HAPPY IN New Zealand
5 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS
SHARED ROOM : FROM $1500
After a cruise around the sound we will enjoy a kiwi style’ barbeque lunch which includes New Zealand lamb shish kebabs, our famous mango curry marinated chicken shish kebabs, and tasty sausages. (vegetarian option’s available) We will also enjoy a visit to the fabulous Gibbston Valley Winery for a wine/cheese tasting tour. Our hotel is minutes away from the nightlife and action of central Queenstown. This is an active trip for fun minded people. If you enjoy laughing, dancing, exploring, and adventure, then this trip is for you. Bring a friend or a family, but make sure they are fun. Guests traveling to New Zealand need to apply for the New Zealand ETA card online at https://application.etanewzealand.com/application
- 5 nights shared room only
- White water rafting and jet boating tour
- BBQ bus tour to Milford Sound with scenic boat ride to Milford Sound. (Lunch Included)
- Meet and greet party on the first night. (Complimentary Munchies and local beer will be served)
- Wine Tour
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary are not included. Personal Drinks, any additional activities or transfers, gratuities, medical expenses or additional entrance fees to theatres, parks, museums/visitor centres not outlined in this itinerary, additional travel expenses or waiting time. Travel insurance and personal spending are travelers responsibility.
What’s Not Included:
Airfare and New Zealand Visas
Guests traveling to New Zealand need to apply for the New Zealand ETA card online at https://application.etanewzealand.com/application
Meals other then the ones mentioned
Trip Insurance (Highly Recommend)
Trips booked after January 1, 2023 will be required to have medical travel insurance for all You Can’t Steal My Happy trips.
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Day 2 :
Whitewater rafting/Jet boating adventure. We will meet in the lobby of the hotel 11:45am to prepare for a 12:15pm pick up across the street.
Our first activity will be an exhilarating ride on a jet boat! Race through the dramatic Shotover River Canyons before your skilled driver sends you from high speeds into a 360-degree spin.
We will then start an unforgettable coach trip through Skippers Canyon, famous for it’s exciting cliff edges, enough to get your adrenaline pumping before we hit the water.
Experience grade 3–5 whitewater rapids in one of the most scenic environments in the world. The rapids can change on a daily basis, but be assured our guides are expertly trained and have a keen sense of adventure. They will guide you through canyons, navigate the rapids and the famous 170m Oxenbridge tunnel to finish.
Enjoy a hot shower at Rafting Base before returning to Queenstown.
Return to the hotel around 6pm (Dinner on your own)
Day 3 :
This is your free day. I will forward you a list of recommend activities such as bungy jumping, paint ball, hiking trails. (Dinner on your own)
Day 4 :
Meet in the lobby at 7:15am for the famous BBQ bus to Milford Sound. Bring your appetite because we will be treated to the ultimate kiwi bbq. Enjoy lamb, pork and chicken cooked kiwi style! If you are a vegetarian please email so we can make sure you have plenty of veggies! The bus will then take us to the Milford Sound where we will board boats for a unforgettable 2 hour cruise.
Day 5 :
Half day wine tour of Gibbston Valley featuring wine and cheese samplings. We will meet in the lobby at 11:30am. We will be back between 5-6pm.
Day 6 :
Today is your departure day and you will need to be checked out by 11am. There are no planned activities.
Terms and Conditions
Group Trip Cancellations.
If YCSMH has to cancel a group trip because a country has closed its borders, everyone will have a choice of receiving a refund or being rolled over to another group trip. The decision to cancel a group trip will be determined by myself and our local guides.
DEPOSITS PAID- CANCEL WITH NO REPLACEMENT
If you cancel a booking and cannot find a replacement the FULL deposit amount will be lost from the original person making the reservation.
DEPOSITS PAID- CANCEL WITH A REPLACEMENT – $100 Penalty
If YOU cancel and find your own replacement that “helps” but it doesn’t alleviate the time and effort I must spend to get your replacement up to speed (answer questions and send previous emails). A $100 fee will be charged if you cancel and find your own replacement.
FULL PAYMENTS PAID- CANCEL WITH NO REPLACEMENT- 90 DAYS BEFORE TRIP DEPARTURE
Full payments for all Happy trips are due 90 days before departure. If you cancel the trip you will not be eligible to receive a refund. You will need to file a claim with your insurance provider. As a rule most tour vendors, charter companies and hotels require full payment 90 days before arrival. Once we have made reservations MOST resorts, Charter companies, rental shops, etc hold YCSMH financially responsible (i.e. we have to pay them, hence we expect YOU to pay us).
FULL PAYMENTS PAID- CANCEL WITH A REPLACEMENT- 90 DAYS BEFORE TRIP DEPARTURE
In the event of a cancellation, YCSMH will gladly help find a replacement but the responsibility to find the replacement is that of the person canceling. If you find a replacement to fill your spot you will be eligible for a full refund minus a $100 fee.
If YCSMH finds you a replacement you will receive a refund minus the trip deposit. As I mentioned there is a considerable amount of time and effort spent to send out emails to your replacement to get them up to speed.
I hope this helps clarify our terms as we all navigate through this post pandemic world. For those of us who are passionate travelers the small inconveniences of testing, insurance and entry requirements are well worth it.
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