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BREATHTAKING NEW ZEALAND’S SOUTH ISLAND

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BREATHTAKING NEW ZEALAND’S SOUTH ISLAND

10 days/7 nights - from $1,699 per person Including airfare from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Chicago & Honolulu
Originally$2499 Now$1699 Saving33% Remaining161 Days

Departures & Rates

Take a 10-day journey and immerse yourself in the stunning scenery of New Zealand’s South Island. Fly to New Zealand and spend two nights in Christchurch. Take a shuttle tourist bus with English-speaking driver/guide and transfer to magnificent Mt Cook for a two-night stay. A scenic drive takes you to Queenstown for a three-night stay, where you have options (at extra cost) to go to breathtaking Milford Sound and take a day cruise, ride a horse in the  Middle Forest to the Lord of the Rings set, or try some fun sports that New Zealand has to offer, from a luge slide to shotover jet. Prices vary by season and departure city. Promotion ends March 7, 2020.

Day 1 - USA/Christchurch
Leave US via Air New Zealand from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago or Honolulu.

Day 2 - En Route
Cross the International Date Line (except for HNL, arrive day after departure).

Day 3 - Arrive Christchurch
Arrive in Christchurch. Shuttle bus transfer to your hotel. (BreakFree on Cashel Christchurch)

Day 4 - Christchurch
Day at leisure in Christchurch to explore on your own. Or, take a hop-on hop-off Christchurch bus tour ($39 per person) or a Gondola Ride ($25 per person). 

Day 5 - Christchurch/Mt. Cook
Take a tourist bus via a scenic road from Christchurch to Mt Cook. Check in to your hotel. (Hermitage).

Day 6 - Mt. Cook
Day at leisure to explore Mt. Cook on your own. You may take an optional flight over New Zealand's finest alpine scenery. Or, take a walk in the Mt. Cook National Park.

Day 7 - Mt. Cook/Queenstown
Travel overland on a scenic road to Queenstown. Remainder of day at leisure. (Heartland Queenstown)

Day 8/9 - Queenstown
Spend two more days in magnificent Queenstown. Take a full-day coach tour to Milford Sound with cruise ($171 per person). Ride a horse in the Middle Forest to the Lord of the Rings set ($158 pp). Rent a Segway for an hour ($75 pp), or take a two-hour Shotover ($155 pp). Go skydiving for the day ($316 pp),or take a 90-minute cruise from Queenstown ($35 pp).

Day 10 - Queenstown/USA
Today, return to the airport via shuttle bus and fly via Air New Zealand back to the US. Arrive the same day in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago or Honolulu.

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Departure DatesLand & Air *
Los Angeles
Land & Air *
San Francisco
Land & Air *
Houston
Land & Air *
Chicago
Land & Air *
Honolulu
Land Only *Single Supplement
May 1 - June 17 05/01 - 06/17
$1699 $1,699
$1699 $1,699
   
$699 $699
$699 $699
June 18-2806/18 - 06/28
July 25 - September 21 07/25 - 09/21
$1799 $1,799
$1799 $1,799
   
$699 $699
$699 $699
June 29 - July 24 06/29 - 07/24
$1999 $1,999
$1999 $1,999
   
$699 $699
$699 $699
September 22 - October 22 09/22 - 10/22
$1899 $1,899
$1899 $1,899
   
$699 $699
$699 $699
October 23 - December 10 10/23 - 12/10
$1999 $1,999
$1999 $1,999
   
$799 $799
$799 $799
May 1 - June 17 05/01 - 06/17
  
$1799 $1,799
  
$699 $699
June 18-2806/18 - 06/28
July 25 - September 21 07/25 - 09/21
  
$1899 $1,899
  
$699 $699
June 29 - July 24 06/29 - 07/24
  
$2099 $2,099
  
$699 $699
September 22 - October 22 09/22 - 10/22
  
$1999 $1,999
  
$699 $699
October 23 - December 10 10/23 - 12/10
  
$2099 $2,099
  
$799 $799
May 1 - June 17 05/01 - 06/17
   
$1799 $1,799
 
$699 $699
June 18-2806/18 - 06/28
July 25 - September 21 07/25 - 09/21
   
$1899 $1,899
 
$699 $699
June 29 - July 24 06/29 - 07/24
   
$2099 $2,099
 
$699 $699
September 22 - October 22 09/22 - 10/22
   
$1999 $1,999
 
$699 $699
October 23 - December 10 10/23 - 12/10
   
$2099 $2,099
 
$799 $799
May 1 - June 17 05/01 - 06/17
    
$1699 $1,699
$699 $699
June 18-2806/18 - 06/28
July 25 - September 21 07/25 - 09/21
    
$1755 $1,755
$699 $699
June 29 - July 24 06/29 - 07/24
    
$1755 $1,755
$699 $699
September 22 - October 22 09/22 - 10/22
    
$1899 $1,899
$699 $699
October 23 - December 10 10/23 - 12/10
    
$1999 $1,999
$799 $799
  • Land & Air prices are per person based on double occupancy and include government taxes and fees
  • Air New Zealand departs and returns daily from Los Angeles; Tue, Wed, Sat, & Sun from San Francisco; Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun from Houston, TX; Wed, Fri, & Sun from Chicago; and Tue, Thu, Fri, & Sat from Honolulu, HI.
  • For weekend departures (Fri, Sat & Sun), add $110 each way.

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Package includes

  • Roundtrip airfare on Air New Zealand from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago or Honolulu to Christchurch and return from Queenstown to US
  • Shuttle bus from airport to hotel on arrival in Christchurch; and from hotel to airport in Queenstown
  • One-way transfer via tourist bus from Christchurch to Queenstown via Mt. Cook
  • 2 nights in Christchurch at Breakfree on Cashel Christchurch (king room) or similar
  • 2 nights at the Hermitage in Mt Cook (standard queen room) or similar
  • 3 nights at Heartland Hotel Queenstown (standard room) or similar
  • All hotel taxes and service charges

Rates do not include

  • Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, table drinks, telephone calls, etc.
  • Optional Travel Insurance
  • Any item not mentioned above
  • Single supplement: $699 or $799
  • Pacific Holidays is not responsible for any price increase for items not included in this package

Remarks

  • Promotion fares end on March 7, 2020
  • Travel valid on select dates in 2020.
  • Pacific Holidays cancellation policy applies for this package
  • Air ticket is non-refundable once ticketed.
  • Optional Travel Insurance not included but strongly recommended.
  • Hotel upgrades, additional hotel nights and add-on air fares from various US cities are available.

For more information of these hotels, please click the hotel name.

     
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    General information about the region
    Queenstown. New Zealand
    January February March April May June July August September October November December
    Average High 71.2 71.2 65.8 59 53.1 47.1 46 49.6 55.2 59.5 62.8 67.5
    Average Low 49.6 48.9 45 39.7 36.1 31.5 28.9 32.4 36.5 39.7 42.8 46.9
    Average Rainfall 2.547 1.98 2.102 2.213 2.697 2.815 1.98 2.606 2.457 2.614 2.504 2.965
    * Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
    Climate/T
    Time zone
    (GMT+12:00)
    Voltage
    220-240V
    Health requirements
    Currency
    New Zealand Dollar
    $1.00 USD = $1.49 NZD
    Visa requirement
    No
    Christchurch. New Zealand
    January February March April May June July August September October November December
    Average High 72.9 71.8 68.9 63.9 58.5 53.6 52.3 54.9 59.5 63 66.7 70
    Average Low 54.1 54 50.7 45.9 40.8 36.1 35.4 37.8 41.4 44.8 48 51.8
    Average Rainfall 1.508 1.665 1.764 1.819 2.508 2.398 2.693 2.535 1.618 2.079 1.803 1.949
    * Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
    Climate/T
    Time zone
    (GMT+12:00)
    Voltage
    220-240V
    Health requirements
    Currency
    New Zealand Dollar
    $1.00 USD = $1.49 NZD
    Visa requirement
    No
    Milford Sound. New Zealand
    January February March April May June July August September October November December
    Average High 58.5 58.6 55.9 51.8 47.1 42.6 41.5 44.4 47.5 50.2 53.2 56.1
    Average Low 50.7 50.5 47.8 43.9 40.1 36 34.3 36.3 39.4 42.3 45.5 48.7
    Average Rainfall 28.425 17.902 23.429 20.992 23.488 19.177 16.681 18.248 21.709 25.209 21.575 27.563
    * Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
    Climate/T
    Time zone
    (GMT+12:00)
    Voltage
    220-240V
    Health requirements
    Currency
    New Zealand Dollar
    $1.00 USD = $1.49 NZD
    Visa requirement
    No
    Mt. Cook. New Zealand
    January February March April May June July August September October November December
    Average High 68.9 69.3 64.2 58.1 51.8 45.7 43.7 47.5 53.4 57.6 61.7 64.8
    Average Low 48.2 47.8 44.2 39.2 34.7 30.2 28 30.6 34.7 38.5 41.7 45.1
    Average Rainfall 18.012 10.961 16.453 14.291 14.059 12.382 12.016 12.339 11.709 18.854 16.307 19.181
    * Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
    Climate/T
    Time zone
    (GMT+12:00)
    Voltage
    220-240V
    Health requirements
    Currency
    New Zealand Dollar
    $1.00 USD = $1.49 NZD
    Visa requirement
    No
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