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Christchurch, New Zealand

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Christchurch, New Zealand

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Christchurch, New Zealand

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Christchurch, New Zealand

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Christchurch, New Zealand

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Christchurch, New Zealand

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Christchurch, New Zealand

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Christchurch, New Zealand

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Christchurch, New Zealand

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Christchurch, New Zealand

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Christchurch, New Zealand

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Christchurch, New Zealand

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Christchurch, New Zealand

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Christchurch, New Zealand

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Christchurch, New Zealand

Stunning Coastal Highlights of NZ’s South Island

Christchurch, New Zealand

6 Days / 5 Nights
for Member Pricing

Stunning Coastal Highlights of NZ’s South Island

See kiwi birds, a pretty lakeside church, Maori rock art and much more as you traverse the South Island’s southeast coast.

About Your Trip

Delve into the culture, history, heritage and landscapes of New Zealand on this 6-day adventure along the coast of the South Island from Christchurch to Dunedin. You’ll start at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, home to kiwis, iguanas and lemurs. In Lake Tekapo, you’ll disembark on its shoreline to visit one of the most photographed churches in New Zealand! Continuing south, stop at a glacial lake with a family-owned store that offers fresh salmon, followed by a visit to a colonial-era-inspired town that’s set in an 1882 grain store.

While in Dunedin, you’ll have a full day to explore this incredible place on your own. The city boasts striking Edwardian and Victorian architecture — it’s beautiful evidence of the gold rush era of the 1860s. Popular attractions include Larnach Castle, University of Otago’s clock tower and First Church of Otago, all of which were built in the late 1800s. After overnighting in Dunedin, and on the way back to Christchurch, you’ll spend time at a beach with unique large boulders and learn about rock art from the Maori culture that dates 500 to 700 years ago.

What we love:
• What makes Church of Good Shepherd so appealing for photographers is its secluded setting on a picturesque lake with mountains as the backdrop.
• The Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin features the Dunedin Casino, where guests are invited to play Caribbean Stud Poker, Baccarat, Blackjack, Texas Hold’em, Roulette and electronic gaming machines.
• The giant, spherical Moeraki Boulders, mysteriously identical in size and shape, are scattered along the beach in clusters or alone — another popular spot for photography.
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What's Included

Your DreamTrip includes 6 days and 5 nights* in New Zealand’s South Island, as well as:
• Full-day tour of Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and Lake Tekapo.
• Full-day tour of Whitestone City Oamaru.
• Full-day coastal tour and transfer to Christchurch.
• Transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver for all tours. 
• English- or Mandarin-speaking guide.
• 5 breakfasts and 1 dinner.
• An In-destination Support team member will be provided on this trip. Their goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips™ experience from landing to liftoff. They host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more.

*Want to stay an extra night or two? Make the most of your trip with our specially negotiated prices for pre- and post-night stays! Click BOOK IT, then select from the options available at the bottom of the “Check Availability” section.



Transportation

Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Christchurch International Airport (CHC), approximately 6 miles (10 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.



This trip will close by February 27.

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Destination

Due to its remoteness, New Zealand was one of the last major terrains to be settled by humans and developed a unique biodiversity of flora and fauna over its long period of isolation. Comprised of 2 long and narrow landmasses and numerous outlying islands, the country possesses huge amounts of southwestern Pacific coastline and extensive marine resources. Early Polynesian inhabitants spawned a distinctive culture known as the Maori, with its own language, mythology and arts.

While most New Zealanders now live in cities, the country’s art still heavily revolves around rural and indigenous themes. Visitors looking for warmer temperatures and beach time gravitate toward the North Island, as well as those drawn to the native Maori culture. The larger but less populous South Island is excellent for travelers interested in adventure sports or just getting away from it all.

Thanks to its ideal wine climate, the country is known for notably full-bodied Pinot Noir along with what many wine enthusiasts consider the world’s best Sauvignon Blanc. With a Pacific Rim cuisine influenced by Europe, Asia and Polynesia, the New Zealand way of eating — laid-back and as unaffected as possible — is more distinct than the food itself.
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Platinum Inclusions

On top of other exciting excursions, Platinum Members will be treated to an exclusive, per-person pass to soak in thermal pools during your stay at Lake Tekapo on Day 2. Besides being a place to socialize, hot-springs baths claim to offer various health benefits, including improved circulation, pain relief and mental relaxation.

Day 2: Platinum hot-springs excursion; includes transportation.
• 8 p.m.: Depart from the hotel.
• 8:15 p.m.: Enjoy the hot springs.
• 9:15 p.m.: Return to the hotel.

Life is great when you’re a Platinum Member!
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Itinerary

Day 1 (Christchurch)

Arrive at the airport and make your own arrangements for transfer to Chateau on the Park – Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton™.
Check into Chateau on the Park – Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton at any time after 3 p.m.
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
7-10 p.m.: 3-course, set-menu welcome dinner at the hotel.
Overnight at Chateau on the Park – Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton. 

Day 2 (Christchurch to Lake Tekapo)

6:30-8:45 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
9-9:30 a.m.: Check out of the hotel.
9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Full-day tour of Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and Lake Tekapo; includes transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• 9:30 a.m.: Depart from the hotel and transfer to Willowbank Wildlife Reserve.
• 9:45-11:30 a.m.: Visit Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and enjoy kiwi viewing.
• Noon – 2 p.m.: Stop for lunch in Ashburton town center. Lunch is at your own expense.
• 2-4:30 p.m.: Transfer to Lake Tekapo.
• 4:30-6:15 p.m.: Visit Lake Tekapo and Church of the Good Shepherd.
• 6:30 p.m. Transfer to Peppers Bluewater Resort and check in.
The rest of the evening at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.
Overnight at Peppers Bluewater Resort.

Day 3 (Lake Tekapo to Dunedin)

6:30-9:15 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
9:30-10 a.m.: Check out of the hotel.
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Full-day tour of Whitestone City Oamaru; includes transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• 10 a.m.: Depart from the hotel and transfer to Twizel.
• 10:40-11:30 a.m.: In Twizel, visit High Country Salmon and enjoy 1 complimentary drink per person.
• 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Transfer to Oamaru.
• 1-2:30 p.m.: Stop for lunch in Oamaru city center. Lunch is at your own expense.
• 2:30-3:30 p.m.: Visit Whitestone City Oamaru to see the Victorian-era heritage buildings.
• 3:30-5 p.m.: Transfer to Dunedin.
• 5:30 p.m.: Transfer to Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin and check in.
The rest of the evening at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.
Overnight at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin.

Day 4 (Dunedin)

6:30-10 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
A day at your leisure. Lunch and dinner are at your own expense.
Overnight at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin.

Day 5 (Dunedin to Christchurch)

6:30-8:15 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
8:30-9 a.m.: Check out of the hotel.
9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Full-day coastal tour and transfer to Christchurch; includes transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• 9-10 a.m.: Pickup from the hotel and transfer to the Moeraki Boulders.
• 10-11 a.m.: Visit Moeraki Boulders and stop at a cafe for 1 complimentary drink per person.
• 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Transfer to Timaru.
• 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Stop for lunch in Timaru city center. Lunch is at your own expense.
• 1:30-2 p.m.: Transfer to the Te Ana Maori Rock Art center.
• 2-3 p.m.: Admire the ancient rock art.
• 3-5:30 p.m.: Continue your transfer to Christchurch.
• 5:30 p.m.: Transfer to Chateau on the Park – Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton and check in.
The rest of the evening at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.
Overnight at Chateau on the Park – Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton. 

Day 6 (Christchurch)

6:30-10 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
The rest of the morning until checkout and your flight.
Check out of the hotel by noon.
Make your own arrangements for transfer to the airport.

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Details

Located on the outskirts of the city, Chateau on the Park – Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton is set on sprawling grounds within tranquil gardens. Nearby Hagley Park boasts large open spaces — walk the paths to Victoria Lake for ducks and swan sightings. 

Hotel features:
• 1 restaurant, 1 bar and room service.
• Outdoor pool.
• Fitness center.
• Walking distance to Christchurch Botanic Gardens.
• Proximity to Hagley Golf Course.
• Complimentary shuttle to selected locations.
• Complimentary self-parking.

Guest Room accommodations with:
1 king bed or 2 single beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child.
• Iron and ironing board.
• Hairdryer.
• 40-inch (102-centimeter) flat-screen high-definition television.
• In-room safe.
• Radio alarm clock with MP3 connection. 
• Complimentary Wi-Fi. 

Check-in: 3 p.m.
Checkout: noon.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Chateau on the Park – Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton 
189 Deans Avenue
Riccarton, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand



Peppers Bluewater Resort overlooks Lake Tekapo with the Southern Alps on the horizon. Its restaurant serves farm-to-table meals and local wines.

Hotel features:
• Rakinui Restaurant & Bar.
• Fishing rods available.
• Board games available.
• Nearby Tekapo Springs and Tekapo Village.
• Complimentary self-parking.

Hotel Room accommodations with:
• 1 king bed or 2 single beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child.
• Iron and ironing board.
• Hairdryer.
• Bathroom with shower.
• Tea- and coffee-making facilities.
• Television with cable channels.
• Radio alarm clock.
• Telephone.
• Guest-room refrigerator.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: 10 a.m.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Peppers Bluewater Resort
State Highway 8
Lake Tekapo South Island, New Zealand



The award-winning Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin offers convenient access to many of the area’s premier entertainment, dining and shopping venues, including the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and Dunedin Chinese Garden. Amenities and services include 24-hour reception and room service, valet laundry and dry cleaning.

Hotel features:
• Carlton Restaurant, Boldini Cafe & Wine Bar and Ports O’Call Bar.
• Fitness center.
• Self-parking: Starting at 16 New Zealand dollars per car, per day.

Superior Room accommodations with:
• 1 king bed or 2 double beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child.
• Desk.
• Iron and ironing board.
• Hairdryer.
• Television with Sky TV channels.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: 10 a.m.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin
118 High Street
Dunedin 9016, New Zealand



Pricing for children for these hotels may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click BOOK IT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.



Hotel Check-in Requirements


By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
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Additional Information

Please contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

Please note: At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

Gratuities at the hotel are not included. We suggest hotel gratuities of 2 New Zealand dollars each time for housekeeping and porterage.
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Policies

Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund of the amount you paid for the trip less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.

Name Change Policy: Name changes must be done no later than February 27, 2019 and are subject to a US$50 name change fee. Name changes after this date are not allowed.

Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave! It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.

Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.

Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.
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