Real New Zealand Tours, the beginning
- Our Director, founder, owner, leading private driver - guide and his story started in August 1992 when an enthusiastic Geoff left the safety and security of the Corporate world to enter a whole new world, that of tourism. Geoff founded "The Mountain Bike Adventure Company" hiring out cycles at the newly opened Mount Cavendish Gondola (Christchurch Port Hills). Geoff became an active member and spokes-person of the Canterbury Tourism Council representing all the Adventure Tourism operators in the region. Geoff has built up 25 years' of industry experience and a vast knowledge of his beloved country and having many years ago worked with several leading tourism operators, so he is today considered an expert within Kiwi tourism
- Today tourism is hugely important to the New Zealand economy, one in ten Kiwis are involved in this exciting fast growing dynamic industry. International visitors and Kiwi's now spend around NZ$7 billion every year. The New Zealand Tourism Board are now predicting by 2022 visitor numbers will approach 4 million plus, that's our total population! Air New Zealand, our National airline, continue to develop exciting new routes particularly in North America, from Houston, Chicago and soon New York etc
- Real New Zealand Tours Limited was incorporated as a company in 2005 offering international visitors customized itineraries and trips to Aotearoa - New Zealand, both the North and South Islands. 95% of our visitors prefer self drive and are US clients with an average stay of 12 nights
- Libby and I look forward to helping you plan your dream trip -
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Geoff, North Cyprus, pilot friend Tomaz from Hungary
Swiss friend, guide - Bruce Bay, West Coast, South Island