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Short tours starting in Christchurch

Start your New Zealand adventure in the city of Christchurch. We can customize any of these itineraries to suit you perfectly. With hundreds of accommodation options and activity ideas we can create the perfect New Zealand itinerary for you. Get in touch with the team at Thrifty Tours to plan your next NZ adventure.

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  • Departs every day - flexible independent travel
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  • This 5-day popular tour of the spectacular South Island visits Mt, Cook National Park (including lunch at the famous Hermitage Hotel), Queenstown, Fiordland National Park & Milford Sound and the West Coast Glaciers. Your journey concludes with a crossing of the spectacular Southern Alps on board the TranzAlpine Scenic Train.

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NZD$1,495
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  • Departs every day - flexible independent travel
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  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • A 4 day introduction to the South Island including Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown. Fiordland, Milford Sound and the West Coast Glaciers and the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train journey. An ideal tour to customise to your own schedule.

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NZD$1,375
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TSS Earnslaw Cruising Lake Wakatipu
  • Departs every day - flexible independent travel
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • A 5 day introduction to the South Island including Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown. Fiordland, Milford Sound and the West Coast Glaciers and the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train journey.An ideal tour to customise to your own schedule.

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NZD$1,839
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Dinner with a View, Queenstown
  • Departs every day - flexible independent travel
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  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • A 4 day introduction to the South Island including Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown, Fiordland, Milford Sound and the West Coast Glaciers and the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train journey. An ideal tour to customise to your own schedule.

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NZD$1,414
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Take a tour of Tasman Glacier Lake with Glacier Explorers
  • Departs every day - flexible independent travel
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  • This 5 day tour is great for people who wish to experience as much as they can as they journey from Christchurch to Queenstown. Along the way you will explore Mt Cook National Park, before continuing on to Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world, for a few days of relaxation or exhilaration - you decide!

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NZD$1,164
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Cruising Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park
  • Departs every day - flexible independent travel
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • This 5 day highlights tour includes Dunedin, Milford Sound including a cruise plus time in wonderful Queenstown before returning to Christchurch via Mt Cook National Park.

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NZD$1,440
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  • Departs every day - flexible independent travel
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  • The incredible TranzAlpine Scenic Train will take you across the southern Alps and onto the Wild West Coast and Franz Josef township.. Travel South through Mt. Aspiring National Park to Queenstown and enjoy a day trip and cruise into Milford Sound before returning to Christchurch via Mt. Cook National Park.

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NZD$1,395
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Dolphin off St Clair Beach, Dunedin
  • Departs every day - flexible independent travel
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Experience Dunedin, Queenstown, Milford Sound and the Glaciers on this 6 day itinerary. Includes the Taieri Gorge Train trip, a Milford Sound day tour including a 2 1/2 hour nature cruise and the famous Tranz Alpine train.

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NZD$1,875
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Cashel Street tram in Christchurch
  • Departs every day - flexible independent travel
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • A 4 day introduction to the South Island visiting Mt Cook National Park, 2 nights in Queenstown and a night in glacier country to explore the West Coast glaciers. A highlight is the renowned TranzAlpine scenic train journey crossing the Southern Alps. This tour can easily be customised to your suit you perfectly.

  • Viewed 113 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$1,482
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Dunedin 'gingerbread' railway station
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  • Spoil yourself with a trip to beautiful fiords, stunning glaciers and finish with one of the best scenic rail routes of New Zealand's South Island.

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NZD$1,460
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