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Private tour guide Patrick

Patrick L.

Tauranga, New Zealand

Experience New Zealand - Kiwi Style: Kia Ora, Welcome to the Port of Tauranga!

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
Brian Wilson

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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.



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