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Why Pure Journeys?

We’re so passionate about New Zealand. We love it. What's not to love!

We live and work surrounded by the breathtaking mountain and lake vistas of New Zealand. It reminds us every day of how lucky we are to sell holidays to people visiting our own country and why we believe New Zealand is the most beautiful place on earth. We’d like you to think that too, so our aim is to really get you immersed in what makes our little corner of the world so great.

We want you to immerse yourself in all New Zealand offers, explore its beauty in your time and at your pace and to see this wonderful land as it should be seen. We’re not in the business of selling 'packages' of hotels and city tours - we're in the business of selling dreams, of bucket list holidays and of once in a lifetime experiences. We're here to make your New Zealand holiday the absolute best it can be.

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 if these don't tickle your fancy.  Designing bespoke tailor made self drive holidays just for you and your companions is what we do best.

Our fantastic team travel extensively throughout New Zealand every year and have experienced all the destination has to offer first hand. We would love the opportunity to talk with you about your holiday and show you what we can do to make it that holiday of a lifetime.

Get in touch today, you wont be disappointed. You'll be inspired! 

You're in safe hands.

Pure Journeys is part of the New Zealand Fine Touring Group, one of the largest and longest operating New Zealand holiday specialists. We have been showing visitors around since 2004 and every customer is treated now in the same way they were all that time ago - with our uncompromising dedication to deliver the best service and the best experience. This philosophy is fundamental to our current and future success.

Our quality processes ensure the services we use, the accommodations we recommend, the car rental companies we book with and the activities we suggest all meet our requirements to ensure a great experience. This means you will have a great New Zealand holiday experience and can book with absolute confidence.

So your in safe hands! Feel free to ask us if you need any more information, we’d love the opportunity to talk to you.

Meet the Pure Journeys team

A band of true New Zealand enthusiasts ready to prepare the best New Zealand experience you could possibly imagine


Salli Smith
Salli Smith

I was brought up in Auckland but my Mum was originally from Japan and made sure I could speak both languages. Studied in New Plymouth before moving to Wanaka for the mountains and outdoor activities and I wasn’t disappointed! I’m a big foodie so if you want some advice on great spots to eat at around the country just give me a call. I would love to work with you in planning your dream holiday.

Email: salli@nzft.co.nz     Call: + 64 3 222 8012   Skype: salli_nzft

Laura Havill
Laura Havill

I grew up in Auckland and have spent the last 10 years moving from place to place and having amazing experiences across the globe. After so much time abroad I started craving my beautiful home country of New Zealand, so now I'm back! I love this country and can't wait to share all of its hidden treasures with the world.

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

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 activates 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 Aotearoa the land of the long white cloud. 

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

Sara Jones
Sara Jones

Originally from Wales but arrived in New Zealand several years ago, and decided to head to Wanaka for the skiing but ended up staying. On my days off you are guaranteed to find me hiking or biking with my trusty furry companion Griff. My goal is to share my passion and love for this country, that I am now lucky to call home, with you and help create a trip of a lifetime.

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

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

Alarna Dwyer
Alarna Dwyer

I grew up in New Zealand in the tiny town of Waiuku and have been lucky to travel the world for the last few years. I am back in New Zealand now and loving exploring my home country further. There is nothing more exciting to me than going somewhere for the first time and I can't wait to help people to feel the same way about New Zealand!

Email:  alarna@nzft.co.nz    Call: + 64 3 222 8013

Erynn Bell
Erynn Bell

Born and raised in Maine, USA with snow-capped mountains on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other gave me my love for nature and the outdoors. So what better place to land my feet in New Zealand and call Wanaka my home. I love the culture of travel and adventure that New Zealand offers, allowing me to tramp, swim, ski and explore. I would love to help you plan your dream holiday to this beautiful part of the world.

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

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

 
Joanna Bulluss
Joanna Bulluss

After growing up in South Australia, I went out to see the world and have been lucky enough to travel to Africa, Europe, South-East Asia, North America and the United Kingdom. After 2 years of living in Canada I have made New Zealand my new home, and what an incredible home it is - I love showing off all the best things about this amazing country and can't wait to help you as we plan your New Zealand holiday.

Email:  joanna@nzft.co.nz   Call + 64 3 222 8021
Natalie DeCaro
Natalie DeCaro

Originally from Vancouver, Canada but landed in New Zealand over ten years ago, now. I have travelled the country extensively and am fascinated how the landscape changes so drastically each time you turn a corner. In my spare time, I explore the countryside on horseback, taste our delicious food and wine and ski/snowboard in the winter. I would love to help you explore New Zealand and plan your trip of a lifetime.

Email:  natalie@nzft.co.nz    Call: + 64 3 443 0845   Skype: natalie_nzft 

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

Emma Bradley
Emma Bradley

Travel is far and beyond my favourite hobby - but I am also an aspiring cake maker/decorator, and I love anything that involves food and wine! I have grown up in New Zealand and it is still my favourite place to travel. Let's start talking and we can plan the perfect New Zealand adventure together - we'll have you sipping wine and relaxing on the stunning New Zealand coast in no time at all!

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

Lauren Nevill
Lauren Nevill

Born in the heart of Central Otago, Clyde in the South Island of New Zealand. I Started by career off in tourism, spending 8 years up in Auckland before moving oversees and following my passion of health and starting up a health clinic in Ireland. Last year me and my husband decided to move our two boys back to New Zealand to enjoy the family farm. I am excited to be back into travel and I look forward to working with you and preparing your dream holiday. 

Email: lauren@nzft.co.nz    Call: + 64 3 222 8002