New Zealand Touring
We specialise in small group touring, offering a driver/guide and discreet comfortable vehicle exclusively for your own group.
All our drivers are born and bred New Zealanders in their forties or fifties with extensive driving experience on NZ roads,and with a passion for showing visitors the beauty and best scenic spots and attractions on offer,we do our best to ensure your once in a lifetime trip to New Zealand is a fantastic experience and something you will remember forever.
(view our facebook page from the link at bottom of this page to view photos and posts from our recent tours,or view the gallery images here,and check out our reviews on the trip advisor page link.) A sample tour is shown further down on this page.
We meet you on arrival at any airport in New Zealand, or other location you choose, and we drive you around New Zealand or just one island, showing you all the best attractions and excursions along the way.Our same driver will be with you for your entire trip,you wont be passed on to different drivers in different regions.
You can decide the length of time you have available for your travel, and we will design a tour itinerary to suit your time frame. You can start and finish your road trip in different cities and fly back to your city of departure if you wish or you can travel back to your starting city with us if you choose.
We suggest that you will need to allow a minimum of 13 nights accommodation if you wish to experience the whole country (both islands) on a full road trip with us, and have time to enjoy the attractions on the journey. If you don’t have that long then we suggest you just visit one island during your road trip, or fly between the islands and back again and let us arrange vehicles in both islands to take you in, otherwise you just wont have time to do much other than drive if you try to do both islands in less time.
Tour costs depend on the number of passengers in your group. Our fixed price includes our driver/guide and his accommodation costs and all costs for the vehicle, and includes all taxes.We use various vehicles depending on numbers of passengers.
Overnight Tours start from $895 NZD per day for a vehicle and driver.These vehicles are suited to 2 or 3 passengers for comfortable touring. We use larger vans including Mercedes Sprinter or Valante vans,Ford Transit vans,and Hyundai I Max vans for bigger groups and can quote you on application.
You will have the services of our driver/guide available to you all day, subject to New Zealand law for driver rest time requirements.
Not included are your own accommodation costs, your meals and refreshments, your excursions or entry fees to attractions or your spending money.
Luggage carrying is limited to 1 suitcase and 1 small carry on bag or purse per person, as we don’t use trailers or roof boxes on our vehicles.Laundry facilities are available in most accommodation options we find on the tour.
If you have children aged 7 years or younger travelling then New Zealand law requires a booster seat or baby seat be used. Please advise us of this at the time of your enquiry as we will have to supply a seat to suit your child’s height and age.
Private and discreet
Professional, private and discreet our vehicles do not have sign writing on them and are booked for your exclusive use, not shared with other passengers.
Start or End your tour in any location
We can customise a tour entirely to suit your time frame and can begin and end the tour wherever you choose throughout New Zealand. (you don’t have to end in the same city you started in.)
Work to your itinerary or ours
We can provide an itinerary for you that best suits your timeframe you have available for your tour and will recommend the best suited towns or cities for overnight stops allowing you to book your own desired level of accommodation in those locations.Or if you have pre booked your accommodation we will design a tour itinerary to work in with your accommodation stops.
Our driver/guide will ensure you are taken to as many must see excursions during your tour with us as possible, and depending on your requirements we may pre book some. (such as helicopter flights or boat cruises or entry to some larger attractions.)
A SAMPLE TOUR (16 nights of New Zealand follows.)
Day 1 Arrive in Auckland.Transfer you to hotel from airport.Afternoon visit to Piha beach and Waitakere Ranges, or various central Auckland sites followed by evening dinner at Viaduct Harbour and return to hotel.
Day 2 Private water taxi to Waiheke Island,private vehicle tour of the island and a winery for lunch and return water taxi to Auckland.Visit to Sky Tower and Mission Bay,and hotel return.
Day 3 Travel to Paihia in Bay of Islands,visit Waitangi,KeriKeri for a kiwi in their natural environment tour/hunt that evening on an eco island,then back to Paihia for night.
Day 4 Hole in the Rock cruise from Paihia,visit Russell by ferry then return to Auckland for evening accommodation,dinner.
Day 5 Travel to Waitomo Caves and nearby Marokopa Waterfall before heading to Rotorua for the evening.
Day 6 Rotorua and the geothermal attractions,visit Blue Lake,The buried village,or choose what you like to do in this area.From zip lining tours to gondola and luge rides to Zorb balls,or animal farm shows its all available to enjoy here today.
Day 7 Travel to Lake Taupo,Huka Falls and travel onto Napier the art deco capital of New Zealand sample some wine tasting before dining this evening.
Day 8 Travel to Wellington New Zealands capital city and visit Te Papa National Museum and other city sites,and enjoy dining out in central city restraunts and bars.
Day 9 Catch an early morning ferry to Picton and commence our South Island leg of your tour.Visit Marlborough wineries before heading to Nelson and spending the evening there.
Day 10 Visit the Abel Tasman National Park,with boat excursion,possible short hike,kayak or simply stay on the boat and view from the sea.Return for evening dining in Nelson city.
Day 11 Visit Nelsons World of Wearable Arts museum before heading off to the wild west coast including Punakaiki pancake rocks,Hokitika Gorge and stopping the night in Hokitika.
Day 12 Hokitika morning shopping or browsing the greenstone jade carvers at work here is interesting viewing before heading to Franz Joseph Glacier,and an afternoon helicopter ride up onto glacier with ice landing and a viewing of the kiwis in the breeding complex wildlife centre in town are worth viewing before evening in Franz Joseph.
Day 13 Visit Lake Matheson,Ships Creek,and Blue Pools on the stunning scenic drive from Franz Joseph to Wanaka today,with night spent in Wanaka.
Day 14 Travel to Mt Cook and enjoy the mountain views close up from the Hermitage cafe,visit the Ed Hillary museum if interested before continuing on to view Lake Tekapo,the church of the good shepherd is a must photo opportunity as is a climb up or drive up to Mt John before returning to Wanaka,or choose to stay the night in Tekapo and take a star gazing night tour in some of the clearest skies for star gazing in the world.
Day 15 Travel to Queenstown from last nights destination.Visit Arrowtown and some of the classic Queenstown attractions today,Shotover jet or rafting,bungee,Gondola,luge,or simply enjoy the browsing in Queenstown.
Day 16 take the fly cruise fly option from Queenstown to Milford Sound.Scenic flight there and back is amazing and the cruise on the sound is another must do.Upon your return in afternoon we take you to Glenorchy for amazing scenery and relaxation before heading back to Queenstown for the final night celebration of your tour.
Day 17 depending on your flight time out of Queenstown we will give you a day filler around the area before dropping you off at airport and ending your tour with us.
The above tour with us costs $3215 NZD per person for 6 passengers or $5260 NZD per person for 3 passengers.(includes private water taxi return fares to Waiheke island,and private tour on Waiheke island,includes ferry fare to south island) No other attractions entry fees,food,drink or passengers accommodation costs are included.
Pre-book our service and relax knowing we will be there to meet you on time for your arrival at any airport in New Zealand and begin your journey or take you to your accommodation.
Send us an idea of where you arrive and how long you have and let us price you a tour to suit your groups size,and let us take the stress out of driving while you relax and enjoy your vacation down under.