Kiwi Made Tours are specialists in great value, low cost ground transportation!
We run set and Private Tours, Shore Excursions and Private Airport Transfers.

View our tour options and contact us today to discuss your requirements.
Let us show you Our ‘KIWI’ Way.

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Private ½ Day Tour

 (Ideal for Shore Excursions)

Enjoy a convenient half-day (3.5 hrs) Private Tour. We can tailor the tour to suit you.

Local Night Markets and Auckland’s Amazing Night Lights

The magnificance of Auckland by night is showcased in this tour. Watch the sunset over Auckland with 360 degree panoramic views from the top of Mt Eden Summit.

Panoramic Auckland Night Tour

See the best of Auckland while experiencing everything from extinct volcanoes, modern waterfront locations

Foodies & Wine Lovers Tour

Visit award winning vineyards, cellar doors and an award winning restaurant.  You also get to enjoy stunning views over Auckland City and Harbour from a dormant volcano.

Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves

This Full Day Small Group Tour is the best and most inexpensive way to see two of New Zealand’s most famous attractions, – The Lord of the Rings (Hobbiton Movie Set) and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

Hobbiton Movie Set Early Bird Tour from Auckland (return)

Enjoy this trip of a lifetime on a small group tour (with a maximum of 9 passengers) to the magical Hobbiton Movie Set

Private Minibus Airport Transfer

Great Value Transfers.
24/7 – Auckland wide – “Door to Door”
Private Non-Stop Service for up to 9 passengers and luggage

Private Minibus (with Driver) Charter

Need to hire a Minibus for a corporate event, or for private or for a social trip?

Private 1/2 Day Tour

(Ideal for Shore Excursions)

Enjoy a convenient half-day (3.5 hrs) private tour for your group of up to 9 people. We can tailor the 3.5 hrs to suit your personal preferences, likes and dislikes.  We can also pick up and drop off where it suits you, and when it suits you.  This Tour is ideal for Cruise Ship Passengers for a Shore Excursion!
This tour is designed for travellers with just a short time in the City. “See twice as much in half the time” as your local kiwi guide shows you what makes the ‘City of Sails’ so special. Enjoy panoramic views, see volcanoes and learn about Maori culture. Gain local knowledge on the best shopping, cuisine and hangouts while covering the best sights with plenty of stops for photos.

Group of up to 9 people 

$450.00

($50.00 pp)

Inclusions

  • Bespoke itinerary to suit your group’s interests.
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Experienced and Engaging Local Kiwi Guide

Pickup information

Pick up is provided to and from any Auckland location requested by the private tour passengers. This includes Auckland Airport and Auckland Suburbs and hotels.

Tour Itinerary

Encounter Auckland’s maritime history at the Viaduct Harbour and Wynyard Quarter, then onto Westhaven Marina – the biggest marina in the southern hemisphere and the spectacular views from the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Continue on through the very groovy suburb of Ponsonby and along the infamous K Road (Karangahape Road) and up to the dormant Mount Eden Volcano summit for dramatic 360 degree panoramic views of the city skyline and coastline.

Visit the Auckland Domain and the impressive Auckland War Museum and experience the exquisite Wintergardens. Stop off at the Wintergarden cafe to sample some of Auckland’s world-class coffee.

Drive through the historic colonial Parnell Village another upmarket suburb famous for its boutique shops and cafes.

Experience the stunningly scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive through to the popular seaside suburb of Mission Bay, an area dominated by large native Pohutukawa trees. After stopping at Mission Bay, feel free to take a short walk along the beach, taking in the views of the sea, looking back at the beautiful Auckland skyline and Rangitoto Island. Then onto Bastion Point, at the west end of Mission Bay, which symbolises Maori Land Issues and offers a fantastic view over the entrance to the Waitemata Harbour. Here also lays a clifftop mausoleum with a memorial garden and reflecting pool. Savage’s body is interred in a vertical shaft below the sarcophagus. Michael Savage was considered one of New Zealand’s greatest Prime Ministers, often called “Everybody’s Uncle”.

This tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel or cruise ship or wherever you wish.

Local Night Markets and Auckland’s Amazing Night Lights

A top destination for locals and tourists alike the Auckland Night Markets are a must to see! The Night Markets are a bustling hive of activity where market goers can sample cuisine from a range of different cultures, shop for crafts and sample local products while enjoying the live entertainers and performers. Watch the sunset from Mt Eden summit and enjoy close up scenic panoramic views of the “City of Sails” and it’s majestic lights from many different historical landmarks including several dormant volcanoes – as well as a few “local secrets”.

$99.00

per person

Inclusions

  • Luxury ‘Small Group’ Tour
  • Pick up and Drop off from all Auckland CBD Hotels
  • Friendly Local Driver and Tour Guide

PICK UP AND DROP OFF IS INCLUDED FROM ALL CENTRAL AUCKLAND HOTELS

Highlights of the tour include

Complimentary Auckland Central Hotel pick-up and drop off.

Enjoy Dinner and a bit to eat with local’s at a popular Night Market.

Watch the sunset over Auckland with 360 degree panoramic views and amazing photo opportunities – all while enjoying a glass of wine standing at the top of Mt Eden Summit.

Drive through Auckland’s oldest park set around the cone of an extinct volcano and take in the magnificent views from the War Memorial Museum and Cenotaph.

Cruise along Tamaki Drive with sweeping views of Auckland’s city skyline with impressive panoramic views overlooking the Waitemata harbour and Rangitoto Island.

Enjoy the amazing light show of the iconic Mission Bay Fountain

The magnificance of Auckland by night is unparalled, enjoy the Harbour Bridge Lights at night from a few different vantage points for that Instagram photo.

Finally soak up the atmosphere of the modern Waterfront area – Wynyard Quarter (an entertainment hotspot). Stroll past Emirates Team New Zealand Base and the Viaduct Events Centre with its wavy roofline inspired by the sea. We cross Te Wero Bridge and move onto the Viaduct Harbour (home to gourmet restaurants, lively bars and buzzing night life).

Panoramic Auckland Night Tour

Our local guide will make sure you see the best of Auckland while experiencing everything from extinct volcanoes, modern waterfront locations, expansive views of the harbour, city skyline and surrounds and not to mention the superb photo stops.

Adult: $99.00

Child: $79.00

(1 – 14years old)

 

Duration: 3 hrs

PICK UP AND DROP OFF IS INCLUDED FROM ALL CENTRAL AUCKLAND HOTELS

The magnificence of Auckland by night is unparalleled. Embrace the spectacular illuminated attractions of the Harbour Bridge, Waterfront, Wynyard Quarter, Bastian Point, and Westhaven Marina.

Take in the city lights and sights and then it’s onwards and upwards to experience the beauty of Auckland at sundown on top of a dormant volcano at Mt Eden Summit. Auckland is built on a volcanic field encompassing 53 volcanoes. You will travel through Auckland’s oldest park “The Domain” which is developed around the cone of an extinct volcano. 

You can take in the magnificent views from the War Memorial Museum and Cenotaph. Then, enjoy a leisurely drive up to several scenic vantage points including Bastian Point which has immense Maori historical history through land wars and protests.

No trip would be complete without visiting the iconic Harbour Bridge and the biggest Marina in the southern hemisphere.

This fully guided small group tour showcases the best of Auckland with diverse photo opportunities and time to experience everything from extinct volcanoes to the waterfront and city skyline with an insight and view of Maori heritage.

Foodies & Wine Lovers Tour

A fabulous tour for foodies and wine lovers. Visit award winning vineyards, cellar doors and an award winning restaurant. You also get to enjoy stunning views over Auckland City and Harbour from a dormant volcano.

$155.00

per person

Departs: Thursday & Friday only
9.30am / 9:45am

Duration: 5 hrs

 

PICK UP AND DROP OFF IS INCLUDED FROM ALL CENTRAL AUCKLAND HOTELS

After our complimentary Auckland Hotel pick-up we visit historic Mt Eden (Maungawhau) a dormant volcano with stunning 360 degree views over Auckland city and Harbour. Amazing photo opportunities!

Then we have a relaxing ride to Villa Maria Vineyard and Winery– ‘New Zealand’s most awarded winery’, and an icon of the New Zealand wine industry. 

This family owned and operated state of the art winery and vineyard with a picturesque landscape, creates an ambient and tranquil setting for us to sample and enjoy 5 of Villa Maria’s best wines!  

We’ll gain an insight into the history and operations of this commercial wine making facility on a ‘behind the scenes’ Cellar Door Tour, including the barrel room which matures their best wines.

Upon leaving these park-like grounds we travel across Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland) for another exquisite wine tasting showcasing New Zealand’s only winery to offer a comprehensive range of cellar aged wines while specialising in super premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Finally we get to sample and savour Auckland’s 2019 Metro Restaurant finalist, delicious award winning dishes.

Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves – Full Day Tour

This Full Day (12 hours) Small Group Tour (with a maximum of 9 passengers) is a ‘must’ to do!
Get picked up from your Auckland CBD Hotel and relax in comfort on board our new mini-van.
Lord of the Rings fans will love the official 2 hour guided ‘Hobbiton Movie Set Tour’ learning the secrets and stories behind the Middle-Earth creation.
Enjoy a true kiwi favourite of “Fish and Chips” for lunch.
Experience the magic of an underground boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto – gliding silently through the darkness while glowworms twinkle overhead during your guided tour of the famous ‘Waitomo Glowworm Caves’.
LUNCH AND ALL ADMISSION FEES ARE INCLUDED

Adult: $275.00

Child: $225.00

(4 – 14yrs old inclusive)

Departs Daily: 6.30am

Our Hobbiton & Waitomo
Full Day Tours include:

  • Hassle-free round-trip travel from Downtown Auckland Hotels
  • Small Group Tour limited to a maximum of 9 passengers
  • Two of New Zealand’s most famous attractions
  • A 2 hour tour of The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Movie Set with an expert tour guide
  • Specially brewed beverage at The Green Dragon Inn
  • Ride a boat through the illuminated ‘Waitomo Glowworm Caves’ admiring stalactites, stalagmites and thousands of tiny glowworms
  • Includes lunch of ‘Fish and Chips’

PICK UP AND DROP OFF IS INCLUDED FROM ALL CENTRAL AUCKLAND HOTELS

Sample Tour Itinerary

Hobbiton Movie Set, Matamata

Begin your memorable day with a pickup at your hotel in Auckland’s Central Business District, and head south over the Bombay Hills and across the Hauraki Plains where you will enjoy stunning scenery and great photo opportunities before we arrive at the Alexander family sheep farm and Shire’s Rest (the entrance to Hobbiton). Here you can see thousands of sheep, grab a bite to eat, get your coffee fix or enjoy an ice cream while we collect your tickets to the movie set. On a 2-hour guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, see recognizable scenery created for the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films and learn the secrets and stories behind the creation of Middle-Earth. Take in stellar views of the Kaimai Ranges as you visit meticulously crafted sets including Hobbit Holes, the Mill, and the Green Dragon Inn, where you can even enjoy a specially brewed drink fit for a Baggins.

 

Cambridge, 

For Lunch (included)

Cambridge is known as “The Town of Trees & Champions” and sits on the banks of the Waikato River. Cambridge is in the heart of rural Waikato, a picture-perfect town characterised by quaint charm and tree-lined streets.  We stop here to enjoy a true kiwi favourite – “Fish and Chips” for lunch, which is included in the price.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves,

Next, embark on a 45-minute underground adventure at the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, where thousands of tiny worms illuminate caverns thanks to natural phosphorescent properties. Watch the mesmerizing natural light show while gliding through the cave on a boat, and learn about the area’s natural and cultural history from a guide. You’ll also explore by foot Cathedral Cove, known for it’s impressive acoustics.

On the return drive to Auckland, travel through some of the North Island’s most beautiful countryside, following the Waikato River (New Zealand’s longest), and passing both the Maori king’s home at Ngaruawahia and Taupiri, – site of a sacred Maori burial ground.

Hobbiton Movie Set Early Bird Tour from Auckland (return)

Adults: $199.00

Min 2 Adults for booking OR

Adult: $245.00 pp

Child: $150.00

(4 – 14years old)

Departs: Saturday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday only
6.30am – 2:30pm

Duration: 8 hrs

PICK UP AND DROP OFF IS INCLUDED FROM ALL CENTRAL AUCKLAND HOTELS

You will enjoy this trip of a lifetime on a small group tour (with a maximum of 9 passengers) to the magical Hobbiton Movie Set, famous for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. Beat the crowds with a guaranteed early access admission ticket on this full-day tour from Auckland. This tour package takes all the stress out of your visit, with tickets to the film set and transport to and from Auckland provided in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan.

On this tour you will be picked up from your Auckland hotel in our comfortable mini-bus and driven through stunning countryside, while enjoying the stunning scenery and many varieties of farm animals along the way. After the drive you will arrive at the Alexander family sheep farm and Shire’s Rest (the entrance to Hobbiton) where you can spend some time in the official Hobbiton Gift Shop and enjoy a coffee fix or ice-cream and bite to eat at the unique Shire’s Rest Café.

Then board the big green Hobbiton bus on a two hour fully guided tour of this amazing 12 acre movie set with a professional Hobbiton Guide to ensure you get the most out of your visit. During your tour, step into the lush pastures of the Shire, visit 44 hobbit holes, see amazing gardens, hear the secrets and stories about the making of the movies. Have your photo taken beside a hobbit-hole and see where Bilbo Baggins lived. Then, top off your day with a complimentary drink at the Green Dragon Inn.

The return trip to Auckland will follow the famous Waikato River. We have an optional stop on a dormant volcano – Mt Eden Summit (the highest natural point on the Auckland isthmus), which offers simply stunning 360 degree views over Auckland city and harbour.

Private Minibus Airport Transfer

Great Value Transfers from $7.25 per person. 24/7 Auckland wide “Door to Door” Private Non Stop Service for up to 9 passengers and luggage to and from both Auckland Airport’s to your home, hotel, port or place of work.

Pre-Book and save on your Airport transfer.  Book and Go with Kiwi Made Tours.  Ensure your trip gets off to the best start by booking our ‘Private Airport Transfer’. Kiwi Made Tours offer a safe, convenient ‘door to door’ low cost airport transfer service to passengers arriving or departing to and from both Auckland International Airport and Auckland Domestic Airport.

Kiwi Made Tours take pride in providing low prices without compromising customer service.  From the moment you contact us, we will do everything we can to ensure that your booking and transfer go as smoothly as possible. Any changes to your transfer are hassle-free, giving you the best possible flexibility in case your travel plans change.

With Kiwi Made Tours there is no need to battle the airport crowds and queues, as your driver will be waiting for you with a personalised sign and will assist you with your luggage swiftly through the airport to your private transfer vehicle.

All of our drivers are knowledgeable and experienced professionals committed to providing the highest standard of service.  That means getting you to your destination safely, quickly and ‘in plenty of time’ stress-free.

  • Fixed ALL INCLUSIVE Rate:
    ‘No’ Hidden Costs
    ‘No’ Surprises
    ‘No’ extra charge for oversized or extra luggage.
  • Vehicle exclusively for you – so no waiting or detours.
  • Transfers operate 24 hours, 7 days a week.
  • Friendly, reliable drivers providing a safe, comfortable stress-free journey.
  • Experienced Airport Shuttle Operator licenced by Land Transport New Zealand.

 

Refer to our ‘Auckland Airport Transfer Price List’ for your location and corresponding transfer price OR just give us a call to discuss your personalised options.

Private Minibus Charter

NEED TO HIRE A MINIBUS FOR A PRIVATE TRIP, OR CORPORATE EVENT, OR SCHOOL TRIP? 
We have a number of new 12 seater Minibuses and Driver/Guides ready to ensure you have an amazing trip!  
Private Tours
School trips
Ski weekends
Conferences & Events
Weddings
Stag and hens do’s
Airport transfers
Day or multiple day trips

GROUPS LARGE OR SMALL WE HAVE YOU COVERED FOR YOUR TOUR OR TRANSPORT NEEDS

Just need to hire a bus and driver no problem!

You tell us where you want to go and what you want to do and we will get you safely there. We do, Private minibus and driver hire, – Corporate bus charter, – wedding transportation, – charter for school trips and more.

OUR FLEET

Our fleet of 12 seater minibuses are spacious and comfortable. We have gone the extra mile to make sure your transport is second to none. Our minibuses are new and have full stand up height with heaps of leg room.

OUR RATES

Our standard rate for the bus and the driver is: $550.00 PER DAY (GST INCL)

PAYMENTS ACCEPTED

  • Cash
  • Debit card
  • Credit card

Price includes                   

  • Minibus with Driver/ guide
  • Fuel usage
  • Road user fees
  • Insurance

Below is a list of limits and extra fees that might apply when needed: 

  • Vehicle & driver/guide maximum 300 Km and 12 hours driving per day
  • Over daily Km limit – $0.55 per km
  • Overnight fee (incl driver accommodation) – $300 per night
  • Inter islander ferry bus transport (if needed) – $700
  • Spoilage fee $250
  • Wifi $10 per person
  • Public holiday surcharge – $200 per day
  • Activities entry tickets additional

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