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It's all about the people at NZ Road Trip

Everyone loves a road trip

Famous for its beauty, its people and its laid back lifestyle, New Zealand is the road trip destination of a lifetime.
Road Trip is only a few years old but is lucky to be part of the New Zealand Fine Touring group who has almost 20 years of New Zealand travel experience.  New Zealand is our home and we are thankful every day that it is. Based in Wanaka, on the South Island, we are surrounded by the most beautiful scenery, so, not only will we create the perfect road trip but we are here on the ground to make sure everything runs smoothly while you're on the road. Our team of expert road trippers immerse themselves in everything this country has to offer - from our majestic mountains to our crystal clear lakes and our stunning coast.
Since the beginning, our focus has been on quality and great value and we ensure the services we use, the accommodation we recommend, the car rental companies we book with, and the activities we suggest to you for your road trip all offer a truly great experience.
We take this combination of experience, knowledge and passion and wrap it up in the perfect road trip for you. Get in touch today and we can start planning yours today - let's go on an adventure.

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The Tiaki Promise
Tiaki means to care for people and place


New Zealand is precious and however we travel, we all have a responsibility to look after this country.
The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand now and for future generations. We at NZ Road Trip are committed to this promise. 
By following the Tiaki Promise, you are also making a commitment to New Zealand and acting as a guardian protecting and preserving our home.

NZ Road Trip supports the Tiaki Promise

Meet our team of NZ Roadtrippers here

Staff list
Victoria Parrack
Victoria Parrack

TRAVEL SPECIALIST

I have been living in the Southern Hemisphere for over 6 years now and I am passionate about New Zealand's extraordinary outdoors, exploring the cities or seeking out the wonderful NZ bird life. I have loved exploring and experiencing everything NZ has to offer and I can't wait to share this with our customers.

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Shelley Ryder
Shelley Ryder

TRAVEL SPECIALIST

I am a true blue, jandal wearing, BBQ loving New Zealander. My favourite spot in New Zealand, after Wanaka, of course, would have to be Akaroa. I grew up in Christchurch and just one hour away was Akaroa. My family still has a good old kiwi bach here and spending time with them, bare feet, BBQ dinners, wading in the sea is what it's all about. There are so many spots still like this in New Zealand; untouched pieces of paradise, and getting the chance to share some of these secrets with visitors and hearing about it afterwards still gives me a buzz.

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Janette Bagley
Janette Bagley

TRAVEL SPECIALIST

For over 20 years now I have worked in tourism. During that time I have seen many clients return to me for help and support on their next journey, and it is so rewarding. Other roles I have had helped people see the world but I have to say I love being able to focus on my home and share the wonderful New Zealand with international guests.

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Laurel Thachuk
Laurel Thachuk

TRAVEL SPECIALIST

Originally from Canada, I quickly developed a passion for adventure and travel. I love exploring new places, while learning about different cultures and trying local cuisine. This passion for travel has inspired me to study tourism management for five years, so I am excited to be in a position to design memorable holidays for other travelers!

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Louise Barrett
Louise Barrett

TRAVEL SPECIALIST

I am originally from Australia but after visiting New Zealand I loved it so much that I settled here. Of course, I still support my home country of Australia in every sport - makes for good rivalry with my friends! I love this country and the opportunities it offers. I especially enjoyed my trip to Aoraki/Mt. Cook as well as taking a flight over Tongariro National Park both truly spectacular. Give me a call and we can plan the perfect vacation for you.

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Chelsea Lodge
Chelsea Lodge

TRAVEL SPECIALIST

Growing 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 its 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.

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Petra Obrovska
Petra Obrovska

TRAVEL SPECIALIST

I have travelled extensively both solo as well as a guide. I have experienced many beautiful moments as well as situations that did not go 100% according to plan. The amazing adventures taught me how to appreciate life and the world around me. Those that were not perfect helped me learn how to keep my calm and resolve tricky situations. My aim is to create trouble-free, memorable holidays that will make my clients leave NZ with a smile on their faces. 

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Carly Baker
Carly Baker

TRAVEL SPECIALIST

Originally from Sydney, Australia, I moved to Wanaka about 5 years ago. I was drawn to New Zealand for its snowboarding and the mountains but found myself falling in love with the summers here too - from Mountain Biking, and Golfing to Jet Boating. I have a passion for travel and love talking about globetrotting as well as seeing how travel makes people feel. At NZ Road Trip, my mission is to share what this stunning country has to offer.

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Christina Brockie
Christina Brockie

TRAVEL SPECIALIST

I was born in Dunedin, the lower South Island, but I did my last year of high school in Switzerland. I love to travel and have been to Europe, South East Asia, UK and Dubai but I visited Wanaka every year when I was younger, so I knew where I was always going to end up. I love exploring the outdoors and enjoy skiing, camping and 4wd so our base here in Wanaka is the ideal location for that. If I’m not around Wanaka taking photos in my spare time you will find me cruising to Dunedin to see my family on my motorbike! I look forward to working with you and creating your perfect holiday.

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Nichole White
Nichole White

TRAVEL SPECIALIST

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.  In 2018 I made the move to Wanaka and am loving every minute!! My weekends consist of trying to cram in as much adventure as possible. I absolutely love to explore and find hidden gems. To top it off I have the best job... sharing these hidden gems with you!

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Harriet McGregor
Harriet McGregor

TRAVEL SPECIALIST

I walked the 3,000km Te Araroa trail from the top to the bottom of New Zealand and fell in love with the amazing landscape of the country and its friendly locals. I love any chance to have an adventure and am excited to show you how much New Zealand has to offer.

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Lydia Ford
Lydia Ford

TRAVEL SPECIALIST

After travelling the world, it's true that there really is no place like home! I often head out on road trips for a week or a long weekend and take in as many sights and activities as possible. I have many highlight activities in NZ, the overnight Doubtful Sound being up there but also having the accomplishment of heading on a hike to see parts of NZ that you don't see from the road. The South Island of NZ is just spectacular and there really is something new to see around every corner!

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Angela Winton
Angela Winton

TRAVEL SPECIALIST

First experiencing the South Island on a family road trip as a child, I still find I can't get enough of the stunning scenery our country has to offer. Coming off a long career as an international travel consultant I'm excited to now be selling New Zealand as a destination and the variety of experiences it has to offer.

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Chris Waddick
Chris Waddick

TRAVEL SPECIALIST SUPPORT

Born and raised in New Zealand’s deep south, I’ve travelled extensively around my home country, particularly the South Island (definitely the best island in my opinion!). My background in conservation and hospitality means I have genuine knowledge of local secrets, wildlife hotspots, and off-the-beaten-track destinations. I also know what to avoid and the best times of year to visit different places and encounter wildlife.

Laura Hodgson
Laura Hodgson

TRAVEL SPECIALIST SUPPORT

Originally from Edinburgh, I have been in New Zealand for 11 years now, most of the time living in gorgeous Wanaka. I love being out adventuring, whether that being running, biking, snowboarding, hiking, or camping...and I am never disappointed as there is always some new stunning landscape to discover. I can't wait to show you our little slice of paradise!

Brendan Conway
Brendan Conway

TRAVEL SPECIALIST SUPPORT

Traveling has always been a big part of my life. My multiple trips to Ireland as well as visiting 10 other countries have really helped me to find that travel and travel planning is what I want to do. I was captivated by New Zealand during a trip as a travel guide and wanted to explore it more by living here. I was drawn in by the people and the unique environments of the country. Especially the South Island with its cool mix of snow-capped peaks, fiords, and rainforests. Let’s talk, I’d love to show you why I fell in love with New Zealand.

Janaina Goncalves
Janaina Goncalves

TRAVEL SPECIALIST SUPPORT

I’m Jana, originally from Brazil, but have been in New Zealand for the last 4 years. I have spent the first 18 months exploring all over the country and did all the main attractions but also found amazing hidden gems. From swimming in crystal clear rivers to seeing wild animals and meeting new people, it is hard to find one thing that I love the most about New Zealand. Traveling all over the country, I absolutely fell in love with Wanaka, and I am glad to call this town home. Since I traveled New Zealand extensively, I know the best activities to suggest to my clients.

Liz Wilson
Liz Wilson

SALES MANAGER

Liz is a problem solver at heart and is here to make sure our team of consultants have all the tools they need to make your New Zealand holiday dreams come true.

Linda Wells
Linda Wells

Sales and Customer Service Manager

A true Kiwi local, with a strong passion for New Zealand including being renowned for my strong southern accent. My career has always been in hospitality and tourism management, varying from reservations to general hotel management. I’m an expert in service delivery to ensure client expectations are exceeded. My in-depth knowledge of New Zealand including the dedication, passion, and care to ensure all clients create the most amazing memories is the reason I love the industry and my role.

Marissa Cuadero
Marissa Cuadero

KEY AGENT SUPPORT

I love the great outdoors so coming to New Zealand as a hotel management student 8 years ago was the best decision I have made. Spending 7 years in the tourism industry as an assistant manager, I have developed a special sense of how to be a problem solver and am a great asset to anyone who might need my help.