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 Cruise Ship Tours
& Shore Excursions

We offer private tours, day tours, sightseeing tours & small group tours & trips for the discerning traveller right throughout NZ with cruise ship tours and shore excursions available in every cruise ship port in NZ.

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There are special things in each port of call that are unique to NZ, and you will get to experience all the highlights on one of our tours that are taken by local tour guides, 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 or shore excursion - seeing NZ your way.

You have Bex personal guarantee of satisfaction on this list so enjoy!

Pickup and Drop-off Directly to your Ship

Our 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 & port in NZ to suit everyone's 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.

  • Wildlife Tours

  • Stunning Coastlines

  • Rich Heritage

  • Eco and Kiwi Bird Sanctuary

  • Royal Albatross

  • Yellow Eyed Penguins

  • Architecture 

  • Geo-themal  Tours

  • Hobbiton Tours

  • Maori Culture

  • Larnach Castle Tours

  • Helicopter Tours

  • Little Blue Penguins

  • Whale and Dolphin Tours

  • Dunedin Railway Station

  • Olveston Historic Home

  • Honey and Hive  Bee Tour

  • Oldest City in NZ Tour

  • Brewery Tours

  • Wine Tours

  • Queenstown / Mount Cook  

  • Gondola Tours

  • Boat Tours

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, home to the Hector Dolphins the smallest Dolphin i the World, this is your chance to jump aboard our cruises and  take a swim if you wish 

Other Options For Lyttleton On Request


Arthurs Pass / Jet Boat

City Sights / Wineries

Hanmer Springs

Port Chalmers Cruise Ship Terminal 

Port Chalmers is located 9km away from the city of Dunedin – but don’t worry there is 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 - 

Join our private wine maker for a private elite glimspe into the wines of this area in a behind the scenes tour with our famous guide

Add on the ganet colony if you wish

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 our guide ( 6000 sheep, 400 cattle and 40 horses)  let us take you  via 4WD to the edge of the North Island for morning tea atop the cliffs glancing out to the South Island, stopping to feed 50 year old eels and wild Kaimanua horses – once in a lifetime kinda stuff!

Or if you prefer a City Sights, cable car Winter Gardens, Parliment type day out just contact us.

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