Who we are..
Tour Northland is a boutique tour company run jointly by owner/operators Andy & Sue. Our home is the Far North of New Zealand, it is where our children were brought up, where we fill our weekends with outdoor adventure (hiking, kayaking, biking, fishing..) and it is where we decided a top class tour operator was needed!
How it Happened..
It was that time of life (last child left the nest) and another big overseas adventure was calling us, so off we went, nine months of fun and excitement, travelling overland from Ireland to Australia. Along the way we met heaps of interesting people and after we got to know them, because we’d be organising groups of travellers to go places and do stuff, and because of our passion for New Zealand, we’d get reoccurring advice ‘why don’t you guys run tours in New Zealand?’ Actually back home we’d frequently received the same suggestion. We love going places and doing adventurous things and frequently led groups on weekend tramps (kiwi for hike).
When we got home from overseas, we started up our B&B, there were a few nerves at first about how it would go, but it was fantastic! everyone loved being here, and we loved having them! Then it started to happen again ‘you’re so knowledgeable about this area, have thought about guiding tours’! Well that was it - we just had to do it. We’ve designed tours that we firmly believe show you the best of the Far North.
We are organisers at heart (as well as being fun and adventure loving), book with us and you’ll get a complete seamless package (Transport, Accommodation, Guiding and all the other little bits). Let us take the hassle out of your trip to allow you to relax and enjoy your precious holiday time.
Hiking in New Zealand is different to anything you’ve likely to of experienced before. What makes for amazing beauty (dense native forests, remote tracks) also presents challenges. Having both been members of NZ Search and Rescue, Leaders with Scouting NZ and Tramping Club Trip Leaders, we have both the qualifications and experience to ensure your trip is both fun and safe.
From the moment you make contact, until we bid farewell at the end of your tour, you will find us efficient, professional, flexible and friendly.