What can we say about NZ that we haven't already?
It is absolutely fantastic! Oh, wait! We've already said that. Let us give you a bit of detail then.
New Zealand is located in the southern hemisphere, south-east of Australia. We have a total population of less than 5 million people, 15,000 kilometres (9,300 miles) of coastline and a landmass split between two main islands of 268,000 square kilometres (103,500 square miles), of which 32% is protected public land.
New Zealand has earned a global reputation as a world-class destination for wildlife lovers, adventure junkies, photographers, scenic explorers and everyone in between thanks to our low population density, warm hospitality, stunning natural environment and masses of protected land.
Read on for more information about our regions and click on the links to explore the regions in depth!
See More, Do More, Spend Less
Cheeky Kea Tours is experience-driven, and our aim is to showcase New Zealand to the world, one tour at a time.
On our tours you will:
See more, with our bus time kept to an absolute minimum. We want you to spend as much time as possible at the best attractions, including destinations only locals know of;
Do more, we have awesome activities included in our packages. Kayaks, bikes, wine tasting, and a Milford Sound cruise are just a few of the free perks we include;
Spend less, we want you to have the time of your life without compromising on comfort, your wallet or experience. We’ve packed our tours full of fun and excitement, and our prices are still lower than our competitors.
We care about our environment and are 100% committed to becoming leaders in sustainable tourism here in NZ. We are conscious of the effect tourism can have on our landscapes, so we do everything we can to minimise our impact on the environment. Every seat on our tours comes with a complimentary sustainability pack.
A brand with a purpose!
This amazing story started with a simple idea at our favorite spot, Kaikoura.
We created Cheeky Kea because we want to achieve 2 things:
We want to give tourists what they deserve: The best holiday possible without compromising their wallets or comfort;
We want to take care of our beautiful country and keep the environmental impact as low as possible.
We want to leave a mark in the world and we want to do it differently. So be a part of our journey!
Our precious kea is a large, strong-flying, beautiful olive-green parrot with scarlet underwings and a slender grey-black bill.
They are one of three parrot species that evolved in isolation over millions of years, playing an important role as alpine seed distributors and ‘cleaners’ and are highly valued as one of the most intelligent bird species in the world, just like us locals [*cough cough*].
Kea can solve logical puzzles, such as pushing and pulling things in a certain order to get to food and will work together to achieve a certain objective. They even have been filmed preparing and using tools. Amazing, isn't it?!
They are a unique and, sadly, endangered parrot species endemic to the Southern Alps of New Zealand. That's why we've decided that for every seat booked with Cheeky Kea Tours, we'll donate $20 to the Kea Conservation Trust, in support of the incredible work they do towards the preservation of our treasured Kea.