Private Charter Tour

This is ideal for larger groups and lets you choose your destination and times. We can even accommodate multiple drop-offs and pick-ups in Rotorua and Tauranga, if some of your group would like to do different activities.

The rate is based on vehicle hire with a driver/guide and excludes entries and activities. The price varies depending on the size of the vehicle. We have 3 of our own: -
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  • Private Charter Mitsubishi 22 seat $150 per hour
  • Fiat 15 Seat $140 per hour
  • Ford Transit 10 seat $120 per hour.
Minimum hire 6 hours. Groups larger than 22 passengers contact us for a quote.

Summary

  • Pick up from the port area
  • Full commentary from your professional guide
  • Stop to admire spectacular beaches and volcanoes
  • Hear about New Zealand’s unique plants and animals
  • Pass through kiwi fruit orchards
  • Learn about Maori culture, how they got to New Zealand and who their ancestors were.
  • Take photos of the scenic beauty of the Bay of Plenty and Rotorua - native rainforest, huge lakes in volcanic craters, waterfalls and rivers.
  • Visit the venues you would like to see - talk to us for ideas.

Some ideas:-

Rainbow Springs Nature Park

Skyline Gondola and Luge

Hells Gate

Waimungu Volcanic Valley

Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland

Waitomo Gloworm Caves

Zorbing at OGO

Polynesian Spa

Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village

Te Puia and the Geysers

Tour length minimum 6 hours.

Safety - our vehicles have been awarded a 5* safety rating (the maximum) by the New Zealand’s government’s Transport Agency (NZTA) and our drivers are all First Aid trained and attend refresher course every two years.
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