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Welcome to our world and - Real New Zealand Tours

Itineraries customised by New Zealand based specialists who know what the guidebooks don't


New exclusive free deal - All North and South Island self-drive trips booked (with a deposit) from 1st January to 30th May 2019 enjoy an exhilarating 20-minute free scenic helicopter flight for two over our mighty spectacular Southern Alps - with a snow landing. Contact us now for your customised bespoke itinerary.  


Immerse yourself, our people, our places - 

Real New Zealand Tours specialises in handcrafted luxury travel with self-drive or private driver (fully guided) trips, personalised bespoke customised itineraries to ensure you have a truly unique and authentic experience. 


We are proud to be accredited by Tourism New Zealand as a 100% Pure New Zealand Travel Specialist - New Zealand based. 

We are also Qualmark accredited, Tourism New Zealand’s official quality assurance organisation, providing a trusted guide to quality travel experiences. 

When you see a business displaying the Qualmark symbol you can be assured that the business has met stringent quality standards and environmental criteria earning Tourism New Zealand’s official quality mark - we are therefore considered experts and look forward to helping you perfect your dream vacation to beautiful New Zealand - self-drive or private driver (fully guided) trips, we offer both, try us - you’ll like us.

We would like to mention we have many highly satisfied visitors who have travelled with us - you can see our very positive 5-star travel reviews -



 We believe our point of difference is -  

  • Personalisation - we do it best because we care
  • When you visit Christchurch - I personally (Geoff, Director, founder, owner) will spend half a day complimentary sightseeing- to show you our beautiful local "Garden City" and harbour sights 
  • Same evening - we entertain you, Libby my wife (our Tour Director) dine at a lovely historic restaurant (stone building) in our beautiful Botanical gardens beside the very scenic Avon river
  • We include 24 hour 7 days per week free-phone helpline support while you are in New Zealand, and Geoff's personal mobile number - 021 177 9526 (+64 21 177 9526)
  • We 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 luxury tour operators, travel specialists 
  • We are 100% "Kiwi" owned, 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


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  • Our promise to you, every day 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 


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".
Fascinating 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.
Stunning natural wonders of 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 close up, 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 activities, 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.
Spectacular 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.
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.



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, to view and explore awesome glaciers, ancient rain forests, pristine lakes and rivers, remote golden sandy beaches, and active volcanoes
  • Maori Cultural evening experience, Honeymoon packages, world-famous Lord of the Rings tours, including visits to Sir Peter Jackson's magical Hobbiton village, Matamata and Weta workshops, Wellington
  • Visits to our famous award-winning wineries, experience "Soul Journeys" Queenstown, a world-class Wellness retreat. Enjoy our world-famous film location tours, or many thrilling adventure activities, unique attractions like Penguin Watch, and much more


  • Our team has over 25 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 modern spacious air-conditioned vehicles
  • 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 tell and share, of our history, our legends and our future. Immerse yourself in Real New Zealand
  • We donate funds to a non-profit making Penguin Conservation project 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, thank you

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Immerse yourself in all things Kiwi

Our handcrafted luxury travel itineraries - self-drive 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, we can even deliver your very own personal chef by helicopter
  • Spend a day on a luxurious charter boat, or relax with private tastings at one of New Zealand’s world-class wineries. After a day of languid pampering or exhilarating activities you can wind down at one of New Zealand’s finest luxury lodges
  • 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 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 customize an itinerary especially to suit you


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

Please contact us now for more information, try us - you'll like us.

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