Canterbury Plains New Zealand

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
  • Independent daily departures
  • 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.

  • Viewed 100 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$2,201
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Weta Cave & Workshop entrance in Wellington
  • Independent daily departures
  • 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 95 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
  • Independent daily departures
  • Hotel 3 star
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • This 7 day highlights tour includes Dunedin, the Taieri Gorge train journey and Milford Sound, plus a wonderful cruise through the sound and time to explore Queenstown before returning to Christchurch via Mt Cook National Park.

  • Viewed 97 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$2,244
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The journey to Milford Sound
  • Independent daily departures
  • 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 53 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$1,861
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Experience a Maori cultural performance at Tamaki Maori village
  • Independent daily departures
  • Motels
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Be captivated by some of the world's most stunning scenery at Milford Sound and watch it all go by on one of the world's best train journeys The TranzAlpine

  • Viewed 116 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$3,322
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Dunedin's beautiful 'gingerbread' railway station
  • Independent daily departures
  • 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 66 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$2,032
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Meet Gandalf at Weta Cave & Workshop
  • Independent daily departures
  • Motels
  • 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 45 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$3,195
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The Tranzalpine train with KiwiRail
  • Independent daily departures
  • 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 131 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$1,714
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Speeding over the crystal blue waters of the Shotover River with Shotover Jet
  • Independent daily departures
  • 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 where you enjoy a Shotover Jet Boat ride ad time to explore at leisure. Onto Mt Cook National Park to enjoy a Tasman Glacier tour and then return to Christchurch.

  • Viewed 41 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$2,106
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Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo
  • Independent daily departures
  • 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 45 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$2,179
based on twin share/double