Terry’s Tours is all about providing their passengers with a safe, comfortable, hassle-free enjoyable holiday. We cater mainly to the local senior’s and Retiree’s from Tweed and Gold Coast Area with our personalised Coach Tours.
Terry, Lynne and their small team design and co-ordinate all the tours to meet your needs, so jump on board one of their fully organized exciting day tours or extended tours on one of the most luxurious 5 star coaches in Australia. See this inspiring land of stunning scenery, world-famous landmarks and experience Australia’s vibrant culture and unique wildlife of this Great Southern Land. You could be admiring the natural wonder of Ayers Rock, discovering the marine treasures of the Great Barrier Reef, exploring outback Australia, visiting Sydney’s iconic Opera House, or viewing the stunning beauty of Tasmania, it all there waiting for you.
Travelling with Terry’s Tours takes the hassle out of holidaying, no towing caravans, car troubles or tiring days behind the steering wheel, just sit back and relax in Italian Leather Seats with lumbar support, heaps of leg room to stretch out, on board toilet, large panoramic windows, with excellent viewing from every seat and being entertained by a State of the art audio-visual system in cool climate controlled environment. If you enjoy meeting new people, making new friends and visiting great places, this is the only way to travel. Its 5 star luxury all the way.
History of Terry’s Tours
Terry with wife Lynne built their successful day tour and extended touring business on the Gold Coast and Tweed from humble beginnings in 1998. Terry with then, 15 Years’ experience in the coach industry saw a niche in the market for quality tours for seniors with their every need catered for in a professional, caring and fun way.
Terry started in the Bus and Coach Industry as a 20 year old cleaner and detailer with Surfside Bus Lines; he then became a driver on the service runs on the Gold Coast. This later led to longer distance driving with Greyhound and then to interstate driving with Deluxe Coaches, all while trying to raise a young family with wife Lynne, a local hairdresser. Terry gained enormous experience in fully escorted tours with Coastliner Tours before deciding to branch out and organise his own tours in early 1998.
From humble beginnings where they hired a Coach for each tour before being able to purchase a good reliable 2nd hand 1984 Scania Coach, their hard work and dedication in the first year paid off, Terry and Lynne were able to custom designed their first new coach. This was a Scania Coach built by P & D Coaches in Murwillumbah, NSW in 1999. Three years later in 2002, Terry was keen to upgrade once again with a second new Scania Coach, with lots of ideas for improving their business with a Coach especially designed for seniors, Terry used the expertise of Coach Design in Brisbane. This coach was a proud part of their business for the next four years. The passengers have loved the comfort and luxury with extra leg room. With his dedication to providing his passengers with a high level of comfort, he again in 2006 upgraded to a Mercedes Benz, also built by Coach Design. In 2010 another new luxury coach arrived from Brazil, this beautiful appointed coach set the standard in 5 Star Coach Travel in Australia. Then in late 2014, Terry and Lynne took delivery of their new 5 Star Touring Coach built by Coach Design , as always Terry takes much care in designing their coach built specifically with seniors in mind, paying particular attention to their passenger’s comfort. Features include: toilet, on board drinking water, more leg room, lumbar support, Italian Leather Seats, large panoramic windows, with excellent viewing from every seat. State of the art audio-visual and climate control systems. Put all of these luxury features together and Terry’s Tours passengers are assured of a safe, comfortable and enjoyable holiday.
Terry’s newest coach, a 50-seater, was delivered early February 2018, just in time for his birthday tour. Inside it’s more like a luxury aircraft and features super comfortable leather reclining seats, overhead lockers and drop-down TV screens. Of course it’s a another Scania, having been a long time Scania owner Terry claims the best thing about his coach is the magnificent way it drives, making touring a real pleasure. But he points out that his passengers (Guests) are the most important judges and they tell him that riding in his coach is like sitting in a lounge chair going down the highway. Terry adds his coach is more like a luxury car to drive than a 50-seat coach. “When I drive into a town the coach turns heads because it just looks fabulous and is something special. Even my guests sometimes tell me about all the people looking at the coach, which makes me very proud.” Terry says that people often take photos of the coach and anyone with the name Terry love having their photo taken with it. Lynne has said, “this is the last Coach”, but she has said that about the last three!! We will just have to see…
Terry, Lynne and their small Terry’s Tours team design and co-ordinate all the tours and do all their own bookings which enables them to offer 5 star personalized service. They travel all over Australia, ranging from overnight tours up to 4 week extended tours. Their Day Outings to local areas are always popular and book out quickly. Over the years Terry and Lynne have developed and nurtured a strong and loyal working relationship with many of the local organisations such as Rotary, Probus, Senior schools and colleges, socials clubs and Community Groups. Terry’s Tours team pride themselves with good old fashion service and providing for the care and needs of their passengers. Terry has a real larrikin personality which goes hand in hand with his patience’s and dedication to seniors and their needs. He has the ability to make everyone feel welcome and important. This has given Terry s Tours an amazing customer loyalty base, some of which have been traveling with them since the day they began. Their growing list of satisfied passenger is testament to the Terry’s Tours team of hard work and dedication and shows they are certainly on the right track which has allowed them to now proudly own one of the most luxurious coaches in Australia.