Central Otago

About Real New Zealand Tours Limited

With over 25 years of tourism industry experience our dedicated team of hard working and loyal Kiwi staff offer you peace of mind as we plan together your trip of a lifetime.

We believe our point of difference is, we offer the world’s largest range of ready to go New Zealand touring itineraries.

350 New Zealand touring itineraries are available to you and access to a team of 35+ associated passionate Kiwi staff who specialise only in New Zealand touring and can create custom, bespoke tours quick as a flash, especially just for you. 

 

  • Our promise to you, every day will be an exciting new journey
  • New Zealand is "the world in one" you will not be disappointed
  • Immerse yourself 100% into New Zealand’s awesome natural beauty, culture and heritage
  • Real New Zealand Tours aspire to awaken your senses, inspire you, and through our tours give you a new lease of life full of incredible Kiwi memories 

We can also arrange private, personal or small group tours to Australia, Germany, Turkey, Cyprus, Myanmar (Burma) and the United Kingdom.

Please contact us for more information.

 

The Maori Koru design you see on our website is very spiritual and is inspired by the New Zealand native fern fond unfurling as it grows. It represents peace, tranquility, personal growth, positive change and awakening. It is also associated with new life and harmony, or, anyone starting a new phase of their life.

Meet our team

Geoff

Geoff has been involved in tourism since August 1992. He is a past member of the Canterbury Tourism Council where he represented the local Adventure Tourism Industry operators. Geoff is extremely passionate and caring about what he does and together with fellow guides promises to give you the very best holiday experience possible while you visit our beautiful Aotearoa New Zealand.

Geoff absolutely loves the great outdoors, our majestic mountains, beautiful lakes and rivers, fiords, glaciers, golden sandy beaches, our unique Maori heritage and much more, and feels privileged to be able to share New Zealand’s beauty with you.

Gitti Stamm

Gitti

Kia ora, my name is Gitti, I am originally from Munich in Germany and spent my younger days travelling the world looking for the perfect place. In 2007 I arrived in New Zealand and my search came to an end, I had finally found what I was looking for, God's own country. I had the desire to share this love with others and became a tour guide. I am passionate about New Zealand's pristine nature and the people who live here. I like the small and personal tours which give me the opportunity to provide my clients with an experience rather than just a ticking off sights and I prefer to go off the beaten track and see and feel the real New Zealand. I look forward with excitement to meeting you soon.

Baz

Born in New Zealand, I am very passionate about this country and love the great outdoors, be it in the mountains or on the sea. I have been involved in marketing for many years and now I am guiding and driving helping visitors to truly enjoy our stunning scenery, history and heritage. I am keen to show you what this fantastic country has to offer. I live in the beautiful coastal town of Kaikoura.

Tim

I have been guiding in New Zealand for over 20 years. A traveler at heart with a joy of exploring and sharing New Zealand with guests, I am a keen cyclist, paddle boarder, hiker and photographer. In the quiet season you will find me visiting my granddaughters in Bali or cycling somewhere in Asia, Australia or Europe.

Sharron

I was born and raised in Rotorua where my paternal grand-father was, in the 1940s, a driver/tour guide. His most famous client was Eleanor Roosevelt! Before I left school I was working after school and during the school holidays for an architectural draughtsman. On leaving school I continued my career as an architectural draughtswoman until 1990 when I made a huge career change and became a tour guide. I have never once regretted my career change and I continue to take great delight in showing visitors around New Zealand.

Ian

I live in the small beautiful Central Otago village of Arrowtown, famous for its gold mining  heritage. I am a keen outdoorsman. I have lived in Fiji and the UK, and I am widely travelled, but insist that New Zealand has scenery and activities second to none. With 26 years of tourism industry experience I do know where the finest flat white coffee and muffins are to be found! When not  guiding South Island wide, I am either exploring the roads less travelled in my motorhome, or I am indulging in my passion on the racetrack with a classic sports car.

Mark

I am fluent in English and Spanish. I work hard to be a truly professional guide at all times. I go "the extra mile" to ensure every guest is having the very best experience possible every single day. I truly love every minute of every tour. It gives me enormous satisfaction to see happy visitors to our beautiful land. I am a very proud Kiwi and look forward to meeting you soon.

As at 18 August Mark has been helping out to rebuild access to the top of the South Island (after an earthquake 12 months ago) north of Kaikoura (his old home town). Our busy tourism season won't kick off until mid November traditionally. Well done Mark. 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/national/95023680/Christchurch-man-ups-sticks-to-call-Kaikoura-accommodation-village-home  

Rodger

I have recently retired from a forty year career as a doctor mainly in the field of emergency medicine and I am enjoying the freedom of a new "career" in guiding having always had a passion for the outdoors. Raised in rural New Zealand I have a broad knowledge of most things kiwi and a broad range of outdoor interests including cycling, tramping, fishing and gold prospecting. When not touring I live on the West Coast running a small farm with my wife.

More  reasons to book your trip with Real New Zealand Tours:

  • Quality experience. Our highly motivated professional Kiwi team will ensure you enjoy a world-class experience

  • Referral and "word of mouth". We are proud of the fact we build most of our successful business from referral and “word of mouth”. Please do not hesitate to share your very own "Real New Zealand" trip and experience with family, friends, business associates and so on, we would love to help plan their very own trip of a lifetime.

  • Guided or self-drive? Geoff a few years ago toured for three weeks in the United Kingdom visiting family and also had a wonderful experience seeing England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland by guided coach. Geoff had seriously considered self-driving but is delighted to say his coach tour was wonderful, mainly because the tour director and guide shared a huge amount of informative and interesting information with everyone on tour every single day. Daily you learnt so much and missed absolutely nothing!

    We will arrange everything in advance for you, for example, all meal bookings, any optional activities, attractions and all your accommodation needs and so on. Hold ups will be minimised at tourism "hot spots" as we will be given priority and can avoid having to stand in long queues. You will save an enormous amount of time, and all the very detailed time consuming planning will be done for you, so you can truly relax and enjoy your trip of a life time. When on holiday your time is very valuable, you don’t want to waste a single minute

  • Local and personal service, your very own Travel Consultant. Unlike many travel operators offering holidays to New Zealand, we are local, based here and 100% Kiwi. All members of our team have intimate knowledge of our beautiful country and can share our first hand knowledge and experience with you

    We are available to you 24/7 following your arrival in New Zealand and are happy to assist with any queries you may have during your tour

    Prior to arriving, when you contact us, we always make it our first priority to respond to you as quickly as possible, usually within 24 hours

    Please do not hesitate to contact us anytime when you need help

    Real New Zealand Tours "meet and greet" service is included in all of our itineraries. You will be personally met at the airport on arrival and receive the same service when you depart

  • Fresh unique Itinerary options and destinations. All of our itineraries have originated with us. We have conducted thorough research to ensure your tour runs smoothly each and every day. We review all itineraries regularly to include new accommodation providers, visitor attractions, and any other worthwhile travel ideas our own market research as well as guests feedback survey forms suggest.

    We are continually expanding and updating our range of itineraries

  • Wonderful testimonials from many very happy visitors. Just take a look at our separate testimonials pages to see how Real New Zealand Tours can and will, provide your trip of a lifetime.

We would like to thank the following people and organisations who have contributed to our ongoing success.

  • Air New Zealand
  • S.B.A. Accountants
  • Qualmark New Zealand
  • New Zealand Tourism Board 
  • Canterbury Tourism Council
  • New Zealand Department of Conservation
  • Tourism Industry Association of New Zealand
  • Activate Design for our innovative and awesome website
  • The Professional Association of Tour Guides in New Zealand

 

Legal protection for your “peace of mind”

Real New Zealand Tours Limited is in the process of achieving Qualmark Accreditation by the New Zealand Tourism Board.
Qualmark is New Zealand Tourism's official mark of quality, "it means the experience is worth experiencing"

  • Real New Zealand Tours Limited is Accredited by New Zealand Tourism as a 100% Pure New Zealand Specialist New Zealand based  
  • Real New Zealand Tours Limited is a legally registered New Zealand company, number 1716161, New Zealand Business number 9429034469873 
  • Real New Zealand Tours Limited New Zealand Companies office Certificate of Incorporation is available on request
  • Real New Zealand Tours Limited is a current member of the Professional Guiding & Driving Association of New Zealand
  • Real New Zealand Tours Limited guides all hold current New Zealand Transport Land Agency "P" Class Endorsement (passenger) licences
  • Real New Zealand Tours Limited is authorized by New Zealand Transport Land Agency to operate a Passenger Service Licence, reference 0226654
  • Real New Zealand Tours Limited has a current A.M.P. Public Liability Insurance policy for NZ$5 million, covering all our tours
  • Real New Zealand Tours Limited reservations are legally binding by the laws of New Zealand, including the Consumer Guarantee Act 1993