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  • What our guests say about New Zealand Private Tours

    Here are a few nice coments from some of happy guests, we are very happy to provide references or similar on request.

  • Fabulous half day tour. Few services can get a rating of 10/10 but what we received from Kathy and Wayne certainly was a 10/10. Organised by email before we left home, Kathy and Wayne made sure that we would have a memorable day. Wayne's local knowledge, his sense of humor (bad) and care for his clientele made the scenic tour provided an absolute delight. We saw more than we thought we would see. The cost for such a personal service was very reasonable and we wholeheartedly recommend them. Thank you Wayne and Kathy for a great day.
  • Highlight of my time in Queenstown. Kathy was an amazing tour guide and showed us how beautiful the South Island of New Zealand is. She was very knowledgeable with the history of the area and allowed us plenty of time to explore, especially when it came to snow. The scenery was truly mind blowing. I highly recommend this relaxing and enjoyable tour!! :)
  • Wonder day. Wayne was my tour guide on this tour. It's a small company operated by Wayne and his wife. I had a lovely day learning about the history and beauty of the country side. I would recommend this tour to anyone who really wants to learn about and see the beauty in this area. Wayne is a wonderful guide. Truly a memorable day. Made Queenstown and this area my favorite of my trip to New Zealand.
  • Amazing Tour with Friendly, Relaxed Local Guide. My wife, my middle school daughter and I went on a private tour up to Glenorchy and the Routeburn Track with Wayne. We really liked his engaging, relaxed style which made the day informative, casual and fun. The scenery is absolutely stunning. Making the arrangements was easy. Wayne and his wife are good people and we highly recommend them for any area tours. Also, we passed their eldest son in town, which was a nice touch!
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  • Kathy helped my daughter and I have an extraordinary experience during our 2 week holiday in NZ. I approached Kathy with a bucket list of ideas and a month to plan. She asked important questions and helped us be realistic about what would and wouldn’t fit logistically. She offered excellent suggestions, including an overnight boat trip in Milford Sound (my highlight), and offered options for experiences. With her guidance, we traveled from south to north, experiencing mountains, glaciers, LOTR tours, indigenous culture, art, caves, and nature. We traveled by bus, train, and plane and each transition was easy as transfers were prearranged and hotels had easy access to/from transportation points. Communicating with Kathy was easy, and it was a pleasure to have the opportunity to meet her in person and go through our itinerary as we started in Queenstown. Five stars (or higher!!) for organizing a fantastic trip. Nancy W
  • My adult daughter and I were planning a 12 day trip to New Zealand, We wanted to make the most of our time while we were there and see both islands. After doing some initial research on my own, it quickly became clear to me that I was going to need help to make our trip a reality. After an on line search, I found New Zealand Private Tours and Kathy. I was so lucky to have found her! Kathy asked a lot of questions regarding our interests and the types of activities that were most appealing to us, was honest and realistic about what was possible within our time frame and was so patient as we refined and finalized our itinerary. We had an amazing trip and everything was executed flawlessly. We never had to worry if timing would work, if pick ups were properly scheduled or if a hotel reservation was confirmed. Our travel included all forms of transportation, so there were plenty of opportunities for confusion, but never once was there an issue. Kathy even went so far as to personally meet us when we arrived in country to review our itinerary, review any last minute details and to ensure we had everything we needed. I would highly recommend New Zealand Private tours and Kathy for anyone that is planning a trip to New Zealand. What a beautiful country and memorable trip! Bethany Horne
  • My adult daughter and I were planning a 12 day trip to New Zealand, We wanted to make the most of our time while we were there and see both islands. After doing some initial research on my own, it quickly became clear to me that I was going to need help to make our trip a reality. After an on line search, I found New Zealand Private Tours and Kathy. I was so lucky to have found her! Kathy asked a lot of questions regarding our interests and the types of activities that were most appealing to us, was honest and realistic about what was possible within our time frame and was so patient as we refined and finalized our itinerary. We had an amazing trip and everything was executed flawlessly. We never had to worry if timing would work, if pick ups were properly scheduled or if a hotel reservation was confirmed. Our travel included all forms of transportation, so there were plenty of opportunities for confusion, but never once was there an issue. Kathy even went so far as to personally meet us when we arrived in country to review our itinerary, review any last minute details and to ensure we had everything we needed. I would highly recommend New Zealand Private tours and Kathy for anyone that is planning a trip to New Zealand. What a beautiful country and memorable trip! Bethany Horne
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