I have been living in Auckland, New Zealand for more than three years. What made me fall in love right from day one was not only the beautiful wildlife and breathtaking scenery, but also the friendly and welcoming locals. New Zealand is to me a hidden gem that people should explore!
I know very well that everyone has their own very specific reason to travel. Some travel to grow, some travel to meet new people, some travel to relax and unwind, some travel to celebrate. I am here to make sure the very reason you are travelling for is met. I enjoy creating made-to-measure travels to meet all the travellers' expectations, so I can be sure this trip will be a success.
My goal in this is to make sure you have the best time in Aotearoa (New Zealand). Thanks to my expertise and knowledge of the country, I will do my very best to make your stay unforgettable.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"I specialize in self-driving tailored travels, from mid-range to luxury, depending on the traveller's wishes and requests. "
How did you get involved in travel?
"As far as I can remember, I have always been attracted to travelling. But I think what really made the difference is when my brother decided to go and live abroad, shortly followed by my sister. Hearing their stories really sparked something in me, and I eventually decided to try it myself. This was the best decision I have taken. Travelling is a wonderful experience in so many different aspects, from discovering gorgeous places and sharing stories with interesting people, to learning a new language, and immersing yourself in a new culture. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Shortly after moving to New Zealand, I moved into a big house where 8 people were already flatting. Luckily we all got along very well. Most of them were big fans of hiking and outdoor adventure, and would always try to organise hikes during the weekend. I will never forget this day we went on a waterfall hike, via a hidden track in the Waitakere Ranges, walking up the river for a good 4 hours, then climbing up the side of the waterfall. Such a great adventure!"
Featured trips & expertise
This family-friendly adventure takes you along the North Island highlights of New Zealand in 10 days. Begin in Auckland to do some sightseeing, and enjoy a wildlife adventure at Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World and Antarctic Encounter. Then, drive to the Coromandel Peninsula to tour the beaches, coves, and gorges. Next is Rotorua, the geothermal city, to discover the Buried Village, Wai-O-Tapu, and Hells Gate Geothermal Park. Enjoy some outdoor thrills in the activities capital of Taupo, an enriching visit to Te Papa National Museum in Wellington, and so much more on this all-ages tour.
Highlights of Australia & New Zealand: Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown, Sydney, Melbourne, & Cairns - 14 Days
This two-week crossover trip takes you from New Zealand to Australia with plenty of adventure laced throughout. From Auckland, visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and the movie set of Hobbiton. Next, explore the volcanic landscape of Rotorua, followed by an entertaining dinner with the Maori. Go jet boating and wine tasting in Queenstown and tour the stunning Milford Sound. Then, fly to Sydney to go sightseeing and cruising around Sydney Harbour and embark on a day trip to the stunning Blue Mountains. In Melbourne, bookmark the hip neighborhoods and cafés and visit kangaroos and koalas in the wild. The tour concludes in Cairns with free time and an excursion to the Great Barrier Reef.
Ultimate New Zealand Road Trip: Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Queenstown, Te Anau, Christchurch, & More - 14 Days
Spend two weeks in New Zealand on this eventful road trip. From Auckland, drive through the Coromandel Peninsula to Whitianga. Then, stop in Tauranga before hitting geothermic Rotorua, followed by Art Deco-inspired Napier. Drive through gorges and vineyards toward Wellington, and ferry to Picton prior to arriving in Nelson. Cruise through beautiful Te Anau before closing out the journey in Christchurch.
Five days may seem short, but allows for an eventful adventure through New Zealand. Since there is not much time, it is ideal to travel within the South Island or the North Island—which budgets for a successful road trip with a few scenic stops. Anchoring the itinerary in a major city like Auckland allows for day trips to go kiwi spotting, wine tasting, and island hopping (if you’re not on the open road). Explore geothermal Rotorua, Aoraki/Mount Cook, the Banks Peninsula, Akaroa, and so much more in the five trip plans that follow.
Spend seven days enjoying the best of the South Island of New Zealand. First, take in the popular sights of Christchurch and enjoy a mobile dinner via the Tram Restaurant. Then, visit Akaroa in the Banks Peninsula to get acquainted with the little blue penguins, followed by a trip to Lake Tekapo for a stargazing tour. Next, enjoy several scenic walks through Aoraki/Mount Cook and a trip to Wanaka to explore the highlights and Mt. Aspiring National Park. The vacation concludes in Queenstown with some wine tasting and final adventuring.
Ten days is a great amount of time for a New Zealand trip: you'll easily be able to experience the top highlights of both islands—North and South—plus outdoor activities and themed adventures (Middle Earth, anyone?). With less time, stick to one island for a comfortably-paced, immersive tour; if you're dead-set on seeing both islands in less than a week, be prepared to move quickly. Travelers with two weeks can see it all, or combine the country's top sights with a week of fun in Australia.
Recent trip reviews for Eloise
Magical New Zealand · New Zealand - Mar 3 - Mar 16, 2020
Thanks to Eloise for planning our wonderful trip thru New Zealand. The highlight of our trip was staying at the Matuka Lodge in Twizel(Mount Cook). The flight over the glaciers were beyond memorable. The whole itinerary was very well planned and everything went smoothly. Thanks for all the recommendations. Till the next time.
Great trip. · New Zealand - Jan 24 - Feb 2, 2020
Great trip. I especially enjoyed City Lights and Kamana Lake Hotel.
Where do I start but to say .... · New Zealand - Nov 18 - Dec 2, 2019
what was planned by Eloise our guide, was brilliantly put together. I had an idea of the places where to go and with a little tinkering between ourselves Eloise came up with, for us, a perfect tour. Everything was smooth from the moment we were picked up at the airport, to the moment we were dropped off for our return. Knowing that everything was booked and paid for when we arrived at each accommodation, and tour meant there was never a concern with any payments. The only thing we had to... read more