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Explore the best of both worlds

Experience the spell-binding beauty and unforgettable adventure that New Zealand can offer you on an independent tour taking in both main islands. From sandy beaches in "the winterless North" to towering mountains and awe-inspiring fiords in the South: a NZ-wide independent coach tours offers you a chance to take in the full diversity of our small island nation. Experience the beaches, Maori cultural experiences, geothermal wonders, wind and food, bustling cities and 'Middle Earth' attractions of the North Island. Then see the sheer beauty of the south's ancient forests, unique native fauna, glaciers, towering mountains, historic towns and cities, and adrenalin-producing activities!

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  • Departs every day - flexible independent travel
  • Hotel 3 star
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  • 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.

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NZD$3,695

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  • 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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NZD$5,495

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  • Hotel 3 star
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  • 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.

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NZD$5,370

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Thrifty Tours - NZ daily departures
  • Departs every day - flexible independent travel
  • Hotel 4 star
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  • For 6 days, enjoy the beauty of New Zealand's South Island as you travel from Wellington to Christchurch. Cruise across the Cook Strait, visit the majestic Milford Sound and take some time to explore the adventure capital of Queenstown.

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NZD$2,290

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  • This 11 day tour allows you to experience the highlights of New Zealand.  In the North Island you’ll experience the unique Maori culture in Rotorua and the glowworm caves of Waitomo.  Then fly south for an exploration of the natural wonders of the South Island including Mt Cook National Park, Milford Sound, the West Coast Glaciers and Queenstown.

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NZD$4,250

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Thrifty Tours - NZ daily departures
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  • Train enthusiasts, this one is for you! Enjoy New Zealand's three iconic rail journeys, the Coastal Pacific, Northern Explorer, and the TranzAlpine all in an easy 6 day escape.

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NZD$1,850

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