Tekapo, Miles Holden
Paroa, Shaun Jeffers
Tongariro Crossing
Moeraki Boulders, Miles Holden
Hokitika Gorge, Fraser Clements
Marlborough Sounds, MarlboroughNZ
Lake Mapourika
Oparara Arches, Fraser Clements
Doubtful Sound
Bridal Veil Falls
Cathedral Cove
Lake Wanaka, Miles Holden
Rotorua, Miles Holden
Join one of our once in a lifetime ZigZag adventures and experience every inch of New Zealand

My wife and I had booked a trip to Australia and New Zealand in November/December 2022. We met with Jemma and Grant by “accident” and we mentioned we were touring New Zealand later in the year. What a lucky “accident” that was!

Although we had a fairly detailed itinerary, they took it to the next level with their personal knowledge of the islands. They recommended places and sights that we would never
have found, which turned a great holiday into an unforgettable one. We can’t recommend them highly enough and we hope that their new business – ZigZag Tours – goes from strength to strength in the coming years.

Malcolm & Elaine Sealby

Trustworthy to a serious extent and so so pleasent to work with and socialise with. Their experiences in their past work as tour guides really stands out and over a cup of coffee we can relive their amazing times in their wonderful stories!

I couldn't think of a better couple to tour with

New Zealand

New Zealand is a magnificent country.

When we arrived in late December, we had a vague outline of what our three months here would include. So much to see and not much of an idea of how to see it. Enter Jemma and Grant, owners of ZigZag Tours NZ, who we met while signing up for an evening sail in New Plymouth. They were unbelievably generous and kind in sharing their knowledge and information. You can feel their love for this country.

Venu Gupta
United States of America


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A range of in-depth guided camping tours for small groups throughout New Zealand's beautiful North and South Islands, from 16 days long up to our epic 90 day adventure.
The tour

What is ZigZag?

ZigZag Tours NZ is an exciting travel company that offers a range of unique guided camping adventures throughout New Zealand’s beautiful North and South Islands. Our personally designed travel itineraries give you the time to explore and enjoy the more than 100 different attractions, activities, hidden gems and local hot-spots that we visit right across this incredible country.
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at a glance

Up to 10,000 kms covered on our 90 day tour
Between 16 and 90 days on the road
2 experienced guides
10 like-minded people


Awaken your senses every day with unique Kiwi tastes, sights, sounds, smells and ‘feels’. Check it out below!


Sleep in idyllic camping spots and wake up to birdsong.


Enjoy a walk along a beach or a nearby trail. Maybe we collect you at the other end, grab a flat white and continue our zig zag.


Enjoy the many once in a lifetime activities and attractions that we’ve included in our extensive Kiwi itinerary.


Taste as many good local foodie experiences as we can find.


Capture every stunning aspect of the country with Jemma and Grant who are both avid photographers. So many spectacular views, so much time…


Learn about New Zealand’s fascinating Pacific, Maori and early European history in this, the youngest country in the world.


Immerse yourself in Maori myths and traditions, and our unique native flora and fauna.We guide you and meet locals along the way who will provide further insights into our unique ‘Kiwi’ culture.

Time to COOL off

Swim at a peaceful beach or in crystal clear rivers and lakes.

Let's toast the day

That's just One Day. 89 more to go... Keen to learn more about where we go?  Not every trip is the same…

“Oh the places you’ll go….” Dr. Seuss


Join us on a guided small group tour as we zigzag through scenic viewpoints, enjoy locally sourced meals, sleep in canvas tents and wake up to the morning chorus of New Zealand’s native birds in a picturesque beach, lake or mountain view setting.


Christchurch to Auckland (8,390km)
Seven epic guided tours, from 17 days to 90 days long.


Christchurch to Christchurch (4,579km)
Three epic guided tours, from 16 days to 45 days long.


Auckland to Christchurch (8,390km)
Seven epic guided tours, from 17 days to 90 days long.

adventures FROM THE ROAD

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The Team

Who's doing all this?

Jemma and Grant met in Africa while Jemma was an overland tour guide for a UK-based travel company, and Grant was completing an 8-month trans-African overland odyssey. Their love of travel and photography, and passion for adventure and the great outdoors led them to investigate potential tourism ideas during their extended ‘Covid’ layover in New Zealand. They realised that there was an opportunity to offer small, personal, guided group tours across the country, visiting places that no other company was travelling to.
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