• REST New Zealand Tours at Raukokore Church
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Who We Are

New Zealand’s stunning landscape, amazing coastline and warm local hospitality put it on the must do list for travellers the world over, and with REST New Zealand Tours, you'll get a taste of all those amazing experiences, plus so much more.

Our tours take you off the beaten track to parts of the country that other visitors don’t get to see. We highlight some of the most beautiful parts of Aotearoa, taking you away from the masses and showing you the rest of New Zealand.
REST’s most popular journeys take you along rugged gravel roads and beautiful forest areas with 4WD drive experiences in some of the most breathtaking and scenic locations in the country. Along the way, you will get to experience some unforgettable Kiwi hospitality, with great hosts and sublime cuisine.

Select from one of our popular packages or work with us to design a personalized holiday experience tailor made for you.


  • Everything has been just amazing, wonderful, fantastic, magic! And so well organised! We leave very happy with sun-burnt noses. This was our honeymoon and it couldn't have been better!


  • A superb holiday; as a photographer I found it difficult to know where to point the camera. Wildlife was super and even managed some excellent shots of the endangered New Zealand Dotterel (which was where you said it would be!) Wouldn't hesitate to recommend you.


  • The driving instructions and maps were perfect. The team did a great job, everything went smoothly with no problems. I really can't imagine how it could have been any better.



Our Story

At Rest New Zealand Tours we are focussed on delivering our clients a bit of fun, adventure and something quite different to the mainstream self-drive tours.

We put our first happy customers on the road way back in 1987, starting off as a luxury coach operator for small groups. But very quickly we introduced the original nationwide 4WD Safari Tour, this award winning New Zealand first was the catalyst that saw us build a reputation as an innovative option for clients who want to tour the country off the beaten track.
The ‘Escorted 4WD Self Drive Tour’ that quickly followed was built for clients looking to experience some challenging off road driving in a convoy format, with a well-equipped lead vehicle to lead the way – this eventually became the first nationwide 4WD self-drive tour that Rest New Zealand Tours are so well-known today.

Our small team use their experience, knowledge and hard work to continually develop new and exciting self-drive and special interest experiences and provide our clients with tailor-made options that take service to the next level.

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