At The Road Trip our philosophy is to go out of our way to make our guests comfortable and happy. From the minute you make contact with us up until the end of your memorable private New Zealand tour. We always endeavour to drive you to the best possible scenic spots and always recommend and organise only the best activities along the way.
Our primary mission is to deliver exceptional service value with a real focus on individual bespoke itineraries that our guests take away as key lifetime experiences.
Because this is your tour however, you have the freedom to choose what you want to do during the day without being on a fixed itinerary such as on a large coach trip. Let me welcome you on ‘The Road Trip’ of a lifetime.
Tailored Experiences: With a meticulously crafted route, you can discover the iconic landmarks and off-the-beaten-path treasures that resonate with your interests. Say goodbye to rigid schedules and hello to a truly personalized adventure.
Unrivaled Expertise: With years of industry experience, our passionate team of experts possesses in-depth knowledge of New Zealand. We’ve curated our network of trusted partners, handpicking the finest accommodations, attractions, and experiences to ensure you enjoy an exceptional trip
Prioritizing Wellbeing: Your well-being is our utmost priority. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, private touring is the safest way to ensure your peace of mind throughout your journey. Our resilient approach to travel allows us to adapt seamlessly to changing circumstances, guaranteeing a secure and enjoyable experience.
When the opportunity arose for me to start guiding our New Zealand tours for people from various nationalities and all walks of life, I jumped at the opportunity.
I believe that it is always the little extras that go a long way in making my clients’ experience one that they will always remember.
I started The Road Trip after years of guiding tours in New Zealand, France and the UK and learning as much as possible along the way about what really makes a positive impact on customers. With a passion for nature and the outdoors, I believe in seeing not only the highlights of a country but also the hard to find back country spots that not many others know about. My country is like a large box of treasure but the beauty is in seeking out what would otherwise be hidden on a typical tourist map.
I look forward to meeting you!
The Road Trip Founder
After several years of running our fantastic tours of New Zealand, we have grown our brand ten times in volume but with that our service and level of client experience just keeps getting better and better.
We have even been mentioned in National Newspapers for the fact that we have now had several repeat travellers that absolutely love the flexibility and individual service level that we provide that just simply can’t be accomplished on a standard bus tour. One such group is even preparing for their 6th private tour with us!
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We are also a Qualmark Endorsed operator which ensures that we have been tested and graded as a high-quality operator in New Zealand which gives our guests peace of mind when booking a tour with us.
This is a great question and there are actually several factors that determine the per person cost.
No Problem! Our custom self-drive tours are designed with freedom and flexibility in mind but with the added security that we are here for you just a phone call away should you need assistance in any area. Everything is booked and arranged by us in advance to a tee meaning you won’t show up in one of the popular tourist towns and find that there are no rooms available.
We have spent years developing relationships with accommodation, activity and restaurant providers that really go out of their way to look after guests that have booked their trip with us. We look after our providers and in return, they provide a fantastic service to our guests.
We provide a GPS and route notes that mark out activities, restaurants and even hidden photo spots that remove all the guesswork for you. You will not get lost and worry about missing ‘that incredible walking track or photo spot’.
Our Travel app is powerful and showcases all the spots we know and love in New Zealand so we can share them with you! Each tour gets its very own custom notes to help you explore easily! This includes tips & tricks, accommodation, food and drinks locations, special walks, waterfalls, photo spots, and much more exclusive insider knowledge! See why traveling with us is the best below!
Please have a look through our client feedback over the last 6 years and see what they have to say about their experience with us.
We are here to ask any questions that you may need and here to help create an incredible user experience from the minute that you make contact with us. Contact us and you will be one step closer to a dream vacation of a lifetime around New Zealand.