Small Group Escorted Tours

Private Tours

Our friendly driver/guides are waiting to show you our country.

We will pre plan and prebook your itinerary as you want or just hire our vehicle and driver/guide and go when and where you wish with all the freedom and flexibility of a self drive - and none of the hassles of finding your way, dealing with unfamiliar roads and driving customs, and missing the best of the scenery and knowledge of our history and culture.

Choose the style of accommodation YOU want from backpackers to motels to luxury lodges, include just the sightseeing YOU want, and enjoy the company and local knowledge of your driver/guide. This is ideal for small groups, extended families, and families with children who want to stop frequently and have very different ambitions to a coach load of adults.

Accommodation can be prebooked to your itinerary, or your time can be totally flexible but be aware that it can be hard to obtain accommodation in prime locations during our peak holiday periods.

Charter cost per vehicle per day including unlimited kilometres and all vehicle expenses for maintenance, fuel, and drivers wages.

  • HYUNDAI IMAX or similar
    Maximum 5 passengers
    Up to 500 km per day - $700 per day
    500 - 700 km per day - $800 per day

  • MERCEDES SPRINTER or similar
    Maximum 10 passengers
    Up to 500 km per day $800 per day
    500 - 700 km per day $900 per day

  • TOYOTA COASTER or similar
    Maximum 16 passengers
    Up to 500 km per day $1,200 per day
    500 - 700 km per day $1,400
  • Up to 500 km includes
    Hobbiton return from Auckland
    Waitomo caves and Hobbiton
    Hobbiton and Rotorua or Rotorua only from Auckland
    Bay of Islands direct return from Auckland.

    500-700 km includes:
    Auckland - Waitomo - Hobbiton - Rotorua
    Bay of Islands via Kauri museum and forest and Hokianga

    For extended hires please ask for a quote

  • PLUS
    $NZ180 per night drivers expenses for every night driver is away from home base - Auckland for North Island drivers and Christchurch for South Island drivers.
  • PLEASE NOTE:

    1. Charges are per calendar day vehicle is on tour including all days away from home base including repositioning home if we drop you off away from home base. A standard fee of $300 for 6 seat vehicles and $400 for 10 seat vehicles is available for half day sights (including airport transfer if required) in Auckland and Christchurch

    2. Maximum drivers hours on duty each day are 11 from start to finish with 2 rest breaks and a maximum of 9 hours driving within that time. A minimum of 12 hours is required between completing one day and commencing the next

    3. Pickup and drop off can be at any city or airport in New Zealand but positioning costs will normally apply from either Auckland or Christchurch.

    4. Costs do not include inter island ferry fares if taking the vehicle between North and South Islands and the vehicle will need to be returned to its city of origin

    5. All costs are based on vehicle hires from Auckland or Christchurch.