New Zealand Touring
Come and tour New Zealand with us and allow us to take you to the best scenic places and show you the best attractions to enjoy while your here,on your dream trip to New Zealand.Let us create you an itinerary that showcases the best of our country from genuine local knowledge with born and bred kiwi drivers who are passionate about giving you the best experience you can have while your visiting us in the time you have available.
We specialise in small group touring, offering a driver/guide and discreet comfortable vehicle exclusively for your own group.(from just 2 people up to 14 passengers per vehicle)
All our drivers are police checked fully licensed mature aged New Zealanders 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.
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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,as well as some beautiful quieter spots that our experience and local knowledge can take you to see,that the larger tour bus company tours either cant get into or dont know exist.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 (although this option is more expensive) 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.
Our fixed price includes our driver/guide and his accommodation and meals costs and all costs for the vehicle including fuel and insurance, and includes all taxes.We use various vehicles depending on numbers of passengers,so our price depends on which vehicle we require for your sized group.
Hyundai Santa Fe Elite,or Toyota Highlander SUV vehicles are normally used for just 2 or 3 passengers for comfortable touring,and larger vans including Mercedes Sprinter or Valante, Ford Transit and Hyundai I Max vans are used for bigger groups of 4 people and more.
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,so your luggage has to fit in the rear cargo area of the van itself.Laundry facilities are available in most accommodation options throughout New Zealand.
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
All our tours are individually designed to suit your groups time frame,level of fitness and ability to walk the odd small scenic trail to view sites, and requests if any,we dont just do the same old bus tour route. (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 around New Zealand and once price is agreed upon we 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.)
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 email stating where you arrive and depart from and what time,and how many are in your group and let us price you a tour to best suit your timeframe including both islands or just one island,and let us take the stress out of driving while you relax and enjoy seeing the best New Zealand has to offer with a locals knowledge of where to show you.
CRUISE SHIP EXCURSIONS
We provide day excursions from the following ports,or we do multiple port excursions where we meet you at each port (both islands)and provide you shore excursions in each port of your cruise just exclusively for your group not shared with other passengers.
We work out of Auckland,Tauranga,Wellington,Picton,Nelson,Lyttleton for these day excursions,or if you live on the boat and would like to come and see some different parts of New Zealand then re join the boat 3 or 5 days later at another port,we can provide the itinerary and service to do this for you.(we can re join the boat at any port around NZ for these jobs,but just the 6 ports mentioned for actual day excursions.)
AUCKLAND TO ROTORUA 1 AND 2 NIGHT TOURS
We collect you from your accommodation at 10.15am in Auckland and take you to Waitomo Caves for the standard caves tour,then we show you one of New Zealands best waterfalls Marokopa Falls before continuing onto Rotorua arriving in evening.
The next day 9am start we visit Te Puia where you can see a maori cultural performance and haka as well as New Zealands highest spurting geyser,and traditional maori art and crafts being made,OR you can choose to instead visit Wai O Tapu geothermal park which has amazing colours coming from the earth,and bubbling mud pools that will amaze you.
After a snack in the cafe of whichever attraction you chose we move on to the Redwoods Tree Walk then finally the Gondola and luge ride,before returning back to your Auckland accommodation point arriving that evening.
If staying 2 nights we also call into The Agrodome farm show the next morning then to Hobbiton for the standard 2 hour tour on return trip back to Auckland on day 3, again arriving back early evening.We also have time to show you some other scenic places around Rotorua on the longer 2 nights trip,that we dont have time for on the 1 night tour.
These tours are again just for your own exclusive group,you are not sharing the vehicle with strangers,and are priced depending on passenger numbers in your group.
We can provide a quote for vehicle/driver and 3 .5 star motel accommodation,or you can arrange your own preferred level of accommodation in Rotorua.
All entry fees to attractions visited are your own additional cost. We can also customise the itinerary on application subject to time it requires, if you prefer to visit something that differs from our usual attractions mentioned.(we usually pre book the attractions that require specified times and on charge you for them,to ensure we all get in at the required time. For the others you simply pay as we arrive at them.)
Contact us for a quote for your group/couples tour for a short break and experience of Rotorua and Waitomo from Auckland and back.
Auckland Scenic Highlights Day Tour
This tour is a full day aprox 7.5 hours including time for you to have a snack at the Viaduct basin,and we pick you up from your accommodation and return you to it afterwards (10.15am-5.45pm) so you do have time to have a good breakfast before we pick you up,and again the vehicle is just for your own exclusive group for the day not shared with strangers.
You will be shown the must see city sights such as Michael Joseph Savage memorial,Mission Bay,The Domain and Wintergardens,Mt Eden and the volcanic crater,The Harbour Bridge,The Viaduct Harbour basin where you will be given time for you to eat a late lunch or afternoon snack,(as its aprox 2pm when we get to this point of the tour),then we head out to the iconic Piha surf Beach in the Waitakere ranges,or Muriwai beach and the gannet colony in season before returning you back to your accommodation.
Price depends on passenger numbers in your group,as to which vehicle is required.
Contact us today for a quote for your group/couples day tour around Aucklands highlights.