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!
Vibha Sekhar, Sam Ramani, Anand Mahadevan, Ramani Mahadevan, Veena Anand & Geetha Ramani, Queenstown & Milford Sound Highlights, Travelled on 7th October 2018
The way the tour was arranged was nothing less that SUPERB! Right from the time I started planning my tour, Laura has been very helpful and was quick with her response. Since we were travelling with a big group I was initially concerned about all the bookings and accommodation. But I was pleasantly surprised at how perfectly everything was planned for us. I have already recommended this to many of my friends. I will be surely making all my future booking with them!
Sue knight, Grand Pacific 16 Day Highlights of New Zealand, Travelled on 17th January 2019
Very helpful. Cannot say anything negative about the booking or tour itself. All good. Many thanks
Bruce & Kristy Ford, 4 Day Southern Circuit, Travelled on 1st February 2019
Great trip. We loved it! Easy transportation to most beautiful fiord with seals and waterfalls. Fantastic!
Mary & Stephen Orange, Kirra Tours 11 day Southern Discovery, Travelled on 13th January 2019
What an amazing time we have had. A truly wonderful experience. We saw so much of the South Islands astounding beauty on a well organised schedule. Everything was so well coordinated and laid on for us. Kirra Tours are amazing. We had one of the best coach drivers and his knowledge is fantastic he made the trip one we will never forget. Thank you so much for encouraging us to go on the trip. I would highly recommend it anyone thinking about touring New Zealand.
Lorna Ridley, AAT Kings 14 Day New Zealand Vista, Travelled on 15th January 2019
Excellent Tour, great accommodation. Loved not having to manhandle my case at every destination...that was a treat! Met some lovely people also on the tour and made good friends. New Zealand is stunning at every corner you turn and our excursions were well organised with time for some exploring on your own. If anyone is thinking of booking this tour...just do it! I'm pretty sure that I will be back. The Guide was perfect, nothing was too much trouble. The driver, was also excellent, always willing to share his local knowledge and help out with any directions or suggestions.
Saleel & Jyothi, Natural Wonders of New Zealand Tour, Travelled on 1st January 2019
Thanks for organizing our Tour. It was all incredibly well organized. All the tours and pickups were on time as on itinerary and we never have to worry about even a single tour over the fourteen days. All accommodations were great and in the city with easy access to everything. Hermitage with Mount Cook View was the best and we could not get enough of it ! Many of the tours you included were great and exactly of our choice and as we requested. I am sure we would have missed many of those attraction without your help as we would not have heard about them. Once again thank you so much for your great help in organizing a wonderful trip to NZ and I am sure we will be back in a heartbeat if opportunity arises. We will be very happy to recommend you to anyone who is travelling to NZ.
Phil Mercurio and Athanasia Susie Colomvakos, Grand Pacific 19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise & Coach Experience - Travelled on 8th January 2019
We recently returned from the Grand Pacific 19 Day Ultimate Rail Cruise and Coach Trip and it was fabulous end-to-end. It was a real treat to be in a small group and luxury bus. A regular 48 seat bus custom fitted with only 20 “business class” seats (10 per side). Linda was our coach/guide and she was tremendously knowledgeable and took such good care of us end to end. Narissa of New Zealand Coach Tours helped us with our booking and itinerary and was a pleasure to deal with. This was a trip of a lifetime. We highly recommend both Grand Pacific and New Zealand Coach Tours ! If you are thinking of going, book early as the trips sell out fast ! Great value for what’s included and the quality of the travel, hotels, included tours, meals etc.
Teresa Reeve and Lucy Parker, Grand Pacific 9 Day Northern Spectacular, Travelled on 22nd January 2019
All the arrangements went like clockwork. We had no problems, even me with my broken ankle, and were so well looked after at every stop. I would heartedly recommend Grand Pacific tours to anybody visiting New Zealand,we have a myriad of good and happy memories of our tour. We benefited from a well planned itinerary with appropriate time allocated for each visit all except for Napier where we really did need more time to do it justice. Maybe leave out Masterton where time dragged? Our driver, Megan, was excellent along with Brenda who completed the team. We had a wonderful visit and have a far greater understanding now of New Zealand and it’s people. Thank you to Amanda and team at New Zealand Coach Tours.
Janet Sharnock & Heather Stone, Northern Highlights, Travelled on 22nd January 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would recommend to anyone wanting a brief trip to Rotorua which includes the highlights. Our hotel was excellent and we enjoyed the hotpools and swimming pool and the breakfasts!
Jacob & Sara Wintner, Amazing Glaciers To Queenstown, Travelled on 10th January 2019
New Zealand is and was great for us! we enjoyed it every day again and again. Our tour was plan in the best way for us and everything was OK!!!! Thank-you!!!
Jenny Neale & Robyn Marsack, Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga Deluxe 3 Day Tour, Travelled on 23rd January 2019
Excellent tour. We were very impressed by the organisation and think you must have an amazing spreadsheet somewhere to keep account of everything given the disparate directions people were going in once we got to Paihia. We liked the flexibility of having our own time as well as organised time and thought that the bus-driver/guides were excellent providing us with very good commentaries. It would have been good to have spent a bit more time on the Treaty grounds so we could actually see the whare/meeting house up close rather than than just across the pipi. We felt very lucky to have had time with a pod of frolicing dolphins when going to the hole in the rock. We would certainly recommend this tour.
Debbie Ogilvie & Frances Collins, 8 Day South Island Scenic Explorer, Travelled on 7th January 2019
A fantastic week of spectacular scenery and sights with a fantastic itinerary prepared by Nichole. Everything was fantastic. The suggested activities were also a must and we got to do a few of them with no regrets. Thanks for everything.
Phuc Nghiem Phu & Mylan Ton, AAT Kings 14 Day New Zealand Vista, Travelled on 8th January 2019
Over the past 30 years, we have participated in more than 25 guided tours in Europe, Asia, the U.S., South America, Africa and New Zealand. The New Zealand tour IS the best: The tour director (Gina) was friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. The coach driver (Mark) was courteous and friendly. The only "weakness point" of this VISTA Tour is that it did not include a short detour to Mount Cook Village from Lake Pukaki. We have visited New Zealand before, in 2008. We came back this year hoping we could visit Mount Cook Village again...
Cynthia and Bruce Nelson, 4 Day Glacier, Queenstown and Milford Sound Highlights, Travelled on 18th January 2019
Chun, Margaret, Shui and Clemantina Wong, AAT Kings 9 Day Southern Wonders, Travelled on 14th January 2019
The tour was very good in every sense. We like all the arrangement and the food and accommodation were good. Certainly we would recommend it to our friends.
Maria, Emmanuel, Daniel Victor,Matt Lemuel & Emille Eunice Enriquez, Glaciers Overnight, Travelled on 19th January 2019
Thank you Jane for organising our overnight tour. We enjoyed our tour from Queenstown to Franz Josef with Great Sights. The driver-tour guide was fantastic and really did great job in entertaining us while driving. At Franz Josef, we didn't get to do the trekking to the glacier due to the rain but we still enjoyed our stay at the Aspen Court Motel - the place is really clean, comfortable and the view from our room was spectacular. Peter and Pam of the Aspen Court had been very accommodating, the service was great. The second day TranzAlpine rail trip to Christchurch was awesome, we really enjoyed the spectacular views of New Zealand. Thanks again
Susan Holmes, Grand Pacific 9 Day Taste of the South Island, travelled on 18th January 2019
That was the most amazing trip!!! Far exceeded my expectations. Nothing to fault and can't wait to do another one.
Sheila Clements & Helen Brown, Custom South Island Trip, travelled on 2nd January 2019
Just a line to thank you for organising our South Island tour. We had a wonderful time and everything went perfectly, we would have no hesitation in recommending you to my friends, once again thank you.
Robert & Cheryl Pfeiffer, Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga Deluxe, Travelled on 8th January 2019
We were very happy with all our trips and the way it was organised for us the only thing was our accommodation was good but no air con in rooms they were very hot that time of the year you may have to advise people of this in future.
Linda Cassidy and Karen Hayden, 5 Day Southern Highlights Including Milford Sound, Travelled on 12th January 2019
What a fabulous trip and my introduction to NZ. Timings were spot on. Drivers were great, especially Pete. Drive to Queenstown was spectacular. The weather was superb so Mt Cook was visible in all its glory. The lunch at the Hermitage was excellent and we had a front seat table looking at Mt Cook. Milford Sound cruise was fantastic. Sights were awe inspiring. The helicopter trip onto the Fox Glacier was a once in a lifetime experience. The TranzAlpine train was a beautiful journey back to Christchurch. Thank you for organising such a great trip. Would highly recommend you to anyone planning a sightseeing trip to NZ x
Pamela Russell, AAT Kings 9 Day Southern Wonders, Travelled on 31st December 2018
Thanks to Katie and the driver, I really enjoyed the AAT Kings Southern Wonders tour starting Dec 31st. They were both so helpful. I have done many bus tours, and they were as good or better than previous. Pamela Russell
David Sanderson, Customised Southern National Parks Tour, Travelled on 8th January 2019
Narissa many thanks for putting together such a wonderful tour. You even organised glorious weather for my trip with only one day of rain in Queenstown and a little rain in Mount Cook park. I really loved Mount cook and Franz Joseph. In both locations I was able to really enjoy walking in such fabulous scenery.There were no real negatives but with the knowledge of hindsight i would have done somethings differently. Queenstown to full of tourists including me but too offset that there was a vast range of activities to choose from. Even on my free day I managed to fill with enjoyable activities. I may have chosen more local activities rather than spending 13 hours round trip to Milford Sound. I have the benefit of seeing many Fijords in Norway and Iceland. Three of the four hotels all excellent in different ways. The organised activities were really special, particularly the heli-hike, the ice lake rib trip and the steam boat farm picnic. The coach drivers had excellent local knowledge and made the travelling enjoyable. The TransAlpine train trip in clear weather was also a joy, Many thanks again Kind regards David
Scott Taylor, 2 Day Bay of Islands Short Escape Tour, Travelled on 11th January 2019
Hi Laura. After a few weeks of busy work in Auckland, I was in need of some respite. I was so confused regarding all the info online, and somehow wandered into your company and site. Not only were you patient with my changing itinerary, but very helpful and organized in your communications and responses. My trip was delightful and everything I wanted it to be. My only loss is I did not spend more time. Thanks for your guidance and your ease at customizing my time, and what I was looking for. I was thrilled at HOLE IN THE ROCK and WAIHEKE Island and the coach and buses were comfortable and clean. I appreciate your guidance. Thanks so much... SCOTT TAYLOR
Calli & Flora Silva, The Ultimate South Island Adventure, Travelled on 6th January 2019
Great tour. Nichole White did a fabulous job. Everything was so well organised for us. The tour coach drivers were very knowledgable and their commentary were great. Definitely recommend NZ Coach Tours and in particular Nichole who did an exceptional tour itinerary for us.
Robert Grethel and Enid Miller, AAT Kings 14 Day New Zealand Marvel - Early Bird, Travelled on 31st December 2018
Narissa, Thank you for all your efforts to make our New Zealand trip wonderful. We did have a great time. Sincerely, Bob Grethel and Enid Miller
Ian Walker, Haka Tours 16 Day Amplified New Zealand Tour, Travelled on 24th December 2018
Had a fantastic time of the 16 day tour. Haka tours did a great job and the guide was amazing. Thanks to Shelley for recommending this tour, it was perfect for me.
Franz Bierens, Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga Experience, Travelled on 31st December 2018
On the whole the trip was good. I enjoyed the tours of Waitangi and Russell. The trip to Cape Reinga was interesting and I thought the coach driver Dan was really good. The Hole in the Rock cruise was really nice but disappointing that we didn't sail through it due to conditions.
Ellena & Kam Tong Wong, Mei Si Tan, Rongchao Ou, Custom Southern Highlights with Milford Sound, Travelled on 29th December 2018
Brigett is very pleasant and helpful. The ladies on the after hour calls are also very helpful and efficient. The itinerary was excellent. We have travelled around the world and were happy to meet Stewart, the tour guide and driver for our trip from Queenstown to Christchurch. He is the BEST. He is knowledgeable, organized, shared a lot of interesting things about New Zealand. Nothing was too much for him, he went out of his way to show us things. He won't miss anything, even when it suddenly started raining, just because of a couple of passengers wanted to, he stopped and showed them around. He personally carried ALL the luggage from coach to the door step. Even asked the passengers to wait under the roof while he did it by himself in the rain. We must say he deserves 11/10, yes, more than expected. Happy for your company having such an excellent staff. Please say hello and send our regards from Sydney.
Maya and Suresh Patel, AAT Kings 17 Day New Zealand Magic, Travelled on 12th November 2018
Hello Salli, Thank you for booking our 17 day New Zealand Magic Tour with AAT Kings. We had a wonderful time touring North & South New Zealand. Our tour director, Gina was so helpful & very informative on every place we visited. Our coach driver, Mark was an excellent driver. Gina & Mark both had a very good sense of humor, which made our tour journey so enjoyable. All hotel locations were very good & their food was also very good too. We will definitely recommend AAT tour company to our friends and families. Thank you very much Gina & Mark for providing an excellent service throughout our tour. We had thoroughly enjoyed touring with you both & the coach group. Kind Regards, Maya & Suresh
Jennifer Crew & David Hynam, Custom Southern Highlights, Travelled on 8th December 2018
Thank you to Britt and Nisse for their brilliant organizational skills in preparing a 12 day adventure for us on the South Island. Everything worked perfectly, all the transfers, and the coach journeys.
Patricia Trouw & Cathy Beardsworth, Rotorua Experience, Travelled on 27th December 2018
Thanks so much to Nicole Andrews and her team for organising a seamless trip with unexpected extras for my Mum and sister. It was truly a trip of a lifetime for them and I cannot thank this company enough for going the extra mile to make everything happen. Thank you so much!
Sunil Kumar Joshi & Vinod Bala, Christchurch to Milford Sound and Queenstown, Travelled on 20th December 2018
Thank you for arranging a lovely stay. We loved our trip and Jane Zwerrenz was really helpful throughout.
Gilbert & Elaine Butler, Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga Deluxe 3 Day Tour, Travelled on 14th December 2018
We did the 3 day Bay of Islands and Cape tour after flying in from Aus and prior to joining a cruise on return to Aus. The weather was excellent but the tour exceeded our expectations. The intercity buses, the 4wd bus for 90 mile beach, the hole in the rock excursion and our accommodation were excellent. All tour and accommodation staff were courteous and helpful. This tour represented value for money and comes with a high recommendation from us.
Victor Disharoon & Family, 7 Day Incredible North Island Getaway, Travelled on 3rd December 2018
I shared this on your facebook page. Nisse Perry customzed our 7 Day Incredible North Island Getaway in such a way as to allow us to see all the sites WE wanted to see. We had several modifications we wanted to do and Nisse fixed us a great package. Especially arranging for more time for us to see Hobbiton the way we wanted to. There was not a single hitch with our trip, every driver/guide was above excellence and on time. There was nothing out of place on the itinerary it all happened like clockwork. If you want the very best tour for the money go with New Zealand Coach Tours. If you want the greatest modifications to your wants see Nisse. I can never thank her and all the staff enough for such a great adventure. Because of them my family and I were able to go there and back again.
Prakash and Shree Korde, Grand Pacific 16 Day Ultimate Explorer, travelled on 5th December 2018
I give your tour a 5 star overall rating. The coach was superb. The South Island hotels were very good and dinners enjoyable. Not happy with George in Christchurch when we returned there as they charged 15 dollars for a sparkling wine and don't fill the glass full! North island hotels and food was great. On the last day in Auckland, going round the city was left to the very last. After the visit to kauri museum - my personal opinion - would be to reverse the schedule and finish on a high note after Kauri museum. Our guide and driver Dave Underwood was ultimate!! He was simply the best - meticulous, considerate and his dedication to good service excellent. Lastly if you incorporate contact with New Zealander's on the trip- a farm stay, a family dinner- might enrich the experience. We would recommend to family and friends NZFT AS TOPS!
Jennifer Crew & David Hynam, Southern Highlights Tour, travelled on 9th December 2018
We had an amazing holiday in the South Island and all the travel arrangements and motels worked perfectly. The coach journeys were comfortable and the drivers very informative and all the motels were of a good standard. The scenery at Mount Cook and Milford Sound was stunning, and Queenstown was great. We went on the Gondola and the yellow jet boat. We walked to the Glacier in torrential rain and got very wet but even that was kind of fun! Thank you and your company for organising such a brilliant tour. We met two others travelling with your company and we all agreed that all arrangements went according to plan. So thank you once again.
Shana Patterson, Stray Journeys Batten Tour, Travelled on 16th December 2018
I loved my journey! I only wish I had more time. Thank you for your help, Brigett. I hope to be back in NZ soon.
Nancy Lotempio, North Island Experience, Travelled on 14th December 2018
I loved my trip to NZ. The highlight of day 1 was the girl with the sign of my name to take me to my accommodation. After a long ride it was great to see. I loved the beach, shops and vegan cafe. I was disappointed it shut down at 5 but you didn’t control that. I loved Rotorua. The Maori village was so interesting. It was a long ride but I did like the glow worm cave. I walked to the Polynesian Spa - great. Loved the Redwood tree walk. It was close. I did a lot of walking to explore the town and waterfront. I should have headed up to Auckland to fly home but my flights were done before the tour. It was a lot of miles traveled but you have a beautiful country you can be so proud of. Thank you for all your hard work.
Richard and Gillian Gillingham, Grand Pacific 16 Day Ultimate Explorer (2018-2019), Travelled on 5th December 2018
Your help in arranging a brilliant NZ holiday was definitely 10 out of 10! We had a lovely attentive & informative coach captain. The Grand Pacific Ultimate Tour itinerary was excellent and we would highly recommend it. The quality of the coach and standard of accommodation and meals was also excellent throughout. Kind regards & thanks
Rhona Richardson, AAT Kings 14 Day New Zealand Marvel, Travelled on 10th December 2018
I have had an amazing 14 days in New Zealand. The tour director Isobel and driver Monica were professional, dedicated and lovely people. They really made the tour so very special for me. This was my first time to New Zealand and what an introduction it has been. I loved both Islands but my favourite is North Island with its diversity. The Maori Village show was a great insight into Maori culture. I wish there were more instances where we could be introduced to this ancient culture. The hotels were all generally good for 3 star hotels. I wasn't too happy with the Ibis or the Copthorne in Auckland. The other hotels were all very good with excellent food. The Walter Peak Country House was fantastic, words can't describe the beauty of the gardens there and the surroundings and delicious cuisine. My only input here would be an option for 4 star hotels which would have made my trip more comfortable. Please do thank Isobel for her exceptional guiding skills and knowledge of NZ.
Sunitha Pothuri Naidu, 7 Day Queenstown, Milford Sound and Glacier Highlights, Travelled on 7th December 2018
Best Experience that I had.. the arrangements were perfect as explained. Thank you for taking care of everything. Will always be my first choice for next trip.
Sharmini Kotecha, Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga Experience, Travelled on 6th December 2018
I had an amazing time in the Bay of Islands. I enjoyed the tours very much especially the dolphin and hole in the rock tour, dune rider, ninety mile beach and Russell island. The Copthorne was very comfortable however I would have preferred a beach view from my room. Ben from Great Sights was my driver during the trip and we all enjoyed his sense of humour and information.
Audrey and Reginald Smith, Kirra Tours 10 day Classic TranzAlpine Panorama - Early Bird, Travelled on 5th December 2018
It would be a pleasure to share my feedback on this terrific tour and impressive company. I could write a long list of details that pleased us about this trip as there was nothing to fault! Firstly, our welcome was warm and friendly and the hotel in Christchurch was wonderful. We only had a small group of travellers 10 in all, but the mini bus was spacious and immaculate. The small group meant that we could go places a bigger bus could not. It also meant that we got to know our fellow travellers quickly. Our tour guide/driver, Richard, was truly amazing. His commentary was excellent and his knowledge of every single area was outstanding. He was also very likeable and nothing was too much trouble if we had any concerns. The places we stopped at were well thought out and timed well. Richard gave us lots of opportunities to take photos which we all appreciated. Every place we visited was gorgeous and the scenery throughout the tour was wonderful. I have travelled extensively and wonder now why I did not come to NZ earlier!
NALINI REBECCA, AAT Kings 9 Day Southern Spotlight, Travelled on 25th November 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to New Zealand, which is a truly beautiful country and the people were equally friendly and helpful and the people I was travelling with made it so much more fun, especially as it was my first time travelling alone. The helicopter flight to see Franz Josef & Fox glazier was an out of this world experience!
Cinzia Iten, Independent Coach Northern Wonders, Travelled on 5th December 2018
Perfectly organized and a wonderful trip with beautiful places and funny tours. Thank you!
Monikin Tin-U, Customised North Island Tour for Monikin!, Travelled on 12th November 2018
I had wonderful experience working with NZ coach tours and the trip itself. NZ coach tours is more than just “booked a tour” for me but available to help and assist me with anything at anytime. They are available 24/7. One time, on my way to Coromandel, the coach got flat tire and missed my transfer shuttle and my tour agent, Sarah and the crew worked hard to arrange transportation to my accommodation so that it took away so much stress from me. Besides Sarah helped me create my truly customized tour, she is always there to help me with my questions about what I’d like to see or do during the trip. I have been recommending your company to my friends and family and also I will contact this company again when I come back.
Elizabeth, Shirl, Benjamin, Alison & Katherine Larsen, A Customised Southern Highlights Including Milford Sound, Travelled on 1st December 2018
Our tour organized by New Zealand Coach Tours was excellent. Everything was planned and carried out extremely well. Christina was great to work with and was able to make our South Island Tour a part of a trip of a lifetime. I highly recommend this company!
Michael & Ricki Cantor, 4 Day Glacier, Queenstown and Milford Sound Highlights Tour, travelled on 5 December 2018
We just want to thank you for the great bus tour of the South island last week. We had a great time and there were no hitches. It is so majestic , spectacularly beautiful country and the people were very friendly and helpful. Thank you for all your help. Merry Christmas and happy new year.
John Lee, The Essential New Zealand Tour, 28th October 2018
I have just returned home from my wonderful trip to Australia and your beautiful country of New Zealand. Thank you so very much for your help in planning and arranging my itinerary. The arrangements that you made for me went without a single hitch!! The tour guides were very informative and I learned a great deal about your country both past and present. To pick a single experience during my short stay in your country would be impossible but I have to say the tour to the Bay of Islands was exceptional. Thanks for all your help.
Rahul & Ansu Singh, A Custom 8 Day Southern Discovery, Travelled on 23rd November 2018
I had an amazing time in New Zealand. Christina did an excellent job making sure we were taken care of from the moment we arrived to when we left. Highly recommended.
Irving Lubliner & Joanne Kliejunas, Your North Island Adventure, Travelled on 4th November 2018
We were absolutely delighted with every aspect of our recent 7-day stay on the North Island, and we are especially grateful to Heather Mullett for the excellent service she provided when she worked with me to plan our trip. She was always punctual in responding to my inquiries and responded to them in a clear, thorough fashion. At one point during our time in New Zealand, we realized that we had no voucher for one activity, so I emailed her about it. It turned out that we had a confirmation number, which was all that was needed, and I appreciated how quickly Heather responded so that we could put that concern out of our minds. We were also very impressed with Great Sights. The drivers, especially Rachael, provided superb commentary, helping us to better understand the history and geography of the areas we visited. They did a fine job of seeing to it that we knew where to be for subsequent activities, and they always had a vegetarian meal, as requested, for my wife. With all the logistical concerns associated with seven days of constantly being "on the go," we were amazed how smoothly things went. This is a testament to both Great Sights and Heather's careful planning. The trip was wonderful, and we will certainly recommend your company when friends or family members mention that they're planning to visit New Zealand. Thanks for everything!
David & Bohdana Rayner, AAT Kings 15 Day New Zealand Splendour, Travelled on 6th November 2018
Your arrangements, paper work, information, organised pick up and departure to airports was excellent, all the Hotels were very friendly and professional in their treatment to us. Vale, the guide, Ricky, the driver were both 5 star. The coach 5 stars. The staff who delivered and collected our luggage to the hotel rooms 5 star. You did well in guiding me to that 15 day tour. I intend to send photos when back on my home internet connection. I thank you for your services, giving us memories for a lifetime, perhaps a return visit.
Margaret Gaerlan, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 8th November 2018
Really loved this tour! It was well prepared, well planned. Every time I had a question, or a comment, it was answered quickly. I can't wait to go back, and use the same services! A first rate operation.
Alan Headrick & Christina Dalpiaz, A Fabulous Custom New Zealand Tour, Travelled on 15th November 2018
Great tour! We appreciated having people take care of us our entire stay. Christina was helpful with our lost luggage and she tailored our itinerary to see the highlights and meet our time requirements. Highly recommended!
Roy & Sue Wensley, Ivor & Nola Wells, Earlybird AAT Kings - 9 Day Southern Spotlight, Travelled on 18th November 2018
Met up in Christchurch, greeting meeting with Isobel went very well. She actually wanted to know who we were, which was a vast improvement from our previous experience. On request Isobel issued us with a more detailed itinerary, (which would have been useful to have had before.) Ewan was a very safe driver, and good at his job. While Isobel was very bubbly, and informative, and they complemented each other very well. When it was raining in Dunedin it was Isobel's suggestion the we went on a brewery trip (good idea!). The route was well planned and took in all we expected. The highlight was Queenstown and the special dinner. I was pleasantly surprised that someone had had the foresight to create the package for the specialty dinner. The accommodation and food were excellent. Negatives, train journey was a bit disappointing. The special meal in Christchurch was a big disappointment. That said our service from yourself was very good and helpful.
Manuel & Maria Luisa Rodrigues, Grand Pacific 10 Day South Island Spectacular, Travelled on 17th November 2018
Everything was fine. We enjoyed very much the tour. New Zealand is wonderful country!
Nila Ross & Tara Patel, Your Customised Fiordland Explorer Tour, Travelled on 16th November 2018
Hello! My 77 year old mum and myself had a great time in New Zealand. We had the issue of making sure both parties were happy as my mum cannot walk very far but I can. Heather was great from the beginning. Telephone calls were arranged in advance and Heather stuck to her word in keeping to the time arranged. Because of the twelve hour time difference this was important. At the beginning I (the daughter found the whole thing overwhelming - where do you start????). Heather listened to the situation - i.e. keeping both parties happy and importantly, making sure the itinerary was suitable for my mum. She got everything perfect. We had a brilliant tour of South Island which included Mount Cook, Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound - all of which was magical. We had unexpected snow but we did not need to worry - we were kept toasty and warm on the coach and the boat but make sure you take the correct clothing!!Read more
One thing I did learn, is you may need to check the travel times as you may want to spread your time in the coach a bit more (I didn't have this choice as I only had a few days). The coaches were great and the coach drivers were absolutely brilliant! A mine of information and they gave a commentary on the tour - we learnt so much and they made the trip. I would be mindful as to what size bag you take as not all coaches have an overhead shelf for you to put a bag on. The driving standard was extremely high and you felt safe at all times - your safety is paramount to them. Lots of toilet stops so need to worry! If you go to Queenstown and decide to go the steamer ship for a BBQ meal DO NOT eat much on the day!!! We were advised at the hotel do this. Had a big breakfast then a coffee and cookie at lunch time - glad we did because nothing can prepare you for the food (both in amount and quality). The organisation was amazing and don't worry if there are only two of you - tables are sorted appropriately for different group sizes - we met some lovely people from all over the world. The hotels chosen were all great - we stipulated hotels that did evening bar snacks/ meals as when you are nicely tired it meant you didn't have to leave the building. The quality of the food was consistently high. So in summary - we would recommend New Zealand and New Zealand Coach tours as the hospitality and organisation was second to none from all parties. By arranging the tour it took away the stress of organisation which was great as we could just go and enjoy ourselves. For internal flights Air New Zealand was great (also for the long haul getting there), and definitely ask for a taxi driver to collect you from the airport - nice to have a friendly face on arrival and help with the luggage. Enjoy your trip!
Edward and Helen Jaworski, Inspiring Journeys 12 Day The Southern Drift, Travelled on 11th November 2018
A thoroughly enjoyable & memorable experience. We have no hesitation in recommending the company to our friends & relatives. Nth. Island is now well & truly on our horizon!
George & Helen Lauscher, Grand Pacific 9 Day Northern Spectacular with Post Tour Arrangements, Travelled on 8th November 2018
The entire tour exceeded our expectations. The hotels and meals were excellent. The entire tour was well organized and the tour guide plus the coach driver were excellent. The additions to our tour itinerary were very good and we especially enjoyed the Northern Explorer.
Freddi & Nongnit Lewin, AAT Kings 9 Day Southern Spotlight - Earlybird, Travelled on 11th November 2018
Very well organised!! We are so happy with the trip and also with our contact with New Zealand Coach Tours prior to the trip. Everything has been so smooth. It has left us with a wonderful memory for life and a fantastic experience. 5 stars our of 5. We will definitely recommend you.
Annette Terry, Grand Pacific 16 Day Highlights of New Zealand, Travelled on 5th November 2018
I had a fabulous time - bit too much travelling on the bus - needed to be more days where we spent 2 nights in the one place
Monikin Tin-U, Customised North Island Tour, travelled on 12th November 2018
Kia Ora! I finally recovered from super Jet Lag and I just want to run through how amazing my trip was. I got to do most of my bucket lists. But never enough time in wonderful place like this. I love both cities (Auckland and Wellington) that I can't tell which one I like better. I wish I had more time in the cities. Coromandel was my highlight. I like everything about it and I can't tell enough to my friends that they should go visit Hot Water Beach. When I come back next time I would spend more time in the cities along with the South Island. Hopefully soon :).
Ian and Nicole Reedman, Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton 3 Day Experience, Travelled on 16th November 2018
Tour was great and well organised
Kerrie Morris, Kirra Tours 10 day Classic TranzAlpine Panorama (2018-2019) - 2nd Earlybird, Travelled on 7th November 2018
I just did a 10 day South Island tour.. What a fabulous time I had. Our driver was fantastic and made some great friends along the way. What a beautiful country NZ is. Thank you Kirra tours for sharing.
John & Susan Whiting, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama, Travelled on 4th November 2018
Enjoyed the tour very much and NZ exceeded our expectations. Tour was well run and coach drivers and tour guide were excellent. Some of the added extras were too expensive for our budget.
Clarita & Robin Raymond Parsons, Stephen Lawson, AAT Kings 14 Day New Zealand Vista (2018-2019), Travelled on 6th November 2018
We had a great holiday and it was a very well organized tour, we will do it again 4 1/2 stars! New Zealand was an amazing country, clean air and not congested the tour was very organized especially Mary our tour guide. She was very knowledgeable and helpful. We will do it again in the near future. I will give Mary 5 stars
Clifford and Sandra Hobbs, South Island Alpine Experience, Travelled on 10th November 2018
Our thanks to to Sarah for putting together our tour of the South Island. Although we missed out on the Trans Alpine leg, an alternative was organised and worked. The whole trip was seamless. We were told we were to meet or picked up & this all occurred without issue. The activities booked all were enjoyable - including a wine tour for two people who don't drink ( Got to see Highlands Park as a bonus) We had the privileged in meeting Sarah in Wanaka. We enjoyed the whole experience & would recommend Sarah to anyone looking for a bus tour.
Ghislaine Bovy, Grand Pacific 16 Day Solo Travellers Highlights Tour, travelled on 4th November 2018
From the organization of the tour, the attention to details and the timely answer to all my questions, I probably spent one of the best vacations ever. Enjoying a very comfortable coach with large windows to admire the scenery, I also appreciated so much Brian, our guide who took extremely good care of us. Caring and so patient, he was the perfect companion for all of us. Present each time we stepped out of the coach, asking for news, giving us all the necessary info and very knowledgeable about everything we saw and visited was amazing! Thank you for this fabulous trip! Loved every minute of it!
Paul Hutchinson & Gayle Sargeant, Grand Pacific 16 Day Highlights of New Zealand, Travelled on 3rd November 2018
Very satisfied with all arrangements
Janet Tetlow & Susan Strassheim, Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga Deluxe 3 Day Tour, Travelled on 14th November 2018
Very enjoyable but would of liked longer at the treaty grounds. Rachele our 1st coach driver was very passionate about country and heritage. Loved Russell. Thank you
Belinda Hasler and Amanda Crowhurst, Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton 5 day adventure, travelled on 11th November 2018
Well the whole trip was amazing and very well organised with seamless pick ups. Both hotels were superb although personal taste preferred the smaller hotel in Rotorua. All coach and minibus drivers friendly and answered any questions passengers asked. All pick ups on time. Geyser trip was great and our driver was so good. Cannot recommend him highly enough. Sadly his name escapes me at the moment. We walked to mineral Spa in Rotorua and enjoyed a beautiful morning relaxing. The main point of trip to North Island was Hobbiton and I was not disappointed! it was wonderful. Well organised, no rush, plenty of time and space to enjoy a well put together experience and the guide was excellent again. The meal was brilliant! I would like to say thank for taking on board my request for small tours on minibuses once we arrived in Rotorua. Whether this is how you operate or not it was perfect. Each trip was friendly small and intimate and made the long journey to New Zealand worth it. Although we only had a taster of you country we loved it. Thank you for an excellent experience.
Brian Lenton, Grand Pacific 19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise & Coach Experience, travelled on 28th October 2018
Nice to hear from you again and thank you for every thing you done for me from booking the holiday and keeping me informed start to finish. Also it was nice talking to you on the free 0800 number from the UK it is more of a personal touch than an email. As for the holiday it was amazing and everything went to plan, you have such a lovely country i did not want to come back home the only down side was the flight it was a killer. The sight seeing and hotels were first class and the food was fantastic. The south island is so dramatic compared with the north its a bit like the Scottish highlands as we were heading from Franz Josef to Queenstown the heavens opened up and i have never seen rain like it and it went on for 24 hours but it did not affect us as we were on the coach to our next hotel. The coach driver Linda was fantastic I got on really well with her and because I am an early bird and was up and down for breakfast every morning at 6.30am Linda used to follow shortly afterwards so we used to have a good old chat before the other 13 came down - she did wind me up about the All Blacks beating us at rugby though and was all in good fun. As I said its one holiday I will be talking about for a long time to come. Thanks again for all your help.
Mark and Michael Lyons, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama, travelled on 2nd November 2018
Just wanted to let you know how pleased my brother and I were with the Grand Pacific Tour we took on your recommendation. It was great in all respects. The guide Lorraine Alexander was friendly and well organized. The two coach drivers were excellent drivers, knowledgeable about NZ history and the flora and fauna we encountered. The accommodations were fine and the meals superb; especially breakfast. I'm in a scrambled eggs coma! We encountered some difficulties due to the weather but the guide and driver coped with barely a hitch. The road to the Fox Glacier was washed out so they took us to the Franz-Joseph Glacier instead. The Trans-Alpine railroad was washed out so we took the coach back to Christchurch. The Arthur Pass was washed out so we diverted to the Lewis Pass. The tour Schedule was maintained! Finally, the other passengers were totally friendly and congenial which made the trip most welcoming. Further, the South Island is a jewel. The driver (Geoff) told us that New Zealand had fourteen National Parks. My brother's observation was that the whole South Island was a National Park.
Lyz Sayer, Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga Deluxe 3 day tour, Travelled on 7th November 2018
It was a great 3 day tour. The Copthorne hotel was great accommodation - even used their hot spa, despite it being a little cool in the evenings. The highlight was Day 2 - the trip to Cape Reinga which included a couple of opportunities to paddle our feet in the ocean and a really fun drive down a river and then 70 km along 90 mile beach. The drivers and tour guides were fun and informative. Many thanks - good value for money.
Henry & Claudette Turner and Lilieth Johnson-Whittaker, 8 Day Southern National Parks, Travelled on 23rd October 2018
Our vacation to New Zealand could not have gone more smoothly. The itinerary put together by Shelley at New Zealand coach tours left no stone unturned. The transfers were on time, the hotels were comfortable and perfect for our needs. The tours were the best and all went very smoothly. I would not hesitate to book with this company again and to recommend them. Shelley was patient and very helpful as we worked to customize this itinerary to our needs and time constraints.
Marie & Charlie Attard, AAT Kings 9 Day Southern Wonders - Early bird special, Travelled on 28th October 2018
We loved every minute of our trip. Everything went so smoothly. The travel guide Hope and driver Stu were fantastic. They were fun, informative and always ready too help. The places we visited were beautiful. We score the trip 10 out of 10. Many thanks also to Christina Brockie for being so helpful and organising this trip for us. She consistently kept us informed. Thanks again.
Marsha Pasterski, Grand Pacific 9 Day Taste of the South Island, Travelled on 18th October 2018
My Grand Pacific 9 Day Taste of the South Island bus tour was perfect in every way! The bus was very comfortable and clean. Every hotel was very nice and provided excellent service and meals. The locations we visited were absolutely beautiful at every turn. The coach driver (Riki) and tour guide (Dave) were wonderful. They made our trip very enjoyable and took pride in showing their country to us. The activities included in the bus tour added to the value and my personal experience. I loved every minute and hope to return one day!
Vijayalakshmi and Mahadevan Sridharan, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama, Travelled on 18th October 2018
It was a wonderful experience, especially the South Island. Our bus driver Ricky was very knowledgeable and the tour leader Dave organised everything really well.
Ann Walker & Jean Cawkwell, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase (2018-2019), Travelled on 5th October 2018
Every day was a wonderful experience. Such knowledgeable drivers and first class treatment all the way. Took a number of the optional tours and they just added to the whole experience. Thank you for a great time.
Michele and Terry Bowmaster, Southern Scenic Wonders, Travelled on 14th October 2018
The entire tour was wonderful. Every detail of the trip went flawlessly. Pickups were on time and met us easily. We enjoyed all of the hotels, especially the Hermitage at Mt. Cook National Park, the boutique hotel at Fox Glacier, and the M Social in Auckland. The only sight disappointment was in Queenstown where the hotel was not directly on the lake, as the pictures led us to believe, though the hotel was nice and convenient. All the coaches by Great Sites were wonderful - the drivers were friendly and informative, the photo stops and rest stops were timely and the right length, coaches were clean and comfortable. Highlights of the tour, our favorites, included Mt. Cook National Park - views from the hotel, hike and boat ride on the glacier lake, Queenstown including the LOTR scenery tour and the gondola up the mountain (that we booked on our own at the hotel), the Alpine Train ride from Greymouth to Christchurch. The only disappointment was the glow worm cave boat ride in Waitomo, I guess expectations were too high. Christina and others at NZ Coach Tours were great to work with and very responsive to our interests, concerns and questions. In addition to this tour, we cruised around NZ on a Princess cruise and would highly recommend excursions to Hobbiton, the Weta studios in Wellington, and the Fiords. We cannot give a stronger recommendation for NZ Coach tours.
Truuske van Dorssen, Grand Pacific 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour, Travelled on 7th October 2018
Very well organized. Very good hotels and dinners. our tour leader and driver were excellent!!! Words are not enough! Thank you for everything!
Ann Brady, South Island Tour - Queenstown, Milford Sound and Glacier Highlights, Travelled on 23rd October 2018
From first enquiring about my trip from U.K. to New Zealand I have had the most amazing help and advice. Whilst I had organised my flight to stay with friends and relatives, I wanted to experience as much of South Island as possible. Sarah responded to my enquiry. She was most helpful, suggesting a route for me. Everything was arranged so that I could have quality time in places. Accommodation was booked, coach trips booked. As an independent/lone traveller I felt safe. Apart from the heli flight being cancelled due to poor weather, everything was perfect. I met some wonderfully interesting folk along the way. I have had another holiday of a lifetime. Many, many thanks.
David Peake & Christine Heal, Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga Deluxe, Travelled on 23rd October 2018
Excellent tour efficiently arranged by Louise. Our driver Rachael was very knowledgeable and helpful.
William McTavish & Doreen Smith, AAT Kings 14 Day New Zealand Vista (2018-2019) - Earlybird, Travelled on 16th October 2018
Mary is the best tour director possible, the highest ranking. Ricky is a a careful driver and very helpful. Ten plus out of ten for Mary and Ricky. William and Doreen
Steve & Alexandria Horner, Best of the North, Travelled on 24th September 2018
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our Best of the North tour on her spring break from Uni in Melbourne. We both got a good appreciation for rural life in New Zealand and she is thinking of returning next year to visit the south island.
Greely & Tony Oposa, Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton 3 Day Experience, Travelled on 19th October 2018
My husband and I had a wonderful time. The tour was well organized, informative and educational, and yet not tiring. Thanks Brigett for organizing this for us.
Ellen Boegner, AAT Kings 14 Day New Zealand Vista, Travelled on 9th October 2018
I must say that I was totally pleased with the tour right from the start at Auckland Airport where the Supershuttle was waiting for me. I would like thank the Tour Director, Hope Kewene-Horsley for being so efficient especially in providing information of all the places we were going to visit each day and our calm driver Mark who brought us safely to the destinations & back. I will certainly recommend New Zealand Coach Tours to friends going to New Zealand.
Lucyna Siporska, 5 Day Southern Alps Circuit Christchurch to Christchurch, Travelled on 8th October 2018
I am really happy I chose New Zealand Coach Tours for organising my trip in South Island. I was in contact with Louise Barrett, who was very responsive and helpful in choosing the right tour and booking suitable type of accommodation for me. I must say that I was impressed how well everything worked out, especially as I have booked the tour while travelling in Australia on a very short notice (less than one week before it has started) and was staying just for few days in NZ. I would recommend New Zealand Coach Tours to my friends and hope to have a chance to use this company service again in the future.
Mr & Mrs M Collins and Mr & Mrs W Brown, Glaciers Overnight, Travelled on 19th October 2018
Thank you. It was a wonderful experience and all went exactly as planned.
Suzanne & Ian Parrott, Grand Pacific 9 Day Taste of the South Island, Travelled on 5th October 2018
An absolutely fantastic experience that I would recommend to anyone. We will be back to do the North Island with Grand Pacific!
Carmen, Anna and Lorena Nuque, Highlights of the North, Travelled on 3rd October 2018
Chelsea was very helpful in every step of the way. I made some mistakes and changes because I was so busy with work but she addressed them and smoothly. Wouldn't have done this trip efficiently if it weren't for her. Needless to say, the North was breathtaking. Looking forward to see the South with Chelsea's help again!
Lee Lian Teo, AAT Kings 9 Day Southern Wonders, Travelled on 1st October 2018
I enjoyed myself very much. Tania our tour guide was very professional and caring. A special thanks to Jane too for arranging everything for me.
Sally Lewis, Grand Pacific 16 Day Highlights of New Zealand, Travelled on 30th September 2018
Thank you for your excellent service it made the whole planning and booking service extremely easy. the trip was fantastic, I loved every minute of it. Thanks again.
Chi Ping Tsang & Siu Lee Sze, Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga 3 Day Tour, Travelled on 9 October 2018
My wife and I enjoyed the tour very much. We had a wonderful time in Auckland (we walked a lot, travelled a lot and ate a lot). We have seen the scenic beauty of New Zealand many times on the internet but to now experience it in person was wonderful. The instructions you gave us and from the driver were clear and easy to follow especially for us whose mother language is not English. We saw much more than we expected too and especially loved seeing the dolphins on our harbour cruise. It was worth every dollar we spent and we will recommend you to all our friends. See you in NZ next time we come!
Helen Churchill, Grand Pacific 16 Day Ultimate Explorer, Travelled on 27th September 2018
Your prompt and efficient service was very much appreciated! Had a great trip overall- met some lovely people and our driver David Underwood was competent, knowledgeable and good company. Loved the Ultimate Coach concept and will be unlikely to travel any other way in a coach!! New Zealand was the star, without a doubt!
Philippa Boardman, Grand Pacific 9 Day Taste of the South Island, Travelled on 19th September 2018
Thank you Sarah for doing a sterling job on my recent "Taste of the South Island" tour which went wonderfully well. Highlight was the helicopter scenic flight over Lake Tekapo and all the friendly, mainly Australians on board. Was very memorable, including the rather too early starts some days at 6 a.m. wake up!! Food was wonderful and accommodation very nice. Thanks again for your enthusiasm in making my booking and trip go without a hitch. I was glad to pre-check that the helicopter ride was covered by my insurance policy!! I fully recommend this tour, along with the excursions at each destination.
Mary Bennett and friends, Grand Pacific 16 Day Highlights of New Zealand, travelled on 19th September 2018
Our holiday in NZ was memorable with so many highlights. Most of our accommodation was very good and their beds were very comfortable and warm. All our meals were outstanding with so much to choose from with their appetising menus. Our buses were very comfy and having alternate seating each day was a great idea.Read more
Our tour guide Chris was wonderful - very caring and did everything he could to please his passengers, nothing was a trouble and his attention to detail 2nd to none. Your input and planning was excellent, there were no hiccups, all managers of our motels etc greeted and welcomed us on arrival at our destinations, keys and baggage available within minutes. We were not pressured to do optional tours, always our choice and our group were very happy, we met some delightful people, some of whom we will stay in touch with. Weather was great, bus was warm when it was coolish, as was our accommodation. Loved seeing Carving School and Meeting House, concert, farm entertainment, Maori Hangi etc probably highlights in the North island. Highlight in south was the Cruise on the TSS Earnslaw to magnificent Colonel’s Homestead and their gourmet barbecue!!! The food and venue were a great surprise and it was just lovely. I think I have just about covered it all. Thank YOU once again
Annie and Lucy Lunds 5 Day Southern highlights including Milford Sound Your New Zealand, travelled on 25 September 2018.
Many thanks for organising our South Island Tour; it was amazing! The sights were spectacular, every day there was something breathtaking to see. We really enjoyed the coach drivers' vast and extensive knowledge of each area, they kept us very well informed and were extremely professional and careful drivers. The accommodation was excellent and just what we needed; clean and spacious with helpful and friendly staff. The only constructive comment I would make would be the day to Milford Sound was too long on the coach, I don’t know if a stay at Milford would help rather than returning all the way back to Queenstown. It was certainly worth the trip but passengers were tired and seemed to feel there were too many hours on the coach. We had a wonderful time, everything ran like clockwork, timings were adhered to and all itinerary was kept to as stated in our programme; very stress free! I would like to take the opportunity to thank you personally for being so helpful, efficient and accommodating with our booking, for keeping us well informed and updated and helping to make our trip so memorable. I would certainly recommend your company to others!
Rebecca Adams, Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton 5 Day Experience, Travelled on 21st September 2018
I had a wonderful experience with Chelsea organising my trip. As a first time solo traveler, Chelsea put my mind at ease, and organised everything for me that i had ask for from transport to and from the airport and tours i wanted to do. She answered all my quires promptly and professionally and i found her very approachable and friendly. I will book through New Zealand coaches again,thanks again :D
Billy Leung and Friends, Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton 3 Day experience including Auckland, Travelled on 18th September 2018
We were very happy to have traveled on our New Zealand Coach Tour on 18 Sep 2018. Amanda Dalgleish was our Agent and she was so professional and helpful. She helped us a lot during our trip. Originally we were to have started our trip on 17 September, but there was a big typhoon that reached landfall in Hong Kong on the start date. We were lucky to have Amanda helping us and she re-arranged all our schedule so we could arrive a bit later and continue our NZ holiday. We have such good memories of NZ and we ate all the delicious NZ food recommended by Amanda. We will take a NZ Coach Tour again with Amanda but this time to the South island of NZ in the very near future. Thankyou!
Jacqueline Leeson & Family, 11 day Southern Icons and Pleasant Point independent coach tour, travelled on 21st September 2018
Well, we are just about to leave for Melbourne. I wanted to thank you for organising such a wonderful trip for,the four of us. Everything worked so smoothly, there wasn’t one hiccup! Even taking the car back to the airport wasn’t as difficult as I thought, even though they are in the middle of construction work for rental returns (we did do a couple of loops to find Europcar.). Our drivers were all wonderful, friendly, and so knowledgeable, nothing was too much trouble. Our driver, Alan, from Iconic, was especially lovely, and we have left a comment on trip advisor about that. Again, thank you! I hope we visit again one day. Jackie, Jemma, Jai and Jazmin
Jonathan Holmes & Jennifer Dempsey, 8 Day Alpine Express independent coach tour, Travelled on 16th September 2018
My girlfriend and I enjoyed a 9 day Tour organised by Suzanne Barber, all we can say is good things about her and the tour. She organised for us to be collected from Wellington and begin our tour after the New Zealand Vs South Africa rugby match. We wanted to see the sights of the scenic south island but were quite restricted time wise with when and what we wanted to see. Suzanne probably thought I was a nightmare with our requests, she always found a solution to every request I had and made it a trip of a lifetime by arranging pickup from Wellington to start our tour on the Interisland ferry, to stop in Kaikoura to see the sperm whales, Tranz Alpine Scenic Train Tour, Franz Josef Glacier and Milford Sound nature cruise displaying some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. She also organised a session in private hot pools and a buffet dinner up in Queenstown with the Skyline Restuarant up the Gondola. No matter what we requested she fulfilled and we had a trip of a lifetime so thank you Suzanne from Jonathan & Jennifer
Sheryl and Glen Reynolds, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama (2018-2019), Travelled on 10th September 2018
Hi Natalie, We had a great time. We had a great group of people on the tour and made many new friends. We had two every good drivers and a very good tour guide. Thank you for recommending Grand Pacific, great company to travel with,so attentive to everyone's needs. Thank you Sheryl Reynolds
Maree Commerer, AAT Kings 9 Day Southern Wonders, Travelled on 27th August 2018
Hi - Ben was great- kept me updated as to tour changes. He made it all very simple and easy! The tour was fabulous - very well run - big thanks to Phil our tour director and his driver who both made the trip easy, informative and fun. Would recommend.
Leonie and Tracy Broe, 3 Day Tranz Alpine, Glaciers and Queenstown, Travelled on 12th September 2018
Our 3 day TranzAlpine Tour which we started on 12 September was excellent and lived up to all our expectations. The train journey was most enjoyable with its large viewing windows, scenery, excellent cafe and commentary. Our bus journey from Greymouth to Franz Josef and our hour long stop in Hokitika enjoyable. We stayed at the Scenic Hotel in Franz Josef for the two nights which was lovely with excellent room, breakfasts and facilities. Even tho it rained heavily in the afternoon and night we managed to walk up to the glacier in the morning. We enjoyed wandering round the small town with its great views of the mountains and bush. Our journey the next day in a luxury bus was great with the driver stopping at three or four scenic spots to view both the mountains and the rugged West Coast and with the driver giving a most interesting commentary right thru to our destination in Queenstown. All in all it was a great - and even though we were staying in Queenstown for only three nights we were caught up in the closing of the airport with snow and ended up staying an extra two nights which was an added bonus. Also Ben McKay was great to deal with whilst I was planning our trip. Leonie and Tracy Broe.
Christine Hughey & Natalie Widaman, A Customised Alpine Explorer, Travelled on 11th September 2018
We had a delightful time during our tour of New Zealand. Christina Brockie was a joy to work with and provided excellent customer service.
Hansi Joachim & Bodil Irene Tempel, Majestic New Zealand, Travelled on 27th August 2018
Thank you dear Sarah and New Zealand Coach Tours for a perfectly arranged trip to New Zealand! Everything worked splendid! We were able to see most of New Zealand in 9 days, without feeling stressed! We recommend New Zealand Coach Tours to anyone that is thinking about booking a tour in New Zealand! We have memories for a lifetime! :)
Justine & Kevin Jellyman, 5 Day Southern Highlights Including Milford Sound, Travelled on 4th September 2018
We had a fabulous time on the 5 day southern alps tour. Everything went to plan including the weather ... amazing views!
Kee Huat Tiong & Le Yoan Loo, AAT Kings 9 Day Southern Wonders, Travelled on 26th August 2018
Overall, the tour was a good experience. The hotels and meals were excellent, better than our expectation. Tour director was very knowledgeable and the driver did a great job.
Patricia Hansen, 'Essential New Zealand' travelled 5 - 14 July 2018
We had a great time and the arrangements all worked out well. The details and the numbers to ring were great. Over all we really enjoyed the experience and my husband had his 70 birthday in Queenstown so quite memorable. Thanks for organising the trip it was very hassle free.
Edith Wenas and Ai Ling FOO, 5 day Southern highlights including Milford Sound, Travelled on 20th August 2018
Thank you for all your help with our tour. We particularly enjoyed staying at Blue Peaks in Queenstown, great atmosphere, good view, very clean and comfortable. Milford and its surrounds are always memorable. The coach driver on this route must have an excellent attention span and driving skills. While commentaries throughout the tour were great, perhaps some of us would appreciate if head phones were fitted. Scenic train ride another beautiful highlight to wrap up the journey. Overall we had a very enjoyable and fun trip. Thank you very much once again.
Dayanandhan (Dillan) & Amaravathy Subroyan and Daniel & Sandra Naidoo, 5 Day Southern Highlights Including Milford Sound, Travelled on 10th August 2018
Good evening from Dillan, Elsie,Daniel & Sandra of South Africa after returning home and rested.....Thanks for a great 5 day South Island Tour 10th-14th Aug 2018. Above the great sights and the scenic beauty of the South Island which we thoroughly enjoyed , the tour organisation and all the arrangements were of the highest standard and every item on the itinerary were "right on time" , the coaches and the drivers were great.....the accommodation excellent....the lunches enjoyable. In terms of the Itinerary everything worked out perfect.
Dunedin, Queenstown, Milford Sound and Glaciers adventure prepared for Lynne and Vicki Bourke 14 - 24 August 2018
On behalf of Vicki and myself I want to thank you for putting together such an incredibly wonderful holiday for us.The accommodation, the transfers, the coach trips and the train trips were all perfect and we loved everything we did. We also appreciated the tour documentation pack you left at our first hotel as it was thorough and informative and combined with the commentary from the various drivers on our trip added to our enjoyment while traveling. Vicki and I chose a great time to visit your beautiful country and we look forward to returning there in the not too distant future, at which time we will be sure to explore another of your amazing tour packages.