Why RealNZ?

Here are just a few good reasons to choose us:

Family Owned & Tourism Pioneers since 1954

The RealNZ story began in 1954 when Les and Olive, Lady Hutchins started taking visitors into the unexplored Doubtful Sound. We continue their dream of sharing the spectacular wilderness with visitors. The company is still family-owned, with the next generations stepping into the business in various ways. Read more About us.

Local Experts & Recommended by Travellers

We have vast local knowledge and a passion for sharing it with visitors. As a result, we can deliver a better experience. We are based in Queenstown, Te Anau, Milford Sound, Manapouri, Bluff and Stewart Island. If you want to get in touch, there are many ways – have a look at our contact details.

We're recommended by travellers from across the globe - just read our Trip Advisor reviews or check out the awards we've won.

Multi-award Winning

We’ve won numerous awards – from our visitors (numerous 'Certificate of Excellence awards from Trip Advisor), within the tourism industry and from our friends at the Department of Conservation. Read more about the awards we’ve won.

Conservation & Community

As well as dedicating substantial funds to conservation work in our area, our pledge is to be held in the highest regard by our staff and the communities in which we live and work. In the past year we’ve donated or helped raise over half a million dollars for a number of conservation and community initiatives. Read more about our Sponsorship & Community work and Conservation.