Experience the Kirra Difference

The Kirra Tours family has been creating memorable New Zealand experiences since 1968.

With nearly 50 years of providing unforgettable holiday experiences to hundreds of thousands of travellers from every corner of the globe, we understand that the best holiday is all about balance. Our meticulously planned coach tour itineraries are the perfect mix - being fully inclusive for a stress-free experience, with enough time set aside for individual exploration. If you prefer a more independent adventure, our self-drive packages give you the freedom to travel on your own terms with the confidence of an itinerary created by specialists.

Our guests come first

Let us take care of you every step of the way. When travelling on any of our coach holidays, we take care of everything so you can enjoy a relaxed and worry-free escape, and start enjoying yourself from the moment you arrive. For our independent travellers on a self-drive package, you can rest assured that assistance is only a phone call away.

No ordinary touring experience

Not only will you enjoy touring in our luxury 5 star coaches, but many of our trips include travel by train, ferry, luxury yacht, cruise boat, and even water taxi, with options for trips by helicopter, skiplane, and floatplane! All this adds up to an exciting holiday that differentiates Kirra from many other tour companies.

Relax in stylish surroundings

Accommodation is high on the list of importance for any holiday. At the end of a day’s travel or activity, you’ll want to freshen up and relax in a place that makes you feel at home. That’s why the accommodations have been carefully chosen for their superior levels of comfort, exceptional amenities, friendly staff, and superb locations. Independent travellers can choose from a range of options to perfectly fit your needs.

Fabulous food

On our coach tours, you will start each day with a hearty breakfast at your hotel. Many tours include sumptuous evening meals as well as specialty dining experiences, but on the nights when dinner has not been included we encourage you to seek out and enjoy the great variety of bistros, cafes, and restaurants that offer indoor and al-fresco dining. After all, discovering new and exciting places to eat is a fun part of any travel experience!

Great value for money

When you choose a Kirra holiday, you can be assured that you are getting great value for money. Our long-standing relationships with hotels and sightseeing operators together with our volume of travellers to New Zealand enables us to get the best deals on all the must-do attractions.

Guaranteed departures

When arranging your holiday well in advance, there is nothing worse than having your plans turned upside down when something is cancelled. All tour departure dates shown on this website are guaranteed to operate so you can have confidence in booking your flights and other travel arrangements around your chosen tour date.

More than just the usual sightseeing

Holidays are traditionally a great time to try something new, but experience has shown us that some of the best things in life often involve the unexpected. We believe it is important to have the right balance between a full, well-organised itinerary, and the freedom to do your own thing… So within the framework of a coach tour holiday with us, there is ample time and flexibility for your own personal exploration. All our tours include the ‘must-see’ highlights of New Zealand plus many exclusive extras. With a fantastic mix of cultural and general sightseeing activities, our holidays offer excitement, leisure, and adventure in their various forms, and you can put them together however you like to end up with the experience you want! Our fully customisable self-drive packages let you create the perfect independent itinerary, for travel on your own terms.

A dedicated team of experts

From the office to the tour coach, our staff are specialists who share an unparallelled passion for New Zealand. Whether you hop aboard one of our tours or create a self-drive holiday package, you will be dealing with enthusiastic experts from start to finish.

Complimentary airport transfers

We offer all our guests complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure. Simply provide us with your flight details and we will take care of these arrangements for you. A personal meet-and-greet service on arrival is the best way to start your holiday.

Solo travellers

Many of the people who join us on a Kirra coach tour are travelling by themselves, so if you’re a solo traveller you can rest assured that you’ll be with other like-minded folk. On any given departure you’ll usually find a mix of couples and friends travelling together, but plenty of others will be on their own as well. One of the great benefits of our trips is that they allow you to be independent but provide you with security and company whenever you choose. Should you wish to save money as a single traveller, you are welcome to purchase your tour on a twin share basis and Kirra will endeavour to match you with another single traveller of the same gender. If there are no other travellers to match you with, you will be provided with a single room at no additional charge. (Shared twin option available on Classic and Highlights tours only.)