Kia Ora, I am a tongan born mother and grandmother (three grand daughters that keep me “youthful”). I can speak a smidgen of maori, a tad more of tongan but you will know once you are with me on a tour, all of our Polynesian brothers and sisters came from the same beginnings. A story I am so proud to share with you all. I take my guests on a journey of historical stories while we tour together to amazing places.
Here is my whakapapa (ancestory)
Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua te waka (our canoe), Ko Nukutawhiti te tangata (our chief)
Ko Rahiri te tupuna (ancestor), Ko Kapowai te maunga (our mountain)
Ko Waikare Te Awa (river), Ko Te Aranga o te Pa (village), Te Huihuinga te whare (meeting place)
Ko Te Kapotai te hapu (subtribe), Ko Ngapuhi te iwi (tribe)
New Zealand has been my home since a wee girl and would be an honour to be your private guide and treat you like whanau (family).
An example of places I have toured (but not limited to, depending on what you are looking for):
Hobbiton, Matamata Waitomo Caves (there’s three main caves you can visit) Rotorua, Taupo, Bay of Islands, Waiheke Island, Coromandel, White Island tours, Greater Auckland areas, Matakana and Northland.
I have done private guiding for so many cultures including guests from: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Korea, China, India, Germany, America, Australia, Canada, Holland and the Netherlands and much more.
I love kids and have no worries having them onboard, caring for all your family needs.
I have my own 15 seater late model Ford Transit that I do private luxury tours but can organise any size van or smaller luxury vehicle and luggage trailer (if required). My vehicle is fitted out with:
- Double USB ports each row
- 15” roofmount entertainment unit (keeps the kids happy or showcasing clips of New Zealand
in between stops/points of interest)
- Cup holders each row
- Tinted windows
- Complimentary bottled water and snacks
- AND a fun but professional tour guide all included!
One of my tour guiding highlights, was driving the Hop On Hop Off Fullers 360 Explorer double decker bus (77 seater) on Waiheke Island. I fully experienced and confident in driving a Class 1, 2 or 4 van and also experienced in driving trucks, so you are all in good hands whether I'm driving a small group or the largest bus in the country.
My services also include:
- Airport Transfers
- Helicopter Transfers (including from helicopter base at airport or Mechanics Bay)
- Cruise Ship Transfers
- Day tours
- Multi Day Tours
- Wine, Food, Culture or Walks.
- I help guests package up accommodation as well at their customised tour.
- Budget conscious or luxury, exquisite and private.
- Nationwide tours: I guide the North and then you'll be looked after by an experienced South Island guide who I work
Regardless if you are a small group of friends, family or business partners/corporates looking for a day of time out in between meetings? I can cater for all groups.
In between tours, I'm also an appointed wedding celebrant (marriage celebrant or officiant), doing amazing destination weddings around locations in Auckland so if you're looking for private charters for your guests (pre wedding tours or post wedding tours also), allow me to quote your transport for you!
Want to see more of what I do? Follow me on Instagram or happy to hear from you soon. regards, Tania