Our History

Entrada Travel Group, previously named InterCity Group, began in 1991 when a group of privately owned coach operators combined to acquire the then government-owned InterCity long distance bus network.

Since 1991, several tourism brands have come under the group umbrella, including GreatSights, Gray Line New Zealand, FullersGreatSights, awesomeNZ, Divers Den and TUSA Group.

Key milestones

1987-Stamp
1987
Establishment of InterCity brand under government ownership
1991-IC
1991
A consortium of private bus and coach operators acquires the InterCity business
Untitled-2
2005
Kings tours and cruises acquired
2007-GS
2007
Premium day tours business GreatSights and Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands tours and cruises added to the group, with full ownership transferred in 2008
New-Qualmark
2010
Awarded Qualmark Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award
2016-GL
2016
Licensed to operate Gray Line sightseeing tours in New Zealand
2017-eb
2017
Auckland Explorer hop on, hop off bus joins the group
2019-tusa
2018
Tropical North Queensland dive and snorkel businesses TUSA Group and Divers Den acquired
2018-skip
2018
Skip North Island bus express established
2019-entrada
2019
Group name becomes Entrada Travel Group
2019-AWADS
2019
Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari comes aboard