Chris, in conjunction with her husband Murray, is the CEO and Founder of New Zealand Paradise Tours. Chris is a 'Kiwi' (New Zealand born) and has travelled through New Zealand extensively during her life.
Her passion for travel, meeting new people and cultural appreciation has been reinforced with her international travel through Australasia, Europe, USA/North America and Asia.
With a strong background in administration, Chris relishes the role of not only being a tour guide but taking a hands on approach to ensuring all details of your trip are perfect. From your initial contact, itinerary planning, touring and arrangements during your travels, Chris ensures your tour will be exceptional.
Along with her excitement for travel other interests include cooking, reading, gardening, walking, swimming, art and craft., music, animals and wildlife, relaxing with family and friends.
Murray Allison is also the CEO and Founder of New Zealand Paradise Tours. Like Chris, Murray is also a 'Kiwi'. His background has been as an avionics aircraft engineer and this has enabled him to travel further afield and work for extended periods in more unconventional regions internationally. This has ensured his cultural knowledge is significant.
Murray thoroughly enjoys his role as a tour guide and driver and the opportunity to not only share his knowledge of New Zealand but the chance to listen to our clients share their travel stories over a cup of tea or a glass of wine. He also plays a significant part in the formation of your itinerary.
Combining Murray's passionate thirst for travelling, his other interests include trains, international rugby, cooking, wine appreciation, theatre and socialising.
As a husband and wife team, their enthusiasm for guiding people through each region is unabated. Their business is their passion and it is vital to Murray and Chris that each client's experience in New Zealand is unsurpassed. They pride themselves on enabling their clients to have memories that will last a lifetime and wanting to come back and do it all again.
As an owner-operator company, Murray and Chris personally visit and carefully handpick accommodation hosts and guides in each region, as they know how a change in management can alter the entire face of a company and therefore the experience. Your happiness is imperative to the success and future of their operation so feedback is taken seriously and they try to foresee and negate any difficulties through regular contact with their suppliers.
A unique aspect to touring with New Zealand Paradise Tours is that Murray and Chris travel together with you. Either Murray or Chris drives while the other gives a commentary and is free to answer any questions you may have.
Although unable to control your inbound flight, global economy or weather, they do ensure your trip is memorable by meeting high standards for your daily activities, meals and accommodation. New Zealand Paradise Tours, travel and the pleasure of meeting new friends is their life. Some clients enjoy a fast paced lifestyle while others just want to slow the world down a little - your needs will always be adapted to.
It is of the utmost importance to Chris and Murray that your wishes and expectations are not just met but exceeded.