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The South Island of New Zealand is home to much of the country's iconic scenery and attractions. Visit the West Coast Glaciers, Queenstown, Wanaka, Mt. Cook, Milford Sound & more.
The North Island of New Zealand has it all from the cosmopolitan cities of Auckland & Wellington to the Islands & beaches of Northland and the fun and adventure of Rotorua.
Explore the diversity of New Zealand as you travel across the North & South Islands. Let us design your great adventure or get some ideas from these suggestions.
From Queenstown our tours explore Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound, the West Coast Glaciers and more iconic South Island sights.
Explore a great range of tours from Auckland. From the tropical Bay of Islands to Waitomo Caves, Rotorua, Hobbiton movie set and more.
Tour New Zealand's Iconic South Island including Kaikoura, Mt. Cook National Park, Queenstown, Tekapo, Milford Sound, Fox Glacier & much more.
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.
This 10 day is one of our most popular, taking in the best of the South Island. With a great balance of included activities and free time, plus of course the must see locations you get to experience.
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.
Explore the highlights of the central North Island. Take a tour through the Waitomo Caves, have fun at the Rotorua Agrodome, a cultural introduction at Te Puia and dinner at Mitai Maori Village. No North Island trip would be complete without exploring the Hobbiton Movie Set.
Cross the Southern Alps on board the world famous TranzAlpine Scenic Train then 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 Glacier Country, You continue south to the Southern Lakes region and the ‘Adventure Capital’ of Queenstown.
A great itinerary for Lord of the Rings and Hobbit fans. Travelling North to South you experience some great LOTR excursions as well as seeing the incredible scenery NZ is famous for. The package includes iconic locations and must do excursions such as Milford Sound, Mt. Cook and the Tranz Alpine train journey. An ideal package tour this can also be modified to suit you perfectly.
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Check out these tour ideas that will take you through movie locations include LOTR & Hobbit activities such as Hibbiton, Weta Worskshops, Safaris of the Scenes & more.
We have lots of great tour ideas visiting all the top spots across New Zealand. We can customize with different accommodations and activity ideas or add more days in your favourite spots.