My name is Patrick, your local private tour guide and driver. I look forward to meeting and introducing you to the beautiful Bay of Plenty region (including Rotorua).
I have lived in this area for most of my life, except for a 25 year period where I lived in Auckland before returning to Tauranga 10 years ago. I have seen the Tauranga Port grow from small beginnings to become the biggest Port in New Zealand and Tauranga City become the second fastest-growing city in New Zealand.
I know the region like the back of my hand and will explain and show you the many hidden secrets & aspects of our wonderful lifestyle in the Bay of Plenty region including our amazing 3 billion-dollar kiwifruit industry and the reasons people come to live and work here.
I became involved with the tourism industry in 2011 as a casual driver for a big tour operator before striking out on my own 3 years ago and have never looked back. As a private tour guide, I am very familiar with New Zealand's rich history including Maori settlement, the arrival of the European settlers and the NZ economy which is part of my commentary. I love answering all of your questions.
There's a lot to see and do in NZ's most popular cruise ship Port destination. My private Shore Excursions include Rotorua's volcanic hot spots, erupting geysers, boiling mud, Maori culture, world-famous Hobbiton Movie Set, or anywhere you want to go!
I am always delighted to tailor my private guided tours to meet your personal preferences.
Come and join me, in my air-conditioned 8 seat-passenger mini-coach for an awesome day of photo opportunities, fun, adventure and wonderful memories of your New Zealand visit.
I will make your day a great day!
A Recent Review of this guide
I booked this tour with Patrick well in advance and we communicated regularly. A party of 12 Patrick booked out a larger vehicle and on the morning when he was picking up the van he ensured someone was there to greet us. Great to have a local who loves his country and everyone commented how nice it was to have this kind of tour. Patrick ensured that all of our preferences were met and added a few extras. We had the most amazing day and can recommend Patrick and tours by locals to anyone, you will be ok
Book your private tour in confidence.
My vehicles are safe, dual air-conditioned, comfortable, clean and have passed stringent Certificate of Fitness inspection by NZ transport Authority as safe passenger service vehicles.
In addition, I hold an NZ Passenger Service Licence and a first aid certificate to ensure your safety.