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  • A scenic flight then a glass of wine high in the mountains above Queenstown
  • Lupins put on a colourful show in front of Mount Cook, our highest peak
  • Karekare Waterfall is a short drive from Auckland City
  • New Zealand is dotted with golden beaches like this one
  • The TranzAlpine Rail Journey weaves through the Southern Alps in the South Island

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Client Comments
MNZV provide us with an organised itinerary for a self drive holiday within both islands. The service provided wonderful accommodations with friendly hosts and hostesses; superb breakfasts and spectacular views en route. Fantastic activities included a helicopter ride over Franz Josef Glacier. Joy responded promptly to all emails during the planning of the trip.
Joe & Julia Cahill, USA, Oct 16
We had an amazing trip with Meet New Zealand! Jeanette and Joy were very attentive in answering questions, ensuring a smooth trip, suggesting activities, selecting quality accommodations and planning an itinerary across both islands. Great experience and we will be back.
Sarah Robinson & Anna Bodi, USA, Aug 16
Kia Ora Jeanette
We have returned home safely. We had a wonderful time and of course wished we could have stayed longer. We had said after our last trip that we should have eaten more ice cream and drank more wine, so this time we indeed did just that!! Best ice cream ever! Thanks for everything.
Deborah & Terry Zitkovich, USA, Mar 16
Well organised and thoughtfully planned. A great adventure!
Barb & John Boldt & Mary Kloet, USA, Feb 16
Meet New Zealand Vacations paved the way for us to enjoy a wonderful country that is the perfect place for a road trip. Knowing that quality accommodation was waiting for us, how far we had to drive every day and how long it would take, meant that we could enjoy every day to the fullest - and we did!
Pat & Dwight Aplevitch, Canada, Feb 16
We are delighted we used Meet New Zealand as we have been able to see so much and appreciated the expertise and knowledge of a local person!
Aileen & Andrew Kennedy, UK, Jan 16
Preplanning advice proved to be invaluable for a successful tour. We felt our input was carefully considered in developing the plans. Jeanette's first-hand understanding of the local situation helped with the pacing of our activities. Arranged accommodation maintained a consistent level of excellence.
Joan Westcott & Muriel Omand-Naylor, Canada, Oct 15
We highly recommend Meet New Zealand. Great communication from start to finish. Wonderful accommodations with gracious, friendly hosts. Meet New Zealand truly made our first time visit to the country easy and outstanding in every way.
Greg & Anita Bell, USA, Oct 15
Travelling with Meet New Zealand Vacations has been an excellent experience. All the accommodation has been high quality with warm & welcoming hosts. The beauty of the landscape is outstanding. A really good holiday.
Gaynor & Vincent Brady, UK, Oct 15
Jeanette has provided us with a second memorable visit. Her attention to detail was first class. Everything from start to finish was seamless.
Alan & Lynne Lush, UK, Mar 15
We enjoyed our trip to New Zealand very much! Meet New Zealand Vacations did a great job sending us around the most scenic areas on the South Island. All the hotels or B&B's were very nice and we would highly recommend them.
Cathy & Jerry Gray, USA, Feb 14
If you are planning a trip to NZ, look no further than Meet New Zealand Vacations for your travel arrangements. Superbly organised itineraries. We couldn't fault them at all. Would definitely use them again on our next visit.
Barry & Maureen Mortimer, UK, Mar 13
We experienced a beautiful country with the world's friendliest people through an extremely well conceived and carefully managed trip. Would highly recommend to others.
Jay & Sue Marshall, USA, Feb 13
As first time visitors to NZ we were impressed by the level and detail provided by Jeanette in her itinerary. We were able to spend some time in all the key locations and the quality of the accommodation was generally superb. We would have no hesitation in recommending Meet New Zealand Vacations to any visitors looking for a self-drive holiday in NZ.
Giles & Beverley Quartly, UK, Oct 12
Many thanks for all your help - everything worked perfectly. Really appreciate your advice and being able to adapt itinerary to suit our preferences. Already starting to think about our next trip to NZ!
Philp & Sheila Johns, UK, Aug 12
All our expectations, plus plus were met by Meet New Zealand Vacations: all arrangements for accommodations were done in such a way so we got a great experience of New Zealand hospitality, and only want to come back to New Zealand again. All the thanks to Meet New Zealand Vacations!!!
Marina Serova & Rune Godejord, Singapore/Russia & Norway, May 12
Jeanette (MNZV) was wonderful to work with especially relating to special accessability and dietary needs we had.
Lois & Vern Hall, Canada, Feb 12
As inexperienced international travellers we weren't sure how to start planning our first trip to NZ. We found Meet New Zealand Vacations by searching the web and Jeanette was the perfect guide, promptly answering all our questions, designing an itinerary that fitted our interests, and suggesting wonderful day trips and stops. We'll recommend Jeanette and MNZV to our friends and family back home, and she'll be the first we'll contact when we're ready to plan our return trip!
Holly McEntee & Eric Sandgren, USA, Feb 12
We could not have had a better first time experience of New Zealand. Meet New Zealand Vacations provided a well planned and carefully researched itinerary. The quality of our accommodations was outstanding and nothing was too much trouble for our unfailingly helpful and friendly hosts.
Sue & Richard Macdonald, UK, Jan 12
Jeanette saved us a lot of work, stress and agonising over choices from the vast array available. She provided thoughtful advice, good suggestions catering to our preferences, prompt responses, clear explanations and expert local knowledge. We could not have done the trip more cheaply ourselves for the quality of accommodation, which was consistently high. Value-added service that we recommend without reservation.
Kim Chai & Tom Yam, Hong Kong, Oct 11
Jeanette you have done it again! Fantastic B&B's! We just leave everything up to you and you never fail to impress us. You're the "WOMAN"!
Linda Aljunied & Ragi Singh, Singapore, Oct 11
We enjoyed our visit to NZ very much. Meet New Zealand (Jeanette) was very easy to work with. The trip was well planned, the places we stayed were lovely and we would definitely recommend using them. Thank you for a great trip.
Barbara & Larry Rosenzweig, USA, Mar 11
We love the B&B experience and have met so many new friends through our tour. The driving experience for the most part, was very satisfying. Thank you for routing us through stunning vistas and quaint villages. We look forward to returning to your fair land again.
Ray & Kay Stephens, USA, Mar 11
We have no hesitation in recommending Meet New Zealand Vacations. From the initial planning to the end of the holiday we have been delighted. Excellent accommodation and superb, accurate directions are provided. A fabulous holiday.
Bob & Jill Lee, UK, Feb 11
I cannot have been more pleased to arrange a trip for my partners 50th birthday than this. Jeanette Elliott left nothing to chance. We never missed a turn off or a special site. The attention to detail in the instructions was that good!! I would recommend Meet New Zealand to anyone coming here.
Shawn Farrell & Debbie Holmes, Australia, Feb 11
Excellent service and outstanding accommodation!
Fook-Hou Lee, Linda Lim & Family, Singapore, Dec 10
Well planned trip! Everything was exceptional!
Kevin & Angie Shepherd, USA, Nov 10
Meet New Zealand Vacations made our honeymoon spectacular! From the beginning of the planning Jeanette's detailed oriented style and warm, attentive approach were an excellent introduction to the friendly and helpful hosts that we met throughout our perfectly planned trip around the scenic and wonderful South Island. The pace and activities were just right and tailored for our interests and the care that she invested in making sure that our honeymoon was the most special trip of our lives made each day extraordinary. We love NZ and can't wait to come back! A very hearty muchas gracias to Jeanette and all our hosts for sharing their local expertise and love for their beautiful land, it's contagious!
Andrea Noyes & Carlos Plancarte, Mexico, Oct 10
A beautifully planned 'self drive tour'. Vacation - Details - activities - maps - places to stay very nice! Jeanette worked with us to plan areas to see in New Zealand - 'She designed our tour to meet our needs; and for us to meet New Zealand!!' We highly recommend Meet NZ self drive tours - Take the worry out of your planning.
Wayne Leonhardt & Victor Holliger, USA, Oct 10
Meet New Zealand's tour arrangements went without a hitch, providing a "stress-free" holiday. Due to their meticulous choice of hotels and B&B's, the accommodation was high-class, with friendly and interesting hosts. Would recommend to anyone planning a trip to New Zealand.
Richard & Patricia Irvine, USA, Sep 10
We had a most wonderful trip and were very pleased with the itinerary that Meet New Zealand had worked out for us.
Klaus & Rose Feikes & Chuck & Eva Homer, Canada, Feb 10
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