New Zealand Tours

Whichever tour you choose you’re guaranteed premium coach touring, knowledgeable Coach Captains, quality accommodation, must see sightseeing and meal inclusions. All of our tours showcase New Zealand’s heritage, culture and magnificent scenery.

tick All must see sightseeing activities tick Panoramic windows and dual entry
tick Personalised airport transfers tick Restroom on board
tick Hotel porterage tick Exclusive Maori Village, Hangi & Concert
tick Dedicated Tours Coach Captains sharing local knowledge and personal experiences tick Travel kit including bag, ticket wallet, umbrella, diary, local travel information & more
tick Travel in premium, well appointed and fully air conditioned 5 star coaches tick The finest centrally located hotels available in each destination
tick Full buffet breakfast daily


Ultimate Tour Seriesnz-ultimate


Our Ultimate Tours are designed for people who wish to experience New Zealand the way New Zealanders do. As New Zealanders we enjoy nothing more than exploring our own backyard, this tour takes you to iconic Kiwi locations where many of us spent our youth growing up.

Every kiwi has an iconic summer holiday story to tell and these stories come through as you experience the hidden gems on an Ultimate Tour. Your journey takes you through the iconic regions that many miss, such as the rich gold mining heritage of the Coromandel and the pristine waters and abundant wildlife of the Abel Tasman.

Iconic kiwi locations
An Ultimate tour is a great way to see New Zealand, taking in many of the iconic locations that others miss. The Ultimate Tour will have you experiencing the Coromandel Peninsula, where you will have a full day discovering the natural wonders of this region on a guided walk. You will have time to be mesmerised by New Zealand’s Volcanic Plateau as you travel south with Mt Ruapehu, Mt Ngauruhoe & Mt Tongariro in full Panoramic view. As you continue south and enjoy the scenic cruise between the two islands you stay overnight in Nelson, known to locals as the home for World of Wearable Arts. You are spoilt for choice in Nelson with the Marlborough region at your doorstep and the gate way to Abel National park. Regardless of if you take the full 23 day tour or part of it, you will experience at least one of the iconic Kiwi locations.

Exclusive activities
The pinnacle of any New Zealand holiday is to experience the Milford Sound, on an Ultimate Tour we take you on an exclusive overnight cruise. It is just you and the beautiful surroundings as you anchor up in a secluded part of Milford Sound and sit back and relax or explore the Sound with a guided Kayaking tour, the choice is yours.

Ultimate touring options
We have packaged up a variety of tour durations ranging from 23 days to 10 days. The selection of itineraries on our NZ Ultimate Tours page will enable you to see New Zealand from top to bottom.

Your Ultimate Experience Will Include

tick Accommodation 4 – 4.5 star tick Entry to New Zealand’s tallest building, Skytower
tick All meals – Starting from day 2 of tour tick Exclusive full day Coromandel Guided Walk
tick Iconic Kiwi dinners in Rotorua & Queenstown tick Authentic Maori Village, Hangi and concert
tick Explore more iconic Kiwi locations tick Brancott Winery Tour & tasting
tick More 2 & 3 night stops tick Cruise Lake Wanaka to Stevensons Island
tick Explore more regions such as the Coromandel, Nelson, Franz Josef and Lake Wanaka tick Milford Sound Overnight Cruise
tick Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Bay of Islands tick Skyline dinner & Gondola, Queenstown
tick Sail Auckland Harbour tick Tasman Glacier Experience

For those who want more than just a coach tour and have the experience of exploring off the beaten track, an Ultimate tour is for you.
Check out our NZ Ultimate Tours

Classic Tour Seriesnz-classic


The Classic Series is recommended by thousands of past travellers. There is no need to change a good thing – the Classic Series is our most popular series and provides a range of well balanced itineraries, allowing you to take in all the iconic sights as you travel around our beautiful country.

We provide you a variety of durations to choose from, combining must see attractions with centrally located accommodation throughout New Zealand. When you choose a coach tour there are no lengthy delays – at Taprobane we ensure that all your sightseeing inclusions are prebooked before you arrive so you bypass the queues. These benefits are all part of a Taprobane Coach tour. Not only are all your activities prearranged, we ensure you’re taken care of for the entire duration of your tour.

Service from the moment you arrive
Our Tour Representatives will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your first nights’ accommodation. Your Coach Captain and hotel staff will carry your bag each day to your room and pick it up the next morning, allowing you the freedom to sit back, relax and enjoy our beautiful country.

Great valued touring options
We have packed your itinerary with loads of value so you won’t miss a thing when travelling on a Classic Tour. All we ask is that when comparing other touring options, you consider the quality of the activities that are included in the tours. We take pride in ensuring you experience the real New Zealand, offering authentic experiences like the traditional Maori Village, Hangi and concert in Rotorua where you will discover how early Maori’s lived.

Touring optional activities
When selecting one of our Classic Tours, we give you touring options that you can add to your holiday experience. We enable you to select the activities prior to departure so you can secure your place. Some of the optional activities that are available to you include the overnight Ipipiri Cruise in the Bay of Islands and the famous TranzAlpine journey spanning the entire West Coast to East Coast journey. Your friendly Coach Captain will assist you with any optional activities you wish to take up on your once in a life time holiday.

Classic touring options
On our most popular touring program we offer a range of durations from 18 days to 5 days. The selection of itineraries on our NZ Classic Tours page will enable you to see New Zealand from top to bottom.

Your Classic Experience Will Include

tick Centrally located accommodation 3.5 – 4 star tick Kauri Museum, Matakohe
tick All Meals – Starting from day 2 of tour tick Waitomo Glowworm grotto
tick Iconic Kiwi Dinners in Rotorua & Queenstown tick Authentic Maori Village, Hangi and Concert
tick Includes all the must do activities tick Brancott Winery Tour & Tasting
tick More 2 night stops – Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Queenstown and Te Anau tick Cruise Milford Sound
tick Explore regions such as Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Napier, Masterton, Wellington, Marlborough, Mt Cook, Dunedin, Queenstown, Milford Sound and Fox Glacier tick TranzAlpine & Coastal Pacific Train Journeys
tick Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Bay of islands

All the inclusions at a relaxed, well balanced pace for those wanting to see New Zealand from top to bottom.
Check out our NZ Classic Tours

Highlight Tour Seriesnz-highlight


At Taprobane we understand that not everyone wants all the bells and whistles when touring throughout New Zealand. This is why we have developed a series for you, offering more free time to choose the sightseeing that suits you and your budget with no compromise in quality. Our Highlights series is a great introduction to New Zealand at great value.

There is no compromise in touring on a Highlights tour as you explore New Zealand in our personalised fleet of coaches. As safety is our concern we ensure you that we don’t downgrade our fleet to lower costs, we guarantee you the same standard of coaches across our entire touring program.

Great value touring options
On a Highlights tour, you may not have all the inclusions like our Ultimate & Classic series but you won’t miss out on the iconic attractions. Whilst the tour offers you more free time in each location you will still experience authentic Kiwi attractions like the traditional Maori Village, Hangi and concert in Rotorua, cruise Milford Sound and explore the 144 Islands in the Bay of Islands on a trip to the ‘Hole in the Rock’.

Freedom to explore more
The Highlights series allows you to have more free time in each location to enable you to explore your own way. Offering more 2 night stays, you have a chance to either sit back, relax and enjoy each new location or bring that inner adventurer out and take the time to explore your new surroundings. Either way your friendly Coach Captain can tell you the best places to relax and curl up with a good book or arrange activities for you to see more. On a Highlights tour it is all about you choosing your own adventure.

Highlights touring options
On our Highlights touring programme we offer a range of durations from 18 days to 8 days. The selection of itineraries on the NZ Highlight Tours page will enable you to see New Zealand from top to bottom.

Your Highlights Experience Will Include

tick Centrally located accommodation 3-3.5 star tick Skyline Skyride & Luge , Rotoura
tick Daily Breakfasts tick Authentic Maori Village, Hangi and Concert
tick Iconic Kiwi Dinner in Rotorua tick Waitomo Glowworm grotto
tick Includes the iconic activities in Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Dunedin and Milford Sound tick Cruise Milford Sound
tick More 2 night stops – Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Wellington, Dunedin and Queenstown tick Coastal Pacific Train Journeys
tick Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Bay of islands tick Larnach Castle, Dunedin

Want less so you can do more? We have given you more free time so you can choose the things you want to do as you travel around New Zealand.
Check out our NZ Highlight Tours

New Zealand at a Glance

North Island

South Island

The North Island holds its own with the stunning Bay of Islands, sandy beaches of the Coromandel, the bustling harbour city of Auckland, rolling farmlands to active volcanic peaks and geothermal Rotorua – the epicentre of New Zealand’s Maori culture. The South Island of New Zealand, also known by the Maoris as Te Wai Pounamu or Water of Greenstone, is a place of spectacular scenery. Picture perfect snow capped mountain ranges and mighty fiords, braided rivers, wild forests and crater lakes.
NZ North Island - Click to enlarge  NZ South Island - Click to enlarge