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New Zealand tour ideas 7 - 9 days long

Enjoy the flexibility to follow your own path at your own pace with the peace of mind that comes with knowing everything is arranged in advance by experienced travel professionals. Take an independent coach tour with Thrifty New Zealand.

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Speed past canyon walls with Shotover Jet
  • Departs every day - flexible independent travel
  • Hotel 3 star
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Explore the Southern Alps, its glaciers and mountains as well as time in Queenstown to enjoy the alpine adventure atmosphere. Includes a glacier explorers tour in Mt Cook, an exciting Shotover jet Boat ride and the Tranz Alpine train journey.

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NZD$2,201
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Weta Cave & Workshop entrance in Wellington
  • Departs every day - flexible independent travel
  • Hotel 3 star
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Embark on a journey of Middle Earth and New Zealand. Visit official sites used in the filming of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, whilst visiting some of New Zealand's most stunning attractions including glowworm caves, active geysers, dramatic mountains and deep fiords.

  • Viewed 121 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$3,228
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Lake Pukakai and Mt Cook on a stunning blue sky day
  • Departs every day - flexible independent travel
  • Hotel 3 star
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • This 7 day highlights tour includes Dunedin, Milford Sound, plus a wonderful cruise through the sound and time to explore Queenstown before returning to Christchurch via Mt Cook National Park.

  • Viewed 84 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$1,667
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Dunedin's beautiful 'gingerbread' railway station
  • Departs every day - flexible independent travel
  • Motels
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • This is one of our most popular 9 day South Island touring itineraries. Travel the coastline from Christchurch to Dunedin with an afternoon to explore the 'Edinburgh of the South'. Cross the rich farmland of Southland to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland National Park. Then visit Milford Sound and a 2 1/2 hour nature cruise. Return to Queenstown for 2 nights and a full day to explore at your leisure. Your journey continues north to the rugged West Coast and the unique Franz Josef region. A full day to fully enjoy the regions walks and unique activities. Then its onto Greymouth where you board the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train for your return across the Southern Alps to Christchurch.

  • Viewed 110 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$1,975
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The Tranzalpine train with KiwiRail
  • Departs every day - flexible independent travel
  • Motels
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Begin your journey traversing the island by rail and continue on to see for yourself the contrasting scenery of the East and West Coasts.

  • Viewed 72 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$1,714
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The journey to Milford Sound
  • Departs every day - flexible independent travel
  • Motels
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • The 7 Day Alpine Express explores all the natural beauty of the West Coast Glaciers, the Southern Lakes region, Fiordland and Mt Cook National Park.  You’ll also enjoy 3 nights in the alpine ‘Adventure Capital’ of Queenstown.

  • Viewed 103 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$1,861
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Discover some beautiful Hobbit houses
  • Departs every day - flexible independent travel
  • Motels
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • 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, travel to Rotorua via Hobbiton village and experience New Zealand's geothermal capital before returning to Auckland via Waitomo Caves.

  • Viewed 61 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$2,723
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Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo
  • Departs every day - flexible independent travel
  • Motels
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • 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.

  • Viewed 81 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$2,079
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Enjoying the sunset over Lake Wakatipu
  • Departs every day - flexible independent travel
  • Hotel 3 star
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Begin your journey traversing the island by rail and continue on to see for yourself the contrasting scenery of the East and West Coasts.

  • Viewed 53 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$2,032
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The Tranzalpine train cruising across the Craigieburn Straight
  • Departs every day - flexible independent travel
  • Motels
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Arrive into Christchurch then cross the Southern Alps on board the Tranz Alpine train. Explore the West Coast Glaciers before heading south to Queenstown. Venture into Milford Sound for a wonderful full day experience and cruise. The World Heritage area of Mt Cook National Park is also a highlight.

  • Viewed 105 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$2,174
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