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 Kia ora, welcome to our world - Real New Zealand Tours. 




We are excited to announce new flexible payment terms to all travellers -

Please kindly refer to our Terms and Conditions page - 


We are local, "Kiwi" - Christchurch based, try us - you'll like us.

Please note we can easily customise all Self drive tours (rental car) for a Private driver tour (fully guided) - your choice. 



Geoff and Libby, Directors, owners, founders.
Protect & Preserve NZ 



Kia kaha, stay safe.


Auckland City
Auckland city, 2 harbours, 20 extinct volcanoes and is New Zealand's largest city with a population of approximately 1.4 million. Auckland is often called "City of Sails".
Unique Maori Culture
Maori makeup 16% of New Zealand's total population and live mainly in the top half of the North Island because of the warmer climate.
Natural Moeraki Boulders
Moeraki boulders just south of Oamaru are truly fascinating. Stroll along a lovely peaceful South Pacific ocean beach and explore these large circular boulders. Great photo opportunities.
Wildlife Up Close In Kaikoura
New Zealand has many large Seal colonies around it's 15,000 km/12,000 mile long coastline. Playful and fun to watch but do not get too close, they bite!
Adventure In Cathedral Cove
Kayaking is very popular and fun in New Zealand particularly around the stunning Coromandel Peninsula in the North Island and in the South Island the beautiful Abel Tasman National park.
Lord of the Rings and Hobbiton, Middle Earth
Experience Sir Peter Jackson's magic first hand, visit the original film set for our world-famous Hobbiton epic. The farm setting near Matamata in the central North Island is truly special, a "must see" attraction.
Franz Josef Glacier
Franz Josef glacier always spectacular in all its majestic glory. It is rare anywhere in the world where major glaciers are so close to any ocean and so accessible. An exciting option is a full day glacier hike, then a relaxing soak in hot pools.
Outstanding Food and Wine
New Zealand's wines are world famous, our most prominent regions being Marlborough, Hawkes Bay, and Central Otago. Peter Yealands' Seaview winery is claimed to be the world's most environmentally friendly and sustainable winery.



Clients comment -

"It was great to have someone in New Zealand available by phone 24/7 whenever needed during our trip.
Owner Geoff kindly responded quickly to all inquiries before and during our travel."                       

Barbara and Kim from Chicago, USA - March 2019.


News flash - within 6 months we will offer E.V. rental vehicles for self-drive trips (100% electric!)  


We promise -

  • Bespoke customised itineraries (fully inclusive) prepared by New Zealand based travel specialists who know what the guidebooks don't. We specialise only in New Zealand touring, try us - you'll like us!

  • We offer Self-drive (rental car) and Private driver trips (fully guided). With Self-drive, you enjoy the freedom, flexibility, independence and importantly you set your own pace each day
  • We can help with International flights and Travel Insurance, please contact us now for further details
  • We are proud to be accredited by Tourism New Zealand as a 100% Pure New Zealand Travel Specialist 
  • We are also Qualmark accredited, Tourism New Zealand’s official quality assurance organisation, providing a trusted guide to quality travel experiences
  • Immerse yourself into our truly unique local culture - our people, our places - Real New Zealand Tours specialises in handcrafted travel with personalised bespoke tailor made itineraries to ensure you have a truly unique and authentic experience






We believe our point of difference is -  

  • Personalisation - we do it best because we care
  • We include 24 hour 7 days per week free-phone helpline support while you are in New Zealand and owner Geoff's personal mobile number 
  • We also include a personal airport meet and greet service on arrival with a private transfer to your first night's accommodation
  • Our 5 Star Trip Reviews make us one of the world's best boutique travel specialists, try us - you'll like us!
  • We are 100% "Kiwi" owned and operated, New Zealand based (not offshore) and specialise only in New Zealand touring. We create customised bespoke itineraries quick as a flash - especially just for you
  • When you visit Christchurch (South Island) if you would like to - Geoff will personally spend half a day with you - complimentary sightseeing (no charge) to show off to you our beautiful local "Garden City" - beaches and Lyttelton harbour sights, it would be our pleasure
  • For lunch or evening dining when in Christchurch, we highly recommend the brand new Farmers Market or Little High Eatery, Castros or the more formal lovely Curators House restaurant located in our beautiful Botanical gardens beside the tranquil Avon river, this link refers: -





 Get inspired -

  • Our promise to you is that every day will be an exciting new journey. We do not make promises we cannot keep! - you will not be disappointed
  • Wake up in paradise, meet friendly locals, and enjoy majestic landscapes. All you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your dream vacation
  • Immerse yourself into our unique culture, heritage, nature and wildlife. Whatever the occasion, Real New Zealand Tours will make it happen for you!





All our itineraries offer exciting authentic options -

  • Visit places where the locals go
  • Visit our many beautiful National parks, World Heritage sites, and traditional Kiwi sheep farms. You will have the opportunity to see majestic mountains snow-capped, even in summer! View and explore awesome glaciers, ancient rain forests, pristine lakes and rivers, remote golden sandy beaches, and active volcanoes
  • Unique Maori Cultural evening experience, Honeymoon packages, world-famous Lord of the Rings film location tours, including visits to Sir Peter Jackson's magical Hobbiton village, Matamata and Weta workshops in Wellington
  • Visit our famous award-winning wineries, experience "Soul Journeys" Queenstown, a world-class Wellness retreat. Experience our many thrilling adventure activities. Explore unique attractions like Penguin Watch, and so much more!


  • Our Kiwi team have over 28 years of New Zealand tourism industry experience and will personally help you plan your itinerary to ensure you have your best trip ever! 

  • We are 100% Kiwi owned, locally based, we know real New Zealand best! - you will not be disappointed

  • You will travel each day in superb luxury and comfort in a modern spacious air-conditioned vehicle

  • We Kiwis are very proud of our unique and fascinating Maori culture, so we will share it intimately with you

  • We have rich tales to share, of our history, our legends and our future. Immerse yourself in Real New Zealand

  • We donate funds to a non-profit project for Penguin Conservation, managed by Dr Chris Challies; a world-leading authority on Penguins. When booking your trip with Real New Zealand Tours you are actively supporting this wonderful project, so thank you!

  • Real New Zealand Tours is 100% focused on making a positive impact on our pristine environment, our multi-cultural society and our vibrant economy. We support the New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment

  • Also, by our support of the Tiaki Promise - to care for New Zealand, we are making a commitment to act as a guardian of our land - to protect and preserve New Zealand now and for future generations
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Let us help you plan your trip and show you Real New Zealand

Immerse yourself in all things Kiwi!


Our handcrafted bespoke customised (fully inclusive) itineraries - Self-drive (rental car) or Private driver (fully guided) trips allow you to experience stunning locations set amongst a backdrop of breath-taking landscapes.


  • Treat yourself! Enjoy a fun heli-picnic high above anyone else, on top of majestic snow-capped mountains. A once in a life time experience.
  • Immerse yourself in beautiful natural surroundings while being hosted by warm caring locals. Return home relaxed and fulfilled knowing that you have just had a one-of-a-kind life changing experience.
  • Whether you want a full-on, adrenalin packed adventure, or a quiet slow paced and relaxing trip, or a mix of both, we are happy to customise an itinerary especially to suit you.


All tours can start or finish in Auckland, Christchurch or Queenstown.

Contact us now, simply click on this link below for more information, try us - you'll like us!