Looking to see the best of New Zealand at any time of year for the time you have available? Choose an independent coach tour with Thrifty Tours New Zealand. Departing daily these fine-tuned tours, developed over years of New Zealand holiday planning experience, might just be the perfect way to see New Zealand!
It's all about enjoying the flexibility of travelling where you want when you want with all arrangements and the driving taken care of by experts.
Thrifty Tours grew out of a demand for something a little different from escorted coach tours.
Drawing on many years experience of planning and booking New Zealand holidays, our team have created unforgettable New Zealand itineraries to suit just about any travel preference and make the most of the time you have. Two days? Twenty five days? A week or two weeks? Six days? We can help you make the most of the time you have to spend in New Zealand.
Our itineraries include: accommodation to suit you; coach, train and ferry travel; and carefully selected activities and attractions. They offer the security of knowing you are making the most of your time in New Zealand and everything is arranged. All you need to do is enjoy the experience!
This is truly stress-free travel with full support available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from our New Zealand based team.
Booking couldn't be easier: simply find a tour that suits your needs and travel preferences and book it. Questions? Contact one of our expert consultants today to discuss your options or customise a touring experience.
I’m originally from Australia, but after visiting New Zealand I loved it so much that I settled here and now call Wanaka my home. Wanaka is a place everyone should see, so if I get to help you plan your New Zealand Coach Tour don't be surprised if it includes a stop here.
Direct phone: +64 3 443 0895
Originally from Canada, I’ve lived all over the world but knew Wanaka was where I would be hanging my hat the first day I arrived! I’ve been in many roles in the tourism industry, from tour guide to travel agent. New Zealand has so much to offer, from wineries and wildlife to thrill-seeking activities and culture - the best part about my role now is being able to share these experiences and first-hand knowledge with YOU!
Direct phone: + 64 3 443 0842
Planning and arranging tours for visitors to New Zealand is great fun, and so it should be! I love working with guests making the best recommendation and helping them create a wonderful New Zealand experience. I also enjoy travelling around New Zealand and so sharing this with visitors gives me great satisfaction.
Direct phone: +64 3 443 0846
I am a born and bred Kiwi and after travelling the world extensively I returned home many years later to raise my family. As soon as I landed I realised that there really is no place like New Zealand and just knew I had to showcase this to the world. I now dedicate my time so that holidaymakers like yourself can experience that very same revelation.
Direct phone: +64 3 443 0844
I emigrated to NZ some years ago, now from my homeland of Germany. In short I loved this place and everything I could enjoy in it. So, sharing and planning New Zealand tours and holidays is extremely enjoyable and making sure it’s the same for you is number 1 for me.
Direct phone: +64 3 443 0896
Being born and raised in Queenstown, I have been able to experience the adventure capital of New Zealand to its fullest! After completing my studies at the University of Otago in Dunedin, I traveled around the world chasing winters as a ski instructor. I am now very lucky to be able to call Wanaka home. With my extensive knowledge in the corporate event industry as well as the tourism sector throughout New Zealand, I cannot wait to create your dream holiday!
Direct phone: +64 3 222 8017
Originally from Dunedin but moved to Wanaka as I love exploring the outdoors and our base here is the ideal location for that. I have been in the tourism industry for a few years now and enjoy sending visitors all around the country, seeing beautiful sights, doing amazing activities and visiting our iconic attractions.
Telephone: + 64 3 443 0892
I grew up in Christchurch and spent most of my summers in Central Otago. I took off overseas as soon as I finished university and explored the world for a few years, returning to New Zealand with a new appreciation of the country for it's beautiful scenery and our special culture. With my extensive knowledge of New Zealand and all it has to offer I look forward to making all your New Zealand holiday dreams come true.
Direct phone: +64 3 222 8021
I came to New Zealand from the UK but was actually born in Greece. I have been lucky enough to travel all over the world (32 countries to be exact) but my passion for skiing, hiking and the outdoors drew me to New Zealand and I never left. I live in the beautiful South Island town of Wanaka but have explored all four corners of New Zealand and cant wait to share it with you.
Direct phone: +64 3 222 8015
I am a Kiwi, born and raised in Christchurch, currently living in Wanaka. I moved to the North Island as a teenager and as such I have had many adventures all over New Zealand, from Auckland to Stewart Island. My passion for snowboarding took me to Canada for a year, and I have also had the opportunity to explore through England and Europe. I look forward to helping you plan your adventure so you too can see and experience our beautiful New Zealand!
Direct phone: +64 3 443 0894
After spending time in Canada and living all around New Zealand I'm now here in the beautiful Wanaka! I cant wait to share all i love about New Zealand with you to create the best possible holiday! I’m a real foodie and enjoy getting outdoors and much prefer being off the grid in the country rather than the city. Talk to me today about what you are looking for in your New Zealand adventure and how an independent coach tour is the perfect solution for you.
Direct phone: +64 3 443 0845
I was born in Cape Town and moved to the hustle and bustle of London when I was 10 years old. I craved fresh air, mountains and an outdoors lifestyle so made the move to Wanaka and am loving every minute!! My weekends consist of trying to cram in as much hiking, skiing, and kayaking as possible. I absolutely love to explore and find hidden gems. I have the best job.. sharing these hidden gems with you!
Direct phone: +64 3 443 0847
I am a born and bred kiwi and have lived in Wanaka since I was just 9 years old. Living in paradise has given me the opportunity to experience so many awesome things and I wouldn’t have it any other way. My biggest passion is skiing, and this has taken me all over the world. From my travelling experiences I have learned what makes a holiday an experience to never forget. Let me help you create some amazing experiences of your own and discover what New Zealand truly has to offer.
Direct phone: +64 3 222 8022
I live in Wanaka with my partner after living in Canada and Nepal (Kathmandu) for the last few years but I’m originally from Melbourne. My love of the outdoors, skiing, hiking, cycling and swimming led my to New Zealand and ultimately Wanaka and i have to say I absolutely love it. I’m a massive foodie, gin lover and coffee snob so I cant wait to help design your perfect New Zealand holiday with some or all of those things in it!
Direct phone: +64 3 443 0890
I have been living in the Southern Hemisphere for over 5 years now and I am passionate about New Zealand's extraordinary outdoors whether its hiking in the countryside, exploring the cities or seeking out the wonderful NZ bird life (a passion of mine). I have just loved exploring and experiencing everything New Zealand has to offer which is why I decided to call it home and i now live in the beautiful Wanaka near the lakes, mountains and of course birds. I cant wait to use my energy and passion to share the country I love with you.
Direct phone: +64 3 222 8018
Born in Southern Ontario, Canada, my family moved to Rotorua, New Zealand when I was in high school. Competitive cycling allowed my passion for travel to flourish, taking me all over North America, Australia and New Zealand and inevitably leading me to choose a career in tourism. I’d love to hear more about you and share my amazing backyard with you! Feel free to contact via phone or email.
Direct phone: +64 3 443 0843
I am from the UK originally but came on holiday to NZ in 2001 and I've never looked back. Although I go by Luke, my name is actually John and I officially have two birthdays due to a mishap with my birth certificate! New Zealand is a very special place to live and a dream holiday destination. I love it here and I love my job! I am the Sales Manager here at Thrifty Tours and have the absolute pleasure of leading this extraordinary team of New Zealand specialists. If there's anything I can help you with please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Direct phone: +64 21 641 426