At Guest New Zealand you’ll talk to a local New Zealand travel expert, actually living and breathing ‘Aotearoa’. We have personally visited and stayed in the accommodations we recommend. Also, we have first-hand experience of the many tour and transport options. This factor alone, provides the point of difference to other travel companies. We stand by our recommendations!
Background on Michael Nees
Michael Nees is the Company Director of Guest NZ. He began his working career as a Police Officer in Frankfurt, Germany. After leaving Germany in 1986 for a holiday in New Zealand, he travelled throughout the North and South Islands by foot, bicycle and car. Of course, he fell in love with the natural beauty of the country and never left! Between 1988 and 1997 Michael worked as a tour guide in New Zealand and Nepal. During this time he gathered a deep knowledge and experience. This became the foundation to move forward with the GUEST travel service.
Boutique travel in small numbers
Michael found a niche market in boutique travel with small group tours and special accommodation away from the generic hotel brands. He has established a unique combination of smart integrated technology with personalized service and contact with his customers. See how Guest NZ works.
The focus for Michael and his company is for travellers to experience an authentic and unforgettable holiday in beautiful New Zealand. Review locations. To this day we personally visit and inspect accommodation and tour options. Then we are able to recommend them to our guests.
Do you want seamless and easy travelling in New Zealand? An experienced New Zealand driver guide will arrange and book all your travel in New Zealand. They will be your designated driver and assistant throughout your time in New Zealand. Read about more details here.
This should be a very special trip for you, right? So why not use a local New Zealand travel expert to plan your holiday. Contact us now for a free travel assessment.
I have only positive comments about the level of service we received from Michael from start to finish. His level of knowledge on where to go, what to do, where to stay etc is fantastic. When changes were needed, even at the last minute, he was always contactable and eager to help. In the past, when I have used a travel agent to plan our trip, I have often felt that I did not get my money's worth but that was certainly not the case with Michael. Brilliant from start to finish!
Andrew Morgendorff & Family
We made it back yesterday and all want to say a huge thank you to you for organizing such a totally fantastic vacation. Once we made it to NZ, every single detail went without a hitch, and the directions you gave us made everything super easy. We felt that we had a great selection of things to do and see, but never felt over-scheduled or pressed for time. And of course we had lots of time to be wowed by the people, food and scenery of New Zealand. I think I told you that I've put a ton of posts and photos on my Facebook page, and mentioned how you had helped us out too; you're welcome to check out the posts, and I've already been talking with friends who are also thinking of visiting NZ so that they know to book through you. We're already talking about returning in the future, maybe in a couple of years when the kids can take part in more adventurous activities. We will be sure to give you a call! Many thanks again for an amazing experience.
Audrey Mothupi – Family travellers
Michael truly is the best ! Planned an amazing 20 day trip to Australia and New Zealand and we are just at the tail end heading home soon. Everything was just as he described ! A truly seamless perfect family holiday, tailored to our needs - thanks to Michael ! Don’t hesitate ... just contact Michael and then look forward to the best holiday ever!