We live and work surrounded by some of the world's most breathtaking national parks, glacial mountains, vibrant marine life, red deserts, ecosystems, pristine island beaches, and lake vistas - to name a few! We want to help you immerse yourself in all New Zealand and Australia have to offer, exploring their beauty in your time and at your own pace. We know a holiday here can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and we're here to make it perfect.
As you look through our site, you’ll notice a selection of suggested self-drive holidays departing from some of New Zealand's main cities. These are built to inspire and cover popular areas and include popular activities, we are able to fully customise to your specific requirements.
However, designing bespoke self-drive & coach tour holidays just for you and your companions is what we do best. Our team travels extensively throughout New Zealand & Australia every year and has experienced many travel destinations firsthand. We would love to talk with you about your holiday here and help create an unforgettable journey.
Pure Journeys is part of the New Zealand Fine Touring Group, a long-standing New Zealand travel agency. We have been showing visitors around since 2004 and our quality processes ensure the services we use, the accommodation we recommend, the car rental companies we book with and the activities we suggest all offer a great experience.
I have spent many years exploring and getting to know New Zealand and Australia. I look forward to working with people; preparing customised holiday itineraries that take into account interests and hobbies plus showcase the best bits and those 'must see' highlights.
My favourite places to explore are generally a little off the beaten track, or as we would say in New Zealand, out in the wop wops! A highlight for me in New Zealand is visiting and exploring anywhere in Fiordland National Park and in Australia, I love the red centre, especially when you are lucky enough to see it rain on Uluru!
I look forward to planning your holiday alongside you and ensuring that you get to see and do all that you wish for.
Born and Bred in Dunedin I started working in the outbound travel sector planning holidays to Australia and the Pacific Islands. I loved this work but after some time I wanted to get back to my passion, New Zealand and Australia. I focussed all my energy here and helped plan and arrange holidays for 1000s of visitors coming to our slice of paradise with New Zealand Fine Touring with the added benefit of being based in Wanaka my home away from home.
I love to go off the beaten track and camping with friends, walks, skiing basically most things outdoors. I would love to work with you to help tailor your New Zealand and Australian Journey.
Originally born and bred West of the Blue Mountains, I moved to Western Sydney. This was my home for many years, from there I moved to New Zealand where my love for wildlife and beautiful scenery was truly discovered.
Having experienced New Zealand and Australia first hand as a resident and traveller offers me the best of both worlds supporting you in your travel plans. I often refer to myself as an OZ-WI (half Aussie, half Kiwi), my knowledge of NSW, Victoria and parts of Queensland is extensive, as well as travelling to all four corners of New Zealand. Let's have a chat, you'll be in very capable hands.
Working in hospitality led me to a true passion for travel. Exploring my own special backyard here in New Zealand and the beautiful sights of Australia, two of my favourite locations to find a new adventure - whether it is for my clients, family, friends or myself! I have travelled New Zealand extensively and am slowly ticking off the vastness of Australia.
Next on my list will be to explore Tasmania, probably with a visit to Sydney to see family and Melbourne because, it is brilliant! If you are considering a New Zealand and Australia combo for your next trip down-under let's talk about making it truly memorable.
Each day we choose to work with integrity, honesty and are completely authentic with our team, suppliers, and clients.
We collaborate, empathise and support the people we work with, customers, clients and the great team we are apart of.
Here at Pure Journeys we are always looking to adapt, be innovative, flexible and fair in an ever changing travel market.
Within our business we love to empower all our clients to be the designers of their own journeys. We are here to support you all of the way but we want this holiday to be all about you!