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Custom Trip Planning Services

You tell us your dates of travel, share your interests, ideas and special locations and we will create a detailed itinerary. We are a fee-for-service business so all costs are completely transparent. There are no mark-ups, commissions or mandatory package tours. Our service eliminates the middle-man and books directly with the service provider, the hotel, Airbnb, tour guide, car, bike or kayak rental company, cafe, and babysitter. We will sift through the many choices, and do the investigation work for you. You want to see only the highlights, but want memorable, unique experiences that immerse you into the culture. We help you do both so that you can make the most of your New Zealand vacation.


After creating a detailed itinerary, we’ll recommend and book accommodations that are available on your dates, meet your needs, preferences and are within your budget. Our travelers like a variety of accommodations from luxury 4-star hotels to seaside tiny-homes and cabins to rustic huts deep in the rainforest.

Tours & Logistics

We book private guides, small group tours, mountain bike, and hiking tours, and we’ll set up your equipment rentals as well. We will supply digital hiking and biking maps, travel tips, book drivers, rental cars for a smooth and relaxing trip.

Food & Wine

We will also recommend and book delicious meat-lover, seafood and plant-based restaurants, cafes, wine tastings and tours, and local farm-table experiences. We’ll even give you our favorite coffee shop, sweet treat, and must-try local delicacy suggestions.

Nelson>Kaiteriteri>Abel Tasman National Park>Golden Bay

This custom itinerary includes a few of the gems of the South Island. A great itinerary if you want to experience a variety of water activities, biking, beaches, delicious food and a bit of relaxing. This custom itinerary works for a variety of groups; the adventurous family, active couples and friend-groups. You can add on a multi-day mountain bike taste tour or hike and kayak tour through Abel Tasman. Take a look at this sample custom itinerary.

Wanaka>Queenstown>Fiordland National Park

An ideal itinerary for the BIG adventure seekers! Flying into Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world, and choose to either dive right into Queenstown activities; whitewater rafting, speedboating, bungy jumping, mountain biking, and 4wheel offroad or venture to Lake Wanaka for its small-town vibe, legendary tracks (hikes), lakeside relaxation and incredible eatery choices. Either route offers amazing unique experiences.  Continue south to the Fiordland National Park with towering snowcovered mountains, steep and deep valleys, multiple ecosystems and the legendary Milford Sound and Routeburn tracks (hut to hut).

Auckland >Waiheke Island – Half Moon Bay >Whangarei >Paihia, Bay of Islands

Auckland, the largest and most diverse city in New Zealand, has two harbors and is surrounded by many natural attractions. Take a ferry to Waiheke Island for the tracks of Rakiura National Park, ziplines, wineries, seafood, and bird watching. After a day (or two) on the island, the journey north to Whangarei has several interesting stops along the way. You will find unique shopping, food, and even a thermal hot spring resort. If island hopping is your thing, visit Goat Island and the Marina Discovery Center. Great for kids of all ages. Kerikeri is famous for its lifestyle, history, and many attractions. It’s known for its horticulture and farmer’s market. Visit Paihia, known as the Jewel of the Bay Islands, discover beaches, coves with endless watersports, and, finally, Whangarei, the destination to learn about Maori history and culture.

We create custom itineraries of any length for anywhere in New Zealand. We create New Zealand itineraries for family vacations, for adventure seekers, honeymoon couples, mountain-peak seekers, ski and snow adventurers, and tracking enthusiasts. Contact us and let’s get started!

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South Island

Mount Cook
Punakaiki & Paparoa National Park
Marlborough Wineries
Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers

North Island

Tongariro National Park (Ski Resort)
Surf Highway 45

Great Walks

Lake Waikaremoana Track
Whanganui Journey
Abel Tasman Coast Track
Routeburn Track
Milford Sound Track
Kepler Track