But it sounds like the star is serious about a relocation.
“He already has people scouting for incredible home rentals in the South Island wilderness,” the source told RadarOnline.com.
“But the caveat is it must be near a private airport or a chopper pad, because he wants to be able to get to the fancy new Scientology centre up in Auckland.”
“Tom no longer has a home base on the West Coast of America anymore, and he has been dividing his time between Scientology addresses and hotels instead,” the source told Radar.
“He’s looking forward to putting down roots somewhere beautiful for a while.”
The news of Tom's move comes after reports that he hardly sees his daughter, Suri.
Dawson's Creek star Katie Holmes split with Cruise in 2012 after six years of marriage.
Suri lives with her mum in New York, who is currently dating American singer and actor Jamie Foxx.