Tour Arrangements:  Ross & Allison Collingwood design the itinerary. Bayes Coach Lines of Auckland, New Zealand, are making the majority of the ground arrangements and providing the tour coach and driver.

Travel Arrangements:  The tour itinerary and cost includes round-trip airfare from San Francisco.  Tour participants will arrange their own travel to and from San Francisco.

Meals:  The tour cost includes two or three meals on most days.  To allow flexibility during free times, some lunches and dinners are not scheduled or included in the cost.

Adding Australia:  It is possible to add individual travel to Australia before or after your New Zealand tour.  Please contact Sue Christensen at Christensens' Travel Concepts (503.588.9077) if you are interested in doing this.

Note: We are not a for-profit tour company.  We price each tour carefully to give the best value to our participants, but also need to be very aware of changes in currency exchange rates that can significantly affect the financial outcome.

Tour Cost: $4,475 per person double occupancy,   San Francisco return. (min 25 participants) 

Single supplement addition (single accommodations) $1,065.

Optional Milford flight and cruise: $320 pp. 

NOTE: The tour organizers reserve the right to increase the tour cost in the event of a major change in the currency exchange rate.

Deposit:  $300 per person due August 1, 2018.

Full Payment:  Due November 20, 2018.

Refunds:  Deposit refundable until November 20, 2018. Full payment, less $300, refundable until December 5, 2018. No refunds after December 5, 2018.

Tour cost includes: Admission to Waitomo caves, Hobbiton, Agrodome, Te Puia, Tamaki Marae, Parliament tour, farm visit, Christchurch tour, Hermitage dinner, and the Earnslaw dinner cruise, in addition to the accommodations and meals as indicated.

Travel Insurance:  We encourage all participants to obtain travel insurance. Details regarding a group policy are available from Sue at Christensen's Travel Concepts  at 503.588.9077.

Other important information:
Travel Documents - No visa is required to be a short term visitor to New Zealand.  However, passports MUST be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival in New Zealand.

Currency: The New Zealand Dollar is the official currency.  Coins are in denominations of 10c, 20c, 50c, $1, $2 and bills (notes) are $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100.  All major credit cards are accepted. A value-added tax of 15% (GST) applies to all goods and services in New Zealand.

Electricity: New Zealand's electricity supply operates at 240 volts.  Most hotels provide 110 volt sockets for electric razors.  Unless other electric equipment is designated as dual voltage 110/220, an adaptor or converter is necessary to operate it.