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Our range of New Zealand independent tours has something for everyone. These New Zealand tours can depart daily and can be modified to suit and offer true New Zealand independent travel options. See what you want to see, when you want to see it on our range of independent coach tours.

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Glacierland

7 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Fox Glacier, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 6 nights
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 Viewed 14 times in the last 7 days
 

Begin your journey traversing the island by rail and continue on to see for yourself the contrasting scenery of the East and West Coasts.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 1 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 14 times in the last 7 days
 

Experience the best of Auckland the ‘City of Sails’ with a city tour including magnificent views from the Skytower, a harbour dinner cruise and a night at the Skycity Grand Hotel.  Day 2 will see you venture south to the remarkable Waitomo Caves, then to Rotorua to explore the Maori culture, farming fun and geothermal wonders of the region before returning to Auckland.

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Glacier Wonder

4 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 3 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 36 times in the last 7 days
 

A 4 day introduction to the South Island visiting Mt Cook National Park, 2 nights in Queenstown and a night in glacier country to explore the West Coast glaciers. A highlight is the renowned TranzAlpine scenic train journey crossing the Southern Alps. This tour can easily be customised to your suit you perfectly.

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4 day Mt. Cook, Queenstown Milford Sound and Dunedin

4 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 3 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 13 times in the last 7 days
 

Travel Christchurch to Mt Cook to Queenstown, then visit Milford Sound before taking the Taieri Gorge Train to Dunedin, finish your tour in Christchurch.

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10 day Glaciers and Overnight Fiordland

10 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 9 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 18 times in the last 7 days
 

Starting in Christchurch cross the Southern Alps on board the Tranz Alpine train. Explore the West Coast Glaciers before heading south to Queenstown. Venture into Milford Sound for an incredible overnight experience. The World Heritage area of Mt Cook National Park is also a highlight.

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4 day Mt. Cook, Queenstown Milford Sound and Dunedin

4 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Taieri Gorge Railway, Dunedin, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 3 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 9 times in the last 7 days
 

Travel Christchurch to Mt Cook to Queenstown, then visit Milford Sound before taking the Taieri Gorge Train to Dunedin, finish your tour in Christchurch.

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2 day Kaikoura and Christchurch Tour

2 days from Wellington to Christchurch

Cook Strait New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 1 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 9 times in the last 7 days
 

Beginning in Wellington, travel across the Cook Strait and journey down the east coast to finish in the garden city of Christchurch. Take a break in Kaikoura and enjoy a exciting few hours of whale-watching!

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Middle Earth Discovered

8 days from Auckland to Christchurch

Maori cultural experience, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 7 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 16 times in the last 7 days
 

Embark on a journey of Middle Earth and New Zealand. Visit official sites used in the filming of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, whilst visiting some of New Zealand's most stunning attractions including glowworm caves, active geysers, dramatic mountains and deep fiords.

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5 day Fiordland Explorer

5 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Set sail out of Queenstown on the TSS Earnslaw
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 4 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 22 times in the last 7 days
 

Visit Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound the Glow Worm Caves and spare time in Queenstown on this 5 day Fiordland Explorer tour.

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4 day Southern Highlights

4 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Mt Cook National Park, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 3 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 9 times in the last 7 days
 

A 4 day introduction to the South Island including Mt Cook National Park, 2 nights in Queenstown and a night in Franz Josef to explore the West Coast Glaciers.  Highlights include a cruise across Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw steamship for dinner at Walter Peak High Country farm and the renowned Tranz Alpine Scenic Train journey. This tour can easily be customised to your own schedule.

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Tanmay Kumar, Tanmay's New Zealand Adventure!, Travelled on 18th November 2019
This was one of my best trips. All credit goes to Skye for coming up with itinerary and the suggestions. I was travelling solo and needed customizations to fit my preferences. I did not have enough time to plan and do all the bookings. I only told...
Lorraine & Ken Harrison, AAT Kings 9 Day Southern Spotlight Tour, Travelled on 10th November 2019
Our trip AAT Kings 9 day Southern Spotlight was exceptional, It was well organised and Mark the driver and Aaron the tour guide made the trip most enjoyable. Many thanks to Kaz at New Zealand Coach Tours for organising this trip for us.
Mark & Caroline Mangion, AAT Kings 9 Day Southern Spotlight - Earlybird, Travelled on 17th November 2019
Hi Laura! We were really pleased with how the tour was organized. All activities and visits in the program were carried out and the tour and scenery were simply amazing. We were pleased with fact that luggage was transported to and from hotel by...

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