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Pippa Sluis is originally from Devon in England. A wonderful year spent in New Zealand during her gap year before university was the catalyst for her emigration in 2007. She has travelled around many other countries including the USA, Canada, Australia, Fiji, Rarotonga, Samoa, Hawaii, Singapore, Indonesia, Cuba, Thailand, Spain, France, Italy, Brussels, Holland, Greece and Scandinavia.


Since 2007 Pippa has lived in three of the main cities of New Zealand; Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and her family are now enjoying twelves months living on the stunning West Coast of the South Island.  Married (in the beautiful Queenstown) with three children, her passion is still to explore this wonderful and diverse country. Realising that she enjoyed the planning and organising of trips as much as she enjoyed going on them, she decided to start Three Islands NZ. Over the last nine years Pippa has successfully realised people's dreams of a holiday to remember in New Zealand. From three week tours of the two main islands to six month extended stays, it doesn't matter how much time you have, Pippa will get to know you personally and design your dream holiday around your budget and interests. Whether you're looking for adventure, relaxation, nature or a mixture of all three, Pippa has the experience and knowledge to make sure your money is well spent and your time is well used.


Stewart Sluis is from Christchurch, New Zealand. Stewart had the idyllic Kiwi childhood: summers camping and looking for crayfish, barbeques on the beach and water-skiing after school. Now a keen fly-fisherman, hunter, skier, scuba diver, rock climber and kayaker, Stewart is a fount of knowledge for all outdoor experiences in the South Island. Having spent time travelling around the USA and Europe, Stewart knows that there was no place like home and loves being part of a team that helps to showcase his homeland in all its beauty.


Pippa and Stewart have explored nearly every part of the country, from Cape Reinga to Stewart Island. They have;


  • Completed many of the great walks, including Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Abel Tasman and Heaphy Track as well as other well known and popular tramps

  • Kayaked around Abel Tasman, the Coromandel and numerous South Island lakes, rivers and coastlines

  • Snowboarded at most of the major and club ski-fields in both North and South Islands

  • Visited many vineyards in Central Otago, Hawkes Bay, Marlborough and Nelson

  • Competed in adventure races, ocean races and half-ironman’s in both the North and South Islands.

  • Flown to the volcanic White Island off the Bay of Plenty coastline and hiked across it

  • Climbed the volcanic Rangitoto Island

  • Travelled on the Overland train between Auckland and Christchurch (including the InterIslander Ferry)

  • Been whale watching in Kaikoura

  • Swam with dolphins in Akaroa

  • Kayaked on the glacial lake in Mt Cook

  • Hiked Franz Joseph glacier

  • Sailed around the Bay of Islands

  • Followed the America's Cup Race in the Hauraki gulf

  • Biked the Central Otago Rail Trail

  • Explored glow worm caves at Waitomo and along the West Coast

  • Sailed on Erroll Flynn's boat across Lake Taupo to the Maori rock carvings

  • Fly fished for trout on nearly every lake in the South Island

  • Cruised on Milford sound

  • Been thrill-seeking in Queenstown and Rotorua

  • Holidayed on Waiheke Island every summer

  • Spent time getting to know the cities of Wellington, Nelson and Napier

  • Horse-ridden in Lord of the Rings country

  • Cruised around the Marlborough Sounds

  • Surfed at Piha and Muriwai, Gisbourne, Sumner and Raglan

  • Explored every beach that Dunedin and Otago Peninsula have to offer, viewed the penguins, albatrosses and sea lions and travelled on the Taieri Gorge railway

  • Spent many weekends in Akaroa, Hanmer Springs, the Catlins, Tekapo, Wanaka, Cromwell, the Waitakere ranges, Northland, Mount Maunganui, Moeraki and the Coromandel

  • Witnessed cultural shows designed for both visitors and the locals

  • Snorkeled at Goat Island Marine Reserve

  • Scuba dived in the Marlborough Sounds, Canterbury and Te Waikoropupu Springs in Golden Bay

  • Mountain biked on numerous tracks around the country

And much, much more...