Gold Club Tours are designed with mature travellers in mind (when you’re 50, you’ve joined the club!)
Gold Club Tours offer all inclusive tours packages, featuring 3 to 4+ star accommodation, dinners & cooked breakfasts, experienced drivers and tour leaders, and comprehensive programs with the best highlights included.
History & Tradition
Gold Club Tours were founded by Karl Petrie. His professional experience in tourism dates back to 1993, and his family have operated tours for many decades. As early as the 1930’s his great grandfather Tony (the elder) Petrie operated tours to the Waitakere Ranges. His father Tony (the younger!) Petrie founded Sunbeam Tours in 1975. Sunbeam Tours coach tour operations were sold in 2000 to APT (Australian Pacific Tours) and Tony changed the company name to Renaissance Tours. Tony continues to this day to be one of the lead cruise ship tour operators in New Zealand, operating Renaissance Tours, which has serviced cruiselines throughout New Zealand.
Gold Club Tours continues to carry the weight of experience and knowledge of the founder Karl Petrie’s family having been heavily involved with organizing and operating some of New Zealand’s most famous coach tours offering competitive, high quality tours.
Don’t hesitate to call our friendly and professional staff if you have questions about any of our tours. We look forward to having the pleasure of showing you the very best of New Zealand.
Meet the Team
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Director of Product Innovation
"Pauline Norrish was the best tour guide I've ever had - nothing was too much trouble. Thoughtful, efficient & professional - Top 3 words of many accolades Worth every penny - optionals fair price also. "
Jacqui D, Taranaki - South Island Grand Tour