• About Me

About Me

My name is Nic (short for Nicola) and I have lived in New Zealand most of my life, however it wasn’t until I started to travel overseas that I learnt to respect and love my country.

My parents were both born in England and came to New Zealand to live shortly before I was born. I am eternally grateful to them for having the courage to emigrate here, a move which must have been very difficult at the time, leaving behind so many friends and family. I grew up with my two older sisters in Christchurch and have so many fabulous childhood memories of camping near Nelson at the top of the South Island or exploring both the wider Canterbury region and further afield throughout the beautiful South.

It was in my early 20’s when I first started in the New Zealand travel industry, though the real passion for my country started when I returned home after enjoying my overseas experience which included working in the UK enabling me to explore both UK and Europe.

Having worked in the travel industry for 20 years now, I have been fortunate enough to explore all of New Zealand from Cape Reinga in the North to Stewart Island in the South. And every time I head out to learn more about what we have to offer I am always pleasantly surprised at the way New Zealand businesses fine tune their skills to accommodate our guests from around the globe and amazed at the spectacular scenery that unfolds around every corner, which I never tire of. What I love most about New Zealand is the long golden beaches, perfectly manicured farmland, rolling hills gently pouring from towering mountains. Glistening lakes and meandering rivers. Rainforests, beech forests, kauri forests and tree ferns. Friendly neighbourhoods, scrumptious bakeries, quiet roads and rugged coastlines.

I left Christchurch following the Earthquakes in 2010 & 2011 and now live in a small coastal settlement on the outskirts of Auckland with my husband John. We enjoy the outdoors from hiking, kayaking and boating on the vast Hauraki Gulf, where we often see dolphins swimming and never have trouble harvesting our dinner from the sea. It is from here that I am inspired to design unique and personalised travel plans for my wonderful clients and hope they love New Zealand as much as I do.


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Contact Details

Phone Us
+64 3 3555 990
+64 21 461 971

Our Physical Address
21 Verona Place, Ohoka
Christchurch 7692
New Zealand

Our Postal Address
PO Box 36437, Merivale
Christchurch 8146
New Zealand


Tour Inclusions

Terms & Conditions

Booking Terms & Conditions:


All pricing is in New Zealand Dollars and includes 15% GST (Goods & Services Tax).


Pricing is subject to availability and confirmation of the stated itinerary at time of booking.  If we are unable to confirm the stated hotels and services, we will endeavour to confirm substitutes at similar rates, however additional costs may apply.

Rental Car Terms & Conditions:

Inclusions: unlimited kilometres, airport/ferry collection fee, full insurance (subject to reduced excess), front windscreen cover, personal accident insurance, guaranteed replacement vehicle in case of accident.

Exclusions: insurance excess reduction of $345.00 including GST (note, standard insurance excess is $3,450.00 including GST), bond, petrol costs, one way fee ($57.50), optional extras, (all additional expenses to be paid direct)

Payment Policy

We do require a non-refundable deposit of NZD$250.00 per person before we go ahead with securing any reservations.

In addition, some of our suppliers may require further deposits to cover their strict cancellation policies, in this case we would advise you at the time of quoting and confirming your itinerary.

The balance of your booking would be required 45 days prior to your travel date.   If you book inside 45 days, full payment would be required at time of booking.

Payment can be made by electronic wire transfer and should include the additional NZD $25.00 bank fee.   We also accept Visa and Mastercard at an additional fee of 3.1%.

Bank Account Details

Bank Name & Address: Westpac Bank, Mid City Queen Street, Auckland, New Zealand

Account Name: Inspired New Zealand Travel

BSB Number: 03-0296

Account Number: 0011146-000

Swift/Routing Code: WPACNZ2W 


We are happy to amend your itinerary and dates, however please keep in mind that some of the original services may not be available for your new dates, which may incur additional costs for substituted services.   Amendment fees may apply with multiple changes.

Cancellation Fees

Once Confirmed               Non-refundable Deposit of NZD $250.00 per person

Inside 45 – 21 Days          A Cancellation fee of 30% of your total booking value will apply, along with any cancellation fees applied by our accommodation, sightseeing and other providers.

Inside 20 – 8 days             A Cancellation fee of 50% of your total booking value will apply, along with any cancellation fees applied by our accommodation, sightseeing and other providers.

Inside 7 Days                      Full Cancellations, 100% charge

We will however do our very best to recover and minimise these cancellation fees but recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance to cover yourself.


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