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Southern National Parks - 10 Days - Thrifty Tours
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10 days

Southern National Parks - 10 Days

Start and end in Christchurch
Tour Operator:
Thrifty Tours
Max group size:
50
Age range:
1 to 100
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
140936
From
US $2,256
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Highlights

  • Cruise on the magical waters of Milford Sound
  • Ride through towering mountains on the TranzAlpine
  • Spend the night at the base of Mount Cook
  • Gaze in awe at the stunning Franz Josef Glacier

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  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

  • Travel more exclusively

    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

  • Travel for a special occasion

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Itinerary

Start and end in Christchurch! With the Discovery tour Southern National Parks - 10 Days, you have a 10 days tour package taking you through Christchurch, New Zealand and 5 other destinations in New Zealand. Southern National Parks - 10 Days includes accommodation, an expert guide, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 - Welcome to Christchurch
  2. Day 2 - Christchurch to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
  3. Day 3 - Explore the World Heritage area that is Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
  4. Day 4 - Mount Cook National Park to Queenstown
  5. Day 5 - Free day to explore Queenstown
  6. Day 6 - Milford Sound day tour with Real Journeys
  7. Day 7 - Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier
  8. Day 8 - Explore Franz Josef and the Glacier region
  9. Day 9 - Franz Josef to Greymouth train station, Tranz Alpine train to Christchurch
  10. Day 10 - Depart Christchurch today
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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
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  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Meals
  • Optional
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  • 4.6
  • DW
    · March 22nd, 2020
    Fantastic! I was pleased with the accommodations, especially at Mt Cook. I love that I was in the motel where I could walk in and out from my room sit and see the snow top Mtns while I soaked up the warm sun (22 C).
    Thrifty Tours commented on this review
    That's fantastic feedback Deborah! I'm glad to hear you had a great time here in New Zealand, especially in Mt Cook!
    Trip date: March 2020
  • SR
    · March 17th, 2020
    I couldnt fault this trip if I tried. There was moments when we had no connection and were concerned and the team helped us straight away to get in contact with various tours etc. I would highly recommend!
    Thrifty Tours commented on this review
    That's so great to hear Sarah! I hope you had a great time here in New Zealand! We really value this feedback.
    Trip date: March 2020

Dates & Availability

10 days
Southern National Parks - 10 Days
From Christchurch to Christchurch
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    20 Apr, 2021
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    28 Apr, 2021
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    8 May, 2021
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  • Currency
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    New Zealand
  • Plugs & Adapters

    As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, South Africa you will need an adaptor for type I.

    Type I
    New Zealand
  • Visa
    • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
    • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before June 21st, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 21st, 2021, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Thrifty Tours. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 65 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
    • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Thrifty Tours will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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