About Us

From small beginnings in Manapouri and Doubtful Sound 60 years ago, today Real Journeys is one of New Zealand’s leading tourism operators, offering quality tourism experiences in Fiordland, Queenstown and Stewart Island.

Les and Olive Hutchins

Sir Les and Lady Olive Hutchins

We feel very proud and privileged to be able to work in such a beautiful environment, and at Real Journeys you’ll work as part of a team focused on providing our visitors with the very best care and service.

Our family business was founded in Fiordland in the 1950’s by tourism and conservation pioneers Les and Olive Hutchins.

Sixty years later, we offer tourism experiences from Stewart Island to Queenstown; including world renowned cruises through Milford and Doubtful Sounds, the Te Anau Glowworm Caves and heritage steamship TSS Earnslaw.

Rated Qualmark Enviro Silver across all our products, Real Journeys is widely regarded as a leader in the New Zealand tourism industry. We have been awarded “Operator of the Year” by the Tourism Export Council (NZ) – more times than any other company.

For us though, the aim is still quite simple – to share the natural heritage and astounding beauty of the region with visitors – just as our founders intended.

Your career or seasonal experience with Real Journeys can be rewarding and enjoyable, you will have plenty of fun and have the opportunity to meet some wonderful people from around the world.