Tours in New Zealand

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, tours for singles and adventures New Zealand has to offer.

 
 

Small Group, Overland & Adventure Tours in New Zealand

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Tours in New Zealand

Book a Tour to New Zealand

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. You can search lots of different trips in New Zealand including 18-35's, special interest and family tours. We have a range of budget and more expensive tours depending on where you would like to visit or do.

New Zealand has lots of safe options to choose from when travelling and seeing the North and South islands and booking a tour is the most popular and our favourite way to see the country. There are numerous bus tours you can do which will let you see both the North and South island which is our top recommendation. You can book an organised hop on hop off bus tour which will stop at the places you want to visit, some are more extensive than others. 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 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. Most group tours have an average size of 8-16 people which allows a personal, flexible and memorable experience.

These trips are really amazing especially 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. This is a great destination, its very small compared to Australia but it has so many places to see including a spectacular coastline.
 

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Popular Places to Visit on a Tour in New Zealand

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

 

 

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New Zealand Tours for Solo Travellers

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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New Zealand Tours for 18 - 35's

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.

 

 

New Zealand 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.

 

 

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. 

 

 

Group Sizes

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

 

 

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.

 

 

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New Zealand Tour Reviews

If you have ever joined a tour in New Zealand and would like to review or share your experience please contact us.

 

 

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