• Independent Coach Tours

Sit back and let someone else take care of the driving with one of our independent coach tours. Your job is to gaze in amazement at the landscapes, never missing a moment of it because you’re not behind the wheels.

Whether you want to tiki-tour around North Island or enjoy South Island’s highlights, we’ve crafted a range of packages for you to choose from.

How does it work?

You choose where you want to go and what you want to do. Leave the rest to us.

Our Independent Coach Tours utilise daily coach services throughout New Zealand. With daily departures, you will have the flexibility to choose your departure dates and extend your stay in a place that’s caught your fancy – a lot like self-drive, only you don’t have to actually drive on windy roads and miss the scenery!

You will be offered a range of accommodation to choose from as part of the tour, and we will even organise your sightseeing, ferry, train or any required transfers to complete the itinerary.

Have a look at our Independent Coach Tours collection below to see which one you fancy. Or, would you like us create an individual coach tour itinerary for you?

Lord of the Rings Highlights

  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Regions: Auckland, Matamata, Rotorua, Nelson, Christchurch, Twizel, Queenstown and Milford Sound.
  • Highlights: Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Banquet, Maori Hangi & Cultural Show, Chetwood Forest Tour, Edoras Tour, One Ring Tour, Dart River Jet, 4WD Wakatipu Trip and Milford Sound Heli, Cruise Trip
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The Ultimate Middle Earth Journey

  • Duration: 18 Days
  • Regions: Auckland, Matamata, Rotorua, Taupo, Tongariro National Park, Wellington, Wairarapa, Picton, Nelson, Christchurch, Twizel, Wanaka and Queenstown.
  • Highlights: Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, Rotorua Canopy Tours, Maori Hangi & Cultural Show, Volcanic Explorer with Lord of the Rings Tour, Wellington Filming Locations, Cape Palliser Coastal Explorer Tour, Interislander Ferry, Chetwood Forest Tour, Edoras Tour, One Ring  Tour, Misty Mountains Heli Hike, River Journeys Jetboat Ride, Two Ring Scenic Plane Flight and Full Day Lord of the Rings 4WD Tour.
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Luxury Food & Wine Appreciation Tour

  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Regions: Auckland, Waiheke Island, Napier, Queenstown and Milford Sound.
  • Highlights: Waiheke Island Gourmet Food & Wine Tour, Craggy Range Vineyard Tour & Tasting, Private Napier Food & Wine Trip, Napier Progressive Dinner Package, Napier Vineyard Cycle Trip, Queenstown Wine Tour and Milford Sound Scenic Helicopter Trip with Cruise and Lunch.
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Winter Wine

  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Regions: Blenheim, Queenstown and Milford Sound.
  • Highlights: Special Hans Herzog Package including Winemaker’s tour and tasting, five-course degustation menu with wine, three course bistro lunch with wine, Private guided Marlborough winery tour and Winemaker’s platter & wine, Queenstown Private Wine Tour, Milford Sound Scenic Helicopter Trip and visit to ‘The Winery’.
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Cycling around the South

  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Regions: Blenheim, Marlborough Sounds, Nelson, Abel Tasman National Park, Queenstown, Milford Sound and Clyde.
  • Highlights: Marlborough Vineyard Biking Tour, Marlborough Sound Mussel Cruise, Nelson Great Taste Cycle Trail, Abel Tasman Cruise & Walk, Milford Day Trip with Cruise and Scenic Flight, High Country Station Cycle Ride and Otago Central Rail Trail Cycle Ride.
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On yer Bike in the North

  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Regions: Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua, Taupo, Napier, Martinborough and Wellington
  • Highlights: Auckland Waterfront Cycle Tour, Caveworld, Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest Mountain Bike, Thermal Valley Tour with Maori Hangi & Cultural Show, Waihara to Waihora  Bay Taupo Cycle, Napier Sightseeing Tour, Ahuriri to Black Barn Napier Cycle, Martinborough Wine and Vine Cycle and Te Papa Museum.
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Central Otago at its Best

  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Regions: Queenstown, Milford Sound, Clyde, Ophir, Oturehua, Ranfurly, Middlemarch and Dunedin.
  • Highlights: Milford Day Trip with Cruise and Scenic Flight, Three Day Otago Central Rail Trail Cycle Ride, Taieri Gorge Train and Dunedin’s Peninsula Experience.
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The Great Taste Trio Tour

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Regions: Nelson, Mapua, Motueka and Abel Tasman National Park
  • Highlights: The Great Taste Trio Five Day Cycle, Walk & Kayak Package and Wine Exposed Trip.
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The Southern Explorer

  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Regions: Nelson, Abel Tasman National Park, Punakaiki, Franz Josef, Wanaka, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Stewart Island and Dunedin.
  • Highlights: Abel Tasman Day Trip, Franz Josef Heli Hike with Hot Pools, Siberia Wilderness Adventure, Milford Fly-Walk-Cruise-Fly Trip, Routeburn Track Guided Walk and Ulva Island Half Day Walk.    
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The Northern Walker

  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Regions: Auckland, Rotorua, Taupo, Tongariro National Park and Wellington.
  • Highlights: Rangitoto Island Explorer, Rotorua Thermal Park Tour, Maori Hangi and Cultural Show, Whirinaki Rainforest Walk, Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Wellington Taste Tour.
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Marlborough at its Best!

  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Regions: Blenheim, Picton and the Marlborough Sounds
  • Highlights: Queen Charlotte Four Day Guided Walk with Marlborough Wine and Cruise Trip.
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Explore Abel Tasman

  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Regions: Nelson and the Abel Tasman National Park
  • Highlights: Abel Tasman National Park Three Day Guided Walk and Nelson Winery Tour
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Southern Walking Adventure

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Regions: Queenstown, Te Anau, Hollyford Valley and Milford Sound
  • Highlights: Te Anau Glowworm Caves, Hollyford Guided Three Day Track, Milford Marnier Overnight Cruise, Scenic Milford Plane Flight and Boutique Wine Tour.
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Ultimate New Zealand

  • Duration: 21 Days
  • Regions: Auckland, Coromandel, Matamata, Rotorua, Napier, Wellington, Nelson, Abel Tasman, Franz Josef, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau, Dunedin and Christchurch
  • Highlights: Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach, Hobbiton Movie Set, Rotorua Sightseeing with Te Puia, Agrodome, Rainbow Springs and Skyline Gondola, Maori Hangi and Cultural Show, Art Deco Walk, Napier Progressive Winery Dinner, Wellington City and Coastline Tour, Interislander Ferry between Wellington and Picton, Abel Tasman Cruise and Walk, Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk, Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise, Te Anau Glowworm Caves, Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour with Penguin Place and Taieri Gorge Train.
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Inspired Classic Tour

  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Regions: Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua, Nelson, Abel Tasman National Park, Punakaiki, Greymouth, Christchurch, Mount Cook, Queenstown and Milford Sound.
  • Highlights: America’s Cup Sailing Experience, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Te Puia, Agrodome, Rainbow Springs, Maori Hangi and Cultural Show, Abel Tasman Day Trip, Tranzalpine Train, Glacier Jet Boat and Milford Sound Day Trip.
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New Zealand Highlights Tour

  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Regions: Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua, Christchurch, Mount Cook, Queenstown and Milford Sound
  • Highlights: Waiheke Wine Tour, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Rotorua Sightseeing with Te Puia, Agrodome, Rainbow Springs and Skyline Gondola, Maori Hangi and Cultural Show, Alpine Safari and Milford Sound Day Trip.
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Explore New Zealand

  • Duration: 21 Days
  • Regions: Auckland, Bay of Islands, Waitomo, Rotorua, Napier, Wellington, Nelson, Abel Tasman National Park, Christchurch, Franz Josef, Queenstown, Milford Sound and Dunedin.
  • Highlights: Bay of Islands Cruise, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Rotorua Sightseeing, Maori Cultural Performance & Hangi, Art Deco Walk, Interislander Ferry between Wellington and Picton, Abel Tasman Cruise & Walk, Whalewatch Cruise, Tranzalpine Train, Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk, Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise and Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour.
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New Zealand Luxury Highlights

  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Regions: Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua, Nelson, Abel Tasman National Park, Christchurch, Franz Josef, Queenstown, Milford Sound and Mount Cook.
  • Highlights: Waiheke Island Wine Tour, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Farm – Forest & Freshwater Tour, Maori Hangi & Cultural Show, Abel Tasman Cruise & Lunch, Tranzalpine Train, Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk, Milford Sound Heli Trip with Cruise, Sky Stargazing Tour and Glacier Jetboat Ride.  
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Taste of New Zealand

  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Regions: Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua, Christchurch, Lake Tekapo, Queenstown and Milford Sound.
  • Highlights: Auckland City Sightseeing with Sky Tower, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Rotorua Thermal & Volcanic Tour, Evening Maori Hangi & Cultural Show, Mt John Night Sky Observatory, Glacier Jetboat Ride and Milford Sound Day Trip with Cruise & Lunch.
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Phone Us
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+64 21 461 971

Our Physical Address
18B Onslow Street, St Albans
Christchurch 8014
New Zealand

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PO Box 36437, Merivale
Christchurch 8146
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Terms & Conditions

Booking Terms & Conditions:

Currency

All pricing is in New Zealand Dollars and includes 15% GST (Goods & Services Tax).

Pricing

Pricing is subject to availability and confirmation of the stated itinerary at time of booking.  If we are unable to confirm the stated hotels and services, we will endeavour to confirm substitutes at similar rates, however additional costs may apply.

Rental Car Terms & Conditions:

Inclusions: unlimited kilometres, airport/ferry collection fee, full insurance (subject to reduced excess), front windscreen cover, personal accident insurance, guaranteed replacement vehicle in case of accident.

Exclusions: insurance excess reduction of $345.00 including GST (note, standard insurance excess is $3,450.00 including GST), bond, petrol costs, one way fee ($57.50), optional extras, (all additional expenses to be paid direct)

Payment Policy

We do require a non-refundable deposit of NZD$250.00 per person before we go ahead with securing any reservations.

In addition, some of our suppliers may require further deposits to cover their strict cancellation policies, in this case we would advise you at the time of quoting and confirming your itinerary.

The balance of your booking would be required 45 days prior to your travel date.   If you book inside 45 days, full payment would be required at time of booking.

Payment can be made by electronic wire transfer and should include the additional NZD $25.00 bank fee.   We also accept Visa and Mastercard at an additional fee of 3.1%.

Bank Account Details

Bank Name & Address: Westpac Bank, Mid City Queen Street, Auckland, New Zealand

Account Name: Inspired New Zealand Travel

BSB Number: 03-0296

Account Number: 0011146-000

Swift/Routing Code: WPACNZ2W 

Amendments

We are happy to amend your itinerary and dates, however please keep in mind that some of the original services may not be available for your new dates, which may incur additional costs for substituted services.   Amendment fees may apply with multiple changes.

Cancellation Fees

Once Confirmed               Non-refundable Deposit of NZD $250.00 per person

Inside 45 – 21 Days          A Cancellation fee of 30% of your total booking value will apply, along with any cancellation fees applied by our accommodation, sightseeing and other providers.

Inside 20 – 8 days             A Cancellation fee of 50% of your total booking value will apply, along with any cancellation fees applied by our accommodation, sightseeing and other providers.

Inside 7 Days                      Full Cancellations, 100% charge

We will however do our very best to recover and minimise these cancellation fees but recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance to cover yourself.

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