—Our New Zealand trip was amazing!
“We are now back home after a wonderful month away. Our New Zealand trip was amazing! We loved the beauty of the country and the relaxed, friendly people we met along the way. Thanks Shelley for organizing every detail so beautifully! It was such a great adventure to wake up each day and explore something new. Highlights included… the overnight on Milford Sound Staying at Fiordland Lodge…gourmet meals! the eco tour in Wanaka Kayaking at Franz Joseph…quiet tranquility against the backdrop of the majestic mountains The Bay of Many Coves…what a gorgeous way to cap off the trip! We were lucky to leave Franz Joseph before the bridge collapsed. I’m sure that you were busy changing plans for your clients. The only excursion which was cancelled due to the rainstorm was the Wilsons day trip in Abel Tasman. I stopped off at their kiosk and they said that they were refunding the money to you. Please let me know if it came through. We were able to get out for a walk in Abel Tasman which was fun! Thanks again for your assistance in creating a beautiful experience for us. ”
—Gord & Patti Thompson, CAN
—I highly recommend Fine Tours New Zealand
“If we had to do it over again, we probably would have gone for New Zealand's spring rather than its fall, but the self-drive tour and all of its daily excursions went exactly as planned. Out of 14 days we only had 2 days of rain and were able to get some great pictures and had some memorable adventures. My thanks to Christina for organizing all of this and working so well with the schedule changes we made as the trip grew closer! I highly recommend Fine Tours New Zealand.”
—Paul Shaffer & Laura Martone, USA
—We absolutely loved everything you set up for us!
“We had an amazing trip! We absolutely loved everything you set up for us! Everything went so smoothly and as planned! We are planning on taking our adult kids there in a couple of years and will most definitely use your services again! Thanks soooo very much for your good work! ”
—Roger & Sandra Cusack, Tarreld & Kelly Shriner, Allan & Carolyn Harms and Robert & Karen Carnahan, USA
—Our travel planner gave some great recommendations on things to do in the various cities and we truly appreciated her guidance and expertise.
“Our travel planner at this travel company was professional and quick to respond with everything! She was able to adjust our reservations a few times, based on changes in what we were looking for. Each accommodation was reserved without issue, and this was a huge relief when checking in! We were able to check in quickly and go about enjoying our travels. Our travel planner gave some great recommendations on things to do in the various cities and we truly appreciated her guidance and expertise.”
—Emily Cardillo & Josh Johnson, USA
—This was an incredible tour for our first time to New Zealand
“This was an incredible tour for our first time to New Zealand. There was so much more that we wanted to see, but we just didn't have the time. The small towns were the best places to stay for us.”
—Marc & Rhonda Poston, USA
—Both the Milford and the Abel Tasman were incredible!
“Shelley thanks very much for all the organizing. We had a great time. Both the Milford and the Abel Tasman were incredible, each in its own way. The weather on the Milford was great except going over the pass, when it was raining hard, so no views at all, except of many many waterfalls. No views actually made it easier for Valerie. We have thousands of photos we are sorting through. Having drivers helped a lot. If I were to add one thing in retrospect, it would have been to add a helicopter flight to hike in the sort of terrain I was hoping to find, because we didn't really find it anywhere but we probably could have via helicopter or an extended backpacking trip. Maybe we'll do that sometime in the future.”
—Jordan & Valerie Kreidberg, USA
—The tour overall was fantastic
“The tour overall was fantastic with great accommodations. We particularly recommend the overnight on the Doubtful Sound and the wine tour. The glowworm cave is definitely worth doing, although the electronic pictures that they provide for $20 are of such low resolution that they are not worth it (and I followed up with them to check). This is a shame, because they don't allow you to take your own pictures inside the cave either (for good reason I allow). Thank you Fine Tours for helping us have such a nice week with our family.”
—Jeff & Charlotte, Adam & Victoria and Banks & Sara, USA
—We just wanted to thank you for making our adventure in New Zealand so successful!
“As we try to get over lingering jet lag, we just wanted to thank you for making our adventure in New Zealand so successful. We had a ball, in no small part, to all the customizing you did. Your picks on hotels were all perfect. We wanted to stay an extra day for every one of them. The real treat and help for us was the comprehensive packet of information that you provided. The directions, explanations of what to expect to see on each leg of the trip, and the very good atlas all came in handy repeatedly.”
—Dennis & Amanda Ritchie and Stephen & Hannah Stinger, USA
—The tour was wonderful. Very professional and no surprises.
“The tour was wonderful. Very professional and no surprises. Our Tour representative changed multiple times during the reservation process however our trip was planned perfectly. The inns and hotels were just as described and no surprises. Mt. Cook and Milford Sound was the highlight of our 2 week journey. So sad for our Christchurch new friends... The city has so much to offer and did not deserve the problems they have endured. Best place to eat in Christchurch is Fiddlesticks....we went there 3 times. Great food and great service. Hope to return again...Oh, and by the way......you will LOVE Air New Zealand..we love Zealand!”
—Shelia and Bill Atkins & Nancy and Dean Mowrey, USA
—Would recommend the experience to anyone curious about New Zealand.
“Six women took on this trip as a challenge. We all took turns driving but it was truly a joint project and I can proudly say we returned the rentals with no dents or scratches. The accommodations were adequate and located close to most activities. The trip provided a very nice variety of city and country exploring opportunities. Three weeks would seem like enough time but turned out to be not quite adequate. Would recommend the experience to anyone curious about New Zealand.”
—Lois Boschee & Friends, USA