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It makes the fantastic work we do so rewarding. Knowing that we have genuinely had an impact on someone’s life and that we have touched people deeply with our guided holidays is worth gold.
New Zealand is a spectacular country with incredible natural scenery, open spaces, beaches, forests, and mountains. It offers couples, friends, families and single travellers an insight into a small nation far away from the rest of the world. We welcome travellers with open arms; we promise to take care of them while they are in our beautiful country.
Let us know how you felt about your New Zealand journey.
Aroha are complete professionals. Absolutely perfect planning & execution. All of the arrangements were great (hotels, transport, scheduling, etc.). We were on schedule 100% of the time.
We have Veronika and Jurgen from Aroha Tours to thank for this experience of a lifetime. They were able to design an itinerary--and execute it flawlessly--around our preferences.
First of all, we want to give you a big thank you for all your help! Its been a week since we got back to Charlotte, North Carolina and we can't thank you enough! Everything was amazing, down the the smallest detail!
Our adventures wee amazing and often times challenging. Being able to do yoga at any point of the day helped us stay loose and healthy. On top of that, having a yoga instructor that knew what we went through made the sessions properly focused and well-crafted for our need. Overall a great experience and would highly recommend it.
I had my destination wedding in Queenstown, New Zealand this year and engaged Aroha Tours to plan a tour for my guests from Singapore. We are very impressed with the itinerary Veronika planned for us and the meticulous and thoughtful service provided by Steve, our tour guide.
Sending you lots of LOVE from all of us and can’t thank you enough for making our trip so so memorable...you are truly amazing and so special to be with!
My traveling companion, Judy, and I visited New Zealand in January 2019 on a tour with Tauck which had a wonderful itinerary, covering primarily the Queenstown and Wellington areas. It was a great experience. However, we wanted to see more of the North Island, so we made arrangements for a private tour. On the wonderful 4-day tour that company owner Veronika Vermeulen designed for us, we explored vineyards, gardens, a tea estate and Hobbiton on the North Island.
Recently I had the pleasure of going on an 8 day North Island tour with my family. This was planned in conjunction with Veronika at Aroha Tours. From the initial contact...
Veronika at Aroha Tours planned a two week trip for my husband and me with 4 days on the North Island and 10 days on the South Island. The trip was marvelous in every way, and we unhesitatingly recommend Aroha. The tour was planned with careful attention to our preferences and great flexibility The places we stayed were lovely and welcoming. Our driver/guides (Dave and Steve) were efficient, friendly, knowledgable -- a joy to know.
My family and I have returned to the USA from the most well organized tour we have ever be on. Aroha tours was a pleasure to work with from day one. Veronika responded to my initial email requesting an itinerary with a 24 hour period. I think this in itself is impressive. We worked together for several weeks and Veronika included everything in the itinerary that my family requested.
Thank you Veronika for organizing a memorable trip. Your attention to detail made the trip stress free and perfectly coordinated...
We had the most fabulous time exploring New Zealand. We didn't have to think about tickets, transport, hotel bookings or restaurants - Veronika did it all...
The whole trip was meticulously organised-even though it was under incredible short notice. The lodges were all very well selected and the food was excellent throughout.
From the very first e-mail communication I knew I had landed on the "correct" place. Veronika's professionalism and attention to detail and, of course, knowledge were impressive.
Could not recommend more highly. We are very happy with the itinerary created by Veronika and feel like we got the most out of our trip.
This was the third time I toured NZ with Aroha Tours. That alone may tell you what wonderful experiences I had with them.
Thank you for your great arrangement. I share my experience in NZ to my friends incl arrangement from Aroha NZ Tour. Hope someday they will contact you.
It was wonderful traveling with your team. We had a great time. My family really liked the farm experience. They were outstanding. Sophie loved Bungy jumping.
All the accommodations were very nice and the activities were fun and interesting. And Steve did a wonderful job, he represents you and your company very well.
We had an incredible vacation! Our painting (the NZ flax plant) just came in. I can't wait to get it framed. You were so right on meeting everything we desired for our vacation.
Indeed we had a great tour in north Island which make us eager to see the rest, ( of course with you!!!)
I'm happy to say that this New Zealand vacation that you organized for my family is one of the best vacations we have had. A great big thanks to you and to Steve ....
Jurgen is wonderful! He is just perfect for the job! We enjoy his guide and company all the time. He can never do enough for us. We are very grateful indeed! Thank you!
Had a great time in New Zealand….the trip was fantastic and Steve was a delight as well. We saw it all, ate it all, and drank it all!!! What a fantastic combination!!!
Veronika, In the Air New Zealand Louge waiting for the flight at this moment . So I only have one word - FABULOUS ! I want to thank both you and Steve for making one of the best trips ever!
And thank you so much for all your work with this booking – you did a fabulous job! I’m so pleased to hear the guide had a great trip with the Roess’.
We really enjoyed out time there and especially your company and tours! Thanks again for all the planning and help, you really gave us a great vacation.
We were very happy with our remarkable visit of your country with you as our friendly and competent guide. Thank you very much again.
We had a fantastic guide Jurgen who was very professional, punctual, informative and knowledgeable.
I just spent a truly unique 14 days in the South Island of New Zealand with Veronika, my private guide, and I could not recommend her enough for her competence, capability and care.
Thanks Veronika. The trip was fantastic and I’m so glad we got a chance to meet you in person.
Our guide Jurgen was absolutely brilliant throughout taking great care of us but was also most informative and entertaining on our travels.
Veronika arrange everything from the hotel up to the details journey and give us an advise on our proposal. The result is very great, we really enjoy the journey, the hotel and everything are perfect.
We wish to send our thanks for planning such an action packed adventure for us in your beautiful country. We enjoyed all of our experiences and have many new wonderful memories to talk about for years to come.
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Jurgen. He was excellent in many different ways. And our itinerary was perfect for us.
First I must say a big thank you to Jurgen. He was an outstanding guide. Quite simply the best. Patient, passionate and knowledgeable. Thank you Jurgen! Have a great time in the pacific!
Veronika: Can't thank you enough !!!! Trip of a lifetime !!!!
1. Veronika was fantastic, amazing and wonderful to work with, 2. Love your environmental concerns and picks of eco-friendly tours. 3. Veronika's selections were great.
Once again, thanks so much for a really memorable trip. We can’t wait to come back to your beautiful country.
We just loved New Zealand and loved your hospitality and selection of things to show us. We want so to return and tell our friends of our experience and wonderful guides!
Hi Veronika! ….we are having a truly wonderful time! Best regards,
We had a wonderful time in NZ, and we think you put together a great itinerary for us. Highlights for me: Westhaven Retreat, Fiordland helicopter tour, Lake Wanaka, Driving the length of the country.
We really enjoyed our time in New Zealand. Everything was great. Thank you so much.
Firstly, Jurgen, as I am sure you already know is a gentleman and a scholar. We felt like he was family after a few days with him. He got into our heads quickly and anticipated our needs at every turn.
Our tour was customized to our preferences and expertly handled every step of the way. From the moment we were met at the Auckland airport by a driver bearing our name on a placard...
We thoroughly enjoyed the trip. You made us see what New Zealand is all about and not the tourist traps. That is what I really wanted.
I certainly enjoyed the tour and while the country is beautiful, the people are outstanding and your tour design facilitated letting us experience both.
Thank you so much for the terrific itinerary. Everything was perfect and suited us very well. It was a relaxing trip and we were able to see and do many exciting things.
It was a great trip and we want to thank you for arranging it. The hotel and lodges you selected were wonderful! The "bowen" room at the Auckland Hilton was a beautiful way to start.
Thank you to both of you for being great New Zealand hosts. You have made our first vacation outside the US a life time of memories.
Thank you so much for arranging the trip, and being so detailed in everything. Jurgen was amazing, getting us on schedule in all of the events. Everything else were memorable.
Raminder and I want to thank you for a really, really wonderful trip. Your pride in showing off your country was readily apparent. We really enjoyed your commentary.
Yes, back to reality now! So, overall, we had the most amazing holiday! Thank you so much, choices of hotels were all fantastic, not a single complaint, and lovely to have the varying levels of luxury versus lodge versus apt. Chris was great and couldn't do enough to help us.
It was a wonderful and well organised tour. We enjoyed the stays arranged by you in scenic places. Indian food was available almost in all places.
We had a wonderful, wonderful time. We saw such fabulous places, stayed with such lovely people in some really inspiring lodges.
Thank you so much for a lovely tour around the South Island!! We loved every minute of our trip and your beautiful country!
We all had a good time with Steve too. Steve is just like a friend we have known long time ago, he got along well with all of us, especially my children.
We had a wonderful holiday in NZ, thank you so much. We had a good time with Steve too, because of his kindness to drive us back.
Your arrangements were impeccable and your choice of accommodations exquisite. Your enthusiasm for your adopted country was infectious and the depth of the information and knowledge you shared with use was remarkable.
I had a great time travelling the South Islands in the past 2 weeks. The landscapes are spectacular and stimulating.