New Zealand & the Cook Islands

10 days 

Queenstown, Fox Glacier, TranzAlpine train, Christchurch and Rarotonga

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Overview

This vacation package includes:
  • Round trip air from Los Angeles to Queenstown, Christchurch and Rarotonga on Air New Zealand

  • Accommodation for 8 nights in Queenstown (3), Fox Glacier (2), Christchurch (1) and Rarotonga (2)

  • Car rental in New Zealand, 5 days (intermediate size, automatic) with standard insurance

  • TranzAlipine train from Greymouth to Christchurch

  • 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
AIR NEW ZEALAND - Economy Class
Fly LOS ANGELES to QUEENSTOWN (via AUCKLAND)
Cross International Dateline, skip forward a day

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.

DAY THREE
Pick up your rental car. 5 days, 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
Drive QUEENSTOWN to FOX GLACIER

Stay 2 nights at Fox Glacier. Fox Glacier village (Weheka), population 280, has an atmosphere created by the pioneering families still living in the area.

DAY SEVEN - AT LEISURE
The West Coast, or ‘the Coast’ as locals call it, is a wild place of rivers and rainforests, glaciers and geological treasures.

DAY EIGHT
Drive FOX GLACIER to GREYMOUTH

TRANZ ALPINE TRAIN
The TranzAlpine scenic train journey travels between Christchurch and Greymouth, from one coast of New Zealand to the other. Climb through lush beech rain forest from the West Coast town of Greymouth into the Southern Alps and descend onto the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch.

WELCOME TO CHRISTCHURCH!
Welcome to Christchurch, the ‘Garden City’. The Southern Alps provide a fantastic backdrop to this awesome city. Perched on the coast, Christchurch is the doorway to the Canterbury Plains which spread westwards towards the mountains.

Stay 1 night in a 3.5 star hotel just minutes walk to boutique shopping at Merivale Mall and beautiful Hagley Park.

DAY NINE
AIR NEW ZEALAND - Economy Class
Fly 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
AIR NEW ZEALAND - Economy Class
Fly RAROTONGA to LOS ANGELES

Dates & Conditions

Dates & Conditions

Departs Thursdays

Price is per person based on 2 adults traveling together.

Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights

Subject to availability

Upgrade to 4-Star accommodation

Add $125 for travel 01 May to 30 Sept; add $200 for travel 01 Oct to 20 December.

Customize

Customize this vacation to suit you!

Call Springboard Vacations today at 866.447.7746

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Vacation package code: 20213NZ01