Awards and Recognition

Elite Personal Tours Judy McKenzie -  


Whilst New Zealand provides a perfect holiday backdrop, Judy actually transformed our holiday from a quick getaway to the most memorable family holiday we have ever had. Up front, Judy really listened to our holiday wish list, managed to get us into our fully-booked hotel (and secured a gorgeous room) pulled together an itinerary that was perfect for us and for the kids – which is no mean feat. Upon arrival in Queenstown, after Judy welcomed us so warmly at the airport, whisked us off to our hotel, and sat us down to go through the itinerary, it became crystal clear that not only did Judy have a local’s knowledge of exactly what to do, she also seemed to have the ‘magic key’ to every activity imaginable. We saw and did things – from horse riding to fishing to hiking to helicoptering to quad bike riding to farm visiting to wine tasting – that would have been impossible without Judy’s intimate knowledge and network. Not only was Judy meticulously organised, she was such a pleasure to spend time with, and the kids loved her. I just wish Judy could organise all our holidays for us...they would be immeasurably better as a result! It really was a magical holiday. We really did love our trip SO much, once again, thank you for making it so magical. I hope to see you again...hopefully in the first half of 2012. 

 Best wishes

Jo ​



I can't thank you enough for recommending Judy McKenzie for the destination

manager for my recent group travel to Queenstown - Her knowledge and love for New

Zealand is very impressive coupled with her incredible people skills, contacts and

overwhelming desire to make sure that everything was perfect, made juggling 50 people

seem like a piece of cake - She went above and beyond to accommodate both group and

individual requests - Everyone in the group loved her - I wish we could clone her and have

Judys all over the world - It certainly would make travel much easier and much more


Best Regards and Thanks Again,

Kathy Denton 



I felt sad to say goodbye. I hardly know you, but you are one of the nicest, most sincere people I've met in a long time who made us feel like friends and not just clients. You truly have a gift - you spoiled us to the extent that all future guides will have to compare to you from here on. Please keep in touch until we see you again one day, ok? Love & hugs,



Because the Lord of the Rings tour overlapped with some of the sights we had already seen, Judy drove us other places instead. 

She was lovely, and it was great having someone drive us around for a private tour. 

We didn't have to worry about finding a bus stop with door to door service, she had bottled water in the car for us, etc.


Jenn and Tony 


Just a quick note because think it is worth mentioning, Judy our a&k rep in queenstown has been fabulous thusfar. 
Very informative on the personal drive to the hotel from the airport and extremely helpful and attentive during our stay so far.

Cory & Stephanie


Judy, We wanted to thank you again for our wonderful day last week in Queenstown. All of us talked about how much we enjoyed our time with you and how lucky we were that Donna suggested we spend the day with you. 
The girls rated our trip to New Zealand as their most favorite and I know our time with you had much to do with it.

Kevin, MJ and Addie


We really enjoyed Judy, she was an incredible source of information. She took us to Arrowtown and Glenorchy and Jerry so enjoyed seeing the LOR locations. She seems to have incredible energy. 

Debby Henslee



We're having a great time. Thanks for your call. Spent the day with Judy yesterday - she's amazing! Off to Fox Glacier now.


Kevin Gralen



Lauren Badcock returned her post trip questionnaire and gave everyone except euorpcar nelson an excellent
she especially gave judy saying she is truly the best tour guide ever.
Thanks judy for always taking care of our clients.
The New York chapter of Pacific Area Travel agents is collecting funds for
our Phillipines chapter to help those hit by the storm.

Donna Thomas CTC
New Zealand Travel Inc./Aussie Travel


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