The Best 3-Day (Weekend) Tours in New Zealand

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Are you craving an unforgettable weekend trip to New Zealand that strikes the perfect balance between relaxation and adventure? Look no further than our carefully curated selection of 3-day guided tours that are perfect for a weekend getaway. We've analyzed all of these quick guided and all-inclusive tours based on key criteria such as price, comfort, service, guest ratings, and activities in order to find the top 3-day tours in New Zealand for your next trip. Whether you're yearning for thrilling excursions, mouthwatering cuisine, or simply a chance to unwind, these short tours offer the perfect amount of time to immerse yourself into the local culture and activites. Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey that will leave you with memories to treasure for a lifetime.


The Top 3:

  • 3 Days, $1243.39

  • 3 Days, $745.41

  • 3 Days, $1217.28

Which 3-day tour options are available in New Zealand?

New Zealand

Here are the important factors:

  • 7 trip options analyzed
  • $341 average price per day (USD)
  • 4.16 of 5 average rating
  • 47 people or less on average

You'll be surprised at the array of tours lasting 3 days in New Zealand, as there is something for everyone. It's no wonder that visitors can't get enough of these tours, boasting an impressive average guest rating of 4.16 out of 5 stars. Picture yourself joining a group of like-minded adventurers, with an average maximum size of 47 people, ensuring a fantastic blend of social and personalized experiences. With our thorough analysis of 7 tours lasting 3 days, we've found the best. So rest assured that New Zealand has something to captivate every kind of traveler.

(All tour prices are in US Dollars before taxes, and come from a base price that is reported by TourRadar. Peak season prices can vary significantly, particularly in destinations where seasonal travel fluctuates dramatically.)

So, let's get to it and see...

The 7 Best 3-Day Tours in New Zealand
by Thrifty Tours



3 Days Queenstown to Christchurch 4 Destinations 50 People at Most Ages 1 to 100 Guest Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars

This 3-day journey is ideal for guests age 1 to 100. And priced at only $414 per day, it's a great value, too. This extraordinary adventure also revolves around local culture and family-friendly activities. This trip takes you on an adventure to 4 destinations, including Franz Josef and Greymouth. Begin your trip in Queenstown and complete it with a memorable finale in Christchurch. It's offered by Thrifty Tours, a very popular company with rave reviews and knowledgeable guides.

  • Sightseeing
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
$1,243
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for tours lasting 3 days.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Thrifty Tours



3 Days Start/End in Auckland 3 Destinations 50 People at Most Ages 1 to 100 Guest Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Priced at just $248 per day, this terrific 3-day trip is ideal for guests age 1 to 100. Auckland will be both the start and end of your journey. Organized by the reputable Thrifty Tours, this is one of the best tours on this list.

  • Coach / Bus
  • Family
$745
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Thrifty Tours



3 Days Start/End in Auckland 3 Destinations 50 People at Most Ages 1 to 100 Guest Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

Check out this incredible voyage that has received a 4.6 out of 5 rating from previous guests. You're in for an epic adventure with a strong emphasis on local culture and family-friendly activities. With a duration of 3 days, this journey ensures an intimate group size of 50 people, and is good for guests age 1 to 100. Your adventure starts and ends in Auckland. This fantastic option, organized by Thrifty Tours, presents an unbeatable value at just $406 per day.

  • Coach / Bus
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
$1,217
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by Thrifty Tours



3 Days Christchurch to Queenstown 4 Destinations 50 People at Most Ages 1 to 100 Guest Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars

Spanning over 3 days, this voyage has a maximum size of 50 individuals. Welcoming guests age 1 to 100, it is organized by Thrifty Tours, a very popular company with plenty of great reviews. This itinerary covers 4 captivating destinations, with stops in Greymouth and Franz Josef, among others. Begin your trip in Christchurch and complete it with a memorable finale in Queenstown. You'll love the emphasis on local culture and family-friendly activities, too. Available at an unbeatable price of only $491 per day, this option also has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars from previous guests.

  • Coach / Bus
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
$1,473
TourRadar
by Thrifty Tours



3 Days Start/End in Queenstown 3 Destinations 30 People at Most Ages 2 to 100 Guest Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars

Here's your chance to take off on an exceptional voyage that has garnered a 4 out of 5 rating. With a duration of 3 days, this jouney will have 30 participants, and it warmly welcomes guests age 2 to 100. Expertly organized by Thrifty Tours, this amazing trip is an incredible value at just $342 per day.

  • Family
$1,025
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for tours lasting 3 days.
by Thrifty Tours



3 Days Start/End in Auckland 2 Destinations 50 People at Most Ages 1 to 100 Guest Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars

This memorable trip is offered by Thrifty Tours which has received plenty of positive reviews. The trip itself has a guest rating of 4 out of 5 stars, and is priced affordably at $270 per day. You'll start and end your journey in beautiful Auckland. The maximum group size is 50 people, welcoming guests age 1 to 100.

  • Family
$811
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for tours lasting 3 days.
by Thrifty Tours



3 Days Christchurch to Queenstown 4 Destinations 50 People at Most Ages 1 to 100 Guest Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars

Set off on an extraordinary journey that has been awarded a 4 out of 5 stars by previous guests. With a duration of 3 days, this journey offers an intimate group setting, accommodating 50 individuals, while extending a warm welcome to guests age 1 to 100. Traverse through 4 enchanting destinations, with Lake Tekapo and Mount Cook among the must-see stops along the route. Begin your trip in Christchurch and complete it with a memorable finale in Queenstown. Brought to you by Thrifty Tours, this exceptional deal is an incredible steal at a mere $213 per day.

  • Family
$640
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Also, if you're departing from a specific destination, see The Best 3-Day Tours from Auckland, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Christchurch, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Auckland, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Queenstown, The Best 10-Day Tours from Christchurch, The Best 10-Day Tours from Auckland, The Best 2-Week Tours from Auckland, or The Best 2-Week Tours from Christchurch for more package tour options.

How much do 3-day tours to New Zealand cost?

Average Daily Price 3-Day Tours
$341

Travelers to New Zealand will have a large number of terrific options for tours lasting 3 days at a variety of great prices. The price of tours lasting 3 days here can vary by type, destinations, length, and travel style. Based on thorough data from 7 tours lasting 3 days, their average daily price is a very reasonable $341 per day. If you're interested in more information about tours here, see our guide to tour prices in New Zealand.

And for more information on New Zealand, see New Zealand Travel Costs and New Zealand Hotel Costs.


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