Cardrona Hotel, New Zealand Itineraries

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.
For over 14 years we have been designing road trips around this extraordinary country for people the world over. New Zealand is our home and we are thankful every day that it is. 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 30 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 2004 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.

Meet our team of NZ Roadtrippers here

Amanda Dalgliesh
Amanda Dalgliesh

Originally from the Bay of Islands, I have spent many years travelling New Zealand and finally decided to call Wanaka my home.  With a  passion for life and enthusiasm for New Zealand, I love to be part of a team that makes magical holidays ideas come true!

Telephone: +6434430899
Chelsea Lodge
Chelsea Lodge

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.

Telephone: +6432228021
Christina Brockie
Christina Brockie

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.

Telephone: +6434430892
David Kettle
David Kettle

I am the founder of New Zealand Fine Touring, the parent company of NZ Road Trip. I have a great passion for New Zealand and sharing it with visitors, its an incredible place and we are lucky to be able to run a business that has such a great product. Equally I have a passion for delivering great customer service because few companies believe that is also part of the product they sell. In my spare time I spend this with my kids camping, fishing, on the lake or tinkering with old cars.

Telephone: +64274116938
Emma Shaw
Emma Shaw

I am a Kiwi, born and raised in Christchurch, currently living in Wanaka. I moved to the North Island as a teenager and as such, I have had many adventures all over New Zealand, from Auckland to Stewart Island. My passion for snowboarding took me to Canada for a year, and I have also had the opportunity to explore through England and Europe. I look forward to helping you plan your adventure so you too can see and experience our beautiful New Zealand!

Telephone: 03 443 0894
Helena Reimer
Helena Reimer

Hello! Like many English, I have chosen to call New Zealand home. After 8 weeks of traveling around these beautiful islands and falling in love with everything Kiwi, I settled down in Wanaka for a ski season. That season has turned into years and now it's home. I love New Zealand; the sights the people and the seasons. It's great to be part of a team that helps you create the perfect NZ adventure.

Telephone: +6434430812
Jamie-Lee Dennison
Jamie-Lee Dennison

Being born and raised in Queenstown, I have been able to experience the adventure capital of New Zealand to its fullest! After completing my studies at the University of Otago in Dunedin, I travelled around the world chasing winters as a ski instructor. I am now very lucky to be able to call Wanaka home. With my extensive knowledge in the corporate event industry as well as the tourism sector throughout New Zealand, I cannot wait to create your dream holiday!

Telephone: +6432228017
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.

Telephone: +6434430896
Jenica Castel
Jenica Castel

Originally from the Philippines, I love the cooler climate and relaxed pace of life New Zealand has to offer.  Living in Wanaka has allowed me to learn to snowboard and try many activities I had never before. You will love your time here we are sure of it!

Telephone: +6434430812
Jo Taylor
Jo Taylor

I am a born and bred Kiwi and after travelling the world extensively I returned home many years later to raise my family. As soon as I landed I realised that there really is no place like New Zealand and just knew I had to showcase this to the world. I now dedicate my time so that holidaymakers like yourself can experience that very same revelation.

Telephone: +6434430844
Kasmira Banks
Kasmira Banks

After time in Canada and living all around New Zealand I'm now here in the beautiful Wanaka! I can't wait to share all I love about New Zealand with you to create the best possible holiday! Talk to me today about what you are looking for in your New Zealand adventure - you know I'll listen!

Telephone: +6434430845
Kerry Kettle
Kerry Kettle

The other founder of New Zealand Fine Touring and Dave's better half. I grew up in Timaru before moving to Wanaka in my early twenties. Having travelled overseas for many years we came back to Wanaka almost 10 years ago. My job now is finding the best products for our guests to experience while they are here in New Zealand. We have 2 children and we all love biking, camping and skiing and Wanaka offers us all of this. We look forward to sharing our New Zealand with you soon.

Telephone: +64274582242
Liz Wilson
Liz Wilson

Originally from Canada, I’ve lived all over the world but knew Wanaka was where I would be hanging my hat the first day I arrived! I’ve been in many roles in the tourism industry, from tour guide to travel agent. New Zealand has so much to offer, from wineries and wildlife to thrill-seeking activities and culture - the best part about my role now is being able to share these experiences and first-hand knowledge with YOU!

Telephone: +6434430842
Louise Barrett
Louise Barrett

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.

Telephone: +6434430895
Luke Ashall
Luke Ashall

Raised in the UK I came on holiday to NZ in 2001 and I've never really looked back. I am the Sales Manager here at NZ Road Trip 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

Telephone: +6432228019
Melissa Watkins
Melissa Watkins

I'm in the marketing department at NZ Road Trip, tucked away behind the scenes ensuring you can find us easily and get the best experience. Until recently I lived in Melbourne Australia, but New Zealand is my home. I originally come from our cool little capital city - Wellington. After visiting the South Island a few times, however, decided Wanaka was the place I wanted to be. It's great to be back in New Zealand exploring the great outdoors and enjoying all our beautiful country has to offer.

Telephone: +6434430812
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.  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!

Telephone: +6434430847
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. From my travelling experiences I have learned what makes a holiday an experience to never forget. Let me help you create some amazing experiences of your own and discover what New Zealand truly has to offer.

Telephone: +6432228022
Nisse Perry
Nisse Perry

Originally from a small town in Australia called Walgett, I have settled in New Zealand. Having been to 31 countries I know what makes a trip truly memorable. I work in the Product team here at NZ Road Trip and we are constantly finding new places to explore and comfortable places for you to stay.

Telephone: +6434430812
Rebecca Bisset
Rebecca Bisset

I'm Bex and I run the accounts department here at NZ Road Trip, I grew up in rural New Zealand and really enjoy getting out into nature.  Get in touch with our awesome team if you need any help planning your NZ Road Trip.

Telephone: +6434430812
Rommy Fisher
Rommy Fisher

I live in Wanaka with my partner after living in Canada and Nepal (Kathmandu) but I’m originally from Melbourne. My love of the outdoors, skiing, hiking, cycling and swimming led me to New Zealand and ultimately Wanaka and I love it. I’m a massive foodie, gin lover and coffee snob so I cant wait to help design your dream New Zealand holiday with some or all of those things in it!

Telephone: +6434430890
Servanne Herant
Servanne Herant

I came to New Zealand from the UK but was actually born in Greece. I have been lucky enough to travel all over the world (32 countries to be exact) but my passion for skiing, hiking and the outdoors drew me to New Zealand and I never left. I live in the beautiful South Island town of Wanaka but have explored all four corners of New Zealand and cant wait to share it with you.

Telephone: +6432228015
Sharon Arthur
Sharon Arthur

When I'm not riding the Harley and letting my hair down you'll find me taking control of all the accounts here at NZ Road Trip. New Zealand has always been my home and I love to be part of a business that makes vacation dreams come true!

Telephone: +6434430812
Shelley Ryder
Shelley Ryder

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.

Telephone: +6434430846
Skye Follas
Skye Follas

Born in Southern Ontario, Canada, my family moved to Rotorua, New Zealand when I was in high school. Competitive cycling allowed my passion for travel to flourish, taking me all over North America, Australia and New Zealand and inevitably leading me to choose a career in tourism.  I’d love to hear more about you and share my amazing backyard with you! Feel free to contact via phone or email.

Telephone: +6434430843
Victoria Parrack
Victoria Parrack

I have been living in the Southern Hemisphere for over 5 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 cant wait to share this with our customers.

Telephone: +6432228018