Team Kiwi is a team of passionate New Zealand Kiwi Specialists who craft trips – to New Zealand and its neighbors in the South Pacific.
- We offer vacations that provide a lifetime of friendships and memories that touch the heart and soul of the countries visited.
- We are focused on offering you authentic local experiences: iconic attractions as seen through a local lens, and the less walked paths of the locals – drinks and nibbles with your hosts at a cozy B&B, shopping for savory jam at a rural Saturday market, tips on where the locals enjoy the best brunch in the City of Sails…
Your time is limited – your vacation moments precious.
Our role is to work in empathy with you to translate your interests and sense of place into a journey of experiences. A journey that you’ll genuinely enjoy as you start to feel the real spirit of the country that has adopted you for the term of your visit along with a promise of creating for you a memory lane of treasured moments.
We provide honest assessments of destinations and attractions – even when they go against the norm. Whether you want to try something new – like soaring over the Southern Alps in a whirling helicopter for a cozy picnic in the snow – or relaxing in the tranquil setting of a remote waterfall, we’ll work with you to make it happen.
Our team is spread across North America and quarterbacked by Jeanne Crouse. She’ll be your first point of contact when you email to start planning or call – and will guide you to one of our specialists based on your interests.
All of Team Kiwi have experience traveling in the South Pacific, especially the 100% Pure world of New Zealand’s Middle-earth with its fresh, laid-back lifestyle.
Our suggestions are based on our real experiences of being there and doing it, with a sprinkling of those special people and places we particularly enjoy. We’ll share with you our stories of our Kiwi friends and the special spots we’ve discovered.
The home-base of Authentic-New Zealand.com is the Great Escape Travel Center headquartered in the scenic Lakes Region of New Hampshire. The Center is focused on sharing the spirit of New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific with people here in North America.
We know you have many choices when planning your trip to New Zealand – so many choices that at times, they may seem a little daunting or heck, just plain overwhelming!
We can help you cut through the clutter of all the information you’ve found, sort through what’s real and what’s designed to lure you into something you may not enjoy.
Best of all, we’re right here in the United States to chat with you. You don’t have to stay up until the wee hours of the morning to contact us or fret that we really don’t exist. We’re easily accessible through our Contact Us form or by phone at 1-888-825-4529.
Once you’re on your trip, you’ll have local, in-country contacts in case you miss a connection or wander astray. We’ll be here to warmly welcome you home, eager to hear your New Zealand Story.
Here’s to your story – one that provides you a lifetime of vacation moments – friendships, experiences and memories that touch the heart and soul of the country/s you plan to visit in our South Pacific neighborhood.
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