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This is who we are

Named after the very first tour we designed, Fine Tours New Zealand was established in 2004. Our business was simple and the team of just two (David & Kerry Kettle) worked from their kitchen table in Kimbell, a small south Canterbury town of just 20 people. In a few years however the population had grown by 10% with the births of their 2 kids, Alex and Dan. Although many things have changed since then the most important reasons for the success of the business hasn't - and that's an uncompromising determination to deliver the best experience to our guests and to employ and work with great people.

We believe nothing is better than honest, old-fashioned person to person service from someone on the ground, right here in New Zealand who is passionate about the product they represent. Give us a call today to talk about your plans and let us show you what a true specialist can do. After all, when the experience matters, experience matters! We carefully select the people we work with to ensure they deliver a great experience at every interaction, from the very first email or phone call to the last farewell.

Since 2010 we have been based in Wanaka, on the South Island of New Zealand. Many Kiwis know Wanaka as their preferred ski or summer holiday destination. Nestled between the mountains, we are rewarded by wonderful views, plenty of outdoor sports and spectacular seasonal changes. Although most travellers from overseas haven't initially heard of Wanaka, they are always blown away by its beauty and we are only an hour away from the very popular Queenstown. You can read about our sales team below and reach out to any of them at any time for a tailor-made New Zealand or Australian holiday.

If you would like to work for Fine Tours New Zealand check out our job opportunities here.

Fine Tours New Zealand is part of the New Zealand Fine Touring Group of Businesses. We are proud members of Tourism Industry Aotearoa and The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand. We are also Qualmark Gold certified and all our team have completed the 100% Pure New Zealand specialist program.
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Fine Tours New Zealand supports the Tiaki Promise
The Tiaki Promise
Tiaki means to care for people and place


New Zealand is precious and however we travel, we all have a responsibility to look after this country.
The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand now and for future generations. We at Fine Tours New Zealand are committed to this promise. 
By following the Tiaki Promise, you are also making a commitment to New Zealand and acting as a guardian protecting and preserving our home. 

Learn about our team of New Zealand Travel Specialists
Staff list
Christina Brockie
Christina Brockie

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  Franz Josef Glacier Helihike, this is a brilliant way to see these spectacular and powerful natural formations.

For me, New Zealand is all about hidden gems and getting away from the crowd.  So much that New Zealand has to offer is in its natural beauty - it has that by the bucket load. I have worked with the team here for many years and it won't take me long to make you the perfect itinerary.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +61 7 3778 4320
Chelsea Lodge
Chelsea Lodge

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience: Milford Track Day Walk, it's great to get into the wilderness and work for that tasty New Zealand Chocolate treat.

Whatever kind of tour you are after or even if you're not quite sure yet, I can help! I have spent many years working in travel and tourism in New Zealand and there's not much I don't know. Get in touch and tell me about yourself.  Together we can organise an itinerary that coordinates perfectly with what you like to do.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 222 8021
Nichole White
Nichole White

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  Whale Watch Kaikoura, if you're unlucky and don't get to see a whale you may still spot some native dolphins or the very cute (looking) fur seals.

I love living in Wanaka, having spent many years in London the change of pace suits me just fine!  I can't wait to help you design your perfect New Zealand adventure.  I have many ideas to suit all travel styles and budgets and will promise to listen and customise your holiday to match your needs.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 7468 358
Harriet McGregor
Harriet McGregor

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  Doubtful Sound Sea Plane Scenic Flight

I walked the 3,000km Te Araroa trail from the top to the bottom of New Zealand and fell in love with the amazing landscape and friendly locals. I love any chance to have an adventure and am excited to show you how much New Zealand has to offer.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Victoria Parrack
Victoria Parrack

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  Hawkes Bay Scenic Tour, taste some delicious beer wine and cider as you get guided around the quirky Art Deco capital.

New Zealand is a special place to live, there is so much to adventure and explore.  But be careful it's a big place and often people don't have enough time so get in touch and let's make sure you don't miss anything with the time you have.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +61 7 3778 4320
Louise Barrett
Louise Barrett

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  Te Puia combo pass, wood carving, weaving schools, cultural experience and Hangi – the food was phenomenal!

Although from Australia I have enjoyed a lot of exploring in New Zealand and put my extensive portfolio into great use when I create an itinerary for my clients. So give me a call and let's talk about what suits you.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0895
Angela Winton
Angela Winton

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  Helicopter flight with snow Landing on Franz Josef glacier

First experiencing the South Island on a family road trip as a child, I still find I can't get enough of the stunning scenery our country has to offer. Coming off a long career as an international travel consultant I'm excited to now be selling New Zealand as a destination and the variety of experiences it has to offer.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Janette Bagley
Janette Bagley

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  The Otago Rail Trail, an incredible few days cycling in the remote Otago countryside.

For over 20 years now I have worked in tourism. During that time I have seen many clients return to me for help and support on their next journey, and it is so rewarding. Other roles I have had helped people see the world but I have to say I love being able to focus on my home and share the wonderful New Zealand with international guests.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 222 8003
Petra Obrovska
Petra Obrovska

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  Glacier Explorers Tour - glaciers are so impressive and scary at the same time

I have travelled extensively both solo as well as a guide. I have experienced many beautiful moments as well as situations that did not go 100% according to plan. The amazing adventures taught me how to appreciate life and the world around me. Those that were not perfect helped me learn how to keep my calm and resolve tricky situations. My aim is to create trouble-free, memorable holidays that will make my clients leave NZ with a smile on their faces.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Anna Le Roux
Anna Le Roux

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

Originally from France, I arrived in New Zealand in 2019 and instantly fell in love with the country. New Zealand is ever-changing which makes your travel here such a special and unique experience. I love to go off-the-beaten track, explore the wilderness and encounter the native wildlife. I’ve spent a lot of time exploring the country and I love sharing my passion for this special place with my clients. I am excited to help you create your dream holiday!

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Louise Hodge
Louise Hodge

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  Abel Tasman Cruise and Walk

I am New Zealand Maori born, and grew up on the North Shore of Auckland. I love all things travel, and have lived and travelled around most of New Zealand. For the last few years I have been living in and exploring the South Island of New Zealand. I spend most of my spare time in the outdoors, hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter. Through my travels I’ve discovered that my own home country is one of the best to explore and enjoy new experiences. From Great Walks, to wine tours, whale watching and exploring the mountains, New Zealand really does have it all. I have many experiences I’d love to share with you to help create your perfect itinerary.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Neisha Hill
Neisha Hill

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  Kayaking in the Abel Tasman

I have always loved to travel and have a passion for sharing this with others. I have visited many countries around the world and nowhere has ever come close to New Zealand. It offers a wide variety of incredible experiences and has something for everyone. The landscapes can't be beaten and there is so much wildlife and natural beauty at every turn. From swimming with dolphins, climbing mountains, rushing down waterfalls, drinking world class wine, flying above glaciers, it really is a magical place. Designing bespoke once in a life time holidays for people to explore this beautiful country is a dream come true. I can't wait to start this journey with you!

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Kayla Bailey
Kayla Bailey

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  Te Anau Glowworm Caves

I was originally born in Cairns Australia and when I was 6 years old my parents sold everything and took me and my sister to New Orleans where they bought a sail yacht. We lived on it for 6 years and travelled through the Caribbean and then went through the Panama Canal and spent a bit of time in the South Pacific ocean. We eventually returned to Australia and based ourselves in the Sunshine Coast where I completed high school. After coming to New Zealand on holiday, I instantly fell in love and have now made Wanaka my home. Travelling is a huge part of my childhood and continues to be a major part of my life, it is a deep passion and I am super excited to share that with you when assisting you in creating your perfect holiday.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Carly Baker
Carly Baker

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  Fly-Cruise-Fly - Milford Sound Experience 

Originally from Sydney, Australia, I moved to Wanaka about 5 years ago. I was drawn to New Zealand for Snowboarding and the mountains and found myself falling in love with the summers here too - from Mountain Biking, and Golfing to Jet Boating. I have a passion for travel and love talking about globetrotting as well as seeing how travel makes people feel. At NZ Fine Tours, my mission is to share what this stunning country has to offer.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Lisa Gloeckner
Lisa Gloeckner

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  Skyline Gondola with Buffet Dinner & Luge Rides

I'm a passionate traveller who made Wanaka my home five years ago. New Zealand stole my heart, and I love spreading that love in the travel industry. Creating custom itineraries is my jam, and I've got your back from fiords to alpine trails, and city vibes to lakeside serenity. Let's make your New Zealand dream come true, one personalised journey at a time!

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Ziggy Callan
Ziggy Callan

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  Ultimate Alpine Adventure

I am originally from the Yarra Valley, a stunning wine region in Australia and I have many amazing memories from my travels throughout. After falling in love with the South Island of New Zealand, I relocated to Wanaka to continue exploring all this beautiful country has to offer. From the lakes and mountains to skiing, hiking and exploring all the amazing cuisine. I am passionate about sharing this beautiful place and am excited to help plan your next dream holiday.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Jon Andrews
Jon Andrews

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  Helicopter flight with snow landing on Franz Josef Glacier

After leaving the UK 10 years ago, I fell in love with New Zealand. Since then, I have been working in the travel industry and organising tours for 9 years. From climbing mountains across New Zealand to kayaking the beautiful blue oceans & lakes, this region has so much to offer. I love a good road trip, and New Zealand easily offers some of the best in the world. Everywhere you look could easily be put on a postcard, so I always advise travellers to make sure their cameras have enough battery life to capture the breathtaking scenery.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Kayla Gray
Kayla Gray

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  Doubtful Sound Sea Plane Scenic Flight

I grew up in a small town northwest of Auckland, and while it may have been in the middle of nowhere, I learned to make my own fun and appreciate the little things in life. I am now located in the stunning Wanaka, where the picturesque landscape feels like living on a movie set. My travels, both near and far, have fuelled my love for exploring everything this world has to offer. After studying tourism following high school, I am now equipped with the tools to help you create a once-in-a-lifetime experience in our beautiful country.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Owen Hunt
Owen Hunt

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience: Stargazing in Mount Cook

Having spent 4 years travelling around Canada, Europe and South America, working across all areas of the ski and hospitality industry, I realised my dream and moved to New Zealand. I spent 4 months travelling in my van, exploring all the sights NZ has to offer and love that I can share my experiences with others looking for an equally amazing time in this beautiful country. Though winter is where I thrive, in summer I still can’t tear myself away from the mountains. I spend my time hiking and rock climbing and love to help others out with where the best spots are!

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Ella Stalker
Ella Stalker

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  TSS Earnslaw Cruise and Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner

After spending the last two and a half years in Canada, travelling and working in various roles across the travel industry, I decided to follow my dream and move to New Zealand. Since arriving here, I have fallen in love with the natural beauty that New Zealand has to offer, from the stunning mountains and lakes to the breathtaking coastlines. As someone who has a keen interest in travelling, I am thrilled to be in a position where I can share my knowledge and passion for travel with others!

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Mackenzie Neely
Mackenzie Neely

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  Milford Sound Cruise

I am originally from Canada and have been living in New Zealand since 2022. I quickly fell in love with everything that New Zealand has to offer, from its beautiful lakes and beaches to its towering mountains and incredible wildlife. I am passionate about travel and excited to be in a position where I can share my knowledge about New Zealand!

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Gina Lowen
Gina Lowen

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  Swimming with Dolphins in Akaroa

Born and raised in New Zealand I have travelled around New Zealand multiple times and have many future travel goals to keep exploring! I have studied at the New Zealand School of Tourism and in my spare time you will find me outside skiing, climbing or tramping. I have the knowledge and a deep passion to assist you with creating your dream holiday.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Tia Chesser
Tia Chesser

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  Franz Josef 40 Minute Heli flight with Snow Landing

Born in Adelaide, Australia, I've travelled to over 30 countries over the past 10 years and New Zealand is where I've chosen to call home. With breathtaking surroundings and a plentiful of hidden gems to be explored. The mountains are why I came but the culture and experiences are why I stay and what I want to share with the rest of the world.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Sabina Din
Sabina Din

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  Gibbston Valley Winery, yum!

I am not originally from New Zealand but after travelling through 40 different countries this is definitely the place I want to be.  I work with a great team at Fine Tours New Zealand and together we share experience and energy to make sure that you, our customers, can enjoy the very best on offer.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Shelby Hewlett
Shelby Hewlett

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  Franz Josef Heli Ice Climb

I recently moved to New Zealand from the Scottish Highlands and am now living in the sunny town of Wanaka. I have a degree in Adventure Tourism Management and a passion for creating unique experiences in the mountains. I enjoy exploring areas with authentic local character and culture! I strive to provide a warm approachable service that thrives through creativity and innovation when finding that balance in forming itineraries bespoke to your needs. I am so excited to learn more about this diverse country full of abundant opportunities and be able to offer the best support for your venture. 

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Brittany Withell
Brittany Withell

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  Shotover Jet Queenstown - Every turn down the narrow Shotover River Canyon feels as though you're millimeters away from the rockface. The expert drivers have you reaching up to speeds of 85km/h... say no more! 

I have lived in this beautiful country my whole life, and I am proud to call myself a New Zealand citizen! Helping people is at the core of my being, and making people happy is equally important to me. I absolutely love the outdoors and get excited about new adventures! I am here to support you in any way and am excited to help you embrace new exciting travel experiences. 

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Emily-Rose James
Emily-Rose James

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

I love showing off my home country and sharing my passion for travel with others! I have many years of experience studying and working in tourism in New Zealand. I have lived in many places across the South Island and explored much of the North Island too, so I have a wealth of knowledge and tips I can't wait to share with you.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Katie Goodman
Katie Goodman

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  Doubtful Sound Sea Plane Scenic Flight

I first stepped foot in New Zealand 10 years ago and immediately fell in love with this outstanding country. I spent two months travelling around in a campervan called Albert and couldn’t wait for the next opportunity to visit. After completing my degree in Sport and Exercise Science, I started working for a tailor-made holiday company in the UK, specialising in trips to Australia and New Zealand. During this time I was fortunate enough to visit Australia and New Zealand on multiple occasions, experiencing the tours and accommodations recommended to clients. After 4 years, I decided it was time to move to spectacular New Zealand to really embrace the culture and feel of this special place, and I haven’t looked back since!

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Sophie McKenzie
Sophie McKenzie

Travel Specialist

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  TSS Earnslaw Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner

Growing up in Australia and England I was lucky enough to travel all around the world with my amazing family, and since stepping out on my own I've been able to explore even more of this beautiful planet (specifically New Zealand). This has given me an incredible insight into what makes a truly unforgettable holiday and that's what I’d love to create for you. I have a special passion for winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding and drinking hot chocolate! But in the summer time you can find me hiking, camping and road tripping with my partner. I adore working with people and I would love to take it upon myself to construct the perfect experience for you and/or your loved ones.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Danielle Lillico
Danielle Lillico

Travel Specialist Support

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  Franz Josef Heli Climb

I love to travel and have spent a lot of my life searching for the next adventure and exciting destination to visit. When I arrived in New Zealand, I knew that I had found my home away from home. This beautiful country offers everything I could ever want - adventure, incredible hospitality, and beautiful scenery. I am excited to share my wealth of knowledge with you and help you experience the amazing wonders of New Zealand firsthand.

Dana Aplin
Dana Aplin

Travel Specialist Support

My favourite New Zealand Experience: Stewart Island Village and Bays Tour

I was born and raised in the beautiful Bay of Islands of New Zealand and now reside in Wanaka. I have covered almost every corner of the country but there is always more to explore! We have a strong travel culture and sense of adventure here in NZ, and it’s infectious to everyone who visits. I love our part of the world because of the isolated wild places, and incredible endemic biodiversity that you need to see for yourself to believe!

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Chris Waddick
Chris Waddick

Travel Specialist Support

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  Milford Sound Cruise

Born and raised in New Zealand’s deep south, I’ve travelled extensively around my home country, particularly the South Island (definitely the best island in my opinion!). My background in conservation and hospitality means I have genuine knowledge of local secrets, wildlife hotspots, and off-the-beaten-track destinations. I also know what to avoid and the best times of year to visit different places and encounter wildlife.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Madi Stroud
Madi Stroud

Travel Support

My favourite New Zealand Experience:  TSS Earnslaw Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner

I grew up in Auckland and moved to the South Island in 2019. I haven't looked back since! One of the best things about living in Wanaka is having easy access to mountains, lakes, rivers, and forests. Travelling is a passion of mine and I take great satisfaction in planning an amazing holiday. As a Kiwi, I'm proud of my country and have travelled extensively throughout New Zealand and I love helping others discover the beauty!

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Marissa Cuadero
Marissa Cuadero

Key Agent Support

My favourite New Zealand Experience: Te Pa Tu Maori Cultural Evening

I love the great outdoors so, coming to New Zealand as a Hotel Management student 8 years ago was the best decision I ever made. Spending 7 years in the tourism industry as an assistant manager, I developed a special sense of how to be a problem solver, a great asset to anyone who might need my help.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Linda Wells
Linda Wells

Sales and Customer Service Manager

My favourite New Zealand Experience: Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

A true Kiwi local, with a strong passion for New Zealand including being renowned for my strong southern accent.  My career has always been in hospitality and tourism management, varying from reservations to general hotel management. I’m an expert in service delivery to ensure client expectations are exceeded.  My in-depth knowledge of New Zealand including the dedication, passion, and care to ensure all clients create the most amazing memories is the reason I love the industry and my role.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
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