To a land of visionaries, creative thinkers, innovators and entrepreneurs

For a small nation, New Zealand has more than our fair share of internationally recognised artists, designers, chefs, winemakers, musicians and thinkers.

Two of the world’s best sculpture parks – Gibbs Farm and Connells Bay – are located within the Auckland region. Fashion designers continue to export cutting edge designs to the world from their workrooms in New Zealand. Our Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc wines are recognised globally as amongst the best in the world. And several New Zealand arts festivals and events (such as the magnificent World of Wearable Art awards in Wellington) attract global participants and audiences every year.

Our nation was built on courage and creativity

From the Maori (who began to settle here around 1,000 years ago) to the Chinese and Europeans (who began to land ashore in the late 1700’s), to the many other cultural groups who’ve arrived in more recent times, there has been a dedication not just to survive, but to thrive. Our forebears worked with passion and creativity, in virtual isolation, to set the stage for the fresh, inspiring culture we now enjoy in New Zealand.

Allow us to introduce you to the arts & culture of New Zealand

Our full day and half day private tour options in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin include some of the best creative venues and experiences in New Zealand, guided by mature professionals.

Customised tours are a popular choice for conference and incentive groups, and partner programmes.

Small group NZ touring options will soon be available for private couples, small groups, special interest groups and incentive groups to book – perfect for arts & culture lovers and those interested in immersive travel experiences. Launching April 2024. Register your interest today.

Planning your holiday in New Zealand

New Zealand is famous around the world for spectacular scenery, pristine natural environments, and friendly people. But there are lots of other reasons to get excited about vacationing here! Whether you want to meet local artists and artisans, get off the beaten track or discover the finest food and wine producers in the country, we’re here to help.

Talk to us if you want to go beyond the ‘top ten on Tripadvisor’

Our team is widely travelled and have first-hand experience of a wide range of accommodation, activities and attractions throughout New Zealand. Including many options that are difficult to find online from abroad but offer visitors a wonderful experience.

We put our clients first and foremost, offering advice to suit your needs, no matter how boutique or specialised your interests are.

The advice we provide our clients is unbiased as we are not reliant on commissions paid by tourism businesses for us to recommend their products and services. Our service is paid for by you, so you’ll get exactly what you’re looking for – local expertise and in-depth unbiased advice. Get started with our online questionnaire to get the ball rolling!

our commitment to sustainability

We’re committed to operating our business in a way that treats the environment and the people we work with in a respectful manner. We strongly believe in focusing on the long-term implications of our actions today to help the planet and those we share it with. We aim to think beyond short term gains that may be detrimental to the environment and the community. We encourage everyone we work with to do the same, including our customers.

Fine Art Tours NZ is gold certified by Tourism New Zealand’s Qualmark whose Sustainable Tourism Business Criteria are recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council for being equivalent to the GSTC Industry Criteria. 

We actively encourage our clients to follow the Tiaki promise when travelling in Aotearoa New Zealand.