Meet the team of New Zealand touring experts

About New Zealand self drive tours

What do we do?

We use our experience and knowledge of New Zealand and our unique technology to design and create a truly memorable New Zealand Self Drive tour for you.
With New Zealand Self Drive Tours we don’t simply resell you other companies' itineraries and tours relabelled as our own. We offer you the largest choice of tour routes and accommodation, car and activity combinations and we can customise each one to suit you further.
Right from your first contact with us the same New Zealand tour expert will handle your enquiry, planning process, reservation and documentation to ensure consistent quality.

Why choose us to plan your New Zealand tour?

We have built our reputation on honest, accurate, relevant advice combined with an absolute no-compromise approach to providing you with the best possible service and with our custom technology we offer professional itinerary presentations. This combined with reservation and management technology ensures we spend time planning your tour and not processing paper!
Our small dedicated team are all New Zealand enthusiasts and between us, we have visited or experienced virtually every property, activity, and location we offer you. Based in Wanaka we have been in operation since 2004, and all our tours have been tried and tested by not just us but you, our clients.
We publish all feedback we receive to our guest book and you can search feedback for specific locations, properties and activities to see what other guests have to say. We take feedback seriously and continually monitor the quality of our suppliers.

Our Company Values

Stay True - Each day we choose to work with integrity, honesty and to be completely authentic with our team, suppliers and clients.
Band Together - We collaborate, empathise and support the people we work with, customers, clients and the great team we are apart of.  
Look Beyond - Here at Fine Tours New Zealand, we are always looking to adapt, be innovative, flexible and fair in an ever-changing travel market.
Empower - Within our business, we love to empower all our clients to choose the best experience for them. We are here to support you all of the way!

Staff list
Chelsea Lodge
Chelsea Lodge

New Zealand Specialist

Favourite Journey - Rotorua to Taupo
Best activity inclusion - International Antarctic Centre

Although I have not been with New Zealand Self Drive Tours as long as others, my passion and knowledge for New Zealand goes way back.  Having spent my childhood adventuring around I went on to become a New Zealand guide.  I have a great understanding of what works for some might not for someone else, after all, we're all different.  I strongly believe the best way to get the most out of your holiday is to take guidance from one of our team, we will listen, create and support you through the entire process.

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

Telephone: +6432228021
Christina Brockie
Christina Brockie

New Zealand Specialist

Favourite Journey - Greymouth to Haast
Best activity inclusion - Shotover Jet

Working at New Zealand Self Drive Tours allows me to explore my passion for travel and New Zealand.  Unfortunately, I can't spend all my time travelling so working to build you the perfect itinerary is the next best thing.  I love to chat with my clients and really understand what you need from a holiday then I can go away and compile the perfect journey with dates that suit.

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

Telephone: +6434430892
Liz Wilson
Liz Wilson

Sales Manager

Favourite Journey - Kaka Point to Dunedin
Best activity inclusion - Monarch - Otago Peninsula Wildlife Premier Tour

Originally from Canada, I have fallen in love with New Zealand it's like home on a smaller, more accessible scale.  I love to make the most of my weekends adventuring and enjoy all the activities on offer. Aproblem solver at heart I'm here to make sure our team of consultants have all the tools they need to make your New Zealand holiday dreams come true.

Telephone: +6434430842
Louise Barrett
Louise Barrett

New Zealand Specialist

Favourite Journey - Wanaka to Te Anau
Best activity inclusion - Milford Sound Fly-Cruise Fly

I have been a member of the Self Drive Tours team for over 5 years and LOVE helping people create a once in a lifetime holiday. Give me a call and let's have a chat about what will make a trip to New Zealand most special for you.

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

Telephone: +6434430895
Shelley Ryder
Shelley Ryder

New Zealand Specialist

Favourite Journey - Auckland to Whitianga
Best activity inclusion - Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach Express

New Zealand has so much to offer: lazy Sundays by the beach or lake, delicious dinners, bush walks, unique experiences like the Waitomo Glowworm caves and so much more. I have been helping create and support people just like you on their New Zealand adventures for over 9 years.  My assistance doesn't just stop when you book your tour, throughout your whole journey me and the team are at the end of the phone and ready to help.

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

Telephone: +6434430846
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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 New Zealand Self Drive 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. 

New Zealand self drive supports the Tiaki promise