New Zealand Tours

As far as the travelling is concerned, one of the best ways to explore New Zealand is on a group tour. Search and compare the best small group, hop-on hop-off bus tours and adventure trips New Zealand has to offer.


Tours & Trips in New Zealand

Explore New Zealand on an Organised Tour

New Zealand tours

With so many places to visit in both North and South Islands, the most popular way to explore New Zealand is definitely by road. Most travellers choose to join a bus tours – where you are guaranteed to meet other people from all around the world and see the best locations in the country. By joining a tour of New Zealand you can witness first hand the breathtaking scenery made famous in the Lord of the Rings films and experience the thrills of adventure sports like kayaking, canoeing, jet-boating, skiing, white-water rafting, join expeditions, treks or go skiing and snowboarding. 


Best New Zealand Tour Operators

Are you wondering what are the best New Zealand tour companies to book with are? On One World 365 you can search and compare trips from top rated New Zealand tour operators including Contiki, G Adventures and Topdeck Travel. Thousands of people travel with these companies every year and they offer highly rated guided tours with good reviews.


Best Places to Visit 

Every tour has a different itinerary, but these are generally the best places you can visit:

  • Christchurch
  • Queenstown
  • Auckland
  • Wellington
  • Rotorua
  • Franz Josef
  • Kaikoura
  • Mount Cook
  • Taupo
  • Wanaka
  • Picton
  • Abel Tasman NP
  • Fox Glacier
  • Tongariro National Park
  • Nelson
  • Waitomo Caves
  • Milford Sound
  • Paihia
  • Dunedin
  • Bay of Islands
  • Rangitata
  • Punakaiki
  • Fiordland National Park
  • Hanmer Springs
  • Lake Ohau
  • Doubtful Sound
  • Mount Aspiring National Park
  • Te Anau
  • Raglan
  • Stewart Island


New Zealand Small Group Tours

Typical group sizes are around 8-18 travellers with an average of 12 but this can vary between the tour and operator.


New Zealand Overland Tours

You can book an overland tour or hop on hop off bus trip which will stop at the most popular places in the country. You'll be able to travel in comfort and in a fun environment and discover the most amazing places the country has to offer. A lot of overland trips take you away from the tourist crowds and let you explore off the beaten track places which a lot of people don't visit. New Zealand is a small county but that doesn't mean you have to mix with the masses. There are lots of trips with departures all year round and individual tour guides can give you best advice for places to see and things to do in your spare time. Expect personal, flexible and memorable experience.


New Zealand Adventure Tours

Our tours are perfect if you are travelling solo and would like to meet other people and travel in a group. You will get to meet other international travellers and get taken to the best locations in the country with an experienced guide. Most of our tours specifically cater for the 18-35 age group and are a really popular option due to meeting other people, getting day-to-day activities, hotel check-ins, selected meals, accommodation and also transport/guides included in the price. Don't worry if you are slightly older, most tours accept all ages.

These types of trips are amazing if you are traveling solo to New Zealand, the vast majority of people who join tours are single so its a great social experience. The journeys on offer are a fascinating blend of adventure and culture where you can get up close and personal with locals and nature. 


New Zealand Budget Tours

We have a selection of tours for all budgets, so whether you are looking to explore on the cheap or you have a bit more money to spend you will be able to find a trip to match your interests. Our website features lots of cheap tours allowing you to discover the highlights of the country and not break the bank.


City & Day Tours

Short for time? Want to see the highlights as quick as possible? There are day tours available to book throughout the country. Popular options include city tours where a local guide will usually show you the sights. These types of tours can be booked as part of a group or you can spend a little extra and get a private tour. Some city tours are totally free but you might be expected to give a tip.


What is Included

  • Accommodation: Usually travellers of the same sex will share a twin room, but there is also the option to pay a little extra and get a private room. Accommodation can vary depending on the tour and location. Some tours also include homestays which allow for a facsinating cultural exchange. 
  • Transport: On most tours you will travel overland in a private small tour van. For day trips and excursions sometimes you will use public transport and sometimes use internal flights to allow you to see the highlights as quick as possible.


How to Book

Thinking about making an enquiry or booking? Search our featured trips above. If you need any help booking a tour in New Zealand please get in touch.


New Zealand Tour Reviews

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