Bespoke Tours & Transfers in the South Island of New Zealand

Luxury Touring is a boutique business offering private-drive touring and scenic transfer solutions in the South Island for up to four guests in a luxury European Mercedes Benz 350GLSd vehicle.

Luxury Touring provides the discerning traveller with curated experiences, focussed on the South Island of New Zealand, personally selected by owners Cathy and David Hemsworth. From private access to high-country stations, to meeting local artists and winemakers, we offer you extraordinary scenery and hospitality of the highest quality.

Come enjoy the true Kiwi experience with Luxury Touring.

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Tour the South Island in style

Our flagship transport is a 7-seater Mercedes Benz 350 GLS D which has plenty of leg room and large windows as well as two skylights to ensure you don’t miss the sights along the way. There is ample room for luggage with a rooftop pod. We selected the Mercedes to provide comfort and spaciousness for our guests while travelling. We offer a range of transport options, seating a maximum of eight adults.

We are Qualmark approved!

We are proud to be recognised by Qualmark as a top tourism business in New Zealand. We take pride in delivering an unforgettable experience to each and every one of our clients. Providing a safe & sustainable, high-quality experience is our passion.

Qualmark Silver Luxury Touring Lake Tekapo

Overview of our services

  • Private premium vehicle and helicopter transfers
  • Private flight charters
  • Exclusive and private dining options including high country picnics
  • High level business connections and personal security arrangements
  • Destination Management & tour itinerary ideas
  • VIP Meet & Greet on arrival
  • Private-driver and guide-Day/multi-day tours
  • Transfers & VIP services

Choose from a variety of curated tours or create your own

We offer exclusive, tailored day and multi-day tours for those wanting to experience the South Island at its best. We can craft a tour to your liking, or you can book one of our tours we have personally designed.

wine & food
air & land
Mackenzie experience
Aoraki experience
Canterbury Helicopter Tours

Explore the Canterbury Region from the air!

Whether it’s a short, snappy flight over the city and port hills, an epic 3-hour exclusive experience with private beach and river landings, or a visit to a private high-country station – there are very few places in the world with as much diversity in landscapes on the doorstep as Christchurch, New Zealand.

A short helicopter flight in virtually any direction will put you over snow-covered mountains, lush pasture farmland, braided rivers, glacial lakes, rugged coastlines or major metropolitan cities – or deliver you to a world-class winery for lunch!

Enjoy a birds-eye perspective on our amazing Canterbury region as your experienced helicopter pilot flies you in comfort and safety over some of the most unique landscapes you'll ever see. A scenic heli flight is an experience you'll never forget!

Immerse yourself in unique experiences

Read what others have to say

"From start to finish, our whole experience with Luxury Touring was nothing short of impeccable. Having an acquired wealth of local knowledge, David & Cathy left no stone unturned in providing the highest quality of personalised service and product, making our stay in the Queenstown/Otago region just that much more memorable.

The whole experience, nothing short of ‘Amazing!’

- Reg – Brisbane AU,

"Cathy and David from Luxury Touring Lake Tekapo have gave us an absolutely wonderful and unforgettable experience. Their expertise, patience, guidance, and recommendations, along with the little extra touches they planned for us at every step of the way, made this one of the best travel experiences of our lives.

I would heartily recommend Luxury Touring Lake Tekapo to anyone contemplating a tour of Christchurch. We will definitely be back, and I will contact them well beforehand."

- Ratna and Adi,
"With their wealth of knowledge and experience, Cathy and David are the perfect people to organise and take you on your very own Kiwi-New Zealand holiday. As specialists in tailoring to your tastes, whether it is the most scenic place for a coffee or an interest in the arts, you can sit back, relax and enjoy.  Cathy and David know where to go for that special experience, both on and off the main highways. We know because we did it!"
- Karen Hart,

"It is rare to find a resource like Luxury Touring.   These are some of the most talented tour operators we have ever encountered.   Organized, prompt, resourceful, and energized for a trip to NZL.   I would highly recommend to anyone planning a trip to NZL."

- Evan Goldstein-AZ State Bar,

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