Experience the Kirra Difference

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

We are a New Zealand owned and operated company with over 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 itineraries are the perfect mix - being fully inclusive for a stress-free experience, with enough time set aside for individual exploration.

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, you can rest assured that all the arrangements have been made for you and 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, 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.

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.

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 choose an independent holiday, you will be dealing with enthusiastic travel experts from start to finish.

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 Independent Tour packages let you create the perfect itinerary to suit you.

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.