Cruise Ship Tours & Shore Excursions

Welcome to Bookatour – NZ’s Bespoke Private Tour Company

We specialize in Private Tours for the discerning traveller right throughout NZ with Cruise Ship Tours available in every Port.

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 There are special things in each port of call that are  unique and you will experience all the highlights on a Private Tour with us.

Tours are  available in every port in NZ that are hand selected for you, each tour has a private guide who will keep you entertained for the entirety of your time. Our tours are packed with fun, laughter & commentary given by our locals guides that you simply will not forget.

‘We start as strangers and end as friends’

 Our tours are designed for all ages so come & experience a Bookatour Private Tour -  seeing NZ your way.

Pickup and Drop-off Directly to your Ship

Private Tours always collect you from your ship (or hotel) and take you back to the same spot at the end of the day! No need for shuttles into the city  - enjoy your own private chauffeur!

Exploring New Zealand is exciting and fun. We offer fully customizable Private Tours in every city in NZ ( in fact tours in every port)  to suit everyone requirements and budgets.

Explore New Zealand like a local with a local  and get to see what you wouldn't normally see on a large bus tour.

dunedin shore excursions & cruise ship day tours in every port of new zealand

What To Expect On Our Day Tours

Firstly expect to be amazed! New Zealand is a very special place to visit with a population of around 5 million, so  it really is very ‘un-touched’. NZ has a lot of unique architectural buildings, history, stories,  wildlife, beautiful coastlines & even an old Castle BUT best of all are the people you will meet on our tours!

All tours are made just for you so your guides will become life long friends guaranteed.

What New Zealand has on offer.

Cruise Ship  NZ Ports of Call Tours

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South Island Cruise Ship Ports

Picton Cruise Ship Terminal

Picton is a small port with 2 different berths,  both a short bus ride into Picton itself which the ships put on. However here our choice is for you to be whisked into the wine country of Blenheim where you can spend the day tasting the Sauvignon Blancs of NZ ( and others) with our wine maker.  This tour is a behind the scenes and the only one in Blenheim that  is not a cellar door tour. Includes a vineyard lunch.

Akaroa Cruise Ship Terminal 

There is no official port so its a tender  to shore  and spend the time wandering this amazing French settlement!

Lyttleton Cruise Ship Terminal 

This is a working port and nothing to see here, instead grab our private tour into Akaroa the French Settlement on the Banks Peninsula, sit back and enjoy the stunning scenery before being able to stop at a local cheese factory. Akaroa itself is home to the hector dolphins so this is your chance to jump aboard our cruises and swim if you wish with the smallest dolphin in the world.

Port Chalmers Cruise Ship Terminal 

Port Chalmers is located 9km away from the city – but don’t worry no need for a shuttle when your on our tours we collect you from your ship! Choose your tour and let us take care of the rest!

Timaru Cruise Ship Terminal 

This port is a working port, our choice for this port is a visit to the stunning Victorian Precinct of Oamaru where you will step back in time, enjoy a locally crafted beer and wander back in time literally!

Oban Cruise Ship Terminal 

This is a tender port and yes we have tours available

North Island Cruise Ship Ports

Auckland Cruise Ship Terminal

This port in in the middle of town and an easy walk into Auckland – tours to Waiheke and surrounds are available but please note Auckland is a traffic bound city and tours are based on cruise ship times.

Tauranga Cruise Ship Terminal

A port located at the side of town but one of our favourite ports, you simply  must venture into the world of geysers and mud-pools, Hobbits and glow-worms on our tours to Rotorua – all small group or private at your request

Napier Cruise Ship Terminal

Napier is all about wine and art-deco so step aboard one of our tours for this region and do both!

Wellington Cruise Ship Terminal

We like to call it “windy Wellington” because you’ll simply be blown away! Take our high country tour past the wind turbines that power Wellington to the working  farm of Ward our guide ( 6000 sheep, 400 cattle and 40 horses)  he will take you  via 4 WD to the edge of the North Island for morning tea atop the cliffs glancing out to the South Island, stopping to feed his 50 year old eels and wild Kaimanua horses – once in a lifetime kinda stuff!

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