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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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6 day South Island Encounter

6 days from Queenstown to Queenstown

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 5 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 10 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 TranzAlpine Scenic Train journey and the Milford Sound Nature Cruise.

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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
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 Viewed 12 times in the last 7 days
 

Experience Dunedin, Queenstown, Milford Sound and the Glaciers on this 6-day itinerary. Includes the Speights Brewery Tour, a Milford Sound day tour including a 2 1/2 hour nature cruise and the famous Tranz Alpine train.

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14 Day New Zealand Vista

14 days from Auckland to Christchurch

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Interislander Ferry, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 3 star - 13 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 14 times in the last 7 days
 

From Auckland you’ll travel south all the way to Milford Sound.  Along the way you’ll marvel at the glow worm caves of Waitomo, experience rural life at Agrodome and explore our unique Maori culture at Te Puia and Tamaki Village.  After crossing the Interislander ferry to Picton you’ll head south to Christchurch, then on to Mt Cook National Park where you’ll spend a night at the Hermitage Hotel. Continue south to Dunedin, Te Anau and Milford Sound. Spend 2 nights in Queenstown with a special dinner at Walter Peak before crossing to the West Coast glaciers.  The final leg of your journey takes you back to Christchurch on board the Tranz Alpine scenic train.

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3 day West Coast Glaciers and TranzAlpine to Christchurch

3 days from Queenstown to Christchurch

Franz Josef glacier, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 2 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 24 times in the last 7 days
 

From Queenstown you’ll travel the Kawarau Gorge and spectacular Haast Pass to the pristine wilderness of the West Coast.  With 2 nights in Franz Josef you have time for a glacier adventure of your choosing.  From there continue north on the rugged West Coast road to Greymouth where you’ll catch the world renowned Tranz Alpine Scenic Train to Christchurch. 

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Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga 3 day Tour

3 days from Auckland to Auckland

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Cape Reinga New Zealand
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 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 2 nights
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 Viewed 16 times in the last 7 days
 

This 3 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.

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10 day Southern National Parks tour

10 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Queenstown gondola, view from the top
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 3 star - 9 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 15 times in the last 7 days
 

This 10 day tour follows the classic route around the South Island but with and extended stay in Mt Cook National Park. The trip includes Queenstown, Fiordland, Milford Sound and the West Coast Glaciers, as well as a ride on the TranzAlpine scenic train.

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Glaciers overnight

2 days from Queenstown to Christchurch

Fox Glacier
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 1 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 24 times in the last 7 days
 

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

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13 day Southern Parks and Scenic Train

13 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Larnach Castle, Dunedin
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 12 nights
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 Viewed 30 times in the last 7 days
 

This 13 day tour follows the classic route around the South Island but with multiple night stays in Queenstown, Mt Cook and Dunedin.  Also includes Doubtful Sound and the West Coast Glaciers as well as the scenic Tranz Alpine train journey.

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5 day Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton

5 days from Auckland to Auckland

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

Visit Waitomo Caves, the Rotorua Agrodome, Te Puia, Mitai Maori Village, Hobbiton Movie Set and Wai-O-Tapu thermal area on this action packed 5 day itinerary.

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5 day Southern Alps Circuit Christchurch to Christchurch

5 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Landscape of Arthurs Pass
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 4 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 13 times in the last 7 days
 

Circumnavigate the Southern Alps on this 5 day tour.  Begin with the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train journey from Christchurch to the West Coast.  Continue your journey south to the West Coast Glacier region and onto the alpine ‘Adventure Capital’ of Queenstown where you’ll spend 3 nights.  You have a free day to explore before your day trip to the pristine wilderness of Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park.  Return to Christchurch via Mt Cook National Park, where you’ll stop for lunch at the Hermitage.

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Alan & Rayleen Price, 8 day South Island Scenic Explorer, Travelled on 12th September 2020
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