Please review the general information, terms, and conditions for our
Self-drive trips below prior to completing your Reservation Form. ‘Black
Sheep’ refers to Black Sheep Touring Co., Ltd.
Due to the fluctuating nature of exchange rates, our tours are priced
and sold in New Zealand dollars only. Check with one of our Travel
Consultants, use our online currency converter or contact your bank for
indicative pricing in your currency of choice.
Prices include a New Zealand Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 15%.
Prices are subject to change in the event of supplier increases and/or GST fluctuations.
Your Self-drive Tour reservation is held with a deposit of NZ$500 per
person, accompanied by your completed Reservation Form(s). Your deposit
can be paid in one of three ways: include your Visa or MasterCard
details on your Reservation Form, call a Black Sheep Travel Consultant
with your credit card information, or make a New Zealand dollar bank
transfer. Contact a Black Sheep Travel Consultant for transfer details.
Please note that the exchange rate used on the date of your deposit does
not lock in the exchange rate for the remaining balance payment of your
tour if that payment is made at a later date. To secure an exchange
rate, your tour may be paid for in full at the same time as your
deposit, or anytime prior to the full balance due date, once final
pricing is determined as advised below.
Black Sheep’s acceptance of your deposit and receipt of your Reservation
Form(s) begins the booking process of your Self-drive tour. Once
bookings have been made, final pricing of your tour will be advised and a
Confirmation Packet will be sent to you confirming all arrangements and
providing further information about New Zealand and your tour.
The balance of tour payment can be made by the methods listed above and
is due at least 60 days before the New Zealand departure date of your
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Please note the following conditions for all tours:
Insurance & Compensation
- Deposits are non-refundable.
- For cancellations received between 45 to 15 days prior to the
New Zealand departure date of your tour, 50% of all money received will
be refunded, less the reservation deposit of NZ$500 per person and any supplier fees.
- For cancellations received 14 days or less prior to the New Zealand departure date of your tour, no refund applies.
- Travel insurance is highly recommended to cover any unforeseen circumstances that might affect your trip.
- All cancellations by a potential Black Sheep traveler must be advised to Black Sheep Touring Co. in writing.
- Any amendments made once final payment has been received are subject to an amendment fee of NZ$200 per change, plus any applicable supplier fees.
- Any changes to your Self-drive itinerary that you choose to make
during the course of your journey are to be self-arranged. All
arrangements that have been pre-booked by Black Sheep Touring Co. are
non-refundable once your New Zealand travel has commenced. An exception
is if activities and services do not operate due to weather conditions.
These will be refunded in full.
In the event of an accident, medical costs for visitors to New Zealand
are partially covered by the Accident Compensation Commission overseen
by the New Zealand Government (details of the coverage are listed at
www.acc.co.nz). In addition, Black Sheep Touring Co. Ltd carries a NZ$1
million broad form liability insurance policy. However, because neither
of these programs guarantees total cover in all situations, it is
strongly recommended that all travelers obtain a travel insurance policy
for the duration of their trip. This protects you financially from
unforeseen circumstances such as illness, family emergencies, lost
luggage, or other situations that may affect your travel plans. Our
Travel Consultants can help you obtain travel insurance if you wish.
Please feel free to discuss this option when booking.
Passports & Visas
All international visitors to New Zealand require a valid passport and a
departing air ticket. The passport must be valid for three months
beyond your scheduled departure date from New Zealand. US and Canadian
citizens do not need to apply for a Visitor’s Visa if planning to visit
for three months or less. British citizens may be granted a Visitor’s
Permit valid for six months on arrival. These conditions are as of the
time of print. Please check with one of our Travel Consultants or visit
the New Zealand immigration website (www.immigration.govt.nz) for the
latest requirements, or if you are a citizen of a country other than
International and domestic airfares are not included in the tour price.
As a complimentary service, however, we are happy to organize all your
international and domestic flights for you. This is designed to make
your trip preparation even easier. When booking your tour, please advise
your Tour Consultant if you need assistance with air travel.
Meet & Greet and Orientation
As part of your Self-drive tour, a member of our team will welcome you
at the airport or another pre-arranged destination and present you with
your Self-drive tour package which includes a full set of trip notes,
maps, vouchers, and other useful information to help you on your way. If
your arrival time does not correspond with the tour start time outlined
in the itinerary, we will endeavour to make alternative arrangements.
Health & Age Guidelines
Your Self-drive tour may feature soft adventures and, as such, may
require moderate physical fitness to fully enjoy these activities.
Please inform us of any health restrictions you may have that may limit
your participation or could put you at risk throughout the tour. We
reserve the right to decline the reservations of guests who, in our
opinion, may be at serious risk due to any medical conditions they may
have or who may put fellow travelers at risk.
There is no age restriction on our Self-drive tours; however, you must
comply with New Zealand law regarding using child restraints whilst
travelling. See www.nzta.govt.nz
for more details.
Tour Inclusions & Exclusions
A detailed list of the features included and excluded in your Self-drive tour is contained in your tour itinerary.
Black Sheep Touring Co. has made all reasonable effort to ensure the
details on this website are accurate; however, we make no guarantee
about the accuracy or completeness and disclaim all liability arising
from any errors or omissions that may appear.