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About Us

Kia ora, welcome to the Take It Easy family!

Company history

Take It Easy Tours has been a very successful operation for more than 25 years, established back in 1995.

Why us? Yes we travel around New Zealand like many other tour operators, but when you travel with us, you travel to places you can't even find on Google and you travel with a tour guide that cares about your experience. From the top of the North to the bottom of the South, we showcase everything New Zealand is famous for and reveal countless hidden gems.

Come on, step inside our world of adventure and see why over 95% of our travellers jump on board again.

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Company values


We’re there to look out for you, look after you and look for you if you take one too many detours!


Fully escorted tours, comfortable accommodation and all inclusive prices with no hidden costs.  We even offer door to door service, friendly smiles complimentary!


With over 25 years of experience and knowledge in the travel industry, we’ve put the hard yards in so you can reap the benefits.  We take the stress out of travel so you can just sit back and take it easy.


We genuinely care about you, and your experiences.  Our friendly and reliable guides ensure a home away from home.  That is why over 95% of our travellers rebook.


Travel confidently knowing our tours are designed with you in mind, ensuring you’re travelling with like minded people and no strangers  - just friends you haven't met yet.

Our team

Jason enjoying tours

Jason Granville

Tour Guide

After years in the broadcasting industry, Jase hung up his headphones to run Take It Easy Tours. Swapping one microphone for another means he can still partake in his favourite past time, talking, and he is enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge as a tour guide, and encourages plenty of friendly banter while on tour. Jase is a former Whanganui District councillor and is very passionate about his hometown of Whanganui. He says, “if you haven’t come to visit yet then best you let us show you around this stunning region. With mountains on our back door, a stunning coastline and the historic Whanganui river there sure is plenty to see and do. Go on – come visit us! You won’t be disappointed.

Karlene Wagstaff

Office Manager

Our office extraordinaire Karlene Wagstaff has been with the company for more than 10 years and is an absolute delight to deal with. She assists with bookings, tour management and general running of the company.

Winner of the Regional Business Premier Tourism Award

Our fleet

15 Seater

15 Seater

Small comfortable, Toyota Coaster deluxe coach with easy access, PA system, heating and air condition with boot for luggage.

19 Seater

19 Seater

Small comfortable, Toyota Coaster coach with easy access, PA system heating and air condition with fully covered luggage trailer.

28 Seater

28 Seater

Medium size comfortable Freightliner XB coach, PA system with excellent luggage space and kneeling capability for easy access.

49 Seater

49 Seater

Large luxury Mercedes Benz coach with PA system, heating and air conditioning with excellent luggage space and kneeling capability for easy access.