About Us

Can New Zealand Tours

Who We Are

CanNZ Tours is my tour service business. I have over 30 years’ experience in providing memorable journeys in and around Christchurch & New Zealand. I cater to the needs of the Independent Traveller, wishing to see more of the Christchurch and Canterbury region, through flexible and unique tours. I can conduct my tours in English or Japanese. We offer a home stay, so enjoy an overnight with us to experience life as a Kiwi Local and give you more flexibility if you wish to go stay in the mountains ! It rains 5 or 6 times more on the Southern Alps so best to go to the West Coast or mountains when the weather is good. We create scrumptious picnic baskets for our trips, made with fresh produce much of it harvested in our organic garden and glasshouse .

Why Book with me

• Personalised handcrafted tours
• Flexible and tailormade itineraries
• Friendly, local tour guide
• Professional advice and service
• Outstanding TripAdvisor reviews

Receive a Warm Welcome on Arrival

Keiko and I love hosting guests in our home and cooking delicious meals to enjoy with our guests. You can look forward to authentic local and international cuisine, as Keiko is a licenced Chef from Japan. We grow beautiful vegetables in our organic garden and glasshouse and have a range of fruit trees.

I am semi retired now but so love my job I plan to carry on at a more lesiurely pace. On our days off, you can find us playing tennis, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, vegetable gardening and cooking.

Your Experienced Local Guide in New Zealand

My name is Craig Rome, a 68-year-old Scottish-born Kiwi. I’m fluent in English and Japanese. In my younger years, was raised on a farm in Gretna Green Scotland, went to high school in Edinburgh and graduated from The West of Scotland Agricultural College.

I migrated to New Zealand in 1977, to manage dairy farms and subsequently worked in hotels. I owned a homestyle coffee shop & bakery in Christchurch. Upon selling my business, we travelled to Japan with my young family, to learn the language and work as an English teacher in “Kyoai Gakuen”, a Private Girls High School in Maebashi.
Upon returning to Christchurch in 1993, I began guiding guests for large Japanese Travel Companies. I slowly began to establish my own business offering more relaxed and tailor-made itineraries.

My greatest joy is combining the interests of my guests. I can create any customised itinerary to suit the wishes of my traveling group. Our itineraries allow us a degree of flexibility, to make the best use of the weather.

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Take a look at popular tours such as the Tranz Alpine Train Day Tour or the Aoraki Mount Cook Tour. Feel free to suggest your own tailor-made experiences. Let us help you to organise a memorable trip, you will find hard to forget!

Read my reviews to hear what others have to say about my tours. Contact us by dropping a mail on info@cannztours.com