Destination New Zealand

Relax: Kayaking in Great Lake Taupo with Maori rock carvings is the iconic tourist attraction place in Lake Taupo, New Zealand.

Relax: Kayaking in Great Lake Taupo with Maori rock carvings is the iconic tourist attraction place in Lake Taupo, New Zealand.

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Way back in 1968, a high school Maths teacher from South Australia organised a tour to New Zealand for his fellow teachers. The success of that trip saw Jack Manning establish a commercial tour operation that has hosted hundreds of thousands of happy travellers from all over the globe in the 50 years since.  Today, Kirra Tours enjoys an enviable reputation worldwide as one of New Zealand’s leading and most innovative tour operators and specialist travel companies. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Kirra Tours is offering some great deals over the coming months. 

New Zealand remains the most popular overseas holiday destination for Australian travellers and it’s easy to see why. When you combine the fascinating and rich Maori culture with breathtakingly beautiful scenery and awesome activities, a holiday experience unlike any other awaits you.

If you enjoy the convenience, value and companionship of an escorted coach touring holiday, Kirra Tours have itineraries that range from 6 to 20 days duration.

You can choose to travel on a classic, all-inclusive premium tour or if you prefer to travel with fewer people, Kirra offer a great selection of luxury small group journeys with a maximum of 24 guests. 

Combining a cruise with a land tour is also very popular and Kirra have partnered with Holland America Line to offer a 26-day Coach & Cruise holiday from just $7239 per person. Book your escorted touring holidays during the month of August and not only can you take advantage of Kirra’s Spring into Summer Sale but also go into the draw to win back 50% of your tour price.

When you combine the fascinating and rich Maori culture with breathtakingly beautiful scenery and awesome activities, a holiday experience unlike any other awaits you.

Driving around New Zealand is relatively easy and stress free. Highways and roads are well maintained and easy to navigate and you will thoroughly enjoy the freedom of driving on open, largely empty roads surrounded by spectacular scenery.

The specialist team at Kirra can help create a tailor-made self-drive itinerary just for you. With accommodation options ranging from self-contained motels to premium hotels and boutique bed & breakfasts, lodgings are available to fit in with any budget and you can customise your sightseeing inclusions to fit in with your own individual interests. For the ultimate New Zealand holiday offering true flexibility and independence, take to the road in your luxury, self-contained motorhome. 

Vehicle types range from the smaller 2-berth through to the larger family 6-berth. A home on the road gives you the freedom to take each day as it comes, to roam the country finding beautiful and remote places to park and picnic. 

Be sure to visit your nearest RACT travel store during Cruise Sale Week August 13 – 17 to discuss your next New Zealand holiday and to learn more about the great savings and expo exclusive offers.