• 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?

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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Mount Cook

Visit New Zealand's Aoraki Mt Cook, our highest peak. It stands at 3724 metres ... Read more

Contact Details

Phone Us
+64 3 3555 990
+64 21 461 971

Our Physical Address
21 Verona Place, Ohoka
Christchurch 7692
New Zealand

Our Postal Address
PO Box 36437, Merivale
Christchurch 8146
New Zealand


Tour Inclusions

Terms & Conditions

Booking Terms & Conditions:


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


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 


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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