Southern Lakes Sightseeing specialises
in creating and delivering tours for the discerning client visiting
A personal level of service...
We operate comfortable vehicles and we take only a maximum of
5 or 7 clients per vehicle. This creates an exceptionally personal
level of customer service. A client’s driver-guide will
take care of all details from pick up to drop off. Bigger groups
can also be accommodated if arranged prior to the tour.
We pick clients up from their accommodation in the central areas
We have been in operation since 2001.
We are Lord of the Rings location tour specialists. Our location
tours are guided by great storytellers who bring the scenery alive
with their accounts of the scenes shot there and many props from
the movies are available to handle and photograph. We were one
of the original companies in New Zealand to begin LOTR touring
and we are endorsed by Ian Brodie, the LOTR guidebook author.
Our LOTR day tours have been ranked as the third best activity
in New Zealand by the clients of the top Condenast Travel agent
(in the States) specialising in New Zealand travel.
Company Owner, Melissa Heath, has spent twenty-five years working
in the tourism industry. This has given her the insights into
what a visitor to our shores is really seeking and as such all
company guides are trained in the philosophy of being the client’s
best friend for the day.