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South Island Tours - Explore with New Zealand coach tours

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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Alpine Explorer

5 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Fox Glacier, New Zealand, West Coast
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 3 star - 4 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 5 times in the last 7 days
 

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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Glacier Wonder

4 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Tranzalpine train, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 3 star - 3 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 12 times in the last 7 days
 

A 4 day introduction to the South Island visiting Mt Cook National Park, 2 nights in Queenstown and a night in Glacier Country to explore the West Coast Glaciers.  A highlight is the renowned Tranz Alpine Scenic Train journey crossing the Southern Alps. This tour can easily be customised to your own schedule.

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Glaciers overnight

2 days from Queenstown to Christchurch

Fox Glacier
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 1 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 27 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 Tranz Alpine Scenic Train

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Grand Pacific 10 Day Ultimate South Island Escape

10 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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Grand Pacific Tours
Grand Pacific Ultimate
 New Zealand small group tour
 Hotel 4 star - 9 nights
  Pre and post tour options? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 59 times in the last 7 days
 

Escape and enjoy New Zealand's majestic South Island on this deluxe 10 day small group holiday. Beginning in Christchurch you will visit the mighty West Coast, Milford Sound, Queenstown, Dunedin and Mount Cook National Park on this unforgettable journey across New Zealand.

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3 day Glaciers and TranzAlpine Queenstown to Christchurch

3 days from Queenstown to Christchurch

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Tranzalpine train, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 2 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 30 times in the last 7 days
 

From Queenstown you’ll travel the Kawarau Gorge and spectacular Haast Pass to the pristine wilderness of the West Coast.  With 2 nights in Franz Josef you have time for a glacier adventure of your choosing.  From there continue north on the rugged West Coast road to Greymouth where you’ll catch the world renowned Tranz Alpine Scenic Train to Christchurch. 

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4 day Southern Circuit

4 days from Queenstown to Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 3 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 24 times in the last 7 days
 

A 4 day introduction to the South Island including Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown and the West Coast Glaciers. A highlight is the renowned TranzAlpine scenic train journey.

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4 day Southern Highlights

4 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

TSS Earnslaw, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 3 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 5 times in the last 7 days
 

A 4 day introduction to the South Island including Mt Cook National Park, 2 nights in Queenstown and a night in Franz Josef to explore the West Coast Glaciers.  Highlights include a cruise across Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw steamship for dinner at Walter Peak High Country farm and the renowned Tranz Alpine Scenic Train journey. This tour can easily be customised to your own schedule.

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5 day Southern highlights

5 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

TSS Earnslaw Cruising Lake Wakatipu
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 4 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 16 times in the last 7 days
 

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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5 Day Top of the South Island Tour from Christchurch

5 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Independent coach tour New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 4 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 8 times in the last 7 days
 

Starting and finishing in Christchurch, stay in well-appointed motel accommodations on this stunning 5 day tour around the top of the South Island. Explore our beautiful landscapes and enjoy a range of fantastic included activities!

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7 day Fiordland Explorer

7 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Marvel at the wonders of Doubtful Sound
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 6 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 10 times in the last 7 days
 

Visit Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound the Glow Worm Caves and spare time in Queenstown on this 7 day Fiordland Explorer tour.

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