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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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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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 Viewed 25 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

Queenstown gondola, view from the top
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 3 star - 9 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 13 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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14 Day New Zealand Vista

14 days from Auckland to Christchurch

Interislander Ferry, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 3 star - 13 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 34 times in the last 7 days
 

From Auckland you’ll travel south all the way to Milford Sound.  Along the way you’ll marvel at the glow worm caves of Waitomo, experience rural life at Agrodome and explore our unique Maori culture at Te Puia and Tamaki Village.  After crossing the Interislander ferry to Picton you’ll head south to Christchurch, then on to Mt Cook National Park where you’ll spend a night at the Hermitage Hotel. Continue south to Dunedin, Te Anau and Milford Sound. Spend 2 nights in Queenstown with a special dinner at Walter Peak before crossing to the West Coast glaciers.  The final leg of your journey takes you back to Christchurch on board the Tranz Alpine scenic train.

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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 27 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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6 Day South Island Explorer

6 days from Wellington to Christchurch

New Zealand Coach Tours
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 3 star - 5 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 12 times in the last 7 days
 

Relax in comfortable 3 star accommodation on this 6 day tour of the South Island, visiting Dunedin, Milford Sound and Mt. Mt Cook National Park as you make your way from Wellington to Christchurch.

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9 day Southern Scenic Wonders

9 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 8 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 24 times in the last 7 days
 

This classic 9 day tour 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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13 day Southern Parks and Scenic Trains

13 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Larnach Castle, Dunedin
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 12 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 35 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 two scenic train journeys.

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6 day Mt. Cook, Queenstown Milford Sound and Dunedin

6 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

New Zealand Queenstown
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 5 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 21 times in the last 7 days
 

Travel Christchurch to Mt Cook to Queenstown, then visit Milford Sound before taking the Taieri Gorge Train to Dunedin, finish your tour in Christchurch

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5 day Southern Scenes

5 days from Queenstown to Queenstown

Milford Sound cruise, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 4 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 24 times in the last 7 days
 

A 5 day introduction to the South Island, including Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown, Milford Sound and the West Coast Glaciers. A highlight is a ride on the renowned TranzAlpine scenic train.

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5 day Southern Scenes

5 days from Queenstown to Queenstown

Milford Sound cruise, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 4 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 20 times in the last 7 days
 

A 5 day introduction to the South Island including Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown, Milford Sound and the West Coast Glaciers. A highlight is the renowned TranzAlpine scenic train journey.

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