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  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Motels
  • A great itinerary highlighting the varied and wonderful scenery of New Zealand. From the beaches of the Coromandel Coast to the Glaciers of the Southern Alps.

  • Viewed 469 times in the last 7 days
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Was NZD$2,965

Now NZD$2,765

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  • Independent tour (bus & coach)
  • Hotel 4 star
  • 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 335 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$3,291

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  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Motels
  • On the North Island travel through the cultural centre of Rotorua, a volcanic heritage site and visit NZ's two largest cities. Discover bubbling mud pools & incredible Geothermal activity! Move South on the breathtaking Interislander Ferry before seeing wildlife such as Dolphins in Kaikoura, the dramatic glaciers in Franz Josef, Milford Sounds staggering waterfalls & much more. Contact us for a custom made plan!

  • Viewed 104 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$4,589

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  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Motels
  • From Wellington take the stunning journey on the Interislander ferry across the Cook Strait to Picton where you’ll follow the Pacific Ocean coast south through the marine wildlife mecca of Kaikoura to Christchurch.  After 2 nights in Christchurch you’ll cross the Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps and Mt. Cook National Park.  The final leg of your travels takes you to the alpine resort of Queenstown.

  • Viewed 115 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$1,583

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  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Motels
  • Explore the highlights of Middle Earth and the spectacular scenery made famous in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies.

  • Viewed 81 times in the last 7 days
low season price pp

NZD$3,810

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  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Hotel 3 star
  • Travelling through the heart of the country you’ll journey past an incredible diversity of New Zealand landscapes and scenery.  From the North Island’s rich Maori culture and modern cosmopolitan cities you’ll venture south crossing the Cook Strait to the mountains, alpine lakes and glaciers of the South Island.  This tour is also flexible enough to add additional days onto if you have extra time.

  • Viewed 95 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$2,883

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Thrifty Tours - NZ daily departures
  • Independent tour (bus & coach)
  • Hotel 3 star
  • 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.

  • Viewed 213 times in the last 7 days
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Was NZD$5,370

Now NZD$5,220

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Thrifty Tours - NZ daily departures
  • Independent tour (bus & coach)
  • Hotel 4 star
  • A tour appealing to those Frodo and Gandalf fans, with visits to official sites used in the filming of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

  • Viewed 188 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$4,121

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Thrifty Tours - NZ daily departures
  • Independent tour (bus & coach)
  • Hotel 3 star
  • From the north to the south, this journey will see you experience all the essential New Zealand destinations. Get up close and personal with the Maori culture, be amazed by the scenery onboard the TranzCoastal Train and cruise on the world renowned Milford Sound.

  • Viewed 146 times in the last 7 days
low season price pp

NZD$3,351

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Thrifty Tours - NZ daily departures
  • Independent tour (bus & coach)
  • Hotel 3 star
  • 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 131 times in the last 7 days
low season price pp
Was NZD$3,695

Now NZD$3,545

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