Our great range of New Zealand escorted tours offer you a relaxing way to see the very best of what this amazing country has to offer.
Jam packed with mind blowing scenery, Maori culture, and fun times, New Zealand is one of the most spectacular, and tourist-friendly countries on earth.
Your drivers and tour guides are knowledgeable, experienced and friendly, ensuring that your tour will be one to remember.
Our range of tours includes luxury coach tours, adventure tours, hiking and cycling tours, camping tours, and Lord of the Ring tours.
And of course, we also have a full range of New Zealand self drive tours if you prefer to drive yourself.
Escorted Coach Tours with Kirra Tours
For over 40 years, Kirra Tours coach tours have showcased this remarkable country to thousands of travelers, just like you.
Their huge range of fully featured coach tours cover both islands, and range from 6 to 20 days.
But where to go, and what to see? Perhaps the majestic Milford Sound, described by famous English author Rudyard Kipling (of "The Jungle Book" fame) as the "Eighth Wonder of the World"? Or how about Rotorua's geysers and bubbling mud pools and Maori cultural experiences? Imagine cruising with the whales and dolphins, or taking a gondola ride above Queenstown for stunning views. These are just some of the experiences available on their feature packed New Zealand escorted tours.
Just click on the links opposite to view the full range of escorted coach tours.
* To view Dual Island Coach Tours click HERE
* To view North Island Coach Tours click HERE
* To view South Island Coach Tours click HERE
New Zealand Adventure Tours with Haka Tours
Independently ranked as the Number 1 Tour Operator in New Zealand, Haka specialize in fun packed small group adventure tours and snow tours, guaranteed to show you the real New Zealand.
Haka Tours also specialize in self drive packages and will work with you to build the ideal tour to perfectly suit your needs and budget.
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* To view Haka Tours Adventure Tours - clickHERE
* To view Haka Tours Snow Tours - click HERE
Camping / Adventure Tours with Flying Kiwi
Flying Kiwi have been recognized by none other than National Geographic, and offer a range of tours from 2 to 27 days.
Their camping tours focus on cycling, hiking and FUN! And don't worry if tents are not your style - cabin upgrades are available.
Check out their great range of tours now!
* To view the range of Flying Kiwi Camping tours click HERE
Lord of the Rings Tours With Red Carpet Tours
Come and join Red Carpet Tours on one of their feature packed Lord of the Ring or Hobbiton tours.
From day tours to ten and fourteen day adventures, their range of tours take you to Middle Earth and to many exclusive locations that the other tour companies don't visit.
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* To view the great range of LOTR Tours click HERE
Premium Day Tours
GreatSights, a Qualmark accredited company, have been operating premium day tours since 1987.
Their comprehensive network takes in many iconic destinations such as Rotorua, Christchurch, Milford Sound, Bay of Islands, Mount Cook, Queenstown and the Waitomo Caves.
Entry fees, luxury coach travel, and the services of an experienced driver / guide are included. Optional lunches can be provided, and hotel transfers are also included on most tours.
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New Zealand - Perhaps The Most Beautiful Country On Earth
New Zealand escorted tours are perhaps the best way to experience this amazing country.
Imagine the majesty of Milford and Doubtful Sounds, part of Fiordland National Park New Zealand . Milford Sound was described by author Rudyard Kipling as the "Eighth Wonder of the World". Towering peaks and plunging waterfalls will take your breath away. And the trip to Milford Sound via the Homer Tunnel is surely one of the most spectacular drives in the world.
How about a visit to the beautiful Tasman region, home to the world famous Abel Tasman National Park. Crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, and an abundance of marine life make it a very special place.
The nearby Marlborough district is famous for the Marlborough Sounds, and of course dozens of wineries where you can sample award winning New Zealand wines.
Or the wild, rugged West Coast NZ, home to the awesome twin glaciers, Franz Josef and Fox. Glacier walks and heli flights allow you to get up close to these magnificent creations of Mother Nature.
Rotorua's thermal wonderland will amaze with its sights and smells. Geysers, boiling mud pools, and Maori cultural shows await you in Rotorua. New Zealand escorted tours can also take you to the Mt Cook National Park, a pristine alpine wilderness, and home to the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre. The Centre documents Sir Edmund, the first person to climb Mt Everest, and the history of the Mt Cook National Park. Imagine sitting with a wine or beer at the end of the day, gazing at the snow covered Mt Cook and New Zealand's Southern Alps.
And lets not forget Queenstown. This is my favourite New Zealand destination, and is known as the "Adventure Capital" of New Zealand. Queenstown offers something for everyone. Serene cruises on Lake Wakatipu on the historic steamer TSS Earnslaw as you glide past peaks that tower over 6,000 feet above. Or perhaps a trip to Bob's Peak on the Skyline Gondola for views that are the equal of anywhere on earth. If you are feeling more adventurous, how about a bungy jump, or a thrilling jetboat ride. One day is never enough in Queenstown.
The Bay of Islands offers wonderful beaches and waterways, and the opportunity to get up and close with dolphins and whales.
The Coromandel Coast is a lovely collection of townships and pristine inlets, showcasing the best of the kiwi coastline.
And then we have the larger cities. Auckland, New Zealand's largest city. Known as the "City of Sails" and home to two beautiful harbours.
Christchurch, with its English influence, close proximity to the Southern Alps, and beautiful parks and gardens. Take a leisurely punt ride down the Avon River, or a day trip to the "French" settlement of Akaroa, located on Bank's Peninsula. Explore the botanical gardens, have a meal at one of the many fine restaurants and cafes, or try your luck at the casino. Christchurch has lots to see and do.
the Capital of New Zealand, is located on a picturesque harbour, and is home to the stunning Te Papa museum, and is the departure point for the "must do" inter island ferry to the South Island. This beautiful journey takes around four hours to travel from Wellington to Picton, and takes you through the Marlborough Sounds. Highly recommended.
Dunedin with its Scottish heritage and architecture.
And then there are the glorious lakeside towns of Wanaka, Taupo, and Lake Tekapo (home of the much photographed Church of the Good Shepherd). And Napier, the seaside "art deco capital of the world". And the wonderful Golden Bay and Farewell Spit. Or the seaside wonders and marine life of Kaikoura. Or the soothing thermal pools at Hanmer Springs.......where do I stop!!!
If stunning scenery is your thing, have a look at our
South Island pictures
North Island pictures.
The list of things to do and places to see in New Zealand is endless. And the best way to see the best, is on a New Zealand escorted tour.