About Us

   Kim Hayward           Ann Hayward           Arthur

Kim Hayward

Kim has a passion for taking people on exciting and informative tours. He started Iconic Tours NZ Ltd. in 2010 and as the owner and manager, has developed a strong philosophy behind the business. This is to identify and show people the very best places to visit in Dunedin and the wider South Island. To build up a great knowledge of history and culture so people taking Iconic Tours can share in this local knowledge and have a more enriching experience.

Kim has many years experience as a tour bus driver and wildlife guide. During this time he had the privilege of exploring some of the more remote areas of the South Island. Kim has worked overseas in the motel sector and managed a rental vehicle agency for a nation-wide company. He has also worked with people with disabilities.

Kim has a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and a Post Graduate Diploma in Tourism from the University of Otago.

Other qualifications: NZ Passenger Transport Operator's Licence, Class 2 Drivers Licence with Passenger Endorsement, First Aid Certificate

Kim is always ready to discuss your perfect private day trip, multi-day tour or just schedule in your next airport transfer. Call any time to speak to Kim - ph. 027 278 5765.

Ann Hayward

Ann brings a streak of sunshine to Iconic Tours. Her easy going nature, enthusiastic personality and positive outlook will create a smoothly run tour with plenty of laughs to go around. Ann is also a fully qualified tour driver with passenger endorsement. She has previous experience as a rental agency manager, manager of Penguin Place Backpackers. As former school receptionist and carer for people with intellectual disabilities, this provides her with great organisational skills.

Ann was born and grew up in the city of Christchurch but was encouraged by Kim to come visit Dunedin. After a short time Ann came to live in the town of Harwood near the end of the Otago Peninsula. Ann and Kim are now married and live near Port Chalmers looking out over the harbour to the Otago Peninsula.
Over the last 10 years Ann has been working in the local tourism industry, managing a backpackers and running a rental car business. Ann has also had experience working in New Zealand's wine industry and she enjoys presenting at wine appreciation meetings.

Ann is also available to take your booking or inquiry. Call anytime to speak to Ann - ph. 027 678 5865


Arthur began Arthurs Tours 20 years ago in order to help people see Dunedin's many great attractions in a time frame that suited them. Arthur has become a bit of a legend amongst Dunedin tourism operators by helping to expand their customer base, bringing in the late-comers and by promoting the city's great attractions to travel agents based up in Auckland. People who arrived in Dunedin too late to get on the regular tours used to miss out on visiting the Albatross Colony and Yellow Eyed Penguins. Arthur was able to take them on tour when other companies wouldn't or couldn't do it.

Arthur's Tours is well-known for interesting tours with commentary full of facts, figures and stories.  Arthur took people on half-day, full-day and multi-day private tours in Dunedin and Otago as well as all over the South Island. Arthur's loyal service to providing tours and transport when and where ever it was needed became the Arthur's Tours trademark. Iconic Tours will continue to provide that unique top level service that Arthur has become known for as well as adding even more variety to the tour options available in Dunedin and around the South Island.