A chance foray onto the internet led us to New Zealand in Depth and Paul Carberry. It was the client testimonies that attracted us and so with no further checks we contacted Paul and never looked back. Right from the outset his approach was exactly what we were looking for. We didn't have to fit into a box, he would create the box of our own making. This of course can be difficult if you are unsure what you want but with various conversations and emails he finally eked out of us what we thought we wanted.
In the end we chose to only visit the South Island (apart from getting there) and had a magical tour around all the highlights over 28 days in an anticlockwise direction. Enough has been said about the scenery and atmosphere of the Island, but suffice to say, we were constantly being amazed at the breathtaking beauty and majesty of what we experienced. We pushed the boat out on certain trips and didn't regret any of them. Farewell Spit with Chris the guide was really remarkable, walking on Fox Glacier was quite stunning, the Dart River jetboat was totally unforgettable and our trips to Doubtful and Milford sound demonstrated the scenery in both perfect and deluge conditions! Perhaps the highlight for us was going to places that many Kiwis never get to - Invercargill, Stewart Island and the Catlins.
We asked for a holiday of a lifetime and that is exactly what we got. Everything worked like clockwork, people turned up when they were expected, tickets all worked without fuss and all our hosts were exceptional in ensuring that we had everything we needed and that we were equipped to enjoy their country to the full.
If you happen across this website and are unsure, then rest assured that you are in the best of hands - give it a go and you won't regret a moment, we don't."
Once again thank you so much for a perfect holiday.
Mike & Beccy Smith-Keary