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    South Island Family Road Trip
    8 nights
    from $4,959* per family of 2 adults and 2 children 5-15 years
    3 nights for the price of 2 in Queenstown + complimentary breakfast in Dunedin
    Get the kids away from the screens and into the great outdoors on this wholesome family adventure that truly celebrates the wildlife and captivating attractions of New Zealand’s South Island. Spend an afternoon at the International Antarctic Centre in Christchurch, go sea life-spotting on a fascinating nature cruise from Dunedin and take a farmyard tour in Queenstown – this is one for the young and young-at-heart alike.
    Inclusions & highlights

    Inclusions & highlights

    Inclusions & highlights

    Inclusions & highlights

    Your package includes:

    • 9 days’ car hire in a Toyota Rav4 or similar – pick up / drop off Christchurch
    • 8 nights’ accommodation
      • 2 nights at Quest Cathedral Junction Christchurch
      • 2 nights at Dunedin at 858 George Street Motel with continental breakfast
      • 3 nights at Queenstown at Garden Court Suites & Apartments
      • 1 night at Peppers Bluewater Lake Tekapo
    • International Antarctic Centre Family Pass
    • Monarch Wildlife Half Day Harbour Cruise and Peninsula Bus tour
    • TSS Earnslaw and Walter Peak Farm tour
    • Skyline Gondola and 3 x luge rides
    • Go Orange 1 hour jet boat ride
    • Tekapo hot pools entry and towel


    Bonus offer:

    • 3 nights for the price of 2 in Queenstown
    • Free breakfast in Queenstown
    • Discounted accommodation in Dunedin

    Your package highlights:

    • Located next to Christchurch International Airport, the International Antarctic Centre has a huge range of experiences guaranteed to entertain the whole family
    • Dunedin is a region of unique landscapes and fascinating cultural history. Enjoy getting close to rare wildlife and soaking up the quirky city vibe.
    • Enjoy Monarch’s fascinating Wildlife Cruise around Taiaroa Head where there is a real chance of spotting Furseals at play, Royal Albatross flying nearby, penguins and petrels and local dolphins.
    • Spend a night near the shores of Lake Tekapo, in the heart of Mackenzie Country in New Zealand’s central South Island, is Peppers Bluewater Resort.
    • A Walter Peak Farm Tour is a New Zealand farming tour like no other – it includes a scenic cruise on board the vintage TSS Earnslaw to the farm
    • Take a scenic ride in the iconic Skyline Gondola and take in the stunning views as you ride the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere
    • Soak up the beautiful views from the Tekapo Hot Pools, bounce around the fun Jumpernaut or try the thrilling Aqua Drop, a 150-metre downhill waterslide
    Valid for travel
    18 Jul 2022 - 31 Mar 2023 departures. Ask your personal travel manager for a quote for your departure. Subject to availability. Black out dates: 1 - 17 Jul 2022, 7 - 15 Oct 2022, 18 - 19 Nov 2022, 23 Dec 2022 - 3 Jan 2023 & 13 - 28 Jan 2023. 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. On the edge of the airport precinct is the International Antarctic Centre. Head in there to explore the storm room, interactive designs, unlimted 4D shows and Hagglund ride. From there make your way into the city and to your first night’s accommodation. Start exploring the vibrant city that is Christchurch straight away

    Day 2

    Christchurch to Dunedin

    Today you will travel south, down the coast to the city of Dunedin. It’s recommended to stop in just south of Oamaru to see the Moeraki Boulders. An Icon rock formation that is scattered across a local beach, the only access is at low tide. Dunedin, the Edinburgh of New Zealand, this town is home to some stunning architecture, breweries, art, fashion and wildlife. This city might surprise you.

    Day 3

    At Dunedin

    Climbing aboard with Monarch Cruises you will cruise the length of the Otago Harbour, seeing the Careys Bay historic fishing village, Port Chalmers’ busy wharves and the harbour’s beautiful bays, hills, farmland, and forest. Enjoy Monarch’s fascinating Wildlife Cruise around Taiaroa Head and the surrounding coastline of dramatic cliffs. There is a great chance you’ll see NZ Furseals at play, Royal Albatross flying nearby, penguins and petrels and other marine life like some of the local dolphins.

    Once you are back to land your guide will retell stories of sea creatures and early settlers as you bus along the scenic roads of the Otago Peninsula.

    Day 4

    Dunedin to Queenstown

    Continuing your New Zealand holiday, you will arrive into Queenstown. Approximately 4 hours drive from Dunedin this alpine town is set on the edge of Lake Wakatipu and at the base of The Remarkables.

    This afternoon take a trip up the Gondola to Bob’s Peak and look out across Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables, Cecil and Walter Peak. The almost 360 degree views at spectacular any time of day. While up there have a go on the luge track for so added fun.

    Day 5

    At Queenstown

    It’s a thrilling and fun ride as you power out of Queenstown across the glacial waters of Lake Wakatipu onto the mighty Kawarau River, enjoy unique photo opportunities as you jet around The Remarkables mountain range, with high cliffs, shallow waters willows, 360 degree spins and so much more. Go Orange Jetboat Queenstown delivers all aspects of true kiwi jet boating and is pioneered by passion!

    Day 6

    At Queenstown

    Today you are heading out on the lake, cruise across Lake Wakitipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm on the famous TSS Earnslaw. Join in the popular and entertaining farmyard tour which includes sheep-dog and sheep shearing demonstrations, plus afternoon tea at the Colonel’s Homestead.

    Day 7

    Queenstown to Lake Tekapo

    After a leisurely morning depart Queenstown for your journey north. Travel into the Mackenzie region for your overnight stay at Lake Tekapo. This small village boasts glorious view of the lake and surrounding mountain ranges. The historic Church of the Good Shepard is a popular photo stop on the way into town. Tonight, enjoy a relaxing soak under the stars at the Tekapo Springs hot pools.

    Day 8

    Lake Tekapo to Christchurch

    For your final leg, you are heading north back to Christchurch. Once back in Christchurch take the rest of the afternoon to explore the reimagined CBD including the new Farmers markets and restaurants that line the banks of the Avon River.

    Day 9

    Depart Christchurch

    Have a relaxing morning before checking out of your accommodation and heading for the airport to return your carhire and board your flight.

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    * Conditions

    Advertised price is per family based on a family of 2 adults and 2 children (5-15 years) and is priced in Australian Dollars. 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. Book by 30 June 2022. Car hire is subject to an airport fee and excess at time of collection. Flights not included. 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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