New Zealand Tour Guide Services with Richard Gallagher & Heather Gallagher

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

Enjoy Touring New Zealand with your own local Driver/Guides: Richard or Heather.

We are NZ Tour Guide Services. Together, with you, we will not only arrange your own personal tour, but we will also driver/guide you ourselves.

Richard & Heather are both fifth generation Kiwi's, from rural farming backgrounds,so we happen to know our own backyard rather well.

It is important to have a driver who knows our countries roads being often narrow, mountainous and coastal, not to mention the often changeable road or weather conditions you can encounter.

Richard is one of New Zealand's more versatile and experienced freelance Driver/Guides or Tour Guide with many years of professional tourism experience behind him in various tourism aspects and roles, very informative and fun person to travel with.

Heather is rather an energetic person to be around she enjoys the outdoors, walking, mountain & road cycling. In fact some of her freelance guiding, is taking cycle tours in different parts of the country, she equally enjoys guiding regular sightseeing tours through New Zealand too.

Both Richard & Heather also take smaller group tours for reputable Inbound and International Travel organisation's, between their own tours, as part of NZ Tour Guide Services.

We really enjoy showing folks from all over the world, across our beautiful and diverse country. Tourism New Zealand has engaged our services for accompanying various international travel agents and travel/media helping advertise & showcase New Zealand to the World.

For a tour that's interesting, informative, unforgettable with plenty of fun plus with locals who are locals: contact NZ Tour Guide Services.

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NZ Tour Guide Services offers personal Driver/Guiding services for individuals or small groups. We cater to all travellers, holiday makers, families and friends wishing to tour together, in New Zealand.

Including assisting various tourism related small groups, guiding, coordinating, accompanying or driving. This can be groups such as Film Crews, Travel writers & photographers & various visiting Delegations.

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

Advanced bookings are essential (as we are busy). Our rates are costed on your actual requirements. Because we deal directly with you, our prices are competitive. We aim to provide a same day reply; with quotes, costings and planning taking a little longer, we are flexible on how we achieve this with you.

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We can help you plan your touring and sightseeing, in any part of New Zealand. With our expertise in traveling times, distances, and road conditions this can make a huge difference. New Zealand may be a small country, but traveling times can take longer than they may appear on a flat map, a mistake a lot of people including travel agents make!
We can offer tour suggestions,for your tour so that it works,within your time frame and assist with optional type activities,such as scenic boat rides, flights, walks & hikes, attraction, entries etc.

Generally our Quotes Include: a Driver; Guide,a suitable Vehicle, Fuel, plus the Driver/Guides accommodation and meals.(possibly a relocation fee/flight,prior or after the tour, if required). Again we are flexible on how we quote.


NZ Tour Guide Services aim is to show you the highlights of our beautiful country, while Driver/Guiding you safely,informatively & enjoyably through New Zealand.
We will provide you with a suitable size vehicle for your group or you may wish to hire a vehicle directly yourselves.(providing the vehicle complies with NZTL passenger service regulations).

Most of our clients tend to be from 2 to 8 people (family or friends) with larger groups from 10 to 15 people.


Minimum of 12 days, suggest starting or finishing in Christchurch, Queenstown, Wellington or Auckland, other places by arrangement.(you may need to fly between Islands on tours 12 days or less).


Minimum of 5 days,starting or finishing in Auckland, Wellington, Rotorua or Napier.


Minimum of 4 days, starting or finishing in Christchurch, Queenstown, Dunedin, Nelson or Picton.


From 1 to 3 days starting & Finishing in Christchurch, suggestions-Kaikoura & Hanmer Springs, West Coast & Arthurs Pass; Mt.Cook & Tekapo or Akaroa.

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