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a bit of background

Having been involved extensively with the Travel Industry for the past 30+ years providing guided tours to all corners of the world, as well as regional New Zealand tours, the time had come to focus more on our 'backyard' as it were, hence the birth of New Zealand Tours & Travel and Tesla Tours. 


In addition to leading small groups on overland tours, we also lead them on both ocean and river cruises, so we are acutely aware of the intricacies of all forms of travel and the best ways to maximise the guest experience accordingly.

Over the past decade we recognised a change in the way many travelers wanted to experience the places their travels took them, and the means of transportation. There was an increasing demand for smaller group sizes, more personal service and greater comfort.  We filled the void by offering personally escorted small group experiences.

That's the same philosophy we  apply today to guests joining us from all over the globe.

seeking a more personal experience of Aotearoa, New Zealand.

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how do you like to travel?

Our guests are people who prefer not to be just another number amongst many. People whose time is valuable and want to make every second count. People who value a more personalised level of service. People seeking some exclusivity in their arrangements.

Whatever your reason, if you want to make the experience of each destination even more memorable, by the time we bid farewell we aim to have exceeded your expectations.

For that reason we also chose vehicles that fitted with our philosophy. As our guest you can choose between the comfort of either a... 


  • Mercedes 12-19 seater Hi Roof minibus (max 11 guests only) or

  • Exclusive Tesla Model Y experience for 1-3 guests only

what we do for you

We know travelers are spoilt for choice with a vast number of tour operators offering their services.


What sets us apart is our experience, and desire to show our guests not just the highlights but some of the lesser known gems of Christchurch, Canterbury and Hurunui. Sure, we'll tell you all about the places you're seeing, but more than that, we'll allow time for you to really experience this incredible slice of paradise, and the magnificence of its scenery, culture, people and architecture.


By the time our journey together concludes, you'll leave with a much greater appreciation of Ōtautahi (Christchurch) and/or Akaroa, feeling a real sense of satisfaction for all that you've experienced, and maybe even becoming a bit of a local yourself. 

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