The Best Coach Bus Tours in New Zealand

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Get ready to embark on an unparalleled journey with one these exceptional coach bus tours in New Zealand. We've invested our time and effort to scrutinize a wide selection of trips from top-rated companies, ensuring that we bring you the very best travel experiences. Our analysis covers crucial factors such as pricing, guest ratings, service excellence, sought-after destinations, and thrilling activities. Whether you're an intrepid wanderer or a novice traveler, these handpicked coach bus tours will provide an unforgettable adventure in New Zealand.


The Top 3:

  • 12 Days, $2195.00

  • 6 Days, $1574.53

  • 8 Days, $3175.00

What are coach bus tours like in New Zealand?

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Here are the important factors:

  • 17 trip options analyzed
  • $351 average price per day (USD)
  • 3 to 17 days in length
  • 4.52 of 5 average rating
  • 50 people or less on average

Curious about the diverse range of coach bus tours? Prepare to be amazed by the array of options available to suit every traveler's preferences. It comes as no surprise that visitors adore these tours, given their exceptional average guest rating of 4.52 out of 5 stars. When it comes to group sizes, the average maximum capacity stands at 50 people, allowing for a comfortable and sociable experience. The shortest tour is 3 days, while the longest is 17 days. Looking at physical activity, the tours are easy, moderate, and relaxing, with the most as easy. With a comprehensive analysis encompassing 17 coach bus tours, you can rest assured that New Zealand has something tailored to your interests and preferences, promising an unforgettable experience for all.

(All tour prices are in US Dollars before taxes, and come from a base price that is reported by TourRadar. Peak season prices can vary significantly, particularly in destinations where seasonal travel fluctuates dramatically.)

So, let's get to it and see...

The 10 Best Coach Bus Tours in New Zealand
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for coach bus tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Contiki



12 Days Auckland to Wellington 7 Destinations 50 People at Most Ages 18 to 35 Guest Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

This exceptional trip offering by Contiki has received a 4.8 out of 5 rating. On this 12-day trip you can unwind while also making new memories. Uncover the beauty of 7 destinations on this itinerary, with highlights such as Tongariro National Park, Whangarei, Paihia, and Rotorua. Auckland will mark the start of your journey, while Wellington will serve as its final destination. With a group size of 50 people, it's suitable for travelers aged 18 to 35 years old. This remarkable trip is priced at an unbeatable $153 per day.

  • Coach / Bus
$1,841
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for coach bus tours.
by Thrifty Tours



6 Days Start/End in Auckland 6 Destinations 50 People at Most Ages 1 to 100 Guest Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars

Check out this trip that has received rave reviews, earning a stellar 3.9 out of 5 rating. Traverse through 6 enchanting destinations, with Paihia, Waitangi, Russell, and Waitomo among the must-see stops along the route. Auckland will be the beginning and end of your trip. And since the priority is on local culture and family-friendly activities, this tour is a great choice. Spanning across 6 unforgettable days, this voyage offers an intimate group experience with 50 participants, and it's great for travelers aged 1 to 100 years old. Brought to you by the renowned Thrifty Tours, this exceptional opportunity is priced at an incredible $262 per day - an unbeatable value.

  • Coach / Bus
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
$1,575
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for coach bus tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by AAT Kings



8 Days Auckland to Wellington 6 Destinations 50 People at Most Ages 5 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

This 8-day tour is ideal for travelers aged 5 or older. And priced at only $320 per day, it's a great value, too. Rest assured, this trip is all about wildlife, local culture, and family-friendly activities, guaranteeing an unforgettable adventure. This trip visits 6 destinations, including Rotorua, Taupo, Tongariro National Park, and Bay of Islands along the way. Beginning in beautiful Auckland, you'll have a terrific journey that ends in Wellington. It's offered by AAT Kings, a very popular company with rave reviews and knowledgeable guides.

  • Coach / Bus
  • Wildlife
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
$2,558
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for coach bus tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Thrifty Tours



10 Days Start/End in Christchurch 6 Destinations 50 People at Most Ages 1 to 100 Guest Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

Priced at just $259 per day, this terrific 10-day journey is ideal for travelers aged 1 to 100 years old. Experience a trip that takes you to 6 remarkable destinations, including Milford Sound, Franz Josef, Mount Cook, and Queenstown. You'll start and end your journey in beautiful Christchurch. Organized by the reputable Thrifty Tours, this is one of the best tours on this list.

  • Coach / Bus
  • Family
$2,593
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for coach bus tours.
by Thrifty Tours



3 Days Start/End in Auckland 3 Destinations 50 People at Most Ages 1 to 100 Guest Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Check out this incredible tour that has received a 4.5 out of 5 rating from previous guests. With a duration of 3 days, this journey ensures an intimate group size of 50 people, and is good for travelers aged 1 to 100 years old. Auckland kicks off your expedition, serving as both the starting and finishing point. This fantastic option, organized by Thrifty Tours, presents an unbeatable value at just $239 per day.

  • Coach / Bus
  • Family
$716
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Thrifty Tours



11 Days Auckland to Christchurch 9 Destinations 50 People at Most Ages 1 to 100 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Spanning over 11 days, this tour has a maximum size of 50 individuals. Welcoming travelers aged 1 to 100 years old, it is organized by Thrifty Tours, a very popular company with plenty of great reviews. Discover a journey that spans 9 destinations, with notable stops in Mount Cook, Queenstown, Milford Sound, and Franz Josef. Beginning in beautiful Auckland, you'll have a terrific journey that ends in Christchurch. You're in for an epic adventure with a strong emphasis on local culture and family-friendly activities. Available at an unbeatable price of only $400 per day, this option also has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars from previous guests.

  • Coach / Bus
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
$4,401
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Thrifty Tours



5 Days Start/End in Christchurch 6 Destinations 50 People at Most Ages 1 to 100 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Here's your chance to take off on an exceptional coach bus tour that has garnered a 5 out of 5 rating. With a duration of 5 days, this jouney will have 50 participants, and it warmly welcomes travelers aged 1 to 100 years old. You'll love the emphasis on local culture and family-friendly activities, too. Expertly organized by Thrifty Tours, this amazing trip is an incredible value at just $403 per day.

  • Coach / Bus
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
$2,017
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Thrifty Tours



3 Days Start/End in Auckland 3 Destinations 50 People at Most Ages 1 to 100 Guest Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

This memorable tour is offered by Thrifty Tours which has received plenty of positive reviews. The trip itself has a guest rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, and is priced affordably at $390 per day. Your adventure starts and ends in Auckland. With an emphasis on local culture and family-friendly activities, you know you'll have an amazing adventure. The maximum group size is 50 people, welcoming travelers aged 1 to 100 years old.

  • Coach / Bus
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
$1,170
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Thrifty Tours



4 Days Start/End in Queenstown 5 Destinations 50 People at Most Ages 1 to 100 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Set off on an extraordinary journey that has been awarded a 5 out of 5 stars by previous guests. And since the priority is on local culture and family-friendly activities, this tour is a great choice. With a duration of 4 days, this journey offers an intimate group setting, accommodating 50 individuals, while extending a warm welcome to travelers aged 1 to 100 years old. Along the way, this journey encompasses 5 destinations, including Franz Josef, Greymouth, and Christchurch. Queenstown will be the beginning and end of your trip. Brought to you by Thrifty Tours, this exceptional deal is an incredible steal at a mere $429 per day.

  • Coach / Bus
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
$1,718
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Thrifty Tours



8 Days Auckland to Christchurch 7 Destinations 50 People at Most Ages 1 to 100 Guest Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

With this option you can experience an unparalleled tour for 8 unforgettable days. It ensures an intimate group setting with 50 participants at most. This itinerary covers 7 captivating destinations, with stops in Queenstown, Milford Sound, Waitomo, and Rotorua, among others. Auckland will mark the start of your journey, while Christchurch will serve as its final destination. Thrifty Tours, the organizer of this journey, extends a warm invitation to guests travelers aged 1 to 100 years old. Rest assured, this trip is all about local culture and family-friendly activities, guaranteeing an unforgettable adventure. This extraordinary opportunity offers exceptional value at only $404 per day.

  • Coach / Bus
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Family
$3,233
TourRadar

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Also, if you're departing from a specific destination, see The Best 3-Day Tours from Auckland, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Christchurch, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Auckland, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Queenstown, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Wellington, The Best 10-Day Tours from Auckland, The Best 10-Day Tours from Christchurch, The Best 2-Week Tours from Auckland, or The Best 2-Week Tours from Christchurch for more package tour options.

How much do Coach Bus Tours in New Zealand cost?

Average Daily Price Coach Bus Tours
$351

After analyzing 17 coach bus tours in New Zealand, we found the average price to be a remarkably economical $351 per day. Naturally, this region has many fantastic options for coach bus tours with a variety of prices. The individual costs will vary by the destinations, travel style, available dates, and other factors. If you're interested in more information about tours here, see our guide to tour prices in New Zealand.

And for more information on New Zealand, see New Zealand Travel Costs and New Zealand Hotel Costs.


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