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Why should you choose Pure Journeys?

Let us plan your next holiday!

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 that New Zealand and Australia has to offer. 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 Self Drive touring holidays, designed to provide inspiration that we can then customise to your specific requirements. 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.

Pure Journeys is part of the New Zealand Fine Touring Group and we have been showing visitors around since 2004.

If you want to work with us at Pure Journeys check out our job opportunities here.

Meet our Travel Specialists
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Louise Barrett
Louise Barrett

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.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Email me: louise@nzft.co.nz
Call me on: +64 3 443 0895
Harriet McGregor
Harriet McGregor

Originally from Sydney I grew up on the beach and have been lucky enough to travel to 7 out of the 8 Australian states and territories. I fell in love with New Zealand walking the 3000km Te Araroa Trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff. After spending a few years travelling and living overseas I knew I would one day come back to NZ because of the friendly locals and the outdoors being always on your doorstep. I love that you can live in the mountains and drive to the coast for a weekend surf trip. I’ll always be an Aussie at heart though, and my most recent Aussie trip was driving a camper along the East Coast from Sydney to Cairns.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Call me on: +64 3 443 0812
Janette Bagley
Janette Bagley

I have been helping people see the world for over 20 years. I love receiving a wishlist and piecing together that magic journey my clients are after. Better yet I love to hear about it when they get home. It can be so rewarding sharing amazing destinations like Australia and New Zealand, they offer something for everyone. So please get in touch and find out how I can help you.

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Call me on: +64 3 222 8003
Christina Brockie
Christina Brockie

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.

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Call me on: +64 3 443 0892
Victoria Parrack
Victoria Parrack

I lived as a travel agent in Cairns for 5 years and I loved calling the Great Barrier Reef home. I love the long open roads and secluded beaches of Australia. But I swapped beaches for mountains coming to New Zealand and I love the alpine scenery and the sense of adventure in my home.

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Call me on: +64 3 443 0812
Angela Winton
Angela Winton

From girls' weekends to family holidays I've been lucky enough to extensively explore both Australia and New Zealand. From Melbourne, Sydney & the Hunter Valley wineries, Brisbane, The Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Hervey Bay, and the Whitsunday Islands. Along with Northern Queensland travelling Townsville to Cairns and the unforgettable Great Barrier Reef in Australia and too many places to mention in New Zealand I am well suited to make sure you see the very best of each destination.

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Call me on: +64 3 443 0812
Lydia Ford
Lydia Ford

Travelling has always been a passion of mine and after visiting 26 countries there really is no place like home! I have chosen to base myself in New Zealand but I love to visit our closest neighbours in Australia. I am happiest outdoors, running, hiking, biking, skiing, kayaking to cover all the beautiful places to see. I am passionate about seeing the real Australia and New Zealand and that is seen by lacing on your hiking boots and getting out there! My travel style is to see and do as many things as I can while still leaving enough time and energy to enjoy a glass of wine with dinner.

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Call me on: +64 3 746 8370
Chelsea Lodge
Chelsea Lodge

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.

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Email me: chelsea@nzft.co.nz
Call me on: +64 3 222 8021
Carly Baker
Carly Baker

Having lived in New Zealand and Australia, both countries have a very special place in my heart. As much as I love the mountains, the beautiful coastlines of NZ and Australia is what always brings me back. 

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Call me on: +64 3 443 0812
Nichole White
Nichole White

New Zealand and Australia are so diverse - but you don't need me to tell you that. I am a beach babe at heart and love spending my holidays in New Zealand relaxing in the Bay of Islands. Although I currently reside in Wanaka, New Zealand I have lived and worked in Australia. Kununurra for 3 months, that was my favourite destination - specifically Emma Gorge - and 4 years on the West Coast where I travelled extensively.

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Call me on: +64 3 7468 358
Sabina Din
Sabina Din

I have traveled and worked in different regions of the world, including Australia, Central America, Europe and now New Zealand. I am an outdoors enthusiast, from camping, hiking, snowboarding and getting out in the ocean. I will ensure that together we can create your dream New Zealand or Australia experience. I highly recommend visiting both! Whether it be touring the top sights, exploring off the beaten track to find those hidden local gems or perhaps a mix of both. I look forward to planning your next adventure together.

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Call me on: +64 3 443 0812
Louise Hodge
Louise Hodge

I’m a kiwi born, from Auckland, New Zealand. I have seen a lot of this beautiful country, and after moving to the South Island several years ago I was able to explore Aotearoa even more. I spent a year working and traveling in Queensland, Australia, and I feel both countries have such a vast range of sites and activities to experience that are both memorable and breathtaking. The friendly nature of locals ensures a relaxed feel when exploring the country, and rain or shine there is always something to see or do.

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Call me on: +64 3 443 0812
Petra Obrovska
Petra Obrovska

I moved to New Zealand mainly because of the incredible nature and friendly people. Living in Wanaka gives me the opportunity to have mountains, hiking trails, scenic roads for motorbike touring, lakes for kayaking, and amazing camping spots right in my backyard. When it comes to travelling in Australia, I am impressed by the wildlife and long scenic beaches. As a motorbike rider, it is one of my dream trips to drive on the Great Ocean Road.

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Call me on: +64 3 443 0812
Tia Chesser
Tia Chesser

Born in Adelaide, Australia, I've travelled to over 30 countries over the past 10 years and New Zealand is where I've chosen to call home. With breathtaking surroundings and a plentiful of hidden gems to be explored. The mountains are why I came but the culture and experiences are why I stay and what I want to share with the rest of the world.

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Call me on: +64 3 443 0812
Kayla Bailey
Kayla Bailey

I was born in Cairns, Queensland, and spent seven years living on the Sunshine Coast. During my teenage years, I developed a love for exploring the beaches and bush. After visiting New Zealand on holiday, I knew I wanted to make it my new home, and I have been fortunate enough to do so in Wanaka. I appreciate having both Australia and New Zealand nearby, as they offer incredible sights and adventures for all types of travellers.

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Call me on: +64 3 443 0812
Kayla Gray
Kayla Gray

Despite the sibling rivalry, New Zealand and Australia are like two sides of the same coin. Growing up in Auckland, I frequently travelled to Brisbane as I have family living across the ditch. Both countries have their own hidden gems, which make it easy to fall in love with. I am excited to show you the activities and places that will truly take your breath away.

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Call me on: +64 3 443 0812
Neisha Hill
Neisha Hill

Since childhood, I have been fortunate to travel to many wonderful places, but Australia holds a special place in my heart. I spent a significant part of my childhood here, and it sparked my love for exploring new destinations. The sunshine, the sea, and the abundance of wildlife have always captivated me. New Zealand is also my paradise. It has everything one could possibly want in a destination - from stunning coastlines to serene lakes, majestic mountains to bustling cities, vast wilderness areas teeming with wildlife, and a diverse bird population. NZ & Australia are without a doubt, the most amazing places to travel around, with a never-ending list of things to see and do.

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Call me on: +64 3 443 0812
Owen Hunt
Owen Hunt

I moved to New Zealand after meeting some incredible Kiwis while living in Canada and hearing about all of the amazing things New Zealand has to offer. It doesn't get much better than Skiing to Surf in one day. Australia has the most surreal beaches and biodiversity - there truly is nothing like it. There’s something for everyone no matter where you choose, NZ or Aus you can’t go wrong!

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Call me on: +64 3 443 0812
Jon Andrews
Jon Andrews

Originally from the UK, I left my home country 10 years ago and fell in love with Australia and New Zealand. Since then, I have been working in the travel industry, organising tours for 9 years. I am an avid explorer, from climbing mountains across New Zealand to diving in the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns. I am captivated by the beauty and adventure that these regions have to offer. I have a particular passion for road trips and consider New Zealand & Australia to have some of the best routes in the world. I am constantly in awe of the picturesque landscapes that seem straight out of a postcard, and I always advise travellers to ensure their cameras have enough battery life to capture the breathtaking scenery that surrounds them.

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Call me on: +64 3 443 0812
Ziggy Callan
Ziggy Callan

I grew up in the beautiful Yarra Valley wine region just outside of Melbourne and fell in love with the vast Australian landscape at a young age. I have been lucky enough to travel extensively all over Australia, there aren't many places I haven't been. From swimming with turtles off Green Island to crocodiles in Darwin, Uluru down to hiking Cradle Mountain and eating oysters on Brunei Island. I moved to New Zealand after falling in love with the scenery, and wildlife and have been exploring ever since. I would love to share my knowledge of these amazing places with you.

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Call me on: +64 3 443 0812
Anna Le Roux
Anna Le Roux

Both New Zealand and Australia are remarkable in their own distinct ways. In just a few weeks, one can encounter a kiwi in the native bush on Stewart Island or a kangaroo in the Australian outback. The range of experiences is astounding, from volcanoes, hot springs, beaches, dolphins, native forests, and mountains to exquisite wineries, rich Māori and Aboriginal culture, impressive art and crafts, and delectable cuisine. Let me help you plan your NZ & Aussie experience!

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Call me on: +64 3 443 0812
Gina Lowen
Gina Lowen

I was originally born in Nelson, New Zealand and grew up in the South Island. My family was all about getting out and adventuring around New Zealand. Later, I moved to Australia where I lived for 5 years travelling and working. Now, I am back in New Zealand and I call the very scenic Wanaka my new home. With all these travel adventures in both countries, I would love to chat and help create your dream holiday.

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Call me on: +64 3 443 0812
Lisa Gloeckner
Lisa Gloeckner

New Zealand and Australia hold a special place in my heart. The natural beauty of New Zealand's landscapes, lakes, and mountains is breathtaking, and I love hiking there. Meanwhile, Australia's beaches and hinterland offer diverse experiences that I treasure. Both countries have left an indelible mark on my soul, and I'm drawn to their shared passion for beauty, adventure, and exploration.

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Call me on: +64 3 443 0812
Chris Waddick
Chris Waddick

I’m a Kiwi and a bit house-proud, so I genuinely love showing off to anyone keen to visit. Whether you want to enjoy diverse wild places, truly unique wildlife, cultural heritage, culinary delights, or all of it and more, on any budget, I can help you get the most out of your experience down under.

Call me on: +64 3 443 0812
Madi Howard
Madi Howard

Having lived in NZ for most of my life I can really say there is no place like home! NZ gives you the best of everything! Beaches, Mountains, Bushes and Lakes you can truly do so much without having to travel too far. Aussie is a great holiday destination especially for us kiwis! So close to home gives you even hotter temps as well as awesome mountains.

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Call me on: +64 3 443 0812
Mackenzie Neely
Mackenzie Neely

Born in Canada, New Zealand’s mountains and lakes make me feel right at home! Australia’s beaches feel like a true paradise, and I hope to explore them more one day. Mountain lovers, beachgoers and wildlife enthusiasts, New Zealand and Australia can offer you unique and unforgettable experiences!

Call me on: +64 3 443 0812
Laura Hodgson
Laura Hodgson

Having traveled Australia & New Zealand extensively over 5 years, I ended up settling in NZ and have been here for the past 11 years. I have a wide range of knowledge of both gorgeous countries. My happy place is definitely by the beach but I just love being outdoors surrounded by beautiful scenery…and would love to help you discover the stunning countries I have been lucky enough to explore.

Call me on: +64 3 443 0812
Madi Stroud
Madi Stroud

Being born in New Zealand has allowed me to travel within my own country and Australia extensively. My favourite places in NZ are Queenstown, Milford Sound, Lake Tekapo and Abel Tasman. The beauty of the South Island is unmatched. I spent 3 weeks in Western Australia when I was 16. After developing a strong connection to the Margaret River area I have been hoping to return for many years now.

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Dana Aplin
Dana Aplin

I was born and raised in the beautiful Bay of Islands of New Zealand and now reside in Wanaka. I have covered almost every corner of the country but there is always more to explore! I’ve made multiple trips over the ditch to visit family and friends and seen some of the best attractions Australia has to offer. I love our part of the world in the southern hemisphere because of the isolated wild places, and incredible endemic biodiversity that you need to see for yourself to believe.

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Natasha Macleod
Natasha Macleod

New Zealand is the furthest place I have travelled from home, having come from the Isle of Skye in Scotland and I love its extra tall mountains, crystal clear water and the weather! It hardly ever rains! I’ve also made it across the water to Australia to test my skydiving and scuba diving skills! I love planning trips, especially in New Zealand and Australia where the adventure is endless!

Call me on: +64 3 443 0812
Linda Wells
Linda Wells

Born in the lower South Island of New Zealand, I was lucky enough to create many fond childhood memories in Central Otago. My career has primarily been in the Tourism and Travel industry, gaining me an in-depth knowledge of New Zealand and its must-do locations and attractions. My first-hand experience widens across the ditch to Australia too, with a very fond holiday memory being a family road trip from Sydney to Melbourne. I have also spent time exploring the many other Australian states, each with its own unique qualities. I fall in love with the country more and more with every visit!

Call me on: +64 3 443 0812
Marissa Cuadero
Marissa Cuadero

Australia and New Zealand are both amazing countries not just to live in but also to visit. I am absolutely in love with Australia; the diverse range of wildlife (yes, there are scary ones too, but that makes it even more interesting) and the endless possibilities the country gives to get up and close to them. In New Zealand, my favourite things are the incredible landscapes and the local culture. Coming from the Philippines, I find that Maori culture is very similar to my country’s and it gives me a sense of being close to my home.

Email me: agents@nzft.co.nz
Call me on: +64 3 443 0812
Pure Journeys is part of the New Zealand Fine Touring Group of Businesses. We are proud members of Tourism Industry Aotearoa and The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand. We are also Qualmark Gold certified and all our team have completed the 100% Pure New Zealand specialist program.
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