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Leopard Coachlines

Leopard Coachlines Introduction

If you enjoy travelling in comfort you won't find a better option for your tour group than Leopard Coachlines New Zealand bus tours.

Unlike our competitors, who include three-star buses in their touring fleets, Leopard will use only the best four star and five star touring coaches for your New Zealand coach tour. We believe itâ's important to match special tours with specialised vehicles. We do this all the time. Leopard holds a 5-Star Rating under the NZTA Operator Rating System - the highest possible, so rest assured you're on-board with the very safest in the country.

Our bus travel in New Zealand offers you modern luxury touring coaches, with experienced driver/guides to ensure your trip is enjoyable, informative, comfortable and safe.

Internationally-recognised coach touring brands such as C&E Tours and Value Tours are among the many that travel aboard our coaches on our New Zealand bus tours.

Our New Zealand Bus Tours

Leopard Coachlines offer you a choice of buses, from small 15-seater buses to large 50-seat coaches, and other sizes in between. You can be confident you will find a New Zealand tour bus to match your group numbers.

We believe it's important to match special New Zealand tours with specialised buses. We do this all the time. So, for example, school trips to the Canterbury ski fields use our safe, comfortable, mountain-and-snow buses.

Also, we can frequently match drivers with your tour group. For example, a golf club tour could be driven by a Leopard bus driver who is also a keen golfer.

Buses on our New Zealand Bus Tours

Unlike our competitors, who include three-star buses in their touring fleets, Leopard Coachlines use only the best quality touring coaches.

Leopard Coachlines' modern fleet of New Zealand buses includes several seating configurations to suit groups of all sizes. We can provide you with a quote for groups in 16, 28, 45 and 49-seat configurations.

All our New Zealand bus tour coaches have air-conditioning, as well as comfortable, reclining seats. Make your bus travel in New Zealand comfortable with air-suspension and rear-mounted motors.

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Our 45 and 49-seat New Zealand bus tour coaches provide magnificent panoramic views from large tinted windows. Many of these coaches are of a 5-star standard, with additional comforts including restrooms and video facilities.

Our 47 to 49 seat coaches graded 4-star premium include:

  • Large tinted windows for panoramic views
  • 'Kneeling' suspension, which lowers the front of the coach for easy access
  • Gently sloping floor for improved accessibility and theatre-style viewing
  • On-board video monitors
  • Entertainment systems
  • Full-fabric designer interior creates relaxing ambience
  • Reclining seats and safety belts
  • Fully air-conditioned with personal vent controls
  • Toilet and wash room
  • Drinking water
  • Huge storage space with central air-locking for security
  • Air-bag suspension for a comfortable ride
  • All four-star premium coaches are less than 10 years old

Our 49-seat, mainly Volvo B12B, coaches graded 5-star deluxe have all the features of our 4-star premium coaches plus:

  • Water drinking fountain and/or fridge
  • 2 doors for improved access
  • All our five-star coaches are newer than five years old

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Leopard Coachlines' History

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Leopard Coachlines is a family business, and one of the largest privately-owned bus companies in New Zealand, operating from depots in Christchurch and Auckland.

A generation ago, in 1970, we climbed into our first buses with contracts to carry school children to and from the small Canterbury town of Darfield.

During the past decade, Leopard Coachlines have grown to become a major player in New Zealand's bus transport market. But we have remained a family business, now in the second generation of family owners and directors.

We have a highly-experienced and loyal team of drivers and support staff, and our staff retention is well above the industry average.

Our New Zealand Bus Tours Comments

Thank you very much for the organisation of buses for our two field trips for Health and Environment students. Both buses were extremely comfortable and both drivers did a great, professional job."
Cheryl Brunton Senior Lecturer in Public Health, University of Otago

On Behalf of the Organising Committee and Conference Innovators, I would like to thank you and your team for your assistance and support. Your team were professional and helpful in driving delegates to various study tours, and I really appreciated your patience with bus numbers and logistical changes for these trips. We look forward to working with Leopard again in the future."
Rachel Cook Event Manager, Conference Innovators

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