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5 day Southern highlights including Milford Sound

5 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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Majestic Milford Sound
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 Independent (daily departures)
 Motels - 4 nights
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A 5 day introduction to the South Island including Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown. Fiordland, Milford Sound and the West Coast Glaciers and the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train journey. An ideal tour to customise to your own schedule.

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11 day New Zealand Southbound Explorer

11 days from Auckland to Christchurch

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Waitomo limestone caves
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 Independent (daily departures)
 Motels - 10 nights
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 Viewed 71 times in the last 7 days
 

This 11 day tour allows you to experience the highlights of New Zealand.  In the North Island you’ll experience the unique Maori culture in Rotorua and the glowworm caves of Waitomo.  Then fly south for an exploration of the natural wonders of the South Island including Mt Cook National Park, Milford Sound, the West Coast Glaciers and Queenstown.

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6 day Dunedin, Queenstown, Milford Sound and Glaciers

6 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Exploring Fox Glacier
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 Independent (daily departures)
 Motels - 5 nights
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 Viewed 48 times in the last 7 days
 

Experience Dunedin, Queenstown, Milford Sound and the Glaciers on this 6 day itinerary. Includes the Taieri Gorge Train trip, a Milford Sound day tour including a 2 1/2 hour nature cruise and the famous Tranz Alpine train.

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9 day Coast to Coast

9 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Dunedin railway station, New Zealand
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 Independent (daily departures)
 Motels - 8 nights
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 Viewed 32 times in the last 7 days
 

This is one of our most popular 9 day South Island touring itineraries. Travel the coastline from Christchurch to Dunedin with an afternoon to explore the 'Edinburgh of the South'. Cross the rich farmland of Southland to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland National Park. Then visit Milford Sound and a 2 1/2 hour nature cruise. Return to Queenstown for 2 nights and a full day to explore at your leisure. Your journey continues north to the rugged West Coast and the unique Franz Josef region. A full day to fully enjoy the regions walks and unique activities. Then its onto Greymouth where you board the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train for your return across the Southern Alps to Christchurch.

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14 Day New Zealand Vista

14 days from Auckland to Christchurch

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Interislander Ferry, New Zealand
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 Independent (daily departures)
 Hotel 3 star - 13 nights
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 Viewed 44 times in the last 7 days
 

The 14 Day New Zealand Vista Tour takes you on a journey of discovery.  From Auckland you’ll travel south all the way to Milford Sound.  Along the way you’ll marvel at the glow worm caves of Waitomo, experience rural life at Agrodome and explore our unique Maori culture at Te Puia and Tamaki Village.  After crossing the Interislander ferry to Picton you’ll head south to Christchurch, then on to Mt Cook National Park where you’ll spend a night at the Hermitage Hotel.  Dunedin is next before you continue south to Te Anau and Milford Sound for your spectacular nature cruise.  Heading north you spend 2 nights in Queenstown with a special dinner at Walter Peak before crossing to the West Coast glaciers.  The final leg of your journey takes you back to Christchurch on board the Tranz Alpine scenic train.

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5 day Southern Alps to the Southern Lakes

5 days from Christchurch to Queenstown

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Tasman Glacier Lake, New Zealand
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 Independent (daily departures)
 Motels - 4 nights
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 Viewed 44 times in the last 7 days
 

This 5 day tour is great for people who wish to experience as much as they can as they journey from Christchurch to Queenstown.  Along the way you will explore Mount Cook National Park, a World Heritage Area.  Then onto Queenstown the adventure capital of the world for a few days of relaxation or exhilaration - you decide.

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9 day Southern Scenic Wonders

9 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Queenstown, New Zealand food and drink
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 Independent (daily departures)
 Hotel 4 star - 8 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 19 times in the last 7 days
 

This classic 9 day tour introduces you to Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown. Fiordland, Milford Sound and the West Coast Glaciers and includes the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train journey.

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6 day Mt. Cook, Queenstown Milford Sound and Dunedin

6 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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 Independent (daily departures)
 Motels - 5 nights
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 Viewed 41 times in the last 7 days
 

Travel Christchurch to Mt Cook to Queenstown, then visit Milford Sound before taking the Taieri Gorge Train to Dunedin, finish your tour in Christchurch

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Bay of Islands, Waitomo and Rotorua 6 Day Tour

6 days from Auckland to Auckland

Russell, Bay of Islands
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 Independent (daily departures)
 Hotel 3 star - 5 nights
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 Viewed 41 times in the last 7 days
 

This 6 day tour is great tour for people with limited time who wish to experience as much as they can around the Auckland area. Learn about New Zealand's history, cruise around the Bay of Islands, travel to Rotorua via the famous Waitomo glow worm caves and experience New Zealand's geothermal capital before returning to Auckland.

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Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga 3 day Tour

3 days from Auckland to Auckland

Cape Rainge, New Zealand
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 Independent (daily departures)
 Motels - 2 nights
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 Viewed 26 times in the last 7 days
 

This 3 day tour includes coach travel with Great Sights, a tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, a Russell mini tour, a full day adventure to Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach plus a Hole in the Rock Cruise.

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Shardul Mude and Neharika Vinod Tupkari, 11 Day Explore New Zealand, Travelled on 9th July 2017
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