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"Had a wonderful trip of New Zealand South Island from 26th Sept to 3rd Oct 2014. Thoroughly enjoyed the drive, the scenic beauty, the treks and the Activities.

We would highly recommend New Zealand as a Holiday destination for all interest groups - backpackers, honeymoon couple or Family.

Katie had done excellent arrangements for our stay, car rental and activities. Our trip was completely hassle free. Thanks Katie."

Prakash and Sudha, India
September 2014

We totally enjoyed our trip in New Zealand. It was our honey moon trip and all was well planned with excellent activities and great hotel accomodation. Our trip was hassle free with no worries as the itinerary that you have put together was superb with estimated time, distance and recommendations on the place and activities. It was a bursting with relaxation and breeze holiday.

The speed of your service was incredible and your friendliness are the key factors why Experience NZ was chosen for our trip. I will definitely recommend to my friends!

Katie, you rock! And keep the passion and the kiwi spirit going!”

Steven & Eileen, Singapore
April 2014

Very well planned trip, cover almost all attactions, Hassle free. The Best accommodations, Details very well inform, Like to do it again!

Kiran and Family
April 2014

Just a few lines to say how much Geoff and I enjoyed our trip, you have a ruggedly beautiful scenic country. We were very happy with the Mt. Cook tour you arranged and all of our hotels were of excellent standard, we could not fault the staff at any of the hotels they were helpful and courteous. The hire car was in good condition and very clean! I guess our only regret is we should have seen one island at a time and perhaps had more time to explore, but I’m sure we will be back. Thank you for the dinner you arranged in the restaurant at Queenstown – what superb views - we were lucky we had view as the sun was setting and then all the lights at night. So a big thank you for sharing your expertise with us which enabled us to have an enjoyable holiday. Regards,

Patricia & Geoff.
Mar 2014 Australia

Couldn't have asked for better service. Katie was there to advise every step of the way and nothing was too much trouble even some last minute changes. Always received prompt responses to emails. Would not hesitate to use this company again or recommend to anyone.

Michelle and Family, Australia
April 2014

Highly recommend Driving New Zealand to organise travel to NZ. Katie McGregor is very organised, communicated well, provided lots of information and organised everything we wanted really well. Nothing was any trouble for her to organise. Very happy with everything. We had a wonderful relaxing holiday thanks to Katie and Driving New Zealand.

Everything was perfect. Great locations, great hotels and wonderful organisation. You even highlighted the trip on the map of the North Island, so helpful. I couldn't believe how much information you provided in the package, with brochures and vouchers all clearly labelled. You have done a great job and I would thoroughly recommend you to other travelling to NZ.

Robyn and Ron, Australia
Dec 2013

Hi Michael , We had a great trip! South Island is absolutely beautiful. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The hotel selections were perfect. Again, thank you planning such a wonderful vacation.

Dave Smith
Oct 2013

"My colleague, Maude Laliberté, and I, Dr. Jason Behrmann, recently returned from our trip to NZ that you organized for us. With the utmost warm regards, we would like to thank you for your hard work and beyond-excellent planning.

The entire trip was wonderful from start to finish. Your choice of hotels were absolutely stellar and we cannot fathom (given the prices we observed throughout the country!) how you got us such a great deal. It appears that you have quite the connections; we estimate that we got at least 50% off the price of most hotels and entry to all events/tours.

This is outstanding, especially since the regular price of most tours averaged at $100 per person. We would not have been able to afford these costs if we had planned the trip on our own. From here on, if any members of our social network plan on visiting NZ, we will refer them to your company and you, specifically, to plan their trip. Great job, and New Zealand is indeed a country worthy of envy. Cheers."

Jason & Maude, Canada
Apr 2013

"It is hard to know where to begin in singing the praises of Michael for organizing our wonderful New Zealand holiday and being infinitely patient when we had changes of mind in the planning stages. We simply advised him what we would like to do and he arranged it all perfectly whilst making several excellent suggestions.

Our accommodation was all excellent and situated in the cities where we were easily able to continue our onward journey without any hassle ; our room at The Distinction Nugget Point in Queenstown overlooked the river and the room at the Hermitage at Mount Cook looked straight at the mountain. It just could not have been better. There were so many highlights it is hard to pick one out but perhaps the helicopter flight over the Franz Joseph and Fox glaciers would have to be it, an absolutely “must do” and not far behind would be the Whale Watch Trip at Kaikoura.

We intend to return to New Zealand next year and will certainly be asking Michael to arrange everything for us again. I have done a great deal of travelling and I do not think this company can be bettered for their efficiency and helpfulness, I shall certainly be recommending them to anyone who is intending to travel to new Zealand.

Penny Laver
Jan 2013

"We are slowly recovering from our "high" and now it is back to reality and work! Wow, what a beautiful, clean place NZ is. We so enjoyed ourselves and all we did and saw. Lots of memories through pictures!

Thank you for working so hard with my husband to personalize our trip. The pace was right and Dick did well manoeuvring the winding roads and driving on the left side! Our accommodations spoiled us considering we are use to a tent but it was nice to sleep in a nice bed and also have a beautiful view most of the places."

Jan and Dick
Jan 2013

"As this is our first trip to NZ, DrivingNZ really gave us a head start for our holiday planning. DrivingNZ would suggest and modify the itinerary to suit you. Once you finalise the itinerary with DrivingNZ, they would do all the bookings for you and email you the vouchers. With Michael's recommendation and prompt response to our queries, we found the confidence to have DivingNZ booked our accommodation, golf and rented car in the South Island. Thank you Michael, thank you DrivingNZ."

Ros
Nov 2012

Hi Clara and Michael,

Reached back india yesterday with a whole lot of good lovely memories.
Thank you for all your support, the trip was fabulous .The hotels were very good, nice location,nice rooms and extra ordinarily friendly staff.NZ is one place we have decided to come back again for a holiday.Its so scenic and we loved the NZ cuisine and the kiwis.
Everything was fantastic. Thanks once again.

Regards,
Deepa and George.

"It is very helpful to get professional advice from Helen. She correctly pointed out that there is a lot of driving in a short period of time. For the first day, we did not visit any places of interest because I did not expect the sun to go down as 'early' as 5.30pm. It got better for the following days. My family enjoyed the scenary and the convenient of getting the car and the accommodation. Thank you."

Eng and family, Malaysia
May 2011

"Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our holiday. NZ was superb. We honestly loved every minute of it. All our accommodation was great especially loved The Hermitage and of course The Rees."

"We made it down to Milford Sound and back and then it snowed 40 cm that night and road closed. The boys got to enjoy enough snow to ski. My poor husband almost had a heart attack Bungy Jumping but he did it. The scenery was amazing, highlights were Lake Tekapo and Mount Cook, but did love it all.
On our way back to Christchurch it had snowed all night in Queenstown and surrounds so we had to take the east coast road which was spectacular and a great opportunity to see another part of NZ.
We made our flight easily. Luckily we had an early start. Everywhere we went we only encountered warm, friendly people that couldn't do enough for us. A truly wonderful experience. I will highly recommend you and New Zealand. Next time we will come over for much longer.
So once again thank you very very much for a wonderful holiday, and all your advice and planning.
Warmest regards"

Adele
July 2011

"The travel arrangements were excellent. We would certainly recommend your company."

Judy and Nigel, Australia
March 2011

"Helen, thank you so much for making this trip a wonderful experience. Your attention to our requests was fantastic and I have already told all our friends to use your services should they decide to visit your wonderful homeland. It was a 25th Wedding Anniversary that we will not soon forget."

Paul and Julie, Australia
February 2011

"The service and local knowledge by Driving NZ was outstanding. We would like to thank Helen and her team for making our holiday enjoyable and memorable. We highly recommend Driving NZ."

Marcia and Dan, Australia
February 2011

"Thank you for arranging our wonderful holiday to New Zealand. The itinerary allowed us to travel at a comfortable pace but we still saw an amazing range of scenery and were able to participate in a number of memorable excursions as well. Your accommodation and activity recommendations were just right for us. A great holiday!"

Elizabeth and Robert, Australia
February 2011

"We have just completed our 28 day excursion to NZ, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Driving NZ staff prepared us a fantastic itinerary that exactly matched our interests and expectations - Thanks Helen! They booked us lots of eco-adventure tours and also made some valuable suggestions about things to see along the way. This is the first time we have booked a holiday through an on-line travel agent, and it has all proceeded extremely smoothly."

Michael and Deirdre, Australia
February 2011

"Going to a travel agent in New Zealand was probably the best decision we made. Helen just seemed to choose the very best accommodation and tours and places of interest for us. The trip was “custom made” for us and we couldn’t have been happier. The weather didn’t always put on its best show, however we’d rather visit New Zealand than Switzerland!! Thanks so much, Helen, for all you did from start to finish – for us it was the trip of a lifetime. We have and will continue to share your address with our friends!"

John and Lynne, Australia
January 2011

"We stayed 23 days and 22 nights which today is a lengthy stay. It was certainly designed to be relaxing and not rushed which is what we wanted and also cover as much of the country as possible in the time allocated. In retrospect the 3 night stays could have been reduced to 2 nights and perhaps a little extra time spent in the north island but you can't see everything and we believe the whole trip was designed well and we really enjoyed it. Our daughters who are getting to an 'awkward' stage in their lives also had a good time and appreciated the relaxed style of the holiday. I believe the service given by your organisation was top class and I would certainly recommend you to others I know if they are considering a trip to New Zealand."

Owen and family
Australia, January 2011

"The service we received via Helen was excellent - everything we could have asked for. Our preferences were catered for and all the suggestions were very good. Thank you very much"

Susan, UK
January 2011

"Did you ever try Driving NZ? If not, you should :) Best service, very flexible; Helen is so perfect. Driving NZ will give you the best accommodation, will arrange all items, very useful itinerary and everything what you need to fully enjoy the trip. So you don’t have to stress, just trust Driving NZ and you will never regret it :)"

Martin and Livia, Slovakia
December 2010

"Very accommodating and well organised. Satisfied our requirements perfectly and would definitely recommend to any prospective traveller to NZ. Would definitely utilise for further NZ travel arrangements."

Shane and family, Australia
December 2010

"Driving NZ listened to our requirements and interpreted them perfectly. We have no hesitation in recommending them. Also if you are travelling at peak time as we did if you don’t book your accommodation and excursions before you travel you are unlikely to get what you want when you want it."

Ian and Marilyn, UK
December 2010

"Your arrangements were faultless, and the quality of the hotels were excellent. We had particularly well-situated rooms in the hotels at Lake Tekapo and Queenstown. The Milford Sound trip was everything we hoped. It had rained just before so the waterfalls were at their best. Your service couldn't have been better, and the itinerary was spot on. Thank you again for setting up such a good itinerary and all the information."

Peter and Tricia, UK
December 2010

"We were initially very apprehensive about what we should expect from a Travel Company that we found using Google. However, our fears were unfounded and we had a marvelous vacation. We never would have been able to find this collection of exceptional B & B's by ourselves. The peer review and onsite visits by Driving NZ, definitely contribute to the overall high quality of the accommodations."

Fulton, USA
November 2010

"Found the website to be very informative and helpful and the advice given on bookings and arrangements for hotels, cars and excursions made extremely convenient. Made the trip a great success."

Kanwar, India
November 2010

"Helen from Driving NZ helped us to customize a trip to our liking. Her suggestions were excellent and we were given prompt efficient service throughout the planning process."

Lorrie, United States
November 2010

"We believe that Helen did a great job first in understanding clearly our requirements in terms of our location and activities interests and then planning a great itinerary. This was especially critical as we had a small kid of age 4 with us.

Yes it is a fact that NZ is a great place to visit, but equally or perhaps more important is the fact that to enjoy the country in completeness, someone has to organise a great trip and within the assigned budget and we think Helen was 'spot on' in the job which enabled us to cover both the North and south Island in the time we had. We would strongly recommend the services of Travel NZ to others..."

Navin, India
November 2010

"Driving NZ were fantastic! They made it so easy! We had a fantastic holiday and all of our needs were met and exceeded by Driving NZ."

Louise and Phil, Australia
October 2010

"We had a fabulous holiday in New Zealand, the trip ran very smoothly and everywhere we stayed was wonderful. The transalpine train journey and the overnight cruise on the Milford Mariner were definitely highlights, and will be remembered for a very long time. We can't sing Helen's praises highly enough."

Natalie, Australia
October 2010

"We were really impressed and happy with the planning that Helen put into our itinerary. She sent through a list of activities as well that proved very helpful and fun. We had a wonderful time visiting New Zealand-South Island and will use Driving NZ again when we plan our North Island trip."

Tracy and Stephen, Australia
October 2010

"How lucky were we that I accidentally came across your web site whilst preparing to organise our own itinerary for a 15 day driving holiday on the South Island of New Zealand. My mother (83 years old) and I (age not disclosed!) cannot speak highly enough of our experience with Driving NZ. From the first contact with Helen Munn it was professionalism all the way. At our request she organised our trip from the moment we landed in Christchurch until the morning we caught our plane back to Australia. Helen only had 6 weeks to organise our itinerary and this was interrupted by the Christchurch earthquake. Our only contact from beginning to end was by email – no stress at all. Helen's knowledge of accommodation and sites to see proved to be very extensive. I think for us one of the most delightful things was that Helen organised a variety of accommodation over the 15 days. Including B & B, cottages, motels and hotels. Our hosts and hostesses in the B & Bs and cottages were great. Helen also had valid suggestions regarding the time and length of our almost daily trips on New Zealand roads. To conclude – we will definitely be visiting New Zealand to experience more of that very hospitable and lovely country and we will definitely be doing it thru Driving NZ again."

Judi and Betty, Australia
October 2010

"We booked with Driving NZ on the recommendation of other Aussie client of theirs. An excellent itinerary arranged, with good insight as to what we would appreciate, has confirmed their opinion. Our wonderful trip went off without a hitch thanks to good organisation & helpful staff at Driving NZ, especially Helen. Thank You."

Phil & Jan, Australia
October 2010

"We have had many holidays in various international locations and our NZ experience rates as one of the best thanks to the help and advice we received from Driving NZ. I have no hesitation in recommending Driving NZ to anybody and we will use you again in the future."

David, Australia
October 2010

"We were both very pleased with the level of service provided by Driving NZ. Nice to have one provider that is able to do a total package such as this. Helen Munn was extremely easy to work with and tailored a package to suit our needs. She was never pushy and always replied to my questions in a timely manner. I would not hesitate to recommend her to my friends."

Suda, Thailand
September 2010

"Thanks Helen for a very well organised itinerary. The accommodation and activities chosen were of high standard and the instructions you gave us were very helpful. The varied New Zealand landscape was spectacular and we enjoyed our encounters with some of its wildlife. We highly recommend your service."

John and Robyn, Australia
July 2010

"Doing a self-drive tour is a great idea. We loved working with our travel agent Helen. She was always helpful with planning the trip, keeping us updated on all the important information, and was there for us even during our trip. All the accommodations and activities suited us and our requests. New Zealand is a wonderful country and Driving NZ made our trip there very memorable".

Stefanie, USA
June 2010

"I would like to say a very big thank you for all your help, advice and assistance provided to me. I very much appreciate your efforts on my behalf. Dealing with you has been a very pleasing experience; the service has been excellent (much much better than the other travel agents I contacted here in Melbourne)."

Tony, Australia
May 2010

"Helen planned a perfect trip keeping our requirements in mind otherwise we would not have been able to do this trip so smoothly with a 3 year old. I feel there is no other way to see and experience this beautiful country than by driving on your own and to help in doing that I will recommend DrivingNZ."

Jagdish and family, India
May 2010

"Overall I was very impressed with the service we received from Driving NZ travel advisor and the information contained on the Driving NZ web site. I will recommend their services to all those I know planning to visit New Zealand. I would also use their services for my next visit to NZ."

Peter and Margaret, Canada
April 2010

"Hi Helen, just wanted to thank you and your team at Driving NZ for helping us with our wonderful NZ holiday. Both Sylvia and I had a great time. Due to being time pressed it was good to have someone do the planning and bookings and everything matched our expectation. Once again Helen thank you for making this holiday such a memorable one."

Arch and Sylvia, Australia
March 2010

"Driving NZ service was faultless and the information provided very helpful. We could not have planned the trip better ourselves (and in fact would probably have missed some wonderful things). Simply don’t go to New Zealand without them."

Chris and Cheryl, Australia
March 2010

"Helen, you made our honeymoon, we were delighted, we just had a ton of fun, the rout and the times were great, the accommodations that you choose for us were perfect. All the details in the itinerary, in order of what to do en-route were great and nice to see. Thanks to the Driving NZ team and specially Helen for the time and concern, YOU MADE OUR HONEYMOON UNFORGETTABLE!"

Tomas and Claudia, Chile
February 2010

"Thank you for your helpful advice on locations, driving times, attractions etc. and for responding cheerfully and promptly to our requests/changes in the planning stages of the itinerary. It was a relief to have our accommodation and some activities pre-booked, especially since our trip was in the peak tourism season, it allowed us to just enjoy the whole experience of beautiful NZ."

Jenny and Eric, Australia
February 2010

"This was our first visit to New Zealand. The ideas and advice produced by Driving NZ were excellent and the plan provided meant that we were able to make best use of the time available so that our whole experience was really memorable."

John and Barbara, UK
February 2010

"I highly recommend Driving NZ - They were professional, efficient and very pleasant to work with".

Clayton, Australia
January 2010

"Taking a punt on a service provider from the range of companies advertising on the internet can be a risk, but Helen and the Driving NZ team came up trumps with a highly personalised service, brilliant communications and a real honesty about, when as I client, I'd found better accommodation deals online than they could provide. Their local knowledge was a real asset and resulted in a fantastic itinerary that met all my requirements to see as much of the South Island as possible within a very small amount of time. If they offer you the chance to stay at Poppy's B&B in Wanaka, take it - a stunning self-contained apartment with beautiful views and the luxury of waking up to an amazing breakfast and the company of wonderful hosts. I'd have no hesitations about using Driving NZ again if I'm lucky enough to return to New Zealand."

Martin, UK
January 2010

"My overall comment on the trip was excellent and you have an unpaid marketing advocate from now on and we are planning our return. The fishing guide was excellent and his contact is below,I went out with him and mother and two young children, he was very safety conscious and very good with kids, even better we caught fish"

Ian, Australia
January 2010

"Well, where do I begin, it was just great, loved all the accommodation, they were varied and some with quite spectacular views (Poppy's in Wanaka especially). Our only down side to the trip was it went too quickly. You have a lovely country and we thoroughly enjoyed touring around it and loved all the tours. Paying in advance is the way to go, you don't worry about the cost and you just enjoy everything without worrying about the cost. Helen your itinerary was just perfect for us, Ross enjoyed being surprised by the accommodation and tours, he kept asking "Are you sure this is in the package?" So, once again Helen, thank you for the great effort you put into our holiday, it certainly made it very special for us."

Maureen and Ross, Australia
January 2010

"Just a very quick note to say the holiday was absolutely fantastic and to thank you for all your time and effort - our holiday went without a hitch! Your organisation was absolutely outstanding and greatly appreciated. I have already begun spreading the word!!"

Karen and family
December 2009

"Awesome, it is impossible to describe NZ and the South Island in particular, in one sentence. The scenery, the snow covered mountains, the friendly people, too good to be true. Than for organizing a wonderful trip. We will contact you for a winter trip in 2011."

Ruben and Sally, South Africa
December 2009

"I found the Driving NZ website to be a most satisfactory method of planning a holiday in NZ. They took the time and stress out of searching for appropriate cars & accommodation with local knowledge! We have recommended the site to others and will continue to do so and would love to use the service again when we can afford another holiday in the South Island."

Ruth and family, Australia
December 2009

"We had a fantastic holiday in New Zealand - the service we received from Driving NZ prior to departing was exceptional - emails were responded to promptly and everything we asked for was provided. We had some lovely accommodation, especially in Russell where we stayed in the Russell Cottages - just gorgeous! We loved Rotorua - so much to do with the children - jet boating, gondola rides, luge rides, mountain biking, hiking and the list goes on. I would highly recommend Driving NZ as a travel agent and New Zealand as a holiday destination!"

Leeanne and family, Australia
December 2009

"Thank you so much for organising our honeymoon and making it a once in a lifetime experience day after day. After organising a wedding it was nice to sit back relax and let someone else do all the leg work. Helen, we were most impressed by your attention to detail in choosing what would appeal to us. The three b n bs we stayed in were most impressive and i hope you offer them much business in the future."

Narrelle and Anthony, Australia
December 2009

"Thank you Helen for helping us plan our first trip to NZ. From the time we arrived in Christchurch, everything went to plan. Clear information on where we were going - places to visit along the way - and easy to follow directions to our accommodation each night. I would have no hesitation in recommending Driving NZ to future travellers. Did you organise the weather too? It was perfect. The sunshine just followed us all the way!"

Dianne and Michael, Australia
December 2009

"Driving NZ took all the stress out of our recent family holiday. The activities they recommend and restaurants they suggest are the best NZ have to offer. Visiting NZ at a busy time of year, it was a relief to have their knowledge and experience at hand. We strongly recommend using them and will use them again when we return."

Jane and family, Australia
December 2009

"We contacted Driving NZ a mere eleven days before our trip when we had nothing but plane tickets to Auckland and a few ideas about what we wanted to see. They replied immediately and worked with us on a customized itinerary. We ended up with an ideal trip including all lodging and rental cars and numerous special arrangements like the Dolphin Encounter, a night on Milford Sound, the TranzAlpine train trip, and ferry reservations. Everything worked perfectly and we had a wonderful time in a truly beautiful country. We can't recommend Driving NZ highly enough."

Tina and Jim, United States
November 2009

"The assistance provided by Driving NZ made us feel like we had a personal friend in New Zealand helping us plan our trip! We can't wait to come back!!"

Lynette and Maxine, USA
November 2009

"My wife and I arrived back from New Zealand yesterday. I would like to thank you for all your help and advice as they have helped ensure that we had a most enjoyable time in your country. All the hotels were first rate (except I did not know that the Oceanside had no air-conditioning). We were upgraded twice, once at Stamford Plaza, and the other at the Heritage. The car was also upgraded.If we do plan another trip to NZ, you would be the first person I contact again. Tena rawa atu koe!"

Alvin, Singapore
November 2009

"We have arrived home today from New Zealand. Had a fabulous time and you and your associates were terrific in itinerary and assistance along the way"

Gaylene, Australia
November 2009

"I would like to thank you so much for arranging our road trip around NZ. It was an absolutely magical experience and we’re both sad to be home. Everything went accordingly and you have an amazing country which I'm sure you appreciate as much as we did. Thank you so much for the car upgrade as 'Lola' the Corolla became one of the family and it helped that she could climb those hills really well! We also found the adapter which had slipped out of the bag somehow so I returned it along with the Kruze system (which also came in handy but they maybe they would consider a version with funky music for the younger crowd?). I have attached some images from the trip and would be happy to recommend your services to family and friends in the future (and hopefully book another trip in soon). Wishing you and team all the best."

Zena, Australia
November 2009

"Within 24 hours of initially contacting the Driving NZ web site I felt confident that I was dealing with a company - and people - who knew their subject and who would provide a friendly, efficient and competent service. My initial impression was subsequently proved to be absolutely correct and we subsequently enjoyed a truly memorable holiday."

Kevin and Yoke Lan, Malaysia
November 2009

"Our short taste of New Zealand and what it has to offer was exactly what we needed and well selected. We are definitely coming back for more experiences as the scenery is breathless, and the people friendly with an underlying calm that makes it difficult not to relax and unwind."

Marina and Hratch, Australia
November 2009

"Great service from Helen and Driving NZ on our first trip to NZ everything went smoothly and we will definitely use your company on any future trips to NZ and will recommend you to all our friends."

Neil & Jeanette, Australia
November 2009

"Using the service of Driving NZ for our first trip to New Zealand was an excellent choice. Their travel advisors planned the itinerary and made all the bookings, thus enabling us to have stress free holiday!"

Bernadette, Patrick, Farah and Sok, Malaysia
August 2009

"We had been in to the local travel agents and visited a few different web sites. Was extremely happy with the service that was provided. Emails were promptly answered with a great amount of knowledge which is just what we needed."

Leanne and Paul, Australia
September 2009

"We had a memorable tour of a magnificent country though on this trip we visited only South island. The south island with its mountains, rainforests fiords and glaciers is one of if not the most scenic place on this earth. Such a trip would not have been possible but for the thoughtful planning and securing of the accommodation and activities by Driving NZ. Their representative Helen was always available to guide and advise us. We found their services to be of the highest standard. Thanks Helen for a truly memorable tour. Will come again for a third trip."

Ravinder and Rajiv, India
September 2009

"I am back in India after a truly wonderful holiday. New Zealand is like a piece of heaven on earth, and I think all that we read about and see in pictures is nowhere near to how it is in reality. Thank you for all the arrangements. Everything was impeccable and we really enjoyed ourselves"

Nandita, India
August 2009

"We had a wonderful 8 days in NZ. Everything (except the weather) was well above our expectations especially the NZ people who were friendly and courteous."

Patrick and Denise, Australia
July 2009

"We have travelled extensively worldwide, only to find New Zealand!!! Our first (of many more to come) trip to New Zealand and we didn’t want to come home. Driving New Zealand not only gave a holiday but ten days of memories we will never forget! Thank you!"

Kylie & Llyris, Australia
July 2009

"Thank you so much, Helen, for making our trip to NZ possible. All the travel arrangements were made to perfection. The activities were all well planned, varied and we had so much fun and excitement. Thank you once again for making that happened for us."

Suzanne, Mun Keong, Justin and Vanessa, Singapore
June 2009

"This has been an outstanding experience for us. The exceptional level of professionalism and expertise by Driving NZ staff sets a new standard for 'hassle free' holidays and could not be more highly recommended. Their ability to translate a set of broad experience concepts into a highly organised, and yet flexible travel itinerary that exactly matched our initial brief was amazing. We could never have researched and co-ordinated this trip, and achieved the outcomes without their support. Their product knowledge, and provider networks is obviously extremely well developed, and as a result we were able to move seamlessly from venue to venue and always end up with both the accommodation and the activity experience we had hoped for. An extra bonus was the level of information provided. Travel tips, options for alternative experiences, directions on getting to various destinations, and a range of additional data, all made this one of the most enjoyable holidays we have ever taken. We cannot provide a higher commendation. Driving NZ professional services have been exceptional. Well done."

Anne and David, Australia
June 2009

"Helen created an excellent plan for us, based on our wishes, and booked our accommodation and car for us. This meant that we had no worries about finding accommodation as we travelled and knew that trips and tours had all be arranged and paid for beforehand. Her service was attentive, quick and personal. Nothing was left to chance and everything was well organized and detailed. Our holiday was thoroughly enhanced as a result and we had a great relaxed time just looking around the North Island and enjoying the winter! Even the weather co-operated, as we had blue skies and sunshine most days, with only one day slightly damp – although it was fairly cold a few times, especially coming from Rotorua to Lake Taupo in -5 degrees and frost! I was glad we found the website and can thoroughly recommend the service."

Susan and John, Australia
June 2009

"Hi Michael. Just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks for your help with our NZ trip. The accommodation was excellent and your choices were fantastic to make the journey easier. We had a wonderful trip and I will recommend you at every opportunity. Once again thank you and if I return to NZ I will be in touch."

Garry, Australia
May 2009

"It is a trustable agency for the trip to NZ. Our travel advisor is experienced, efficient and responsible. We had a great time in NZ. I will definitely recommend Driving NZ to my friends. Thank you."

Luming, Li and Quek, Singapore
May 2009

"Mike, I would like to thank you for organizing our travel plans. My family and I enjoyed our trip and overall our accommodations and other related activities was well organized. Thanks"

Farid, India
April 2009

"Have just arrived home after 2 wonderful weeks. Just thought I would drop you a line to say thank you so much for all your hard work at such a short notice. Everything fell into place beautifully. The walks were definitely a challenge but worthwhile when we got to the glaciers. Over all it was a great holiday. Thanks once again and we will certainly be recommending people to use your service."

Sue and Graeme, Australia
March 2009

"Well, we have been back in a cold and snowy UK for just over a week, and our time spent in New Zealand is just a memory but, what a memory!! Two weeks were just not enough, even though we only visited the South island. We have to thank you for putting together such a fabulous itinery - from the car hire to the hotels to the booked trips. If we could change anything, it would be that we had an additional day at Kaikoura - we would have loved to have seen the dolphins. Everything exceeded our expectations - the views from our hotel rooms, the content of the trips - we didn't expect our own personal guide in Abel Tasman, to the quality of the hire car ( so much so, that I left the wife at the service station after filling up with petrol!) Thanks again for a great trip, we would have no hesitation in recommending you to others who may be thinking of a trip down under, for us, the next time will possibly be in 2011 - perhaps we'll do the North island - we'll let you know. Once again, thank you"

Mike, Lorraine and Paul United Kingdom
February 2009

"Hi Michael thank you so much for making all the arrangements for such a wonderful holiday ... we really had a great time. I still can't understand why people would want to leave NZ!!.We plan to return."

Ray and Imogen, United Kingdom
January 2009

"I would just like to take this opportunity to pass on the sincere thanks and gratitude to you and your colleagues for arranging such a memorable visit to New Zealand (obviously the New Zealand Countryside and people has something to do with it also). The holiday was definitely a most memorable one for all of the Bridge Clan. When we get together the money we do plan to do a tour of the North Island similar to the South Island that your company arranged for us and rest assured www.drivingnz.com will be the internet site we make for. Thanks once again."

Valerie and Stuart, United Kingdom
December 2008

"Just a quick note to say thanks for your prompt assistance with our NZ holiday last week. We had a great time!"

Brad & Fiona, Australia
October 2008

 

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