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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.

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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

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

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

Kasmira Banks
Kasmira Banks

After spending time in Canada and living in various parts of New Zealand I'm now residing here in the beautiful Wanaka! I just love New Zealand especially all the regions and I'm looking forward to working together with you to create the best possible holiday here! Talk to me today about what you are looking for and what you love to do and lets plan your perfect New Zealand adventure.

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

Katie Looker
Katie Looker

I recently moved to the little slice of heaven that is Wanaka having previously spent two years on the other side of the hill working in Queenstown. I absolutely love it! I'm one of those annoying people who are really active and get up at silly o'clock to go to the gym before work. Whether its hiking, biking, skiing or anything that's outdoors I'm always up for it and I want to help you enjoy everything New Zealand and its great outdoors has to offer.

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

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