With nearly 50 years of experience providing unforgettable holidays to hundreds of thousands of international travellers, Kirra understands that the best holiday is all about balance. Their meticulously planned tour itineraries are the perfect mix - fully inclusive for a stress-free experience, with enough time set aside for individual exploration
Why Our Guests Love Kirra Travel
The personalised fleet of Kirra Coaches offer panoramic windows, dual entry, onboard restroom and daily seat rotation providing a chance for everyone to mix with fellow travellers. They will have you travelling in Enviro 4 & 5-star vehicles fitted with individual seat belts.
Choose from 3 tour styles
1) The Platinum Collection: Travel with no more than 24 guests on these premium tours offering exclusive excursions specifically designed for smaller groups.
2) The Classic Collection: Experience the very best of New Zealand with this popular collection recommended by thousands of past travellers. Enjoy well-balanced, fully inclusive itineraries featuring all the iconic sights, and stay in superior 4-star hotels.
3) The Highlights Collection: These tours represent excellent value for money and stay in very comfortable 3-3½ star hotels. With fewer inclusions, you are free to explore and choose the activities you want to experience.
Great value for money
Kirra's long-standing relationships with hotels and sightseeing operators together with their volume of travellers to New Zealand enables them to get the best deals on all the must-do attractions.
More than just the usual sightseeing
With a fantastic mix of cultural and general sightseeing activities, Kirra's 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!
This is a nice little 6 day fully inclusive tour of the North Island. Starting in Wellington we head up through Tongariro National Park, stop in Rotorua for some geothermal fun and Maori Culture before heading into the Coromandel. Visit the Hobbiton movie set on the way to Auckland
This fantastic 8-day journey really shows off the North Island - Stay in the boutique wine village of Martinborough, experience Art Deco Napier. A private sail on Lake Rotoiti visiting secluded thermal springs. See Rotorua’s geysers and boiling mud in the morning then enjoy the Maori Hangi & Cultural Performance in the evening – and much more.
** note that tours from Oct 2020 will have some itinerary variations - please ask us for a tour summary for dates from Oct 2020 onwards
Join us on an 8 day escorted Coach Tour through the centre of the North Island experiencing the Islands of Northland, the geothermal wonders of Rotorua before enjoying the vineyards and Art Deco architecture of Hawkes Bay and the cool cafes and shops of Wellington.
Soak in Hanmer Springs's hot pools, cruise the Cook Strait to charming Wellington, sample fine wines in sunny Hawkes Bay, wander Napier's Art Deco streetscapes, discover Maori culture in Rotorua and tour the sights and harbour lights of Auckland.
This premium escorted tour combines culture and scenic highlights to show you the best that the North Island has to offer. Throw in some exclusive experiences and you will discover why New Zealand’s North Island is a magical place. Explore Auckland’s Waiheke, the famous Hobbiton movie set. a In Rotorua, where Maori culture thrives in an active geothermal landscape we sail aboard a luxury catamaran on the pristine waters of Lake Rotoiti and much more.
Beginning and ending in Christchurch, The highlight of your 10 day South Island tour will undoubtedly be the Doubtful Sound overnight cruise. Experience a TranzAlpine Train excursion through the Southern Alps. In Dunedin enjoy high tea at Larnach Castle, a wildlife excursion with Monarch Cruises, and a unique star gazing experience at Mount Cook.
Discover the spectacular central South Island, taking in the southern loop from Christchurch down the Southern Alps, through Queenstown and Fiordland National Park and onto the West Coast. The TranzAlpine train journey is a great way to finish off spectacular touring holiday!
Experience the best New Zealand’s South Island has to offer on this classic, all-inclusive 11 Day journey, travelling from Christchurch to Wellington. The highlights include a cruise in Abel Tasman National Park and a Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise, the alpine scenery of the Mt Cook National and the spectacular West Coast and Glaciers.
This premium small group escorted tour highlights the extraordinary treasures and dramatic extremes of the South Island. Enjoy a Queen Charlotte Sound Seafood Cruise. Experience the whales off Kaikoura. Get up close to icebergs on your Tasman Glacier boat expedition in Mt Cook National Park. Further South discover Milford Sound - and much much more...
Experience the best New Zealand has to offer on our classic, all-inclusive 2 week tour, travelling from Christchurch to Auckland. The highlights include a a cruise in Abel Tasman National Park and a Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise, the alpine scenery of the Mt Cook National Park before continuing to Rotorua where you will see boiling mud pools, exploding geysers and learn about local Maori traditions - and more.
Explore Aotearoa New Zealand on the 18 Day New Zealand Grandeur, fully inclusive Coach Tour. Highlights include the TranzAlpine Train journey, a Stargazing experience in Mount Cook National Park, high tea at Larnach Castle, Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre, exclusive Lake Rotoiti cruise and hotpools, an authentic Maori Hangi & Cultural Performance and a spectacular overnight Wilderness Cruise in Doubtful Sound.
Explore the length of our country, experience the natural beauty and unique culture of both the North and South Islands of New Zealand. See the Bay of Islands and cruise to the famous Hole in the Rock. Experience the majestic thermal wonders of Rotorua. Admire the Art Deco architecture in Napier - a city frozen in time. In the South Island, see the majesty of Mt Cook, take a cruise along stunning Milford Sound, experience glacier country and take the famed TranzAlpine train across the Southern Alps.
This 20 Day Small Group (no more then 24) Luxury Tour covering both the North & South Islands, experiencing the best we have on offer. Mt Cook, Marlborough Sounds, Geothermal Rotorua, Art Deco Napier, Queenstown, TranzAlpine Train Journey and Auckland - showcasing New Zealand in a more relaxed and less structured way. Many unique and exclusive activities. Stay in premium hotels and lodges and enjoy dining at some of New Zealand’s leading wineries.