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Emeline Rose

I fell in love with the natural beauty and culture of New Zealand since I first step foot in the country. After traveling extensively through the South and North Island for a few months, I decided to stay and share my passion for the amazing landscapes, the friendly and open-minded people and the various range of outdoor activities with travelers from all around the world. I understand each traveler has its own expectations and needs in regards to traveling and it's what I like most about my job: be able to create the perfect itinerary for everyone and work each day on a new program fitting best what YOU want.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Hiking trails and cultural immersions!"

How did you get involved in travel?

"I believe that traveling is not only about seeing beautiful cultural and natural sites but also immersing yourself into a new culture and way of life. Each trip has an impact on our daily life and helps us being more open minded. That is what I've always wanted to do: make people experience a country and new culture."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"The friendliness and the open-mindedness of kiwis keep surprising me every day! This is for me one of the highlights of my travels in New Zealand.

Being a big fan of trekking trails and nature, I will never forget the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and the amazing landscapes I encountered all the way."

Emeline is part of the following groups: New Zealand Travel Agents, Fiji Travel Agents
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.

Lake Wanaka
South Island Exploration: Christchurch, Akaroa, Lake Tekapo, Mt Cook, Wanaka, & Queenstown - 7 Days

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.

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 Emeline

Family Adventure to NZ really lives up to its hype! · New Zealand - Dec 25 - Jan 8, 2020

Traveler: Helen M. - Local specialist: Emeline Rose

Emeline did a phenomenal job carefully exploring and matching our desired sites, interests, activities, budget and timeframe with an action-packed itinerary and travel arrangements that were perfect for our family’s first trip to New Zealand. Having limited knowledge of the country nor time to plan ourselves, we really relied on Emeline’s expertise and guidance. She did not let us down! Highlights included mountain biking in the Redwoods Forest of Rotorua, hiking the Tongariro Alpine... read more

Emeline did a phenomenal job carefully exploring and matching our desired sites, interests, activities, budget and timeframe with an action-packed itinerary and travel arrangements that were perfect for our family’s first trip to New Zealand. Having limited knowledge of the country nor time to plan ourselves, we really relied on Emeline’s expertise and guidance. She did not let us down! Highlights included mountain biking in the Redwoods Forest of Rotorua, hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, wine tasting in Martinborough, whitewater rafting in Queenstown, a cruise on the Milford Sound, exploring the Te Anau Glowworm caves, jet boating and hiking along the Matukituki River by Wanaka and hiking the Hooker Valley in the shadow of Aoraki Mount Cook. She really helped us to optimize our 15 days, steering us away from locations that were not feasible if we wanted to contain time we’d spend in the car each day, while suggesting local highlights to take in as we travelled. We especially enjoyed our boutique, B&B accommodations in Rotorua, Wanaka and Twizel. Emeline and the Once Upon a Trip team were very responsive to our last minute booking requests and any questions we had. Trip was a success... our adult daughters want to travel again with us! Looking forward to our next trip to New Zealand and engaging Emeline in the planning!

One of my favorite trips EVER · New Zealand - Nov 16 - Nov 26, 2019

Traveler: Geena U. - Local specialist: Emeline Rose

Every guide we had, and every employee at all the bed and breakfasts/motels we stayed at, were so kind, helpful and thoughtful. Emiline created an amazing trip for us unlike anything we’ve experienced before. Makes me wanting to come back to New Zealand for more! The itinerary was very detailed and Emiline was always very immediate with her response and helpful all along the way, from the planning to while we were on the trip and had some weather mishaps. Thank you Kimkim for yet another unforgettable trip for us!

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Emeline Rose, local specialist, responded to this review:

Kia Ora Geena,

Thank you for your nice feedback! I'm very glad you enjoyed your trip to New Zealand and got the chance to complete the Routeburn Track.
I hope you get the chance to come back, maybe to explore the North Island ?