“Why Tour Like Sheep ; When Your Tour Can Be More Unique”

With your own private driver & guide NZ Tour Guide Services are your people on the ground, run by Richard and Heather Gallagher. Both born and bred fifth generation kiwi's, Richard is one of New Zealand's most versatile freelance Tour Guides and Driver Guides.

With years of professional tourism experience behind him, and a fun, friendly approach to guiding, you can trust your tour in New Zealand will be one to remember and safely driven.

Heather has recently come to assist guide and drive visitors locally. She guides, co-ordinates and takes cruise ship excursions plus offers a Meet & Greet Service for Inbound Travel Agents clients arriving in Christchurch. As well as enjoying guiding cycle tours.

We really enjoy showing folks from all over the world, across our beautiful country. Tourism New Zealand engages our services for accompanying various travel/media clients helping advertise & show case NZ to the World.

For a tour that's interesting and informative, with plenty of fun and with locals, contact NZ Tour Guide Services and keep up with us on:

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Services

NZ Tour Guide Services offers personal tour guide or driver guiding services for individuals or small groups. We cater to all travellers; holiday makers, families, media, film or TV crews, trade and company delegations even VIP's or dignitaries.

Our services are on a private hire or charter basis. We can be available for all or part of your New Zealand visit.

Advanced bookings are essential, and our rates are costed on your actual requirements. Because we deal direct with you, with no middle men, our prices are competitive. We aim to provide same day reply. Quotes; costings and planning will take a little longer and we are flexible on how we achieve this.

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PLANNING TOURS:

We can help you plan your tour or sightseeing. With our expertise in traveling times, distances, travel conditions, and knowledge of accommodation providers, We can offer tour suggestions, for your tour to work.
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DRIVER / GUIDING:

NZ Tour Guide Services' will driver/guide for you safely. You can hire a rental vehicle; for us to drive or we can find a vehicle to suit you, whether it is a sedan, mini-van, small coach or motorcycle.
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NEW ZEALAND TOURING:

From 12 days, starting or finishing Christchurch, Queenstown, Wellington or Auckland.
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NORTH ISLAND TOURING:

From 4 days, starting or finishing in Auckland, Wellington, Rotorua & Napier.
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SOUTH ISLAND TOURING:

From 4 days, starting or finishing in Christchurch, Queenstown, Dunedin, Nelson or Picton.
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LOCAL TOURING & SIGHTSEEING:

From 2 x days starting & Finishing in Christchurch, suggestions - Kaikoura ,Hanmer Springs , Mt.Cook return Christchurch.
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DAY TOURS:

Local sightseeing & Day Tours ex Christchurch. Cruise ship excursions ex Christchurch or Akaroa.

Professional Licences:

  • NZ LTSA passenger service operators licence #32243, issued 1990.
  • NZ commercial driver licences for small or large vehicles.
  • Granted exemptions to operate transport tour services by all regional and district councils in New Zealand.
  • Department Of Conservation Approved: for visits & short walks in most National Parks & Reserves in NZ.
  • Milford Sound Road Winter Accredited Driver.
  • Full member of Proguides New Zealand

What a wonderful way to travel around New Zealand – great travel companions and the ever attentive driver/guide, Richard, who has provided us with exceptional knowledge and insights into this beautiful country, delivered in such a good humoured way. Many thanks.

Dear Richard, Thank you for the wonderful tour you conducted for our golfing group in April this year.From the moment you met us at Nelson you treated us in a most friendly and personal manner. Nothing was a trouble to you with your bus picking up and depositing us and our golf clubs to the various venues.You took us to seven wonderful golf courses several with most spectacular views in particular Terrace Downs, Kelvin Heights Queenstown and Arrowtown. In between golf on our days off you showed us the wonderful scenery of your South Island.

Many thanks for a great experience. Richard has been a superb guide with a sense of humour – very knowledgeable too! Loved the accommodations. What a beautiful country!

Dear Richard, Thank you for a great trip! All the UAE journalists in the group had a good time and many remarked that it was one of the best press trips they’ve been on.You made the difference.
Some has already written wonderful stories and everyone is saying how much they want to go back to South Island (myself included)!