New Zealand Travel Agents

Kimkim has selected the best New Zealand travel agents so you'll have a worry-free trip.
With kimkim you will connect directly to a local specialist in New Zealand who will personalize your trip to your specific tastes. Once we have a sense of who you are and what you're looking for, you'll be matched with the right local travel agent for you. Not everyone wants to get completely off the grid—but even if you want to hit the most popular sites and cities, kimkim ensures a customized experience, including lodging, guides, and transportation.
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Liz Neal

(58 reviews)
New Zealand Travel Agent based in Sydney-Auckland-Los Angeles
Liz specializes in: Unique and authentic adventure in the South Pacific for singles, couples, families and small groups.
Recent traveler reviews for Liz:
"Not enough can be said about Liz, our travel planner." - by Gordon, Apr 21, 2024 · see review
"Liz actually listened carefully to my very particular interests, and crafted a trip that took it all in." - by William, Mar 12, 2024 · see review
"Thanks to Liz, our specialist, only the best was recommended to make our trip memorable." - by Joan, Mar 9, 2024 · see review

Franck Lemaitre

(29 reviews)
New Zealand Travel Agent based in Auckland, New Zealand
Franck specializes in: self-drive tours, luxurious accommodation, cycling, hiking, wildlife
Recent traveler reviews for Franck:
"We had an amazing trip planned for New Zealand, with the help from Franck, our tour guide." - by Maile, May 9, 2024 · see review
"Thank you Franck, of KimKim/Once in a Lifetime." - by Jodi Lynn, Apr 2, 2024 · see review
"Franck was able to plan the perfect vacation for us." - by Anna, Mar 31, 2024 · see review

Connie Campos

(23 reviews)
New Zealand Travel Agent based in Washington and New Zealand
Connie specializes in: Bring your dream trip to life with Bespoke custom travel. I craft custom vacations to Australia and New Zealand.
Recent traveler reviews for Connie:
"Connie was an incredible resource and understood our vision with our 2 young kids so well." - by Ann, May 6, 2024 · see review
"John and I have completed our trip to New Zealand and had a wonderful experience thanks to Connie." - by Nancy, Apr 3, 2024 · see review
"We ha an amazing trip to New Zealand, and Connie was wonderful in getting it organized." - by Steven, Feb 27, 2024 · see review

Ruth Grau

(18 reviews)
New Zealand Travel Agent based in Adelaide, Australia, & Palm Springs, USA
Ruth specializes in: Luxury, Adventure, Family, Couples, Singles, Unique & Authentic, LGBTQ Travel
Recent traveler reviews for Ruth:
"Our planner Ruth did an amazing job!" - by Carlos, Apr 7, 2024 · see review
"This is the second time that Ruth has organised an amazing trip for us." - by Annette, Apr 4, 2024 · see review
"Ruth was extremely helpful, mindful of local activities and our limitations." - by Michelle, Mar 2, 2024 · see review

Vicky Steinhardt

(13 reviews)
New Zealand Travel Agent based in Noosa, Australia
Vicky specializes in: Tailor made travel, Family travel, Off the beaten track adventures, Unique locations, Honeymoons
Recent traveler reviews for Vicky:
"This was very much the case working with Vicky on our Australia trip." - by Neil, Jun 5, 2024 · see review
"Vicky mapped everything out according to our budget and preferences and tweaked everything we wanted to fully customize the trip to our desire." - by Katie, Jun 4, 2024 · see review
"During the trip we had to making some changes and Vicky was readily available and putting the effort forth that created an amazing experience with little hiccups." - by Alexis, May 28, 2024 · see review

Paula Adams

(13 reviews)
New Zealand Travel Agent based in California and Australia
Paula specializes in: Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and French Polynesia
Recent traveler reviews for Paula:
"Without a doubt, Paula will be my first call when I head back to the Southern Hemesphere because even with 23 days in country it was only a taste and I want more!" - by Christopher, Jun 11, 2024 · see review
"Australia is a wide country and we had the perfect itineary charted out thanks to Paula from kimkim." - by ayshwarya, Jun 9, 2024 · see review
"Paula really took the time to understand how we wanted to spend our two weeks in Australia and she nailed it." - by Dina, Jun 7, 2024 · see review

Asko Merilainen

(6 reviews)
New Zealand Travel Agent based in Melbourne, Australia
Asko specializes in: Custom made itineraries, unique & authentic stays, nature & wildlife, food & wine, luxury, honeymoon, self-drive, couples, singles, LGBTQ Travel
Recent traveler reviews for Asko:
"It was everything we could have asked for, and Asko was amazing at helping us plan every detail." - by Beth, Jun 19, 2024 · see review
"Asko planned a wonderful trip - 1 week in New Zealand and 2 weeks in Australia." - by Lisa, Apr 4, 2024 · see review
"Our trip planner, Asko, spent several months working with us to plan an excellent itinerary that hit all of the things we wanted to experience in this amazing country, while giving us the flexibility to modify the activities and sights based on how much we felt like doing each day." - by Andrew, Mar 18, 2024 · see review

Monika Vinsova

(6 reviews)
New Zealand Travel Agent based in Queenstown, New Zealand
Monika specializes in: self-drive tours, luxury travels, wildlife, adventure and active trips, romantic vacations, wine tours, wellness
Recent traveler reviews for Monika:
"Monika, we can’t thank you enough for helping us plan a trip of a lifetime." - by Scott, Apr 27, 2024 · see review
"Our Travel Pro, Monika, was very patient with us while we worked through the itinerary for our New Zealand trip." - by Thomas, Apr 16, 2024 · see review
"Working with Monika was a pleasant experience." - by Tyler, Feb 28, 2024 · see review

Uma Natarajan

(4 reviews)
New Zealand Travel Agent based in New Zealand
Uma specializes in: Leisure Holidays, Honeymoon, Special Interest
Recent traveler reviews for Uma:
"Uma was amazing with great local recommendations and was available throughout the trip with changes." - by David, Apr 25, 2024 · see review
"Uma is the best!" - by Enrico, Mar 28, 2024 · see review
"We absolutely loved the itinerary that Uma came up with based on our interview and our time available to explore both the North and South Islands." - by Joanna, Mar 22, 2024 · see review

Laurel Thachuk

(3 reviews)
New Zealand Travel Agent based in Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast Australia
Laurel specializes in: New Zealand Self Drive Tours and New Zealand Independent Coach Tours
I'm Laurel, originally from Canada and passionate about all things travel! After living and working in New Zealand, Japan, and Canada - I now call this little slice of paradise (Sunshine Coast, Australia) home. I have travelled to over 25 countries and would love to work together to make... read more

Liz Wilson

(1 review)
New Zealand Travel Agent based in Wanaka
Liz specializes in: New Zealand and Australia Travel
The most important thing to take away from any travel experience is learning something new about a different country, culture, or history. I love to find out my clients' interests and finding a way to incorporate new experiences that will resonate with them in their itineraries. read more

Trip Reviews for New Zealand

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim
4.8
Based on 133 ratings

Dream Trip
New Zealand | May 7 - May 25, 2024

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BARBARA M.
Newark, NJ | Reviewed on May 26, 2024
We are heading home from an amazing trip to Australia and New Zealand. Vickie did a wonderful job of putting together an itinerary that was the trip of a lifetime. I especially appreciated her patience in answering the many questions I had before the trip began. Everything worked seamlessly from being met at airports, transportation, reservations, etc . Two activities needed to be cancelled due to weather and Sabina was extremely responsive in helping us with refunds. We will definitely book... Read more

We are heading home from an amazing trip to Australia and New Zealand. Vickie did a wonderful job of putting together an itinerary that was the trip of a lifetime. I especially appreciated her patience in answering the many questions I had before the trip began. Everything worked seamlessly from being met at airports, transportation, reservations, etc . Two activities needed to be cancelled due to weather and Sabina was extremely responsive in helping us with refunds. We will definitely book future international travel with KimKim.

Hotel Reviews
Radisson Blu Hotel
Sydney
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M Social
Auckland
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Hotel Montreal
Christchurch
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Pacific Hotel Cairns
Cairns
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Pullman Rotorua
Rotorua
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Hermitage Hotel
Mount Cook Village

Gorgeous views!

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Scenic Suites Queenstown
Queenstown
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Activity Reviews
Kuranda Koala Gardens
Kuranda Koala Gardens
New Zealand

There are two choices- petting a koala or holding a koala. Both choices are only 1 minute long while they take pictures, but be sure you book the experience that you want. We wanted to hold the koalas but had booked petting the koala. Did not know there were different options.

Auckland to Rotorua via Hobbiton Movie Set
Auckland to Rotorua via Hobbiton Movie Set
New Zealand

Fascinating particularly if you like the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies or books.

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Twilight Paddleboard and Glow worm tour
Twilight Paddleboard and Glow worm tour
Rotorua
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Hell’s Gate Experience (Geothermal Walk, Mud Bath, Sulfur Spas)
Hell’s Gate Experience (Geothermal Walk, Mud Bath, Sulfur Spas)
Rotorua

Take the complimentary tour. This is an other-worldly experience

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Te Pā Tū Māori Feast & Performance
Te Pā Tū Māori Feast & Performance
Rotorua
Dart River Safaris Funyaks
Dart River Safaris Funyaks
Queenstown (NZ)
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Local specialist: Vickie Parrack
Vickie
Vickie Parrack
Local specialist in Wanaka | Replied on May 27, 2024

Hi Barbara,

So glad you both had a wonderful time here in New Zealand, and Australia! On behalf of Vickie and I, thank you for your kind words and it has been a pleasure helping you book your dream NZ & Australian holiday.

Kind Regards
Sabina (And Vickie)

Amazing trip planned inNew Zealand...
New Zealand | Mar 1 - Mar 22, 2024

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Maile G.
Portland, OR | Reviewed on May 09, 2024
We had an amazing trip planned for New Zealand, with the help from Franck, our tour guide. He listened to what we were interested in and made all of the reservations and adjustments. It was so wonderful to have all of the details taken care of.
When there was a cancellation of a tour, KimKim helped us find alternate plans and we were refunded the cost of the cancelled tour as soon as we got home. It was a trip that was full of amazing memories including the people of NZ and their...
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We had an amazing trip planned for New Zealand, with the help from Franck, our tour guide. He listened to what we were interested in and made all of the reservations and adjustments. It was so wonderful to have all of the details taken care of.
When there was a cancellation of a tour, KimKim helped us find alternate plans and we were refunded the cost of the cancelled tour as soon as we got home. It was a trip that was full of amazing memories including the people of NZ and their beautiful country. Maile

Activity Reviews
Abel Tasman - Full Day Sailing
Abel Tasman - Full Day Sailing
New Zealand

This was one of our favorite tours - great skipper and a wonderful day out on the water and multiple stops at islands and beaches.

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Milford overnight Cruise - Luxury
Milford overnight Cruise - Luxury
New Zealand

What a great way to end our 3 weeks in NZ. It was a beautiful overnight trip, lovely captain and staff.

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Cass Valley Backcountry Tour
Cass Valley Backcountry Tour
New Zealand

We loved this tour because it took us into the backcountry with so many fascinating pieces of history and knowledge about family sheep farming and the amazing mountains and valleys that surround the sheep stations.

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Local specialist: Franck Lemaitre
Franck
Franck Lemaitre
Local specialist in Auckland, New Zealand | Replied on May 13, 2024

Dear Maile and Lane,
What a long trip you had down under, it is unusual for US to travel over 3 weeks but you did it. I enjoyed organizing it, being able to include some off the beaten track experiences as you had so much time. Thank you so much for your confidence.
Best
Franck

A trip of a lifetime to the land down under - NZ and Australia
New Zealand | Mar 23 - Mar 28, 2024

Ann
Ann K.
Santa Monica, CA | Reviewed on May 06, 2024
Connie was an incredible resource and understood our vision with our 2 young kids so well.
She brought it together with a care and attention to detail we appreciated.
Also, she shared her first hand experience being there.
When we ran into weather issues, she helped to sort out the issues.
We would use Kimkim again for any other itinerary.
Highly recommend! Read more

Connie was an incredible resource and understood our vision with our 2 young kids so well.
She brought it together with a care and attention to detail we appreciated.
Also, she shared her first hand experience being there.

When we ran into weather issues, she helped to sort out the issues.
We would use Kimkim again for any other itinerary.

Highly recommend!

Hotel Review
The Rees Hotel
Queenstown

A stunning location with a beautiful view and a short walk to town. Loved it!

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Local specialist: Connie Campos
Connie
Connie Campos
Local specialist in Washington and New Zealand | Replied on May 06, 2024

Dear Ann,

We appreciate your feedback and are most happy to hear you had an incredible vacation and brought great memories with you. We are thrilled that you had a seamless and stress-free experience with us. Your kind words are a great testament to the hard work and dedication we invest in each job.
Our partners in New Zealand are amazing and they help us make all this happen.
We look forward to seeing you again on one of our fabulous trips.

Thank you again,
Connie

Trip of a lifetime!
New Zealand | Apr 14 - Apr 20, 2024

Scott
Scott H.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Apr 27, 2024
Monika, we can’t thank you enough for helping us plan a trip of a lifetime. After a couple itineraries, you were able to put together one that fit exactly what we were looking for. We got to see the beautiful South Island of New Zealand by doing the “fly-cruise-fly”, renting a car, glamping and multiple hikes/walks. We had an amazing time!!! Read more

Monika, we can’t thank you enough for helping us plan a trip of a lifetime. After a couple itineraries, you were able to put together one that fit exactly what we were looking for. We got to see the beautiful South Island of New Zealand by doing the “fly-cruise-fly”, renting a car, glamping and multiple hikes/walks. We had an amazing time!!!

Hotel Review
Valley Views Glamping
Kurow

What an awesome way to view the night sky!! The view from our dome was amazing!! We had all the comforts of home. The owners were great. Patrick knew we were looking for off the beaten path kind of sight seeing. He gave us directions to “Danseys pass”. Wow! Is all we can say. A one way gravel road that allowed us to view the mountains of New Zealand. Our glamping experience was awesome!!

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Had all the comforts of home while “camping”
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Made you feel very welcomed
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Every thing was fresh and clean
Local specialist: Monika Vinsova
Monika
Monika Vinsova
Local specialist in Queenstown, New Zealand | Replied on Apr 28, 2024

Hi Scott, Amy, Angela, and Kev! Thank you so much for your kind words! It was truly my pleasure to assist you in planning your dream trip to the stunning South Island of New Zealand. I'm thrilled to hear that the itinerary we crafted together turned out to be just what you were looking for.

Warm regards,

Monika

Uma was amazing with great local recommendati...
New Zealand | Apr 4 - Apr 12, 2024

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David F.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

Uma was amazing with great local recommendations and was available throughout the trip with changes.

Local specialist: Uma Natarajan
Uma
Uma Natarajan
Local specialist in New Zealand | Replied on Apr 26, 2024

Dear David,

Thank you so much for your kind words and the review. It was my pleasure to assist you & Anne during your New Zealand Holiday.

I would be delighted to see you again in our beautiful country.

Warm regards,
Uma