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  • Enjoy 5 days exploring New Zealand's South Island with this excellent independent coach touring itinerary. Journey from Christchurch in a loop around the South Island, visiting all the must see destinations and enjoying a selection of exciting activities along the way. Cruise through Milford Sound with Real Journeys, visit the spectacular Mt. Cook National Park, explore the West Coast glacier region, and travel through the Southern Alps on the stunning TranzAlpine scenic train route.

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  • 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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  • Includes coach travel with InterCity out of Auckland to Paihia, from there enjoy a tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, a full day adventure to Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach, and a cruise to the famous Hole in the Rock.

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  • Visit Hobbiton Move Set, Tamaki Maori Village, take a Duck Tour and explore Rotorua by floatplane on this action packed 3 day tour.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • From Queenstown you’ll travel the Kawarau Gorge and spectacular Haast Pass to the pristine wilderness of the West Coast.  With 2 nights in Franz Josef you have time for a glacier adventure of your choosing.  From there continue north on the rugged West Coast road to Greymouth where you’ll catch the world renowned TranzAlpine Scenic Train to Christchurch. 

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  • Enjoy the scenery of Canterbury, the Mackenzie Country and the Southern Alps on your way to Queenstown. Then take the time to enjoy a fully escorted day tour to Milford Sound with Real Journeys.

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  • Journey through the heart of the North Island on this 5 day tour from Auckland to the capital city of Wellington.  Highlights along the way include Waitomo Caves, the unique Maori culture and the art deco city of Napier.

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  • Travel the coastline from Christchurch to Dunedin to explore the 'Edinburgh of the South'. Then, visit Milford Sound and cruise through the incredible fiord. Spend time in the 'Adventure Capital' Queenstown before travelling the rugged West Coast and the unique Franz Josef region. Finally, board the world-famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train for your return across the Southern Alps to Christchurch.

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