Hi! I'm Kaye...
Owner and Tour Manager of KayeTiki Tours. I am 54, and I was raised on a sheep farm in Taranaki (North Island, NZ) where we had ocean and mountain views.
I have lived most of my life in the North Island; Taranaki & Bay of Plenty, but have also lived overseas in Australia & Canada, and worked in Malaysia, Taiwan and England. Because of this, I have many international friends, and have been lucky that so many have visited NZ and travelled with me.
For some time, my wish was to start my own tour company and do tour work full time (as a job), so my dream is now coming true. I have two adult children; a son and a daughter, which means I am now able to pursue my tour career.
I have travelled for the past 5 years and therefore understand the needs of travellers.
My aim is to work with you to create an itinerary that suits you and your tour party, with flexibility along the way. I will sort all accommodation and transport, and my extensive knowledge of all areas of New Zealand will mean you get to experience NZ in a way most visitors don't. I have all appropriate licences for this role - your safety is important to me.
Contact me today to see how I can make your tour as special as it was for these travellers.
What our customers are saying...
Here are some reviews and commendations from previous KayeTiki Travellers!
I have had the pleasure of touring with Kaye on several occasions over recent years – to almost all points north, south, east and west in beautiful New Zealand.
Kaye is incredibly clever at finding those lovely little places that you will be so glad you took the opportunity to visit. Her knowledge of the country and enthusiasm for sharing it with visitors makes her the perfect host. Kaye herself has travelled the world and I think it’s this wonderful personal experience, together with a wicked sense of humour, that she brings to her role as a tour guide.
Holiday glitches are not a problem for Kaye – they are a challenge to find a happy solution – which she invariably does.
I have no hesitation in recommending Kaye as a wonderful tour guide and a fabulously caring person. You won’t be disappointed if you travel with her!
Perth, Western Australia