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New Zealand South Island Independent Coach Ideas

7 to 9 Day Travel Itinerary

Travelling New Zealand South Island by bus & coach is easy with our range of Thrifty Tours. Departing daily from central loactions our tours can also be customised to suit you perfectly. So if you want a flexible itinerary designed just for you then call the New Zealand touring experts today and create your perfect holiday package.

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  • A great 8 day tour which introduces you to Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown. Fiordland, Milford Sou...

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    A great 8 day tour which introduces you to Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown. Fiordland, Milford Sound and the West Coast Glaciers and includes the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train journey.

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NZD$4,085

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  • This 7 day Fiordland Explorer tour visits Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Lake Te Anau's Glow Worm Ca...

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    This 7 day Fiordland Explorer tour visits Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Lake Te Anau's Glow Worm Caves and leaves you with time to experience the Adventure Capital of Queenstown.

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NZD$3,240

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  • From Christchurch to Christchurch this loop of New Zealand's south island proves to be an incredibly...

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    From Christchurch to Christchurch this loop of New Zealand's south island proves to be an incredibly popular route, encompassing Milford Sound, the TranzAlpine Scenic Train and the key locations of Queenstown, Dunedin and Christchurch, this trip is not to be missed.

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NZD$4,030

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  • Visit Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound the Glow Worm Caves and spare time in Queenstown on this 7 day F...

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    Visit Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound the Glow Worm Caves and spare time in Queenstown on this 7 day Fiordland Explorer tour.

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NZD$2,990

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  • Highlighting the renowned TranzAlpine scenic train, and allowing time to explore the west coast glac...

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    Highlighting the renowned TranzAlpine scenic train, and allowing time to explore the west coast glacier regions, the alpine-adventure town of Queenstown and the breath taking Milford Sound this tour has it all.

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NZD$3,195

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  • Starting and finishing Christchurch this tour visits Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown, Fiordland, M...

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    Starting and finishing Christchurch this tour visits Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown, Fiordland, Milford Sound and the West Coast Glaciers before taking the TranzAlpine Scenic Train journey across the Southern Alps.

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NZD$3,665

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  • Hotel 4 star
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  • Explore the South Island on this popular 9 day itinerary. Highlights include a night in Mt Cook Nati...

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    Explore the South Island on this popular 9 day itinerary. Highlights include a night in Mt Cook National Park, Dunedin, Te Anau including a Milford Sound cruise, free time in Queenstown, an evening cruise on the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak station for dinner, the West Coast and Franz Josef Glacier plus the Tranz Alpine Train journey from Greymouth to Christchurch.

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NZD$5,350

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  • Hotel 4 star
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  • Fly from Auckland to Christchurch then cross the Southern Alps on board the TranzAlpine train. Explo...

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    Fly from Auckland to Christchurch then cross the Southern Alps on board the TranzAlpine train. Explore the West Coast Glaciers before heading south to Queenstown. Venture into Milford Sound for a wonderful full-day experience and cruise. The World Heritage area of Mt Cook National Park is also a highlight. Return to Auckland by Air New Zealand.

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NZD$6,220

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  • Explore New Zealand's icy glaciers, drive through mountains and cruise on impossibly blue waters in ...

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    Explore New Zealand's icy glaciers, drive through mountains and cruise on impossibly blue waters in this amazing South Island package.

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NZD$4,195

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  • This classic 9 day tour introduces you to Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown. Fiordland, Milford Soun...

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    This classic 9 day tour introduces you to Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown. Fiordland, Milford Sound and the West Coast Glaciers and includes the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train journey.

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Can't quite find what you are looking for?

Even with hundreds of New Zealand coach touring ideas we know that sometimes you need something special. That's why the team at NZCT are experts at designing New Zealand holidays to suit everyone.
We can combine our Guided Coach Tours with a tailor-made independent tour in another part of New Zealand and then design a self drive holiday to finish off your itinerary.
Whatever you can think of we can create so you get the New Zealand touring experience you deserve.

Prefer to explore New Zealand with a Self Drive tour?

Our sister company, New Zealand Self drive Tours, specialises in just that - Self Drive Holidays across New Zealand. With over 200 great itinerary ideas to help inspire you there is something for everyone.
Our team of NZ Specialists tailor-make each itinerary to suit you. With hundreds of accommodation options, activity ideas, a great rental car range and our expertise to pull it altogether you are guaranteed a great NZ Self Drive holiday.

About New Zealand Fine Touring

New Zealand Fine Touring is the parent company of New Zealand Coach Tours. Started in 2004 New Zealand Fine Touring grew from a small home business to New Zealand's leading touring holiday planner. We operate many different channels such as New Zealand Coach Tours, New Zealand Self Drive Tours, Fine Tours New Zealand, Discover New Zealand, Thrifty Tours, Ski New Zealand, NZ Road Trip, Pure Journeys and our travel agent only business nzsidekick. Each channel specialises in a particulur style of touring holiday but we can also use our experience across all these channels to create a bespoke itinerary to suit anyone from anywhere. Check out New Zealand Fine Touring here.