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Amazing New Zealand tours starting in Christchurch

Planning a tour of New Zealand starting in Christchurch? These tours offer exciting opportunities to travel north or south from Christchurch on short and long tours. Browse escorted holidays and custom coach touring experiences departing from Christchurch, the South Island's largest city.

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Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama

14 days from Christchurch to Auckland

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Walter Peak station, Lake Wakatipu
Grand Pacific Tours
 Escorted coach tour
 14 days/13 nights in Hotel 3 star
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The Grand Pacific 14 day New Zealand Panorama tour explores the top locations and attractions on both the North and South Islands. Starting in Christchurch visit the deep south and Fiordland National Park, Queenstown, the West Coast Glaciers before crossing the Southern Alps on board the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train. Head north crossing the Cook Strait to the capital city of Wellington before 2 nights in the cultural and thermal wonderland of Rotorua before finishing in Auckland, the City of Sails. A true panoramic view of New Zealand – add two days & see the Bay of Islands too.

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AAT Kings 9 Day Southern Spotlight

9 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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Queenstown, New Zealand
AAT Kings
 Escorted coach tour
 9 days/8 nights in Hotel 3 star
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The 9 day Southern Spotlight tour explores the wonderful scenery of the South Island. The city of Christchurch, Lake Tekapo, Mt Cook, Dunedin, Milford Sound, Queenstown, Franz Josef Glacier and you take the world famous Tranz Alpine train from Arthurs Pass to Christchurch. With lots of opportunities to enjoy the many great optional tours and activities this is the ideal tour for those wishing to see the best of the South Island at a relaxing pace.

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5 day Southern highlights including Milford Sound

5 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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Majestic Milford Sound
Thrifty Tours
 Independent (daily departures)
 5 days/4 nights in Motels
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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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9 day Coast to Coast

9 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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Dunedin railway station, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 Independent (daily departures)
 9 days/8 nights in Motels
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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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Grand Pacific 16 Day Highlights of New Zealand

16 days from Christchurch to Auckland

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Road to Mount Cook
Grand Pacific Tours
 Escorted coach tour
 16 days/15 nights in Hotel 3 star
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The Grand Pacific 16 day Highlights tour explores the top locations and attractions on both the North and South Islands. Starting in Christchurch visit the deep south and Fiordland National Park, Queenstown, the West Coast Glaciers before crossing the Southern Alps onboard the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train. Head north crossing the Cook Strait to the capital city of Wellington before 2 nights in the cultural and thermal wonderland of Rotorua. Another 2 nights in the tropical Bay of Islands before returning to Auckland, the City of Sails. A true highlights of New Zealand tour.

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7 day Southern Alps to the Southern Lakes

7 days from Christchurch to Queenstown

Queenstown, South Island
Thrifty Tours
 Independent (daily departures)
 7 days/6 nights in Motels
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This 7 day tour is great for people who wish to experience as much as they can as they journey from Christchurch to Queenstown. Begin with the renowned TranzAlpine scenic train, then there is time to explore the west coast glacier regions, the alpine-adventure town of Queenstown and the breath taking Milford Sound.

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Grand Pacific 9 Day Taste of the South Island

9 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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Grand Pacific, New Zealand
Grand Pacific Tours
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 9 days/8 nights in Hotel 3 star
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The Grand Pacific 9 day Taste of the South Island tour offers the ideal itinerary to see the best that the south has to offer. Starting and finishing in Christchurch experience the scenery of the Mackenzie country, Dunedin, Te Anau and Milford Sound, the adventure capital of Queenstown and the West Coast Glaciers before returning to Christchurch on board the Tranz Alpine train. Great inclusions and great value.

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AAT Kings 21 Day Spirit of New Zealand

21 days from Christchurch to Auckland

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AAT Kings New Zealand adventure
AAT Kings
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 21 days/20 nights in Hotel 3 star
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Explore New Zealand to the full with this comprehensive 21 day tour. A good balance of included highlights and activities and free time to explore at leisure. Visit Dunedin, Queenstown, spend a night on Milford Sound, the West Coast Glaciers, Nelson, Wellington, Rotorua, Auckland and Bay of Islands.

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AAT Kings 14 Day New Zealand Marvel

14 days from Christchurch to Auckland

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Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
AAT Kings
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 14 days/13 nights in Hotel 3 star
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Explore the spectacular South Island, its mountains, lakes, fiords, rivers, and valleys before heading across the Cook Strait to the capital city of Wellington. Experience the Maori cultural centre of Rotorua and the fascinating Waitomo Glow Worm caves before arriving into New Zealand's largest and most diverse city of Auckland.

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AAT Kings 9 Day Southern Wonders

9 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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Dunedin railway station
AAT Kings
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 9 days/8 nights in Hotel 3 star
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Explore the dramatic South Island on this 9 day tour. Crossing the Southern Alps to the Wild West Coast and Franz Josef Glacier. Travel through Mt Aspiring National Park to Queenstown, the Alpine Resort town is renowned for its exciting activities and spectacular scenery. Enjoy a cruise on Milford Sound before crossing the rolling hills of Southland towards Dunedin, 'the Edinburgh of the South'. Through the Waitaki region and onto Mt Cook National Park and the magical high country of Mackenzie before returning to the garden city of Christchurch.
 

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