Welcome To Your Dream New Zealand Vacation

Custom Self Drive

Self drive trip (rental car) - handcrafted customised all inclusive itineraries

Our itineraries are created to Qualmark Gold standard - Tourism New Zealand Accredited.
We are local, "Kiwi" - Christchurch based, try us - you'll like us! 


Our tours are created by New Zealand Based Travel Specialists - who know what the Guide Books don’t!


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


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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)


Lord Of The Rings Scenic Explorer  

Grand Tour Of New Zealand  

South Island Tour



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.



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