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The South Island of New Zealand has the most dramatic scenery and landscapes. Explore this wonderful place on a great South Island coach tour.

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10 Day Southern Pioneer Haka Plus Tour

10 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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New Zealand South Island
Haka Tours
 New Zealand small group tour
 Hotel 3 star - 9 nights
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The 10 day Southern Pioneer haka plus tour is one of the best loops around.  Hit the road in style and get to know Te Wai Pounamu - the South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand.  You'll cover off significant scenic highlights and many of the South Island's must-do activities.

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4 day Southern Circuit

4 days from Queenstown to Queenstown

Mt Cook National Park, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 3 nights
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A 4 day introduction to the South Island including Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown and the West Coast Glaciers. A highlight will be your journey on board the famous TranzAlpine scenic train across the South Island.

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5 day Southern Alps Circuit Christchurch to Christchurch

5 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Landscape of Arthurs Pass
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 4 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
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Circumnavigate the Southern Alps on this 5 day tour.  Begin with the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train journey from Christchurch to the West Coast.  Continue your journey south to the West Coast Glacier region and onto the alpine ‘Adventure Capital’ of Queenstown where you’ll spend 3 nights.  You have a free day to explore before your day trip to the pristine wilderness of Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park.  Return to Christchurch via Mt Cook National Park, where you’ll stop for lunch at the Hermitage.

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Kirra Tours 10 day Classic TranzAlpine Panorama

10 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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The Styx River in Christchurch
Kirra Tours
 New Zealand escorted tour
 Hotel 4 star - 9 nights
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Discover the spectacular South Island of New Zealand, taking in the southern loop from Christchurch down the central spine of the Southern Alps and onto the East and West Coasts. Board the famous TranzAlpine train journey from Greymouth to Christchurch, a great way to finish off your holiday experience!

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2 day Tranz Alpine and West Coast Glaciers to Queenstown

2 days from Christchurch to Queenstown

Tranzalpine Rail Route
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 1 nights
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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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2 day Tranz Alpine and West Coast Glaciers to Queenstown

2 days from Christchurch to Queenstown

View from the top, Fox Glacier
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 1 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
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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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3 day Tranz Alpine , Glaciers and Queenstown

3 days from Christchurch to Queenstown

Franz Josef glacier, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 2 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
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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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5 day Dunedin, Queenstown, Milford Sound and Mt. Cook

5 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Otago Peninsula
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 4 nights
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This 5 day highlights tour includes Dunedin, the Taieri Gorge train journey, Milford Sound including a cruise plus time in wonderful Queenstown before returning to Christchurch via Mt Cook National Park.

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6 day Dunedin, Queenstown, Milford Sound and Glaciers

6 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

New Zealand independent tours
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 5 nights
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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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6 day South Island Encounter

6 days from Queenstown to Queenstown

Christchurch, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 5 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
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A 6 day introduction to the South Island including Mt Cook National Park, Christchurch, Milford Sound and the West Coast Glaciers.  Highlights are the renowned Tranz Alpine Scenic Train journey and the Ko Tane Maori Experience.

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