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Why Independent Tours?
All tours are flexible and can be tailored to suit your specific need and are daily departure. Independent Tours can be taken as seat in-coach basis for you to just Relax with friends and family and let someone else do the driving while you witness the magnificent scenery of New Zealand's South Island or can opt for Self drive option. All of the best sightseeing attractions are included and you have the option to include famous Tranz Alpine Train Journey. No more waiting for each member of the group and not to be a part of the herd, be flexible and Independent with Settlers Tours.
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What is Included in Independent Tours?
Quality Accommodation. Travel by Coach, Train, ferry & self drive car as per itinerary. All Transfer while on tour including Airport transfers. Must see Sightseeing as mentioned in itinerary. Meals option.
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What is not Included in the itinerary?
Meals except where mentioned in itinerary but options are available. We do suggest and include Lunch in excursions like Milford sound, Whale watching etc to save time and for you to enjoy the excursion. We also suggest and include Breakfast as we understand your need and for dinner - we give you the option to opt for dinner or to be flexible to try different cuisine on your own or can also suggest you Indian restaurant in most cities in New Zealand. Sightseeing and activities not mentioned in itineraries or as optional like Bungy Jumping, Sky Diving etc. Expenses of personal nature like tips, phone call etc and anything not mentioned in 'Cost Include'.
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Can the Itineraries be Altered?
Yes, The brochure itineraries may be altered prior to departure and booking. Also do remember that itineraries in the brochure are suggested researched itineraries prepared by us but we do specialize in Tailor made itineraries to suit individual/group requirement.
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Why Settlers Tours?
We offer Great value with our bulk buying and special contracted rates, Great and must do sightseeing, meals options in short hassle free holiday with proper planning and reservation to suit individual & Group requirement.
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What can I do in New Zealand?
New Zealand offers a wealth of activities. Hike through pristine native bush, walk in geothermal reserves, kayak in sparkling rivers, conquer mountains and bathe in thermal pools. Ski a volcano, walk on a glacier, shoot rapids in a jet boat or scuba dive. Explore fascinating culture at a Maori village, meander along wine trails or visit exceptional museums. After all that, you will have barely scratched the surface.
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How safe is New Zealand?
A politically stable, first-world nation, New Zealand is a very safe destination. There are no snakes or other dangerous animals and just one very rare poisonous spider. Crime is relatively low and tap water is safe to drink.
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Are there any poisonous animals in New Zealand?
New Zealand has no snakes or dangerous wild animals, making it safe for visitors to enjoy outdoor activities.
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When is the best time to visit New Zealand?
Anytime! New Zealand is a great destination at any time of year. Seasonal temperatures vary by only about 10 degrees Celsius over most of the country. For ski holidays, however, winter is the time to visit, and for beach holidays, summer is best.
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Where is the capital of New Zealand?
Wellington is the political, banking and financial centre for New Zealand. The Parliament building known as the 'Beehive' is one of the city's top attractions. The National Archives, National Library and Old Government Buildings (the second largest wooden building in the world) are located nearby and are open to casual visitors free of charge.
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What is a 'Kiwi'?
The kiwi, New Zealand's national emblem, is a flightless bird with hair-Iike feathers and a long, slender bill which it uses to pull worms and insects out of the ground. Found only in New Zealand, it is active at night in the wilderness areas of the country. Be sure to visit one of the many kiwi houses where you can watch them under special ‘nocturnal’ lighting. New Zealanders often refer to themselves as Kiwis, and the term is also used as a short form for the famous kiwifruit. On the stock exchange, the New Zealand Dollar is also referred to as 'the kiwi'.
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What kind of night-life is available in New Zealand?

Lively DJ and band scenes, particularly in the larger cities, have given New Zealand's night life a renewed vibrancy. You will find a variety of night-clubs, cabarets, pubs, concerts and live performances to choose from, and there are also four casinos, in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown.
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Do I need a Passport or Visa to visit New Zealand?
All visitors to New Zealand must carry a passport valid for at least three months from the date they intend to leave. For Indian passport visa is required, but it is best to check on the New Zealand Immigration Service website. For longer stays a Visitor Visa may be required. See: www.immiqration.aovt.nz and www.nzembassv.com.
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Can I use my credit cards / ATM cards in New Zealand?
All major international credit cards can be used in New Zealand and Travellers Cheques are accepted at hotels, banks and some stores. If your credit card is encoded with a PIN number you will be able to withdraw cash from automatic teller machines (ATMs) situated at banks and shopping centres throughout the country. If possible only withdraw small amounts of cash at a time and always shield your PIN number.
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How far will my money go?
Currencies like the Pound, US Dollar, Euro or Yen enjoy a favourable exchange rate. For references only: NZD is appox INR 30. Check for the latest rate with your currency exchange provider.
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What type of food can I expect?
New Zealand food and wines are world class. The nation is renowned for its premium wines and high quality produce. Indian Food is easily available in almost every city.
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How can I experience Maori culture?
Go walking with a Maori guide and hear traditional stories. Visit a marae (tribal meeting place) to learn about important rituals, sample food cooked in a hangi (underground oven), and see carving, weaving and traditional performance. Museums offer exhibits of treasured artifacts.
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Where can I go walking in New Zealand?
More than a third of New Zealand is protected in reserves. Hikes range from 10-minute walks to multi-day tramps. The Department of Conservation protects this resource, find out about National Parks and tracks at www.doc.govt.nz.
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What do I need to know about driving in New Zealand?
New Zealanders drive on the left hand side of the road. Visitors hiring a car will be asked to provide their home country licence. If the licence is in another language, an International Driver's Permit or English translation is required.
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Is New Zealand suitable for families?
The activities that make New Zealand famous are perfect for families. Take children hiking, skiing or even dolphin-watching.

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