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Terms and Conditions for SPTW

This page sets out useful traveller information for New Zealand trips as well as our booking conditions and terms of trade.

Updated: 09 July 2018

Legal Trading Name: Pacific Travel Ltd
Business Trading Name:
South Pacific Travellers World Ltd

South Pacific Travellers’ World Ltd’s Fair Trading Contract with you

We wish to set out clearly the responsibilities which we, at South Pacific Travellers’ World Ltd, have to you and which you, in turn, have to us when a contract is made between us. A contract will exist once you make payment either to us or our approved agent and we confirm your booking.

The contract will include everyone on our confirmation/invoice to you. We are obliged to provide you with the travel arrangements you have booked with us on the terms clearly stated below and within this website. Your contract is entered into with South Pacific Travellers’ World Ltd, New Zealand, a privately-owned New Zealand registered company.


Your booking is considered to be confirmed and accepted in respect of all persons travelling when we issue a confirmation to you or your agent.

Typically a holiday booking will take 2-4 days for all confirmations to be received, depending on the complexity of the arrangements required.

Upon receipt of full payment we will issue service vouchers for each component of your travel arrangements with us. Your vouchers will be emailed to you or your agent prior to your departure and/or will be sent to your first night’s accommodation awaiting your arrival in New Zealand.

Deposits and Payments

All prices expressed on this website are in New Zealand dollars NZ$.

A non-refundable deposit of NZ$500 per person or 10% of the value of the package price (whichever is greater) must be received in order for us to confirm and hold reservations. Any additional deposits required by suppliers will also be collected at this time. Balance of payment is due 30 days prior to travel.

Failure to pay the deposit or full payment will result in the cancellations of your reservations.

Your payment of deposit confirms that you have read, understood and accepted our terms and conditions.

When making on-line payments the name that will appear on your statement will be “SthPac Travelers Wld”.

Credit Cards

We are pleased to accept Visa and Mastercard.

South Pacific Travellers World Ltd credit card information security policy

South Pacific Travellers World Ltd uses a PCI DSS level 1 service provider to process online credit card transactions securely for thousands of merchants globally, providing a safe and secure online payment service.

  • Payments are processed in real time
  • South Pacific Travellers World Ltd does not have access to your full card number, this credit card payment is secured by Paystation
  • Paystation have bank grade security. All transaction details are stored in their PCI Centre
  • Paystation Software is certified.

Visit for more info on online credit card payments.

Booking Amendments by You

An amendment fee of 10% of total package price will be charged to cover our administration and communication costs. We may also need to pass on any amendment/cancellation fees imposed by our suppliers.

Please remember you have entered into a contract with us regarding the individual services and you cannot change these without our permission. Please do not change or cancel a service by contacting the service provider/s direct. All requests should be made directly to South Pacific Travellers’ World.

Failure to obtain our permission to change your arrangements as confirmed by SPTW may result in cancellation of your arrangements with cancellation fees as outlined below being applicable.

Booking Cancellations by You

If, after we have accepted and confirmed your booking, you wish to cancel, the following cancellation fees will apply:

  • For cancellations 31 or more days prior to travel: Loss of deposit.
  • For cancellations inside 30 days prior to travel: 100% of total fare (no refund). However, funds can be help for future travel.

Any cancellation fees imposed by suppliers will also be charged.

A cancellation can only be accepted in writing either from the person who made the booking or the Travel Agent through whom the booking was made. The cancellation will be effective from the date on which it is received by us.

We recommend you purchase travel insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances


Any unused or partially-used sections of the travel arrangements are non-refundable.

You may be able to claim a refund of your cancellation charges from the insurance company, if the reason for your cancellation complies with the terms of your insurance cover.

Cancellations or Changes by South Pacific Travellers’ World Ltd

After your travel arrangements have commenced it is unlikely that we will need to make any changes but sometimes it is inevitable, particularly if your safety is at risk. South Pacific Travellers’ World Ltd reserves the right to alter fares, amend itineraries or to cancel arrangements. Assistance will be provided to make alternative arrangements to a similar value when/where practical.

Refunds are not available where circumstances arise beyond the control of the South Pacific Travellers’ World Ltd necessitating alternative arrangements to be made to ensure the safety and /or further participation and enjoyment of your holiday.

Special Requests and Needs

Please advise any special needs and/or requests at the time of booking and in writing, to your Travel Agent or South Pacific Travellers’ World Ltd. We will endeavour to meet special requests, but cannot guarantee that they will be, nor will we be responsible if any are not met. If you have any medical conditions or disabilities which may affect your travel arrangements, we need to be advised in writing at the time of booking. If we cannot accommodate your needs/requirements, we will advise you at that time.

Child Fares

Please contact us for information on child fares, as these vary based on the specific product you require.

Some sightseeing activities are unsuitable for children.

Website Validity and Accuracy

The packages and prices contained within this website are valid at the time of publication. The information in this website has been compiled with diligence and care. Every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. However regrettably errors do sometimes occur. Please check all details at time of confirmation. Fares

The fares for our travel arrangements are correct as at the time of publication. We reserve the right to adjust these as necessary. The appropriate fare will be confirmed to you at the time of confirmation. If it is different to what you had expected then you do not have to proceed with the booking. Once you have paid for your travel arrangements in full we will hold the price.

The inclusions in each fare are clearly stated in the website. All other expenses such as refreshments, laundry, visa/passport fees, telephone and communication costs, taxi fares, excess luggage charges and items of a personal nature are not included.

Our prices include such costs as research and product development, web site development, maintenance and marketing, communications, travel documentation etc. These costs are represented within the package price and no breakdown of prices will be given.

All prices advertised are in New Zealand dollars and include 15% Goods and Services Tax.


South Pacific Travellers’ World Ltd shall not be held responsible for any loss or damage to luggage or personal effects and/or damage resulting in death or personal injury, which may arise whilst travelling with South Pacific Travellers’ World Ltd or its nominated suppliers.

All transportation, both land and sea, is subject to the terms and conditions of the company providing the transport, some of which limit or exclude liability. These are available from the carriers concerned on request.

Service and Assistance

If an unexpected problem occurs during your travel arrangements then, in your own best interests, please contact our office without delay. Only by doing this can we take steps to remedy the situation and to help you. If you are dissatisfied any complaint must be made in writing to us within 30 days. Please include your booking reference – this will help us to respond to you quickly.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you arrange comprehensive travel insurance at the time you book your trip. Please ask for details.

Law and Jurisdiction

Any matters arising in relation to the contract between us will be governed by New Zealand law and subject to the jurisdiction of the Courts of New Zealand.

Travel Documents

It is your responsibility to ensure that all necessary travel documents (eg passports, visas) are valid and effective.

Force Majeure

Compensation will not be payable if we need to cancel or change your travel arrangements in any way for reasons of war, threat of war, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions or other circumstances amounting to force majeure.


Under the provisions of the Smoke Free Environment Act (1990), coach services are required to be smoke-free, including on-board rest room where provided. Regular stops are made for passengers’ comfort.

Luggage Limits – Coach Travel

2 pieces (max 25kg each) per person. Extra luggage, where space is available, NZ$10.00 per item. Please label luggage to your final destination each day. For safety reasons each person is limited to one item (5kg) of Carry On luggage.

Head Office – Sales and Reservations

South Pacific Travellers’ World Ltd
Physical: 502a Wairakei Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8545, New Zealand
Postal: PO Box 39 151, Harewood, Christchurch, New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 961 5670      Email:

Open Hours: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm except public holidays when we are closed.

Environmental Commitment by South Pacific Travellers’ World Ltd

As our planet is forced to maintain ever increasing populations, pollution and damage, we all need to assume personal responsibility to minimise our impact on the environment. At South Pacific Travellers’ World, we like to “do our bit”. We use as little paper as possible, recycle materials as much as we can (especially printer and fax toner cartridges and packaging) and carpool or use public transport to work when practical. We turn off heaters, air conditioning and lights whenever possible to conserve our hydro energy and generally take time to be thoughtful about our work habits and environment.

Photo Credits

We would like to thank the following for their photographic contributions: Our fabulous staff, Tourism New Zealand, Destination Queenstown, Venture Southland, Tourism Bay of Plenty, Tourism Coromandel, Hawke’s Bay Tourism, Latitude Nelson, Tourism Auckland, Destination Northland, Tourism Dunedin, Venture Taranaki, Destination Lake Taupo, Lake Wanaka Tourism, Chris Stephenson, Christchurch & Canterbury Marketing and our valued suppliers. All photos have been carefully selected to represent New Zealand as fairly as possible. Please remember, we can’t guarantee blue skies and sunshine every day of your visit. We wish we could!

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We had a great time in New Zealand and would not have changed a thing, except perhaps a do-over for some of the poor weather days when we missed some great scenery due to rain and mist. Loved the North Island the best. The mountains and glaciers on the South Island were nice too but similar to what we have within an hour or two of home.

Driving on the left did not prove to be too much of a challenge for L although those windshield wipers got more workout than signal light. He claimed he should have put a sign in the back window that said “ watch for turns when wipers going” but I bet that’s a common problem. Without the GPS we would still be circling the Auckland airport.

With the exception of the mixup in Whitianga, the hotels were great. The amenities were just what we needed and the locations enabled us to do most of our town exploring on foot. We managed quite a few hikes as well and put on a walking total close to 150km. The tracks were all so very well maintained and well signed. We were amazed to see that your national parks do not have an admission fee.

Highlights were Cape Reinga, the fern trees and the dense foliage, the Kea’s at the lookout in Arthur’s Pass (cute but oh my, so quick to be destructive), the Moeraki boulders, the large dunes and some of the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen.

Seeing the destruction that remains from the earthquake in Christchurch was most sobering.

I think one of the strangest things that happened was that we met people we knew from our small home town at the Antarctic Centre. Just goes to show that it can be a small world.

L and I both appreciate the time and effort you and your company put in to make sure our holiday went without a hitch. Thank you so much. I would recommend your services to anyone.

Thanks for a vacation to remember,

B & L, Canada - Feb 2017
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