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Our great range of Dual Island Tours have been developed to show you the very best of both islands

Come and join us on an amazing New Zealand adventure.

Our dual island tours showcase the major hot spots and attractions on New Zealand's North and South Islands.

Kirra Tours coach near Lake Pukaki on the South Island

Through our partnership with Kirra Tours, we are able to offer you a selection of the very best New Zealand coach tours available.

Relax in comfort on their air conditioned tour coaches as experienced guides show you the best of this amazing country.

Each island has its own charm and character. And each of our dual island tours has been designed by local experts to show you the real New Zealand.

Experience the Maori culture and heritage, stunning bays and beaches, and thermal wonders of New Zealand's North Island.

Then be blown away by the breathtaking scenery, glaciers, snow capped alps, fiords, and wilderness areas on the South Island.

Lake Hawea, west of Wanaka

Why have we chosen Kirra as our partner?

Kirra are a New Zealand owned company, and have been showing New Zealand to the world for around 50 years. That's a lifetime of experience.

Getting there is half the fun!

Their tours are not just about coach travel. In addition to their luxury coaches, many of their tours also include travel on trains, ferries, and luxury boats. And with optional trips on helicopters, skiplanes and float planes, they offer a level of enjoyment that sets them apart from others.

A comfortable place to rest at day's end

Kirra Tours - amazing food

Accommodation can make or break a holiday.

And that's why Kirra have carefully selected their accommodation partners.

Every place that you stay on your dual island tour will offer you wonderful levels of comfort, superb amenities, welcoming staff, and amazing locations.

Like good food?

Before you start the day, you'll enjoy a hearty breakfast at your hotel.

And many of their tours also include beautiful evening meals, or specialty dining inclusions.

And on nights when dinner is not included, there will always be lots of options available for your evening meal (and ample opportunity to sample some unique New Zealand dishes).

We know that you will love dining in New Zealand!

Kirra Tours - another photo opportunity

Complimentary airport transfers

No need to worry about getting to and from the airport in New Zealand.

Complimentary private transfers on arrival and departure are just another part of every Kirra tour.

Be met by a friendly face when you arrive. What a great way to start your New Zealand holiday.

Value for money

With so much experience in the industry, Kirra have built up some long lasting partnerships.

Their enduring relationships with accommodation and tour suppliers, combined with their sheer volume of travelers, means that they can pass on the best possible prices to you on each of their dual island tours.

Kirra Tours Coach

Choose from a great range of fully featured tours

Choose from our range of Platinum and Classic Dual Island Tours *.

Ranging from 11 to 20 days, our dual island tours include:

  • accommodation
  • transport in a modern air conditioned coach
  • the services of an experienced tour guide
  • selected meals
  • entrance to many activities and attractions

* Platinum Tours are limited to just 24 guests.

These are a more intimate tour, unrushed, and with some amazing inclusions and superb accommodation.

Come and enjoy the iconic relaxed New Zealand lifestyle on one of our Platinum dual island tours.

* Our Classic Tours have attracted thousands of guests to New Zealand over the years.

These fully featured tours take you to all of those classic New Zealand destinations, and at day's end allow you to relax in the comfort of some beautiful four star hotels. 

We also have a range of tours for both the North and South Islands

And if your time or budget are limited, we also have a great range of North Island tours and South Island tours.

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* Please note that all prices quoted are in Australian Dollars and were accurate at time of publication.

20 Day New Zealand Odyssey

Platinum Series Tour – Premium hotels and lodges, more 2 night stops, 4 nights Queenstown.

Starts Auckland finishes Christchurch

Meals Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 9 dinners

From $9,184 AUD

This is one of our most popular dual island tours.

Spend almost three weeks experiencing the real New Zealand on our 20 Day New Zealand Odyssey.

Limited to just 24 guests, this tour combines many of NZ's best spots and unique activities. Visiting Auckland, Rotorua, Lake Taupo, Napier, Wellington, the Marlborough Sounds, Kaikoura, Christchurch, Mt Cook, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Wanaka, the glaciers, and the famous TranzAlpine train.

Relax in premium hotels and lodges, and experience some of the best wineries in the country.

Kirra Tours 20 Day New Zealand Odyssey Map

See the sights

  • Waiheke Island cruise
  • Experience the famous Hobbiton Movie set
  • See the Blue & Green Lakes and the Te Wairoa Buried Village
  • See thundering Huka Falls and the Wairakei Geothermal area
  • Tour Napiers Art Deco treasures
  • Cruise to Picton on the Interislander ferry
  • Kayak, bike, and fish at Raetihi Lodge
  • Visit the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo
  • Explore the Sir Edmund Hilary Alpine Centre at Mt Cook Village

Amazing experiences

  • Meals at some special New Zealand wineries
  • Eat a traditional Maori feast and watch a Maori cultural show
  • Cruise on Lake Rotoiti
  • Cruise to Raetihi Lodge
  • See the amazing Tasman Glacier
  • Cruise on the world famous Milford Sound
  • One of the world's best train journeys, the TranzAlpine train

18 Day New Zealand Grandeur

Platinum Series Tour – Boutique hotels, several 2 night stops.

Starts Christchurch finishes Auckland

Meals breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 9 dinners

From $8,729 AUD

See the West Coast & Glaciers, the stunning Southern Lakes,  Fiordland National Park, Scottish influenced Dunedin, World Heritage listed Aoeraki Mt Cook, Hanmer Springs, the nation's capital Wellington, Martinborough wine town, Tongariro National Park, Rotorua's thermal charms, and Auckland and it's amazing harbors.

Kirra Tours 18 Day New Zealand Grandeur Map

See the sights

  • Relax in the thermal pools at Franz Josef
  • Tour Dunedin's Lanarch Castle
  • Learn about the legend at the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre Mt Cook Village
  • Capture the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo
  • One of the world's great ferry rides, the Interislander
  • World class wines at Martinborough
  • The awesome Te Puia Thermal Reserve
  • Walk through the treetops on the Redwoods eco-walk
  • Tour the Hobbiton Movie Set

Amazing Experiences

  • Relax on the TranzAlpine Train
  • Cruise overnight on Doubtful Sound
  • See the stars at Mt Cook
  • Have high tea at Dunedin's Lanarch Castle
  • The historic Taieri Gorge Railway
  • New Zealand wildlife tour at Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre
  • Cruise on Lake Rotoiti
  • Immerse yourself in Maori culture with a Maori Hangi & Performance

18 Day New Zealand Panorama

Classic Series TourSuperior hotels, several 2 night stays.

Starts Auckland finishes Christchurch

Meals Breakfast daily, 15 dinners

From $4,990 AUD

This popular dual island tour takes you the length of New Zealand.

See the sights of Wellington and Auckland on the North Island where you will also enjoy your Bay of Islands Hole in the Rock cruise. Stunning South Island scenery awaits which you can enhance with an optional helicopter flight over the imposing Fox Glacier.

See the sights

  • Tours of Auckland, Christchurch & Wellington
  • Tour the birthplace of the nation, with entry to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Take the famous cruise to Cape Brett and the ‘Hole in the Rock’
  • Gaze over Auckland with entry to the Sky Tower
  • Experience a traditional kiwi farm at the Agrodome Farm Show
  • Visit Rainbow Springs Park
  • Stunning views from the Skyline Gondola & Luge
  • Take a guided Art Deco walk
  • Visit The Olde Malthouse at Blenheim for dinner and a tasting
  • Learn about Antarctica at Christchurch's International Antarctic Centre

Amazing experiences

  • Learn about the traditional Maori people with a Hangi (meal) and cultural show
  • Visit New Zealand's number one attraction, and cruise on Milford Sound
  • Take the iconic TranzAlpine Train through the stunning Southern Alps and across the South Island
  • Tour Mt Cook's Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre
  • Take part in a Scottish Haggis Ceremony in Dunedin
  • Tour Dunedin's Larnach Castle
  • Cruise the beautiful waters of Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu and visit Walter Peak station for Dinner

15 Day New Zealand Explorer

Classic Series Tour – Superior hotels, several 2 night stops, 3 nights Queenstown.

Starts Christchurch finishes Auckland

Meals Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 12 dinners

From $5,295 AUD

This classic two week adventure takes you from Christchurch on the South Island, to New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, on the North Island. And like all of our dual island tours, it represents amazing value for money.

Along the way you'll experience the stunning Southern Alps, Fiordland's pristine wilderness, and the amazing twin glaciers, Franz Josef and Fox. See the unusual Pancake Rocks and cruise the calm clear waters of the Abel Tasman.

Your journey continues through the pretty Marlborough Sounds to Wellington, then on to the thermal wonders of Rotorua. Experience traditional Maori culture, visit the Hobbiton Movie set, and take in the beautiful Coromandel region.

Kirra Tours 15 Day New Zealand Explorer Map

See the sights

  • Cruise the pristine waters of Doubtful Sound
  • Take the gondola high above Queenstown for dinner
  • Cruise the calm clear waters of the Abel Tasman National Park
  • Take in a traditional Maori feast and cultural performance
  • Tour of Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland

Amazing experiences

  • Visit the World of Wearable Arts
  • Travel on the iconic Interislander ferry between Picton and Wellington
  • Experience kiwi farm life at the Agrodome Farm Show
  • Visit the Te Puia Thermal Reserve
  • Tour the famous Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Travel on the Driving Creek Railway on the Coromandel Peninsula

11 Day Aranui

Platinum Series Tour – 10 nights luxury accommodation, several 2 night stops.

Starts Christchurch finishes Auckland

Meals Breakfast daily, 5 dinners

From $4,745 AUD

With only 24 guests, you're sure to be pampered on this 11 day adventure taking you from Christchurch, on the South Island, to Auckland, on the North Island.

Spend time in Christchurch and explore the city on the tram, or take a relaxing punt down the Avon River. Experience the refreshing hot pools at Hanmer Springs, before boarding the famous Interisland Ferry for the memorable journey from Picton to Wellington. Enjoy Martinborough's wines, then visit the Tongariro National Park (World Heritage listed) before heading on to the geothermal wonders and Maori cultural delights of Rotorua. Tour the Hobbiton movie set before heading to Auckland, the "City of Sails".

Kirra Tours 11 Day Aranui Map

See the sights

  • Ride Christchurch's historic tram, and take a punt ride down the Avon River
  • Enjoy one of the world's best ferry rides on the  Interislander
  • Visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve
  • Take a treetop walk among the Redwoods
  • Visit the famous Hobbiton Movie set

Amazing experiences

  • Sample the local vintage at Marinborough
  • Visit the Mt Bruce Wildlife Centre
  • Cruise on the shores of majestic Lake Rotoiti
  • Immerse yourself in a traditional Maori cultural performance and Hangi (feast)

11 Day Southern Discovery

Classic Series TourSuperior hotels, featuring 2 nights in Nelson, 3 nights in Queenstown.

Starts Christchurch finishes Wellington

Meals Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 7 dinners

From $3,810 AUD

Visiting several of the South Island's stunning National Parks, your eleven day tour will take your breath away.

Experience the magic of Queenstown (3 nights), and cruise on the pristine wilderness of Doubtful Sound. Stroll through the streets of historic Arrowtown, once a hub of the gold mining boom in the 1800's. 

Marvel at the wonders of the Wild West Coast, famous for its glaciers, Pancake Rocks, thundering rivers and lakes.

Cruise on the calm clear waters of the Abel Tasman National Park, then enjoy one of the great ferry rides, on the Interislander from Picton to Wellington.

Kirra Tours 11 Day Southern Discovery Tour Map

See the sights

  • Cruise the pristine waters of remote Doubtful Sound
  • Take the gondola high above Queenstown for dinner (with an amazing view)
  • Cruise on the calm clear waters of the Abel Tasman National Park near Nelson

Amazing experiences

  • Tours of Wellington and Christchurch
  • Visit the quirky World of Wearable Arts in Nelson
  • Travel across Cook Straight on the famous Interislander ferry
  • Visit Mt Cook National Park in the Southern Alps


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