Taking a tour bus through New Zealand is arguably the best way to experience its singular beauty. It’s a country that has everything (apart from snakes) – from the lush, towering wilderness of the South Island to the sprawling beaches and island wineries of the North. New Zealand bus tours with Contiki are unlike any you may have experienced before - you’ll undoubtedly be gawping out the window every second of the way (rather than napping or watching Netflix on your phone).
So, where to start your New Zealand adventure? You could do a lot worse than Queenstown- the thrill-seeker capital of the world- enveloped in majestic mountains at the bottom of the South Island. Here you can try your hand at anything that gets the pulse racing, from Mario Kart style luging, to 16,000 feet skydives and, of course, the notorious Nevis Swing, one of the largest Bungee platforms in the world, arcing you a dizzying 300m for an unparalleled adrenaline rush. If this tires you out, retire for a world famous Ferg Burger, and
soak in the town’s buzzing nightlife. The best part is, your New Zealand coach tour is just getting started.
From Queenstown, don’t miss out on Milford Sound, a sublime formation carved from ancient glaciers, and a spectacle like no other. Your New Zealand bus tour can then take you up the west coast, where you’ll find a treasure trove of natural beauty, from the glacier town of Franz Joseph (skydive capital of the world), to the crystal-clear waters of Wanaka. Looking for a change of scene? The North Island offers you something different – from Auckland’s urban metropolis you can reach geysers of Roturora, beaches of the Bay of Islands or the idyllic greenery of Hobbiton, the pristine Lord of the Rings film set based in Waikato. Sublime scenery, friendly locals and excellent wine, there’s so much to love about New Zealand travel, and a Contiki coach tour is the best way to get started.
Our different travel styles are all about giving you choice. Differentiated by how many places you want to visit and how much you want included in the price, it means you know exactly what you’re getting when you travel with us.
See it all, do it all See more of your destination on our most popular travel style, with a wide range of experiences included in the cost of your trip.