“It was such a special time for Dave and I and we really did love every minute of it. After a challenging year I cannot tell you how much it meant to us having someone plan such a thoughtful, fun and unique itinerary that really matched what we wanted. Overall, I think the only thing we would change is having more time in all the places!

You did an amazing job and your passion for the place and care for making sure we had a great trip was so obvious from the initial pack and wine book, to the diversity and uniqueness of the different places we stayed – thank you.” - From Dave and Kate Wilson, January 2012



“Our tour with you was such a pleasure. Meeting so many of your friends and family allowed us to see New Zealand from a much more personal point of view. Arapata House is an elegant venue, and Rae and Ben perfect hosts.

Visiting wineries and the gannet reserve and driving to visit artist Adrian Cave… the sheep shearing, the lovely dinner with Sylvia, the trip to Napier and the quest for Merino wool…

In summary, New Zealand is pretty close to Paradise. The people everywhere were hospitable and welcoming. The scenery is jaw-droppingly beautiful. The hotels, lodges and B&B’s were luxurious. We did regret that we couldn’t stay longer in some areas.

We are eager for more NZ adventures and envy those who will soon be lining up to explore that beautiful part of the world with Guided NZ.” – From Marie and George Andros, February 2011