Best of Tauranga - A Completely Customizable Shore Excursion For Up To 30 People!

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Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in & out of a vehicle

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent)

Only what YOU want on your own private tour, Hobbits, Geysers, Maori Culture, Ecology & More

Experience the best of New Zealand's geothermal & cultural activities, focusing on YOUR interests.
I will work with you to create a truly unforgettable tour for your group.

We can:
- Take a fascinating guided tour through Peter Jackson's Hobbiton Movie Set
- Learn of New Zealand's history & experience our authentic contemporary culture
- Visit picturesque landscapes 'off the beaten track'
- Discover the awe-inspiring Pohutu Geyser set amongst 60 hectares of geothermal wonder
- Explore Maori culture & traditions through Te Puia's Arts & Crafts Centre & interactive Maori cultural performance
- See truly unique, endemic wildlife & visit a Kiwi Recovery Program
- & so much more

Alongside this, I will weave together the strands of our natural environment & human influence & how this has shaped our unique place in the world.

My aim is for you to leave with a true appreciation of New Zealand.


The tour itinerary is up to you.

Through our discussions we can customize this experience to you or your clients.

I've run group tours here for 25+ years, so I know I can find something that will inspire you.
I offer custom, private tour experiences that have unique content and aim to give you a real appreciation of specific aspects of New Zealand.

Not only can we see the features of geothermal, Maori culture, remarkable natural places, you can learn about the people - how we collaborate, create and most of all, look after our local environment.
I lead an organization that does just this - and I can show you it all - in depth!

Contact me before booking so we can create a customized tour based around your groups interests.
Message me today & lets plan an itinerary together.

Message Doug F.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection

End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection

Duration: 8 hours

This is an approximate time, which can easily be altered. I will work in with your time frame & always make sure to get you back at a time that suits you.


We always use appropriately sized, modern, air conditioned coaches. All are set up for tour commentary.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: Transport & fully guided private tour.
Ship-side pick up (Shore Excursions)
We can include a few 'hidden gems' not usually on any itinerary.
These sites have significant appeal & help tell the story of an unspoilt country where positive action is going on to cherish natural areas & culturally significant sites.

You will get a full background & in-depth information on all activities.

This tour is designed for up to 30 people, I can accommodate various sized groups. Please contact me for a customized tour that is designed and priced for your group needs.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 NZD - Lunch as a picnic or sit down meal, is from NZ$7 to NZ$25.
Plus any admission fees - which are payable on the day either by cash or credit card.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Lunch & any refreshments like coffee en route.
Entry fees for activities.



Private tour guide Doug

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