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Don't take our word for it, have a look at what some of our past guests have had to say:

"We expected to have a great time and we were not disappointed at all. Everything worked 100%, right from drivers, to hotels, to flights, to tours, to the length of time in each location. There was not even the tiniest glitch."

- AB

"We have truly enjoyed our stay around the North Island. Your planning and organization has made it a trip of a lifetime. Everything has flowed perfectly, from travel to accommodations and the wonderful excursions, it was really an enjoyable and stress free trip to New Zealand. Thank you so much, and when we come back to tour the South Island sometime, we will come back to you again"

- R M & A D

"We traveled in New Zealand from October 17th to November 6th, 2023. As we didn't want to drive (right hand drive) Penny and Ann made arrangements so that we were picked up and dropped off where ever we went. Our drivers unfailingly showed up on time and were very courteous and knowledgeable about where we were traveling. As we were were not driving all of the accommodations were clean, comfortable, centrally located and our hosts were very welcoming. All of the places we stayed at were eclectic and in a few cases quite luxurious. We traveled by car, train, planes and boats visiting a hangi, Hobbiton, wineries, whale watching and a Milford Sound flight in cruise. Penny and Ann did a tremendous job and I would have no hesitation about recommending their services."

- AT

""New Zealand is a wonderfully inviting country. The guides and drivers were engaging, well informed and eager to share their pride and enthusiasm about their country. The lodges are magnificent. Your planning and assistance prior to the trip was well worth it and your attention and availability while we were in the country was comforting and reliable. ...Loved the stops at the BuzzStop on the way to Wanaka. Please recommend that in the future. The owner is a terrific story teller. And the honey is delicious. Cardrona Hotel and Pub was worth the visit and The Cardrona Distillery was a great stop. Lunch there is very good. We were so grateful that Trevor, the driver with Alpine Luxury Tours, could make the arrangements for us. Very appreciative of him....Mahu Whenua is magical. There is simply nothing on earth like the views from there. It’s transcendent.""

- NK & EW

""...would like to thank you all for a wonderful trip to New Zealand. The itinerary gave us a great sampling of your beautiful country. Our highlights include our time in Abel Tasman, Mount Cook and Fiordland. Our stays at Matuka lodge and Fiordland lodge were exceptional with first class, friendly service and amazing beauty. Our excursions with Abel Tasman charters, volcanic air, trips and tramps and Fiordland cruises have provided us lasting memories and friendships- genuine staff who went above and beyond to share their knowledge and love of their country.""

- SL & LP

""...I had intended to e-mail you today to tell you how much we enjoyed our trip, which was a lot. We really appreciated all of the arrangements you folks made for us. The half day of fishing was superb - the guide, Chris Brennan, is definitely a keeper (pardon the pun). Just a delightful guy, and an excellent fishing guide. And the candle-lit dinner that night was one of the memorable experiences of the whole trip""

- MH

""Thank you for ALL your help planning our trip. It was a fantastic vacation and it wouldn’t have been enjoyable without your thoughtful consideration and planning. Our Family said several times what a great job you did selecting accommodations, tours and operators.""

- MS

"We would like to sincerely thank you for your support in putting together a fantastic itinerary for us! We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and are so happy that we got to see so many parts of New Zealand. It is a beautiful country with an astonishing nature AND so many fun activities!"

- J Family

"This company is extraordinary! Their hands-on approach, expert guidance, and warmth and kindness throughout the whole process made it a true pleasure to work with them. We hung out with the kangaroos and wallabies in a wildlife sanctuary outside Melbourne, swam with sea turtles in the Great Barrier Reef while marvelling at the Giant Clams, and enjoyed the recommended restaurants and hotels, with our agent making sure everything went super smoothly for us. Beyond Grateful!!"

- JJ

"Beyond the Blue worked with me to provide a custom itinerary, tailored to my particular interests. All accommodations were spectacular. The experiences were all top quality and I so pleased to learn that my dietary restrictions were communicated in advance to all. The entire trip went flawlessly. Highly recommend working with Beyond the Blue for any travel in New Zealand or Australia. Beyond the Blue worked with me to provide a custom itinerary, tailored to my particular interests. All accommodations were spectacular. The experiences were all top quality and I so pleased to learn that my dietary restrictions were communicated in advance to all. The entire trip went flawlessly. Highly recommend working with Beyond the Blue for any travel in New Zealand or Australia."

- CH

"We recently finished a bucket list vacation to New Zealand with our family - including two children under 6-years-old. It truly was a trip of a lifetime and it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of Sally at Beyond the Blue! Everything from start to finish was first rate. Our combined interests, priorities and preferences were considered and included in the itinerary. Thanks to the excellent planning of Beyond the Blue our large extended family was able to combine both family-friendly activities and the young adults got to have adventures on their own. We were delighted with every tour and able to include all our must see and do activities. The guides were professional, knowledgeable and personable. The accommodations worked great for our family. The properties chosen by Beyond the Blue were beautiful as well as comfortable. We particularly enjoyed having a water view at each location. Thank you Beyond the Blue for all your hard work! We will forever treasure our memories of New Zealand."

- MS, DZ & Family