“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

Many thank for helping to make my trip of New Zealand so special!! “Beware I Will Be Back!!”
Cheers

Dear Richard,
Thank you so much for making our trip so pleasant.
We really had a good time and I know it hard on you to do all that driving in the mountains,etc.

Stay well and enjoy.
Thanks again for letting us know about Vincent and Harry. Pretty soon you can
start an animal viewing farm.

Also, I would like for you to thank your Mother for being so gracious.
she is delightful

Come to the States.

This has been an amazing trip. Richard we learned so much about New Zealand, you are a fantastic guide. You put your heart in your work and it shows God bless you and your beautiful family.

Dear Richard,
I often think of New Zealand, it’s stunning beauty. Both of the land and it’s people. A shining diamond on our planet. I am grateful that I was able to make the journey and which you personalised to such perfection showing us the grace and glory of your beautiful country. And in such a kind and humorous way! The best! #1 Guide!!!