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AAT Kings New Zealand tours - escorted guided touring

AAT Kings

AAT Kings New Zealand offers a range of escorted group tours to suit everyone. 'Best Buy' tours provide great value itineraries with lots of options so you can do as much or as little as you like. 'First Choice' tours may have more inclusions and stay in a slightly higher category of accommodations but rest assured both options will ensure you see New Zealand in style.

Experience New Zealand in the comfort of one of AAT Kings New Zealand state-of-the-art coaches and enjoy truly stress-free travel. Offering a comprehensive range of group tours, AAT kings New Zealand has the country covered and they know how to combine NZ must do's with hidden gems you wouldn't discover on your own.


Their pioneering spirit is as strong today as it was when the company was founded 103 years ago. With quality and service as their highest priority AAT Kings New Zealand experienced crew and local guides will go the extra mile to bring your New Zealand tour to life and take you where no guidebook can. Talking of Guidebooks if you opt to receive "e-docs" instead of a printed copy of your itinerary AATKings will thank you and the planet and plant a tree in your honour - how great is that!

Use the quick links below to dive right into the AAT Kings New Zealand tour range:

AAT Kings tours - South Island only

AAT Kings tours - North Island only

AAT Kings tours - visiting both islands



See what other guests have to say about AAT Kings Tours

Roslyn & Laine Willis, AAT Kings 9 Day Southern Spotlight, Travelled on 9th February 2020
We had a great time thanks! We would have liked more information on costs of the extra activities prior to the tour - this would enable tourists to plan and budget ahead. We didn't realise that the coach would be taking some people to the different activities while the others stayed on the coach. We have never been on a tour like that before other than when we went to Israel. The Israel tour - all the people went to the same activities except for when we had a morning or afternoon off and then each person/couple organised their own activity.

Zakir & Miriam Contractor, AAT Kings 14 Day New Zealand Marvel, Travelled on 6th February 2020
We had a lovely time touring New Zealand for 14 days. All the arrangements made by NZ Coach Tours and AAT Kings worked perfectly well. Enjoyed the comments and wits of our tour guide, Gina. However we missed the Milford Sound, the beauty of which we have heard so much about. Thank you Chelsea for booking us for a great tour.

Puhua Edgar, Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga Deluxe Tour, Travelled on 5th February 2020
AAT Kings is a very professional tour company. I enjoyed the trip in New Zealand very much, I won't forget the very good experience for a long long time. The director Katie and Driver Mike did a great job. The lady, Victoria Parrack, also did her job beautifully on help me and arrangement of my South Island and North Island trips. I would like to this opportunity to say thank you so much, and I will be with your company again if I visit NZ again or another part of the world. Once again Thank you very much.

Pat & Brian Stevens, AAT Kings 8 Day Northern Discovery, Travelled on 5th February 2020
Kia Ora. We have just returned from New Zealand after a truly wonderful holiday. We had a few days in Auckland prior to joining the 8 day tour of the North Island. We found these extra days very beneficial both to get over the long journey from the UK but also to give us time to explore Auckland. Auckland was home from home - we have lived in Bristol for 6 years and throughout that time there have been extensive roadworks and reconstruction! We joined the coach tour and met the tour director, Hope Horsley. Hope was exceptional - it was lovely to hear some of the Maori stories and legends and to be given the Maori perspective on life in New Zealand. This enriched the experience enormously. We found the travel was comfortable - a new coach - in spite of a few long days. The hotels were also very comfortable - all the rooms were spacious and provided all we needed. The food could not be bettered. Hope explained the optional excursions clearly so it was easy to choose between them. I think that the range of excursions was wide and catered for most. The coach travelled on from Wellington to the South Island while we stayed on at the James Cook hotel. Again this gave us the opportunity to see much more of Wellington and to appreciate some of the history of New Zealand. We returned to Auckland by the Northern Explorer train which was quite an experience and then flew down to Tauranga to stay with a niece. Thank you Nicole so mush for organizing the extra nights at the hotels in Auckland and Wellington. We really appreciate all your help and attention to detail.


The team at New Zealand Coach Tours have been working with AAT Kings New Zealand for well over a decade and our experience in all things touring is second to none. We regularly travel New Zealand experiencing everything our guests do which means we can give you honest, reliable, first hand advice. Talk to us today to get the best advice on the best tour itinerary for you.

AAT Kings New Zealand tours visit all the must see locations such as Bay of Islands, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua, Wellington City, Kaikoura, Christchurch City, Mt. Cook National Park, Lake Tekapo, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, Fox & Franz Josef Glacier, Dunedin and more. Plus some of New Zealand's top activities are included such as Hobbiton, Waitomo Glow worms, Tamaki Maori Village, Whale Watch, TranzAlpine scenic train and much more. Talk to our team, tell them what you are interested in and we can help choose the right tour for you. AAT Kings New Zealand Tours are the perfect way to experience Aotearoa - The Land of The Long White Cloud.

Booking your AAT Kings Tour with New Zealand Coach Tours is easy. We offer the best price guarantee so you can confidently secure your space knowing you are getting the best value. You can easily find which AAT tour departs on the dates to suit you and see the price in New Zealand dollars or lots of other currencies if you prefer. With a couple of clicks you can secure your seat and make a deposit payment via our secure credit card page. 
If the dates of a tour dont quite fit with your plans then our team on NZ Touring specialists can arrange pre or post tour plan for you. this might include short self drive or other coach touring packages to explore the regions not covered by your AAT tour or simply enjoying a city stay. The options are endless when you talk with our team.


Narelle Bennett, AAT Kings 15 Day New Zealand Splendour, Travelled on 4th February 2020
We had a wonderful time, the tour guide was excellent as was the driver. There we no hiccups and everything was as per the itinerary. Still trying to remember what we did and where we went, but that is normal! Would highly recommend your company. Thank you

Jim and Janice Piotter, AAT Kings 15 Day New Zealand Splendour, Travelled on 3rd February 2020
We just completed our 15 Day New Zealand Splendour tour and it was excellent. We have nothing but great things to say about our tour with AAT Kings nor with our travel agent Chelsea Lodge. Chelsea was very, very attentive and was very quick to respond to our questions. My wife and I were former tour directors and have directed 90-100 tours all over North America. We know when a tour is a good tour. The New Zealand Splendour tour EXCEEDED our expectations. Tour Director Isobel Needham and Ricky the driver were EXCEPTIONAL.

Upender Mahankali & Madhubala Upender, AAT Kings 9 Day Southern Wonders, Travelled on 2nd February 2020
Right from enquiry to booking to completion of our pleasant 9 days AAT Kings tour of South Island of New Zealand, Chelsea Lodge has been swift, understanding, knowledgeable and assisted us. I would like to recommend her to our friends planning for such visits. Thank you, Chelsea, and keep it up.

Graham Cooper, AAT Kings 14 Day New Zealand Vista, Travelled on 28th January 2020
Thanks for your assistance Kasmira. You assisted us promptly and expertly when we contacted you re the booking and we found your online itinerary invaluable. Your recommendation of AAT Kings was also spot on and we found them an excellent company to travel with. Special mention should be made of their travel director and driver who helped make the holiday so successful. The tour itself was everything we expected, the only disappointment was the cancellation of the Milford Sound visit following the closure of the access road due to storm conditions. As this was due to a natural weather event clearly we were all disappointed but at the same time, we realised that this was not a situation where blame could be apportioned. AAT Kings reacted positively to the situation and their operations director sent us all a letter advising that we would be compensated as a result of missing the Milford Sound visit. We were advised that they would be dealing with the compensation through the visitor's travel agents so I look forward to hearing from you on this point once Kings have been in touch with you. Thanks again for your assistance. We really enjoyed the holiday and would like to think that we will return over the next 2 to 3 years.