Who is Maossie?
We are a family-owned company based in Christchurch who know how to look after our guests really well. The term "Maossie" is a fun-play on "Maori" and Aussie", which is our proud heritage.
We pride ourselves on giving guests the best possible experience
We know where the best places are in the Canterbury region to visit and for photos, plus we'll make sure you get there safely. We really love meeting people from other cultures and sharing experiences, and look forward to getting to know you.
Our luxury Mercedes-Benz bus will get to places many larger coaches are unable to, plus, as we're both musicians don't be surprised if you find yourself singing along to a waiata (song) along the way!
We're not your average tour guides!
Nicole has been a jazz vocalist & musician most of her life: she is passionate about arts-based community development, social inclusion, sharing stories, and nurturing the artistic talent & identity of the next generation. Currently vocalist for the Ellesmere Big Band (who have a 120-year-old history), Nicole writes, records and performs original gospel music.
On the other hand Gary is a fully qualified and accredited farm / rural adviser and economist with a distinguished academic career: But he is hardly technical and boring - rather, lively and entertaining delivering "informed fun"! Gary loves meeting people from different cultures, and thinks he has the best job anyone could wish for!
Whether gold panning, having lunch in a high country shearing shed, or enjoying a New Zealand waiata and folk songs accompanied on harp and guitar, your experiences with Gary and Nicole hold promise to be extremely memorable and very special!
We love adventure and having fun!
Like the photos on this page show, we share your love of adventure whether that be caving, rafting, tramping, snow skiing, horse riding, or climbing mountains. Most importantly of all, your enjoyment and safety is our business, and is one of the few things we treat seriously!
Maossie Tours supports the Hope Project for New Zealand
#1 Rated tour operator
Consistently rated #1 by TripAdvisor for Sightseeing and Nature & Wildlife Tours in Christchurch.
Travel in luxury transport
Our luxury Mercedes-Benz provides ample leg room, panoramic viewing, and free onboard WIFI.
Discounts for groups
Discounts are available for groups of three or more. View your preferred tour or get in touch for more information.