What our customers have to say….
“Happy New Year to you. I just wanted to thank you for putting together an amazing holiday experience for us. Everything went like clockwork, from the hire car, all accommodation bookings, vouchers etc. The standard of accommodation, and the various locations were first class.
The activities were exciting and enthralling. Even the weather you ordered was perfect! The kids had a blast, and Jess and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment.
You are certainly in a beautiful part of the planet. Plenty of people had told me how spectacular NZ is, but you’ve got to see it to believe it. Now I believe it!! It’s certainly the most memorable family holiday we’ve had, and we’d all love to go back at some stage. Thanks again for everything you organised for us. You did an amazing job.”
Paul Holmes, December 2017
“We both had a fantastic holiday in your beautiful country, we will both consider a return trip to see more and definitely recommend your services to family and friends.
The planning and booking process was so easy, we loved how we could change anything on the itinerary and select the times of certain experiences to suit.
There were many highlights during our holiday:
Alison particularly enjoyed Hobbiton, Rotorua and Queenstown. I loved it all, the scenery is breathtaking!! This trip gave us a snapshot of all that there is to enjoy in New Zealand.
All the accommodation was clean, comfortable and well equipped.
Loved the predicted time of travel between destinations and the suggested places to see on route; the Cardrona Hotel on the way to Wanaka was a real find and we probably would not have stopped here if not for your suggestion.”
Gillian Horsfall, December 2017
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your company for helping to plan and recommend such a fantastic trip for our family. I was easily the best trip that our family has been in. Your patience in answering our questions and suggestions of alternative options have been immensely helpful in us deciding on our final itinerary. Booking was fuss free and the vouchers that we were issued were too.
All the suggested activities were actually the highlights of our trip, from whale watching, to heli hike to overnight cruise of Doubtful Sound to finally the river rafting. One high point after another!
We hope to be able to call on you again when we make another trip to your beautiful country.”
CK Tan, November 2017
“Let me start by thanking you for the wonderful holiday. The journey was spectacular and we had an amazing time. In fact, we had such a good time that we have recommended you to some of our family and friends both here in Auckland as well as back home in India. I would like to enumerate some of the things we really appreciated.
1. The accommodation at all places were excellent. One or two were really outstanding like the luxury apartments at Wanaka!!
2. The itinerary you prepared for us was everything we hoped it would be. We covered all the places we wanted to. Also I would like to highlight the fact you suggested the must see and must do things at each place. This saved us a lot of time and effort and made sure that we didn’t miss any of the famous sights and activities. Another thing we enjoyed was that you made sure we had ample time for driving up to each place and left enough time for us to see around. As a young family it is not really practcal to start travelling very early in the morning.
3. The prepaid vouchers were awesome. It meant we could walk out of the accommodation and into all the activities anytime we wanted to because they were all planned, prebooked and prepaid!!!! We didn’t have any issues at any of your hotels or the planned attractions.
Of course,the highlight of the journey was the jet boat ride! That’s what our daughter enjoyed the most (apart from the Dunedin Chocolate factory)
Overall, we would really like to thank you for the lovely trip and we appreciate the time and effort you put into it. Thanks to your efforts we had a really hassle free journey. We have already made up our minds to use your services for our next journey!!!!”
Prasanth Sadasivan & Family, October 2017
“We had a wonderful tour holiday in New Zealand. We simply loved your booking processes and other formalities.
As for the highlights, the entire tour was a great success. We enjoyed a lot in the Bay of Islands, Taupo, Rotorua and Wellington. The Hamilton Gardens were very beautiful. The Marlborough sounds looked great from the Interislander Ferry. We enjoyed the cruise tour in the Abel Tasman National Park. Queenstown was simply our favorite of all places.
We would look forward in doing our next New Zealand tour with New Travel Organisers!”
Santosh Agarwal, October 2017
“We had a great holiday and the places booked were good especially the one in Queenstown. We just loved NZ, the driving everything is so beautiful, and the skiing in Queenstown can’t wait to return 😊 I’ve been telling everyone about your service 😊 and how awesome you were. I give you 10/10.
My suggestion would be keep doing the great job you’re doing 😊and keep adding ALL the suggestions in there when customers book their trip that was a great help as we kept referring back to the booking itinerary and your suggestions of where to go. Thank you and you will hear from us in the future.”
Cherry-Ann Abraham, September 2017
“We had a wonderful time on the South Island and actually wanted to thank you for putting together such a great package for us. Everything worked, all connections, all hotels, car hire (I enjoyed that car – perfect for a road trip with 3 teenage kids) and other bookings.
Specific feedback :
Booking process – can’t fault it. We contacted you with our requirements and your response times were excellent. Taking into account the 13hr difference in time zones we were impressed. The package you put together for us was just what we wanted and meant we could leave the heavy lifting to you which we really appreciated.
Highlights – almost too many to mention. Shotover Jet was great, Hanmer Springs at night was a fabulous experience but I think most of us agree that nothing quite compared to the Milford Sound day. The day was clear, bright and cloudless. 2 pictures I took of the Mirror Lakes and from the window on the flight back say it all.”
Mark Gurney, August 2017
“We had a fantastic ski holiday in New Zealand. Thank you very much. You made the planning and booking process very easy for us. We started off with a rough idea of what we wanted, and your information and suggestions helped us quickly and easily work out a detailed itinerary that satisfied everything. In addition to the fantastic awe-inspiring scenery and ski facilities, the highlights were the accommodation at The Moorings (we will definitely try and stay there again some time) and at St Moritz, as well as the great food and drink venues in Wanaka. It was lovely too that people were so very friendly everywhere.”
Kirsten Sharp, August 2017
“We had a wonderful time in New Zealand! It is a very beautiful country. I thought all the places you booked us at were very nice. My personal favorite was the place we stayed at in Wanaka. I loved all the swimming pools and the peacefulness of the area. I don’t like staying in cities but it did work out to stay in the heart of Dunedin because we were able to walk everywhere….the Speights brewery, Cadbury chocolate factory and to the port to catch the boat to see the Albatross. That was very cool to see the Albatross right next to the boat! My favorite part of the trip was the Able Tasman national park….that was super fun and beautiful. I would like to go back someday and see a little more of Fiordland national park and go to the very south end of the island and also go to Stewart island but that will be years from now. Well, that’s it in a nut shell. If I think of anything else I will let you know. You did an excellent job planning out trip……beyond my expectations! You will be highly recommended to anyone I come across that has travel plans to your fabulous country.”
Lisa Miller, February 2017
“We found the planning and booking process to be smooth. It was nice to have the optional activities that were listed on our itinerary per day per location giving us ideas as to how to fill any unscheduled or downtime should we choose.
We like to travel without a big tour group so driving made the trip more special and intimate. It allowed us to stop whenever we wanted, park the car and take a hike on any trail head or see any attraction that seemed interesting. Not sure how to pick “highlights” from our trip as we enjoyed all of our activities plus the add-ons we came across in our travels e.g. Redwood Tree walk in Rotorua has “Nightlights” so you can walk the canopy at night time with light displays or accidentally picking a cafe for lunch that happened to be within Te Puia, another Maori Cultural area, with geysers that erupt regularly and enjoying a “traditional” hangi meal. Not taking the Trans-alpine train from Greymouth to Christchurch turned out to be a blessing in disguise. We got to see a Kea parrot up close at one of the scenic overlooks. We also hiked through the Cave at the Cave Stream Reserve and hiked to the top of Castle Hill which we would not have even gotten the opportunity to see or do if we were on the train. The scenery in New Zealand is breathtakingly beautiful and something that you have to experience for yourself as there is no camera that can capture the true colors and the magnitude of the mountains, glaciers, lakes, rivers, waterfalls etc. which make you feel both insignificant and as if you have been Photoshop’d into a painting. From abseiling 33 stories into a cave, a heli-ride to a glacier, skydiving in Queenstown, to star gazing at MT. Cook, we could not have chosen a better country to celebrate our Anniversary and Birthdays.”
Maureen and Sean Longanecker, February 2017
Rebecca, you are just awesome! David and I had the best time and felt very supported by you throughout our journeying across your great country! We will be back for sure and I will happily write our comments for you! I have been referring you to everyone! Thanks again!
Kerry Arabena, January 2017
We had an absolute amazing holiday in New Zealand. I have already recommended NZ Travel Organiser to my friends for the following reasons:
- How did you find the planning and booking process? Absolutely stress free. Rebecca went out of her way to assist me with every question i had and went the extra mile from ensuring we chose the right accommodation, the route in which we would take in NZ and the activities we incorporated along the way. She also planned our trip flawlessly in terms of the time spent in each place and where we had no activity booked she made suggestions of popular tourist attractions and things to do in each place.
- What were the highlights of your holiday? Oooooooh there were so many – definitely the glacier heli hike on Tasman was one of the best, but the scenery blew us away also so we didn’t always have to be doing expensive activities to enjoy ourselves. Wanaka and Milford sound are beautiful and the Glowworm caves in Te Anau were something very different. And how could I not mention Queenstown – for the adrenaline junky this is the place to be. We thoroughly enjoyed the hustle and bustle here over new years, the restaurants and cafes were second to none on our trip and all the activities we did including the skyline gondola & luge, the jet boat and of course the Nevis Bungy Swing were unbelievable. Again the scenery was just fabulous.
Thanks you very much for your help. I will continue to recommend you to our friends and family. Top notch service.
Joanne McDonagh, December 2016
“The holiday was incredible. Thank you VERY MUCH for helping me to organise it. The nature is just beautiful! The people are very kind and happy that was making us double happy too :). I sent some photos to my colleagues from work and some of them might go to NZ too during this year after seen these beautiful photos 🙂 I highly recommended to use your service and gave them your email. Highlights were Hobbiton Village, Jet boat ride and Doubtful Sound Cruise. Keep going. You are helping people a lot and leaving customers (as us) very happy!”
Inna Maiatskaia, September 2016
“Thanks again to the team there for helping to make our 25th wedding anniversary trip to NZ one to remember!! A fantastic holiday and we were very impressed with everything that was organised for us. The booking process was very simple. We were able to take an existing itinerary and then add on extra days, stops and tours to have everything covered in the one place. The highlights were the excellent quality of the accommodation and the fact that everything was ready for us each step of the way meant we had no worries or issues on the trip. Sam’s place at Tekapo was fantastic and we should have organised to spend an extra night there!!”
Bruce and Colleen Chapman, September 2016
“I have to say the biggest thank you to you. We had the best holiday in a beautiful country and we absolutely love Wanaka. The snow was fantastic and we had blue skies every day except the first day and that was only cloud that cleared to reveal the slopes of Cardrona we couldn’t see. The planning and booking process was great. We changed a few things around and it was never too much trouble each time we did it which impressed us, which demonstrated your professionalism. Once planning and the booking process was finalised, the payment system was a breeze. It was so easy. The highlights were daily. We just loved the place and the feel of Wanaka. The scenery driving around was amazing. We drove 7 days to Cardrona and 1 day to Treble Cone. We loved Cardrona. It is a great resort. We drove to the Blue Pools and had a look at them. That afternoon we drove around the long way to Cromwell and Queenstown. The boys did the bungy jump on the river and one of the girls did the Zip line. Then it was shopping in Queenstown. We did not have one problem. Everything was arranged and waiting for us on arrival. It was fantastic. Suggestions are just to keep doing what you are doing. I don’t think it could have been improved because it was perfect and we thank you for what you did for us. We will be back hopefully next year and we will be using your company again.”
Paul and Charmaine Broadby, August 2016
“We found the planning and booking process very easy. The Wanaka apartments were lovely and we would stay there again. We were also very impressed with the transportation service as they picked us up from our door step and on time. The highlights of our holiday were skiing at Cardrona, the food in Wanaka and our day trip to Queenstown where we got engaged. It was a very memorable holiday for us.”
Alana Gillett, July 2016
“Booking was very easy, all occurred on e-mail and I paid online, rates were all reasonable and it took the stress out of researching and booking accommodation and activities myself. Just being on holiday was a highlight! My daughters hadn’t been overseas before and NZ was perfect as not too far to travel and lots of interesting things for them to do. They loved ice-skating in Queenstown (we went twice!) as well as the Gondola and one of their highlights was staying at the cottages at Te Anau as it was a farm stay experience and they loved the animals.”
Kate Pidcock, July 2016
“Just a quick note to say everything worked perfectly on our recent trip to NZ. We really enjoyed ourselves and are keen to go back someday – perhaps during a different season? Our favourite area was Wanaka/Cardrona and the accommodation highlight was Benbrae at Cardrona. Not having to drive into Wanaka after a day’s skiing was very beneficial. And the accommodation itself was amazing – spacious, attractive, open fire, Jacuzzi…..perfect. We also really liked the views from the accommodation at Te Anau and from Poppy’s (amazing!). In Te Anau the weather meant we couldn’t get to Milford Sound but Real Journeys set us up on a trip to Doubtful Sound and the Glowworms which were both great. Thanks for all your help with arranging this trip at such short notice. Your very friendly and prompt service was extremely appreciated.”
Nancy Griffiths, July 2016
“We have had a great holiday in New Zealand thanks very much for you services! I found the planning and booking process very easy and would be happy to book through your company again. The process when we go to NZ was great, checking in at our hotels and the ski fields with your vouchers, was easy and all very straight forward. The highlight of the holiday was really just visiting the country, Queenstown and Wanaka are very beautiful places, would definitely recommend these destinations and will be back as soon as I can be. Overall the itinerary was well planned I think, having the rest day was great and the last night in Queenstown was great to spend some time in there. Overall very happy with the holiday, next time I think we may extend it to a full two weeks and perhaps have a bit more time, say just under a week in Queenstown to check it out a bit more and see the night life. But overall with the time that we had and the cost we are very happy with the itinerary. We also really enjoyed the time in Wanaka as we felt it had a smaller town vide, meet many people and all the bar staff etc where all very welcoming.”
Mathew Gardiner, July 2016
“Warbirds Over Wanaka airshow – we really enjoyed the holiday. We thank you for the speed & efficiency of your service, and the ease of access & friendliness of your staff. The accommodation was very good & the printed itinerary was easy to follow & well set out & showed an obvious local knowledge. Thank you for your assistance. If travelling in NZ we would definitely use your services.”
Margaret Foster, April 2016
“We had a fabulous holiday thank you! We found the planning and booking process extremely easy and everything ran smoothly with no hitches. Around each corner was another awesome experience and all our activities were totally fantastic! Our party couldn’t agree on what the highlight was as they were all exceptional however the overnight on the Doubtful Sound was spectacular. My partner and I would certainly love to do another trip and we will definitely refer back to you when we do. Many thanks for all your assistance in making this a truly memorable experience.”
Pam Molenaar, April 2016
“Kelly and I had a great time and holiday. Back at work already!! In answer to your questions, I had a good experience when I previously used NZ Travel Organiser in 2014 for Warbirds Over Wanaka. Everything was well organised, so I didn’t hesitate to contact Francine for this trip.
Highlights – pretty much everything. Warbirds was terrific and Wanaka very relaxing, Mt. Cook was very visible and the accommodation was great, Queenstown. This was the first time that we have travelled to Invercargill – a lovely old style city with the heritage buildings and a huge monument to those that served NZ, wide streets etc. The Southern Scenic Route including the Caitlins Coastal drive was enjoyable as was the Taieri Gorge Railway trip from Dunedin. Thanks for arranging our trip. I have, and are happy to recommend NZ Travel Organiser to others that might be thinking of travelling to NZ.”
Anne Davies, April 2016
“We had a very memorable experience with your extra choices like the trip on the Earnslaw to Walter peak. The meal and the shearing demonstratation were very good. The accomodation was very good in each destination and we especially enjoyed staying by the lake in Wanaka. Your instructions were spot on to find places. The airshow was most exciting. We learnt a lot from Jim Hickey and the other commentators.”
Rob Hicks, April 2016
“I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to New Zealand. I found the accommodation marvellous. Very well located, easy to find very quiet and well appointed with cooking facilities, washing machine and dryer. The itinerary was fantastic with enough time to arrive at the next destination with plenty of time for sightseeing along the way. There was so many highlights over the days but for me it would have to be Franz Josef Glacier helicopter landing on the glacier. The air show was another highlight. Also Milford Sound was amazing. So many scenic places, they were all so beautiful. I also liked the freedom of having the hire car and liked having the planned organised tours also. With myself traveling alone I met people along the way on these organised tours.
It was great knowing that you had booked accommodation at the end of each day to just check in, unpack and relax without any hassles. I exceptionally liked my stay at Websters Wanaka. Hosts Neil and Liz were wonderful, very friendly helpful and amazing hosts. I will never forget eating delicious pizza and drinking terrific wine under the stars in front of their fire. Unforgettable evening with lovely people. I particularly liked the train journey from Greymouth back to Christchurch and that we could leave the hire car there also. Thanks once again Carmeny. You have been most helpful and informative.”
Cathy White, April 2016
“I must say thank you and congratulate you on the bookings you made and arranged for us. I feel that what you organised was terrific and we both enjoyed all. You seem to really know your areas and what is required. Alan and I have over the years filled up three passports each with independent travel all over the world and this was one of our best holidays. Brilliant that Wanaka stays open all over Easter.“
Heather Drury, April 2016
“Just a short email to thank you for a perfectly arranged trip. You certainly didn’t disappoint me at all. You’re awesome. I didn’t worry you on the weekend we were in Lake Hawea for a catch up coffee, as I wanted you to have the weekend to relax. What an amazing place you live. The highlight for me was photographing the “Wanaka Tree”. AND I managed to get a duck on one of the branches. Priceless.”
Bev Crockett, April 2016
“We were impressed that you upgraded us to a bigger car which was easy to handle and enjoyable to drive. The petrol consumption was far less than we expected. All the arrangements worked like clockwork. The accommodation overall was very comfortable, the staff polite and very friendly. The scenery was spectacular and immensely enjoyable. I must say that the jet boat experience was one not to be missed. For the cost and inclusions it was a fantastic trip. We would most definitely recommend the trip. We could not fault the organisation of the trip everything turned up when it should do and there was just no problem at all. Thank you very much indeed for booking the trip for us, you were always most helpful and polite.”
James Baird, April 2016
“Just wanted to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed our trip. All of the accommodation was first rate. The inclusions were all well worthwhile; a tremendous dinner cruise; great boat rip on the bay; Hobbiton was good, and the Auckland highlights were great. Thank you for you helpfulness and patience with all our changes. We will certainly recommend you to any of our friends who might want to visit.”
Laurie Sprunt, March 2016
“Thank you for your email. I have been meaning to write to you, Francine, since we returned, but haven’t quite got to it. The holiday was brilliant. Absolutely fantastic. We had such a wonderful time and are very grateful to you for all of your work on our behalf. Overall, this was the best holiday we have ever had. Thank you again, and we hope to return to NZ at another time. We know who we will contact to arrange our next trip for us.”
Sally Williams, March 2016
“The planning and booking process went very smoothly and it was easy to communicate with your team. We really enjoyed all the activities and the highlights were visiting Queenstown and Wanaka and driving along with the amazing views. We would definitely book through you again and also recommend to family and friends.”
Marie-Helene, February 2016
“The fellows had an amazing time!! Still hearing about your beautiful country!! The whole process of booking and planning was a breeze thanks to you and your ongoing patience and support in answering my never-ending questions!
Highlights – have to say they would place the helicopter flight to the glacier up there as number one but followed very closely by seeing Milford Sound.
Otherwise everything else went so smoothly and they were very impressed with all the arrangements and how wonderfully everything came together so many thanks again Carmeny.”
Laetitia Maynard, February 2016
“We feel the planning and booking process could not have been completed better by any travel agency that we know of. Your expert knowledge of the country was noteworthy enough, but it was your responsiveness to our wants and needs that impressed us so much. We were thrilled by the attention you paid to us after we arrived in New Zealand, including rebooking a rained-out event and getting the rental car company back on track.
There were so many wonderful parts of our stay that it is difficult to select only one or two. We loved the activities, from the Gondola Ride, to the Sea Kayaking, the Cave Tours, and the Cave Rafting. The Zealandia night tour was fascinating, and the scenery and hiking opportunities everywhere were beyond exceptional–the best being the Milford Fiord boat tour on a rainy day. Having our own car was very much the right answer for us, providing the luxury of, for example, stopping at every scenic and hiking spot on our way back from Milford to Te Anau. It also allowed us to fill our days as we wanted. For example, we hired a horseback ride and a bicycle ride in Wanaka for a very busy day.
Let us say again that we could not have found a better agent for our vacation. The service was spot on, the planning was exquisite, and the cost was reasonable. We recommend you to all of our friends and look forward to a return trip and the opportunity to work with you again.”
Charlie Hopkins, February 2016
“Hi Carmeny & team. Just wanted to say thanks for organising the bookings for me and assisting in all enquiries. You have been really helpful and we enjoyed all tours and parts of the trip.”
Urvashi Arora, January 2016
“Planning and booking process was great. Carmeny was very quick to respond to every email which was one of the reasons I decided to book with her. Highlights of the holiday were all the activities we did, we also booked a boat tour thing at tasman glacier when we arrived. Each town had maps of walking trails and points of interests. Would have been good to have images of these before we arrived. We had a fairly tight schedule so being organised and planning was a huge part of the trip.
All in all though we were very happy with the holiday, thanks for organising Carmeny and I will definitely refer you if the opportunity arises.”
Angela Kam, January 2016
“Planning and booking process was very prompt. I needed to slightly modify the advertised schedule and you made the necessary adjustments within 24 hours to suit.
Biggest highlight would have to be the helicopter ride at Franz Joseph. All the drives were very picturesque, and all accommodation was only a couple of minutes walk into town and also very spacious and comfortable. Also loved how all the major expenses were already paid. All I needed was beer and food money.”
Nathan Herring, December 2015
“Just letting you know that Stephen and I are back from our fabulous NZ holiday. We enjoyed every moment and everything ran smoothly- even the weather was good to us! Thanks again for organising a wonderful itinerary and accomodation for us! We look forward to returning to NZ in the near future as it’s such a lovely place!”
Renee Gleeson, December 2015
“Dear Francine, just to let you know again that we had a wonderful holiday. The planning & booking process was perfect, really went without a hitch & I really appreciated the travel information about each area which you provided. The highlights, well what can I say, it was all so beautiful. I am so glad we had a tour in Christchurch. The weather was stunning & all the activities & commentaries gave us a real insight into the devastation of this city & also the courage & resilience of her people. Loved the Cardboard Cathedral & how moving the memorial close by.”
Rosie Brewin, December 2015
“We had a great time and great weather. Everything that was booked was a highlight and was terrific. Everything ran smoothly, and no problems with the vouchers. Accommodation was excellent and the shows and adventures were wonderful. I would happily recommend anybody to do it through your company.”
Shane Wallis, December 2015
“From the moment we pick up our car to the meal that we have just experienced here in Rotorua at the Skyline restaurant on the top of gondola ride has been nothing less than perfect. Not any of the motels have been less that superb and so friendly. So just to finish we would like so say thank you to the person that organised it and we will certainly recommend your company to any one who wants to enjoy a well organised carefree holiday in your great country.”
Merv & Barb, November 2015
“We both had a great time and enjoyed our time once again on NZ North Island. Planning and booking process was very easy and the staff easily accommodated any changes.
Highlights were that we just had to pull up our accommodation and explore the different towns, as everything was booked and paid for before we left.“
Janelle Hart, September 2015
“The planning and booking was excellent and we never arrived anywhere without the people knowing we were arriving.
We LOVED the quality of accommodation and every evening was a surprise to find a fantastic apartment. There were many highlights, but think our favourite was our room at Mt Cook.
Highlights were many and think seeing the church at Lake Tekapo was one and then our helicopter ride at Mt Cook & landing on virgin snow and seeing the peak of Mt Cook was magic that no words can describe & we found the staff so amazing. We loved the Shotover boat as well & then Milford Sound.”
Marcelle Foster, September 2015
“Planning and booking the holiday was so easy with Francine’s help, she did such a great job of fitting in everything we wanted to do. All the accommodation that was organised was great and just what we were wanting. Booking was very easy and sending the payment through and receiving the itinerary was a quick and easy process.”
Roseannah Holcombe, August 2015
“I wanted to thank you for organising our magnificent New Zealand holiday. We all had a fabulous time. Our accomodation was of a good standard all the way, we especially loved Queenstown and Picton. All the staff we came across were friendly and helpful.”
Beverley Williamson & Family, August 2015
“Thank you so much. I am really appreciative of all the effort you have gone to. This has been a really easy trip to organise and even though there was the unforeseen airport closure, everything went so smoothly thanks to you. I have recommended NZ Travel Organiser to all my friends. It was a very affordable trip and the service was so easy and helpful.”
Kirsten McKimmie, July 2015
“It is with great pleasure that I and on behalf of Yennie and Luk Family (Larry, Connie & Ka Yui) write this testimonial to you, Patrick and the whole NZ Travel Organiser. We have been back only a short while and have not stopped talking about how wonderful the tour was, how well everything was organised. You replied to us really efficiently every time and there were no hiccups during the journey. We would like to thank you for arranging a wonderful trip for us that exceeded all our expectations! It was a great idea and our fortune that you got Patrick as our personal tour guide to drive us around. We just had an amazing time from the minute we landed in Christchurch until we left. All the tours were amazing. Patrick is an excellent tour guide, with his thoughtfulness, sharing of knowledge, the sightseeing became more meaningful. He was also patience, kind and helpful, which allow us to see him not just a guide but as a great friend towards the end of our holiday. Whenever anyone asks about our trip, the places we visited, you and Patrick are the first thing we talk about. We would definitely recommend your services to anyone who asks. We are so grateful that Ka Yui (Luk Family) found your company when she was googling for the NZ tour on internet. We intend to do it again in summer one day. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts to you and Patrick for making our NZ Trip memorable! You will be the first person we contact when we plan our next vacation to New Zealand.”
Toh Family & Luk Family (SawTin, Yennie, Larry, Connie & Ka Yui), June 2015
“My Dad and I had a wonderful time in New Zealand. Thanks so much for organising everything. All of the accommodation was great, the cars were fine and the itinerary perfect. You could not have made it any easier for us.”
Mathew and Robert Wheeler, April 2015
“Just wanted to thank you very much for organising our recent trip to the South Island of NZ, we had a fabulous time! All the accommodation was perfect for our needs in the different locations and everyone was so friendly and helpful. We saw so much in the 2 weeks thanks to your great itinerary and we will definitely go with your company again on our next trip to NZ – and recommend you to friends of course!”
Karen & Peter Cotter, April 2015
“Just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful holiday. We had good experiences at all our accommodation. I loved your beautiful country.”
Robyn Scott, March 2015
“I just wanted to say how much Jo and I enjoyed our time in New Zealand. We really loved all the things we did and saw during our tour. I would also like to say how much we appreciated our tour guide Chris’ extensive knowledge of all things New Zealand. We learned a great deal about the history and geography of the country, and its wine and chocolate! Thank you for helping to make it a truly memorable holiday.”
Fran Franks, March 2015
“We have just returned from our trip to New Zealand. We had a wonderful time and all the arrangements were perfect. Our car was ready to collect, all our accommodation was excellent (particularly Mount Cook and Wanaka!). We enjoyed our trip very much, and we would like to say thank you to you for making everything so pleasant and stress free. If we or any of our friends and family travel to NZ, we will be in touch again.”
Michael & Margaret Orland, February 2015
“Just back home to Aus and wanted to say thanks for another lovely holiday. Worked out perfectly.”
Jackie Boyd, February 2015
“Graham and I both wanted to say thankyou for organising our New Zealand holiday. We have been back only a short while and have not stopped talking about how wonderful it was, the scenery, the people, the food and of course, how well everything was organised. Our accommodation all worked out fabulous, and was a great mix of hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts. As did the hire cars – all ready and waiting for us everywhere. We are already planning to return as there are so many places to spend more time. Everything went without a hitch, we are still elated, still spruiking and looking forward to next time.”
Maureen and Graham Briggs, February 2015
“I wanted to let you know about the trip you put together for my husband and I for our 30th anniversary. It was absolutely fantastic. We loved everything about it including the accommodations. Everyone that we dealt with at our accommodations was terrific, and the rooms were great and very clean. We also loved all the excursions and the pace to go from one place to another. We were able to take many many pictures and have wonderful memories. We truly are envious of where you come from. You truly live in paradise. Thanks again and hopefully we can do this kind of trip again in the future.”
Barb Butler, Canada, January 2015
“Just a quick note of thanks for arranging this amazing holiday – we thoroughly enjoyed it and your planning and organisation of the trip was first class. We will certainly refer you to anyone we know who wishes to holiday in NZ.”
Howard Herman, January 2015
“Lorraine and Martin, Joan and George, Darryl and myself want to thank you sincerely for the very special holiday you organised so professionally for us. We had a wonderful time filled with happy memories of the gorgeous scenery and a lot of laughs together. The accommodation was great! In the time frame given, you certainly gave us some great activities and sights to see. We all got a superb taste of the beauty of NZ. Thank you for your generous and flexible approach and for all the useful advice. Everything ran smoothly. (George has already recommended you to his friends in Canada!”
Lorraine and Martin, Joan and George, Darryl and Marilyn, December 2014
“Vidya and I would like to thank you for your help in arranging a wonderful holiday in NZ. We would gladly recommend your company to our friends.
Chandran and Vidya Nair, December 2014
“We just wanted to say thank you for all your organisational skills. Jen and I really enjoyed our trip, and everything went off without a hitch. We really appreciate it. NZ certainly is a beautiful place! Once again, thank you for all your help – we are two happy customers.”
Jane Hutchinson, December 2014.
“Everything went well, on our NZ holiday. The scenery was great & we saw enough to know where to spend a bit more time if we get the opportunity to get back some time. Thanks a lot for your efforts which meant the trip went very smoothly.”
Les & Dawn Hancock, December 2014
“WOW 🙂 Thank you for organizing our memorable holiday in your beautiful country, you are a highly recommended professional company great to deal with. It all went according to plan, the trips were brilliant, we both enjoyed every moment of it.”
Maureen & Peter Glyde, UK, November 2014
“The trip went well and you had it well organised. All accommodation was excellent and we loved the night on Milford Sound and our extra trip from Queenstown to Christchurch via Omarama.”
Bruce and Alison Amos, October 2014
“Hi Francine & Claire, we are now back in the North Island and as Kiwi’s we would like to thank you for organising our South Island trip. Honestly, we would have not had such a fabulous time in the Fiords, Stewart Island, Queenstown and Wanaka without your expertise. With your help, based on your personal experience, we made perfect choices. The whole trip went smoothly with great advice on traveling times and distances, what to watch out for and great things to do and see. Even weather outlooks were very accurate. Thanks so much again, kind regards”
Rob and Michele Bargh, May 2014
“Hello Francine, We are home from our wonderful New Zealand experience and I just wanted to thank you very much for making it so much easier for us. We loved it all and will recommend your organisation to everyone we know that are planning a trip over there. We intend to do it again too one day.”
Marie & Geoff Garson, April 2014
“We have returned from New Zealand, and I must say we had an absolute fantastic time. Thank you for organising it for us.”
Julie Grams, March 2014
“I just wanted to thank you for arranging an incredible trip for my husband and I. The agenda was excellent, we loved all the cities, the drives, the people, all the motels etc. New Zealand exceeded our expectations and so did you and NZ Travel Organiser! My only complaint would be that I wish we had even more time to explore! The West Coast was our favorite by the way Glaciers surrounded by temperate rainforest-amazing!!!”
Michele Klein, February 2014
“Hi Francine, the trip was great! Everything went as planned and on time. The motel in Nelson was very good and had a wonderful couple as hosts. The one in Picton was also one with a great host couple. All of the accommodations were up to scale. The bus drivers were good on giving commentary on the county side. Thanks for your good work.”
Don Rohlf, February 2014
“Hi Francine, here we are back in Brisbane after our trip to NZ’s North Island. We’d like to say a big thank you to you and your staff for the organisation that you did to create a thoroughly enjoyable visit. We really loved the activities you arranged for us: the dinner cruise on Auckland harbour was a standout, but then, everything else was good too! We were very happy with our Auckland accommodation, and everywhere we stayed did the one essential thing in a hotel/motel – that is, provided nice big comfortable beds! We loved Hell’s Gate, thoroughly enjoyed Te Puia, Waitomo Caves, the Dune Rider, the Dolphin Cruise – and we had Charles’s birthday dinner at Orbit restaurant in Auckland’s Sky City – a brilliant place for a special night out.”
Cecelia & Charles Woodhouse, February 2014
“Would just like to say thank you for a seamless holiday. Everything went smoothly and to plan.”
Janice and Andrew Fogg, February 2014
Hi Francine, we had a wonderful holiday. Poppy’s was a magic venue. The weather in Milford Sound was great and the overnight was truly memorable. As was the swim in the sea. Thank you very much. We will recommend your service to our friends.
Rafael Church, February 2014
“Just wanted to thank you again for all your assistance in arranging our trip. Everything went smoothly and there were “no surprises!”
Alan Levin, January 2014
“Hi, I just wanted to thank you for organising the holiday trip for me and my family, we all had an amazing time and couldn’t have done it without your help. Thank you very much.”
Narcissus Dhungana, January 2014
“Dear Francine, My family and I have arrived safely in Singapore. We wish to thank you for the customized plan that you did for us which made our trip really wonderful. We would never be able to get such great experience if the trip was not customized to our needs and wants, especially when there are 3 generations of us in the group. It was a great idea and our fortune that you got Chris to guide and drive us around. He is constantly thinking and working to make the holiday as fulfilling for us as possible as he constantly give us great recommendations of activities and food to choose from. He is also really knowledgable about New Zealand. With his sharing of knowledge, the sightseeing became more meaningful. He was also really entertaining and kind, which allow us to see him not just as a guide but as a great friend towards the end of our holiday. All in all, he takes responsibility of our happiness, and put his thoughtfulness into actions, which made our holiday a lot smoother and complete. Simple things like booking our cafe/restaurant in advance, constantly checking the weather, checking in and out for us without us having to personally use our vouchers etc were done.There isn’t much negative events that I can comment on throughout the planning process and the holiday. You replied us really efficiently every time and there were no hiccups during the journey. NZ Travel Organiser is a great idea and business model and I wish that you will continue to bring great happiness to people’s holiday. Great Service!”
Jian Wei Ow Yong, January 2014
“Hi Francine, we have returned from a wonderful week in the South Island and want to thank you very much for your most professional assistance in organising the trip – we had a great time and (weather aside!) all went seamlessly. Thanks very much also to Claire who managed to arrange a last-minute visit to Doubtful Sound after our flight to Milford Sound was cancelled. Doubtful Sound was beautiful and we really do appreciate the effort that was made to ensure that we didn’t miss out on Fiordland.”
Nicola Bailey, January 2014
“Hi Francine & Claire, we just got back to Melbourne this morning, after a wonderful trip of the South Island. We wanted to convey our appreciation, for organizing the logistics of the travel so efficiently. Both of us are very impressed with the way everything worked. It was like clockwork. The accommodations were very good & the activities exceeded our expectations. We would definitely recommend your services to anyone who asks.”
Indranil & Preethi Puzzari, December 2013
“We’re back in Sydney now after our very pleasant holiday. Thankyou for putting together an itinerary that was on the whole very well planned. Each of the 3 tours that you organised was wonderful, especially since we would probably not have found them if left to our own devices.”
Geoff Walker, December 2013
“To Francine and all the staff at NZ Travel Organiser, many thanks for a wonderful holiday we have just arrived back home to Ireland. We just had an amazing time from the minute we landed in Christchurch until we left. All the tours were amazing!”
Gretta Douglas, December 2013
Hi Ladies, just letting you know our self drive holiday was a blast, we had the best time in New Zealand, I can’t get over how beautiful the Country is, when we arrived in Mount Cook at the resort it was raining so we headed straight for the pub & when I checked the next days weather forecast at the Information Centre, on the board was a drawing of a snowman & I thought “yeah right” but the next morning we awoke to snow, I couldn’t believe it, grabbed the camera before it stopped but it just kept coming down until it was thick with snow, now me being “The Weather Fairy” I turned it on for us, & it hadn’t snowed there since June, so how about that???? We did the Jet Boat, the chair lift, the amazing helicopter ride up to the snow capped mountain wow that’s all I can say, also the day cruise to Doubtful Sound which was plan B as the road to Milford Sound was blocked due to an avalanche but it didn’t matter we loved it, all the Hotels were lovely & we did the half day hike to Fox Glacier got some fantastic photos & video then after that we relaxed in the hot springs for an hour to relax our tired bodies it was heaven. I must say my favourite place was Wanaka, the lake is amazing I really wanted to live there, Christine’s was Queenstown but she loves shopping ha! Anyway thanks again for organising such a great holiday we will definitely recommend you to our friends.”
Lesle & Michael Harrison, November 2013
“Just wanted to thank you so much for organising our wonderful holiday, we loved every minute of it, the accommodation was amazing and the places and helicopter ride etc. also fantastic. I certainly will recommend your organisation to my friends and I will be in touch when we decide to see the North Island.”
Christine Phyall, November 2013
Hi Francine,, just wanted to send a quick email to say a very big Thank You for your help with organizing our honeymoon to NZ. Your country is absolutely stunning and we had such a fun trip. We couldn’t have done it without you. With your help we saw as much as we could without being too stressed and it all went off without a hitch. Every place we stayed was more than comfortable and in great a location and all of the staff were more than helpful. Every activity we did was heaps of fun and showed us just how beautiful NZ really is. So thanks again, we’ll definitely be back and I’m sure we’ll be contacting you again. I’ll be recommending you to my friends!”
Anthony Ricca, Nomveber 2013
“Just wanted to say thanks. We had a great trip and everything went smoothly all around the country.”
Jack and Carol Slade, June 2013
“Just a final note to say thanks for organising the logistics for a South Island travel. Everything worked like clockwork and it was great – even the west coast rain on the last day. Aoraki Court Motel Mt Cook was excellent – they are new and Poppies B & B Wanaka was outstanding – no further comment required there. Your estimates of times were spot on – well done.”
Ian Tait, May 2013
“Thank you for your organisation of our trip. Everything went well our accommodation was excellent. All the hosts were lovely and helpful with advice. The trips were great a high light for me was swimming with the dolphins. Hells Gate was interesting and I am glad that you recommended the tour. Thank you again we intend to come back next year and do the South Island.”
Sue Walton, April 2013
“I have been meaning to write to you since we came back from NZ but something always gets in the way! Bonnie and I had a very lovely and relaxing time there, thanks for your very knowledgeable guidance in suggesting our itinerary. We were most impressed with your very beautiful country, blissful weather and friendly locals we met there, and we plan to go back again, perhaps when there is snow around. I could imagine it would be just breath taking. We noticed how artificial, grey and dusty looking Melbourne has become after spending less than two weeks in NZ – it seems everything there fits in better with nature! Thank you once again!”
Eric & Bonnie Chan, March 2013
“I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to you for organising this fabulous trip for us. The activities and accommodations were fantastic and well exceeded our expectation. We are now waiting at the airport in which is the saddest part of the trip…We will definitely visit NZ again to see and experience other parts of this lovely country. I’ll be in touch with you when such time comes. All the best and thanks again!”
Elevyn Yung, March 2013
“I would like to thank you for an awesome holiday in NZ last month. The car, tours and accommodation was perfect for what we wanted to do and see. We will definitely be doing the South Island at a later date so you’ll hear from me then. Thank you again.”
Jane Hogarth & Ian Ferguson, February 2013
“Thank you again we had an amazing time. You all did such a great job in such a short time organising this trip for us. I will be recommending you to anyone in Australia who wants to travel to NZ. Thank you again we had the best time.”
Andrew Brunt & Michaela Rea, February 2013
“We have returned from a wonderful holiday – thanks for everything. No problems with itinerary and accommodation was all fantastic.”
Davis Thomas and Family, January 2013
“Our trip to NZ was great. All of the reservations you made were flawless. Everything went smoothly. The various motels were all nice. Most seemed to be family owned and they were very nice and accommodating. The last one in Queenstown, Alexis, was particularly nice. What an awesome view off our balcony of the lake, mountains and sunset. The lunch at the top of the gondola in Rotorua was worth the $25. Very nice. I would also recommend the Agrodome sheep show as a must see there. Very good. The Maori show was good and the meal great. After dinner they took us to the geothermal area on site where there is a big geyser that erupts every 1 1/2 hours. This was very interesting and a nice ending to the evening. The glowworm caves south of Hamilton were very interesting. There are two caves there and I liked the walking cave tour better than the one with the boat ride. There is more structure and glowworms in it. Thanks again for your assistance in setting up our memorable trip.”
Jerry & Sylvia McGinty, December 2012
“New Zealand was beautiful. We both throughly enjoyed our holiday! It is such a beautiful country and the people are so nice. We also did a lot of walking….beautiful and never ending breathtaking scenery! Thank you for all your prompt and kind assistance and responses! I will definitely recommend your service to our friends who would like to visit New Zealand.”
Rachel Chack, November 2012
“Just a short note to advise you of our thoughts regarding the 10 day holiday package. Paper work etc in getting the hire car went smoothly and road maps of Auckland, Wellington and Nth Island were provided. Finally on our way. Auckland City hotel accommodation was excellent. We had dinner and breakfast at the Malaysian restaurant, an enjoyable experience. The Oceans Resort Whitianga was exceptional. The Best Western Capri Court Motor Inn Rotorua was first class with the receptionist (Margaret) being friendly and more than helpful. We both enjoyed the Te Puia Te Po Maori evening experience and the Hell’s Gate Package. The Comfort Inn Cascades Taupo was exceptional. Staff were wonderful and helpful. The Taupo Floatplane scenic flight was wonderful and should not to be missed when visiting Taupo. Motel de la Mer Napier was also exceptional with the receptionist helpful. Brougham Heights Motel New Plymouth was exceptional with staff being friendly and helpful. Returning the car to Apex went smoothly with no problems at all. To sum up, our stay on the Nth Island was a wonderful experience and the package you provided allowed us to enjoy the sights of this wonderful island.”
Bernie & Margaret Elker, November 2012
“Thank you for giving us such a wonderful holiday experience. My expectations were very high as I have for a long time wanted to visit the South Island, a summary. The drive to Lake Tekapo was most enjoyable some very nice towns and scenery, Lake Tekapo was well worth the visit, went to Mt John Observatory brilliant. The drive to Dunedin varying changes in scenery most enjoyable, a lot to see in a short time all excellent. The drives are getting more spectacular, Queenstown a magic place could have spent at least a week there. The short drive to Wanaka was spectacular. Drive to Franz Josef another fantastic drive. Drive to Hokitika complete changes to scenery again fantastic. Drive to Able Tasman the longest drive but the beauty of the drive made it seem like a short drive. Drive to Nelson very short nice drive, could have spent a few more days there a lovely city. Drive to Hanmer Springs through vineyards, coast line and country absolute magic. Hanmer Springs I could live there (cannot say much more than that). Short drive back to Christchurch, flatter but nice journey. Your activity bookings and car perfect. Queenstown Gondola brilliant experience, Milford Sound, Shotover Jet, Franz Josef Helicopter to Glacier, Abel Tasman Cruise…all activities were first class! My wife and I found the people very helpful and friendly, the roads in perfect condition and finally the weather we had approximately one and a half days rain which was mostly while we were on the road, got sun burnt at Abel Tasman. Weather much better than was expected. This was a wonderful holiday, thank you again! The only disappointment was to not have more time there.”
Sheila & Elliott Coulson, November 2012
“Janet & I arrived home yesterday and I just wanted to tell you how much we loved New Zealand. We want to thank you for the most wonderful trip and the accommodation was terrific! We will recommend you to all in Sundry here in Oz and we will be back to do the rest of your beautiful country.”
Margaret Hart & Janet Crawford , March 2012.
“We returned safe and sound from our trip, very happy and carrying some wonderful NZ souvenirs/gifts/photos/memories in our luggage! NZ is truly beautiful, and wonderfully geared for tourism. Each activity was well organised; roads stops at natural attractions are well-marked; the roads are well maintained AND the coffee is good! Thanks again for all your efficient communication, assistance and advice before and during our trip. I will be very happy to recommend your service to anyone who asks.”
Alicia Bliszczyk, February 2012.
“Thank you very much for arranging our fortnight in NZ. Everything worked brilliantly, every event clicked into place like magic and our holiday went like clockwork. We had a great time – even got a bit sun burnt at Paihia. The TranzAlpine railway was soo good we ran out of superlatives! The guide’s commentary was a highlight. Napier, Wanaka, Auckland, Christchurch – brilliant. You even arranged perfect weather for us. Can we do that again?”
Margaret & Greg Day, February 2012
“Just a quick note to say thank you for all your help in making our holiday a great one. We both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and were looked after very well everywhere we went. We had a wonderful time in NZ and look forward to returning one day to see more of your beautiful country. Thanking you again for all your assistance.”
Joanne Shepherd, January 2012
“I meant to thank you very much for your work in arranging our beautiful holiday since we’ve returned. It’s almost a month since our return and I’m still busy sorting out the photos we took. You have a beautiful country and we enjoyed every minute we were there. We actually both wished we could’ve stayed a lot longer. But there will be another time.”
John Martin van Vliet – Australia, October 2011
“Thanks a lot for your help and keep up the good customer service as it’s been a real pleasure dealing with you.”
Vuyo Yekela Sibonisiwe, October 2011
“When I decided to travel to New Zealand, I had the curiosity to contact a NZ Travel Agency just to check how you work; and it was a good surprise when I got your first answer – immediately and already with proposal’s! Since then, each time we developed the tour according to my orientations, everything has been simple and objective! Very competent and professional!!”
José Belo, September 2011
Just wanted to say a very big ‘thank you!’ for organising an extremely enjoyable vacation for us! It was undoubtedly one of the best holidays we have had – New Zealand is a stunning country! The efficiency that you organised the trip, considering it was a last-minute break was just amazing, and the cost considering all the inclusions was also a big winner! We hope to be contacting you in the future as another trip is definitely something we would love to do!”
Richard & Bronwen Crosbie, April 2011
“l can certainly recommend NZ Travel Organiser! It was a very slick way to book our Travel! We had the most amazing trip.”
Sue Adamson, January 2011
“I just wanted to drop you a short note to thank you for all the wonderful work you did on helping us organize our New Zealand vacation. Every step of the vacation was flawlessly planned, but the best part of planning this vacation with you was the care, patience and attention to detail that you demonstrated throughout the booking process. Without your suggestions we would have not had such a great time, and we’re looking forward to our next trip, New Zealand is definitely a place we want to come back to!””
Hari Sekhar, January 2011