Travel Across Fiji and New Zealand's South Island
This 10-day vacation from Pacificislands.com includes a resort stay in Fiji, followed by a self-guided drive across New Zealand. Travelers can build their own itinerary as they journey to the towns of Ashburton, Queenstown, Franz Josef, and Christchurch. The vacation includes:
- Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles (alternate departure dates/gateways may be available for an additional fee)
- 7-day rental car in New Zealand
- 2 nights in Fiji at Hotel Novotel Nadi
- 1 night in Ashburton at Hotel Ashburton or similar
- 3 nights in Queenstown at Copthorne Hotel
- 2 nights in Franz Josef at Glacier View Motel or similar
- 1 night in Christchurch at The Ashley Hotel
- Captain Cook day cruise in Fiji
We've listed a few trip highlights below. Click here to see the full itinerary.
- Flight time: 11.5 hours
- Resort amenities: outdoor pool and tennis court, 9-hole golf course (extra fees), and international restaurant and bar
- Sightseeing cruise: Explore Fiji's picturesque coastline on a day cruise from Captain Cook Cruises.
Canterbury, New Zealand
- Flight time: 4 hours
- Pick up your rental car: Travelers can create their own itinerary with a 7-day rental car.
- Scenic road trip: Cruise through Canterbury's mountainous countryside en route to Queenstown, stopping at the alpine village of Mount Cook and Lake Pukaki along the way.
Queenstown, New Zealand
- Driving time: 5 hours
- Lakefront setting: Queenstown sits on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, the third largest in New Zealand. You can take a scenic cruise on a vintage paddlesteamer or go fishing for trout all year round.
- Must-see attraction: Milford Sound, a peaceful fjord that flows into the Tasman Sea. It's the only fjord in the country that's accessible by road.
Franz Josef, New Zealand
- Driving time: 4.5 hours
- Hike a glacier: At the Franz Josef Glacier, you can set off on numerous guided and self-guided trails leading to breathtaking vistas.
- Best spot to snap a photo: Lake Matheson, where dark waters perfectly reflect the snow-capped peaks of Mount Cook and Mount Tasman
Christchurch, New Zealand
- Driving time: 4.5 hours
- Go for a stroll: Christchurch has a compact downtown area that's easy to explore on foot; be sure to check out the Canterbury Museum to learn about New Zealand's cultural heritage.
- All-season gardens: Admission is free at the 52-acre Christchurch Botanic Gardens, located just two blocks from the hotel.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal?
The Groupon is only valid for LAX departures. PacificIslands.com might be able to arrange flights from other major gateways (SFO, NYC, BOS, MIA, DFW, HOU, CHI, ATL) for an additional cost and based on availability.
Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal?
You might be able to extend your stay for additional cost and based on availability. The price and availability is guaranteed for the Groupon itineraries only.
How do I find out if the dates I want to travel are available?
If you buy a voucher for a certain departure date, it’s available.
What happens if I buy the Groupon and my travel dates are not available?
The departures are guaranteed.
Does my child need a Groupon, and can they stay in my room?
Your child doesn’t need a Groupon—child supplement will depend on the age of the child and is paid directly to pacificislands.com.