Explore New Zealand & Fiji in a Rental Car + Flights

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Escape Kit

  • A 12-Day Trip to New Zealand's South Island and Fiji ($1,998 to $2,198 per Person), Including:
  • International and Domestic Flights from Los Angeles to Christchurch, New Zealand; Christchurch to Nadi, Fiji; and Nadi to Los Angeles, United States
  • Double-Occupancy Accommodations for Two Nights at The Bella Vista Motel and Apartments in Christchurch, Three Nights at the Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront, Two Nights at the Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier, and Two Nights at Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa or Similar in Nadi
  • Eight-Day Compact Automatic Car Rental
  • Airline Taxes and Fuel Surcharges
  • Priced per Person Based on Double Occupancy (See Fine Print)

Explore Fiji and New Zealand's South Island—flights and rental car included—courtesy of PacificIslands.com.

The Destination
Uncharted territory. While New Zealand's South Island is a full third larger than its northern counterpart, it's home to only a quarter of the country's population. Do the math, and you'll find that the bulk of the island's 58,000 square miles are undeveloped, begging to be explored and photographed.
Outdoor adventure. Near-vacant beaches beckon surfers to the west coast, while sperm whales and dolphins draw tourists to the east coast. Inland, Mount Cook attracts film crews who've come from Hollywood and beyond to capture the fantastic starkness of the country's tallest mountain. And then there are the fjords: Home to marine life and sheer cliffs that rise thousands of feet above the water, these narrow inlets lend themselves to once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities.
The finer things in life. When it comes to food and drink, New Zealand's South Island is known for three things: seafood, lamb, and wine. And thanks to both its remote geography and temperate climate, the South Island is a mecca for fresh, seasonal produce. From wine salons to roadside taverns, it has become the Napa Valley of the Southern Hemisphere.
From temperate to tropical. Emerging from the azure waters of the South Pacific, between Hawaii and New Zealand, Fiji is the setting of our desert-island fantasies. More than 300 islands make up this archipelago nation, where secluded beaches, unassuming villages, and posh resorts inspire the glossy pages of travel magazines. And because the tropical marine climate brings warm, breezy weather year-round, the right time to visit is all the time.

The Itinerary
days 1 and 2: Take an overnight flight from Los Angeles to Christchurch on Fiji Airways. (Due to crossing the international date line, you'll arrive two days after you depart.)

day 3: Arrive at Christchurch airport, collect your rental vehicle, and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight at The Bella Vista Motel and Apartments in Christchurch.

day 4: Travel south across the Canterbury Plains, climb the High Plains of Mackenzie Country, then continue to Mount Cook Village and explore at your own pace. Return along Lake Pukaki and travel through the scenic Lindis Pass. Follow the "Gold Trail" along the Kawarau River before reaching Queenstown, on the shore of Lake Wakatipu.
Overnight at the Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront.

days 5 and 6: Explore Queenstown at your leisure. Consider taking a day tour to Milford Sound, a must-see destination.
Two nights at the Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront.

day 7: Depart your hotel for a full-day journey from Queenstown to Fox Glacier through Kawarau Gorge, Hawera River, Lake Wanaka, and Haast Pass.
Overnight at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier.

day 8: Explore Fox Glacier and nearby Franz Josef. You might opt to walk up to the terminal face of the Franz Josef Glacier or visit Lake Matheson, known as Mirror Lake.
Overnight at Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier.

day 9: In the afternoon, drive back to Christchurch.
Overnight at The Bella Vista Motel and Apartments in Christchurch.

day 10: Spend the day at your leisure before returning your rental car to the airport. Then, board your flight to Fiji. Arrive at the Nadi airport, where you'll be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa or similar in Nadi.

day 11: Spend a relaxing day enjoying some of the most breathtaking scenery in Fiji at your leisure.
Overnight at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa or similar in Nadi.

day 12: Today is yours to relax before your evening flight back to Los Angeles.

The Dates
Los Angeles (LAX) departures:
5/14, 5/28, 8/20, 8/27, 9/3 ($1,998)
4/23, 10/1, 10/8 ($2,098)
10/15, 10/22, 10/29 ($2,198)

Priced per person based on double occupancy; see fine print.

  • "Plucked straight from a film set or a coffee-table book of picture-perfect scenery, New Zealand is jaw-droppingly gorgeous. 'Wow!' will escape from your lips at least once a day."

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the fine print

  • Limit 2 per customer, up to 2 additional as gifts; vouchers may not be combined to extend stay
  • Book by date: customer must contact merchant by December 23, 2014 to make booking
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Voucher includes international and domestic flights from Los Angeles to Christchurch, New Zealand; Christchurch to Nadi, Fiji; and Nadi to Los Angeles, United States; double-occupancy accommodations for 2 nights at The Bella Vista Motel and Apartments in Christchurch, 3 nights at the Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront, 2 nights at the Bella Vista Motel Fox Glacier, 2 nights at Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa or similar in Nadi; 8-day compact automatic car rental; airline taxes and fuel surcharges
  • All other major US airports available for a surcharge to be collected at time of booking
  • Voucher does not include passport/visa fees, gratuities, personal or baggage insurance, meals or drinks not specified by itinerary, any costs not specified as included
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • Double Occupancy: rates are per person based on double occupancy (two people sharing a room). Each of two guests must purchase an Escape and arrange to stay together at the property. Single occupancy requires an additional fee of $1150
  • Merchant cancellation policy applies. For more information, please see www.pacificislands.com/terms-and-conditions.asp
  • Passport required
  • Review the State Department's website for passport/visa requirements and important announcements before traveling to your destination
  • The promotional value is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
  • Photos courtesy of Tourism NZ
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON October 29, 2015 • Enjoy By October 29, 2015