Abel Tasman National Park

 Welcome To Your Dream New Zealand Vacation

Customised by New Zealand Based Specialists Who Know What the Guide Books Don’t

Congratulations on deciding to visit our beautiful country. Real New Zealand Tours are here to help you plan your trip of a lifetime. Self-drive trips are extremely popular with our clients and here are the reasons why -

  • We provide detailed colour itineraries, maps and GPS systems in your vehicle of choice

  • You enjoy the freedom, flexibility, independence and set your own pace each day

  • Importantly, you spend quality time with your loved ones, family and friends, creating amazing memories along the way

  • You make huge personal savings when you do not hire a private driver - tour guide

  • Real New Zealand Tours offer 24/7 freephone support AND Geoff’s personal cell number (+64 21 177 9526) - we are always only a phone call away

  • Your sense of achievement (self-driving) when you look back at your trip - will add so much more value to your vacation

All Our ‘Self-Drive’ Vacation Packages Include -

  • A personal airport meet and greet service on arrival with a private transfer to your first nights accommodation.

  • We pick you up the next morning from your accommodation and drive you to your rental car operator

  • Suitable welcoming accommodations

  • Customised  ring-bound color copy of itinerary

  • Rental vehicle air-conditioned and late model

  • Geoffs’ personal mobile number - 021 177 9526

  • Interislander Ferry trip Wellington to Picton

  • (including access to premier lounge areas)

  • Unlimited kms. GPS navigation, additional drivers allowed

  • Expert professional planning and tour management services

  • Fully inclusive motor vehicle rental insurance for all drivers

  • Comprehensive tour pack - detailed itinerary, driving instructions

  • Maps/guidebooks, brochures, dining guide book - everything you need

  • G.S.T. (Inland Revenue Dept. Government Goods and Services Tax 15%)

  • All Activities and Attractions as detailed in your itinerary - all included

All Our Itineraries Offer Exciting and 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 rainforests, 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

Sample Itineraries (we'll customise an itinerary just for you)

 Sample itineraries only

Another Point of Difference - We’ll Personally Entertain You! (if you want) 

  • When you visit Christchurch - I personally (Geoff, Director, founder, owner) will spend half a day - complimentary sightseeing, no charge, to show you our beautiful local "garden" city and harbor 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

  • Our 5 Star trip reviews make us one of the world's best boutique luxury Travel Specialists


About Us -

  • We are 100% "Kiwi" owned, operated, New Zealand based, Christchurch (not offshore!) and specialise only in New Zealand touring

  • 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, try us - you’ll like us.


Julie, Houston, Texas USA.

To Geoff and Libby,

Thank you both again for such a wonderful vacation and all of your hospitality while Vilma and I were in New Zealand. I’ve been raving to everyone about how wonderful the trip was and am forwarding your information to folks that are expressing an interest, and hopefully you will get some more business from referrals in the future!! ...

Photo: Julie and Vilma.

Julie, Houston, Texas USA continued...

I sent off a little ‘thank you’ gift to you both last week – so you should receive it soon - just a little something to give you a sense of Texas. I read Vilma’s review – it was spot on!! thanks also for sending the photos – I will add those to mine.

Hopefully someday I will be able to get back down to see the North Island – it will be a lot of fun to reconnect again!!

Warmest regards, Julie, Houston, Texas, USA.

Photo: Geoff, Vilma and Julie.

Vilma, Houston, Texas USA.

We didn't know what to expect on our trip to the South Island in New Zealand, but our travel agent did an amazing job in planning our vacation. We had a few requirements and while we changed our minds a few times along the way, he was always quick to respond - especially given the 17 hour time differential!

Our travel agent made us feel so comfortable and at ease, that our trip transitioned from a "guided tour with a local" to a "road trip with a friend". We were keen on photos, so he always ensured that we had our photo opportunities, while sharing knowledge of our surroundings and the culture.

If we wanted to add or amend our itinerary, he never made a fuss, simply went with the flow - maybe it's the kiwi way, but definitely a great trait to have as a tour guide!

I believe this agent really listened to our requests because we were able to check off all of the boxes that were on our wish list! He was also a great calming force during my bungee jumping excursion! We even got to experience his local rugby team with him - another impromptu add on and one that I will always cherish. Rugby for the 1st time in Christchurch is a great way to get indoctrinated.

Although we were on the other side of the world - he did an amazing job in making us feel like we were at "home" with a much better view - the kiwi view! I'm already trying to figure out how to get back to the north island with this travel agent and his company!

Vilma, Houston, Texas, USA.

Chicki & Mike October 2018

Hey Geoff!
Thanks for a super nice trip you arranged and conducted.
You are a super nice guy and Shraga and I both think very highly of you.
I regard you as a good friend and hope to see u very soon, either in Israel or in London.
Our home is always open for you guys in London.
With great appreciation,

Ben Lockwood USA Honeymoon Self Drive Trip July 2018

Real New Zealand Tours provided a great service! They made themselves available at every turn while we on the road and checked in regularly to make sure everything was going smoothly. All of the accommodations they arranged were first class. We were on our honeymoon and wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle and the accommodations were just that. The chalet at Pauanui being the best of them for sure. All of the sites that they recommended to us were a lot of fun. We were highly satisfied with the trip that they provided us.

I think the most memorable part of the trip was the Canopy tour. Our guides took us about 100 feet into the trees and took us on a series of zip line tours and sway bridges and at the same time explaining the ecosystem of the forest and the conservation efforts that were ongoing to restore the plant and bird life there. It was pretty awesome. The guides were very kind and knowledgeable.

Ben Lockwood - USA

We got the gift! Thank you for the lovely coasters! We have had a fantastic time here. I can say without a doubt my number 1 experience was the canopy tours. We are closing out the trip with a relaxing harbor tour which is good as we are both pretty tired. It was a great trip. Thanks again for putting such a fantastic experience together for us!
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On Jul 24, 2018, at 2:02 PM

We Can’t Wait to Meet You!

Libby and I (Geoff), as Directors, founders and owners of Real New Zealand Tours, want you to have a great trip - so we promise we’ll bend over backwards to make sure you have the best vacation of your life and then go home and tell all your friends about it!

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