"Brilliant - felt completely taken care of" - DB, New Zealand.
"We just wanted to pass on our gratitude for a great itinerary. We found it to be the best way to make the most of our NZ holiday. The excursions suggested were all found to be very worthwhile and it really did make our trip to beautiful New Zealand even better. We followed the recommendations and had a really, really great time. Thank you very much. It certainly was clear that the local knowledge and personalised detailed research was very worthwhile for getting the most out of a holiday" - MS, United Kingdom.
Chris and Murray Allison are the owners, chauffeurs and guides of New Zealand Paradise Tours. Travelling with them has the added advantage that while one chauffeurs, the other offers commentary and is available to answer your questions.
Who better to show you around a country than the locals? New Zealand Paradise Tours is 100% New Zealand owned and operated. We are not like other inbound tour operators who are based overseas and yet claim New Zealand expertise. As native New Zealanders our knowledge and passion for our country is something we want to share.
We take care of every aspect of your holiday. From your first point of contact a questionnaire will be emailed inquiring about your expectations of New Zealand, your timeframe and interests. This enables us to build a preliminary itinerary and pricing guide matched to your preferences for consideration. Once your itinerary has been finalised and your deposit made (see our Terms and Conditions), your bookings will be confirmed.
We offer personally conducted tours with an itinerary that is unique and designed especially for your benefit. We cater for inbound travellers who want to experience New Zealand in comfort without having to navigate unfamiliar roads and terrain, or having to be herded onto a bus at 7am each morning. When you travel with us, you receive preferential treatment that includes mid-morning start times on most days.
New Zealand has many single-laned highways (often winding and narrow) and for many we also drive on the wrong side of the road (left hand side). This can be daunting and leave you exhausted at the end of the day. Let us take care of the driving while you sit back, relax and enjoy the glorious New Zealand scenery.
We allow plenty of time to take photos of the breathtaking scenery and offer frequent comfort/rest stops. At no time during your holiday do we want you to feel rushed and if you would like a change to your itinerary mid trip, we will endeavour to make amendments where possible.
We want you to leave New Zealand feeling rejuvenated and pampered. If thrill-seeking is on your agenda then we can organise a bungy jump, jet boating or zip trekking. Should you desire a more leisurely holiday then a game of golf or a spa treatment will be included in your itinerary.
We will chaperone and chauffeur you throughout your tour but where applicable we will utilise experienced regional guides so that you can share in their expertise of local activities such as fly-fishing, wine tasting or helicopter flights.