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Custom Day Tours NZ

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Address: Tauranga, New Zealand
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+64 7-542 0267
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Here at Custom Day Tours we specialize in making your excursions memorable,...

Here at Custom Day Tours we specialize in making your excursions memorable, stress free, informative and fun. We work directly with you the client to design the tour that best suits your needs. We are a husband and wife team who love showing you the best we have on offer between Auckland, Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo and the Coromandel. We offer private and group tours for cruise ship clients as well as personalized affordable tours for all tourists in NZ. We guarantee safe arrival back to your cruise ships on time and delivery to your accommodation for all other travellers.

VIP travellers are catered for within Custom Day Tours and we welcome you to contact us for your private tour.

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Lets see how much we can get in and still make it back the boat in time...

Carolyn did a super duper job of taking me, my husband, our son and daughter in law on an all day tour when our ship docked in Tauranga. She managed to get us to the Waitomo glo... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
christyjotravels
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Carolyn did a super duper job of taking me, my husband, our son and daughter in law on an all day tour when our ship docked in Tauranga. She managed to get us to the Waitomo glo worm caves and Hobbiton as well as making sure we got to see a real KIWI bird and did it without making us... More 

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Carolyn was our driver and guide and she was fantastic. Carolyn had local knowledge of traffic conditions; experience of when the geysers would blow; how to avoid the crowds which enabling us to fit a lot into our day. She also knew how to locate a silver fern plant to show us their national symbol and shared information about the... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were taken great care of by Carolyn! We spent a wonderful week touring the North Island and all its beauty. All the highlights, and even some not so well known spots, that we wouldn't have missed for the world! Carolyn made it all happen for us. We miss you girl! Love Sandro and Maria

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Thank mruta2017
CustomDayTours, Owner at Custom Day Tours NZ, responded to this review

Thank-you both for taking the time to comment on the awesome week we had together touring the North Island of New Zealand. We all got to know each other really well and I enjoyed your companionship so very much. It is my wish that we meet again in the not to distant future to renew the close friendship that developed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I had a wonderful time visiting Hobbiton with my teenage grandchildren. The day was perfect. The sun shone all day and the film site looked amazing with it's beautiful gardens. The girls took so many photos, they have been fans of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings for years and were impressed with the authenticity. On the way home... More 

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Thank Heather M
CustomDayTours, Owner at Custom Day Tours NZ, responded to this review

Hi Heather, Many thank's for sparing the time to make comments on the day spent together at Hobbiton. We were honoured to be able to show you both the man made attractions and just some of the natural wonders that our country has been blessed with. May I take this opportunity to wish you my very best of wishes to... More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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106 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Several months before our December New Zealand cruise we booked two day-tours with Custom Day Tours. Terry and Carolyn, the owners, were very prompt in answering e-mails. We arrived in Tauranga at noon. Carolyn met us at the dock for our Waitomo Caves Experience tour. The two-hour drive to the fantastic glowworms in Waitomo Cave was broken up by a... More 

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CustomDayTours, Owner at Custom Day Tours NZ, responded to this review

Thank-you for the many kind comments made by you as a result of the 2 days spent with us while Cruising around New Zealand. It was our privilege that you chose us to show you just a small part of our country. May we wish you and your family our very best wishes for the New Year and sincerely hope... More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Carolyn was helpful, flexible and interesting. It was just my husband and I and she made the effort to customize the days trips for us.

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CustomDayTours, Owner at Custom Day Tours NZ, responded to this review

Thank-you for your favourable comments on the tour you had with us. We love our country and thoroughly enjoy showing visitors the natural wonders of the area we live in. Our very best of wishes to you both. Terry &Carolyn More 

wellington
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

There were 8 of us on this day tour with Carolyn. She was very efficient and knowledgable about the Bay of Plenty area as we drove around Mount Maunganui and down through Te Puke to Rotorua. The Te Puea complex in the Rotorua thermal valley was fascinating, as were the many areas in Rotorua where thermal activity is evident, even... More 

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CustomDayTours, Owner at Custom Day Tours NZ, responded to this review

Thank-you so much for taking the time to submit a review of the day we spent together after disembarking from your Cruise Ship. The 8 of you were such lovely people and it was a real joy in spending the day together and viewing the many natural wonders that abound in this area. It is gratifying to know that our... More 

Bargara, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Carolyn met us from the Emerald Princess, took us on a great day trip and returned us to the ship in good time. Whole experience was wonderful

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CustomDayTours, Owner at Custom Day Tours NZ, responded to this review

Thank-you for your favourable comments. We do our utmost to ensure that your time with us is a truly memorable one with many pleasant memories and awesome photos. We hope to see you at some time in the future. Kind regards Carolyn More 

Bay Area Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We chose to tour with Custom Day Tours because we could not bear to choose between two separate tours offered by our cruise line--Hobbiton and the famous glow worms of Waitomo caves. Carolyn was able to take us to both. Even after our ship arrived later than expected, we just grabbed a sandwich for lunch and made it to both... More 

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CustomDayTours, Owner at Custom Day Tours NZ, responded to this review

Thank-you for your comments on the fabulous day we had together. To enable you to visit the attractions you wished to see is the way our Company operates. We are able to bring a greater flexibility than the Cruise Ship tours can offer at considerably cheaper prices. May I wish you all the very best of wishes for the future----Thank-you... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Arrived onshore with limited time to book a day trip from Tauranga to Rotorua Custom day tours/Carolyn, our tour guide did not disappoint.Full of energy and enthusiasm she gave a history of the area , shuttled us to see the geyser, hot pools, springs,wood carving, the countryside, Maori entertainment. She had pre booked a table by the lake which was... More 

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CustomDayTours, Owner at Custom Day Tours NZ, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking the time to review the fabulous day we had together while your ship was berthed at the Port of Tauranga. Our Company "Goes that extra mile" to ensure your time with us is a highlight of your visit to New Zealand. All the very best of wishes to you all. Kind regards Carolyn More 

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