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From $645 for an Explorer Escape for Two People Between Wellington & Auckland with Rail Tickets, Car Rental or Flights & Two Nights' Accommodation (value up to $1,468)

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  • From $645 for an Explorer Escape for Two People Between Wellington & Auckland with Rail Tickets, Car Rental or Flights & Two Nights' Accommodation (value up to $1,468)
  • From $645 for an Explorer Escape for Two People Between Wellington & Auckland with Rail Tickets, Car Rental or Flights & Two Nights' Accommodation (value up to $1,468)
  • From $645 for an Explorer Escape for Two People Between Wellington & Auckland with Rail Tickets, Car Rental or Flights & Two Nights' Accommodation (value up to $1,468)
  • From $645 for an Explorer Escape for Two People Between Wellington & Auckland with Rail Tickets, Car Rental or Flights & Two Nights' Accommodation (value up to $1,468)
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  • Planes trains and automobiles  – this deal has them all.
  • Grab an Explorer escape for two people between Wellington and Auckland from $645. 
  • Choose between a one-way flight back, or a self-drive option with a three-day car rental. 
  • Discover the stunning sights of the North Island in style. 

If you have never really set foot outside your own town, now's your chance to journey through the centre of the North Island and discover that there's more to New Zealand than just the street you live on. 

Grab a Northern Explorer escape for two people from Wellington to Auckland. Choose from the following two options: 

  • Pay just $699 for a rail journey between Auckland and Wellington, two nights' accommodation and one-way flights back to either Auckland or Wellington for two people. 
  • Pay just $645 for a rail journey between Auckland and Wellington, two nights' accommodation and have a three day car rental.
The Northern Explorer is an iconic Kiwi journey through the heart of the North Island, travelling between Wellington, Aotearoa's arts and culture capital, and Auckland, our largest city and home to the Sky Tower, the Harbour Bridge and Rangitoto island. Along the way you'll travel through the Central North Island ski towns of National Park and Ohakune, popular with young and old alike. You'll also see fantastic views of stunning New Zealand farmland, the volcanic plateau, Mount Ruapehu, the world famous Raurimu Spiral, and stunning river gorges, all from the Northern Explorer's panoramic windows or open air viewing decks.

CONDITIONS:

Bookings must be made before 15 Mar 2013 – Coupons become invalid after this date.

  • Once all components of the package have been confirmed these arrangements cannot be changed or amended without incurring hefty amendment fees. All services are based on “instant purchase” rules and therefore the various Principals conditions apply. We strongly recommend taking out a Domestic Cancellation travel insurance policy to cover against unforeseen circumstances that may arise. Cost from $20 per person.
  • The Northern Explorer package price includes two persons travelling together and staying in the same room. Additional costs will be incurred should a third person (adult or child) wish to travel with the coupon holder (prices on application).
  • Changes (where permissible) to the original offer will incur a fee (price on application)

RENTAL CAR:

  • Three-day hire (must be consecutive days), from Wellington to Auckland. 
  • Surcharges will apply for Rentals from 1 Feb to 1 May 2013 when travelling from Auckland to Wellington (prices on asking). 
  • Can be taken at any time during your stay.
  • Additional days can be arranged should you require your car for a longer period. An extra charge will be incurred for the extension. 
  • Insurance to reduce excess down to $250 (this amount does vary between suppliers) is not included and can be purchased at time of car pick up. Driver/s must be 21 years of age or older holding a full drivers licence.
  • Car upgrades available (at an additional charge). 
  • Vehicle rental is based on an Airport or City depot pickup with a drop off in Auckland or Wellington. 
  • For those choosing the air option rental cars are available for hire (at an extra cost) should you wish to have a car during your stay in Auckland or Wellington.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION:

  • Stays must be consecutive days. Extra days can be requested (will incur an additional cost).
  • Hotel details will be provided at time of confirmation. Hotel will be a 3.5-star centrally located property in Auckland or Wellington.
  • Hotel rooms can normally accommodate up to three persons (extra charge applies) utilising existing bedding configuration. Rollaway (when allowable and available) will incur an extra charge. Not all rooms can accommodate a rollaway.
  • Bookings made for February and March 2013 and 25-30 Sept 2013 (in Wellington) may incur a High Season Surcharge for stays at hotels during this period. Your booking agent will discuss this at the time of making your booking.

RAIL:

  • TRANZ SCENIC Northern Explorer service leaves Auckland on THURS/SAT/MON and from Wellington on FRI/SUN/TUE. Can join or leave train at selected stations enroute. Rail services are subject to operational necessities and can be affected by maintenance requirements. Where, for reasons outside of our control, any component of your package is unavailable (for example due to weather conditions, mechanical failure or maintenance, change of schedule or other circumstances) we reserve the right to substitute reasonable alternative components to your package. Any changes to your original bookings due to these unforeseen circumstances may incur additional charges to you. Insurance cover is strongly recommended

AIR: (option)

  • An air option can be selected in the Northern Explorer package. Seats may not always be available on every flight and will be subject to availability of seats in the Gitaway booking category. Your booking agent will discuss this with you when making your booking.
  • Checked baggage is NOT included but can be added at the time of booking. Carry-on baggage is included up to 7kgs per person. Flights will be provided on Gitaway’s selected carrier. At the time of requesting your travel arrangements you will be asked to select a departure time. Whilst we will endeavour to meet this request it may not always be possible due to the capacity control of seat availability. 

GENERAL:

  • Reservations are based on Gitaway Promotions “L” pricing category. Should space not be available in this category you may be offered space in a higher category which will incur a surcharge.
  • These surcharges apply to each individual service (RAIL or AIR) when the higher category is used. Rental car surcharges differ from the above and will be provided at time of enquiry. As stays in our hotels, especially during the peak season, may vary on a daily basis our booking agent will provide the various options to you whilst discussing your travel requirements
  • Travel can be taken either between Auckland and Wellington or Wellington to Auckland.
  • Bookings will only be accepted by using the Gitaway booking form.
  • Where for reasons outside of our control any component of your package is changed or becomes unavailable (for example due to weather conditions, mechanical failure or maintenance, change of schedule or other circumstances) we reserve the right to substitute reasonable alternative components to your package. Additional costs may be incurred and therefore it is strongly advised that you have adequate insurance to cover these circumstances.
  • Each replacement component of your package is subject to any additional terms and conditions of the relevant service provider.
  • All services are subject to operational / maintenance necessities and can therefore can be affected by unforeseen requirements. Insurance is strongly recommended
  • Once all components of the package have been confirmed these arrangements cannot be changed or amended without incurring hefty amendment fees. All services are based on “instant purchase” rules and therefore the various Principals conditions apply. We strongly recommend taking out a Domestic Cancellation travel insurance policy to cover against unforeseen circumstances that may arise. Cost from $20 per person.
  • Changes (where permissible) to the original offer will incur a fee (price on application)
  • The package price includes two persons travelling together and staying in the same room. Additional costs will be incurred should a third person (adult or child) wish to travel with the coupon holder (prices on application). 

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Conditions

Valid from Feb 22, 2013
Expires Sep 30, 2013
Bookings essential BEFORE 15 MAR 2013. Subject to availability. All accommodation is subject to availability and may not always be available during the non-closeout period. Stay must be 2 consecutive nights. Rental car must be a minimum of 3 consecutive days ALL HOTEL, RAIL, AIR AND CAR RESERVATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY - seats/rooms may not always be available on the dates requested. The principals used for this offer have restricted capacity and therefore may not be able to confirm space or provide vehicles during stated travel period. Travel cannot commence within 7 days of submitting the online booking form.
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