Carrington Tours NZ focuses on giving you the most authentic New Zealand experiences. Your complete satisfaction is only one of our goals. Luxury, safety, comfort & privacy at the most affordable price. Thank you to each & every one of our contributors below, it was our pleasure to meet, share & spend time with you, to show you our people, land, spirit and culture of New Zealand. Below is a brief sample from our adventurers…
Review Rating – 5 Star TripAdvisor and 5 Star Facebook
My wife and I traveled from the US on honeymoon to NZ. We were in Hamilton for a couple of days and we were going to see the glow worms caves and hobbiton movie set. John was set to drive us there. He was very polite, punctual, good driver, and very accommodating. He provided us with water for ride, asked to make sure it was a comfortable temperature in the car, told us stories and fun facts about the Hamilton area. We had a little extra time and he even pulled off the road for some quick scenic pictures. He gave us some recommendations for things to do with the rest of our day, and even in the other areas of New Zealand for the rest of our trip. Overall great guy and was a very pleasant experience. Would recommend to everyone. This tour was one of the activities we had looked forward to doing the most and Carrington Tours made it even better.
Jordan and Lauren Titus
5 Star Trip Advisor Review
Seattle Washington USA
1 Day Tour of Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Speechless and that has never happened before!
John and Fiona thank you, thank you for every second, every adventure, every beautiful moment you brought to our lives, our family is so much richer for being in New Zealand with you personally and touring with your wonderful company. You will forever be welcome in our home.
Devon, Carol, Mack, Gabby & Ash Miller Sydney Australia 2017 7 Day Family Tour of North Island 3/4/5 Star & Farm Stay Accommodation
I was with a group of travel agents which just spent five days with John of Carrington Tours touring the North Island of New Zealand. John was our driver/guide and he was wonderful. I highly recommend John & Fiona's company if you are looking for a reputable company that has a fleet of vehicles that will take care of any of your needs. John has a great deal of knowledge about the North Island, a great sense of humor and went out of his way to satisfy all of our requests. I highly recommend Carrington Tours and will be recommending them to my clients.
John Carrington of Carrington Tours is a wonderful company to show you around the North Island.
Chris Meny 5 Star Trip Advisor Review California USA 2017 5 Day Adventure Tour Napier, Taupo, Rotorua, Hamilton & Auckland 4/5 Star Accommodation
"To John/Fiona and the other great staff at Carrington Tours New Zealand
Without doubt our most greatest choice was travelling (and in style) with Carrington Tours. It was our first big family tour and along with you, choosing New Zealand was incredible. John and Fiona our 'guides' but more so friends were just sensational with us all, the children constantly laughing and the experiences we had were perfect for us (Every night they went to bed with smiles on there faces which lasted all day, every day). From our very comfortable van, amazing hotels and fabulous farm stays including milking cows and shearing sheep (well sort of) to jet boating, swimming with dolphins, the most amazing Maori Culture shows, arts and food, fishing, kayaking to dinner (amazing experiences). Yet amongst all this you allowed for Barbara and myself the opportunity for romantic beach walks and dinners alone whilst the kids were entertained, something we neglected to ask for but you included, this was so so special and yet another reason why you were so brilliant and considered so much more than just our guides. I cannot more highly recommend a company or group of wonderful people to enjoy New Zealand with, we always felt so safe and comfortable and we will without doubt be back and hope one day you will visit us, Thank you".
Jeff, Barbara, Bobby, David, Maria, Kenneth Williams Indiana USA 2017 8 Day Family Tour of North Island 4/5 Star & Farm Stay Accommodation
I cannot speak highly enough about Carrington Tours and Limousines. Hamilton & Waikato Business Events have used John & Fiona on a number of occasions to provide transport and tours for our multi-day familiarisation visits to the region. They are 100% reliable, flexible and work easy to work with. Very knowledgeable about the region and have some great stories
Hamilton and Waikato Business Events Management 5 Star Tripadvisor Review 2017
"John was the most amazing driver and guide on my recent trip to New Zealand. His knowledge of and enthusiasm for his country is incredible! He made my experience beyond delightful and I hope to tour with him again in the near future. I highly recommend using Carrington Tours!!"
Sandy Hoar Washington USA 5 Star Trip Advisor Review 2017 5 Day Adventure Tour Napier, Taupo, Rotorua, Hamilton & Auckland 4/5 Star Accommodation
'To John and Fiona of Carrington Tours
"Carrington Tours prove age is not an issue. John and Fiona took us on a marvellous activity filled adventure with my husband and myself both in our eighties (81 and 84). They are a beautiful couple of Kiwis who made us feel so special and safe, both often providing a guiding arm on our well suited and organised tour. The days were of an ideal length with beautiful walks, scenic stops, glorious gardens and arts and crafts, historic venues and cultural activities. Each day finished with a wonderful selection of farm stay properties where we spent time with fascinating locals, eating delicious meals and reclining in kiwi homes. We appreciated feeling safe in our beautiful vehicle and in your safe hands and only wish to return, your friendship will remain as a highlight during our visit to your wonderful country''.
Arthur and Agnes Flurente Singapore 2016 9 Day North Island Scenic Tour 4/5 star Accommodation
"John and Fiona are great ambassadors for New Zealand, fantastic hosts who organised amazing tour activities for our group and in between travelling in modern, safe vehicles. Our group thanks you for our wonderful accommodation and food, 4 days of learning New Zealand culture, wildlife, landscapes and challenging team building activities".
Aiman Sayid Malaysia 2016 5 Day North Island Corporate Team Building Tour 4 Star & Farm stay Accommodation
Brilliant John mate, our start to our Australasian down under tour couldn't have been better, weather was against us but it didn't matter and the Marae, Hobbiton and beaches were the best. To see dolphins and catch a 11lb snapper was special and the boys will always remember our three days with you, please come to Canada so we can return your amazing hospitality''.
Bryan, Tom and Gary British Columbia Canada 2016 3 Day Private tour 4 star Accommodation
'To John and Fiona
Our brief tour of Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Hobbiton and the Coromandel was brilliant. Our accommodation was stunning, beautiful vehicles and the views out of this world, thank you for sourcing this slice of paradise for us. We wish only we had more time to explore the wonders of your country and the days we spent with you were without doubt the highlight of our cruise but next time instead of 2 days we will come for 2 weeks and you will be the first people we call. You have made such an impression we cannot wait to return. Thank you from all of us and especially the children who never wanted to leave as you know. A truly amazing and memorable tour''.
Don, Simone, Brad, Michael, Rachel Wyoming USA 2016 2 Day Sightseeing Tour 2016 Farm Stay Accommodation
''To Fiona Carrington
Remarkable, you are a credit to New Zealand from first contact to tour finish, absolutely faultless and memories to last a lifetime. I have no hesitation in recommending yourselves and your company to anyone considering touring New Zealand''
Kevin Bollard Colorado USA 2016 Private 4 Day Tour Cultural, Farming, Adventure 3/4 Star Accommodation
"Fiona and Carrington Tours
In February this year we spent 11 fabulous days with Fiona exploring and experiencing the beautiful North Island of New Zealand's countryside, culture and people. As regular travellers we are a little hard to impress such have been our fortunate history of travel, however without doubt this journey ranked in our top 3 and that is very high praise indeed and well deserved. We travelled in a beautiful car and Fiona made us feel safe and special as we took part, photographed and witnessed stunning countryside, magical waterfalls, geysers, Maori culture, arts and crafts and most heart stopping activities including Bungy jumping, off roading, black water rafting and sampling some world class wines and food along the way. As much as there was adrenalin rushes galore we had plenty of time to relax and enjoy each others company during our amazing Farm stays and restaurant dinners and scenic stops based on what we requested. As a seasoned traveller (and critic) I honestly highly recommend Carrington Tours New Zealand and there passionate owners John and Fiona, professional, personable and fantastic hosts".
Mary Barber, Wendy Cobb, Susan Bergman, Abigail Turner Oklohoma USA 2016 11 Day Private North Island Tour with 4/5 star accommodation and Farm Stays
I am a film documentary director and for many years, I have been traveling all over the planet for my work. And as such, I often require the services of a guide. Last April, I had the great pleasure to spend two whole weeks with John Carrington and I must say he is in my Top-5! John is a true professional, very punctual and his car is always neat. He is also extremely resourceful, and very helpful. He knows a lot of fun facts about his country, which he never hesitate to share with his passengers. Very talkative whenever he is asked a question, he knows however to be discrete when one needs silence. In short, I would say he is perfect! Should you need a guide and/or transportation, I highly recommend his services as I have myself been more than pleased.
Yvonne Defour 5 Star Trip Advisor Review Quebec Canada 2017 13 Day Eco, Nature & Cultural Tour of Waikato & Bay of Plenty Eco Sanctuary Accommodation
"John was my driver for a few days touring North Island. He was so knowledgeable and a great driver and guide. He is also a very kind man. I cannot say enough good things about Carrington Tours. It was a fabulous experience. Carrington Tours was fantastic."
Peggy Davis 5 Star Trip Advisor Review Utah USA 2017 5 Day tour of North Island 4/5 Star Accommodation