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Meet the team of New Zealand touring experts
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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. 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.
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.

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.

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.

Telephone: +6434430892
David Kettle
David Kettle

Director

Favourite Journey - Wanaka to Te Anau
Best activity inclusion - Hobbiton

I started this company over 15 years ago and it has gone from strength to strength.  We have an awesome team who pride themselves on supporting our clients from the moment they first enquire to the time their New Zealand experience is over.  Check out the amazing testimonials to see just how awesome coming to New Zealand with Self Drive Tours can really be. 

Telephone: +64 27 4116938
Helena Reimer
Helena Reimer

Sales Support

Favourite Journey - Auckland to Paihia
Best activity inclusion - Mitai Maori Village

Originally from England, New Zealand stole my heart! From the cool calm mountains in Wanaka to the quirky capital and beyond, this country has so much to offer.  Hardly touched by the small population New Zealand has so many hidden gems and off the beaten track locations to explore, whether you like hiking, surfing, studying history or drinking (the tastiest of) wine; New Zealand has it all.

Telephone: +6434430812
Liz Wilson
Liz Wilson

New Zealand Agent Specialist

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.

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.

Telephone: +6434430895
Nisse Perry
Nisse Perry

Product Specialist

Favourite Journey - Christchurch to Greymouth via Arthurs Pass
Best activity inclusion - TranzAlpine Scenic Train

As a product specialist, I get the opportunity to handpick all the best accommodations/activities and adventures for all our guests.  There are hundreds of ideas already made to get your mouth watering but really any tour is customisable so please get in touch with our team and let's adapt something to match you.

Telephone: +6434430812
Rebecca Bisset
Rebecca Bisset

Financial Controller

Favourite Journey - Kaikoura to Picton
Best activity inclusion - Whale Watch Kaikoura

What a great team we have here at New Zealand Self Drive Tours, with a huge range of interests and knowledge we know we can create you the perfect custom New Zealand tour. There are so many tour suggestions online but if you can't quite find the right fit or fancy something a little different just know our specialists are always just a phone call away and eager to assist. 

Telephone: +6434430812
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 8 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.

Telephone: +6434430846