Travelling New Zealand's South Island by bus & coach is easy with our range of Thrifty Tours. Departing daily from the main centres such as Christchurch and Queenstown our tours can also be customised to suit you perfectly. If you have a particularÂ interest in Lord of the Rings, or would like to visit the South Islands natural wonders such as Milford Sound and Franz Josef Glacier - our knowledgeable agents can create tailor made itineraries perfectly suited for you!Â
Stay longer in places that interest you, mix up the accommodations, or add in activities that you want to do. JustÂ talk to our expert teamÂ to get the best flexible South Island tour.
Cruise through Milford Sound, visit the spectacular Mt. Cook National Park, explore the West Coast glacier region, and travel through the Southern Alps on the stunning TranzAlpine Scenic Train on this whirlwind South Island trip.
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
Enjoy a 4 day adventure which starts and finishes in Christchurch. Staying in 4 star accommodation you can be assured after your days of sight seeing you can come back and relax in luxury! 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, Milford Sound and Mt Cook National Park.
Highlighting the renowned TranzAlpine scenic train, and allowing time to explore the west coast glacier regions, the alpine-adventure town of Queenstown and the breath taking Milford Sound this tour has it all.
This classic 9 day tour introduces you to Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown. Fiordland, Milford Sound and the West Coast Glaciers and includes the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train journey.
See the South Island by coach and railway on this 5-day tour, travelling round-trip from Christchurch. Hear informative commentary on your sightseeing coach, gaze at the scenic Southern Alps while aboard the TranzAlpine train, and visit the World Heritage–listed Fiordland on a Milford Sound cruise with lunch. Overnight stays in Fox Glacier and Queenstown allow for plenty of free time to explore New Zealand’s magnificent glaciers and national parks before you return to Christchurch through the beautiful region of Mount Cook.
Starting and finishing Christchurch this tour visits Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown, Fiordland, Milford Sound and the West Coast Glaciers before taking the TranzAlpine Scenic Train journey across the Southern Alps.
Starting and finishing in the largest city in the South Island, Christchurch, this tour visits Southern Gems such as Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown, Fiordland, Milford Sound, and the West Coast Glaciers before taking the world-famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train journey across the Southern Alps.