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    South Island Snow, Soak & Sea
    9 nights
    from $1,769* per person double share
    Free entry to Hanmer Springs Thermal private pool
    Embark on a journey from the snow to the sea with this with this ten-day snow, soak and sea package. Experience urban regeneration and cultural architecture in Christchurch, rejuvenate in a network of interconnecting thermal pools at Opuke Hot Pools and shred New Zealand’s top voted ski fields at Mt Hutt. Take a step to the edge of New Zealand by experiencing the sea-side towns of Akaroa and Kaikoura where you will discover local eats, wildlife, marine life, beaches, and local culture. Come face-to-face with breaching whales off the coast of Kaikoura and reminisce about your trip while sipping some wine in the beautiful Waipara wine region.
    Your package includes: Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • 10 days’ car hire in a compact auto or similar
    • 9 nights’ accommodation
      • 3 nights at Quest Cathedral Junction Christchurch
      • 2 nights in Methven at Ski Time Lodge & Apartments
      • 1 night in Akaroa at Tresori Motor Lodge
      • 1 night at Hanmer Springs Hotel
      • 2 nights in Kaikoura at The White Morph
    • Tranquility pools entry at Opuke Hot Pools, Methven
    • 1 day ski or snowboard complete starter pack valid at Mt Hutt Ski Area
    • Akaroa nature cruise with Black Cat Cruises
    • Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa Single entry including towel & 30 mins private pool
    • Whale watch cruise from Kaikoura
    Your package highlights:

    Your package highlights:

    • Explore Christchurch’s breathtaking architecture either by your rental car, or by tram, which is conveniently located outside your hotel
    • Skiing at Mt Hutt offers a wide range of terrains and slopes for all levels of skiers, which explains why it has been voted New Zealand’s best ski resort seven years running
    • Methven’s newest addition, the Opuke Thermal Pools and Spa, source natural thermal water from the mountains and offer an oasis to unwind and relax whilst boasting unfiltered views across the foothills of the Southern Alps
    • Marvel at local landscapes and marine life on board a Nature Cruise, which will include sightings of NZ Fur Seals, Little Blue Penguins, and the Hector Dolphin in the harbour of Akaroa
    Valid for travel
    1 Jul - 30 Sep departures. Ask your personal travel manager for a quote for your departure. Subject to availability. Black out dates and special event and school holiday surcharges may apply.
    Offer expires
    30 Jun 2022 unless sold prior


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    Day 1

    Arrive Christchurch

    Arrive into Christchurch and collect your car hire at the airport. Make your way into the city and check into Quest Cathedral Junction. This hotel is in the centre of the CBD with front door access to the tram. From here you can explore the Riverside Markets, Botanic Gardens, the Canterbury Museum, the Avon River, and Hagley Park.

    Day 2

    Christchurch to Methven

    Enjoy a relaxed morning before travelling inland to the ski town of Methven. This afternoon enjoy a soak in the newly opened Opuke Hot pools just across the road from your hotel. Step into their adults only pools and let the stress soak away. Truly feel on holiday as explore the network of interconnecting pools including the star lit caves and cold relief tub. The swim up bar offers exclusive pool side canape and beverage service.

    Day 3

    At Methven

    Today you hit the slopes with a complete ski or snowboard starter pack. This includes equipment rental, clothing, learner area lift pass and lessons. Mt Hutt has been voted New Zealand’s best ski resort seven years running at the World Ski Awards. You’ll see spectacular views over the Canterbury Plains out to the Pacific Ocean while enjoying one of the locals favourite playgrounds.

    Day 4

    Methven to Akaroa

    Depart Methven for the seaside village of Akaroa. This French inspired town sits in the heart of an ancient volcanic basin and is home to an array of wildlife. This evening discover local cafes, restaurants and bistros that serve local produce, wines and microbrewery beers. Akaroa has a number of eateries for every palette and every occasion.

    Day 5

    Akaroa to Hanmer Springs

    Heading out on to the harbour with Black Cat cruises your Nature Cruise will highlight the history of the region and seek out some of the locals such as NZ Fur Seals, Little Blue Penguins, and the Hector Dolphin. This Hector Dolphin is the world’s rarest and smallest oceanic dolphin and they are only found in the South Island of New Zealand. After your Nature Cruise continue your journey north to the alpine village of Hanmer Springs. This charming town offers golf, mountain biking, skiing, hiking and hot pools. Enjoy a soak in the thermal hot pools as the sun goes down.

    Day 6

    Hanmer Springs to Kaikoura

    Travelling east to another coastal town, Kaikoura – where the mountains meet the ocean. The Kaikoura coastline has been dramatically changed since the earthquake in 2016, the seabed has risen creating a different landscape to the shoreline and region. If you like crayfish here is the place to have a sample.

    Day 7

    At Kaikoura

    Cruising only a few kms from shore to come up close and personal with the gentle giants of the sea. Travelling with Whale Watch Kaikoura will be a true highlight of your trip. Encounter a variety of marine life from albatross, NZ fur seals, dolphins, and whales. Kaikoura enjoys visits from many whale species including the sperm whale, humpback, and orca.

    Day 8

    Kaikoura to Christchurch

    Returning to Christchurch today gives you the opportunity to venture through the Waipara wine region, it’s a great region to stop for a relaxing vineyard lunch before arriving back into the garden city.

    Day 9

    At Christchurch

    Today is yours at leisure. You may want to explore Christchurch more. Head out to the beaches at Sunmer or New Brighton, to the Port Hills and Christchurch Gondola or even going punting on the Avon River.

    Day 10

    Depart Christchurch

    After you check out of your accommodation says farewell to Christchurch and the South Island, return your rental car and depart for your onward journey.

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    * Conditions

    Advertised price is per person double share and is priced in Australian Dollars. If twin-share is required, an additional AUD$55 per person will apply. Prices are correct at time of publication, are subject to availability and can change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes, and currency. Offer is valid on new bookings only. All discounts and savings have been applied to the price. Valid for travel from 01 July – 30 September 2022. Book by 30 June 2022. Car hire is subject to an airport fee and excess at time of collection. Flights not included. Ski products are non-refundable at time of payment. Blackout periods may apply. Surcharges may apply over special event periods and over school holidays. Inclusions are subject to change based on superior operational capabilities. Your personal travel manager may charge additional service fees. Other restrictions may apply. Please check current COVID-19 travel restrictions for the destination you wish to visit before departure. Other conditions apply. Please view the TravelManagers general terms and conditions here and contact your personal travel manager for more details.

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