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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 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 17 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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6 day Queenstown, Milford Sound and Glacier Highlights

6 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Views over Lake Wakatipu down to Glenorchy
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 5 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 20 times in the last 7 days
 

Starting and finishing Christchurch this tour visits Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown. Fiordland, Milford Sound and the West Coast Glaciers before taking the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train journey across the Southern Alps.

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Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga Deluxe 4 day tour

4 days from Auckland to Auckland

Cape Reinga lighthouse, North Island
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 3 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 14 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 dolphin cruise to the hole in the rock is included plus this 4 day itinerary has a full day for you to relax and self explore.

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Essential New Zealand

10 days from Auckland to Christchurch

Milford Sound, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 3 star - 9 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 17 times in the last 7 days
 

From the north to the south, this journey will see you experience all the essential New Zealand destinations. Get up close and personal with the Maori culture, be amazed by the scenery onboard the TranzCoastal Train and cruise on the world renowned Milford Sound.

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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
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 17 times in the last 7 days
 

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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Christchurch to Milford Sound and Queenstown

3 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Arial View of Queenstown
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 3 star - 2 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 13 times in the last 7 days
 

Enjoy the scenery of Canterbury, the Mackenzie country and Mt Cook National Park before arriving into Queenstown. Take a fully escorted day tour to Milford Sound with Real Journeys.

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8 day Upper North Island Deluxe Adventure

8 days from Auckland to Auckland

Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 7 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 10 times in the last 7 days
 

This 8 day tour is great for people who wish to experience as much as they can in the upper North Island. Learn about New Zealand's history, cruise around the Bay of Islands and enjoy a scenic flight to the top of the North Island.  Heading south again you travel to Rotorua via Hobbiton village and experience New Zealand's geothermal capital before returning to Auckland via Waitomo Caves.

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Christchurch to Milford Sound and Queenstown

3 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Kayak on Lake Wakatipu
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 2 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 20 times in the last 7 days
 

Enjoy the scenery of Canterbury, the Mackenzie country and Mt Cook National Park before arriving into Queenstown. Take a fully escorted day tour to Milford Sound with Real Journeys.

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9 day Scenic South Island

9 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Queenstown, New Zealand food and drink
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 8 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 13 times in the last 7 days
 

This classic 9 day tour introduces you to Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown, Fiordland, Milford Sounf and the West Coast Glaciers, and includes the TranzAlpine scenic train journey.

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7 day Fiordland Explorer 4 star tour

7 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Setting Sail, Doubtful Sound
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 6 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 22 times in the last 7 days
 

This 7 day Fiordland Explorer tour visits Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Lake Te Anau's Glow Worm Caves and leaves you with time to experience the Adventure Capital of Queenstown.

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