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Custom Tours & Private Charters

If you don't like the crowds on big tour buses or you just want to see what you want to see, then this is the right choice for you. Let us help you design the perfect day tour from Tauranga. There are so many options the hardest thing will be deciding where you want to go in your limited time! We will pick you up at the Port and delight you with a personalised day of discovery!

 

Do you want to see the world famous Glow worms? No problem.

What about a trip to an active volcano? Easy.

Do you fancy digging your own hot pool to soak in on the waters edge where the boiling water bubbles to the surface? Sure thing.

What about a gourmet picnic lunch at a private beach? Stunning!

Something else of special interest? Just tell us and we can design the perfect day for you.

 

We are happy to advise and will do our best to accommodate everyone's interests on the day. The best part is you don't have to think about where to go as we know the whole area like the back of our hand and we can take you just about anywhere you decide to go.

 

We love these days... its like taking friends around and every trip is unique and special! You will take home wonderful memories and special photos from your day with us in the stunning Bay of Plenty!

 


We have several vehicle sizes to choose from - all the vehicles are air conditioned.

 

20, 22 and 24 passenger mini coaches - large windows for viewing, great for the large family or group.

11, 12 and 16 passenger mini buses: These are our larger vehicles and can carry 11 passengers. They have great head room and are good for a large family group or group of friends wishing to travel together for the day. 

 

Standard sedans and minivans for 2 to 6 passengers: Our minivans are perfect for up to 6 adults. The seats are comfortable and there is good leg room.

 

For larger groups, we can organise larger vehicles that will accommodate your group so please ask. 

 

Take a look at some of the options we can include in a Custom Tour or Private Charter. The sky is your limit (and probably time!!)

  • Any of our pre-designed tours can be run as Private Tours or we can design an itinerary just for you!

 

  • Waitomo Glow Worm Caves - approximately 2.5 hours drive from the Port but well worth the trip for those interested in these magnificent caves. See live glow worms and marvel at the limestone formations in this unique environment. Entrance Fees.
     

  • White Island Volcano Helicopter Tour - we drive to Whakatane stopping at Kiwi 360 along the way and highlighting the stunning beaches of the region. On arrival in Whakatane you take a 2.5 hour helicopter tour out to the active volcano. A once in a lifetime chance to see, smell and feel an active volcano up close. Tour fees additional to charter cost.
     

  • Hot Water Beach -  A day trip to the Coromandel to explore the stunning scenery and National Parks, stopping to dig a hot pool if the tide is right. If you are feeling active we can take a walk to the stunning Cathedral Cove, location of the Narnia movies. We also visit the working Gold Mining town of Waihi and see the huge open pit gold mine - FREE

  • Blue and Green Lakes of Rotorua - FREE
     

  • The Redwood Forest - Rotorua FREE
     

 

  • Hamilton Gardens - Winner of the International Tourism Garden of the Year 2014, this is a conceptual garden that will transport you through time and to far flung corners of the world. Wander through a tropical jungle, visit ancient China or a 16th Century Renaissance garden. FREE

  • Whakarewarewa - Rotorua - living Maori village, concert, geothermal area, Geyser - entrance fee
     

  • Polynesian Spa - Rotorua - soak in the hot mineral baths overlooking Lake Rotorua - entrance fee
     

  • Agrodome - Rotorua - sheep shearing shows and farm tours - entrance fee
     

  • Skyline Gondola and Luge - 475 metres up with panoramic views of the lake and Rotorua. Ride the luge, a fun 3 wheeled sled, down the winding mountain paths - entrance fees
     

  • Jet Boating - thrills and spills and 360 degree turns as you fly along in the jet boat - entrance fee
     

  • Zorb - Rotorua bounce down the hill inside a giant bouncing ball - entrance fee
     

  • Wai-O-Tapu - The Lady Knox Geyser 10.15am every day. 20 minutes south of Rotorua also call the Sacred waters geothermal park - entrance fee

 

Cost:      

                   NZ $700 - Standard sedan (up to 3 passengers)

NZ $800 - Mini Van (up to 5 passengers)               

NZ  $900 - Minibus (up to 6 passengers)                 

NZ $1000 - Minibus (up to 11 or 12 passengers)                 

NZ $1200 - Minibus (up to 15 or 16 passengers)                     

Minicoach (20 to 24 passengers) - ASK FOR A QUOTE                  

Coaches up to 55 passengers available - ASK FOR A QUOTE                 

Entrance fees and lunch additional cost                 

An "all inclusive" tour price will be customised for each group

Length:     Up to 7 hours.  (longer duration tours are available)

Includes:  Personal Guide/Driver, Full commentary