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Travelling New Zealand by bus & coach is easy with our range of Thrifty Tours. Departing daily from the main centres 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.

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  • Enjoy 5 days exploring New Zealand's South Island with this excellent independent touring itinerary....

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    Enjoy 5 days exploring New Zealand's South Island with this excellent independent touring itinerary. Journey from Christchurch in a loop around the South Island. Cruise through Milford Sound, visit Mt. Cook National Park, explore the West Coast glaciers, and travel on the TranzAlpine scenic train.

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NZD$2,960

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  • Enjoy tropical Northland and the Bay of Islands, including cruise to the famous Hole in the Rock, ex...

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    Enjoy tropical Northland and the Bay of Islands, including cruise to the famous Hole in the Rock, explore beautiful Cape Reinga & Ninety Mile Beach and experience the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

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  • Hotel 4 star
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  • Enjoy the scenery of Canterbury, the Mackenzie country and Mt Cook National Park before arriving int...

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    Enjoy the scenery of Canterbury, the Mackenzie country and Mt Cook National Park before arriving into Queenstown. Take a fully escorted day tour to Milford Sound with Real Journeys.

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NZD$1,530

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  • Short and sweet, this tour to the glaciers is a New Zealand bucket list experience.

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NZD$1,690

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  • Hotel 4 star
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  • Embark on a journey to the iconic Hobbiton Movie Set, a mesmerising backdrop from "The Lord of the R...

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    Embark on a journey to the iconic Hobbiton Movie Set, a mesmerising backdrop from "The Lord of the Rings." Enjoy New Zealand's most awarded cultural attraction, Te Pā Tū. Witness the captivating geothermal wonders and delve into the wonders of Rotorua by floatplane. This exhilarating tour is fully customisable to suit your preferences. Connect with our dedicated Travel Specialists today to unveil the endless possibilities awaiting you.

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  • Hotel 3 star
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  • This 4 day Bay of Islands experience includes national coach travel, a visit of the Waitangi Treaty ...

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    This 4 day Bay of Islands experience includes national coach travel, a visit of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, a Russell mini tour, a full day adventure to Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach as well as a cruise trip to discover Hole in the Rock.

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NZD$1,200

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  • 7 Day New Zealand tour, is packed with the best attractions and locations and saves time by flying f...

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    7 Day New Zealand tour, is packed with the best attractions and locations and saves time by flying from one Island to the next.

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NZD$3,530

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  • Hotel 3 star
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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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  • Hotel 4 star
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  • Highlights include: The world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train • The wild West Coast • Vis...

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    Highlights include: The world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train • The wild West Coast • Visit Franz Josef Glacier •  Lakes Wanaka and Hawea • the Gibbston Valley • Queenstown

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NZD$1,850

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  • This 5 day highlights tour includes Dunedin, Milford Sound including a cruise plus time in wonderful...

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    This 5 day highlights tour includes Dunedin, Milford Sound including a cruise plus time in wonderful Queenstown before returning to Christchurch via Mt Cook National Park.

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NZD$1,895

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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.