4 Day Christchurch Family Getaway
4 Day Christchurch Family Getaway
No visit to Christchurch is complete without a visit to New Zealand’s best loved family attractions. This itinerary is interactive, fun and educational including the International Antarctic Centre, punting on the Avon and a trip to Akaroa.
|Tour Name:||4 Day Christchurch Family Getaway|
|From:||Christchurch to Christchurch|
|Valid:||Jan 2019 - March 2020|
|Price:||From (NZD) $763 per person||Duration:||4 Days|
|3 nights self-contained accommodation at the Quest Christchurch|
|4 days rental of 1.8L Toyota Corolla or similar (other car categories available on request)|
|GPS Navigation unit|
|Unlimited kms and vehicle insurance (excess applies)|
|Extreme Pass into the International Antarctic Centre|
|A punting ride on the Avon River|
|Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise|
Prices are per person based on twin-share, and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of submission but are subject to change without notice. Valid for travel January 2018 – March 2020. Blackout periods may apply. A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required at time of booking.
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Day by Day Tour Itinerary
Haere Mai” Welcome to Christchurch – the Garden City! Disembark, pass through customs and collect your luggage – it’s time to start your holiday. Your rental car is ready to whisk you away to your centrally located accommodation.
What should you do with the rest of the day? From the beaches to the Southern Alps, Christchurch and the Canterbury region has plenty of entertainment and activity ideas to suit all the family.
Begin the day with a visit to the award-winning International Antarctic Centre. The Centre provides a fun, interactive and exciting experience for all ages. Your admission also includes a ride on the Hagglund, an amazing all-terrain, amphibious vehicle used by the scientists based in Antarctica.
At the Penguin Encounter, you’ll share the magic of the Little Blue Penguins. You can view these little birds up close in their natural themed environment from a combined indoor and outdoor viewing area. The whole family will enjoy the 4D Extreme screening of ‘Ice Voyage’, an exciting 4D experience that will take you on a simulated cruise to Antarctica with unexpected excitement and adventure from the 4D special effects wrapped over the 3D movie.
Later, enjoy the experience of punting down the River Avon. Sit back, relax and enjoy the unique experience of a ride on a traditional Cambridge style punt on the famous Avon River. Your Edwardian punter will guide you quietly past trailing willow trees, woodlands and leafy banks as you admire the beauty of Hagley Park.
An easy, scenic 90-minute drive brings you to the picturesque seaside village of Akaroa Harbour. At the historic french village of Akaroa Harbour, cruise around an extinct volcanic crater and view incredible scenery as well as stunning wildlife.
Your tour aboard a luxury catamaran will be fully narrated by your skipper who has extensive knowledge of the nature, wildlife and history of the area. Highlights include the sighting of the Hector’s Dolphin, one the world’s smallest and rarest. You’ll also catch glimpses of NewZealand Fur Seals basking on the rocks, the White Flippered Blue Penguin, the endangered Yellow-Eyed Penguin plus many other bird species.
Free time for some last minute activities before returning your car to Christchurch airport and departing for your next destination.
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Your dedicated tour consultant will email you through a quote. If it looks good, then full payment is required to confirm the booking (within 45 days) or a deposit of $100 per person is required outside this period. This must be paid by credit card (Visa or Mastercard only). We do not charge credit card fees on our short break packages. If the properties listed in the holiday package are unavailable at this time, we will provide you with alternatives until you are happy.
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Some short break packages do not include (or may not require) a hire car, or internal flights. Relaxing Journeys can organise these extras for you and include them in your quote if you wish – or you can just book the short break ‘as is’, and organise everything else yourself. These extras can be requested after choosing your date and clicking ‘Confirm Availability’ on the right of this page.
The cost of getting to & from the airport to your accommodation is generally not included, although on some occasions it is, in which case we have specifcally mentioned it in the itinerary. There are always plenty of taxis or shuttles waiting at the airport. You also have the option in most cases to catch a bus into the city centres.
Once your deposit has been paid and you have received your deposit confirmation, we will organise your short break and when completed (normally within 48 hours) we will email you confirmation. When you pay your balance (45 days before the start date) we will email you a ‘Short Break Voucher’ shortly after along with your arrival information and everything else you need. Print this off and take it with you to NZ.
Your deposit is non-refundable. Relaxing Journeys would have already booked and confirmed all the components of your holiday and we will have to cancel everything and adhere to each suppliers cancellation policy. Should it become necessary for you to cancel your reservation 45 days or more prior to departure date, your deposit only shall be forfeited. Cancellations made within 45 days of departure date will incur the following charges: (Expressed as a percentage of the confirmed tour & holiday price plus your deposit).
44-22 days prior to departure – 25%
21-10 days prior to departure – 35%
9 days or less prior to departure – 50%
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