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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$1,445

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  • Departs every day - flexible independent travel
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  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • This 10 day tour follows the classic route around the South Island but with an extended stay in Mt Cook National Park. Includes Queenstown. Fiordland, Milford Sound and the West Coast Glaciers as well as a journey on the TranzAlpine Scenic Train across the Southern Alps.

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NZD$2,295

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The Tranzalpine train with KiwiRail
  • Departs every day - flexible independent travel
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  • Begin your journey traversing the island by rail and continue on to see for yourself the contrasting scenery of the East and West Coasts.

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NZD$1,714

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Enjoy a spectacular show at the Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre planetarium
  • Departs every day - flexible independent travel
  • Hotel 3 star
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • 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.

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NZD$3,382

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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 482 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$2,032

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  • Departs every day - flexible independent travel
  • Motels
  • 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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The Tranzalpine train crosses the Waimakariri Bridge
  • Departs every day - flexible independent travel
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  • 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.

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NZD$707

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View from the top, Fox Glacier
  • Departs every day - flexible independent travel
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  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Highlights include: The world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train • The wild West Coast • Visit Franz Josef Glacier •  Lakes Wanaka and Hawea • the Gibbston Valley • Queenstown

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NZD$535

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  • Departs every day - flexible independent travel
  • Motels
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • 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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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$2,050

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