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North & South Island Itineraries

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Looking to indulge in some exciting adventures over a short period? Starting in Wellington, these itineraries will take you across the North Island and South Islands. You will encounter diverse landscapes, from the lush green hills of the North to the snow-capped Southern Alps. Activities include the world-famous TranzAlpine train, whale watching in Kaikoura and the West Coast Glaciers. If you need help finding the perfect tour or want to discuss a customised option, contact our fantastic Travel Specialists today.

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  • Beginning in Wellington and finishing in Queenstown, spend 3 days touring New Zealand's South Island...

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    Beginning in Wellington and finishing in Queenstown, spend 3 days touring New Zealand's South Island. See Franz Josef Glacier, go on a whale-watching tour, visit Lakes Wanaka and Hawea, plus plenty more!

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NZD$2,360

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  • Travel across the South Island to Queenstown on this 3 day independent coach tour. Highlights includ...

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    Travel across the South Island to Queenstown on this 3 day independent coach tour. Highlights include the TranzAlpine scenic train, Frans Josef Glacier, the Gibbston Valley and Lakes Wanaka and Hawea.

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NZD$2,310

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  • Take a 2 day getaway to New Zealand on this Thrifty Tours adventure from Wellington to Christchurch,...

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    Take a 2 day getaway to New Zealand on this Thrifty Tours adventure from Wellington to Christchurch, including a spectacular whale-watching tour in Kaikoura.

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NZD$720

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  • Beginning in Wellington, travel across the Cook Strait and journey down the east coast to finish in ...

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    Beginning in Wellington, travel across the Cook Strait and journey down the east coast to finish in the garden city of Christchurch. Take a break in Kaikoura and enjoy a exciting few hours of whale-watching!

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NZD$1,380

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Can't quite find what you are looking for?

Even with hundreds of New Zealand coach touring ideas we know that sometimes you need something special. That's why the team at NZCT are experts at designing New Zealand holidays to suit everyone.
We can combine our Guided Coach Tours with a tailor-made independent tour in another part of New Zealand and then design a self drive holiday to finish off your itinerary.
Whatever you can think of we can create so you get the New Zealand touring experience you deserve.

Prefer to explore New Zealand with a Self Drive tour?

Our sister company, New Zealand Self drive Tours, specialises in just that - Self Drive Holidays across New Zealand. With over 200 great itinerary ideas to help inspire you there is something for everyone.
Our team of NZ Specialists tailor-make each itinerary to suit you. With hundreds of accommodation options, activity ideas, a great rental car range and our expertise to pull it altogether you are guaranteed a great NZ Self Drive holiday.

About New Zealand Fine Touring

New Zealand Fine Touring is the parent company of New Zealand Coach Tours. Started in 2004 New Zealand Fine Touring grew from a small home business to New Zealand's leading touring holiday planner. We operate many different channels such as New Zealand Coach Tours, New Zealand Self Drive Tours, Fine Tours New Zealand, Discover New Zealand, Thrifty Tours, Ski New Zealand, NZ Road Trip, Pure Journeys and our travel agent only business nzsidekick. Each channel specialises in a particulur style of touring holiday but we can also use our experience across all these channels to create a bespoke itinerary to suit anyone from anywhere. Check out New Zealand Fine Touring here.