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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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Trains, Fiords and Glaciers

6 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Dunedin, New Zealand
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Motels - 5 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 6 times in the last 7 days
 

Spoil yourself with a trip to beautiful fiords, stunning glaciers and the best scenic rail routes of New Zealand's South Island.

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Trains, Fiords and Glaciers

6 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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

Spoil yourself with a trip to beautiful fiords, stunning glaciers and the best scenic rail routes of New Zealand's South Island.

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8 day Queenstown and Glacier Explorer

8 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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

Explore the Southern Alps, its glaciers and mountains as well as time in Queenstown to enjoy the alpine adventure atmosphere. Includes a glacier explorers tour in Mt Cook, an exciting Shotover jet Boat ride and the Tranz Alpine train journey.

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8 day Glacier and Queenstown Explorer

8 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

Shotover Jet, Queenstown
Thrifty Tours
 New Zealand independent tour
 Hotel 4 star - 7 nights
  Customisable? YES Enquire Enquire
 Viewed 4 times in the last 7 days
 

Arrive into Christchurch then cross the Southern Alps on board the Tranz Alpine train. Explore the West Coast Glaciers before heading south to Queenstown where you enjoy a Shotover Jet Boat ride and time to explore at leisure. Onto Mt Cook National Park to enjoy a Tasman Glacier tour and then return to Christchurch.

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Glacier Wonder

4 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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

A 4 day introduction to the South Island visitin 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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Lakeland

5 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

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

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

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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 6 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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  1. We specialise in New Zealand. Nothing else. 100% New Zealand.
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  4. We have first-hand experience of the tours we sell.
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Customer Reviews

We have been showing visitors around since 2004!

Sue knight, Grand Pacific 16 Day Highlights of New Zealand, Travelled on 17th January 2019
Very helpful. Cannot say anything negative about the booking or tour itself. All good. Many thanks
Bruce & Kristy Ford, 4 Day Southern Circuit, Travelled on 1st February 2019
Great trip. We loved it! Easy transportation to most beautiful fiord with seals and waterfalls. Fantastic!
Mary & Stephen Orange, Kirra Tours 11 day Southern Discovery, Travelled on 13th January 2019
What an amazing time we have had. A truly wonderful experience. We saw so much of the South Islands astounding beauty on a well organised schedule. Everything was so well coordinated and laid on for us. Kirra Tours are amazing. We had one of the...

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