About Us

​Cruise Tours Tauranga is now a division Mount Classic Tours Limited, which has been providing passenger transport and shore excursion in Tauranga since 2002.

Cruise Tours Tauranga was started by Susanna Shelton and Karen Conroy, who have now retired and will be relocating to Australia following a hand over period to the new owner, Ian Holroyd.

Ian has been collaborating with Karen and Susanna here in Tauranga over recent years and when the opportunity arose recently to purchase their operation he saw the benefits of combining both "Shore Excursion" and "Cruise Tours Tauranga" into the overall business.

Mount Classic Tours Limited operates the Shore Trips and Tours brand, one of New Zealand's leading shore excursions specialists, so we can now offer clients a much wider range of tours throughout New Zealand and Australia.

The Cruise Tours Tauranga team of dedicated driver/guides have all been retained and the existing bookings will all be honoured.

The business remains as a "Qualmarked" certified operation, which means it has been through annual stringent auditing by the New Zealand Government to qualify as an approved tourism business. Qualmark is New Zealand tourism's official mark of quality and the world's first integrated quality assurance system. You can book with confidence knowing that this business has been independently assessed as professional and trustworthy. They also hold a Qualmark Enviro award for outstanding levels of resource management and actions.

Under the new ownership, the vehicle fleet has been upgraded to new minibuses and coaches which are safe, comfortable and air-conditioned. The vehicles which have been inspected and passed by the New Zealand Transport Authority as endorsed passenger service vehicles. In addition, all drivers hold a Passenger Services Licence ensuring your safety and security.

If you would like to read more about Qualmark click here​​     

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