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Batavia Madrigal Singers

 
 
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Kia Ora and welcome to New Zealand! 

We were so pleased to hear of your selection and that you will be joining us for WSCM.

We’d like to welcome you to New Zealand, to the World Symposium on Choral Music and the to the Tour Time family. We are extremely proud to be part of the partnership bringing you to WSCM, held here in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. We have been working with the NZCF and IFCM to bring you an exceptional range of travel options and an extended tour menu to really make the most of your stay here in New Zealand.

New Zealand (Aotearoa) is the youngest country on earth. It is often referred to as “The World in Miniature.” You’ll find a variety of awesome landscapes in New Zealand, all within easy reach of each other. You can swim, surf and ski all on the same day!

Spectacular glaciers, picturesque fiords, rugged mountains, vast plains, rolling hillsides, subtropical forest, volcanic plateau, miles of coastline with gorgeous sandy beaches – it’s all here. It is no wonder that it appears as a bucket list destination for millions of people worldwide.

 
 
 

Starting to Build your Tour Itinerary

New Zealand has so much to offer - from rustic farmland, to sweeping volcanic vistas', to the bright city lights…your tour to New Zealand can be as colourful or as relaxing as you wish. After 27 years in business we have the experience and the contacts to ensure that you will have an experience in New Zealand that will stay with you long after you leave our beautiful shores.

We have developed a starting itinerary for your travels below, for which we have proposed a short breather here in lovely Auckland before launching into WSCM. But this really is merely a starting point, our specialty lies in taking your dreams and making them come to life. We have a range of extended tours that will give you a full menu to select from when designing your tour experience. Or come to us with your ideas and we will work with your to create a truly memorable tour.

Our experience has shown us that travellers coming from Long Haul destinations will find that the longer flight times may require a slightly longer recuperation period to allow you to get back into performance condition. We therefore highly recommend that you consider one of our 3 or 4 day tours of stunning Northland to ensure you are well rested and prepared for the start of your Symposium.

 
 
 

Day 1 - Arrival Auckland

"Haere Mai" - Welcome to Aotearoa (New Zealand)! Tour Time will meet you at Auckland International Airport and transfer you to your accommodation. Auckland is an antipasto of environments laid out on a huge platter to make one amazing city, boasting three harbours, two mountain ranges, 48 volcano cones and more than 50 islands. Auckland’s population has reached 1.5 million, making it by far the largest city in New Zealand, with one third of the country’s entire population.

It has spectacular views of sparkling waters and the Harbour Bridge which shows you why Auckland is known as the City of Sails. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture, a passion for outstanding food, friendly people, wine and shopping – you’re beginning to get the picture of Auckland.

Pricing: $140.00NZD per person

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Day 2 - Rehearsal in Auckland 

After breakfast we board our coach and take a scenic tour of Amazing Auckland and its surrounds. Today there is time for a rehearsal should your Musical Director require this. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore this beautiful part of the world. Check in to our hotel and enjoy dinner together at a local restaurant.

Pricing: $140.00NZD per person

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Day 4 - WSCM

Day one of the Symposium for your choir. Symposium program to be confirmed.

Pricing: Covered by WSCM

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Day 5 - WSCM

Day 2 of of the Symposium for your choir. Symposium program to be confirmed.

Pricing: Covered by WSCM

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Day 6 - WSCM

Day 3 of the Symposium for your choir. Symposium program to be confirmed.

Pricing: Covered by WSCM

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Day 7 - WSCM

Day 4 of of the Symposium for your choir. Symposium program to be confirmed.

Pricing: Covered by WSCM

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Day 8 - Travel Home or Move on to an Exciting Extended Tour

today you can either travel home to share your incredible experiences with your friends and family, or you can chose from one of our extraordinary add on tours from our menu below.


 

Flight Information - Your Travel Options

Please see below the flight options available for you for your travel from Jakarta Selatan to Auckland and return.

 
 

THAI AIRWAYS

Jakarta Selatan (CGK) - Bangkok (BKK) 3h30m
Layover Bangkok: 2h40m
Bangkok - Auckland 11h0m
Total duration: 17h10m
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Auckland - Bangkok 12h15m
Layover Bangkok: 11h35m
Bangkok - Jakarta Selatan 3h35m
Total duration: 27h25m

 
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SINGAPORE AIRLINES

Jakarta (CGK) - Singapore (SIN) 1h50m
Layover Singapore 55m
Singapore - Auckland 9h35m
Total duration: 12h20m
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Auckland - Singapore 10h45m
Layover Singapore 1h
Singapore - Jakarta 1h45m
Total duration 13h30m

 
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MALAYSIAN AIRLINES:

Jakarta (CGK) - Kuala Lumpur (KUL) 2h5m
Layover Kuala Lumpur 1h55m
Kuala Lumpur - Auckland 9h55m
Total duration: 13h55m
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Auckland - Kuala Lumpur 11h25m
Layover Kuala Lumpur 2h25m
Kuala Lumpur - Jakarta 2h5m
Total duration: 15h55

 
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GARUDA INDONESIA/QANTAS AIRWAYS

Jakarta - Sydney (SYD) 7h0m
Layover Sydney 1h25m
Sydney - Auckland 3h40m
Total duration: 11h30m
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Auckland - Sydney 3h40m
Layover Sydney 2h0m
Sydney - Jakarta 7h40m
Total duration: 13h20m

 
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Extended Tour Menu

Our add on itineraries are broken into regions to allow you to select the routes that will allow you to make the most of your time in NZ or expanding your tour to Australia! Please note that if selecting multiple components, there may be an additional domestic/trans Tasman flight required to link add on destinations to your tour itinerary. Don’t forget that this is only a temper, we are happy to work with you to create your own bespoke tour plan!

 

 
 
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3 DAY TOUR:
Bay of Islands Spectacular

The beautiful bay of Islands is the perfect place to rest and recuperate from your flight. We have a built in rehearsal to ensure you are pitch perfect.

From $450NZD per person

 
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4 DAY TOUR:
Bay of Islands Discovery

If 3 days in the beautiful Bay of Islands just isn’t enough…we can extend your stay in Northland so you can truly experience this incredible and unique part of New Zealand.

From $550NZD per person

 
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4 DAY TOUR:
Taste of Middle Earth

Heading south of Auckland you can trek through our beautiful countryside to incredible Rotorua. On the way south you will visit Hobbiton, the set for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Movies!
From $600NZD per person

 
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6 DAY TOUR:
North Island Natural Wonders

New Zealand has an incredible natural history, get a taste of the truly unique nature of NZ on the way south to our capital city!

From $750NZD per person

 

 
 
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7 DAY TOUR:
North Island Escape

Your extended tour of the North Island takes in Hobbiton and the Art Deco capital of the world. And you will see some specular scenery on the way! This is a perfect way to wind down post Symposium.

From $800NZD per person

 
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7 DAY TOUR:
South Island Sensations

The spectacular South Island truly is a winter wonderland. You will experience southern hospitality at its best and see the very best the deep south has to offer.

From $950NZD per person

 
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7 DAY TOUR:
Essence of Australia

If you’re Down Under, you can’t miss the opportunity to visit our neighbours and friends in Australia. Here you will visit some of Australia’s cultural icons and drive through the extraordinary outback.

From $1250NZD per person

 
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5 DAY TOUR:
Great Barrier Bonanza

Great Barrier Reef is truly one of the wonders of the world. Couple this with a Skyrail Rainforest tour and you have the perfect taste of the incredible natural beauty of Australia.

From $1250NZD per person

 

 
 

Partnering for excellence

Tour Time are delighted to be the official travel partner for the WSCM2020.

We have been involved in the New Zealand choral scene for 27 years, over this time we have developed relationships with your choral associations that have stood the test of time.

WSCM2020 has provided New Zealand with the opportunity to truly showcase the strengths of these partnerships as well as showing the world that our beautiful country at the bottom of the world is an extraordinary location for your 2020 Symposium.

Welcome to Paradise.

 
 

“The greatest trip of our lives”

"You may think the Selwyn College choir had a good time in New Zealand. I can assure you they had a great time!

It was truly a memorable experience. Sarah concluded her tour report for the College with words such as, "We are so grateful to Tour Time and everyone who helped to make this trip possible – for many of us, it has been the greatest trip of our lives." .. I am sure she spoke for everyone.”

Rev Dr Philip Raymond, Tour Chaplain, Selwyn Chapel Choir, Cambridge University, UK.

 

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