Our Story

Kia ora, Bonjour, and thank you for stopping by! You’re not your average tourist – you’re adventurous and curious. Well, you’ve come to the right place! Antipodes Travel is a unique Dunedin-based boutique travel company with a touch of French flair.

Founded in 2004 by Sandrine & Yoann, Antipodes Travel takes pride in curating extraordinary experiences in Aotearoa New Zealand for both English and French-speaking travelers. From walking tours and wildlife weddings to photography workshops and personalized guided tours, we specialize in creating memories that will last a lifetime.


Our Journey Through Time

Our journey began with a deep love for Aotearoa, the Land of the Long White Cloud, when we made it our home in 2002. Yoann hails from Brittany, while Sandrine comes from the French Alps. Together, we bring extensive experience in tourism and a shared passion for the mesmerizing landscapes and vibrant culture of Aotearoa. We weren’t born in New Zealand, but it has become our heart and soul.

Our journey has been an exciting evolution! In the beginning, back in 2004, we exclusively catered to French-speaking clients, crafting dream holidays in New Zealand and Australia. Then, the pandemic hit, and our borders closed for over two years. It was during this challenging time that we decided to expand our offerings to the local English-speaking market, offering unique tours that allowed them to practice their French while discovering their own backyard.

The pandemic prompted us to explore new horizons and connect with our local community in ways we hadn’t before. Today, we proudly offer one-of-a-kind local tours in Dunedin and the surrounding region, designed and led by locals with deep roots in France. Our tours are truly unique because they blend local Kiwi knowledge with that special “je ne sais quoi” from our French heritage.


What Makes Us Unique?

At Antipodes Travel, we’re not just about selling tours; we craft immersive journeys that resonate with the very essence of New Zealand.

Our commitment to small-group travel ensures an intimate and personalised adventure that allows you to fully immerse yourself in our region.

Join us, and you’ll uncover handpicked itineraries that reflect the best of Dunedin and the wider South Island landscape. Whether you’re wandering through the historic streets of Dunedin, discovering the nature wonders of the Otago Peninsula, taking a Photography Class with Yoann, getting married under the watchful eye of the Royal Albatross, or indulging in local cuisine and wine, our tailor-made tours offer a rich tapestry of local experiences, all guided by locals with a French flair.

Join us on a journey that’s as unique as you are.


Sustainability and Local Collaboration: Our Core Values

We are not perfect, and we know that traveling to New Zealand may not be entirely environmentally friendly, but we are trying hard to minimize our environmental impact.

We collaborate with local businesses that share our values, ensuring that every aspect of your journey supports the local community and respects the environment. From eco-friendly accommodations to mindful travel practices, we aim to leave a positive footprint wherever we go.

By working with local businesses, we not only contribute to the economic well-being of our community but also provide you with authentic experiences that you won’t find elsewhere. Our partnerships with local artisans, chefs, and guides mean that you’ll get a taste of genuine Kiwi culture while enjoying the added flair of our French heritage.

It’s not just about the destinations; it’s about the people and places that make them special. With Antipodes Travel, you’ll not only explore Aotearoa; you’ll become a part of its story.


Why Choose Antipodes Travel?

Local Expertise: We’re locals, and we’re excited to show you the hidden gems and local secrets.

Established Company: Since 2004, we provide personalised tours in Dunedin as well as throughout New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands.

Bilingual Experience: We speak both English and French.

Sustainability: We’re committed to preserving the natural beauty of New Zealand. Our tours are eco-conscious and support local communities.

Small Groups: Traveling in small groups ensures a more authentic, personal experience.

Customisation: Looking for something unique? We can tailor-made a journey just for you. In Dunedin, or the wider South Island, or the North Island of New Zealand, or in Australia, New Caledonia, French Polynesia… To Mars? Not yet!

Click below if you want to see what we offer to our French speaking guests all around New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands.

Meet The Team











Get In Touch!

+64 (0)3 477 33 00

Capitol Building
67 Princes Street
PO Box 265
Dunedin 9016
New Zealand