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New Zealand independent travel and tours - Thrifty Tours

Thrifty Tours have been showing visitors around for more than 30 years. Each of their tours and itineraries depart each and every day and can be customised to suit you. So changing accommodations, adding different activities or staying longer in your favourite place is easy. Talk to the team about your New Zealand independent travel.

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5 day Southern highlights including Milford Sound

5 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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Majestic Milford Sound
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 4 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
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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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11 day New Zealand Southbound Explorer

11 days from Auckland to Christchurch

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Escorted coach tours New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 10 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 47 times in the last 7 days
 

An exciting 11 day tour that allows you to experience New Zealand's highlights. Beginning in the North Island, enjoy exploring Rotorua and Waitomo before flying south Rotorua to Christchurch for an exploration of the beautiful southern alpine regions including Mt. Cook and much more.

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7 day Southern Alps to the Southern Lakes

7 days from Christchurch to Queenstown

Queenstown, South Island
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 6 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 51 times in the last 7 days
 

This 7 day tour is great for people who wish to experience as much as they can as they journey from Christchurch to Queenstown. Begin with the renowned TranzAlpine scenic train, then there is time to explore the west coast glacier regions, the alpine-adventure town of Queenstown and the breath taking Milford Sound.

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5 day Southern Alps to the Southern Lakes

5 days from Christchurch to Queenstown

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Tasman Glacier Lake, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 4 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 42 times in the last 7 days
 

This 5 day tour is great for people who wish to experience as much as they can as they journey from Christchurch to Queenstown. Along the way you will explore Mt Cook National Park, before continuing on to Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world, for a few days of relaxation or exhileration - you decide!

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Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga Deluxe

4 days from Auckland to Auckland

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Cape Reinga, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 3 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 40 times in the last 7 days
 

Experience the Bay of Islands, tropical Northland including Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach plus the historic Waitangi Treaty grounds. A cruise to the hole in the rock is also included.

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9 day Coast to Coast

9 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Dunedin railway station, New Zealand
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 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 8 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 50 times in the last 7 days
 

This is one of our most popular 9 day South Island touring itineraries. Travel the coastline from Christchurch to Dunedin with an afternoon to explore the 'Edinburgh of the South'. Cross the rich farmland of Southland to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland National Park. Then visit Milford Sound and a 2 1/2 hour nature cruise. Return to Queenstown for 2 nights and a full day to explore at your leisure. Your journey continues north to the rugged West Coast and the unique Franz Josef region. A full day to fully enjoy the regions walks and unique activities. Then its onto Greymouth where you board the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train for your return across the Southern Alps to Christchurch.

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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
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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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7 day South Island Alpine Experience

7 days from Christchurch to Queenstown

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TSS Earnslaw, Queenstown, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 6 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 62 times in the last 7 days
 

Arriving into Christchurch explore the city by double decker. Then take the Tranz Alpine train crossing the Southern Alps to the West Coast Glaciers before heading south and onto the alpine township if Wanaka. Explore the regions wines en-route to Queenstown. The tour includes a trip to Milford Sound.

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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 31 times in the last 7 days
 

The 14 Day New Zealand Vista Tour takes you on a journey of discovery.  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.  Dunedin is next before you continue south to Te Anau and Milford Sound for your spectacular nature cruise.  Heading north you 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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Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton 3 day experience

3 days from Auckland to Auckland

Hobbiton, Matamata
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 2 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 36 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 3 day tour.

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Talk to one of our team today to find and book the New Zealand coach tour that's right for you.

Customer Reviews

We have been showing visitors around since 2004!

Every part of the trip was first class | Bruce & Kathryn Hedderig | Grand Pacific 19 Day Ultimate Rail & Coach Experience | Travelled on 25th January 2018
Great trip. Everything went well. I will surely recommend it to friends. I will also recommend they book via you folks. Every part of the trip was first class.
Thank you so much for organising our stay | Sally and Derek Staley | New Zealand Southern Loop | Travelled on 24th January 2018
We had a fantastic time in New Zealand. We enjoyed the North Island as each area was so different from the next. South Island was just full of amazing landscapes.
The tour was superb & arrangements were excellent | Dipankar and Rita Bose, Kingshuk Das and Karnail Bose | 11 Day Southern Scenic Wonders | Travelled on 20th January 2018
From myself and on behalf of my family I profusely thank you for arranging such a wonderful and fully enjoyable 11 day Scenic Tour of Southern New Zealand.

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