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Private tour guide Chris

Chris P.

Tauranga, New Zealand

"Chris gives amazing insights!! He has a deep appreciation for what makes New Zealand so fascinating… lifestyle, culture, so many wonderful stories".

Kia Ora.

I look forward to meeting you & helping you to explore our beautiful country & our unique Kiwi culture.
Your shore excursion will be a highlight of your cruise because we take you behind-the-scenes of our amazing country. From Tauranga we can visit awe-inspiring geothermal features, experience authentic Maori culture, visit remarkable natural places & learn about our people & our local environment. I work with an organisation that does just this - & I can show you it all - in depth!

I have many years of experience leading US college groups around this fine country & my greatest joy is introducing people to our people & culture. With my previous experience as a tour guide, farmer, high school teacher & principal. I have lived, hunted & fished all over our country.


"Thank you Chris, for taking us on this adventure, teaching us about this beautiful country & sharing your insights. :) I truly enjoyed our (too) short time together!"

I offer custom, private tour experiences with unique content designed to give you a real appreciation of New Zealand. We travel to sites that offer so much in interpretive value & give you a sense of what actually goes on here - the context of the country is more than the content.

So, come along. Let's have some fun as we uncover the mysteries of being a New Zealander & the special places that reflect who we are.

Credentials

35+ years working as an educator (at all levels).
Degrees in Geography & Anthropology.

I work for an environmental education & ecotourism company with an established reputation as a leader in sustainable tourism.

Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Silver Award.
Qualmark Enviro Gold Award.
Department of Conservation Approved operator status to work & lead in our national protected environmental areas.

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Private tour guide Chris

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Private tour guide Chris

The Very Best of Tauranga Shore Excursion,...

 unrated

Only what YOU want on your own private tour, Hobbits, Geysers, Maori,...

1100 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

8 hours

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