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
Although born and bred in Scotland I am now lucky enough to call New Zealand home. Travel has always been a passion of mine so what better place to live than in Wanaka, surrounded by beautiful outdoor activities and so much natural beauty. Making sure your coach tour experience is all this, and more, is what I can do for you.
Direct phone: +64 3 443 0894
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
Born in New Zealand I've been traveling the length of the country from a young age, so with my extensive first hand local knowledge, I know I can help create the very best holiday for you!
Direct phone: +64 3 222 8018
Originally from Manchester in the UK, I have been living in NZ for 12 years now. I love to travel, to eat good food, and enjoy being outdoors as much as possible. I have travelled to all corners of NZ, discovering hidden gems & beautiful experiences and would love to share with you what this beautiful country has to offer.
Direct phone: +64 3 443 0890
Originally from a small town in Australia called Walgett, I left Australia in 2013. In 2016 I settled in New Zealand and my favourite place here is Wanaka - it has everything from snowboarding in winter to hiking, climbing and camping in Summer. I have been to 31 countries so I know what makes a trip truly memorable!
Direct phone: +64 3 222 8015
Originally from the Bay of Islands, and with a love of the sun and the beach I had itchy feet to go and explore the world. After living in the UK and then Australia, with short stints back in New Zealand, I am excited to be back in my home country and Wanaka has made this easy!
Direct phone: +64 3 222 8012
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
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
Although born and bred in England, New Zealand has captured my heart, and I am now incredibly fortunate to call Wanaka my home. I have travelled around New Zealand and am passionate about passing on my experience and knowledge so you too can explore this beautiful country via coach for yourselves.
Direct phone: +64 3 443 0844
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
Born and raised in Wellington I came to spend a summer holiday in Wanaka a few years ago and instantly fell in love. I decided to leave the city life and make my way to the beautiful lakes and mountains. I love to be outdoors exploring and hiking, especially in the Summer. Otherwise you can find me keeping cosy with a good book, good people and good food. I am incredibly lucky to live here in this awesome part of the world, let me show you why!
Direct phone: +64 3 443 0842
My name is Tare Lowe, I am originally from Alexandra and studied at Otago Uni so have spent my life in and around the lower South Island. I love the mountains, mainly for skiing and snowboarding but I spend a fair amount of my summers outside hiking and exploring all this beautiful country has to offer. When I’m not in the outdoors I love a visit to a good winery, food is also a passion of mine, mainly eating it but I also love to cook. I am so proud that I get to live in this beautiful county and am so excited that I get to share it with others.
Direct phone: +64 3 443 0845
I was born in New Zealand and I have travelled its winding roads my whole life. Finding secret spots is my favourite pastime – which I usually promptly tell everybody about in my excitement! I have travelled outside of New Zealand and nothing can replace or mimic our unique kiwi culture combined with our ever changing landscape. For me New Zealand is incredibly special and I can’t believe I get to live here! I am so excited to help you see my beautiful home!
Direct phone: +64 3 222 8017
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 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