New Zealand Bus & Coach Tours

Daily departures from Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown & more

Tour New Zealand the way you want to with the original independent NZ Tour specialist. Check out New Zealand's best selling tours below or search over 200+ ideas.

Covid Policy

In light of the global impacts of COVID-19, we continue to work with our partners to provide the greatest client flexibility in an ever-changing climate. Where itineraries need to change due to COVID-19 restrictions we will waive our amendment fees and work closely with third-party suppliers so that they do the same. Any payments you have made will be put into credit and held in trust until you are ready to make plans to travel again. Find out more in our FAQs.

Tour index
Check out a few of our best selling tours
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How it works

Thousands of visitors to New Zealand choose to take a Thrifty Tour each year. Why? Because Thrifty Tours offer the flexibility of starting your itinerary on any date, choosing to stay in accommodation that suits your tastes and budget and enjoy activities that you are most interested in. And of course you relax in the knowledge that a team of New Zealand based experts have created and booked your NZ experience and also provide superb in-country support.

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Tailor-made New Zealand tours

At Thrifty Tours we know New Zealand well and we also know that even with over 200 ready-to-book tours sometimes you want something a little different. That's why we can customize or modify any of our tour ideas to suit you perfectly. With hundreds of accommodation options and lots of great activity ideas we can create an itinerary just for you. To start all you need to do is get in touch with us. We can then discuss with you what sort of tour would suit and in no time at all we will have a Tailor-Made New Zealand tour idea ready for you to review.

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Its all about the people

Thrifty Tours have been showing visitors round New Zealand for over 30 years. With an extensive range of practical and popular itineraries to explore Auckland, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, Bay of Islands, Hobbiton Movie Set and more on the North Island to Christchurch, Kaikoura, Mt. Cook National Park, Queenstown, Milford Sound , Wanaka, Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers on the South Island, there is something for everyone. The Thrifty Tours team are all dedicated New Zealand enthusiasts with tons of local experience to ensure you get the best, most relevant and honest advice and information. Based right in the heart of New Zealand's iconic South Island on the shores of Lake Wanaka we aren't short of inspiring views or inspiring ideas to make your New Zealand holiday one to remember.

New Zealand Fine Touring Group expert staff