Payment for services

Payment in full for agreed services will be required at the time of the booking confirmation – not less than one week in advance.

All prices are quoted in New Zealand dollars (NZD) and include New Zealand Good and Services Tax (GST) of 15%.

Cancellation

Luxury Touring Lake Tekapo Ltd (LTLT) reserves the right not to run any tour or activity if, in our opinion, the circumstances make the tour or activity too dangerous – e.g. weather conditions, snow etc.

If a cancellation is due to adverse weather conditions or conditions outside of the control of Luxury Touring and an alternate day cannot be agreed, Luxury Touring will refund 90% of the fee, retaining 10% for administration and time spent in organising the tour option.  Otherwise we operate a “no refund” policy.

Translation

Our driver speaks English, but a Chinese guide is available to travel with you if required. Please indicate when booking if you wish to utilise this service.

Liability

Luxury Touring Lake Tekapo Ltd takes all reasonable steps to provide an enjoyable tour. Sometimes however, we travel through areas which can be severely affected by weather conditions, causing disruptions to itineraries and schedules. Assistance will be provided to make alternative arrangements when and where practicable, but no liability is accepted for either disruptions, or if any operator temporarily withdraws a service for whatever reason.

Luxury Touring Lake Tekapo Ltd is not liable for any event that is beyond its control, including but not limited to, war, severe weather conditions, natural disasters, industrial actions etc. We do not accept any liability for failure on the part of other tourism operators, transport companies, hotel contractors or other principals.

While we take all reasonable care in selecting operators whose services are included in your tour – e.g. optional/booked excursions – we cannot accept responsibility for the conduct of those operators, or the conduct of their employees.

Chauffeur Obligations

While Luxury Touring Lake Tekapo is committed to providing their private drive service to the best of their ability, NZ Law dictates that drivers have a maximum number of hours that they can work.

The maximum time before a 30-minute rest break is required is 5.5 hours. This restriction is for your safety and the safety of the driver as well as the safety of others on the road.

Work time includes all time spent working regardless of whether it is time spent driving or doing other work. Luxury Touring Lake Tekapo abides by the law. For further details, go to www.nzta.govt.nz.

Rates

Luxury Touring is a personalised service and we will provide a quote based on your service request and budget. The rate is also dependent on the number of people travelling, the activities selected and the duration of the tour. Do not hesitate to contact us directly for an indication of cost.

Health & Safety

Luxury Touring Lake Tekapo Ltd is committed to health and safety, and we will take all practicable steps to provide a safe environment for ourselves and customers.

We will comply with NZ Health & Safety legislation standards and the relevant codes of practice.

We commit to:

  • Driving vehicles with exceptional high safety ratings and maintaining them to a standard that will minimise, if not, eliminate potential issues.
  • We will drive safely and responsibly obeying the NZ road rules.
  • We will take all practicable steps to ensure our own and others’ safety.
  • We will maintain our first aid qualifications so that we can be of immediate value to our customers or other parties where a health or accident related problem is within our capability to assist.
  • We will carry first aid requirements in our vehicles at all times.
  • We will accurately report and record all workplace accidents, incidents and injuries.
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