5 nights/6 days at $1200 per person double occupancy shared room only. This trip can be paired up with our Fiji trip which takes place November 12th-18th. You must have a roommate or be willing to room with another guest to sign up for this trip. Join us in Queenstown, New Zealand for the ultimate adventure trip. This truly is the dream trip of a lifetime. Our first tour will be the twin challenge which features white water rafting down the shotover river. After we conquer the river we will go jet boating down the cannon http://www.queenstownrafting.co.nz/half-day/combos/twin-challenge/ Our second tour will take us to the Milford Sound aboard the BBQ Bus. Milford Sound New Zealand is arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand. Milford Sound is located at the northern most end of the 3 million acre Fiordland National Park, this also forms part of a large UNESCO world heritage area known as ‘Te Wahipounamu’ (place of Greenstone). Milford Sound bounded by steep cliffs and dense alpine rain forest continues to captivate even the most seasoned of travellers. Rising 1,692 vertical metres from Milford Sound is its most famous land mark, ‘Mitre Peak’ one of the highest mountain peaks in the world to rise directly from the sea. 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
November 5th Arrive at the Lomond Lodge in Queenstown http://www.lomondlodge.com We will have a meet and greet at 5pm with light snacks and local beer. (Dinner on your own)
November 6th 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)
November 7th 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)
November 8th 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.
November 9th 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.
November 10th Today is your departure day and you will need to be checked out by 11am. There are no planned activities.
5 nights shared room only at the Lomond lodge http://www.lomondlodge.com I have rented out 11 rooms at the hotel which overlooks a beautiful lake Wakatipu. This hotel is minutes from all of Queenstown vibrant nightlife, but far enough away to get a peaceful nights rest. The hotel does not offer complimentary breakfast, but each room offer's refrigerators and microwaves. There are also plenty of dining options located near the hotel. Due to the limited amount of rooms we are only offering shared rooms on this trip.
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)
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)
Pricing and terms and conditions
The price for this tour is $1200 per person double occupancy shared room. Each room has one king bed that can be separated into 2 beds. To secure your spot you will need to secure a NON REFUNDABLE $300 deposit for each person in your room. The $900 balance of your trip will need to be paid 60 days before departure which is September 5th 2020. This is a land package only ,and you are responsible for transfers and tips. Meals include one lunch, and one meet and greet featuring light snacks and beer.
Both the $300 deposit and final balance paid within 60 days are NON REFUNDABLE. If you do cancel and I can find another person to take your spot I will refund you your monies paid. Pre-payments are required months in advance to secure hotel rooms and tours. You Can't Steal My Happy is not responsible for trip cancelations due to miss airline connections, weather or medical. Everyone who attends a You Can't Steal My Happy Trip is required to sign an electronic liability release form.
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Getting to New Zealand and Visa Information
American, United Qantas, and Air New Zealand offer nonstop service to Auckland from various USA gateways. There are several nonstop flights from Sydney, Australia to Queenstown. Jetstar and Air New Zealand offer daily multiple nonstop flights from Auckland to Queenstown. A full range of flight options can be found by clicking on this link. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queenstown_Airport
You will need to apply online for a visa before you travel to New Zealand. Click on the link and follow the steps. https://nzeta.immigration.govt.nz