Out and about the Tauranga area


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Activity Level



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


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
I can be wheelchair friendly provided there are others to help getting in and out of vehicles etc. I have the trunk space for a fold-up wheelchair

Maximum travelers: 3



Private tour of Katikati and Waihi

Within an hour of Tauranga, there are a host of things to see and do. If I know the things you are interested in I can organise a complete day around these sights and activities.
Katikati, the Mural Town of New Zealand is just a half an hour down the road and is the only planned Irish settlement in the Southern Hemisphere. There is a museum, murals along the main street depicting characters and scenes of early Katikati. Other experiences include an organic avocado orchard with a small packhouse attached, a short bush walk to a magnificent native Kauri tree, bird gardens, hot pools, beaches and that's all before we get to Waihi 15 minutes away. Waihi boasts the only working goldmine in New Zealand! Mining began in 1878 and there's loads of history and relics in the township & surrounding area. There's choice from museums, mine tours (both old & new), steam train rides, an alpaca farm, beautiful water lily gardens, great cafes and winery, walks around the mine rim or along the tracks in the Karangahake gorge.


Pick up around 7:30 - 8:00am

The rest of the day depends on your interests and what you've indicated to me you would like to experience. I've chosen indoor and outdoor things, with either minimal or light activity. There are loads of quirky places to stop for souvenirs, coffee, etc and plenty of choices for lunch. I'll have you back at your cruise ship in good time.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will pick you up from the cruise ship wharf or any other place that's suitable to you

End location: I will deliver you back to the cruise ship wharf or any other place suitable to you

Duration: 8 hours

This is an indication only.


BMW 750iL

What’s Included

Pick up from your cruise ship, all transportation - ride in my Classic 1979 Rolls Royce (subject to availability) or for something more modern it will be my BMW 750iL. Drop back at cruise ship or other destination as required. For more than 3 people please enquire.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

150 NZD - Admissions: NZD10 and under for all places

What’s Extra

All admissions are extra and not included in the tour price, as well any items or purchases of a personal nature are not included in the price of the tour.

A Recent Review of this tour

Julie gave us a full day's oversight of the area. We didn't miss a thing and she worked hard to be sure we enjoyed our time together. Thanks, Julie for all!
James Gut

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