Experience matters

When it comes to touring New Zealand a great experience matters and when it comes to the team you deal with, well great experience matters even more!

Thanks for making your way here. Whether you are a kiwi tourism business looking to partner with us, a travel retailer looking for a New Zealand inbound operator or a customer looking to experience New Zealand in your own unique way - you are in the right place.

For over 15 years we have specialised in tailor made touring holidays throughout New Zealand. It's what we love and what we do best.

We do this under various brands and we are passionate about them all, check them out below and see which one is right for you.

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The easiest way for travel agents to sell NZ.

Our agents’ only portal makes selling New Zealand easy! Search, book and create New Zealand itineraries for your customers in a flash. The nzsidekick system has been designed to put all the power of selling New Zealand touring holidays into a travel agent's hands. With over 480 touring itineraries ready to go you can create a fully branded holiday for their client in minutes.

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Custom designed New Zealand Tours since 2004

Custom New Zealand experiences are Fine Tour's forte. Explore New Zealand with one of our custom created vacations designed just for you by our New Zealand based team of experts. True specialists in our field we have been curating holidays since 2004 and are renowned for making New Zealand itinerary planning easy.

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View all the leading coach tour operators on one site.

A one stop 'coach touring' shop, this is the perfect place for customers to plan, price and book their coach tour with our expert support and help. Offers customers an unrivaled range of escorted all-inclusive tours, specialised small group tours and tailor-made independent coach tours around New Zealand.

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The largest range of self drive tours in New Zealand

Browse our 200+ tour suggestions for ideas and inspiration and then get in touch with the team to see how easily we can make it all happen. We offer you the largest choice of tour routes, accommodation, car and activity combinations on the market and we can customise every one into the perfect holiday just for you.

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The leading independent coach touring specialist

If you want to tour New Zealand but don’t want to drive or join an escorted coach tour then an independent coach tour with Thrifty Tours New Zealand is perfect for you! Departing daily these fine-tuned tours, developed over 30 years of holiday planning experience are the perfect way to see New Zealand!

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100% New Zealand self drive holiday specialists

New Zealand should be a once in a lifetime experience and Pure Journeys is here to make it perfect for you. On our site, you’ll notice a selection of bespoke self-drive holidays departing from some of New Zealand's main cities including our Top Ten self-drive holidays – a great place to start. Let your journey begin.

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Self drive and independent coach tours all on one site

Discover New Zealand is your one stop shop for all your touring package needs. Established in 1987 and run from a home office in the original owner's garage, Discover is now part of the New Zealand Fine Touring Group, a great choice when it comes to self-drive and independent coach touring around New Zealand.

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exclusively New Zealand ski packages and holidays

We are based right in the heart of New Zealand Ski country in Wanaka, close to four of the best ski fields in the South Island. When you contact us about your Ski New Zealand package you will talk to people who actually ski here and they will give you the latest and greatest advice on who, what, where and why.

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Epic New Zealand road trips for adventurers

Authentic New Zealand roadtrips for adventurers. Travel like a local, immerse yourself in New Zealand’s unique culture and get off the beaten track. Grab your mates, jump in a car and head on a New Zealand journey with nzroadtrip and see the real New Zealand. You won’t regret it. Adventure awaits.

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A little bit about us

The New Zealand Fine Touring Group was born on David and Kerry Kettle's kitchen table in 2004. 14 years later and they still own the business along with Chris Sutton and Meg Evans who became partners in 2014.

In the last few years the team has grown from just a few to nearly 30 based in our Wanaka and Auckland offices and turnover has quadrupled. Despite this growth, particularly in the last five years or our ongoing success is driven form one of the founding principles of the business. An uncompromising determination to deliver the very best experience to our guests. Our team strives to deliver this at every interaction, from the very first email or phone call to the last farewell. We firmly believe that nothing can out do honest, old fashioned person to person service. While technology has made this easier that fundamental belief will never change.

We believe that our values continue to set us apart and we live by them every day:

REAL - we live and work with passion & honesty. We don’t pull punches. We tell it like it is.
GRIT - we don’t quit until we find a way to get it done. We don’t take no for an answer. We never give up.
MAVERICK - we dare to test new ideas
INTEGRITY - we don’t bullshit each other, our customers or our partners
GET IT DONE - we wake up, kick ass and repeat

We live, love and sell the most extraordinary country in the world. We are often reminded of how truly lucky we are to live here and that continues to motivate us to see that as much of the world as possible experiences the beauty of New Zealand for themselves.

You can get in touch with any of the owners to talk ‘New Zealand’ at any time – here’s our details...

Meet The Owners

Since 2004 our business has had a very simple philosophy – ‘an uncompromising determination to deliver the best experience’. While we’ve grown and changed considerably since those early days that one simple philosophy still drives us now.

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This is where the magic happens

The right people can make all the difference in a business and we are lucky to be able to work with an amazing team of like-minded folk who share the same values and philosophies as we do. They are experts on everything ‘New Zealand’. They have immersed themselves in the must see places, explored the far reaching corners and toured the country just like our customers do. They know what works and they love to make our customer's dreams come true no matter what area of the business they work in.

We laugh with them, stress with them and celebrate with them. They are the real stars of the show and where the magic really happens. You should talk to one of them today.

Get in touch today

We would love to hear from you. We really would. Clearly if you have found us and got this far down the page then you want to talk New Zealand and there's nothing we like better than that.

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Come and see us at:

Wanaka - Level 1, 93 Ardmore Street
Auckland - 20 Morgan St, Newmarket

Call us in New Zealand on 0800 888 499 or from overseas on +64 3 443 0812