Will the coach be comfortable and modern?
Each of our coaches offer large panoramic windows for easy viewing, dual entry for easy access, onboard restroom and daily seat rotation provides everyone a chance to mix with fellow travellers. Safety is also a huge priority for us and this is why we can assure you that all of our vehicles are no older than 5 years old. Our personalised fleet of Kirra Coaches will have you travelling in Enviro 4 & 5 star vehicles all fitted with individual seat belts.
What documentation will I receive?
Once your tour is fully paid for, we will email your tour itinerary to you so you that have a copy on hand including your arrival instructions. This generally happens around 30-40 days out from your tour start date. On arrival in New Zealand you'll be met at the airport and you'll then receive a receive your travel kit including travel bag, ticket wallet, maps and itinerary.
What standard of hotels would I stay in?
Kirra Tours uses a range of hotels on our coach tours, with the standard varying depending on the style of tour.
- Ultimate Tours: 4 – 4.5 star
- Classics Tours: 3.5 – 4 star
- Highlights Tours: 3 – 3.5 star
Who travels on Kirra tours?
Your travelling companions are likely to be from any parts of the globe. Whilst predominantly Australian, they are likely to also be from the UK, Western Europe, the USA, Canada and many New Zealanders as well. Each year Kirra Tours identifies guests from between 35 and 40 countries which further enhance everyone's holiday experience and the establishment of friendships around the world.
How many other people will I be travelling with?
Depending on the tour you choose and the time of year you are travelling our group sizes can vary from fewer than 21 people up to 48 people, so there is a great opportunity to mingle and make new friends.
Do I need to tip?
Tipping is not normally expected in New Zealand. If you have been given exceptional service, tipping is certainly acceptable and the amount discretionary. Some restaurants may add a surcharge for weekends and/or public holidays, which will most likely be displayed on their menu.
Can I share a room if I am travelling alone?
We encourage those travelling solo to join us and the many other travellers on our tours as we showcase New Zealand. We offer all single travellers 2 options. Guarantee a single room by paying a single supplement. This will provide you with sole occupancy of a room with a queen or double bed each night; or we will match you with another traveller of the same gender on a twin share basis. If there are no other single guests on the tour, you will have a room to yourself at no extra cost
Can I travel with children on Kirra tours?
Yes, Kirra will take care of the whole family when travelling with children 2-15 years of age.There is a reduction in the tour price depending on how many adults are travelling. We will outline the costs in your quote.
What clothing should I pack?
New Zealand generally follows an informal dress standard in bars and restaurants on most occasions. We would suggest smart casual clothes, which will be acceptable in most restaurants and nightclubs. If you are planning on eating at fine dining establishments you will need to dress accordingly. You should always pack clothes, which allow you to layer in the event of the weather turning cooler, even in summer. We would suggest packing a light raincoat or poncho for travel all year round. If you are traveling during the cooler winter months then take a warmer jacket layer and consider an under layer for warmth.