About Discover New Zealand
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Tour New Zealand your way - with expert help

Discover New Zealand is your one-stop-shop for all your New Zealand touring package needs. Enjoy all the advantages of planning your New Zealand experience with help from a team with a long history of showing travellers around NZ and creating magical memories. 
Established in 2004, Discover New Zealand was - in true kiwi style - run from a home office in the original owner's garage. Part of the New Zealand Fine Touring Group since 2017, we are your best choice when it comes to touring around New Zealand. We have self-drive, guided coach, and a huge range of bus tours to choose from. Our extensive range of customisable tours reflects 30+ years of experience in tour development and trip planning and cater to every traveller's needs.
Based in Wanaka on New Zealand's beautiful South Island we have a great team of NZ specialists who would love to create your perfect New Zealand holiday.

Discover New Zealand is proud to be a member of Tourism Industry Aotearoa and The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand. Our business is also Qualmark Gold Certified and all our team are registered 100% New Zealand specialists.

Looking to join the Discover New Zealand team?

Meet our NZ travel specialists here

Staff list
Sabina Din
Sabina Din

New Zealand Travel Specialist

Nickname: Sabina
Years in the industry: 5
Countries visited: 40 +
Favourite NZ destination: The Coromandel
Last travel adventure: : Camping at the Catlins
#1 on NZ wishlist: Taranaki

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Janette Bagley
Janette Bagley

New Zealand Travel Specialist

Nickname: You can call me Janette
Years in the industry: 22 Years
Countries visited: 16
Favourite NZ destination: Tough pick, Doubtful Sound and my hometowns of Dunedin & Wanaka
Last travel adventure: Luxury 5 star Mekong Delta River Cruise
#1 on NZ wishlist: Stewart Island with the family!

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 222 8003
Tia Chesser
Tia Chesser

New Zealand Travel Specialist

Nickname: Tia
Years in the industry: 10
Countries visited: 30
Favourite NZ destination: Coromandel
Last travel adventure: Self Drive Tour around the North Island
#1 on NZ wishlist: Stewart Island

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Louise Barrett
Louise Barrett

Senior New Zealand Travel Specialist

Nickname: You can call me Lou (or Lou Lou)
Years in the industry: 10 Years
Countries visited: 6
Favourite NZ destination: Too many to choose from - Dunedin (wildlife) or Rotorua (culture)
Last travel adventure: Te Anau
#1 on NZ wishlist: Blenheim and Marlborough Region - WINE!

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0895
Christina Brockie
Christina Brockie

Senior New Zealand Travel Specialist

Nickname: You can call me Christina
Years in the industry: 9 Years
Countries visited: 21
Favourite NZ destination: West Coast of the South Island for the diverse nature to explore.
Last travel adventure: California, USA
#1 on NZ wishlist: Chatham Islands

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +61 7 3778 4320
Louise Hodge
Louise Hodge

New Zealand Travel Specialist

Nickname: Lou
Years in the industry: 1
Countries visited: 19
Favourite NZ destination: Queenstown
Last travel adventure: Uluru outback experience, Central Australia
#1 on NZ wishlist: Stewart Island

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Harriet McGregor
Harriet McGregor

New Zealand Travel Specialist

Nickname: Haz
Years in the industry: 1
Countries visited: 21
Favourite NZ destination: The Catlins
Last travel adventure: Roading trip around the Coromandel Peninsula, Mount Maunganui and Raglan
#1 on NZ wishlist: Biking the Old Ghost Road

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Chelsea Lodge
Chelsea Lodge

Senior New Zealand Travel Specialist

Nickname: You can call me Chels
Years in the industry: 15 Years
Countries visited: 35
Favourite NZ destination: Doubtful Sound
Last travel adventure: Alps to Ocean bike trail
#1 on NZ wishlist: Tasman Glacier heli-hike

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 222 8021
Nichole White
Nichole White

New Zealand Travel Specialist

Nickname: You can call me Nichole
Years in the industry: 3 Years
Countries visited: 16
Favourite NZ destination: Bay of Islands
Last travel adventure: Abel Tasman
#1 on NZ wishlist: Stewart Island

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 7468 358
Owen Hunt
Owen Hunt

New Zealand Travel Specialist

Nickname: Owen
Years in the industry: 3
Countries visited: 20
Favourite NZ destination: Wairarapa Valley
Last travel adventure: Waitomo and Ruakuri Caves
#1 on NZ wishlist: Doubtful Sound

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Victoria Parrack
Victoria Parrack

New Zealand Travel Specialist

Nickname: Vickie
Years in the industry: 6
Countries visited: 30
Favourite NZ destination: Rotorua
Last travel adventure: Indonesia
#1 on NZ wishlist: Drinking wine on Waiheke Island

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +61 7 3778 4320
Anna Le Roux
Anna Le Roux

New Zealand Travel Specialist

Nickname: Anna
Years in the industry: 1
Countries visited: 12
Favourite NZ destination: Any mountains really! As well as Abel Tasman & the Coromandel.
Last travel adventure: 12 Day North Island Road Trip (New Zealand)
#1 on NZ wishlist: Walking around Stewart Island and spotting a wild kiwi!

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Carly Baker
Carly Baker

New Zealand Travel Specialist

Nickname: Carls
Years in the industry: 1 and counting
Countries visited: 8
Favourite NZ destination: Queenstown, biking capital of NZ
Last travel adventure: Running the Routeburn Track from Glenorchy to Te Anau, I couldn't believe the scenery from start to finish.

#1 on NZ wishlist: Stewart Island

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Angela Winton
Angela Winton

New Zealand Travel Specialist

Nickname: Ang
Years in the industry: 18.5 years travel consulting
Countries visited: 29
Favourite NZ destination: Glacier Country, the wonderful West Coast
Last travel adventure: Te Anau & Milford Sound
#1 on NZ wishlist: Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Gina Lowen
Gina Lowen

New Zealand Travel Specialist

Nickname: Gina
Years in the industry: 2
Countries visited: 5
Favourite NZ destination: Marlborough Sounds
Last travel adventure: Stayed in a tony house in Catlins right on the beach
#1 on NZ wishlist: Milford Sound

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Neisha Hill
Neisha Hill

New Zealand Travel Specialist

Nickname: Neish
Years in the industry: 13+ years in hospitality and conservation
Countries visited: 15
Favourite NZ destination: Abel Tasman
Last travel adventure: Kayaked and hiked along the Abel Tasman Great Walk
#1 on NZ wishlist: Stewart Island

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Lisa Gloeckner
Lisa Gloeckner

New Zealand Travel Specialist

Nickname: Lisa
Years in the industry: 4
Countries visited: 19
Favourite NZ destination: Wanaka & Dunedin area
Last travel adventure: Milford Sound
#1 on NZ wishlist: Tramping the Tongariro Crossing

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Petra Obrovska
Petra Obrovska

New Zealand Travel Specialist

Nickname: Open to suggestions :)
Years in the industry: 5
Countries visited: 33
Favourite NZ destination: Wanaka
Last travel adventure: Motorbike & camping trip in Indonesia
#1 on NZ wishlist: Milford Track

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Katie Goodman
Katie Goodman

New Zealand Travel Specialist

Nickname: Katie
Years in the industry: 6
Countries visited: 21
Favourite NZ destination: Fiordland National Park
Last travel adventure: Stewart Island
#1 on NZ wishlist: East Cape

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Shelby Hewlett
Shelby Hewlett

New Zealand Travel Specialist

Nickname: Shelb
Years in the industry: 4
Countries visited: 14
Favourite NZ destination: Wanaka
Last travel adventure: Lake Dunstan Cycle trail
#1 on NZ wishlist: Liverpool Hut hike 

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Kayla Gray
Kayla Gray

New Zealand Travel Specialist

Nickname: Kayla
Years in the industry: 2
Countries visited: 10
Favourite NZ destination: 100% the Coromandel
Last travel adventure: Celebrating my brother's 21st in Sydney, Australia!
#1 on NZ wishlist: Milford Sound Cruise

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Kayla Bailey
Kayla Bailey

New Zealand Travel Specialist

Nickname: Kayla
Years in the industry: 1
Countries visited: 40+
Favourite NZ destination: Wanaka
Last travel adventure: Secret waterfall in the Mt Aspiring National Park
#1 on NZ wishlist: Milford Sound

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Emily-Rose James
Emily-Rose James

New Zealand Travel Specialist

Nickname: Ems
Years in the industry: 2 years working in tourism in NZ
Countries visited: 19
Favourite NZ destination: Wanaka and I am so happy to live here!
Last travel adventure: Skiing in Japan!
#1 on NZ wishlist: Heli hike on the West Coast Glaciers!

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Mackenzie Neely
Mackenzie Neely

New Zealand Travel Specialist

Nickname: You can call me Mack or Mackenzie
Years in the industry: 1
Countries visited: 6
Favourite NZ destination: Northland Beaches
Last travel adventure: Milford Sound
#1 on NZ wishlist: Mt Brown Hut

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Ella Stalker
Ella Stalker

New Zealand Travel Specialist

Nickname: Ella
Years in the industry: 1
Countries visited: 19
Favourite NZ destination: Wanaka
Last travel adventure: Camping in the Catlins 
#1 on NZ wishlist: Milford Sound 

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Danielle Lillico
Danielle Lillico

New Zealand Travel Specialist Support

Nickname: Dani
Years in the industry: 10+ years
Countries visited: 20+
Favourite NZ destination: Milford Sound, West Coast and Abel Tasman
Last travel adventure: East Coast of the South Island, Dunedin and Oamaru
#1 on NZ wishlist: Doubtful Sounds Overnight Cruise

Sophie McKenzie
Sophie McKenzie

New Zealand Travel Specialist

Nickname: Soph
Years in the industry: 1
Countries visited: 20
Favourite NZ destination: Wanaka
Last travel adventure: Camping in Mangawhai with my family
#1 on NZ wishlist: Skydiving over Wanaka

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Brittany Withell
Brittany Withell

New Zealand Travel Specialist

Nickname: Britt
Years in the industry: 1
Countries visited: 1
Favourite NZ destination: Franz Josef 
Last travel adventure: Glenorchy 
#1 on NZ wishlist: Coromandel 

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Madi Stroud
Madi Stroud

New Zealand Travel Specialist Support

Nickname: Madi
Years in the industry: 1
Countries visited: 18
Favourite NZ destination: Blue Pools
Last travel adventure: Croatia and Italy
#1 on NZ wishlist: Abel Tasman Great Walk

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Chris Waddick
Chris Waddick

New Zealand Travel Specialist Support

Nickname: Chris
Years in the industry:  Few years in hospitality and conservation
Countries visited: 5
Favourite NZ destination: The Catlins
Last travel adventure: 2 months in the UK
#1 on NZ wishlist: Subantarctic Islands

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Dana Aplin
Dana Aplin

New Zealand Travel Specialist Support

Nickname: Dana
Years in the industry: 5
Countries visited: 6
Favourite NZ destination: Anywhere in the Queenstown-Lakes district
Last travel adventure: Snowboarding trip to Ohau
#1 on NZ wishlist: Tongariro National Park

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Linda Wells
Linda Wells

Sales and Customer Service Manager

Nickname: Lindy Lou
Years in the industry: 30+ years
Countries visited: 10
Favourite NZ destination: Stewart Island
Last travel adventure: TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak BBQ Long Lunch
#1 on NZ wishlist: Skydiving

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Marissa Cuadero
Marissa Cuadero

Key Agent Support

Nickname: Mars
Years in the industry: Over 7 years in hospitality and tourism
Countries visited: 4
Favourite NZ destinations: Rotorua, Christchurch and Twizel
Last travel adventure: Queenstown
#1 on NZ wishlist: The Catlins and Stewart Island

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
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The Tiaki Promise

Tiaki means to care for people and place

New Zealand is precious and however we travel, we all have a responsibility to look after this country.
The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand now and for future generations. We at Discover New Zealand are committed to this promise. 
By following the Tiaki Promise, you are also making a commitment to New Zealand and acting as a guardian protecting and preserving our home.

Discover New Zealand supports the Tiaki Promise
About Discover New Zealand

Discover New Zealand is part of the New Zealand Fine Touring Group of companies. It specialises in self drive, seat in coach and guided coach touring holidays across New Zealand's North & South Islands. We have hundreds of tour ideas listed to inspire you or give you an indication of what is possible to achieve on your New Zealand adventure. Whether it is a luxury fully guided coach tour or a self driven off the beaten track adventure, we have something suitable for everyone. Our wide range of tour lengths and tour prices give you options and are tailor-made so we can build the itinerary to suit your interests and needs.
Our team of consultants are all 100% Pure New Zealand Certified specialists and are passionate about designing your New Zealand holiday. Our consultation service is free and our quotes are provided with no obligation. Based in the heart of Wanaka you can be assured you will get the best local advice when planning your dream holiday to New Zealand. Contact one of our experienced team today.
Discover New Zealand is also Qualmark Gold Certified. This is Tourism New Zealand's official measure of how our business impacts the environment and our team are proud to have achieved the highest level of quality.

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