18 - 31 Aug 2020

Drive through the country in which the movie blockbuster The Lord of the Rings was filmed.

Itinerary

DAY 1: 18 August | Singapore - Auckland
  • Assemble at Changi Airport
  • Flight via Air New Zealand
  • Accommodation: Rendezvous Hotel Auckland or similar
DAY 2: 19 August | Auckland

BREAKFAST & LUNCH

  • Collect rental car
  • The Lord of the Rings - Hobbiton Movie Set (Optional)
  • Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
  • Accommodation: Rendezvous Hotel Auckland or similar
DAY 3: 20 August | Auckland - Rotorua

BREAKFAST & DINNER

  • Rotorua Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland
  • Tamaki Maori Village
  • Accommodation: Novotel Rotorua Lakeside or similar
DAY 4: 21 August | Rotorua - Wellington

BREAKFAST & DINNER

  • Free & Easy around Wellington City:
    - Cuba Street boutique shopping
    - Museum of New Zealand: Te Papa Tongarewa
  • Mount Victoria lookout
  • Zealandia: The Karori Sanctuary Experience
  • Accommodation: Novotel Wellington Hotel or similar
DAY 5: 22 August | Wellington

BREAKFAST & DINNER

  • Helms Deep
  • Minas Tirith
  • Gardens of Isengard
  • Hinged Trees of Isengard
  • Accommodation: Novotel Wellington Hotel or similar
DAY 6: 23 August | Wellington - Picton (Ferry) - Blenheim

BREAKFAST & LUNCH

  • Collect rental cars at Picton
  • Half-day Winery Tour
  • Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Marlborough or similar
DAY 7: 24 August | Blenheim - Kaikoura - Christchurch

BREAKFAST & LUNCH

  • Kaikoura Ohau Seal Waterfall
  • Lavender Farm
  • Christchurch Canterbury Museum
  • Accommodation: Rydges Latimer Christchurch or similar
DAY 8: 25 August | Christchurch

BREAKFAST & DINNER

  • Scenic Drive to Port Hills
  • Canterbury Museum
  • Accommodation: Rydges Latimer Christchuch or similar
DAY 9: 26 August | Christchurch - Lake Tekapo - Mount Cook

BREAKFAST & DINNER

  • Lake Tekapo
  • Church of the Good Shepherd
  • Salmon Farm
  • Mount John University Observatory (Optional)
  • Accommodation: The Hermitage Hotel Mount Cook or similar
DAY 10: 27 August | Mount Cook

BREAKFAST & DINNER

  • Scenic Mount Cook National Park
  • Glacier Explorer
  • Tasman Glacier Boat Ride (Optional)
  • Accommodation: The Hermitage Hotel Mount Cook or similar
DAY 11: 28 August | Mount Cook - Queenstown

BREAKFAST & DINNER

  • Arrowntown
  • Accommodation: Rydges Queenstown or similar
DAY 12: 29 August | Queenstown

BREAKFAST & LUNCH

  • Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
  • Accommodation: Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown or similar
DAY 13: 30 August | Queenstown

BREAKFAST & DINNER

  • Lake Wakatipu
  • Lake Hayes
  • Coronet Peak
  • Accommodation: Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown or similar
DAY 14: 31 August | Queenstown - Auckland - Singapore

BREAKFAST 

  • Domestic flight to Auckland
  • Half-day city tour by coach
  • Free & Easy
  • Home sweet home

Itinerary is subjected to change with or without prior notice to ensure the smooth running of the tour.

Prices

AA Member (Charges Per Person)
Toyota Corolla 1.6 or similar - 1st & 2nd Passenger (Adult) 
(Car Choice Tier 1)
$ 5,420.00
Toyota Camry 2.0 or similar - 1st & 2nd Passenger (Adult) 
(Car Choice Tier 2)
$ 5,530.00
Toyota Highlander 3.5 or similar - 1st & 2nd Passenger (Adult)
(Car Choice Tier 3)
$ 5,790.00
3rd & 4th Passenger (Adult) $ 4,870.00

AA Member charges apply to immediate family members (spouse & children).
Non-members rate = Member rate +$130
Child rates (with or without bed) apply to children between 3 and 11 years old, sharing the same room with 2 adults
Maximum 2 adults & 1 children per room

 Estimated airport tax $250

Package

Package Includes
  • 2-way International & 1-way Domestic economy class air tickets by Air New Zealand (excludes airport tax)
  • 13 nights' accommodation at stated hotels above or similar
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Free loan of walkie-talkie set per car 
  • Free loan of Garmin GPS with preloaded coordinates
  • 13 days' car rental at selected types of cars
  • Group Personal Accident (PA) Insurance
  • Pre-trip briefing by AA Expedition Leader
  • Events roadbook
  • Admission to attractions (worth NZ$500), excluding optional attractions stated in the itinerary
Package Excludes
  • Petrol for self-drive vehicle
  • Wifi Dongle rental fee
  • Airport Taxes and surcharges
  • Parking fees
  • Personal Expenses

 

Cancellation

Cancellation of bookings must be made in writing and the following charges will apply:

More than 60 days in advance 25% of the tour fare
30 - 60 days before departure 50% of the tour fare
14 - 29 days before departure
75% of the tour fare
13 days or lesser before departure 100% of the tour fare

Terms & Conditions

1. REGISTRATION
All registration must be followed up with the submission of the required documents (ie. passports of all participants, etc).

2. REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Registrations received after the closing date will not be considered.

3. PAYMENT
Registration will only be confirmed upon payment via credit card or clearance of cheque. For payment via cheque, please make cheque payable to "Automobile Association of Singapore" and write the correct amount.

4. AMENDMENTS
An administrative fee of S$40 per change will be imposed for any amendment to the registration of participants.

5. REFUND
There will be no refund for any accommodation, meals, or services not utilised.

The organisers reserve the right to cancel any booking due to any reason without further liability on their part. All payments made shall be refunded in full in the event of a cancellation - by the organisers.

7. PARTICIPANTS
Participants must possess a valid driver's licence for the period of the event. The organisers reserve the absolute discretion to refuse any participant for the event without assigning any reason.

8. VEHICLE ELIGIBILITY
Vehicles must possess valid road tax and comprehensive motor vehicle insurance coverage for the duration of the event. (Not applicable for Fly-Drive tours)

9. PASSENGERS
The organisers reserve the right to decide on the number of adults/children to be permitted in each vehicle. It is mandatory for all passengers to put on their seat belts whilst on the roads.

10. TRAVEL INSURANCE
All participants are encouraged to purchase travel insurance for the duration of the event. Arrangement for travel insurance can also be made through AAS Insurance Agency Pte Ltd. Please contact them directly at - 6389 4241 or email at enquiry@aas-insurance.com.sg.

11. INDEMNITY
The organisers, their servants or agents shall not be liable for any loss, injury, accident, damage or delay which may occur during the event. Every participant shall in every respect carry his/her own risk with respect to loss or injury to person or property for himself/herself and persons accompanying him/her on the event. Such participant undertakes not to claim and to keep indemnified the organisers against such claims of whatsoever arising there from. The organisers are not responsible for losses or expenses due to delay, illness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine or other causes of whatsoever kind.

12. ITINERARY
The organisers will endeavour as far as possible to adhere to the programme of the event as advertised. The organisers however, reserve the right to alter routes, time-tables, itineraries and accommodation as they deem fit.

13. DISABILITY TO CONTINUE
In the event that a participant or his/her vehicle is unable to continue participating in the event for any reason whatsoever, the organisers may exclude such persons or vehicle from continued participation in the event. The organisers however undertake that they will render all assistance possible to ensure the safe return to Singapore of such participants at the individuals' own cost.

14. OBEYANCE
Every participant undertakes that he/she will abide by such laws and regulations as are applicable in the countries through which the event will visit as well as those implemented by the organisers. All participants are also responsible for maintaining road safety and good behaviour throughout the entire event. The organisers will not be liable for any traffic offences committed by any participant.

The organisers reserve the right to prevent any participant from continuing with the event as they deem fit. The reasons may consist of, but are not limited to the misconduct of the participant, or that he/she behaves in a manner that could potentially cause delay or disruptions to the itinerary, or danger or harm to the other participants.

All participants are to ensure that no conflicting activities will be carried out during the event unless approved by the organisers.

15. DEVIATION OF TOUR
The air ticket(s) issued is/are conditioned ticket(s) issued by the specified airlines only. It is non-negotiable, non-transferable, non-refundable and non-reroutable. A minimum charge of USD100 per ticket will be levied for any amendment of air ticket(s) once issued, subjected to airlines' conditions.

Any deviation of the tour arrangement is permitted subject to the maximum validity and restrictions of the air ticket, seat confirmation, and availability of accommodation prior to the commencement of the tour. Participant may request for a change in the fligh dates, subject to the airlines' conditions, ticket validity, ticket availability, additional charges, seat availability, etc. Any additional charges imposed by the airlines will be fully borne by the passenger. For tours operated on chartered flights, no extenstion/deviation is permitted.

Extensions/deviations of stay will be at the customer's own expense and transfer to-and-from airport will not be provided.

When extension/deviation requested cannot be confirmed 3 weeks prior to group departure, the customer is deemed to return on the original flight/tour schedule booked and no cancellation of tour is allowed or cancellation charges apply.

For enquiries regarding the event(s), please call the Events & Activities Department at 6333 8811 (ext 140).