About Us

You’ve made a decision to visit New Zealand, probably for a once in a lifetime holiday – our aim is to make that a reality. New Zealand owned and operated, Relaxing Journeys offer a broader range of New Zealand tours than anyone else in the country (over 500 NZ tours), and the tour operators we work with are the very best in their field.

Catering for the discerning traveller; travellers on a budget; and travellers that have already arrived, our unique selection of tours and sightseeing activities have been handpicked and meticulously planned to ensure your holiday in New Zealand will be remembered forever.

All the tours on our website can be booked and securely paid online, and the team at Relaxing Journeys are here to help you every step of the way, so don’t hesitate to ask us about anything to do with New Zealand, or how to make your journey “Down Under” more pleasurable. We guarantee a prompt reply.

Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Relaxing Journeys Ltd has been assessed as a Qualmark endorsed service. Qualmark ® is New Zealand Tourism's official mark of quality.

Relaxing Journeys New Zealand is also a member of Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

Our Difference

The team at Relaxing Journeys are all locals, and with our first hand knowledge of New Zealand, the operators and our own extensive travel experience, we feel we can offer you a service second to none. Many of the tours on our website are unique to Relaxing Journeys and we don’t charge service fees! Have a look at the “Top Ten” reasons why you should book with Relaxing Journeys and read some of the 1,000+ tour reviews we have received over the last few years.

Our Consulting Team

Expertise: New Zealand Coach, Cruises & Self Drives

About Marie:“Not all those who wander are lost.”  ~ This quote from J.R.R. Tolkien hit me big time in my 20’s and so I packed my bag to explore and discover the other side of the globe. I grew up in a tropical country ‘The Philippines’ and I have been living in New Zealand for 11 years now.

New Zealand without a doubt has the most breathtaking sceneries and is home to every activity.

I have seen so much natural beauty from the tropical North Island to jaw dropping South Island ~ the unique kiwi charm, foods & wines, and stunning places, all rolled into one!

I could not wait to share with you all these amazing things our little country has to offer, so feel free to shoot me an e-mail or call me to help you plan the perfect Kiwi holiday.

Expertise: New Zealand Self Drive, Coach, Sightseeing Tours & Activities

About Chelsea:Hiya, my name is Chelsea and I am originally an Aucklander but now living on the Gold Coast of Australia. I have been selling New Zealand as a travel destination for over 11 years and can say I have loved every minute of selling my “home” country.

My favourite destination in New Zealand would be Furneaux Lodge in the Marlborough Sounds. This property is so secluded and the natural beauty of the area cannot be beaten. It really brings you back to nature!

Wellington would be my favourite city as it has so many cute bars and restaurants. Monsoon Poon is a must! But don’t forget your jacket as Wellington is known as “Windy Wellington” and it generally lives up to its name.

As your travel consultant I will ensure that I pass on all my knowledge so your New Zealand travel experience is one you will never forget!

Expertise: New Zealand Self Drive, Coach, Sightseeing Tours & Activities

About Jen:I’m a Kiwi, Auckland born & bred, New Zealand never stops to surprise me with it’s beautiful scenery and people, there’s so much to see & do which makes it such an easy destination to promote.

Expertise: New Zealand Self-Drive and Escorted Coach Tours

About Georgina:Hi, my name is Georgina. Born in rural Victoria, I have a soft spot for the countryside, natural landscapes and untouched beauties. Of course seeing the main cities of New Zealand is a must, but incorporating the smaller townships will allow you to experience true Kiwi hospitality and open your eyes to just how scenic and breathtaking New Zealand really is.

My passion is tailoring itineraries to suit your preferences and interests, with this I take pride in offering unique and personable holidays to my customers. One of my favourite experiences was the Franz Josef Heli Hike where you will see some of the most unspoiled glacier scenery in the world, boasting soaring peaks and glistening blue ice. This is only one of the many experiences, where your photos will simply not do it justice!

Despite living in Australia, talking about New Zealand every day paired with my travel experiences through this gorgeous country makes New Zealand feel just like home.

Expertise: Coach, Sightseeing Tours & Activities, and Self Drive Holidays

About Jo:My name is Jo.  I was born in Dunedin in the South Island of New Zealand.  I love my hometown and it is definitely a must visit on any New Zealand Itinerary.

Dunedin is known as the Edinburgh of the South and even boasts its very own Castle on the Hill with stunning views of the Otago Peninsula.

I have lived in Auckland, Wanaka and now loving life on the Gold Coast Australia. I have worked in the travel industry for close to 18 years now and have always been excited to travel overseas, not realising how special my own country was and how lucky I am to be working for Relaxing Journeys – planning peoples dream holidays and then hearing my clients amazing travel stories when they come back from New Zealand.

This has made me discover a new found appreciation  for my beautiful country and extremely proud to be a Kiwi. I am excited for you to fall in love with New Zealand too.

Expertise: New Zealand Self Drive, Coach, Sightseeing Tours & Activities

About Teresa:Hello, My Name is Teresa, The newest addition to the Relaxing Journeys team. Herd of Bulls, a town like no udder!

Welcome to my home town. Bulls is a small town situated on the west coast of the North island, with the town centre on the Junction of state highways 1 and 3. Definitely worth a stop en route to Auckland or Wellington, if only to check out the signs!

Having worked in the travel industry for many years, I am very passionate about my home country and love promoting and selling the many unique features our country has to offer.

My focus is to turn your travel dreams into a reality! Ensuring that you are provided with the best travel packages, Relaxing Journeys has to offer.