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Welcome to New Zealand Impressions. We provide private, fully-guided tours of New Zealand. Each tour is custom made for YOU !  No two vacations are the same.  Travelling with your own vehicle &  driver/guide, will enable you to enjoy the very best possible New Zealand tour. 




How does it work?

Once you have made contact with us, we develop YOUR New Zealand tour itinerary to YOUR requirements, and we then follow this through, from the time we meet you at the airport until we bid you a fond farewell, at the end of your tour.  YOUR tour of New Zealand is taken care of, from start to finish.  We do not use other companies to run your tour*, but we operate the full service, including itinerary development, accommodation and activity/excursion bookings, and of course guiding and driving, thus enabling you to relax in the knowledge that every aspect of your New Zealand tour has been taken care of by one professional touring company.


How do we differ from other companies?

  • - Unlike most other companies we do not offer  scheduled departures. You choose when the tour starts & finishes.
  • - You will not have to share a van or bus or coach with others - this is YOUR New Zealand tour, just for you ! You will have your own vehicle & driver/guide.
  • - Our New Zealand tours are of exceptional value, as we are owner operators, meaning low overheads.  We are not an agent, so there are no extra fees payable.  You       
  •    will  be  very surprised how affordable YOUR New Zealand tour with us will be.
  • - Our vehicles are of exceptional quality, offering you the comfort that you would expect of a touring vehicle. 
  • - You can amend our Sample Itineraries to suit what you want. You approve the final itinerary, the accommodation, and the activities. It is your tour. 
  • - We are owned and operated by a husband and wife team.  Jo was once a nurse, but now looks after the administration and website, while John who was once a lawyer,   
  •    looks after you, while you are in New Zealand, driving and guiding.  We started our tour business in Christchurch in 1998, so we have been operating for more than 17 
  •    years. During that time, we have taken thousands of people on day tours from Christchurch, or multi day tours around New Zealand. We do not have outside office staff, so 
  •    there is no chance of your inquiry getting passed around the office, or lost.  Jo and John have worked together creating personalized itineraries for many years now.  We 
  •    bounce ideas off each other, so that YOU get exactly what you want from your New Zealand tour experience.


How do we get started?

Take a 'leap of faith', as one of our previous customers quoted, and get your family and friends together to experience the ultimate way to travel the length and breadth of New Zealand, with an itinerary that YOU have approved, and with the quality of service unsurpassed by other companies.


If you are interested in receiving a personalized New Zealand tour itinerary, we would love to hear from you.   For the best way for us to understand your New Zealand travel requirements, please send us an  email    with your details.  We will then send you a FREE draft New Zealand tour itinerary with NO obligations whatsover.



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Sample itinerary show-casing the ultimate attractions of the South Island of New Zealand, incorporating stunning Queenstown, Milford Sound, Franz Josef Glacier

Sample itinerary covering Auckland, Rotorua, and the highlights of the South Island Sample itinerary covering the main attractions in both the North and South Island of New Zealand incorporating Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Franz Josef & Christchurch

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*If you are spending just a couple of days in the North Island, we may utilize a partner company to operate this portion of your tour, purely because it is more economic to do so, saving you money. However we are available to operate your tour throughout the whole of New Zealand, if this is your preference.


New Zealand Impressions also offers specialty tours of New Zealand's unique scenery, wine regions and cuisine, and golf courses.   Please enquire here

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