As soon as we spent fifteen minutes with Matt, our tour guide, we knew we were in good hands. New Zealand is a fabulous country and we were delighted to have spent the three weeks seeing as much as possible. Couldn't imagine doing it in less time. Accommodations were great and the various places we stopped for lunch or dinner were always excellent. We hiked, biked and kayaked and couldn't get enough of the outdoors. The scenery speaks for itself, but Matt added his vast knowledge of the history and culture and really made it all come alive. The others on the tour were fun to be with and Matt "handled" us well. Well worth the trip half way around the world.