Anne Hooper, Breath-Taking 10 Day New Zealand Experience, Travelled on 20th April 2019
I would like to say a big THANK YOU to you for the recent trip you organised for me. I arrived home safely and well last night. The trip was very exciting and went off without a hitch. I would like to recommend 2 hotels whose accommodation was really exceptional. The Waldorf Stadium in Auckland and The Bolton Hotel in Wellington. These two were large apartments, very well equipped with every amenity. Thanks for all your help. I will certainly recommend you to any of my friends.
John Shew & Family, Southern Highlights with Milford Sound, Travelled on 31st May 2019
The tour was really good and it met my purpose of exploring the southern island within 7 days.
Colleen Gibson, Grand Pacific Tours 10 Day South Island Spectacular, Travelled on 11th May 2019
The tour was very good! Accommodation was good loved the hotel in Napier. Loved our tour guide and driver. and the Transfers were good.
Lila Korpell, Glaciers Overnight, Travelled on 26th April 2019
The bus rides offered beautiful views and scenery! The second bus driver was engaging and entertaining. The hotel in Franz Josef was very nice and accommodating.
Sally Basta & Nils Jordan, 15 Day New Zealand Honeymoon, Travelled on 6th May 2019
Jane was truly amazing in helping us plan our honeymoon. We loved that there were no issues in modifying the itinerary. Once we got there, everything was perfect. Pick ups were on time and accommodations were just as described. Would absolutely recommend Jane to anyone planning a trip to NZ!
Diann & Philip Eiserloh, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase with Post Tour Arrangements, Travelled on 14th March 2019
The Grand Pacific 19 Day NZ Showcase was exactly what we wanted to tour NZ because: it was long enough to get to most of the country it was geared toward really learning about the country the pace was appropriate with a few double nights at the same hotel the food was varied and quite good; there were enough opportunities to eat on our own all the tourist highlights were visited the GP guides and drivers were accomodating, friendly, and authentic. An extra kudo goes to our South Island driver whose name escapes me now who got us off the west coast JUST before the washout of the Waiho River bridge March 25th and thus enabled us to complete the itineraries AND not lose three days stranded there. Your office handled all of the paperwork efficiently, thoroughly, and was available to be phoned any time I needed you. I also appreciate Britt's replacement dealing with additional charges that Air NZ wanted to charge us for changing flights when THEY had changed the flight times which required us to change plans. And she also secured a late check out on the last day in Blenheim before flying to Auckland to return home. Thank you for a wonderful 50th wedding anniversary holiday. Diann Eiserloh
Caroline Lamont, Grand Pacific 10 Day South Island Spectacular + the Bay of Islands, Travelled on 23rd April 2019
Beautiful country and I would revisit. Thanks to Shelley, all the details of the trip were well organized and this made for smooth, fun travel.
Ann & Stephen Parr, Southern Highlights with Milford Sound, Travelled on 16th May 2019
I can’t say enough good things about the tour that Rommy booked for us. At every stage of the trip we were met or the transfer was waiting right on time. Accommodations were great and the coaches very comfortable. The drivers were informative and extremely pleasant. I would highly recommend using Rommy to anyone thinking of taking a tour. As a bonus we had perfect weather the whole week. Thank you for making our once in a lifetime journey so stress free.
Peta Jones and Daryl Wardenaar, North Island 5 day Waitomo, Rotorua and Napier Experience, Travelled on 14th May 2019
The trip was great. For us, on the first tour day, there were too many events and it was a bit much, we preferred the days with two activities instead of four. The rooms are good, overall a good trip. Wellington accommodation, The Bolton was the best we had ever seen and the food and staff were fantastic, highly recommend it. We look forward to the South Island experience in two years time. Thank you !
Gwynfryn & Pamela Ann Jones, Grand Pacific 9 Day Northern Spectacular, Travelled on 14th April 2019
We toured the North Island, wow, what a fabulous area. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We met some great people. I would like to give a big thank you to Grand Pacific Tours for looking after us so well.
Thomas & Elaine Williams, Gene and Debbie Pass, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama (2018-2019), Travelled on 24th April 2019
What a wonderful trip, in my life I have traveled to 33 countries. No trip has been as nice as this one. I have rode many buses but never a better driver than Andrew in the South Island. Our guide Barb was great we never had any problems at all. The timing for the trip was perfect very little bad weather and the foliage was beautiful with snow on the mountain tops, it was great! We choose one optional tour that was a bust and I would not recommend it to anyone, it was the (Awesome wildlife tour) in Dunedin. I would do the trip again if the airplane ride wasn't so long. Thank you for all your efforts.
Kee Dizzine, AAT Kings 14 Day New Zealand Vista, Travelled on 23rd April 2019
The 14 Day New Zealand Vista tour was amazing. We were able to see both islands and we feel as if we really know New Zealand now. Our guide, Mel, was very knowledgeable, shared personal experiences, and took great care of our group. Our driver, Mark, was very professional, complemented Mel very well, and shared his videos of the places we were visiting. We would highly recommend this tour!
Christine Curtis & Kevin Curtis, 3 Day Tranz Alpine and West Coast Glaciers to Queenstown, Travelled on 5th May 2019
From beginning to end, it was fabulous! Booking was made extremely easy and so affordable Nisse was marvellous and it made such a difference having everything work just like clockwork. Life is busy enough without having hassles when organising your holiday and this was exceptionally good. The TranzAlpine was absolutely stunning. The accommodation at Punga Lodge as lovely. Comfortable bed too. Very central. We decided to take a helicopter trip which was arranged very efficiently with good advice too. That was a real highlight for us!! The coaches to Franz Josef and then to Queenstown were very comfortable and we were given a nice relaxed commentary along the way. We stopped at interesting spots and had plenty of bathroom breaks. I really feel that this deserves 100% !! THANKYOU SO MUCH!!!
Don & Barbara Wreford, Bay of Islands Getaway, Travelled on 29th April 2019
We enjoyed a fabulous holiday. Everything went without a hitch. We had some great drivers/guides which helped greatly. Full marks to you Rommy and your team. Thanks.
Trevor Tye, 6 Day South Island Explorer, Travelled on 29th April 2019
Chelsea did an exceptional job organising a tour that met my needs and was prompt in responding to any queries I had, any questions I asked and also took the time to make sure any additions to the tour were run by me before being decided on. Chelsea also helped out immensely after I needed to claim back funds from a taxi I had to hire to my accommodation in Queenstown after a coach didn't drop me off at right destination. Overall Chelsea and New Zealand Coach Tours are a joy to work with and I'd defintely consider going on another tour with this team or suggesting them to friends and family.
Perry Jones, Best of the North, Travelled on 16th April 2019
Absolutely loved my trip New Zealand Coach Tours were amazing at setting everything up for me and answering all my questions!
Jacqueline & Frederick Ford, Interislander ferry, Coastal Pacific Train and 4 day Glacier, Queenstown and Milford Sound highlights, Travelled on 20th March 2019
Our holiday all seems like a distant dream now. The New Zealand Coach Tours itinerary worked perfectly, hotels were good and very friendly, coaches and shuttles were on time, all tickets were booked for the right place at the right time. We were planning to book everything ourselves but NZ Coach Tours made it so easy for us that we were very relaxed and could enjoy our holiday, rather than being stressed about bookings etc. Our itinerary was prepared by Nichole White who was really helpful and it was good to be able to actually talk to a person (we are in England so 13 hrs behind) rather than correspond by email. If Nichole wasn't there then someone else was available to pick up our queries. The one thing we would change, with the benefit of hindsight, is that we would have had a day in Queenstown and in Franz Josef to relax and sight see, rather than constantly being on the move, but that was our fault as we had a limit on our time. I would thoroughly recommend the New Zealand Coach Tour company.
William M. Waite, Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton 3-Day Tour, Travelled on 26th March 2019
We had a great trip! Everything fit together without any problems, the handovers between the tours were seamless, and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. Several times during the three days, I marveled at the organization required to make it happen. It was clear that this was a refined operation. Thanks!
Stewart Glendinning, 10 Day Southern National Parks, Travelled on 8th April 2019
The accommodation was fantastic, the tour guides and drivers were entertaining and knowledgeable, everything was very well organised and I had a wonderful time. New Zealand is a beautiful country. Thank you so much!
Lynette O'Mahony, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama, Travelled on 6th April 2019
I would like to thank Brigett for organizing my fantastic holiday she went above and beyond, being so helpful and accommodating. The bus I was on was filled with the best 48 people I could possibly have asked for.
Kathy & Tony Kinder, Amended Incredible North Island Highlights, Travelled on 19th April 2019
Well, we had a really great time. Thank you so much to Nichole for arranging everything for us. Even the weather was kind - no Windy Wellington and only a couple of morning's rain. We particularly liked Wellington. All our transfers were efficient and on time and really everything was as it should be
Mary Jo Huismann, Linda Crowley, Susan Kouchnerkavich and Loraine Rohrmeier, Grand Pacific 16 Day Highlights of New Zealand, Travelled on 26th March 2019
The South Island tour was wonderful even though the bridge went out. Grand Pacific handled that well! The hotels were wonderful as was the food. Thoroughly enjoyed spending time with all the Aussies! Great group of people! Chris was wonderful and did a great job of keeping us informed and moving! Good guy. Our bus driver on South Island was great too! The bus was in great shape! New Zealand is beautiful, the people are very friendly and you have a great government! Loved New Zealand!
Bruce & Brigette Witte, AAT Kings 14 Day New Zealand Vista, Travelled on 2nd April 2019
We had a grand trip! All people involved in putting this trip together for us were great! I can't imagine having done this trip without them! Thank you!!!
Paul & Margaret James, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 24th March 2019
Thank you for arranging our tour. It was most appreciated. Our tour director John, was a perfect gentleman, most helpful and added to our experience. He was always there to help us off the coach. Our coach drivers, Kenny, for the North Island and Andrew on the South Island, were full of knowledge and were masters when it came to their ability to drive. These three men made what was a good trip into a fantastic adventure. All our accommodation was top notch, and meals great. Breakfast was a buffet with many choices and usually dinner the same. We had great weather and many places of interest along the way. We enjoyed the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Maori Hangi at Rotorua and Hobbiton. Wonderful boat trip at Milford Sound. Took a helicopter ride and landed on a glacier, which was a great experience. Enjoyed Arrowtown, in an old mining area. Also went to the glow worms caves at Te Anau. Our last night in Christchurch, we had a private room with entertainment which finished our tour off very well. Met so many friendly people on our tour. I would recommend this tour with Grand Pacific Tours to all.
Wendy Potts and Julie Thompson, Kirra Tours 15 day New Zealand Explorer, Travelled on 24th February 2019
Our trip was great, Paul the driver was very competent behind the wheel and extremely knowledgeable, he organised extra activities with ease. The hotels were comfortable and clean. The breakfasts were superb. Thanks for a wonderful experience. Julie
Shelley Firth, AAT Kings 14 Day New Zealand Vista, Travelled on 2nd April 2019
I’ll write to say I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. It was intense and fast paced, I’d never been on a coach tour like this before. But it really worked with good organization and an extremely capable tour director, and friendly good drivers. It was the perfect things for me to do whilst in NZ in between seeing a couple of friends living there and relatives. I still haven’t downloaded my photos from an SD card but the iPhone pics were fab. Wellington got a bit shortchanged in the itinerary (where I used to live) but we couldn’t see everything everywhere!
Kim & Yvonne Brett, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 20th March 2019
Kia Ora Shelley, Thank you so much for your help when I called you last year. I didn't know where or when to go or which trip to choose, but you spent the time to explain all the choices and the things that we really should see on our trip. The 19-day trip was just perfect, and we saw so many things on both of the islands. We were able to add some extra things while we were there and we were also able to just take some time and relax when we had two nights in a hotel. Most of the hotels were top notch, and the tour guide and bus drivers were excellent. When the itinerary had to change because Typhoon Trevor wiped out the Waiho bridge to the west coast, our tour director made all the arrangements to change our accommodations and provide alternate activities for our group. All in all, we had a great time and met some really wonderful people along the way. Thank you for your help!
Ted Chen, May YK, Kin Va & Josephine Ho, AAT Kings 9 Day Southern Wonders, Travelled on 7th April 2019
The arrangement was perfect. Communication during booking was timely and clear. We were met at the airport as arranged even though our flight coming into Christchurch was really late. The trip was made most memorable by our tour director, Tania Simpson. New Zealand is truly picturesque. We will return to New Zealand!
Lynette Harrison, Grand Pacific 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour, Travelled on 26th March 2019
I had a wonderful time in New Zealand, the North and South Islands are so different. The North Island is very much like the east coast of NSW and very beautiful, I loved the Bay of Islands. I did prefer the South Island with its spectacular scenery.
Philip & Theresa Harris, Kirra Tours 10 day Classic TranzAlpine Panorama, Travelled on 3rd April 2019
Thank you so much for all your help Laura, our trip was fantastic! We saw so much in our time in NZ, everything you organised went very smoothly, so many highlights. Would definitely use NZ Coach Tours again!
George Mizzi & Margaret Bajada, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama, Travelled on 5th February 2019
A well organized tour. Will recommend this tour to our friends. Thank you for making our tour so simple and easy, and we really enjoyed listening to our tour leader and made sure everyone is comfortable and relaxed, most of all took lots of photos for memories to enjoy and look back. Thanks for the memories.
Mike & Antoinette Martin, Kirra Tours 8 day Classic Northern Discovery, Travelled on 12th March 2019
Our coach captain was extremely knowledgable and made the trip both informative and fun. I would not hesitate to recommend Kirra Tours and will travel with them again.
Kay Ryan and Helen Popp, Grand Pacific 10 Day South Island Spectacular, Travelled on 23rd March 2019
I really enjoyed all aspect of the tours - from the first contact with Grand Pacific Staff to the competent bus driver and guide. It was interesting to observe the amount of organization that took place to accommodate (tourists) needs and expectations. The restaurants and staff rated well overall. My fellow passengers were friendly and inclusive and I would highly recommend your company to friends and family.
Cherryl and Nicholas Ware, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 20th march 2019
Chelsea you did a magnificent job organising our first tour ever, we had a wonderful experence and can't thank you enough for all your help, even booking online I had never done before. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.
Rani & Sandrasegara Balachandra, Custom North Island North Island Experience, Travelled on 23rd March 2019
We started our custom made tour in Auckland and finished in Queenstown. We were very pleased with the service. The tour was very well organised and we brought back a lot of great memories.
Michael and Dorla Tobey, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama, Travelled on 12th March 2019
We had an amazing experience. New Zealand Coach Tours did a magnificent job of setting up a tour we will remember forever.
Paul & Margaret James, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 24th March 2019
We arrived home after an amazing Holiday in New Zealand. We were very fortunate as the weather was great, hotel accommodation and meals also. We had two very safe and knowledgable coach drivers, a different one for each island, and a tour director that was a perfect friendly gentleman who made sure all ran smoothly. The crossing of the strait was a very smooth sailing, and at Milford Sound, it was a very sunny day that allowed us beautiful photos and a helicopter ride landing on a glacier. We met some very friendly people from around the world. On the last night Grand Pacific Tours gave us a dinner, with entertainment, in a private room. It was enjoyed by all. Thank you so much for organizing the holiday for us, it was most appreciated.
Brian and Madelaine Woods, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 14th March 2019
We found the tour of both islands very well organised. Overall, we enjoyed seeing all the sights and found the meals very good. Both coach drivers Chris in the North Island & Riki in the South Island were excellent. Also, our Tour Guide Alan Chadwick was very caring & explained everything to us.
CHI YING LI IP, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 14th March 2019
The 19 day tour was an amazing experience for us. New Zealand is really a scenic country. But we must say that the service we received was above our expectation. The team, from the tour guide to the drivers are performing their duty well. Apart from being informative and knowledgeable, they show enthusiam in their work and were always ready to help. Well done. The activities arranged are entertaining mostly, some we liked very much. We feel that we have make a good choice to join in this tour of your company and would recommend this to our friends too. Last and not the least, thanks to Christina for your helpful attitude, quick and unfailing response to answer any query.
Janice & Charles Cunningham, 4 Day Glacier, Queenstown and Milford Sound Highlights, Travelled on 6th February 2019
We were impressed with the depth of information given by our three coach drivers/tour guides during the tour and charmed by their friendly chat. We travelled by coach around the South Island, as well as on the train from Christchurch to Greymouth. It was positively educational, sometimes fascinating, and we never got bored. Franz Josef Glacier, Milford Sound and Aoraki Mount Cook were highlights; and Queenstown we could have enjoyed for many more days. The numerous stops along the way made welcome breaks at scenic spots or places of interest, for comfort breaks and refreshment. We were glad we left a day now and then just to relax and break up the travel. We could happily have spent a few more days at some places the coach stopped. The accommodation was always of good quality. Having it all arranged for us by New Zealand Coach Tours made it so easy. We rate the organisation throughout very highly.
Dee, Steven & Johnson, Merrilie Cardiali and Alissa Anderson, Grand Pacific 9 Day Taste of the South Island, Travelled on 22nd March 2019
Our trip exceeded our expectations. New Zealand truly is a beautiful country. We are so happy to have booked with Grand Pacific and loved all the attention to details. Our tour guide and driver made a wonderful team as they were a wealth of information and shared entertaining stories along the way. We did miss seeing Milford Sound because of the stormy weather but we did see hundreds of waterfalls that not everyone gets to see. There was a plan B and everything continued to go well. We are now talking about returning as we have certainly had a taste of New Zealand. I can heartily recommend Grand Pacific tours and the friendly help of New Zealand Coach Tours, always prompt in answering my questions.
Simon & Nichola Thorn, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 11th March 2019
We had a fantastic trip. All the tour staff were amazing and everything worked smoothly. Thanks for everything.
Bharat and Kirti Tailor, AAT Kings 17 Day New Zealand Magic, Travelled on 18th February 2019
Chelsea was very helpful and friendly before and after the booking process. She provided all the requested information promptly. The tour itself was fabulous. Both the South and North Islands had its own flavours and we enjoyed it thoroughly. The guide was resourceful and provided information throughout the trip. The driver was great and provided us with a clean coach every morning. The trip would not have been same without them. Overall, a pleasant experience!
Chris Jones, South Island Adventure, Travelled on 23rd March 2019
I had a fantastic trip - saw some incredible places and met some great people - even the autumn weather just about held out along the way. Thanks for a great tour which was so hassle-free to organise!
Wendy Potts and Julie Thompson, Kirra Tours 15 day New Zealand Explorer, Travelled on 24th February 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed the tour! The first day on the road, I saw my first mountains, then a little later, show-capped mountains! I was thrilled! The highlight of my tour was a helicopter ride onto the Franz Josef Glacier, where I stepped onto snow for the first time ever. The lakes were beautiful; Doubtful Sound breathtaking (however, I wish I'd remembered my motion-sickness pills when we got to the Tasman Sea...!). I loved the Maori cultural show and Hobbiton (LOTR fan here!) I could go on and on, but there wouldn't be enough space to list everything I enjoyed. The hotel accommodation was very good (in fact excellent!). The meals were great everywhere – I managed to put on a bit weight after eating 3-course meals every night for two weeks! 😊 Our driver was a very good and safe driver. He was very knowledgeable about the areas we were passing through and would come up with interesting facts and figures at the drop of a hat. We made a whole lot of new friends from 5 different countries and it was sad to say goodbye at the end of the trip. Thank you!
Christl Hill & Elisabeth Bacher, Grand Pacific 10 Day South Island Spectacular, Travelled on 17th March 2019
We had an amazing tour..sunshine and no wind or rain for the whole 10 days! Brian is THE best bus driver ever and so knowledgeable about all aspects of New Zealand! Leanne was very helpful and brought such a relaxed atmosphere into the group. The North Island is still waiting for us and we hope to be booking with you again in the near future, would certainly recommend Grand Pacific to other friends and family.
San Juan Mary Ann, North and South Island Highlights, Travelled on 19th March 2019
Thank you so much for arranging our tour in New Zealand. Everything went smoothly, accommodations were excellent, our coach tours were on time, drivers friendly, helpful and courteous. We had a wonderful time in New Zealand, with no complaints.
Bonnie Balch and Lauren Nackoney, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama, Travelled on 6th March 2019
My niece, Lauren, and I had an absolutely FABULOUS time!!! Your country is an amazing place! The people are wonderful and the landscape beautiful! It was a dream come true for me as I had been there 48 years ago and wanted to see how it had changed - and changed it has. When I was there in the early '70's Auckland had one tall building--the Intercontinental Hotel and many small colourful homes for families to live in. We went to Hobbiton, the Glow Worm Caves, and I went on a wine tour while Lauren went on a Canyon tour then hiked off the gondola for three hours in Queenstown. We loved all of the many and varied tours planned by Grand Pacific, especially the Milford Sound cruise where the Captain pulled right into the base of the waterfall! We stopped at a castle for a tour and tea and scones--YUMMY!!! In Queenstown, we took a cruise on a steamship to a plantation where we had a lovely dinner and sheep demonstration, including a shearing. Rotorua and the geysers, mineral baths, and mud pits were fascinating. I loved seeing Wellington and Dunedin which I had never been to before. The food was fantastic and bountiful--breakfast was always a typical English breakfast plus many other things on a buffet. Dinner was a variety of entrees with all of the trimmings and some delicious desserts! I got reacquainted with "pavlova" a favourite - I couldn't get enough! I think I gained 10 pounds! Our guide was awesome and took care of our every need! She was delightful and had a wonderful sense of humour. Our bus drivers were amazing drivers and great storytellers. We learned SO much about your country through their commentary. Thank you New Zealand Coach Tours for all you did to ensure we had a beautiful, safe, and AWESOME trip!
Vinod & Saraswati Vadher, AAT Kings 8 Day Northern Wonders, Travelled on 12th March 2019
New Zealand Coach tours were very professional booking our tour and the extra night prebooked before hand. We joined the tour in Wellington and were welcomed by all on the coach as most of them had been travelling together a week already. The tour director was very knowledgeable and helpful and the coach driver was excellent. Both of them were fantastic! Kelly kept us informed all the way about the country and Euan being a singer had CD’s from his days in the band and gave us a taste of his music which was great. We had great fun with all and I would highly recommend AAT Kings to all my friends.
Hilary Hanney, Southern Alps Circuit Christchurch to Christchurch, Travelled on 20th March 2019
I have just returned from the most wonderful trip to the South Island of New Zealand. Even though it was only for five days and organised quite quickly through Christina in New Zealand Coaches the trip covered everything that I wanted to see. Christina was so helpful and a pleasure to deal with. All the arrangements that she made for me, the accommodation, the transfers and the various tours, worked out perfectly. From the start of my trip on the Trans Alpine express train over Arthur’s Pass which took my breadth away to spotting seals in the Milford Sound, travelling over the Southern Alps, to riding the Gondola in Queenstown, New Zealand has stolen my heart and I shall return again to continue my wonderful journey. Thank you.
Amanda and Stephen Veigh, Southern Highlights including Milford Sound, Travelled on 16th March 2019
I just wanted to give a thank you very much for a wonderful trip! We loved everything from the itinerary, the accommodations, the tours, and the transfers. We sincerely appreciate everything you helped us with and hope to come back one day. It far exceeded our expectation. Thank you again very much!!
Marilyn Rix, Grand Pacific 16 Day Highlights of New Zealand, Travelled on 6th March 2019
Thank you for an amazing trip of both the North and South Islands. The Itinerary was full but very enjoyable. Maybe a few additional 2-night stops would ease the early morning starts.
Kay Branton, Fabulous New Zealand Adventure, Travelled on 27th February 2019
Nichole is a very pleasant, efficient young lady who capably organised a wonderful trip for me and I will recommend her to anyone I know planning a trip to New Zealand.
Carol & Glenn Guilbault, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 24th February 2019
This was our best trip ever! We love everything about your country. Everyone we met was so welcoming. We enjoyed learning about the history of how New Zealand was discovered and how the Maori people migrated to this island. We saw the most amazing scenery from the most northern part of the island, Cape Reinga to the southern island where we saw some amazing mountain ranges, waterfalls and glaciers. We were so spiritually touched by the Maori people that my husband and I both had Ta Mokas (tattoos) done in Queenstown by a Maori artist. We will always remember our wonderful holiday, as well as, all of our new treasured friendships we made along the way. We would like to thank our Tours drivers and our tour guide for the making our trip such a memorable one.
Gay Said, Grand Pacific 10 Day South Island Spectacular, Travelled on 13th March 2019
Well, we arrived in Christchurch to a wonderful welcome. Straight to our hotel the Distinction in Christchurch, What a lovely hotel! We could not fault it, the hotel itself was beautiful, the food was great. The next day we had a great train ride up to Arthur’s Pass that was spectacular. The Scenic hotel in Franz Josef was even better, very friendly welcoming. We loved our coach captain and our tour guide. Overall our trip was a great experience we loved every minute. Good memories.
Antoinette Rodighiero & Brian Bee, South Island Coastal Route and 4-Day Napier, Rotorua & Waitomo Experience, Travelled on 8th March 2019
Thank you for organizing our 9 day trip for us. We had a great time and everything worked beautifully, particularly the shuttles to/from the hotel to train station. We really enjoyed the coastal train trip from Christchurch to Picton and the ferry over to Wellington. Just two things on our end are that we would have stayed 2 nights in Rotorua to take advantage of going to the hot springs rather than rush through to Auckland and spent an extra day in Wellington too. Thank you for organizing a great trip.
Col Shailendra Sharma & Mrs Madhu Sharma, AAT Kings 14 Day New Zealand Marvel, Travelled on 4th March 2019
We had an excellent time and enjoyed the tour without any hiccup. All activities went to schedule like a well-oiled machine. Our Tour Director, Kelly Bolton, was not only very witty and knowledgeable, he took good care of every passenger on the coach. Our driver-guide, Euan Patsie, was not only great at the wheel, he had a great sense of humour, good knowledge of the country and, as it turned out to our great pleasure, he is a great singer. My wife and I would strongly recommend New Zealand Coach Tours and AAT Kings to our friends. We would also like to commend our booking guide for this trip, Christina Brockie of New Zealand Coach Tours, who guided us with our bookings, travel insurance and clarifications of all our queries. She was very patient and understanding of our anxieties. We would like to book their services again, whenever required.
Anthony & Catherine Martin, AAT Kings 9 Day Southern Spotlight and Post Tour Kaikoura & Marlborough to Wellington, Travelled on 3rd March 2019
The tour was excellent and my parents really enjoyed the experience of travelling the South Island of New Zealand. Every day was eventful and they were very lucky with the weather. Shelley, I was very grateful for your speedy and professional communication throughout the tour. Melanie, the tour director was also very insightful and helpful.
John & Susan Doherty, Grand Pacific 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour, Travelled on 2nd March 2019
Everything was clearly explained, contact was easy, decisions straightforward from deciding what we wanted to making payments. All the information arrived in a timely fashion and experienced no issues from booking to arriving and enjoying the tour.
Lester & Ila Bates, 13 Day North to South Lord of the Rings Explorer, Travelled on 2nd March 2019
We had a wonderful time in New Zealand even though we had to cut our tour short by a few days due to a family emergency. Nichole White did a great job planning our trip. All of our accommodations were very comfortable, travel was easy, our guides were quite knowledgeable, and we thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful country. We would certainly recommend New Zealand Coach Tours.
Terence and Carol Leaver, 10 Day Glaciers and Overnight Fiordland, Travelled on 1st March 2019
We had a really great holiday Everything was perfect We highly recommend New Zealand Coach Tours the holiday was enhanced by the meticulous planning that they did for us. When we are able to return to New Zealand to tour the North Island we will certainly book with New Zealand Coach Tours.
Alistair & Brenda Shaw, AAT Kings 14 Day New Zealand Vista, Travelled on 5th March 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of New Zealand. It is a beautiful country and the tour allowed us to make the most of it. We had an excellent tour director and a very good driver. We thought the whole thing was good value for money. As far as New Zealand Coach Tours are concerned, they made all the arrangements in accordance with our wishes and we encountered no problems. We will be happy to recommend the company to family and friends who may consider visiting New Zealand. Thank you for all you did for us.
Laura Welsh & Carole Welsh, 5-Day Southern Highlights with Milford Sound, Travelled on 13th March 2019
Laura was absolutely brilliant in helping us arrange our trip- everything ran so smoothly and the accomodation was wonderful. An absolutely fantastic tour- thank you!!
Mark Thomson & Jacqueline Shelton, Grand Pacific 9 Day Taste of the South Island, Travelled on 7th March 2019
We both enjoyed the tour very much. The hotels were pretty good, as was the food and we had some wonderful experiences.
Marie & Abdul Karim, Parents of Hannah Karim, Custom New Zealand Vista, Travelled on 23rd December 2018
I booked this holiday on behalf of my parents, it has been a dream of my mum's to visit New Zealand for as long as I can remember. My parents aren't tech savvy or the most confident of travellers. Their dream trip was planned perfectly by New Zealand coach tours, and leaving them with little stress over organising the trip themselves. My mum said the trip was perfect and she was so grateful for how smoothly it ran, they only had to get in touch with a number provided once and was helped out and guided to where they needed to be with ease and quickly. Would highly recommend. Thank you.
Stephen & Christine Huntley, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama, Travelled on 4th February 2019
Good communication with Heather and other New Zealand Coach Tours staff made the booking experience positive. The tour was well organised and professionally delivered. The majority of the hotels were very good, however. The selection of food at all the hotels was first class. Overall, the holiday exceeded our expectations. Congratulations to all concerned.
Ray & Rene Green, Anthony & Kathleen Senner, AAT Kings - 9 Day Southern Spotlight, Travelled on 17th November 2018
Thank you for all your assistance with booking this holiday. Everything went smoothly and the tour of the South Island with AATKings was brilliant. Scenery amazing, accommodation, tour manager, excellent. We even had a variety of weather, including snow and hail stones! The holiday of a lifetime - but you never know, one day we may be back! Thank you all.
John & Sheena Freaney, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama, Travelled on 7th October 2018
This tour gave you a very full outlook of New Zealand both North and South island. The drivers were very informative about the local areas you passed through. I can thoroughly recommend this tour to see most of New Zealand very comfortably.
Georgina Sheehan, South Island Mini Tour, Travelled on 18th February 2019
This was going to be a real adventure for me. I am used to travelling on my own but this was to the other side of the world! All I knew was that they spoke the same language & drove on the same side of the road as we do! I had limited time to do the South Island and no idea how to organise it as all the ‘organised ‘ tours lasted too many days and I was limited to certain dates & return flights. Looking on the internet I came across your company & after an email or 2 Amanda came to my rescue! She was BRILLIANT in meeting my specifications and nothing seemed to floor her. The emails were prompt and informative & even better the phone calls were free! So off I went! The transport and pick ups were great; the motels were well situated & good quality. The main itinerary trips were informative & all ran smoothly. Amanda’s organisation ticked all the boxes. I just wish that I had longer. Thankyou New Zealand coach tours & thankyou Amanda!
Alan & Barbara Schnoll, Grand Pacific 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour, Travelled on 3rd November 2018
Swarna & Krishna Mohan, Grand Pacific 9 Day Taste of the South Island (2018-2019), Travelled on 18th January 2019
The trip was fabulous! All the arrangements were outstanding. We could tell that great care was taken to choose the best hotels for the budget in each area. Peter, our bus driver, was not only an excellent driver, but he and our guide Chris were quite the comedy team! The two of them were very knowledgeable about the areas we toured, and the local stories added a great deal to our enjoyment. Our travel specialists were very professional, easy to communicate with and extremely patient with our many questions! I would highly recommend this company to anyone who is planning to visit New Zealand.
Zoltan Janosne and Zoltan Janos Szolnoki, AAT Kings 14 Day New Zealand Marvel, Travelled on 10th December 2018
Hi! We had a wonderful time in New Zealand, thank you for that. A well-organized trip with beautiful guides! They were helpful, well-prepared and cheerful. We recommend your agency to our friends!
Jan & Robert Body, Grand Pacific 10 Day Ultimate South Island Escape (2018-2019), Travelled on 16th October 2018
This was one of the most special tours into an area of spectacularly natural beauty, guided by a very knowledgable driver/guide. All the accommodation was well received. We look forward, at some stage in the future, to returning and visit other aspects of the Southland. Thank you.
Shelagh & David Savage, AAT Kings 14 Day New Zealand Marvel (2018-2019), Travelled on 9th February 2019
We enjoyed our trip to the South & North islands and were very lucky with the weather, I think we only had rain on one day. We particularly liked Christchurch, we had 2.5 days there on our own to see the sights & are very sad at what has happened there in the last few days. Queenstown, Milford Sound & Roturua were also high on our list of favourite places. We had an excellent Tour guide & driver so everything went very smoothly & to plan.
Mary Duffield & Derek Kerr, Customised Northern Highlights, Travelled on 29th January 2019
We had a most wonderful holiday, your attention to detail was incredible and you replied to every little query we had without delay. I am sure at times we made life difficult with so many questions especially as Derek needed to use his collapsible mobility scooter. You checked everywhere and everything to make sure the coaches would take it aboard and I must say the drivers on all the coaches were extremely helpful. All the sights, hotels, just everything made this a great holiday which we will always remember. I have praised you and your company to all my friends and family. Thank you and we will definitely book a holiday with your company again
Nancy Foreman & Gary George Pollek, 3 Day West Coast Glaciers and TranzAlpine, Travelled on 4th March 2019
We had a great time. All of the arrangements worked. Thank you for sharing your amazing country with us.
Nancy and Owen Penk, AAT Kings 14 Day New Zealand Vista, Travelled on 29th January 2019
Loved NZ and this tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and I felt we learned so much every day and not just about the country! Our driver was also great making us all feel safe and getting us to our next stop safe and sound. Even after an exhausting day he still navigated busy downtown areas to give us an idea of our current city/town so we knew where to go later. Loved the experience very much.
John Fozard, Customised 4 Day Glacier, Queenstown and Milford Sound Highlights, Travelled on 6th March 2019
I enjoyed my trip very much. The train journey was a great start. Not a lot of time to comfortably get to see the glacier in Franz Josef as we did not arrive there until 5 pm. The scenery was beautiful in the Haast valley and onto Queenstown. Hotels were very good. Took plane back from Milford Sound which was worth it. Drivers all very good and full of information.
Jill Evans, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 30th September 2019
We loved all of it.
Ray & Lynette Willis and Graham Willis, AAT Kings 14 Day New Zealand Marvel, Travelled on 27th January 2019
Very enjoyable; a good overview of where and how to visit NZ. Accommodation ranged from average to good. Food provided was great. Booking and support provided were great. There was not much commentary on tour of where we were and limited stops for photo opportunities, except in prearrange tour stops. The driver was very skilled on narrow roads. We appreciate and enjoyed our experience in NZ.
James & Vicki Kuebler, Inspiring Journeys 22 Day The Long White Cloud, Travelled on 9th February 2019
Lauren helped us decide which tour would be best for us and she definitely chose correctly. We had a wonderful tour guide, bus driver, and a great group of fellow tourists. The itinerary was just right. We were busy many days, but had enough free time on other days to recharge. The accommodations were top notch. I would definitely recommend arriving in Christchurch two days early to recover from jet lag and to have time to tour this remarkable city. We really lucked out because our first half of the tour had 20 in our group but the second half had only 10. We had lots of room on the bus! I would highly recommend this tour and this travel agency.
Christy & Richard Seaquist, A Northern Explorer & Mount Cook Adventure, Travelled on 8th March 2019
The whole trip, in general, was super great! Rich and I are very thankful for your excellent service with good arrangements on all accommodations and vehicle pickups and drops. Only One thing if we may mention is that the very first pick at Auckland airport to Hotel wasn't smooth which scared us a bit at the beginning. But afterwards, everything was great!! Thanks Christina.
Herb Berg & Maria Velasquez, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 19th February 2019
Wonderful Trip. All accommodations were as described, our coach captain was fantastic, keeping us laughing at every moment while on the bus. Each of our destinations were well planned, lots of fun and interesting. Our bus drivers were particularly helpful. All in all, I would recommend this trip for anyone wanting to see a complete New Zealand. One thing I would have liked to see on this trip was a visit to the Kauri Tree Forests in the north of the North Island. But I realize that time was limited. Again great trip and wonderful coordination.
Sandro & Deborah Ann Di Matteo, 3 Day Tranz Alpine and West Coast Glaciers to Queenstown, Travelled on 6th March 2019
Thanks to Christina for a totally flawless experience. Everything went to plan and was totally excellent. A great holiday.
Ankara & Bill Rosser, Grand Pacific 19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise & Coach Experience, Travelled on 16th February 2019
You were very helpful and the trip was great. The people of New Zealand were more than helpful, and we thoroughly enjoyed our travel mates. The coach was well designed and we enjoyed moving seats from day to day allowing everyone time at the front and back of the coach. I did not enjoy the lengthy random stops for coffee and shopping. I personally did not want to shop my way through New Zealand and would rather have stopped for a break, bathroom, coffee or lunch and then back onto our designated major area. More time in the city with hotel facilities would have suited me.
Margaret & Wayne Holland, Spectacular New Zealand Highlights, Travelled on 10th February 2019
Nichole White was exceptional from the day we contacted her to the day we completed our amazing holiday in New Zealand. She planned our whole trip for us and made all the arrangements which went off splendidly and without once incident. All transportation was on time and of the comfort level we would like, our hotels were as requested and during the trip when we made a last minute request to change our next hotels to upgrade due to a back issue, she was on it in no time, being very responsive and taking care of every detail. She was extremely easy to work with, available and made our vacation simply the best. Very highly, highly recommend her and the company and have already been talking to others about our great experience. THANK YOU VERY MUCH NICHOLE!!!
Gerald Gillmore & Paula Nurius, Kirra Tours 11 day Southern Discovery, Travelled on 24th February 2019
Our 11-day tour of the South Island was perfect. The planning went without a hitch. Paul was a great driver, host, and guide. He is very thoughtful and knowledgeable. Hotels were very nice. Food was extraordinary. Maybe the best part was the people we travelled with -- strangers at the beginning and friends at the end. Staff in the office were great as well. Great work!
Darran & Michael, Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga Deluxe 3-Day Tour, Travelled on 1st March 2019
Fantastic time - Great Tour!
Wendy Stansfield, Grand Pacific 10 Day South Island Spectacular, Travelled on 11th February 2019
I had a wonderful holiday, everything was very well organised down to the last detail. Hotels were very good. Food and service at all the hotels were excellent. Our coach tour and driver were well organised, friendly and helpful. My fellow passengers were all friendly and good company. The scenery is wonderful and I took many photos! Thank you again.
Arthur & Heather Linnemeyer, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama, Travelled on 18th February 2019
My daughter Heather and I could not have been more pleased with our 14 day tour. Barbara our guide and Mike and Steve our drivers made the trips in the coach informative and entertaining as we enjoyed the amazing landscapes and unique features in your beautiful country. When we encountered a change of itinerary due to a slide over our route, New Zealand Coach Tours allowed us a wonderful change and brought us to the Hermitage Hotel and the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Center, which we much appreciated. Our travel companions were a congenial group that made the experience even better. Thank you for taking care of us so well!
JANET/LARRY GIFFORD, Grand Pacific 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour, Travelled on 8th February 2019
Thank you for all your help along this truly incredible journey. It seemed like every time we ran into a little bad weather we were on the bus but when we got to our destination it cleared up. The bad weather going into milford sound let us witness a true wonder of nature with all the waterfalls. I must say that the entertainment at the farewell dinner was a perfect ending to the trip of a lifetime. Thanks again for guiding us along.
Brian (William) Healy and Marie Schelfaut, Grand Pacific 10 Day South Island Spectacular, Travelled on 18th February 2019
Marie and I had a wonderful experience on tour in February. Our guide Rae Moors and our driver Rod were excellent and ran a well-organized trip for all. As New Zealanders they added a lot to our knowledge and enjoyment of every place we visited. The itinerary and hotels were expertly chosen. We definitely would recommend this tour to our friends. Thank you for helping us with the arrangements! You were helpful every step of the way!
Eric & Sheryl Evans, Customised South Island including Tranz Alpine and West Coast Glaciers to Queenstown, Travelled on 27th February 2019
Picton was really excellent and we had a great view of the harbour and the sea from our room. The accommodation was spotless. The TranzAlpine was a very enjoyable experience and the coach to Franz Josef dropped us at our accommodation in time for the tour up to the glacier. We loved the South Island and hope to return in a couple of years time and spend more time there. Your arrangements worked perfectly and made our trip a wonderful experience - we had no problems at all. Thank you so much.
Susan and Geoffrey Hanson, 2 Day Tranz Alpine and West Coast Glaciers, Travelled on 3rd March 2019
Excellent tour. The train, bus and accommodation in Franz Josef were very good. The tour driver, was brilliant and very informative. A thoroughly enjoyable 2 Days, well organised thank you. Would definitely recommend it.
Debbie Wiltshire, Grand Pacific 9 Day Northern Spectacular, Travelled on 19th February 2019
I had an absolutely fabulous time. Kevin our driver was an excellent driver and he and Richard worked in well together. Our tour group was good - in part because of the humour and relaxed manner that Richard and Kevin displayed. They were able to assist me to choose a tour I wanted to do on my free day in the Bay of Islands which I greatly appreciated as tours suggested in the booklet had not appealed to me. I am so glad I chose this tour!!
Harry & Rosemarie Stevens, Grand Pacific 19 Day Ultimate Discovery (2018-2019), Travelled on 6th February 2019
Thank you for all your help and making our trip such a success. It was a wonderful experience, our coach was fabulous and I would never consider anything but the ultimate. Our driver Linda was amazing. Food, for the most part, was exceptional. Accommodations, very good, not all five star but they were acceptable. All of our extra or optional tours were fabulous, only wished I’d of taken one more, the flight over Mount Cook. All of your extra arrangements worked out fabulously. You were such a pleasure to deal with and Rosemarie and I thank you immensely for our wonderful experience to New Zealand. My brother now can’t wait to do the same trip. Thanks again.
Jane and Merv Wockner, AAT Kings 8 Day Northern Discovery, Travelled on 25th January 2019
We had a wonderful holiday, seeing lots of wonderful sights in the North Island, meeting lots of nice people along the way and we were very fortunate to receive the great care and attention from AAT King's staff. Our thanks also to New Zealand Coach tours for their professionalism and courtesy displayed to us in the organisation of our tour. Would thoroughly recommend this tour to all.
Robert Cadotte, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 9th February 2019
I would like to thank you for your great service. The whole trip when without a hitch from the day I arrived until the day I left. The tour was magnificent and I would recommend it to anyone interested in going to New Zealand. Your constant emails, follow-ups, itinerary, hotel lists and much more that I required was a great help and appreciated. I would recommend for people interested in any tour in New Zealand that they book their travel with your organization. Your web site, the registration, payments and follow-ups were all simple and easy to use.
Anne Ruffles & Marian Townshend, AAT Kings 14 Day New Zealand Vista 2018-2019, Travelled on 5th February 2019
From start to finish, Marion and I had a wonderful holiday. Excellent organisation, very knowledgeable tour director; friendly and brilliant coach driver. Coach always spotless. Windows clean for good viewing and photography. All in all a great holiday experience.
Susan Guard and John Stagg, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase (2018-2019), Travelled on 6th February 2019
John and I thoroughly enjoyed the 19 day tour. We went to the most amazing places. It's difficult to choose the highlights as the whole experience was amazing. We flew over the Southern Alps, went on a cruise on the Milford Sound to get close to waterfalls, went on a Jetboat and a Duck. We also went to Hobbiton, rode on gondolas and had breakfast on top of a mountain, and we attended a Maori Hangi and concert. We were very fortunate with the weather, (our Tour Guide said that it was the best view of Mount Cook she had ever seen.) We have lots of beautiful photos of our best holiday ever. Would definitely recommend.
Nancy and Mark Beddoe, Auckland to Christchurch Ultimate Explorer, Travelled on 30th January 2019
We want to express our thanks for the absolutely once in a lifetime trip that you organized for us. We shall forever treasure the memories, sights, adventures, and experiences that we had.
Robert Cadotte, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 9th February 2019
Thank you for your great service. The whole trip when without a hitch from the day I arrived to the day I left. The tour was magnificent and I would recommend it to anyone interested in going to New Zealand. Your constant emails with follow-ups and all the information I required was a great help and appreciated. I would also recommend that any person interested in any tour in New Zealand book their tour with your organization. From your web site, the registration, payments and follow-ups were simple and easy to use. Again thank you for your professionalism that made this trip so much better.
Brian & Linda Pearcey, 10 Day Southern Scenic Wonders, Travelled on 18th February 2019
Wonderful 10 day Scenic Wonders trip that was well organised, well executed and suited our needs to a T. 11 on a scale of 1-10. Thank you for your service.
Thomas (Andy) & Laura (Lynn) Graham, 100% Customized Kiwi Coach Trip!, Travelled on 22nd January 2019
What a fantastic custom vacation Abby prepared for us around Auckland, Napier and an 8-day tour of the South Island. The highlight of the trip for me was an amazing, exciting, white-knuckled, and literally life-saving (for a couple of kayakers on Lake Wanaka) 4 Wheel Drive tour with Wanaka Water Taxi. Our agent was very responsive to every question and always available by phone. I will be using her again in the future, and have recommended her to our friends who are to visit Napier and New Zealand. We have used agent's before, but never with someone who provides such one on one service.
George Mizzi & Margaret Bajada, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama, Travelled on 5th February 2019
Everything was well organised. Thank you for giving us great memories.
Marianne Prager, AAT Kings 8 Day Northern Spotlight, Travelled on 9th February 2019
I have just come back home to Sweden after my stay in New Zealand. Shelley Ryder was my contact who arranged my two trips, one with AAT Kings for the North Island and one with Stray Journeys for the South Island. I felt very secure having Shelley as my contact since she was always available, quick to answer and helpful in all possible ways. The AAT Kings tour was well organized with very nice hotels. The guide Gina was lovely and so was our driver and bus. I was also very impressed that I was allowed to order a shared room with the possibility to share with another woman even though I travelled as a single. It turned out that there was nobody to share with so I ended up having my own room without having to pay the single room addition which was wonderful. I enjoyed Bay of Islands and Rotorua the most. All in all a good experience.
Maureen Meikle, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 3rd February 2019
This was a great holiday. I was very impressed with Grand Pacific. There were several totally magical days on both the North and South Islands. The food and hotels were excellent. The day trips were very well chosen. I would highly recommend this tour.
Robert Ellis, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 3rd February 2019
It was fantastic, on the whole tour everyone mixed very well, the guide and drivers were very knowledgeable, and a great laugh. I would recommend and use again.
Shirley Tay, 7 Day Queenstown, Milford Sound and Glacier Highlights, Travelled on 12th February 2019
Thank you very much Nisse for arranging the tour for us. We had a great time and we would definitely recommend New Zealand Couch Tours.
Richard Moon, Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga Deluxe 3-Day Tour, Travelled on 13th February 2019
Fantastic BOI & Cape Reinga 3 Day Tour
Michael & Teresa Hook, AAT Kings 14 Day New Zealand Marvel, Travelled on 4th February 2019
A great trip, busy programme covering a wide variety of countryside and cities within the two week itinerary. Superb weather was a bonus. Highlights were the uplands and coasts of South Island and the geysers of Rotorua. Driver and tour leaders Ricky and Cam kept us organised and to schedule. Hotels were well situated with good food but several lacked air con regarded as essential in this warmer weather by many European travellers. Thanks to everybody for organising such a fascinating introduction to New Zealand
Camille Carrasco for Rodney & Antoniette Ikemoto, AAT Kings 17 Day Kia Ora New Zealand, Travelled on 25th January 2019
Jane Zwerrenz did an amazing job of putting together the travel plans in NZ for my parents. Superb communication and responsiveness and great deals. Thanks so much!
Patricia & Graeme Williams, Kirra Tours 8 Day Classic Northern Discovery, Travelled on 4th February 2019
Our agent was amazing she listened to every detail that I had given her including the train ride from Wellington to Auckland. There was not a hitch everything went to plan and we were met at the airport and the train station and every hotel that didn't include the tour. I give her more than ten out of ten and would recommend her completely. The Coach Tour was amazing we were a small group but that didn't stop Ross the coach driver and tour director from giving us full details of every place we went through. He had amazing knowledge not only of the areas we visited in NZ but also general knowledge to back up every story he told. Great sense of humour and mostly joined us for meals instead of distancing himself on another table. He comes with our highest praise and I would give him more that ten out of ten as well. The inclusions on the trip were of a very high standard and we learn't a lot about the Maori culture and joined them in activities and meals. Some of the accommodation was fantastic and others were very good. But all were located within walking distance of shops in Wellington and Auckland and smaller locations. This trip comes very highly recommended. Also New Zealand put on fantastic mid-20 degree days in February. Pat & Graeme Williams
Brian Duncan, Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga Deluxe, Travelled on 4th February 2019
Excellent. Jane was always easy to contact and always able to give us a true and correct answer. The bus trip to Paihia was well conducted and very informative by the driver. Our accommodation at Sea Spray Motels was beautiful (10 out of 10) and our luggage was waiting for us on our arrival back from Russell. The tour to Cape Reinga and the sandboarding were both professional and well run. Everything ran smoothly, our names were always on the clipboard. All drivers were very informative. All meals pre-paid were very tasty and fresh. Our free day where we attended the treaty grounds and functions was a pleasure and very enjoyable.
Brian Fahy, AAT Kings 9 Day Southern Spotlight, Travelled on 26th January 2019
I really enjoyed the range of activities that were on offer and the excellent organisation by yourself and the guide Cam. If I have any friends going to New Zealand on holiday in the future I will definitely recommend New Zealand Coach Tours and AAT Kings.
Freda Gillie, AAT Kings 17 Day Kia Ora New Zealand, Travelled on 26th January 2019
This tour was amazing, I had so much fun & met lots of great friends. The bus driver and guide were excellent, they knew their stuff & more. Plenty jokes along the way. Looked after well, cases collected outside room each time we moved on to a new place. The places we visited were great with lots of amazing scenery. Enjoyed so much by this first traveller.
Rod & Kathryn Gibbs, Grand Pacific 10 Day Ultimate South Island Escape onto Best Value Grand Pacific 8 Day Taste of the North Island, Travelled on 17th January 2019
One of the best vacations we’ve ever had. The “Ultimate" bus was amazing as were all accommodations, food, service. Everything was perfect. Couldn’t ask for a better way to really see New Zealand.
John and Alvina Callister, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 20th January 2019
All we can say is “BRILLIANT”. From the original contact with Narissa right through, the whole thing was handled with expertise, helpfulness and courteousness. The trip itself was well beyond our expectations. New Zealand and its people were friendly and welcoming. We will be back.
Terence Ryan, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 22nd January 2019
Shelley was really helpful in advising me of tour options and keeping in contact along the way so that I was fully ready for my trip. The Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase that was recommended and which I ended up doing was wonderful. The company was extremely professional and efficient. The guides and drivers did their utmost to make sure the clients all had an enjoyable time. The guide, Brenda Taylor, was particularly approachable and helpful. I couldn't recommend this tour and GPT highly enough.
Tony and Carol Gadd, Grand Pacific 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour, Travelled on 21st January 2019
An extremely well organised experience which met and exceeded our expectations. The attention to detail was excellent, even down to the planned comfort stops. The commentary from our guides, and particularly the coach captains, were both informative as well as entertaining. The excursions, both included as well as optional, were well arranged to fit into the overall itinerary, and offered something for everyone. We certainly took part in some thrilling trips which we might otherwise have missed out. Given the time available, we certainly covered a lot of ground, and very much got a good taste of New Zealand.
Ghanshyam and Daxa Merai, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 22nd January 2019
We came back recently from our 19 days tour of New Zealand (both islands). We had wonderful time. All arrangements from Narissa Phipps and Grand Pacific were excellent. Our tour guide Brenda was wonderful and helpful at all times. I will recommend my family and friends this trip with great joy. Thanks Merai
Jeremy & Judith Paterson, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase (2018-2019), Travelled on 22nd January 2019
Excellent service from Grand Pacific. Booking was straightforward and efficient. Tour was of a very high standard. Would thoroughly recommend this tour
James and Christina Ball, AAT Kings 9 Day Southern Wonders, Travelled on 28th January 2019
Our first organised tour ever. Took some getting used to, but it worked very smoothly and efficiently. An organised tour guide did very well to accommodate everyone’s requirements and optional tours, making sure that those who didn’t go were still doing something interesting. No waiting about for people. Food and accommodation were fine. We were particularly impressed with the two Scenic hotels. I would definitely go with AAT Kings again and feel I can recommend them fully. Thank you for booking our trip
Carola Jansen, AAT Kings 17 Day Kia Ora New Zealand, Travelled on 19th January 2019
My experiences with the site, Nichole, and the trip itself were very very good. I always got a quick and relevant answer to my questions, received the travel information through the AAT Kings guide because I booked the trip quite late, and the info was valuable and complete. The guide and driver were awesome, very experienced and knowledgeable, gave good info at the right time and were always prepared to answer questions. The itinerary was perfect (checked at the end of the trip whether there was something I missed in Christchurch, but could tick all the TripAdvisor boxes). In all really a trip to remember. Thanks!
Tom Wilson, Grand Pacific 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour, Travelled on 16th January 2019
We had a fantastic time on our tour. Our guide Paul was fantastic. He shared his love and knowledge of NZ with us and made the tour special. Both of our coach drivers, Lindsay in the North Island and Peter on the South Island, are absolutely the best at what they do. This was our first visit to NZ and we loved every minute of it. Our tour took us to all of the great and scenic spots and included lots of diverse experiences that we would have missed had we gone on our own. The logistics, hotels and meals were also beyond our expectations. Thank you very much Grand Pacific!