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    South Island Ski Loop
    9 nights
    from $1,759* per person twin share
    2 day NZSuperpass + evening view at the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony
    Escape the ordinary and embark on a journey to the extraordinary. This ten day holiday package has been strategically curated to allow you access to three world-class ski fields; Mt Hutt, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. With the freedom of your own rental car, embrace the breathtaking beauty that showcases New Zealand's striking South Island landscape from the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo to the enormous snow-capped peaks of Mount Cook.
    Inclusions & highlights

    Inclusions & highlights

    Inclusions & highlights

    Inclusions & highlights

    Your package includes:

    • 10 days’ car hire in a Compact Auto or similar
    • 9 nights’ accommodation
      • 2 nights’ in Christchurch at Chateau on the Park DoubleTree by Hilton
      • 2 nights’ in Methven at Ski Time Lodge & Apartments
      • 1 night in Lake Tekapo at Peppers Bluewater
      • 1 night in Mount Cook at Aoraki Court Motel
      • 2 nights’ at Crowne Plaza Queenstown
      • 1 night at Poshtel Oamaru Boutique
    • 2 day NZSuperpass
    • Evening view at the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony

    Your package highlights:

    • Ski at up to three of New Zealand’s best snow fields, Mt Hutt, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables.
    • Freedom and flexibility of a rental car to experience the hidden gems often missed.
    • 2 Day NZSki Superpass.
    • Visit the lakeside village of Lake Tekapo which offers crystal-clear waters creating a mirror-like perspective of the stunning mountain backdrop.
    • Visit the cultural and architectural meccas of Christchurch and Queenstown.


    Prices and travel dates:

    • 1 Jul – 31 Aug 2022: from $1,839*pp twin share
    • 1 Sep – 30 Sep 2022: 1,759*pp twin share
    Valid for travel
    1 Jul - 30 Sep 2022 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 at Christchurch and collect your car hire at the airport. Make your way into the city and check into Chateau on the Park. From here you can wander through Hagley Park and explore the Riverside Markets, Botanic Gardens, the Canterbury Museum, and the Avon River.

    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 you hotel. Step into the adults only pools and let the stress soak away. Truly feel on holiday as you explore the network of interconnecting pools including the star lit caves and cold relief tub. The swim up bar offers exclusive poolside canape and beverage service.

    Day 3

    At Methven

    Today you hit the slopes with your NZSki Superpass. 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 Lake Tekapo

    Depart Methven for the high-country lakeside village of Lake Tekapo. This picturesque town resides on the edge of this crystal-clear lake with a stunning mountain backdrop this simply breathtaking. The Church of the Good Shepherd is an iconic photo stop whether covered in snow or spring lupins. This afternoon visit the Dark Sky Project on the lakefront and have an experience that is out of this world.

    Day 5

    Lake Tekapo to Aoraki/Mount Cook

    This morning it’s a short drive from Lake Tekapo into Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. This alpine village sits at the base of the highest peak in New Zealand, Aoraki/ Mt Cook. Become immersed by the glacier lakes & valleys, snow-capped peaks of Mt Cook and Mt Sefton and scenery of this region. Scenic flights are a great way to take in the full scope of Aoraki/Mount Cook and the Southern Alps. By night Mt Cook offers unrivalled star gazing with no small towns close by the night sky is crystal clear.

    Day 6

    Aoraki/Mount Cook to Queenstown

    Travelling further down through the Lindis Pass into the Southern Lakes region you’ll reach your next destination of Queenstown. This ski resort town caters to everyone’s needs with adventure activities, skiing & boarding and apres’ ski all topped off with great local food & wine.

    Day 7

    At Queenstown

    After your warmup at Mt Hutt it’s another day on the slopes. You have the choice of either Coronet Peak or The Remarkables. Both mountains cater well to beginner and intermediate skiers and boarders and have easy access from Queenstown.

    Day 8

    Queenstown to Oamaru

    Departing Queenstown, you’ll venture through the goldrush and wine country of Central Otago out to the Pacific Coast and to the town of Oamaru. A unique stop on your journey east is the Moeraki Boulders. These mysterious spherical stones are scattered across the beach and offer up some imaginative photo opportunities. Tonight, you’ll meet some of the locals with a evening viewing of the little blue penguins coming back in from the ocean to nest for the night.

    Day 9

    Oamaru to Christchurch

    Returning to Christchurch today gives you the opportunity to venture up the coastline before arriving back at the garden city. You can spend the afternoon further explore the rebuild of Christchurch and the new city that is emerging.

    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 twin share 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. Other dates available an anther price. 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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