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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 217 times in the last 7 days
low season price pp
Was NZD$2,982

Now NZD$2,782

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Rotorua, New Zealand
  • 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. Move South on the breathtaking Interislander Ferry before seeing wildlife in Kaikoura, the glaciers in Franz Josef, Milford Sound and more.

  • Viewed 92 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$4,197

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Mitai Moari village cultural experience
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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 228 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$3,291

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Enjoy a Maori cultural performance at Mitai Maori village
Thrifty Tours - NZ daily departures
  • Independent tour (bus & coach)
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Experience the North and South Island on this 10 day tour. Highlights include Auckland. Rotorua, Christchurch, the Tranz Alpine train, Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown, and Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park.

  • Viewed 276 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$5,741

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Heritage Tramway in Christchurch
  • 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 109 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$1,413

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Visit the Hobbiton movie set from the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit films
  • 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 57 times in the last 7 days
low season price pp

NZD$4,137

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Take a canoe or a kayak out on Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown
  • 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 39 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$2,898

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A hongi at Te Puai Maori village
Thrifty Tours - NZ daily departures
  • Independent tour (bus & coach)
  • Hotel 4 star
  • This great 10 day tour day tour has it all. Explore Waitomo Caves, Tamaki Maori Village, Hobbiton Movie Set,Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown and Milford Sound.

  • Viewed 200 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$3,790

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Travelling the Cook Strait on the Interislander Ferry
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 203 times in the last 7 days
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Was NZD$4,695

Now NZD$4,495

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Best Selling AAT Kings
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  • Escorted coach tour
  • Hotel 3 star
  • Wander up one of the forty eight volcanic cones that make up the rolling landscape of Auckland for panoramic city views. Relax at Oriental Bay, Wellington's golden-sand inner city beach. Amble alongside the Avon River, as it runs through the heart of Christchurch. Each of New Zealand's major cities offers something unique and charming.

  • Viewed 57 times in the last 7 days
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Was NZD$4,757

Now NZD$4,256

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