Tauranga and Mt Maunganui Shore Cruise Excursion Operator

Our Driver / Guides


              
As strictly required by New Zealand Law, all guides and drivers are required to be fully Passenger Endorsed with a full New Zealand driving licence. To receive a Passenger Endorsement in New Zealand, drivers are police checked, interviewed and put through a rigorous driving test. At Tauranga Private Tours and Transfers, we adhere to strict commercial operator guidelines, to ensure the maximum safety and reliability for our clients.
             

Alistair Tod


Alistair Tod

- Alistair is the owner / operator of Tauranga Private Tours & Transfers and parent company, Taupo Private Tours and Transfers, a leading luxury VIP touring company servicing the central North Island of New Zealand.

Alistair is a native Scot who moved and fell in love with New Zealand in 2004. He proudly calls Tauranga and Mt Maunganui home, and loves to show clients the Bay of Plenty / Rotorua region. Alistair has been a luxury tourism operator since 2005, and grasped the opportunity to expand his venture into the luxury VIP cruise shore excursion service in 2013. His favourite location is to take clients on one of his "Back-Door-Shore" excursions, where he will introduce you to some incredibly diverse landscapes, a beautiful river, a stunning cafe, and a wine buff and winery and finish with a hike up Mountain as well (if you have the energy) !

Duncan Grey


Duncan Grey

- Following 20 years in Management in Corporate International Business, Duncan has managed and owned a boutique accommodation lodge, offering a quality guest experience to both New Zealand and International clients. Duncan's experience and knowledge enables him to provide the level of service that is expected from the most discerning of client and to meet their individual needs. Duncan has served over the years as a luxury transfer driver for a number of guests staying at the world famous luxury Huka Lodge and some of the other premium accommodations of the Bay of Plnety and central plateau region. Duncan takes charge of the company operations from our central North Island base in Kinloch, Lake Taupo.

Jenny Grey


Jenny Grey

- With an extensive background in education, hospitality and customer service training, Jenny brings a huge depth of knowledge and experience to her driving role within our team. As a former University sports coach and boutique lodge owner, Jenny has a full understanding of what is required to ensure our clients receive the highest level of service while transfering clients or exploring the countryside with them.