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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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3 day Tranz Alpine , Glaciers and Queenstown

3 days from Christchurch to Queenstown

Franz Josef glacier, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 2 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 80 times in the last 7 days
 

From Christchurch you’ll cross the Southern Alps on board the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.  On reaching the ruggedly beautiful West Coast you’ll follow the coastline south to Franz Josef where you’ll spend the next 2 nights.  From your base in Franz Josef you’ll have time to explore the pristine wilderness of Westland Tai Poutini National Park and the fabulous glaciers.  Leaving the glacier region you’ll continue south through the stunning Haast Pass to the Southern Lakes region and the ‘Adventure Capital’ of Queenstown.

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Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 3 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 35 times in the last 7 days
 

Travel from Wellington to Queenstown over 4 days on this independent coach tour. Take a whale watching tour, visit Franz Josef Glacier, ride the TranzAlpine scenic train, plus much more!

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5 day Dunedin, Queenstown, Milford Sound and Mt. Cook

5 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Otago Peninsula
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 4 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 22 times in the last 7 days
 

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

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6 day Dunedin, Queenstown, Milford Sound and Glaciers

6 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

New Zealand independent tours
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 5 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 26 times in the last 7 days
 

Experience Dunedin, Queenstown, Milford Sound and the Glaciers on this 6 day itinerary. Includes the Taieri Gorge Train trip, a Milford Sound day tour including a 2 1/2 hour nature cruise and the famous Tranz Alpine train.

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6 day South Island Encounter

6 days from Queenstown to Queenstown

Christchurch, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 5 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 71 times in the last 7 days
 

A 6 day introduction to the South Island including Mt Cook National Park, Christchurch, Milford Sound and the West Coast Glaciers.  Highlights are the renowned Tranz Alpine Scenic Train journey and the Ko Tane Maori Experience.

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6 Day South Island Explorer

6 days from Wellington to Christchurch

New Zealand Coach Tours
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 3 star - 5 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 10 times in the last 7 days
 

Relax in comfortable 3 star accommodation on this 6 day tour of the South Island, visiting Dunedin, Milford Sound and Mt. Mt Cook National Park as you make your way from Wellington to Christchurch.

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7 day Auckland to Christchurch Highlights Tour

7 days from Auckland to Christchurch

Auckland city, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 6 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 36 times in the last 7 days
 

Journey from the Auckland via Rotorua, Napier and the capital city of Wellington.  Fly to Christchurch, the garden city, and explore the gateway to the South.

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8 day Upper North Island Deluxe Adventure

8 days from Auckland to Auckland

Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 7 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 29 times in the last 7 days
 

This 8 day tour is great for people who wish to experience as much as they can in the upper North Island. Learn about New Zealand's history, cruise around the Bay of Islands and enjoy a scenic flight to the top of the North Island.  Heading south again you travel to Rotorua via Hobbiton village and experience New Zealand's geothermal capital before returning to Auckland via Waitomo Caves.

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Alpine Explorer

5 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Fox Glacier, New Zealand, West Coast
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 3 star - 4 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 5 times in the last 7 days
 

A 5 day introduction to the South Island including Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown. Fiordland, Milford Sound and the West Coast Glaciers and the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train journey. An ideal tour to customise to your own schedule.

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Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga 4 day Experience

4 days from Auckland to Auckland

Cape Reinga, North Island
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 3 star - 3 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 80 times in the last 7 days
 

This 4 day tour includes coach travel with Great Sights, a tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, a Russell mini tour, a full day adventure to Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach plus a Hole in the Rock Cruise and a full day to relax or explore more in the beautiful Bay of Islands.

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John and Alvina Callister, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 20th January 2019
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