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Thrifty South Island tours are a great option if you want to create your own experience. These suggestions can be customised to suit you. Stay longer in places that interest you, mix up the accommodations, add in activities that you want to do. Just talk to our expert team to get the best South Island tour.

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Queenstown dining
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  • New Zealand independent tour
  • Motels
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Viewed 182 times in the last 7 days
  • Enjoy 5 days exploring New Zealand's South Island with this excellent independent touring itinerary. Journey from Christchurch in a loop around the South Island. Cruise through Milford Sound, visit Mt. Cook National Park, explore the West Coast glaciers, and travel on the TranzAlpine scenic train.

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NZD$1,445

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Aerial view of Fox Glacier
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  • New Zealand independent tour
  • Motels
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Viewed 61 times in the last 7 days
  • Highlights include: Queenstown • the Gibbston Valley • Lakes Wanaka and Hawea •  Visit Franz Josef Glacier • the wild West Coast • The world famous TranzAlpine Scenic Train

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NZD$595

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The view towards Franz Josef glacier
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  • New Zealand independent tour
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Viewed 59 times in the last 7 days
  • From Christchurch you’ll cross the Southern Alps on board the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.  On reaching the ruggedly beautiful West Coast you’ll follow the coastline south to Franz Josef where you’ll spend the next 2 nights.  From your base in Franz Josef you’ll have time to explore the pristine wilderness of Westland Tai Poutini National Park and the fabulous glaciers.  Leaving the glacier region you’ll continue south through the stunning Haast Pass to the Southern Lakes region and the ‘Adventure Capital’ of Queenstown.

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NZD$899

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Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
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  • New Zealand independent tour
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Viewed 176 times in the last 7 days
  • Enjoy the scenery of Canterbury, the Mackenzie country and Mt Cook National Park before arriving into Queenstown. Take a fully escorted day tour to Milford Sound with Real Journeys.

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NZD$1,145

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TranzAlpine Rail Route
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  • New Zealand independent tour
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Viewed 42 times in the last 7 days
  • Highlights include: The world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train • The wild West Coast • Visit Franz Josef Glacier •  Lakes Wanaka and Hawea • the Gibbston Valley • Queenstown

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NZD$695

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Relaxing by the Avon River and the Bridge of Remembrance
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  • New Zealand independent tour
  • Hotel 3 star
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Viewed 114 times in the last 7 days
  • A great 8 day tour which 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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NZD$2,430

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Take a tour of Tasman Glacier Lake with Glacier Explorers
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  • New Zealand independent tour
  • Motels
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Viewed 126 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 Mt Cook National Park, before continuing on to Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world, for a few days of relaxation or exhilaration - you decide!

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NZD$1,164

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Autumn Colours, Central Otago
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  • New Zealand independent tour
  • Motels
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Viewed 112 times in the last 7 days
  • Highlights include: The world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train, The wild West Coast, Visit Franz Josef Glacier, Lakes Wanaka and Hawea, the Gibbston Valley, Queenstown, Milford Sound and Mt Cook National Park.

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NZD$1,395

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The beautiful architecture of Larnach Castle
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  • New Zealand independent tour
  • Motels
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Viewed 125 times in the last 7 days
  • This 13 day tour follows the classic route around the South Island but with multiple night stays in Queenstown, Mt Cook and Dunedin.  Also includes Doubtful Sound and the West Coast Glaciers as well as the scenic Tranz Alpine train journey.

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NZD$3,311

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Exploring Fox Glacier
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  • New Zealand independent tour
  • Motels
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Viewed 140 times in the last 7 days
  • Experience Dunedin, Queenstown, Milford Sound and the Glaciers on this 6-day itinerary. Includes the Speights Brewery Tour, a Milford Sound day tour including a 2 1/2 hour nature cruise and the famous Tranz Alpine train.

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NZD$1,575

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