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Enjoy Amazing Scenic Train Trips During Your New Zealand Tour

Would you like to experience some of New Zealand's famous scenic train trips on your NZ tour? The TranzAlpine, The Northern Explorer, The Coastal Pacific, any number of short train excursions? There are many scenic train experiences to include in your NZ experience. Explore our extensive range of wonderful tours that include scenic rail journeys and experiences.

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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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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
 Viewed 73 times in the last 7 days
 

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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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
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 45 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

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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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Glaciers Overnight

2 days from Queenstown to Christchurch

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Arial view of Fox Glacier
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 1 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 78 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 TranzAlpine Scenic Train

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Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 3 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 34 times in the last 7 days
 

Travel from Wellington to Queenstown over 4 days on this independent coach tour. Take a whale watching tour, visit Franz Josef Glacier, ride the TranzAlpine scenic train, plus much more!

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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 36 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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12 day New Zealand Highlights

12 days from Auckland to Christchurch

Independent coach tours, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 11 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 32 times in the last 7 days
 

This 12 day tour allows you to experience some of the highlights of New Zealand in a short time.  Some superb inclusions ensure a varied and exciting tour.

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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 25 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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Brian Duncan, Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga Deluxe, Travelled on 4th February 2019
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