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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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8 day South Island Scenic Explorer

8 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Avon River, Christchurch
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 3 star - 7 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 51 times in the last 7 days
 

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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2 day Tranz Alpine and West Coast Glaciers to Queenstown

2 days from Christchurch to Queenstown

Tranzalpine Rail Route
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 1 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 56 times in the last 7 days
 

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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6 Day South Island Explorer

6 days from Wellington to Christchurch

Milford Sound New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 5 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 33 times in the last 7 days
 

Experience the best of the South Island on this 6 day independent coach tour from Wellington to Christchurch, with highlights including Milford Sound, Queenstown and Mt Cook National Park.

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4 day Glacier, Queenstown and Milford Sound highlights

4 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Autumn Colours, Central Otago
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 3 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 35 times in the last 7 days
 

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, Milford Sound and Mt Cook National Park.

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Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton 4 day package

4 days from Auckland to Auckland

Mitai Maori, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 3 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 45 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 tour plus one full day in Rotorua to explore or relax at leisure.

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2 Day Bay of Islands Short Escape Tour

2 days from Auckland to Auckland

Port Russell, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 3 star - 1 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 42 times in the last 7 days
 

Experience the tropical Bay of Islands including the historic Waitangi Treaty grounds and a dolphin cruise to the hole in the rock.

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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 40 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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3 day West Coast Glaciers and Tranz Alpine 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 30 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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11 day New Zealand Southbound Explorer

11 days from Auckland to Christchurch

Escorted coach tours New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 10 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 40 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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Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 3 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 37 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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We offer you an amazing range of escorted all-inclusive tours and specialised small group tours plus our famous daily departure, tailor-made independent touring itineraries.

Why choose New Zealand's leading coach tour travel agent? It's about being sure you'll see the best:

  1. We specialise in New Zealand. Nothing else. 100% New Zealand.
  2. You get the best price for your tour and we guarantee it.
  3. Our experienced team is based right here in New Zealand.
  4. We have first-hand experience of the tours we sell.
  5. Legendary dedication to service excellence.
  6. Secure payment options for your peace of mind.
  7. Operating since 2004 and our guests love us.
  8. Because your visit to New Zealand deserves to be the best.
  9. We represent only the best escorted coach touring brands — Grand Pacific ToursGrand Pacific Ultimate Small Group ToursKirra ToursAAT Kings and Trafalgar.
    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!

Nataly Hernandez, Nataly's Customised NZ Exploring, Travelled on 22nd July 2019
I had a fantastic time with all the activities I booked! :) Chelsea was extremely helpful and patient to answer all my queries and suggest activities based on the things I liked and the fully-packed itinerary I wished for. All chosen companies in...
Jennifer Moody, Jenny's South Island Adventure, Travelled on 7th July 2019
An amazing holiday organised by Lisa Riddington. I will definitely recommend her to anyone who is wanting a fabulous holiday in New Zealand. The organisation and accommodation was outstanding.
Colleen Gerbrandt, Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton Experience, Travelled on 16th July 2019
We were very pleased with every aspect of our tour, from Kasmira's helpfulness in making the arrangements to how smoothly everything went on the tour. There were many different pieces that all had to fit together, and we were amazed that each of our...

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