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If you are considering a New Zealand Coach Tour then talk to 'The Experts' because our experience ensures you get the best experience!

Shelley Ryder
Shelley Ryder

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.

My favourite tour: It's all about making the best of your experience, so for me Kirra Tours 11 Day Southern Discovery is a winner!
My favourite activity: this Kirra tour also includes one of my favourite excursions - Doubtful Sound!
My favourite destination: a visit to the Abel Tasman is not to be missed, it showcases some truly spectacular kiwi scenery!

Email: shelley@nzft.co.nz  Direct phone: + 64 3 443 0846
Skype: shelley_nzft

Laura Davidson
Laura Davidson

Although born and bred in Scotland I am now lucky enough to call NZ 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.

My favourite tour: anything escorted on a small coach because they are lush!
My favourite activity: anything involving wine!
My favourite NZ destination: Mt Cook National Park, hands down!

Email: laura@nzft.co.nz    Direct phone: + 64 3 443 0894
Skype: laura_nzft

Jane Zwerrenz
Jane Zwerrenz

I emigrated to NZ some years ago from my homeland of Germany. In short I fell in love with New Zealand everything about the country. So, sharing and planning New Zealand tours and holidays is an extremely enjoyable way to spend my time, and making sure you love NZ as much as I do is my number one priority!

My favourite tour:
any independent tour as it gives you the freedom to customise your trip!
My favourite activity: Glacier helicopter flight
My favourite NZ destination: anywhere on the West Coast

Email: janez@nzft.co.nz    Direct phone: + 64 3 443 0896
Skype: janez_nzft

Louise Barrett
Louise Barrett

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.

My favourite tour: Grand Pacific 19 Day Rail and Coach Tour
My favourite activity: Wanaka Tigermoth flight
My favourite destination: Tongariro and Dunedin!

Email: louise@nzft.co.nz Direct phone: +64 3 443 0895
Skype: louise_nzft

Narissa Phipps
Narissa Phipps

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 done a coach tour myself from Auckland to Queenstown and am passionate about passing on my experience and knowledge so you too can explore this beautiful country via coach for yourselves.

My favourite tour: Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase
My favourite activity: Franz Josef Heli-hike
My favourite destination: Mount Cook

Email: narissa@nzft.co.nz Direct phone: + 64 3 443 0844

Brigett Turner
Brigett Turner

Born and bred in New Zealand, I've travelled the country every which way from a young age. I'm passionate about my home country and sharing that passion with you is something I look forward to everyday!

My favourite tour: Auckland to Christchurch 17 day Independent Ultimate Explorer see New Zealand at your own pace
My favourite activity: Jet skiing on our beautiful lakes
My favourite NZ destination: Driving the Matamata Plains on a warm evening with the sunsetting

Email: brigett@nzft.co.nz    Direct phone: + 64 3 222 8018


Christina Brockie
Christina Brockie

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.

My favourite tour: The Whole Grand Pacific Range
My favourite activity: The wonders of a glacier flight
My favourite NZ destination: the
West Coast of the South Island

Email: christina@nzft.co.nz   Telephone: + 64 3 443 0892  
Skype: christina_nzft

Amanda Dalgleish
Amanda Dalgleish

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 rest of the world. After years of living in the UK and then Australia, with short stints back to New Zealand in between, I am excited to be back in my home country. It is amazing to be back in this beautiful part of the world and I can't wait to help people discover New Zealand.

My favourite tour: The Grand Pacific 16 Day Ultimate Explorer - showcases the best bits of New Zealand!
My favourite activity:
Hiking the Waitakere Ranges
My favourite NZ destination:
The Coromandel Peninsula

Email: amandadalgleish@nzft.co.nz  Direct phone: +64 3 222 8012

Heather Mullett
Heather Mullett

Although born and bred in the UK, I quickly fell in love with New Zealand and now call Wanaka my home. Having seen this amazing country through the eyes of a tourist I am perfectly placed to help turn your holiday into something exceptional!

My favourite tour: 5 day Southern highlights including Milford Sound because it goes to all my favourite spots
My favourite activity: Hiking the Waitakere Ranges
My favourite NZ destination: The Coromandel Peninsula

Email: heatherm@nzft.co.nz Direct Phone: + 64 3 222 8016


Chelsea Lodge
Chelsea Lodge

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.

My favourite tour:  Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase - covers off all the best places in the North and South Islands
My favourite activity: Skydiving!
My favourite NZ destination: Doubtful Sound

Email: chelsea@nzft.co.nz Direct Phone: +64 3 222 8021

Sarah Baumanis
Sarah Baumanis

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.

My favourite tour: Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase
My favourite activity: Glacier lake tour – Franz Joseph
My favourite NZ destination: Too hard to choose one so Abel Tasman National Park in Nelson, and Fiordland National Park!

Email: sarahb@nzft.co.nz  Direct phone: + 64 3 443 0890

Nisse Perry
Nisse Perry

Originally from a small town in Australia called Walgett, I left in 2013 to explore more of the world. In 2016 I settled in New Zealand and Wanaka is my favourite place - it has everything from snowboarding in winter to hiking and climbing in summer. I have traveled to 31 countries so I know what makes a trip truly memorable.

My favourite tour: AAT Kings 10 Day Southern Spectacular – it’s a fantastic guided tour through the incredible South Island!
My favourite activity:  Wine Tours!
My favourite destination: Mt Cook National Park - stunning!

Email: nisseperry@nzft.co.nz Direct phone: +64 3 222 8015

Jess Pearson
Jess Pearson

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!

My favourite tour: The 8 day Southern Discovery because it highlights some great areas of the South Island
My favourite activity: The Milford Sound nature cruise
My favourite destination: Wellington of course! It's my hometown.

Email: jess@nzft.co.nz Direct phone: +64 3 443 0842

Tare Lowe
Tare Lowe

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 am so proud that I get to live in the most beautiful county on the planet and am so excited that I get to share it with others. 

My favourite tour: Any Grand Pacific Ultimate tour as the coaches are AMAZING!
My favourite activity: When I’m not in the outdoors I love a visit to a good winery - and Otago has lots!
My favourite destination: a visit to Alexandra and its local area is my home town and in my book not to be missed!

Email: tare@nzft.co.nz Direct phone: + 64 3 443 0845

Abby Alexander
Abby Alexander

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! 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!

My favourite tour: Any independent coach tour!
My favourite activity: A day spent with friends, family, exploring, great food, wine or a cheeky beer
My favourite destination: • I grew up in sunny soaked Hawkes Bay and love it there, so will you!

Email: abby@nzft.co.nz Direct phone: + 64 3 222 8017

Nichole White
Nichole White

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 have the best job.. sharing my hidden gems with you!

My favourite tour: Short on time but still want to be independent? Try the Glacier and Queenstown Explorer
My favourite activity: some of our amazing local wine and food, and then hikes to try counteract the wine and food
My favourite destination: anywhere there's a mountain to climb or a trail to hike. And a winery of course.

Email: nicholewhite@nzft.co.nz Direct phone: + 64 3 443 0847

Nicole Andrews
Nicole Andrews

I am born and bred in NZ 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 this experience I have learned what makes a holiday an experience to never forget. Let me help you create an amazing New Zealand experience.

My favourite tour: Inspiring Journeys 12 Day The Southern Drift tour features all the best spots in he South Island
My favourite activity: anything involving mountains, snow and me!
My favourite NZ destination: Anywhere in Otago!

Email: nicole@nzft.co.nz    Direct phone: + 64 3 222 8022

Luke Ashall - Our Sales Manager
Luke Ashall - Our Sales Manager

I am from the UK originally but came on holiday to NZ in 2001 and I've never looked back. I am the Sales Manager here at New Zealand Coach Tours and have the absolute pleasure of leading this extraordinary group of New Zealand coach touring specialists. If there's anything I can help you with please don't hesitate to get in touch.

My favourite tour: I love all our independent coach tour which depart every single day!
My favourite activity: I love both kinds of skiing be it on the mountain or the lake and Wanaka is perfect for them both.
My favourite destination: I love the quaintness and quietness of Arrowtown!

Email: luke@nzft.co.nz Direct phone: + 64 21 641 426

A bit more about us

New Zealand Coach Tours is part of the New Zealand Fine Touring Group, a New Zealand owned and operated company. We have been showing people around since 2004 and have always had an uncompromising determination to deliver the best experience to our customers. Our specialist coach touring business chooses the best operators and our team can advise the best tour to suit you. Plus of course our 'world famous in New Zealand' Best Price Guarantee ensures you get great value. get in touch today and see for yourself why we are New Zealand's leading tour company. Here are more reasons to give us a call today ...  

  • Our friendly team have all experienced coach touring around New Zealand. First hand experience!
  • We represent only the best coach touring brands.
  • Our service doesn't stop once you buy a tour - we have 24 hour support should you need it.
  • Want to stay longer - our team are experts at creating pre and post tour experiences.
  • Through our Thrifty brand we can create a tour of New Zealand by coach to fully suit you.
  • We will work very hard to understand what you are looking for in a tour and ensure that you enjoy a touring experience that is right for you.
  • We are a member of Tourism Industry Association Aotearoa.
  • We use secure technology to protect your information and your payments.
  • Last but not least - we offer a Best Price Guarantee. Find a better price and we beat it - its that simple.
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