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Handy Hints for Choosing a New Zealand Coach Tour


One of the most relaxing ways to explore New Zealand is on a coach tour. Many people travel New Zealand by campervan or car, but perhaps you are not confident about driving yourself. A coach tour with a dedicated and knowledgeable driver can really add something special to a tour of New Zealand. Imagine a coach tour in an air-conditioned luxury coach with comfortable seats, large windows and an on-board liquor licence as you are driven safely around New Zealand’s world famous scenery!

Coach tours can be organised with a set itinerary visiting specific destinations. You can cover a small area such as the Kapiti Coast and Wellington region or cover the whole of the North or South Islands of New Zealand. Whether you are young and single or a couple who wish to join an organised tour, there are many options available throughout New Zealand. An option for a large group is to charter your very own coach and driver and plan your own trip.

Maybe you and a few friends would like to take in a few wineries or check out the historical sites? Kapiti Coach Tours is a company based in Paraparaumu Beach on the Kapiti Coast who specialise in coach tours for small and large groups. They have a fleet of coaches that can cater for 10 to 53 people per coach.

When researching coach tour companies check for feedback from previous customers. The coach driver can really make a huge difference to how well your tour goes. Safe driving, knowledgeable about the sights and a good sense of humour are essential characteristics of a great coach driver. When planning your sightseeing tour of New Zealand, have an idea of where you might like to go, although a good company will have suggestions and organised tours that may well suit your interests.

Often large group tours have tight schedules to meet and you may feel hurried from one site to another. Small group tours with a more flexible itinerary can be a lot more relaxed and a great way to see the stunning scenery and sights around New Zealand. When looking at options try and view photos of the coaches; you want modern, comfortable seats and large picture windows for the best views and travel experience.

You will be more comfortable on your trip if the coaches are air conditioned to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter. Tinted windows will protect you from the sun’s rays whilst allowing great viewing.

What do you want to see?

New Zealand has all this and more!

Contact your local coach tour operator to find the best coach tour for your needs. Kapiti Coach Tours are your number one choice for coach and bus services in Wellington; whether you need them for a day trip, a school trip, an organised tour, a sports tour or other special event. They can even help you out with transport for your wedding party so your guests can enjoy the champagne!

Visit www.kapiticoachtours.co.nz for Wellington coach tour information and don’t forget Kapiti Coach Tours run regular commuter bus services from the Kapiti coast into Wellington.