CHRISTCHURCH PACKAGES (4 DAYS & 3 NIGHTS) VIA QANTAS AIRWAYS

Package Inclusions:

  • Round-trip Saver economy class airfare via Qantas Airways with 30kgs checked baggage, standard seat assignment and meal on-board
  • 3 nights accommodation in Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square 4* or The George Hotel 5* or similar
  • Roundtrip airport transfers via private minivan
  • Shared Full Day Arthur’s Pass Day Tour including TranzAlpine Train, Lunch, Jet boating and Sheep Farm Visit with Afternoon tea

Package Exclusions:

  • Breakfast
  • Any other meals not mentioned
  • Any other tours not mentioned
  • Tipping, Airfare, and Visas

Itinerary:

Day 1: Pick-up from the airport. Drop off to hotel for check-in. Rest of the day is free for own leisure to explore the city.

Day 2: Shared Full-Day Arthur’s Pass Day Tour including TranzAlpine Train, Lunch, Jet boating and Sheep Farm Visit with Afternoon tea.

Following a morning pickup by air-conditioned coach from your Christchurch hotel, travel by road through the rural pastoral scenes of the Canterbury Plains to Springfield where you will board the TranzAlpine train. This has been rated as one of the top 10 train journeys in the world. Travel through the Southern Alps to Arthurs Pass viewing the alpine scenery through panoramic windows.  Join a tour of discovery, featuring spectacular scenery. From Christchurch travel by road to Springfield and board the world famous TranzAlpine train.

Time for lunch at a local cafe before viewing and driving down the 440 meter long Otira Viaduct a major NZ engineering project – the viaduct is one the most earthquake prone regions in New Zealand and it has been designed to withstand seismic forces 40 percent higher than the usual maximum for such structures. In the late summer months the bright flowers of red rata (metrosideros umbellata) add to the beauty of the Otira Gorge. This tree is not found on the eastern side of the Southern Alps but blooms only in the moist western valleys, you will also encounter the NZ Kea rated as one of the most intelligent birds in the world they have very inquisitive natures and found in most South Island alpine environments. On leaving Arthur’s Pass you will travel by road through the foothill ranges of the Southern Alps, in the basins with winter snow there are several small ski fields and with unique limestone rocks surrounding the area this is also popular for rock climbers. 

View the Alpine Scenery through panoramic windows as the train winds its way through the stunning Waimakariri Gorge into the mighty Southern Alps and on arrival into the small alpine village of Arthur’s Pass your driver will once again meet you off the train and explore the alpine Village. We then join an exhilarating jet boat ride through the spectacular gorges of the Waimakariri River then visit a local Sheep farm with sheep shearing, a sheep mustering demonstration, and a late afternoon tea. In the late afternoon, hop back aboard your coach for the drive back to your Christchurch hotel, where your tour will come to an end.

Day 3: Free for own leisure or book the optional half-day sightseeing tour.

Following the pickup from guests accommodation, the tour commences by covering the central city highlights, including Cathedral You will be collected from your Hotel/Motel, the tour then travels through the University of Canterbury, down to Riccarton House and Bush and then through Monavale Gardens where you will have a chance to have a short stroll with 5.5 hectares of richly landscaped gardens, ponds and fountains.

The tour then continues into the central city, through Hagley park, the boat sheds, Botanical Gardens Arts Centre in the historic Buildings that were once Canterbury University, past the Museum, Art Galley and Victoria Clock Tower before moving on to the Catholic Basillica, then onto the seaside suburb of Sumner, then to Lyttleton Harbour, a volcanic crater which is now the port of Christchurch.

The tour then ends with a visit to the Sign of the Takahe, situated on the volcanic ridges of the cashmere hills, provides spectacular views of the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps, you will be then returned to your accommodation.

Day 4: Transfer from hotel to Chirstchurch airport.

 

RATES PER PERSON BASED ON 2 PAX TRAVELING TOGETHER INCLUDING TAXES AND CHARGES: ​

Departing from Adelaide

4-Star Option

JULY – AUD1966

AUG– AUD1973

SEP– AUD2006

OCT– AUD2129

NOV– AUD2119

DEC– AUD2021

5-Star Option

JULY – AUD2086

AUG– AUD2086

SEP– AUD2086

OCT– AUD2530

NOV– AUD2530

DEC– AUD2530

 

Departing from Brisbane

4-Star Option

JULY – AUD1860

AUG– AUD1822

SEP– AUD1831

OCT– AUD1881

NOV– AUD1931

DEC– AUD1986

5-Star Option

JULY – AUD2024

AUG– AUD2053

SEP– AUD1990

OCT– AUD1988

NOV– AUD2114

DEC– AUD1994

Departing from Cairns

4-Star Option

JULY – AUD1902

AUG– AUD1909

SEP– AUD1942

OCT– AUD2065

NOV– AUD2055

DEC– AUD1957

5-Star Option

JULY – AUD2022

AUG– AUD2022

SEP– AUD2022

OCT– AUD2466

NOV– AUD2466

DEC– AUD2466

 

Departing from Canberra

4-Star Option

JULY – AUD1922

AUG– AUD1929

SEP– AUD1962

OCT– AUD2085

NOV– AUD2075

DEC– AUD1977

5-Star Option

JULY – AUD2042

AUG– AUD2042

SEP– AUD2042

OCT– AUD2486

NOV– AUD2486

DEC– AUD2486

 

Optional (Rate per person):

Breakfast 4-star option: AUD25 per day

Breakfast 5-star option: AUD50 per day

Shared Half-Day Sighteeing City Tour: AUD112

Departing from Melbourne

4-Star Option

JULY – AUD1742

AUG– AUD1749

SEP– AUD1782

OCT– AUD1905

NOV– AUD1895

DEC– AUD1797

5-Star Option

JULY – AUD1862

AUG– AUD1862

SEP– AUD1862

OCT– AUD2305

NOV– AUD2305

DEC– AUD2305

 

Departing from Sydney

4-Star Option

JULY – AUD1800

AUG– AUD1807

SEP– AUD1840

OCT– AUD1963

NOV– AUD1955

DEC– AUD1855

5-Star Option

JULY – AUD1920

AUG– AUD1920

SEP– AUD1920

OCT– AUD2364

NOV– AUD2364

DEC– AUD2364

Booking Details:

*Rates do not include any other extras and visas

*Rates are not valid during holidays and exhibitions

*Once booked and confirmed, subject to cancellation, amendment charges depending on travel dates

*If in case you missed your trains, buses and tours, you cannot rebook ot refund the tickets anymore

*Rates are subject to change anytime

*Itinerary timings are subject to change depending on weather and traffic conditions

*Please select your preferred dates of travel so we can check availability and confirm to you.      

*You will receive a confirmation email once the booking is paid.

*Please check your junk/trash/spam folder in the situation when you do not receive an email confirmation of your booking instantly from us.

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* The booking is only valid on the date and time specified in your email confirmation.

Flight Restrictions:

Travel Class

Economy

Stopovers

To New Zealand: Not permitted.

To Cook Islands: 1 stopover permitted (additional charges and taxes may be payable).

If this fare is combined with another fare the most restrictive stopover conditions apply.

 Booking Changes

Before and after departure:

At the time of making the change you must pay:

the change fee applicable as at the date of the change (no charge for infant paying 10% of the fare) any fare difference

Your new booking must be for travel anywhere on the Qantas network within 12 months of the date that the original ticket was issued.

Name Changes

Not permitted

No Show

No show fee of A$200 per person applies

Additional local service fees may apply, plus any fare difference

Cancellations

Before departure:

Except where no show fee applies

Cancellations permitted at A$150 per person, subject to other local service charge.

No show fee A$300 per person applies

After departure:

A $150.00 per person fee applies

This fare may be used as credit towards the payment of any higher fare from the point of origin, provided the new fare conditions are met. A reissue fee of A$100 per person applies. If the new fare is cancelled, the original cancellation fee will apply. This credit must be used within 12 months of the original tickets date of issue.

Any credit is the Australian dollar price.

No Show – A fee of A$300.00 per person applies.

If this fare is combined with another fare the most restrictive stopover conditions apply.

You may be entitled to a refund or alternative flight under the Australian Consumer Law or Conditions of Carriage.

Seat Selection

No charge on general seat selection for this fare type on Qantas operated flights. Please note that you can select your seat from the remaining available seats only after booking your flight, via the ‘Manage Your Booking’ option.

Children / Infants

Infants must be accompanied, with a maximum of one infant per adult travelling.

Qantas Frequent Flyer

Qantas Points and Status credits may be earned on this fare and will be calculated on each Segment. For more information check the Airline Earning Table.

Check the fare rules for more details before booking.

Inclusions vary between flights.

All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes.

 

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