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Learn all about our picks for the best places to go in New Zealand!

New Zealand is a country made for touring. A diverse nation spread across 2 large islands and thousands of smaller ones means there is something for everyone. Often described as the world in miniature, you can experience tropical rainforests to high deserts to sweeping golden sand beaches to towering alpine mountain ranges, deep glacial fed lakes, ice carved fiords surrounded by prehistoric forest and then retreat to one of world class cities or friendly townships and soak up our famous kiwi hospitality.

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New Zealand Destinations
Get to know New Zealand

Check out our destination guides here for over 100 New Zealand cities, towns, national parks and regions. See a brief overview of what to expect along with a list of great ideas for things to do while you are there.

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Planning your travel itinerary
Planning your New Zealand tour
Everything you need to know

Read our comprehensive article on planning your visit to New Zealand. Learn about the best time to visit, how to get around, what sort of weather to expect, the different styles of accommodation, what to see and do plus much more. If you'd rather you can give us a call and have an obligation-free consultation with one of our expert team to discuss the kind of New Zealand experience you are looking for.

See our most frequently asked questions 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.
Why work with Fine Tours New Zealand?

Planning a vacation or tour to a place you havent visited before can have its challenges. There are thousands of guide books, websites, review sites and articles on what to do, where to go, what you must see and where to stay. There certainly is no shortage of 'advice' out there. A large number of these though lack the most important factor - actual on the ground local experience. Thats where the team at Fine Tours New Zealand excel. Since 2004 we have designed thousands of great vacations and holidays for visitors from all over the world. Every single one was looking for an experience unique to them, their interests, their preferred style of accommodation, their budget and their timeframe. Our team also travel New Zealand enjoying everything we get to offer to our guests and so the advice we give is tailored, relevant and above all based on first hand knowledge.
So when your experience matters, our experience matters. Contact us today to start creating your once in a lifetime visit to New Zealand.

The History of Fine Tours New Zealand
Why choose Fine Tours New Zealand

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.