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About Pure Journeys

and why we should plan your holiday to New Zealand

Why Pure Journeys?

We live and work surrounded by the breathtaking mountain and lake vistas of New Zealand. We want to help you immerse yourself in all New Zealand offers, exploring its beauty in your time and at your own pace. We know a New Zealand holiday can be a once in a lifetime experience, and we're here to make it perfect for you. 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 there to inspire you, but rest assured we have over 300 more for you to choose from.  Designing bespoke tailor made self drive holidays just for you and your companions is what we do best. Our team travels extensively throughout New Zealand every year and have experienced each destination first hand. 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 largest and long-operating New Zealand holiday 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.

Meet the Pure Journeys team

Laura Davidson
Laura Davidson

Originally from Scotland but spent a lot of years travelling through Australia and New Zealand. I fell in love with the diversity and activities that NZ has to offer so landed my feet here in Wanaka and have never looked back. Planning your trip around New Zealand is something that should be easy, satisfying and above all truly memorable. I would take great pleasure in helping you book a tour around New Zealand.

Email: laura@nzft.co.nz   Call: + 64 3 443 0894    Skype: laura_nzft

Narissa Phipps
Narissa Phipps

I was born in England and left in 2013 to travel New Zealand I went from Auckland the top of the North Island to Queenstown in the South. New Zealand instantly captured my heart and I am now incredible fortunate to call Wanaka my home. I love having the mountains at my back door to enjoy my passion of photography and hiking the many different trails.  I can’t wait to share my experiences with you and help plan your perfect New Zealand Vacation.

Email: narissa@nzft.co.nz    Call: + 64 3 443 0844

Louise Barrett
Louise Barrett

Originally from Australia but after visiting New Zealand I loved it so much that I settled here, still support my home country of Australia in every sport - makes for good rivalry with my friends! I am a keen snowboarder in the winter and love camping and hiking in the summer. I love getting out and exploring new things. I especially enjoyed my trip to Aoraki/Mt. Cook as well as taking a flight over Tongariro National Park both truly spectacular.

Email: louise@nzft.co.nz    Call: + 64 3 443 0895   Skype: louise_nzft

Heather Mullett
Heather Mullett

I have traveled extensively throughout New Zealand and love discovering new places and  secret ‘off the beaten track’ spots. After moving here in 2016 from the UK I am lucky enough to call Auckland my home and am excited to share this spectacular country with you.

Email: heatherm@nzft.co.nz    Call: + 64 3 222 8016

 

Chelsea Lodge
Chelsea Lodge

I grew up in Christchurch and spent most of my summers in Central Otago. I took off overseas as soon as I finished university and explored the world for a few years, returning to New Zealand with a new appreciation of the country for it's beautiful scenery and our special culture. With my extensive knowledge of New Zealand and all it has to offer I look forward to making all your New Zealand holiday dreams come true.

Email: chelsea@nzft.co.nz    Call: +64 3 222 8021

Christina Brockie
Christina Brockie

Born and Bred in Dunedin and after working in the outbound travel sector, I wanted to plan and arrange holidays for visitors coming to New Zealand and hence joined New Zealand Fine Touring what with the added benefit of being based in Wanaka my home away from home. I love to go off the beaten track and go camping with friends, walks, skiing basically most things outdoors. I would love to work with you to help tailor your New Zealand Journey.

Email:  christina@nzft.co.nz    Call: + 64 3 443 0892  skype: christina_nzft

Nisse Perry
Nisse Perry

Originally from a small town in Australia called Walgett, I left in 2013 to explore the world. In 2016 I settled in New Zealand and my favourite place is Wanaka - it has everything from snowboarding in winter to hiking, climbing and camping in summer. I have been to 31 countries to I know what makes a trip truly memorable.

Email:  nisseperry@nzft.co.nz    Call: + 64 3 222 8015

Jane Zwerrenz
Jane Zwerrenz

Born and raised in Germany, the minute I stepped foot onto the shores of New Zealand I fell in love with the remoteness and diversity. In short, I love this place and everything I can enjoy in it. Whenever I’m not working you’ll find me out exploring the mountains and new camping spots. So, sharing and planning your holiday gives me great satisfaction, as I know the memories will be with you for many years.

Email: janez@nzft.co.nz      Call: +64 3 443 0896   Skype: jane_nzft

Brigett Turner
Brigett Turner

Growing up  in New Zealand, I have a huge appreciation for the beauty of my surroundings. I've travelled from North to South, every which way.  I live for the countryside, and driving the Matamata plains on a warm evening with the sun setting in the rear view mirror is a sight I will never get tired of. With my extensive first hand local knowledge, I know I can help make your holiday the very best!

Email: brigett@nzft.co.nz    Call: + 64 3 222 8018

Shelley Ryder
Shelley Ryder

Born and raised in Christchurch but now call Wanaka my home. You will catch me near the water soaking my feet, having a true kiwi BBQ and taking in the beautiful views! I have travelled New Zealand extensively including those spots you may not have thought about and with my knowledge and passion, I can help plan and arrange a wonderful New Zealand experience to suit your needs and budget. So, go on give me a call!

Email:  shelley@nzft.co.nz   Call + 64 3 443 0846   Skype: shelley_nzft

Amanda Dalgleish
Amanda Dalgleish

Originally from the Bay of Islands, I had itchy feet to explore the rest of the world. After years of living in the UK and then Australia, I am excited to be back in my home country, and Wanaka has made this easy. It is amazing to be back in this beautiful part of the world and I can't wait to help people discover New Zealand.

Email:  amandadalgleish@nzft.co.nz    Call: + 64 3 222 8012

Sarah Baumanis
Sarah Baumanis

Originally from Manchester in the UK, I have been living in NZ for 12 years now. I love to travel, to eat good food, and enjoy being outdoors as much as possible. I have travelled to all corners of NZ, discovering hidden gems & beautiful experiences and would love to share with you what this beautiful country has to offer.

Email: sarahb@nzft.co.nz      Call: +64 443 0890

Jess Pearson
Jess Pearson

Born and raised in Wellington I came to spend a summer holiday in Wanaka a few years ago and instantly fell in love. I decided to leave the city life and make my way to the beautiful lakes and mountains. I love to be outdoors exploring and hiking, especially in the Summer. Otherwise you can find me keeping cosy with a good book, good people and good food. I am incredibly lucky to live here in this awesome part of the world, let me show you why!

Email: jess@nzft.co.nz Call: + 64 3 443 0842

Tare Lowe
Tare Lowe

My name is Tare Lowe, I am originally from Alexandra and studied at Otago Uni so have spent my life in and around the lower South Island. I love the mountains, mainly for skiing and snowboarding but I spend a fair amount of my summers outside hiking and exploring all this beautiful country has to offer. When I’m not in the outdoors I love a visit to a good winery, food is also a passion of mine, mainly eating it but I also love to cook. I am so proud that I get to live in the most beautiful county on the planet and am so excited that I get to share it with others.

Email: tare@nzft.co.nz Call: + 64 3 443 0845

Abby Alexander
Abby Alexander

I was born in New Zealand and I have travelled its winding roads my whole life. Finding secret spots is my favourite pastime – which I usually promptly tell everybody about in my excitement! I have travelled outside of New Zealand and nothing can replace or mimic our unique kiwi culture combined with our ever changing landscape.  For me New Zealand is incredibly special and I am so excited to help you see my beautiful home!

Email: abby@nzft.co.nz Call: + 64 3 222 8017

Nichole White
Nichole White

I was born in Cape Town and moved to the hustle and bustle of London when I was 10 years old. I craved fresh air, mountains and an outdoors lifestyle so made the move to Wanaka and am loving every minute!! My weekends consist of trying to cram in as much hiking, skiing, and kayaking as possible. I absolutely love to explore and find hidden gems. I have the best job.. sharing these hidden gems with you!

Email: nicholewhite@nzft.co.nz Call: + 64 3 443 0847

Nicole Andrews
Nicole Andrews

I am a born and bred kiwi and have lived in Wanaka since I was just 9 years old.  Living in paradise has given me the opportunity to experience so many awesome things and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  My biggest passion is skiing, and this has taken me all over the world. Let me help you create some amazing experiences of your own and discover what New Zealand truly has to offer.

Email: nicole@nzft.co.nz Call: + 64 3 222 8022

Luke Ashall - Our Sales Manager
Luke Ashall - Our Sales Manager

I am from the UK originally but came on holiday to NZ in 2001 and I've never really looked back. I am the Sales Manager here at Pure Journeys and have the absolute pleasure of leading this extraordinary group of New Zealand specialists. With our team you are in great hands. If there's anything I can help you with please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Email: luke@nzft.co.nz Call: + 64 21 641 426