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5-Day South Island Tour from Christchurch

See the top sights of the spectacular South Island on a 5-day guided coach tour, round-trip from Christchurch. Stop at Mt Cook, New Zealand’s tallest mountain; enjoy free time to explore the adventure capital of Queenstown; take a boat cruise on Milford Sound, surrounded by steep rock walls; view Fox and Franz Josef glaciers; and travel by rail through the Southern Alps aboard the scenic TranzAlpine Express. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off, and four nights’ accommodation in Queenstown and Franz Josef.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Duration: 5 days
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6-Day South Island Tour from Christchurch Including Milford Sound, Queenstown and Fox Glacier or Franz Josef Glacier

Gorgeous fiords, magnificent glaciers and other scenic landscapes of the South Island comprise this 6-day semi-independent tour by narrated coach and railway. Travel round-trip from Christchurch and climb aboard the Taieri Gorge Railway and TranzAlpine passenger trains — two of New Zealand's  top-rated scenic rail routes. Catch a complimentary shuttle to the Fox Glacier or Franz Josef Glacier lookout point, cruise on Milford Sound, and ride the Queenstown Skyline Gondola above Lake Wakatipu. Overnight stays allow for plenty of free time to explore at your own pace.
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Duration: 6 days
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4-Day Great Southern Island Circle Tour from Christchurch

View Franz Josef Glacier and experience a Milford Sound cruise on this 4-day semi-independent tour of New Zealand's South Island. You’ll travel by coach from Christchurch to Queenstown via the Canterbury Plains, Aoraki/Mt Cook and Lake Tekapo, then motor up the west coast to Greymouth before riding the TranzAlpine train on the return to Christchurch. Listen to narration on board as the driver highlights this scenic region from picturesque mountain peaks to deep fiords. Overnight accommodation and round-trip hotel transport are included.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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3-Day Milford Sound, Te Anau, Taieri Gorge and Dunedin Tour from Queenstown

Discover the highlights of the South Island on a 3-day semi-independent tour, round-trip from Queenstown. Travel by glass-roof coach to Te Anau, gateway to the UNESCO-listed Fiordland, where you’ll take a 2-hour boat cruise on Milford Sound — surrounded by rainforest, waterfalls and glacier-carved valleys. Enjoy a full day at your leisure in charming Dunedin, followed by a train journey by Taieri Gorge Railway to Pukerangi. You’ll have your choice of standard or superior accommodation, including breakfast, in Te Anau and Dunedin.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Private Glenorchy Half-Day Adventure, Queenstown

Private Glenorchy and Paradise tour. Being a charter this tour can focus on what you want, from Lord of the Rings to history, geology, photography - its your trip, you decide. Our experience in the local film industry, comfortable vehicles, extensive land access and comprehensive local knowledge combine to offer fans of Middle Earth the opportunity to take a memorable journey and to live, breathe and experience the magic of the LOTR locations. Total flexibility with tourDiscreteFull commentary and interpretationGuide with 30 years local experienceExplore Glenorchy, Paradise, and Dart ValleyiPad location guideKnowledgeable Lord of the Rings guideLOTR locations visitedIsengardIthilien CampLothlorien ForestBattle of Amon HenGlenorchy RoadBennetts BluffGlenorchy townshipViews of Mt Earnslaw and the Southern AlpsFilm locations for Wolverine, Narnia, The Hobbit, WillowTea break in a stunning location on the Dart River right next to Isengard
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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2 Day Queenstown to Christchurch via Glaciers

This two-day trip from Queenstown to Christchurch packs a lot of experiences into a short time. Experience the scenic beauty of a New Zealand road trip without having to drive yourself, as you travel by comfortable coach and train. Enjoy a mix of free time and guided walks or other tours. You can choose activities to suit your own needs and interests. This trip is an easy and adventure-filled way of traveling between the two cities.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Kaikoura Whale and Dolphin Overnight Tour from Christchurch

A Kaikoura whale-watching cruise and dolphin swim are the highlights of this delightful 2-day nature tour, round-trip from Christchurch. Your marine experience includes a visit to a New Zealand fur seal colony and suiting up in snorkel gear to swim alongside the amazing dusky dolphins. Stay overnight with 5-star accommodation in this tiny coastal town after a scenic drive by coach through North Canterbury, and stop for complimentary wine tasting on the return journey.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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3-Day South Island Circle Tour from Christchurch

See the highlights of New Zealand's scenic South Island on this 3-day semi-independent tour, round-trip from Christchurch. Traveling by coach and train, you’ll stop in UNESCO-listed Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park and Queenstown, travel up the west coast to Franz Josef Glacier, and visit the Gold Rush town of Greymouth, then board the homeward-bound TranzAlpine train across the Southern Alps and past the Canterbury Plains. Listen to informative onboard commentary and enjoy two nights’ accommodation as you explore the sights independently.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise

Board the ‘Milford Mariner’ for a Milford Sound overnight cruise along this pristine waterway, situated in New Zealand’s impressive Fiordland National Park. Cruise the entire length of the fiord all the way to the Tasman Sea before your captain anchors in Harrison Cove. Then spend the night in a private single or twin-share en suite cabin, including a 3-course buffet dinner and breakfast. Listen to a nature guide on board and make use of provided kayaks to explore waterfalls and glacial-carved cliffs like Mitre Peak.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Private Skippers Canyon Half-Day 4WD Adventure, Queenstown

Private Skippers Canyon tour with the most experienced 4 wheel drive guide in Queenstown, having over 30 years commercial Skippers Canyon driving experience. • Private group (2 - 4 passengers per vehicle) • Guaranteed 4WD vehicle, NO vans, NO buses ! • Total flexibility with tour • Long time local guide, not a seasonal worker ! • Full commentary and interpretation • Authentic New Zealand high country experience • Explore the infamous 1889 Skippers Canyon gold mining road • Visit the 1879 Skippers school • Optional extra Skippers Canyon Jet boat • Pickup time and location by arrangement • 4WD Expeditions holds AdventureMark® certification
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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7-Day South Island Coastal Splendor Tour from Christchurch

Experience the coastal splendor of New Zealand’s South Island on this 7-day tour by coach and Taieri Gorge Railway from Christchurch. Hear live onboard commentary as you travel through the Canterbury Plains to the historic city of Dunedin, then head to Queenstown and Franz Josef Glacier via the rugged west coast before returning to Christchurch on the TranzAlpine. Your itinerary includes six nights’ accommodation, a Milford Sound cruise and a guided sightseeing tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula with admission to the royal albatross colony.
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Duration: 7 days
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Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise from Queenstown

Board the ‘Milford Mariner’ for a Milford Sound overnight cruise, including round-trip transport by luxury coach from Queenstown with the option to return by air. You’ll journey the entire length of Milford Sound, cruising all the way to the Tasman Sea before sleeping in your private single or twin-share en suite cabin in sheltered Harrison Cove. Hear informative onboard commentary by a nature guide, and enjoy a three-course buffet dinner, breakfast and use of provided kayaks. Upgrade for a 35-minute scenic flight back to Queenstown.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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3-Day Deep South Adventure from Queenstown

Our Three day Bottom Bus tour is one of the best ways to see the Bottom of the South Island. In a minimum of three days you can experience the adrenaline in Queenstown, take in the breathtaking scenery with a cruise on the majestic Milford Sound in the Fiordland National Park, explore the Catlins wildlife and wonders and bathe in the heritage of Dunedin. Want to spend extra nights at one of our stops? No problem you can hop off for a night or two and get on our next bus coming through. Want to catch a ferry over to Stewart Island (extra cost) and try your luck at spotting a Kiwi bird? Sweet as! We will drop you off in Bluff to catch the first ferry of the day. You can then spend a night, or even more, on Stewart Island and catch the first ferry from Stewart Island back to Bluff where we will be waiting for you to carry on through The Catlins to Dunedin.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Lake Wakatipu Nature Walking Tour from Queenstown

Explore Queenstown nature on a half-day walking tour along the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Enjoy views of the Remarkables mountain range as you take an easy route through native beech forest and learn about South Island flora and birdlife. Soak up the water views and hear Maori legends of the lake. Your morning or afternoon tour includes a snack plus hotel pickup and drop-off. Numbers are limited to 10 people, ensuring a small-group experience with your knowledgeable nature guide.
  • Duration: 1 day 21 hours
  • Duration: 1 day 21 hours
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Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

This Doubtful Sound overnight cruise takes you over Manapouri Lake to this South Island gem in the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. Board the ‘Fiordland Navigator,’ a traditional three-mast sailing scow, and cruise past soaring granite peaks in New Zealand’s second-largest fiord. Learn from an onboard nature guide about wildlife such as fur seals, penguins and bottlenose dolphins. Then spend the night in a comfortable cabin, including a 3-course buffet dinner and breakfast. Join the cruise in Manapouri or include coach transfers from Te Anau or Queenstown.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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3-Day Queenstown to Christchurch including West Coast Glaciers and the TranzAlpine Train

Travel from Queenstown to Christchurch on a 3-day semi-independent journey that includes a guided Fox Glacier valley walk and TranzAlpine railway journey. You’re driven through Mount Aspiring National Park en route to the stunning glacial landscape of Fox Glacier, where you spend two nights in the township before continuing down the South Island’s west coast. Then ride a train from Greymouth through the Canterbury Plains and Arthur’s Pass National Park. Transportation and accommodation with breakfast are included, with ample free time to explore on your own.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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5-Day South Island Tour from Christchurch Including Queenstown and Milford Sound

See the South Island by coach and railway on a semi-independent 5-day tour, traveling round-trip from Christchurch. Hear informative commentary on your sightseeing coach, gaze at the scenic Southern Alps while aboard the TranzAlpine train, and visit the World Heritage–listed Fiordland on a Milford Sound cruise with lunch. Overnight stays in Fox Glacier and Queenstown allow for plenty of free time to explore New Zealand’s magnificent glaciers and national parks.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Duration: 5 days
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10-Day South Island Adventure from Christchurch

Experience top sights of the South Island during this 10-day, guided, small-group trip that includes transportation and nine nights’ accommodation. See glaciers, take in coastal views, and enjoy walking trails before spending your evenings relaxing at your accommodations in the rainforest and more. Enjoy a scenic bike ride and dare to jump from the A.J Hackett bungy jumping site before visiting places like Queenstown, Mount Cook and more.
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Duration: 10 days
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9-Day South Island Adventure from Christchurch

Save valuable planning time and avoid the risk of missing some of the South Island’s picturesque highlights on this nine-day tour from Christchurch. Head through Arthur’s Pass to the West Coast and travel down the coast to Franz Josef Glacier. From there, head south to sights like Lake Matheson, Fiordland National Park and the Mackenzie Basin. Take a calm overnight cruise around Doubtful Sound, cycle around Lake Wanaka and speed around Mt Aspiring National Park by jet boat.
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Duration: 9 days
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5-Day New Zealand North and South Island Highlights Trip

Journey by coach, ferry and railway from the North Island to the South Island of New Zealand during this 5-day trip from Auckland to Christchurch, or vice versa. Ride a boat into the Waitomo Glowworm Caves; see the geothermal wonderland at Te Pua and the Agrodome Sheep Show in Rotorua; take the Interislander ferry across Cook Strait from Wellington; and hop on a Coastal Pacific train from Picton to Kaikoura, where you’ll watch giant sperm whales at play. Enjoy overnight accommodation in Rotorua, Wellington and Kaikoura.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Duration: 5 days
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6-Day South Island Southern Heritage Tour from Christchurch

Experience a 6-day semi-independent tour by coach and train around the scenic South Island, traveling round-trip from Christchurch. Stop at Mount Cook, take a Milford Sound cruise and spend a free day in Queenstown, then journey to Pukerangi and cross into Dunedin aboard the Taieri Gorge Railway. Enjoy a guided tour of the Otago Peninsula and royal albatross colony before returning to Christchurch. Transportation, sightseeing tours and hotel accommodation are all included.
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Duration: 6 days
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4-Day Akaroa and Kaikoura Tour from Christchurch

Spend 4 days getting to know Akaroa and Kaikoura on this eclectic tour. Explore the volcanic landscapes and take a harbor cruise in Akaroa, go whale watching in Kaikoura. Three nights of accommodation in Christchurch are included, as well as lunch on Akaroa Harbour and round-trip airport transfers.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise from Te Anau

Don’t miss the chance to take a must-do overnight cruise on Milford Sound aboard the ‘Milford Mariner,’ with round-trip transport from Te Anau by luxury coach. Cruise the entire length of the impressive fiord, passing towering cliffs like Mitre Peak en route to the Tasman Sea. Then anchor for the night in sheltered Harrison Cove, where a nature guide on board helps you make use of provided kayaks to explore. Select a private single or twin-share ensuite cabin, including a 3-course buffet dinner and breakfast.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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North Island Four-Day Highlights Tour from Auckland

Experience the best of New Zealand’s North Island during this 4-day, 3-night, sightseeing excursion. Discover the capital city of Auckland, the famous ‘Hobbiton’ movie set, Waitomo Caves, the Bay of Islands, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, and much more. Three nights of accommodations, air-conditioned coach transport, and entrance fees are covered.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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