Whatever your preference, let us help you to experience New Zealand your own way all year round!

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    • Ski New Zealand 2021

      New Zealand ski fields will be in full swing for the 2021 season. Contact us now for custom ski packages including lift passes, accommodation, transport, and gear hire.  

    • Are you travelling to New Zealand and don't know where to start?

      That's what we're here for! We understand how overwhelming planning a vacation can be, especially when you’re travelling overseas. It helps to know a local; someone who will point you towards suitable accommodation and recommend fun activities that only a real local would know to be the best of the best. We are those locals, and we want you to see New Zealand through our eyes on a private guided, self-guided tour or custom coach/train/fly multi day tour Whether you’re on a honeymoon, family vacation, group trip or solo adventure, we design your own personal itinerary throughout New Zealand. We save you time and hassle while giving you the best travel experience possible. We tailor-make your holiday around your interests, preferred pace and travel style. No two itineraries are ever the same.

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    • Personalised and private tours throughout New Zealand. Enjoy being driven by an experienced guide in comfortable modern vehicles so you can relax and take in the scenery!

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    • Feeling a little more adventurous? We will provide you with a tailor-made itinerary so you can soak up the experiences that New Zealand has to offer at your own pace.

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    • Whether it's Lord of the Rings locations, or something more exhilarating like wild river jet-boating or downhill mountain biking, we can help you plan your vacation to include any of New Zealand's attractions.

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    • Unforgettable Vacations

      Experience New Zealand at your own pace, doing the things you love. Our tailor-made New Zealand bespoke tours are designed with your specific interests at heart - you tell us what you want to see and we'll make it happen!

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    • Check out some of our reviews

    • I can't say enough about Kathy, her husband Wayne and New Zealand Private Tours. They both have incredible knowledge of the country, present great ideas for an itinerary given your time, show incredible commitment and are able to work changes on the fly, all with fantastic attitude and desire to help. They clearly have contacts within the travel service industry second to none as they pulled off miracle after miracle as our schedule was jostled due to weather and related logistical challenges. Kathy and Wayne managed our schedule(4 adults) from start to finish, starting several months before arrival, managed all in country travel and transfers, all events, all lodging and some of the meals. This included bed and breakfasts, areas best hotels, helicopter transfers and excursions, boat excursions, hikes, golf and resort visits, adventure sports and 5 star meals. No way we could have come up with this schedule ourselves and or managed it when weather forced changes. They managed every needed change and left us to enjoy our days. We have and will continue to recommend Kathy and Wayne to anyone thinking of visiting New Zealand.
      Ron Baker
    • Kathy from New Zealand Private Tours planned a two week tour of both islands for us (three adults and one baby). She made all the reservations, booked a great driver, was always available to answer questions or to cancel/reschedule bookings, even last-minute ones. We had the trip of a lifetime!! We had our worries about doing a road trip with a toddler, but, thanks to Kathy, everything worked out so great! Other companies we contacted refused to plan trips with a young toddler, but Kathy was up for the challenge and able to plan a great trip for us! We can't thank Kathy enough for the wonderful experience. We met up with Kathy in Queenstown and she gave us a tour of the area, which was great fun! She is very knowledgeable and so sweet! We highly recommend New Zealand Private Tours!
      Raven L

    • Oh wow, Wayne and Kathy are the BEST tour guides ever! They made our New Zealand trip the most amazing trip we’ve ever taken. Very accommodating and picked nothing but stellar places for us to stay for the 10 days we were there. Provided all of our transportation needs from Auckland down to Queenstown which made it easy for us. Communing by phone, texts and emails from the US were a breeze. They both are amazing and work great together to make your travel plans phenomenal. Would use them and refer them to anyone any time! Thanks so much😊
      Theresa B

      Maria Vannicola

    • Kathy is very capable, efficient and extremely patient looking after our needs. We were quite a large group with of varying ages (from 16 people ranging from senior citizens to children under 10) and she was able to provide us with so many suggestions and helped us secure bookings during one of the busiest times of the year in Queenstown. She really took the hassle and stress off booking the activities individually. The after sales customer service was well appreciated, Kathy would inquire after each activity to see how it all went. Will definitely use her services again! Sarah Ong

    • I really want to thank Wayne for a great tour! He added the greatest "personal touch" stories that made our history lessons so memorable! The tour in itself is so well planned... time to take in the beautiful views, time to walk and explore on one's own as well.
      Wayne also gave us the best tips: eating places, shopping, etc. And his driving was excellent!
      All in all, a great tour experience in beautiful NZ!!! Maria K