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Eloise Le Bout

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!"

Eloise is part of the following groups: New Zealand Travel Agents, Fiji Travel Agents
Cathedral Cove
New Zealand: North Island Family Adventure - 10 Days

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.

Queenstown
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.

Redwoods Forest, Rotorua
5 Days in New Zealand - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

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.

Fiordland National Park
Best of New Zealand’s South Island - 10 Days

This 10-day road trip in the South Island combines the best New Zealand has to offer. Discover jaw-dropping scenery here, including Lake Tekapo and its turquoise waters, Mt. Cook and the surrounding glaciers, the peaks of Mt. Aspiring National Park and the magnificent fjords. You will also enjoy more intimate and off-the-beaten-path experiences, including the exploration of the Banks Peninsula, with its active wildlife setting, as well as immersing yourself in the historical gold rush of the small town of Clyde.

Wai-O-Tapu in Rotorua
New Zealand: North to South - 14 Days

Discover the best of New Zealand on this 14-day road trip, covering highlights from north to south, as well as the lesser-known regions. Immerse yourself in varied landscapes, including the spectacular surfing spots of Raglan, geothermal areas of Rotorua, and glacial fjords in Te Anau. Along the way, you will also visit vineyards and encounter native wildlife as you hike, paddle, and fly your way across the country.

Recent trip reviews for Eloise

Ira

Great trip. · New Zealand - Jan 24 - Feb 2, 2020

Traveler: Ira H. - Local specialist: Eloise Le Bout

Great trip. I especially enjoyed City Lights and Kamana Lake Hotel.

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Eloise Le Bout, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Ira, I am happy to read that you loved your stay and our choice of accommodation. Have a great day and hope to see you again in our beautiful country.
Kind regards
Eloise

Michael

Where do I start but to say .... · New Zealand - Nov 18 - Dec 2, 2019

Traveler: Michael F. - Local specialist: Eloise Le Bout

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

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 concern ourselves with and put our hand in our pocket for was where to get something to eat and drink on each day. The only blip was that our trip to Milford Sound was cancelled due to bad weather, but the weather is beyond anyone's control.
Highlights for us was Lake Tarawera and the thermal beach, Akaroa for penguin watching, which turned out to be a quaint little town also, and whale watching in Kaikoura to which the company concerned upgraded us to a helicopter flight so we had an added bonus to boot.
All in all the tour Eloise put together for us was just what we wanted and if I am ever to go back to New Zealand, I know who I will contact; Eloise, watch out for my next call !

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Eloise Le Bout, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks a lot Michael for this very kind review. I am so glad you and Balbinita enjoyed New Zealand, and your trip that much. And what a lucky surprise for you to have had a free upgrade from our partner in Kaikoura, for your flight over the whales.
I will watch our for your next call then :), and hopefully next time you visit, the weather at Milford Sound will be welcoming!
Eloise