New Zealand Coach Hire
Do you want to see the most scenic country anywhere in the world? New Zealand is the place to go. It is like the Vegas of the natural environment. Its small landmass has packed in so much variety; mountains, glaciers, fiords, forests of all types, lakes and rivers, beaches, boiling mud, and green rolling hills. Come, bring your friends, hire a coach and experience the beauty of New Zealand.
New Zealand’s coastline is varied, from the subtropical beaches in the north to the wild and windswept beaches in the south. The coastal scenery of New Zealand is truly amazing. New Zealand is a long and narrow country in the southern hemisphere. This means that it suits all types; whether you like snow, the beaches or many things in between you get it here. New Zealand has produced one of the most popular skiing and snowboarding destinations in the world. In some areas of New Zealand, you can ski in the morning and surf in the afternoon all within a short drive.
The people of New Zealand are of two main racial types. The Maori people are the original inhabitants and they migrated to New Zealand around a thousand years ago from the Polynesian islands. They covered vast oceans in huge double canoes and had mastered the art of celestial navigation to guide them on their voyages. European settlers began to arrive in the late 1700s. Sailing ships brought early settlers, who set up farming and grazing communities throughout the country. Hire a coach and come and enjoy what New Zealand has to offer.
There are two main islands in New Zealand and they are geographically named. At Linkbus we enable you to see both Islands with our Coach Hire and Chartered Services. The North Island is the place that has the greatest population. Auckland, in the upper north island, known as the city of sails, is the largest city and the place where most international tourists arrive from their overseas destinations. The city of Wellington lies in the south of the North Island and it is the nation’s capital. The North Island has many places of spectacular beauty and interest.
In the far north is the magnificent Bay of Islands region. This had one of the first settlements in New Zealand and was where the government was set up. However, now it is primarily for tourism with its countless beautiful bays and many fantastic islands. It is a region that attracts yachtsmen, fishermen and tourists who come to see the wonderful scenery. On the west coast of the far north are the ancient Kauri forest of New Zealand and you can still see the second largest tree in the world here, known to the Maori as “Tane Mahuta”.
Auckland the City of Sails is the largest city in New Zealand. This is the place where the majority of the tourist enter. We can provide Coach hire services from the International Airport for your whole visit. Auckland has many beautiful beaches and a diverse population.
South of Auckland lies the city of Hamilton, which is the fourth largest city in New Zealand. It is within the Waikato region which has a large amount of grass feed dairy farms. The land is beautiful and green. An hour south of Hamilton is Hobbiton from the Lord of the Rings and the spectacular Waitomo caves region. Hamilton is a good base for your travels by coach. A number of short trips by coach can reach from the beaches to the mountains. 40 minutes to the West is Raglan, which is known for a nice surf break and 1 hour to the East is Tauranga with its beautiful white-sand beaches.
Going further south you enter into the Rotorua and Taupo region. This is the place to see the geysers and pools of boiling mud in the heart of one of the most active volcanic regions in the world. The Tongariro National park is home to three active volcanoes and Mount Ruapehu is home to one of the few skiing resorts in the world that is situated on the slopes of an active volcano. We can provide chartered buses up to the ski resorts for your group.
On the east coast are the Bay of Plenty and Hawkes Bay regions and these are famous for their fishing, beaches and wine-growing regions. In the south are the agricultural regions around Palmerston North and the historic wine-growing regions around Martinborough.
Finally at the base of the North Island is Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. It is a beautiful city that has a trendy vibe and lots of walks for those who are so inclined. You can travel by ferry across the cook strait and we can provide buses on both sides or one that will come with you across the strait.
The South Island is more mountainous than the north. A central spine of high mountains runs the full length of the island and it includes Mount Cook, which is New Zealand’s highest mountain. Christchurch is the largest city on the South Island and is the main point of entry for tourists. It was hit by the 2012 earthquake but has since been rebuilt. Most visitors to the South Island start their holiday in Christchurch and then explore outwards to see the rest of the island’s attractions. Charter a bus with us to get the best experience. To the north of Christchurch is the Marlborough wine growing region and the city of Nelson.
Travelling south along the east coast will take you through Kaikoura where you can go whale watching and see sperm whales which feed along this section of coastline. The town of Hanmer Springs is a popular tourist destination and provides both natural therapeutic health spas and excellent NZ skiing holidays. To the south of Christchurch, you can bus through Timaru, Dunedin and Invercargill and even take the ferry across to Stewart Island if you wish. The central part of the South Island is the alpine sports lovers paradise. Travelling by coach through Arthurs Pass is a delight and has numerous ski fields along its length from Christchurch to Greymouth on New Zealand’s west coast. You can do the return journey from Christchurch as a day trip if you wish. You can go skiing from Christchurch to Mount Hutt or several other smaller fields.
The main ski fields and the centre of adventure tourism is the town of Queenstown. Set in a magnificent valley below the snow-capped ramparts of the southern alps, Queenstown lies on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and has many Queenstown accommodation options to choose from. The town of Wanaka is about one hours drive from Queenstown and between the two of them are the most popular skiing and snowboarding destinations in New Zealand. Ski resorts like Treble Cone, Cardrona, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables are known around the world among the snow and alpine sports-loving groups. The West Coast of the South Island is an untouched paradise. It has rugged beaches, glaciers, stunning forest and crystal clear rivers. The Milford Sounds shows the immense variety that New Zealand has to offer. It is highly recommended in all seasons. Book a charter with us to enjoy with what the South Island has to offer.