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New Zealand South Island | Independent Daily Departures

2 to 3 Day Travel Itinerary

Travelling New Zealand by bus & coach is easy with our range of Thrifty Tours. Marvel at the sights of the South Island on this incredible 2-3 day tour. Departing daily from the main centres our tours can also be customised to suit you perfectly. So if you want a flexible itinerary designed just for you then call the New Zealand touring experts today.  Lets make your South Island holiday one to remember!

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Aerial view of Fox Glacier
Thrifty Tours - NZ daily departures
  • New Zealand independent tour
  • Motels
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Viewed 61 times in the last 7 days
  • Highlights include: Queenstown • the Gibbston Valley • Lakes Wanaka and Hawea •  Visit Franz Josef Glacier • the wild West Coast • The world famous TranzAlpine Scenic Train

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NZD$595

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The view towards Franz Josef glacier
Thrifty Tours - NZ daily departures
  • New Zealand independent tour
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Viewed 59 times in the last 7 days
  • From Christchurch you’ll cross the Southern Alps on board the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.  On reaching the ruggedly beautiful West Coast you’ll follow the coastline south to Franz Josef where you’ll spend the next 2 nights.  From your base in Franz Josef you’ll have time to explore the pristine wilderness of Westland Tai Poutini National Park and the fabulous glaciers.  Leaving the glacier region you’ll continue south through the stunning Haast Pass to the Southern Lakes region and the ‘Adventure Capital’ of Queenstown.

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NZD$899

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Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
Thrifty Tours - NZ daily departures
  • New Zealand independent tour
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Viewed 176 times in the last 7 days
  • Enjoy the scenery of Canterbury, the Mackenzie country and Mt Cook National Park before arriving into Queenstown. Take a fully escorted day tour to Milford Sound with Real Journeys.

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NZD$1,145

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TranzAlpine Rail Route
Thrifty Tours - NZ daily departures
  • New Zealand independent tour
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Viewed 42 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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NZD$695

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Fox Glacier
Thrifty Tours - NZ daily departures
  • New Zealand independent tour
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Viewed 42 times in the last 7 days
  • Highlights include: Queenstown • the Gibbston Valley • Lakes Wanaka and Hawea •  Visit Franz Josef Glacier • the wild West Coast • The world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train

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NZD$688

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An aerial view over Franz Josef glacier
Thrifty Tours - NZ daily departures
  • New Zealand independent tour
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Viewed 25 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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NZD$893

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Aerial View of Queenstown
Thrifty Tours - NZ daily departures
  • New Zealand independent tour
  • Hotel 3 star
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Viewed 155 times in the last 7 days
  • Enjoy the scenery of Canterbury, the Mackenzie country and Mt Cook National Park before arriving into Queenstown. Take a fully escorted day tour to Milford Sound with Real Journeys.

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NZD$1,253

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Kayak on Lake Wakatipu
Thrifty Tours - NZ daily departures
  • New Zealand independent tour
  • Motels
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Viewed 102 times in the last 7 days
  • Enjoy the scenery of Canterbury, the Mackenzie country and Mt Cook National Park before arriving into Queenstown. Take a fully escorted day tour to Milford Sound with Real Journeys.

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NZD$1,035

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View from the top, Fox Glacier
Thrifty Tours - NZ daily departures
  • New Zealand independent tour
  • Motels
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Viewed 34 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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NZD$535

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The TranzAlpine Train crossing the Waimakariri Bridge
Thrifty Tours - NZ daily departures
  • New Zealand independent tour
  • Motels
  • Pre and post tour options? Yes
  • Viewed 24 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 TranzAlpine Scenic Train to Christchurch. 

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NZD$669

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