Being seasoned travellers themselves, Terry and Carolyn Kelliher – the proud owners of Custom Day Tours – understand the ins and outs of New Zealand cruise ship tours. That’s why, when pulling into the port of Tauranga or completing cruise tours from Auckland, we know how to make the most of your ‘land time’ while enjoying your limited our gorgeous country. New Zealand is a stunning place, and we’re fortunate to be small enough to accommodate lots of lovely locations and experiences that can be visited and enjoyed within the space of one day.
Unfortunately for most travellers, a combination of unfamiliarity with the area and our nation’s notoriously slow public transport mean that tourists can’t travel to as many locations as we know they could and should.
We’ve combined our knowledge of cruise ship tours with our local expertise to offer you the best possible experience during your limited time in the North Island.
Having travelled and experienced many cruise tours ourselves, we have come to understand that small group guided tours are truly the best option for travellers, and the most convenient way to experience a land when you’re only afforded a limited time to do so. Our goal is to ensure that you and your tour-mates avoid the crowds and enjoy a more personalised and sincere tour experience. No big busses, no crowded trains, just our cosy tour van and a few fresh bottles of delicious New Zealand water.
There and back again (a tourist’s tale)
From geothermal adventures in Rotorua to Auckland highlight tours, we’ve got you sorted from transportation to and from your desired location. Before you set off on your cruise, simply get in touch with our team to let us know where you’d like to go. We’ll collect you promptly from the port of Tauranga or Auckland and spirit you away on a sight-seeing road trip to locations of your choice. When all is said and done, you’ll be back at your cruise ship with time to spare, feeling satisfied that you’ve seen enough in the space of a single day. You’ll be surprised at how much can be seen, experienced and eaten in the space of a single day when you’re travelling with our local experts!