Self drive trip (rental car) - handcrafted customised all inclusive itineraries -
Our itineraries are built to Qualmark Gold standard - Tourism New Zealand Accredited.
We are local, "Kiwi" - Christchurch based, try us - you'll like us!
- Receive a 20% discount on all rental car bookings
- Our tours are created by New Zealand Based Travel Specialists - who know what the Guide Books don’t!
- "It was great to have someone in New Zealand available by phone whenever needed during our trip ... owner Geoff responded quickly to all inquiries before and during our travel." - Barbara and Kim from Chicago, USA. March 2019.
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 (rental car) are extremely popular with visitors and here are the reasons why -
- You enjoy the freedom, flexibility, independence and importantly you set your own pace each day
- Real New Zealand Tours offer 24/7 freephone helpline support and owner Geoff's personal mobile number (+64 21 177 9526) - while you are visiting, we are simply a phone call away
We provide everything you need - comprehensive in-colour ring-bound itineraries, maps, dining guide book, all insurances and GPS systems in your vehicle of choice (any preference for a particular type or size of vehicle please kindly advise us in advance)
Importantly, you spend quality time with your loved ones, family and friends, creating amazing memories along the way
You make substantial personal savings when you do not hire a private driver - tour guide trip
Your sense of personal achievement (from self-driving) when you look back on your trip - will have added so much more value to your Kiwi vacation down-under
Contact us now - www.realnewzealandtours.com/Enquire-Now/
All our Self-drive vacation packages include -
Personal airport meet and greet service on arrival and private transfer to your first nights accommodation.
A FREE PHONE 0800 number - helpline support 24/7.
Suitable welcoming accommodations of your choice.
Suitable rental vehicle air-conditioned and late model.
Interislander Ferry trip Wellington to Picton (including access to Premier lounge areas).
Unlimited distance (KM's). 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, GPS, 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 handcrafted 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 rainforests, pristine lakes and rivers, remote golden sandy beaches, and active volcanoes
Enjoy a unique Maori Cultural evening experience with the Mitai family (Rotorua) or one of our many romantic honeymoon packages, or, get excitied on a world-famous Lord of the Rings or Hobbiton location tour, including visits to Sir Peter Jackson's magical Hobbiton village, Matamata and Weta workshops, in Wellington
Visit our world-famous award-winning wineries, or experience "Soul Journeys" Queenstown, a world-class Wellness retreat. Enjoy our many film location tours, or many thrilling adventure activities, unique attractions like Penguin Watch, and much more
Sample itineraries (we'll customise a bespoke itinerary just for you)
Another point of difference - we’ll personally share with you all things Kiwi
When you visit Christchurch, if you like - Geoff will personally spend half a day with you - complimentary sightseeing (no charge!) to show you our beautiful local "garden" city and harbor sights - it would be our pleasure. For evening dining, we highly recommend the lovely Curators House restaurant located in our beautiful Botanical gardens beside our Avon river - it's our favourite, this link refers - www.curatorshouse.co.nz/gallery/
Our 5 Star trip reviews make us one of the world's best boutique travel specialists - www.realnewzealandtours.com/Testimonials/
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.
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.
Testimonials, a few of many along with our 5 Star Trip Reviews -
Corry & Joe, USA - 5th May 2023
Geoff, Libby and team,
Thank you so much for your assistance and support during our trip to your fabulous country.
Everything was perfect. The hotel in Wellington, City Life was beyond amazing.
We truly appreciate you.
If anyone wants to travel to New Zealand, I will highly recommend your services.
Thank you again.
19th February 2023 Hooker Valley Mount Cook National park
Jonalyn (Arkansas USA)
Geoff is an awesome guy! - and his Travel Agency. He worked with me to plan this trip over 3 1/2 years ago. Due to COVID it was postponed twice and, as time went on, I made changes and he adapted and re-worked the itinerary excellently.
He made great suggestions and listened to my ideas with a great sense of humor and seriousness, booking the perfect Bed & Breakfast Inns in Christchurch and Lake Te Anau and other pristine locations.
The tour he booked for me to see Hobbiton was the best choice, including a delicious lunch buffet!
There was no hassle over prices, they were very reasonable and kept within my budget.
21 June 2022
Abilash Nair, Singapore
We have just come back from one of the best holidays we’ve had!
After 3 years of no travel due to Covid, my family wanted to go out and explore great outdoors. What better country to do that than New Zealand!
Booking our custom itinerary with Geoff from Real New Zealand Tours was our best decision. To be honest there are many options when booking a tour in New Zealand, but these are mostly larger operators with no personal touch and purely business.
Real New Zealand tours was the exception for us. We always prefer the personal touch and Geoff and his wife Libby definitely lived up to it! When they say they are the real deal Kiwi, they surely are.
From our first contact, Geoff made us feel so comfortable and even provided his personal contact 24/7 if we needed anything. When you speak to Geoff, you can also feel his passion for New Zealand and for meeting new people.
We went through several rounds of itinerary planning and Geoff was patient and ever accommodating, providing us with some great suggestions as well. It was a long itinerary almost 20 days covering North and South Islands.
When we arrived in New Zealand, everything worked like clockwork. All the bookings were well organised, pickups, transfers, hotels and activities. It was a fuss free and stress free holiday for my family which culminated in Christchurch when we finally got to see Geoff and his wife Libby. We had a very personal tour of Christchurch and went off the beaten track to see the many natural marvels of New Zealand.
All good things must eventually come to an end, and we left New Zealand with a heavy heart, having one of the best holidays ever.
We arrived as strangers but left meeting so many nice people and made a good family friend in both Geoff and his wife Libby.
For anyone planning a trip to New Zealand, I highly recommend Real New Zealand tours!
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
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
Geoff - 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
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- Real New Zealand Tours wish you a wonderful trip - we promise we’ll bend over backwards to make sure you have the very best vacation of your life - and return home happy to tell everyone about it!
- Also, - whenever you refer any family, friends or colleagues to book their travel with us, we will send you a very nice authentic Kiwi gift to show our appreciation
- We are 100% "Kiwi" owned, operated, New Zealand based, Christchurch (not offshore!) and specialise only in New Zealand touring
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