New Zealand Travel Blog

Start your New Zealand journey by reading about all the amazing places and hidden gems in our amazing country. Kirra Tours is the expert in places where even lots of Kiwis haven't been to. We'll share our travel secrets, destination highlights and travel tips on our New Zealand travel blog. Kia pai tō rā.

From sea cruise to land cruise: this is the best cruise alternative

05 January 2021 | 0 Comments

For a stress-free cruise alternative, your next adventure is waiting just around the corner by travelling to some of New Zealand’s top sightseeing spots by five star, luxury coach.

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4 Reasons why you should travel solo next year

13 December 2020 | 0 Comments

While travelling is often communicated as a group activity, or at least something you do with another person, nothing quite compares to a New Zealand holiday your own way – no exceptions.

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The 8 best secluded beaches of New Zealand

13 December 2020 | 0 Comments
Anapai Beach

When one travels to New Zealand you don’t normally think of sandy beaches. Instead, you think about mountains, snow and glaciers. As an island country, New Zealand in fact has many secluded beaches and is surrounded by pristine coastlines!

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10 Benefits that make an escorted coach holiday your best choice

26 November 2020 | 0 Comments

If you are the kind of person who wants to travel but doesn’t want to worry then an escorted coach holiday is just for you. Sit back, relax and soak up all that New Zealand has to offer.

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You’re never too old to travel and to explore New Zealand

25 November 2020 | 0 Comments
The hongi - 'breath of life'

You’ve been dreaming of an adventure out of the ordinary? Travelling the world in your mind between a growing list of errands and appointments? Now is the time to turn these dreams into a reality. No one is too old to travel.

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3 Amazing adventures for thrillseekers to enjoy in Rotorua

23 November 2020 | 0 Comments
Rotorua Canopy Tours

Listen up, thrill-seekers! There’s a not-so-new but underrated adventure capital to explore. Complete with jaw-dropping attractions and now-or-never activities that will leave you happily breathless.

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A Visitor’s Guide to Te Reo Māori

13 September 2019 | 0 Comments

From the greetings when you first touch down (‘kia ora’ or ‘hello’) to place names such as Aotearoa (‘Land of the long white cloud’ a.k.a. New Zealand) to a national anthem sung in two languages, Te Reo Māori (the Māori language) is a part of everyday life in New Zealand. It is not as widely … Continue reading “A Visitor’s Guide to Te Reo Māori”

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What to expect at a Māori cultural experience

12 September 2019 | 0 Comments

One of the most highly recommended things to do on a trip  to New Zealand is a Māori cultural experience. The Māori people and culture are truly unique to New Zealand so this is something you can only experience when visiting Aotearoa (the Māori name for NZ). While you will notice the Māori influence throughout … Continue reading “What to expect at a Māori cultural experience”

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Wildlife Spotlight: Meet the Snuggly Side of New Zealand

13 July 2018 | 0 Comments

When New Zealand springs to mind, your thoughts naturally wander to wine trails, majestic landscapes and tours to take your breath away. Short of leaving your phone flat from too many pictures, the Land of the Long White Cloud delivers experiences you’ve never dreamed of and some you’ve obsessed over… but there’s more to our … Continue reading “Wildlife Spotlight: Meet the Snuggly Side of New Zealand”

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Luxury NZ Stays: Spotlight on PurePods

21 June 2018 | 0 Comments

The PurePods luxury accommodation experience is a breathless journey into the New Zealand interior; charming, serene and always beautiful. It’s the kind of stay you pour over on Pinterest or Instagram, wishing you could sink into the private scenery and switch off – no TV, no wifi, no last minute emails or constant demands. Just … Continue reading “Luxury NZ Stays: Spotlight on PurePods”

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Attraction Spotlight: Exploring Waitomo Glowworm Caves

25 May 2018 | 0 Comments

No north island New Zealand holiday is complete without a visit to the famous and altogether fabulous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, tucked away in a verdant valley 204km south of Auckland or 139km south west of Rotorua. The serenity of the region will leave you breathless with wonder and excited for the underground escapade ahead. So, … Continue reading “Attraction Spotlight: Exploring Waitomo Glowworm Caves”

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New Zealand’s Top Short Bush Walks

20 April 2018 | 0 Comments

New Zealand is a destination full of short bush walks. With its native forests, glaciers, sounds and coastal walkways, you are sure to find different walks of varying lengths and fitness abilities. These can be independent or guided walks. Here is a snapshot of just some of those walks to help you on your way. … Continue reading “New Zealand’s Top Short Bush Walks”

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The ultimate foodie bucket list for seafood lovers

12 April 2018 | 0 Comments

New Zealand is a great destination for you to tantalise your taste buds. The country has one of the longest coastlines in the world and boasts a rich marine environment. It is a haven for seafood lovers. Some of the best seafood on the international market is produced in New Zealand. Scallops A local favourite … Continue reading “The ultimate foodie bucket list for seafood lovers”

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Milford Sound vs Doubtful Sound

26 March 2018 | 0 Comments

Should I visit Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound? This is one of the big questions travelers ask when touring the Fiordland region in New Zealand. Both offer spectacular and awe-inspiring scenery that takes your breath away. Both are part of the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park. Both offer visitors a truly unique experience. Milford … Continue reading “Milford Sound vs Doubtful Sound”

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Why an Escorted Coach Tour is the perfect addition to a New Zealand Cruise

22 February 2018 | 0 Comments

Pick up your passport, load your luggage and get ready for a Kiwi adventure, by land AND sea! Yes, we’ll say it, no cruise is complete without a little extra something – no traveller is ever satisfied with just one side of the geographical narrative, particularly when shore excursions only last for a few hours … Continue reading “Why an Escorted Coach Tour is the perfect addition to a New Zealand Cruise”

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