Meet the New Zealand touring experts

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Our New Zealand Team
Our team of New Zealand travel experts are here to make you look awesome!

We have an outstanding team - without a doubt the best in the business and we are incredibly proud of them.

Drawn from a diverse range of backgrounds they are united by two things – they all love New Zealand (having experienced it from top to bottom!) and they all have an uncompromising commitment to providing fantastic service to travel agents.

Sign up today and gain access to the world’s largest range of New Zealand touring itineraries as well as our incredible team of sidekicks who specialise only in New Zealand touring. They are ready to create custom, bespoke tours as quick as a flash for your clients.

Established in 2015 nzsidekick is part of the New Zealand Fine Touring Group. We have been showing individuals around New Zealand for almost 20 years and have been lucky enough to help agents do the same for the last 7. Based in Wanaka we are in the heart of New Zealand's spectacular south island. We are right amongst the ski fields an hour from Queenstown and just a couple from the west coast or Mt Cook.

Our Company Values

  • Stay True - Each day we choose to work with integrity, honestly and to be completely authentic with our team, suppliers and agents.
  • Band Together - We collaborate, empathise and support the people we work with, agents, clients and the great team we are a part of.
  • Look Beyond - Here at nzsidekick, we are always looking to adapt, be innovative, flexible and fair in an ever-changing travel market.
  • Empower - Within our business, we love to empower the agents we work with so they can confidently sell New Zealand and feel supported every step of the way!
Meet our online travel agents

Each with their own individual superpower our team of nzsidekicks are here to make things easy and save you time so you can focus on being awesome. All are blessed with superb attention to detail, expert knowledge of NZ, and of course they are faster than a speeding bullet.
We're nzsidekick and we got this.

Staff list
Liz Wilson
Liz Wilson

SUPERPOWER: Inspiring YOU

Liz is our ultimate sidekick! Liz will work alongside new agents to make sure they understand the systems and can make the most out of it, taking hard-work and administration away from you. If you have any questions about this product, she's your girl!

Telephone: +64 3 443 0842
Linda Wells
Linda Wells

SUPERPOWER: Make things happen

A suburb multi-tasker and problem solver, Linda makes sure that things get done on time and on point.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Marissa Cuadero
Marissa Cuadero

SUPERPOWER: Truly hospitable

Partly because of her Filipino origins, partly thanks to working in the tourism industry, Marissa will always make you feel welcomed and heard. Don’t believe us? Give her a call to see for yourself!

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Sabina Din
Sabina Din

SUPERPOWER: Super-intuition

Sabina intuitively knows what the customers needs. If she is ever in doubt, then she relies on her chatty personality and asks the right questions.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Christina Brockie
Christina Brockie

SUPERPOWER: Attention to detail

Christina creates flawless itineraries, with smooth transitions between any activity and accommodation. If you give her a few ideas she'll be able to make you a tour in no time.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0892
Louise Barrett
Louise Barrett

SUPERPOWER: Building on a budget

Lou loves a bargain.  Over time she's worked out how to get the most out of every dollar, filling your clients holidays with more than they could ever imagine.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0895
Shelley Ryder
Shelley Ryder

SUPERPOWER: Speaking Kiwi

Shelley has a wealth of knowledge built up over years of selling New Zealand.  She'll advise on all the best locations, recommend the most appropriate accommodations/activities to suit the required style and budget. Best of all, she leaves you to take all the credit.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0846
Chelsea Lodge
Chelsea Lodge

SUPERPOWER: Finding New Zealand SWEET spots!

Chelsea loves a hidden gem (and a slice of cake!). Starting her New Zealand journey as a guide she knows where's where and what's what and can confidently advise you of the most suitable itinerary plans.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 222 8021
Nichole White
Nichole White

SUPERPOWER: Preparing NZ itineraries with passion!

Nichole has many years of experience building New Zealand itineraries she has worked with various systems and truly believes nzsidekick's to be the best. Get in touch with her and see how it can work for you.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 7468 358
Janette Bagley
Janette Bagley

SUPERPOWER: Multitasking

Janette has 2 busy children, 2 dogs a husband, and a large vegetable garden at home to keep her on her toes she is the queen of juggling and never misses a beat. With experience at Brooker Travel and Dunedin & Wanaka House of Travel she knows exactly what it is like to be in your shoes! So let her make selling New Zealand easy and get in touch today.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 222 8003
Lydia Ford
Lydia Ford

SUPERPOWER: Navigation, she won't let you or your clients get lost

Born and raised in New Zealand Lydia has travelled to 26 countries and understands the concerns of travellers and agents alike. There is something special about being able to sell your home country to people overseas and knowing that you will give them the most amazing experience because they spoke to a local.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 746 8370
Angela Winton
Angela Winton

SUPERPOWER: A passion for travel

With over 18 years of tourism experience, Ang has stood where you are, she has a wealth of knowledge about not only New Zealand but the travel industry as a whole and will help you to be ready and organised for your client's visit.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Victoria Parrack
Victoria Parrack

SUPERPOWER: Love potion for New Zealand

Sourcing her potion from the finest vineyards of the Marlborough region, Vickie is making sure that all of her clients fall in love with New Zealand's breathtaking features.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Harriet McGregor
Harriet McGregor

SUPERPOWER: Wilderness Warrior

Having walked the Te Araroa trail from the top to the bottom of New Zealand, Harriet has gained incredible resilience, patience, and knowledge of beautiful NZ. Basically everything you need to be a great Travel Specialist.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Laurel Thachuk
Laurel Thachuk

SUPERPOWER: Master Tracker

Laurel can find if a beautiful off-the-beaten-track spot is nearby, which is super handy when there is a holiday to be planned.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Petra Obrovska
Petra Obrovska

SUPERPOWER: Resourceful problem solver

Visiting 33 countries has equipped Petra with resourcefulness and excellent problem-solving skills, which will definitely be a benefit to all of her clients.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Carly Baker
Carly Baker

SUPERPOWER: NZ Treasure Hunter

Carly is not the type of treasure hunter who's wearing an eye patch and looking for gold, her mission is to discover all the best locations in New Zealand.

Make an appointment here to talk to me when it suits you.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Laura Hodgson
Laura Hodgson

SUPERPOWER: South Island Tramp Master

No one will ever get lost on a hike on the South Island if they have Laura by their side. Her extensive knowledge of the routes and huts guarantees her to pick the most suitable route for your clients.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Brendan Conway
Brendan Conway

SUPERPOWER: Communication

As a former tour guide, Brendan has lots of experience in communicating with holidaymakers. No matter if it's providing directions, sharing facts and information, or keeping others entertained, he always knows how to help.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Chris Waddick
Chris Waddick

SUPERPOWER: Wildlife explorer

Having a background in the conservation of New Zealand, Chris knows when and where travelers can encounter local wildlife. His ability to speak the language of the animals is yet to be confirmed.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812
Janaina Goncalves
Janaina Goncalves

SUPERPOWER: NZ Tourist

Having spent 18 months exploring New Zealand, Jana knows the country inside-out and is able to make exceptional recommendations for your clients.

Telephone: +64 3 443 0812