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10 to 12 Day Travel Ideas

Browse our unbeatable selection of South Island Coach & Bus Tours. Relax and unwind with our total travel solution and small group touring itineraries. We have a selection of coach options that appeals to everyone, and also are able to custom make a tour package perfectly suited to you! See all of the highlights that New Zealand has to offer on your coach travel holiday and contact us today for your no obligation free quote. Ask us about our price beat guarantee!

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  • New Zealand Independent Tour
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  • Starting in Christchurch cross the Southern Alps on board the Tranz Alpine train. Explore the West C...

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    Starting in Christchurch cross the Southern Alps on board the Tranz Alpine train. Explore the West Coast Glaciers before heading south to Queenstown. Venture into Milford Sound for an incredible overnight experience. The World Heritage area of Mt Cook National Park is also a highlight.

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NZD$4,650

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Thrifty Tours - NZ daily departures
  • New Zealand Independent Tour
  • Motels
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Viewed 259 times in the last 7 days
  • Following a classic route around the South Island but with an extended stay in Mt Cook National Park...

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    Following a classic route around the South Island but with an extended stay in Mt Cook National Park. Includes Queenstown. Fiordland, Milford Sound and the West Coast Glaciers as well as a journey on the TranzAlpine Scenic Train across the Southern Alps.

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NZD$3,850

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Thrifty Tours - NZ daily departures
  • New Zealand Independent Tour
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
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  • This 10 day tour follows the classic route around the South Island but with an extended stay in Mt C...

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

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NZD$4,995

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  • New Zealand Small Group Tour
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Viewed 91 times in the last 7 days
  • Escape and enjoy New Zealand’s majestic South Island on this deluxe 10 day small group holiday...

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    Escape and enjoy New Zealand’s majestic South Island on this deluxe 10 day small group holiday. Begin your journey in the Garden City of Christchurch; marvel at the spectacular mountain ranges of Mount Cook; enjoy the Scottish heritage of Dunedin; cruise the magnificent fiord, Milford Sound; enjoy a relaxing two night stay in the year round resort town of Queenstown and witness the rugged Southern Alps of the mighty West Coast. Whether it’s your first time to New Zealand’s South Island or a repeat visit, the landscape continues to change and this comprehensive tour will allow you to sit back, relax and discover!

    **For those travelling on 19 March 2024: Day 2 – The TranzAlpine Rail Journey is WAITLISTED. If the waitlist does not clear, a refund will be provided.

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Was NZD$6,619

Now NZD$6,199

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AAT Kings - get the best deal and book your New Zealand coach tour online
  • New Zealand Guided Tour
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Viewed 59 times in the last 7 days
  • Explore the spectacular South Island on this fully escorted AAT Kings 10 day coach tour. Visit Chris...

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    Explore the spectacular South Island on this fully escorted AAT Kings 10 day coach tour. Visit Christchurch, Mt. Cook and Dunedin before crossing Southland to Fiordland National Park, where a Milford Sound cruise and the stunning surrounding alpine regions will prove a trip highlight.

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Was NZD$6,402

Now NZD$6,002

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Grand Pacific Tours - get the best deal and book your New Zealand coach tour online
  • New Zealand Guided Tour
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Viewed 74 times in the last 7 days
  • Enjoy 10 days of exploring the best of New Zealand's South Island. Start in Christchurch and loop th...

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    Enjoy 10 days of exploring the best of New Zealand's South Island. Start in Christchurch and loop the island starting with the TranzAlpine train to Arthur's Pass. After visiting Queenstown, Te Anau and ever a highlight, Milford you will start your journey back to Christchurch.

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Was NZD$6,049

Now NZD$5,649

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Intrepid
  • New Zealand Small Group Tour
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Viewed 80 times in the last 7 days
  • Taking you from Christchurch to Queenstown via glaciers, wineries, lakes, and an overnight cruise on...

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    Taking you from Christchurch to Queenstown via glaciers, wineries, lakes, and an overnight cruise on Milford Sound, this 10-day tour showcases the natural beauty and thriving food and wine scene in the South Island of New Zealand. Forage for fresh ingredients with a local chef in Otago, set your pulse racing during a jetboat ride in Queenstown and come face to face with endangered species at a wildlife centre on the West Coast, including New Zealand’s rarest kiwi. With a friendly leader to guide the way, you’ll experience a landscape that has been shaped by the elements over thousands of years.

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NZD$8,435

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Thrifty Tours - NZ daily departures
  • New Zealand Independent Tour
  • Hotel 3 star
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Viewed 56 times in the last 7 days
  • This 10 day is one of our most popular, taking in the best of the South Island. With a great balance...

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    This 10 day is one of our most popular, taking in the best of the South Island. With a great balance of included activities and free time, plus of course the must see locations you get to experience.

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Was NZD$5,580

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Grand Pacific Tours - get the best deal and book your New Zealand coach tour online
  • New Zealand Guided Tour
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Viewed 43 times in the last 7 days
  • Looping the South Island north of Christchurch you will travel along the beautiful coastline, throug...

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    Looping the South Island north of Christchurch you will travel along the beautiful coastline, through impressive gorges exploring by coach and on foot. Visit the famous wine-growing Marlborough region, experience the popular TranzAlpine Scenic Railway and cruise in the awe-inspiring Abel Tasman National Park.

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Was NZD$6,350

Now NZD$5,950

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Thrifty Tours - NZ daily departures
  • New Zealand Independent Tour
  • Motels
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Viewed 71 times in the last 7 days
  • Explore a classic South Island route, including such stunning places as mighty Fiordland, Milford So...

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    Explore a classic South Island route, including such stunning places as mighty Fiordland, Milford Sound, West Coast Glaciers, Queenstown, Aoraki Mt Cook, and the famous TranzAlpine Scenic Train across the Southern Alps.

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NZD$3,110

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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.