This may not sound like the regular 'testimonials' but we were all impressed by your enthusiasm and your thoughtfulness (in avoiding the crowds) you put into when arranging our program. It was such a great and fulfilling day (and night) -- Maori show and Hangi, geysers and geothermal activities, beautiful lake, kiwis, nice lunch, nice farm (I like the little ponies!) and an exciting Luge ride!! - All packed within 11 hours! We certainly couldn't have done it should we go by ourselves! And the beautiful sunny weather helped added the perfect touch!!
Peter Chiu, Product Marketing, Asia Hong Kong, ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
"Veronika loves & understands New Zealand. She also understands her clients' needs well. Individually these two qualities are strong enough. But put together as a combination, Veronika gave us an outstanding holiday through all of New Zealand that was flexible, personalized and unforgettable. Her ideas of not just visiting the key cities, of staying in genuine NZ B & Bs, of getting to know the real country & people, of changing plans to fit the weather etc. helped us enormously. We have no hesitation in recommending Aroha Tours if you'd like to visit New Zealand"—
The Krishnan family, Bangalore, India
Before I started to deal with you, I sent a few quotations to different tour operators in N.Z. I was a little sdisapointed from all the respond bespond beside yours. You perent your company very professionally and very appealing. You were the only one that gave me an answer the next day. I promise you I will highly recommend your company.
Drora Katz, Fox Travel NJ, US
I cannot get the visions of your beautiful country out of my head..but that is a good thing. I really hope I can bring my hsuband there soemday.
Judge.R Weisgerber, Canada
Thank you for making our visit & NZ so personal
and so memorable. Your flexible and accommodating approach has meant that we have had the
of everything. We feel that we have gained a friend on our travels highly recommend the
personal approach to touring!
With grateful thanks
Sally Ann Evans
We would like to say thanks for the very well organized tour and
for the personal engagement of yours.
We definitely will recommend your business to all our friends!
With best regards
Juergen Ohlinger - CEO Ohlinger Germany
Hon Dr Michael Cullen
Minister of Finance
I have just returned from Sydney Australia.
I would like to thank you for the wonderful trip you organized for us, it was exactly what
we wanted and Roy was the best guide possible. He was like the fairy who can make true all
our wishes. We enjoyed very much the trip with him. The accommodations were a nice
surprise every day.
I hope to be able to come back again in a year and a half at Christmas, to do the South
island with my husband and two kids.
Could you also send me the email of Trudy and Roy.
Thank you again
Time flies ; it's been two months already since we left NZ and continued
our journey to French Polynesia and Easter Island before flying back to
via Spain. What a great trip we've had and our stay in NZ was the highlight
of our vacation thanks to your great guiding. We hope you are well and that
your move to Taupo was successfull. What a lovely place that is ! We are
still dreaming of that wonderful fishing morning we spent on the lake. We
hope that plenty of tourists are keeping you busy , not that we like to see
you tired, but we wish your business continues to do well and that when we
return to NZ we can still rely on your professional organization and your
friendly guiding which we keep recommending to relatives and friends. Next
time you come to Europe, make sure you drop us a line.
Warm greetings from Geneva,
Serge and Maribel Borloz.
Thank you so much for sharing your beloved North Island with us and for making sure we saw
all the "right places". We will long remember our wonderful time together and
all the beauty we experienced. Good luck with your future wherever that may lead you.
With sincere appreciation
Keith + Helen Black
Hope you are fine, I am Shard Cached, son of Bharal Cheddar, my mother and father are
fine, but not out of jet leg yet. I would like to say thanks to you for making them have a
wonderful time. They really enjoyed your company out there and my father is very impressed
with you. Thank you once again and god bless you.
Bharal Cached and family
Sehr geehrte Frau Wasel,
vielen Dank fur die interessanten und inhaltsreichen Gespraeche, die grossartige
Unterstuetzung and das schoene Geschenk.
Mit herzlichen Grussen
How can I thank you enough? Given my hectic schedule, I had barely enough time to book
flights and a hotel for my first days in NZ. The 10 day travel itinerary you put together
in just a few hours was superb! It was so nice not to have to worry about logistics while
in NZ so that I could really relax and enjoy my visit. You showed me so many great sights
- the Vineyards, the beaches, the Maoris, mountains, thermal pools, while introducing me
to great people. As Arnold says.."I'll be back!"
Anne Rathbun Coleman
Managing Director, Sr. Vice President
While my wife and I and our two traveling
companions, the Andersons, were in Auckland for four days at the end of our Princess
Australia & New Zealand cruise, we had the good fortune and the great pleasure of
meeting Veronika Wasel.
We engaged Veronika to take us to explore
the Rotorua Maori and thermal areas. What a delight that trip was! She took us where we
wanted to go, but also to places she thought we ought to go, thereby enriching our
experience and knowledge even more that we had expected. We found Veronika to have much
information, which she was happy to share in her interesting and pleasant way. The day
ended far too soon; we would have enjoyed traveling more with her.
Because of her, we have resolved to visit
New Zealand again. When we do so, we will make every effort to travel with Veronika.
Warm regards, Veronika. We do hope to
travel with you again.
A short note to let you know
that we have arrived home safely but are still wrestling with the time zone-body clock
changes. We enjoyed meeting you.
We wish you much success with
your professional career and your personal life.
Many thanks for the trip to Rotorua/Taupo today. It was most enjoyable and we
learned, did and saw things that we have not previously experienced. We were
all impressed with your historical knowledge of New Zealand and its people. Best of
luck with your venture and we will support wherever we can.
Best regards, Jim Bruford
New Zealand Bloodstock Ltd
Our thanks and congratulations to you for the excellent service provided recently for our
Worldwide Chairman of the Board's visit to Auckland.
This was a great way for the group to travel and to see the sights of Auckland. we
appreciated the way you were able to personalize the programme to suit the clients
We look forward to using Aroha Tours in the future.
Chief Executive Officer
Nestle New Zealand Ltd.
this is a brief note to express
my appreciation for the services you have provided to me. Our overseas visitors were very
positive about the tours with you. Your experience of the NZ market, and your unique
perspective, means that you are really attuned to the needs of the market.
Director of Business Development
Ernst & Young
I would like to take this opportunity
to thank Aroha New Zealand Tours for organising my holiday in New Zealand. Aroha NZ Tours
/ Veronika Wasel was an excellent choice as a tour guide and gave me
a great way to see this country. I have personally used your travel services in two
different occasions, one for an awesome fishing trip and the other was for a hiking and
sightseeing tour in the North Island. I was very satisfied and I know I could have not
done as well on my own.
Nevada City,California. U.S.A
Just a short note to say Thanks!! As far as tours go yours has been one of the best I've
been on yet! Veronika Wasel was truly professional as my guide. Her knowledge of N.Z. and
its culture kept me entertained throughout our trip.
We had a good trip home. All pretty tired by the time we arrived back in the Bay of
Plenty. It was a fabulous weekend and thanks for your help with our fishing trip. If it
weren't for your help we would not have been having any trout for an entree.
The Team at Matariki Wines
We arrived home safety and without an incident. Thank you so much again for the
supreme effort of looking after us. We will always recommend your company to all our
It was truly our dream holiday and exceeded all our expectations.
We thank you so much for your arrangements. If you were in Germany right now, we
would celebrate with a glass of champagne, instead we left with a black
"Thanks" on white paper.
Brigitte from Schwerin in
Gerda Rostock in Germany
To whom it may concern:
This letter is a wholehearted endorsement of Veronika Wasel of Aroha New Zealand Tours
Ltd. Our family of three has recently returned from our first trip to New Zealand. We had
hired Veronika through the internet and couldnt have been more pleased. I had been
in contact with other tour operators before finding Veronika and felt that from our
initial communication she listened to our goals and dreams and created a trip that fit our
needs completely. We spent 10 days in New Zealand with Veronika. I must admit that we were
hesitant initially to spend all of our time with a stranger, but Veronika, who is an
excellent communicator, put us at ease immediately. Throughout our touring, she
instinctively understood what we needed; time alone as a family, food, change of
accommodation etc. Veronika was organized, personable and should we travel to New Zealand
again, we would not hesitate to hire her again.
We wish you good travels!
Myra Glassman PhD, San Diego California
Our family recently took a 2 week vacation to New Zealand (5 adults). We
decided to do a private tour with Aroha New Zealand Tours
(www.arohatours.com)after Veronika Wasel (the owner) sent us some fabulous
itineraries and options.
I highly recommend the private tour option which gives you flexibility in
where you are travelling each day and what you see, and you are not being
shuttled with lots of other tourists. On the contrary with the exception
of Rotorua and parts of Queenstown we rarely were with other tourists or
had to wait for others to take a picture etc. We felt like New Zealand was
our country to discover and we were seeing all the private getaways and
insiders paradise!We had the opportunity to just stop by the side of the
road and take a small walk through forest or up to a waterfall whenever we
wanted. We would get picnic lunches and eat by the side of a stream, or go
out for a large New Zealand burger!
We toured the North and the South Island making stops in Auckland,
Coromandel Peninsula, Rotorua, Lake Taupo, Rangitiki River, Wellington,
Hamner Springs, Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown, Dart River, Milford
Sound, Lake Tekapo, Akarao and Christchurch. For the most part we stayed
in New Zealand versions of Bed and Breakfasts which are really like your
own personal suites in someones house, with your own modern bathrooms and
televisions and sometimes game rooms (pool, games etc). They all serve
huge breakfasts! The people we met were fantastic and almost all of them
were friends of Veronika Wasel's with high standards of service and
emphasis on all of us having a great time.
It was truly an amazing vacation and the most beautiful country we have
ever visited. The country is gorgeous but the people who live there are
extremely warm and friendly, and for us we were lucky to have a wonderful
tour guide who showcased the best of New Zealand. Kia Ora!