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’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.