and with full petrol tank. In case a credit card is unavailable, a cash deposit is required (under the condition that the Insurance Waiver is purchased) and will be refunded (if no damage on the rental car and vehicle returned with full petrol tank).

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