Kia ora, welcome, hi there.
I’m Matt, the founder and director of Bespoke Kiwi. I started Bespoke Kiwi in 2018 through a stroke of serendipity and a deep desire to rethink the typical luxury tourism experience.
As a keen young university graduate, I returned home from my studies in 2018. On my journey from Dunedin, a quaint coastal city in the south of New Zealand, to Kerikeri, my hometown in the far north, I did my usual perusing out of the plane window over the awe-inspiring natural landscapes. As I pondered where my life’s journey would take me next, my mind wandered to how I could better show the world our beautiful backyard.
Having worked as a tour guide in New Zealand since 2014, I’ve gained invaluable first-hand experience in how clients respond to various facets of a private tour. In finishing my studies, it was at this stage that my interest in environmentally-orientated practice and sustainability grew. Although I prefer to run Bespoke Kiwi based on its own merits and performance, sustainable practice is a central, motivating tenet of our services. I believe there is a misconception within the industry that sustainability and luxury are mutually exclusive. A key goal for myself and Bespoke Kiwi alike is to debunk this myth and act as a market leader in this respect. These observations, when coupled together, have allowed me to refine what I consider to be the best formula for constructing the perfect custom New Zealand holiday.
As a young company, we all share a progressive mindset and, most importantly, a hunger to constantly improve our service. I have overwhelming confidence in our staff, our product and our vision. Above all, I want to ensure that anyone visiting New Zealand leaves no stone unturned and is able to revel in its spectacular natural beauty— although, if you've come this far, you'll likely already know just how incredible New Zealand is.
It’s breathtaking; it’s adventurous, it’s tranquil—really, it has it all. So, are you ready? Bespoke Kiwi wants you to see everything your heart desires, from the vast mountain ranges and ancient volcanoes, to the sweeping coastlines and dense native forests that are steaming with life.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to hear from you soon. A free consultation is a click away. Let’s craft an experience that you can treasure for a lifetime.
Ngā mihi nui (Kindest regards),
A travel experience custom made precisely to your personal preference with absolutely no level of detail or expense spared
New Zealand is home to some of the most diverse environments on earth, from beaches and rainforests to mountains, lakes, glaciers and even volcanoes. Many of these different natural features can be visited on the same day.
From the minute you land in the airport to the moment you leave we'll take care of every detail, leaving you able to focus on enjoying everything our beautiful country has to offer.
When it comes to holidays, we don't believe one size fits all; that's why you won't find packaged deals on our website. Starting with a few quick questions, our expert team will liaise with you and slowly refine the perfect holiday based on your budget, interests and trip duration. From here, you will be offered an assortment of different itineraries, ensuring you get the most out of your visit to New Zealand.
Experienced travellers ourselves, we understand the importance of the little details when contributing to the smooth operation of an overseas trip. Throughout our team, we pledge to go above and beyond not only to satisfy, but t exceed your wildest travel expectations.
Having a Private Guide is an intimate experience, and we understand that the professionalism, competence and personality of a Guide can make or break the experience. We are incredibly proud of every guide we have around New Zealand. To be part of the Bespoke Kiwi family means to share the same enthusiasm for our country as our clients have and to do everything within our control to create memories that last a lifetime.