Enjoy the flexibility to follow your own path at your own pace with the peace of mind that comes with knowing everything is arranged in advance by experienced travel professionals. Take an independent coach tour with Thrifty New Zealand.
This 7 day 6 night tour offers so much! Begin your journey traversing the island by the famous Tranz Alpine rail and continue on to see for yourself the contrasting scenery of the East and West Coasts. From the beautiful Queenstown, where it all happens, to the majestic Milford Sound and nature reserves - this tour has it all on the South Island!
Arrive into Christchurch then cross the Southern Alps on board the TranzAlpine train. Explore the West Coast Glaciers before heading south to Queenstown. Venture into Milford Sound for a wonderful full-day experience and cruise. The World Heritage area of Mt Cook National Park is also a highlight.
Embark on a journey of Middle Earth and New Zealand. Visit official sites used in the filming of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, whilst visiting some of New Zealand's most stunning attractions including active geysers, dramatic mountains and deep fiords.
Travel the coastline from Christchurch to Dunedin to explore the 'Edinburgh of the South'. Then, visit Milford Sound and cruise through the incredible fiord. Spend time in the 'Adventure Capital' Queenstown before travelling the rugged West Coast and the unique Franz Josef region. Finally, board the world-famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train for your return across the Southern Alps to Christchurch.
Starting and finishing Christchurch this tour visits Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown. Fiordland, Milford Sound and the West Coast Glaciers before taking the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train journey across the Southern Alps.
This 8 day tour is great for people who wish to experience as much as they can in the upper North Island. Learn about New Zealand's history, cruise around the Bay of Islands, travel to Rotorua via Hobbiton village and experience New Zealand's geothermal capital before returning to Auckland via Waitomo Caves.
This 7 day tour is great for people who wish to experience as much as they can as they journey from Christchurch to Queenstown. Begin with the renowned TranzAlpine scenic train, then there is time to explore the west coast glacier regions, the alpine-adventure town of Queenstown and the breath taking Milford Sound.