Private tours of New Zealand with New Zealand trails

Private tours of New Zealand

New Zealand Trails is renowned for our outstanding small-group guided trips, but did you know that we also design and run top-notch private tours of New Zealand for families, friends, clubs and special-interest groups? If you think our trips look awesome (as well you might!) but only want to travel with the members of your group, a private guided tour of New Zealand provides the perfect bespoke solution to your dilemma.

Plan your New Zealand private tour with Trails

Our team of New Zealand travel experts and Kiwi super-guides regularly work with groups of travellers looking to experience New Zealand on a private guided tour. Perhaps you’re planning a New Zealand trip with a group of your hiking buddies, or you want to spend some quality time with your family on an incredible New Zealand vacation. Or maybe you’re part of a club organising your annual adventure, or a special-interest group searching for a unique New Zealand experience.

Whatever you’re looking for, we can make your dream trip a reality on an incredible private guided tour of New Zealand that’s tailor-made for you and your group.

Why plan your private tour of New Zealand with New Zealand Trails

As proud Kiwis and adventure travel veterans, the team at New Zealand Trails is the authority on New Zealand trip planning and small-group tours. We’re a petite powerhouse, locally owned and operated with decades of industry and outdoors experience. Above all else, we know New Zealand and love introducing guests to the iconic scenery and also the lesser-known gems.

Couple atop Key Summit

There are plenty of views just like this on your New Zealand private tour.

Between us we’ve walked each track and trail, discovering the unique places and journeys which our stunning little country has to offer, and we’ve put them together into tours that create lasting memories. We know the best walks and hikes, the best bike trails, the best waterways to paddle a kayak, the best place to swim with dolphins and the best beaches to watch the sunset over the ocean. There’s so much more to share, but we don’t want to give away all our secrets just yet.

It’s safe to say that you’ll enjoy the benefits of all our wisdom, knowledge and experience on your very own private tour of New Zealand!

How do our private tours work?

Combining vast local knowledge with our understanding of what travellers need, we’ve created five incredible itineraries, carefully crafted so that you and your group can make the most of your time in New Zealand.

When you choose a private tour, you get to select which of our itineraries you and your group would most enjoy. It can be a tough choice, but our New Zealand travel experts will help you decide which trip is best suited to the needs of your group. We’ll take care of all the details every step of the way, keeping things simple and hassle-free for you and ensuring your private trip runs smoothly from start to finish.

Group, Hooker Lake, New Zealand

Your own private guided tour of New Zealand means you and your group hit the road with great mates from the very start!

Typically, our small-groups are made up of between 10 to 14 people, consisting of couples, friends, families and solo travellers. On a private tour, you’ll get to enjoy the real New Zealand experience with just the members of your group.

You’ll be led by one or two of our stellar Kiwi super-guides (depending on your group size) whose wealth of outdoors experience, combined with their infectiously fun presence and innate sense of hospitality means that you’ll not only be safe in New Zealand’s rugged backcountry, but also entertained and well-fed!

Can I make changes to the itinerary?

We’re confident that you’ll love the places we visit on our itineraries and probably won’t want to make many changes, but we’re very flexible, and when it comes to private tours, the world (or New Zealand in this case) is your oyster!

NZ Trails did a great job bringing us closer to an amazing country. We are so incredibly thankful to have had Hayley as our guide, driver, chef and therapist. Trails did a great job of tailoring our tour to our personalities and fitness levels to the daily activities. The worst part about it was having to leave!


Michael and Tracy Kennedy
| USA | December 2018

We’ll tailor the itinerary to suit the wants and needs of your group and together we’ll design the perfect private tour for you. We can cater for all ages, interests and abilities. In the planning stage we’ll cover everything from different dietary requirements to the various distances you want to hike; we take it all in our stride. Nothing is too much trouble and we really mean that.

Plan your private guided tour of New Zealand today

Imagine just you and your travel companions exploring the best of New Zealand in comfort, style and privacy. If you like the sound of that, what are you waiting for?! Get in touch with Jodi, our friendly Kiwi travel expert to chat about your New Zealand trip plans and how a private tour could work for you.