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Travel Your Way with Thrifty Tours

Visitors have explored New Zealand on Thrifty Tours for over 30 years. Departing every day, these itineraries can be adapted and customised to suit your interests, time-frame and budget. And of course you get the best NZ experience.

Looking to see the best of New Zealand in your own time? Then a Thrifty Tour is for you.

Thrifty offer independent coach tours that combine the best of escorted coach touring with the flexibility and freedom of a self-drive tour. You won't travel with the same group throughout and you set the route and the timetable with our help.

'Everything went like clockwork and we were met exactly as the itinerary said and the hotels were good. We would thoroughly recommend this method to see the South Island. Well done! Fabulous experience. Happy Happy customers!'
Steven and Sarah Daish, 9 day Southern Scenic Wonders Scenic Independent Coach Tour.

One of the most popular ways to see New Zealand, you'll be able to explore every inch of the country at your own pace, without the hassle of driving yourself. Visit both iconic attractions and off-the-beaten-track gems, while sitting back and enjoying the journey. Most coach sectors include informative commentary from your drivers and multiple photo stops along the way. 


"You'll travel on our extensive coach network using a combination of knowledgeable kiwi operators to create a seamless experience. All Thrifty Tours include well known attractions and accommodation options to suit every budget."

A more personal holiday
All Thrifty Tours coach holidays can be fully customised to suit you. You choose your preferred style of accommodation, the attractions you want to visit and your ideal time-frame. Then our experienced travel consultants work their magic to create a personalised itinerary for you!

In-country support  
During your tour you'll receive comprehensive support from our New Zealand based team who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You will also receive a detailed itinerary that includes all your daily coach legs, transfers, activities and accommodation as well as collection times and phone numbers. 

New Zealand Coach Tours offer many different Thrifty Tours independent touring options. To book your own customised adventure, contact one of our expert consultants today for help choosing the one that's just right for you.