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 around New Zealand.Our born and bred experienced New Zealand drivers will show you around in luxury 12 seater Mercedes Sprinter vans or late model suv vehicles depending on the size of your group.Vehicles are exclusively for your group only,we wont mix random strangers together.
Let us create you an itinerary that showcases the best of our country from genuine local knowledge.
We specialise in small group touring,with just your individual group offering a driver and discreet comfortable vehicle exclusively for yourselves (from just 2 people up to 14 passengers per vehicle)
All our drivers are police checked, fully licensed 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 any other location you choose, (we can start in any town not just the main centres) 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.
Depending on the length of time you have available for your travel, 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 most of the whole country (both islands) on a full road trip with us, and still 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,where 3 to 8 nights depending what your interested in seeing would be required.
Flying between the islands and back again when doing the whole country is a more expensive option as we need 2 vehicles and drivers to accommodate that, but we can quote for that if you dont have enough time to do the 13 nights minimum we suggest is the minimum you need,but doing it that way you will only get to see parts of each island.
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 Landcruiser Prado SUV vehicles are normally used for just 2 or 3 passengers for comfortable touring,and larger vans including Mercedes Sprinter or Valante 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 usually 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 and a hireage cost is required for these.
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.)
Let us create you an itinerary
Once you agree on the price,after payment of a deposit we can then spend the hours to create an itinerary for you that best suits your timeframe you have available for your tour around New Zealand.The itinerary advises what towns or cities we require for overnight stops allowing you to book your own desired level of accommodation in those locations.Or if you have already pre booked your accommodation we will try to design a tour itinerary to work in with your accommodation stops.(it is best to let us suggest where we overnight in order to allow the tour to flow and you to see as much of the country as possible in your timeframe as our roads take a lot more hours to drive between destinations than most visitors think its going to!)
Our driver/guide will ensure you are taken to as many must see attractions during your tour with us as possible, and depending on your requirements we may pre book some. (such as helicopter scenic 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,or other pick up location youve given us 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.
WE DO TRIPS FROM TRANZ ALPINE train Greymouth to FRANZ JOSEF to QUEENSTOWN
to CHRISTCHURCH and NELSON NOT JUST OUT OF AUCKLAND.
CRUISE SHIP EXCURSIONS
We provide day trip 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,Akaroa.
We can provide suggested day trips in each port or simply take your group exclusively to something you already want to do,just let us know and we can quote or suggest day tour options as required for the above ports.
AUCKLAND TO ROTORUA 1 AND 2 NIGHT TOURS (or ANYWHERE customised to suit you)
We collect you from your Auckland accommodation and create an itinerary that suits your couples or groups walking ability or adventure your seeking. Remember its just yourselves and our driver in our vehicles exclusively for you,not random public to make up the numbers.
Typically our tours take clients on day 1 from Auckland to Waitomo Caves (if just doing the standard glow worm caves tour then we also have time to visit Marokopa Falls)if doing a blackwater caving tour on rubber tyre tube then no time for the waterfall, before continuing onto Rotorua arriving in evening.
The next morning 9am start we usually visit Te Puia geothermal park where you can see a maori cultural performance and haka as well as New Zealands highest spurting geyser,a kiwi bird in the nocturnal kiwi house and traditional maori art and crafts being made as well as an excellent buffet lunch available at their cafe.
After lunch, options we can do depend on the group but can include visiting the Blue Lake, before the Redwoods Tree Walk then the Gondola and luge ride,before returning back to your Auckland accommodation point arriving that evening day 2.
If staying 2 nights we also have options for day 3 that can include either taking a River Rafting on the Kaituna river,where you go over a 7mtr high waterfall in the raft (the worlds highest commercially rafted waterfall) Or You could do a Rotorua Canopy tours zipline Which is like a flying fox up in the treetops of hundred year old native forest Or if not wanting that type of adventure you may prefer to visit the Agrodome or try a Zorb ball ride down a hill,or perhaps just a visit to Hobbiton after a morning stroll lakeside in Rotorua first before returning to Auckland late afternoon day 3.
We can provide a quote to do whatever it is you wish to enjoy on this mini break away,(and it can be for longer and take in more than just Rotorua if wanted) or we can simply quote transport only,but as most of these attractions do require pre booking specific times to ensure our groups can get in at the times we will be arriving,it is easier for us to book them,other than perhaps Gondola,luge and Zorb you could just do pay on arrival at.
Let us know if wanting a quote for any of the above or any other destinations your wanting to visit from Auckland or any areas around NZ over a few days and we can quote to go anywhere you wish.
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.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 Viaduct Harbour basin where you will be given 1 hour so you have time to eat a snack lunch before then heading out west to the gannet colony at Muriwai beach (Sept thru March) or to iconic Piha surf Beach in the Waitakere ranges (April thru August) 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.
GREYMOUTH to FRANZ JOSEF to QUEENSTOWN
This is one of our popular routes we offer for our overseas clients and agents.
We collect clients off the Tranz Alpine train from Christchurch at Greymouth station at 1.05pm on arrival,we then take them to see Hokitika and the countrys Jade carvers in action before heading to Hokitika Gorge,one of the most stunning places every Kiwi should see,then we continue to Franz Josef Glacier for the night.
Next morning the clients usually do a scenic helicopter flite for 30 mins that includes a snow landing before we head off on Haast pass to Wanaka and then on to Queenstown arriving late afternoon.Several stunning scenic stops are done en route to Wanaka
We can simply end here in Queenstown on evening of day 2 or we can quote to continue day 3 with a visit to Glenorchy and Paradise,(Lord of the Rings film locations) and probably New Zealands most stunning scenic drive,or we can even quote to drive you to Milford Sound,Te Anau,or back from Queenstown to Christchurch via Mt Cook,Tekapo,Oamaru to see the penguins parade just depends how many days you want.
Let us know if youd like a quote for any of these areas also and for how many you have in your group,and where youd like us to start and end with you.
WE KNOW ALL THE BEST AREAS TO SHOW YOU AROUND NEW ZEALAND,we are all born and bred Kiwis who are driving for us, based in both islands,we would love your support and guarantee you will have a quality experience if you come with us!