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USD 895

QUEENSTOWN ex CHRISTCHURCH
9 Days | 8 Nights | 4 Days Skiing/Riding

Location: Cardrona , Coronet Peak , Queenstown , The Remarkables , New Zealand
Standard: Economy ($$)
Price p/p From price is based dorm-share rooms (private room upgrade is extra & is subject to availability at time of booking)
Base/invoice currency is in NZD inclusive of all taxes
*Display price may vary slightly due to fluctuation in exchange rates.
USD 895
This 9-day fixed tour runs from Christchurch EACH SATURDAY throughout the months of July and August and heads to Queenstown where you can ski at up to 3 resorts, indulge in some of the many activities in the area and party your socks off!
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The Powder Hound Tour - NEW for 2019!

This 9 day / 8 night tour starts in Christchurch each Saturday, spends Sunday through to Saturday in Queenstown (7 days) and returns to Christchurch the following Sunday.

It operates throughout July and August which is New Zealand's peak ski period.

The package includes 4 days of lift passes, granting you access to the biggest and best ski fields in the Queenstown region; Cardrona, scenic The Remarkables and the locals favourite Coronet Peak.

The sample price is based on dorm-style hostel accommodation and there are options to upgrade to a private twin-share room with private ensuite or a 3-star hotel room.

Ski Gear

Ski & snowboarding equipment & clothing are NOT included in the price however this can be pre-booked with your package. The price will vary depending on the type of equipment you require so please enquire to request a price for your needs.

Ability

There is no minimum ability for this tour; whether you are a first timer (requiring lessons), novice or uber expert. All levels are welcome on this trip.

Hosting

You will have a bus-driver for the duration of this trip that will help orient you at each location, provide advice and book additional activities as required. There is no on-mountain guiding in this package.

Meals

Apart from a WELCOME DINNER, other meals are NOT included in this package, however you will find some great value cheap food establishments in and around Queenstown, and for those that want to splash out there are some of the finest restaurants in New Zealand (and everything in between).

In addition to a great selection of eateries, Queenstown is famous for its vibrant nightlife and there are no shortage of pubs and cocktail bars.

Other Activities

Queenstown is known as the action capital of the world with well over 100 activities outside of skiing & snowboarding, so you will have plenty to do on your non-ski days!

Whatever your taste; bungy jumping, jet boating, rafting, mountain biking, helicopter rides & skiing, scenic tours & hair raising rides...you will find it all in Queenstown.

Accommodation Options

The following accommodations are the go-to properties for this trip however they may vary subject to availability at the time of booking.

Hostel Option

Reavers Lodge & Self Contained Lofts offer modern accommodation within close proximity to town. They have a variety of room types, all of which are ensuited. Their self-contained rooms offer twin/double bedding in the loft with separate living area downstairs. Facilities include spa pool, common area, guest laundry and free onsite parking. A complimentary continental breakfast is included with your stay.

3-Star Option

Mercure Queenstown Resort is located just a short free shuttle from central Queenstown and affords exceptional views of The Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu. Rooms are double, twin or triple in size and the complex has 2 restaurants, a bar, communal lounge, hot tub, gym & sauna plus much more.

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

NZD $1,399

  • base/invoice currency is New Zealand Dollars
  • prices include tax
Inclusions
  • Dorm accommodation in central Queenstown 7 x nights, Christchurch 1 x night (either pre or post-trip)
  • 4-day lift pass for Cardrona, Coronet and the Remarkables (2 days Cardrona, 2 days the Remarkables and/or Coronet Peak)
  • Airport, cross country and mountain transfers
  • A Welcome Dinner
  • Driver / Host to assist with orientation & advice at various locations
Add-ons
  • Best price equipment hire (price depending on equipment/clothing required)
  • Private ensuite room in a hostel - Add $350 per person for the duration of your stay - Minimum 2 People, please enquire for solo person supplement
  • 3-star Hotel private room - Add $600 per person for the duration of your stay - Minimum 2 People, please enquire for solo person supplement
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Kiwi Experience Terms & Conditions

Deposit and Full Payment

  • Deposit is 50% of the trip cost
  • The remaining balance is due one month before trip departure
  • Credit card payments may be made via Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express

Cancellation Policy

  • 30% cancellation fee for cancellations made more then 3 months before the start of your trip
  • 50% cancellation fee for cancellations made between 1-3 months before trip departure
  • No refund for any cancellations made less than one month before trip departure

Cancellation by Kiwi Experience

Kiwi Experience reserves the right to cancel any program due to the unlikely event of adverse weather or route conditions. If a tour is canceled before commencing, due to weather or route conditions, then a full refund will be given; however, Kiwi Experience is not responsible for any additional expenses incurred in preparing for the program (i.e., airline tickets, equipment purchase or rental, hotel reservations).