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Enjoy Amazing Scenic Cruises During Your New Zealand Tour

Would you like to experience some of New Zealand's famous scenic cruises on your NZ tour? Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, whale watching and wildlife cruises? There are many scenic day trips and short cruises that could be part of your time here. Explore our extensive range of wonderful tours that include scenic cruises.

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5 day Southern Highlights with Milford Sound

5 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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Winter Al Fresco mountain dining
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 4 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 262 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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Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga Deluxe 3 day tour

3 days from Auckland to Auckland

Cape Reinga Lighthouse at Sunrise
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 2 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 109 times in the last 7 days
 

Experience the Bay of Islands, tropical Northland including Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach plus the historic Waitangi Treaty grounds. A cruise to the hole in the rock is also included.

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6 Day South Island Explorer

6 days from Wellington to Christchurch

Milford Sound New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 5 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 55 times in the last 7 days
 

Experience the best of the South Island on this 6 day independent coach tour from Wellington to Christchurch, with highlights including Milford Sound, Queenstown and Mt Cook National Park.

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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
 Viewed 65 times in the last 7 days
 

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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2 Day Bay of Islands Short Escape Tour

2 days from Auckland to Auckland

Port Russell, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 3 star - 1 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 39 times in the last 7 days
 

Experience the tropical Bay of Islands including the historic Waitangi Treaty grounds and a dolphin cruise to the hole in the rock.

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4 day Glacier, Queenstown and Milford Sound highlights

4 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Autumn Colours, Central Otago
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 3 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 25 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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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
 Viewed 35 times in the last 7 days
 

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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11 day New Zealand Southbound Explorer

11 days from Auckland to Christchurch

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Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 10 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 42 times in the last 7 days
 

An exciting 11 day tour that allows you to experience New Zealand's highlights. Beginning in the North Island, enjoy exploring Rotorua and Waitomo before flying south Rotorua to Christchurch for an exploration of the beautiful southern alpine regions including Mt. Cook and much more.

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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
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 35 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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10 day Southern National Parks tour

10 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Church of the Good Sheperd, Mt Cook National Park
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 3 star - 9 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 28 times in the last 7 days
 

This 10 day tour follows the classic route around the South Island but with and extended stay in Mt Cook National Park. THe trip includes Queenstown, Fiordland, Milford Sound and the West Coast Glaciers, as well as a ride on the TranzAlpine scenic train.

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