New Zealand South Island & the Cook Islands

Queenstown, Fox Glacier, Punakaiki, Blenheim/Marlborough and Rarotonga

10 days

Overview

Overview

This vacation package includes:
  • Round trip air from Los Angeles to Queenstown, Blenheim and Rarotonga on Air New Zealand
  • Accommodation for 8 nights in Queenstown (3), Fox Glacier (1), Punakaiki (1), Blenheim (1) and Rarotonga (2)
  • Car rental in New Zealand, 7 days (intermediate size, automatic) with standard insurance
  • New Zealand GST
  • Meet & greet and airport transfers in Rarotonga
  • Springboard Vacations’ 24/7 local travel assistance and support
  • Includes government-imposed taxes, fees and the 9/11 Security Fee (approximately $US95), and applicable fuel surcharges.

Itinerary

Itinerary

DAY ONE/TWO - Fly LOS ANGELES to QUEENSTOWN (via AUCKLAND)

Cross International Dateline, skip forward a day

DAY THREE - WELCOME TO QUEENSTOWN!

Queenstown is the Southern Hemisphere's premiere four season alpine and lake resort. Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and overlooked by the majestic Remarkables Range, Queenstown is the perfect destination all year round.

Pick up your rental car, an intermediate size, automatic sedan.

Stay 3 nights in a 3.5 star hotel in downtown Queenstown.

DAYS THREE, FOUR & FIVE – AT LEISURE

Explore Queenstown. The lake and mountain landscape make it suited to all kinds of adventure. There’s skiing in the winter and activities such as bungy jumping, canyon swinging, jet boating, horse trekking and river rafting all year round. Experience one of the many walking & biking trails, sightseeing tours or indulge yourself with spa treatments, boutique shopping and excellent food and wine.

DAY SIX - QUEENSTOWN to FOX GLACIER

Stay 1 night at Fox Glacier. Fox Glacier village (Weheka), population 280, has an atmosphere created by the pioneering families still living in the area.

DAY SEVEN - FOX GLACIER to PUNAKAIKI

Punakaiki, on the doorstep of the Paparoa National Park, is home to the amazing Pancake Rocks and blowholes. To see the blowholes in action, aim to visit around high tide.

Stay 1 night at Punakaiki Resort, a purpose built eco-tourism accommodation complex is situated on a bush clad hillside facing the sea.

DAY EIGHT - PUNAKAIKI to BLENHEIM

Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine growing region and the home of world-renowned sauvignon blanc. There are over 40 cellar doors in Marlborough, why not take advantage of a pre-arranged wine tour with a local operator and visit a selection of the region’s top wine producers.

DAY NINE - CHRISTCHURCH to RAROTONGA (via AUCKLAND)

Cross International Date Line, skip back a day

WELCOME TO THE COOK ISLANDS!

You’ll stay 2 nights at the MURI BEACH CLUB. Our unequalled Muri Beach resort location puts you right at the heart of one of Rarotonga’s most outstanding natural features – Muri Lagoon. The lagoon is our island’s aquatic playground, for superb and safe snorkeling and swimming. With other watersports like kayaking, wind surfing, kite surfing, sailing and glass-bottomed boat rides, there’s always an opportunity to get out on the water and away from it all.

DAY TEN - Fly RAROTONGA to LOS ANGELES

 

Dates & Conditions

Dates & Conditions

Call Springboard Vacations today for current pricing

Departs Thursdays

Price is per person based on 2 adults traveling together.

Seats are limited and may not be available on all fights

Subject to availability

 

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Package vacation code: 20216NZ03