Have you been dreaming of a holiday that combines road adventures and sea escapades, without the hassle of driving all day or dealing with large, crowded cruise ships? It sounds contradictory, a near impossible order in a world of compromises, but Kirra Tours doesn’t believe in trading your satisfaction for something that sort of, maybe hits the mark. Our platinum New Zealand coach tours deliver new worlds of intrepid exploration over 8, 9, 18 or 20 days, from the Spectacular North to the ultimate New Zealand Odyssey.
Do Kirra Tours really provide holidays where the road meets the water?
Yes. Our North Island Platinum small groups tours include an exclusive side-jaunt to Lake Rotoiti – a luxurious cruising experience you shouldn’t miss. You’ll make memories and new friends that will last a lifetime as you sail the calm surface of Lake Rotoiti, enjoying delicious, local food and an accompanying wine or two.
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8 Day Spectacular North
The first tour off the rank, eight days is plenty of time to sample the Land of the Long White Cloud, including the singular pleasures of our New Zealand luxury yacht experiences, as described above. From the cosmopolitan fringes of Wellington, to the boutique wine scene in the rustic but renowned Wairarapa region, you’ll see the North as it was meant to be seen, decisively and with knowledge of the local area. Traverse mud pools, capture an erupting geyser on video, get lost amongst the Redwoods and say hello to the Hobbits at Hobbiton – this is New Zealand at its most magical.
9 Day Northern Escape
Juxtaposing scenic spells and cultural highlights, our 9 day tour delivers everything you want in a holiday. Be spellbound by Waiheke Island and shop the streets of Auckland before dialling up your smile and setting out for a guided tour of the Hobbiton movie set. Swap Hobbits for Hangi, unlocking the legends and stories of Maori culture, and tucking into a homely, delectable feast. Not enough? Sail the crystalline waters of Lake Rotoiti on one of our exclusive New Zealand luxury charters, and finish your journey in the coolest little capital in the world (Lonely Planet said it first), Wellington.
18 Day New Zealand Grandeur
Guard your breath and prepare yourself – the stunning sounds, pools, forests and national parks of Aotearoa await. You’ll be wined, dined and delighted from the South to the North, trading stressful self-drive scenarios for the comfort of a 5-star luxury coach. Consider the constellations from the eaves of Mt Cook; gasp at the walls of the Taieri Gorge; walk on the treetops and savour a sip of the finest wines of the Marlborough region… you’ll do it all and much, much more.
20 Day New Zealand Odyssey
North Island small group tours don’t get much smaller than this – with no more than 24 guests in total, we’ll guide you from coast to coast, top to tip and sight to sight in travel-friendly comfort. Explore the nooks, crannies and quirks of Auckland; get to know the geothermal playground of Rotorua and delight in the beauty of the Marlborough Sounds. You’ll scale mountains, trek glaciers and watch New Zealand roll by, first from our panoramic coach windows and then from the TranzApline Train, as it speeds you towards Christchurch.