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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Tui Tour offers fantastic private Auckland Day Tours featuring spectacular scenery, city landscapes and beaches. All our tours are inclusive of pick up, drop off at the cruise ship terminal or inner city hotel, a gourmet picnic or a light lunch at one of our favourite cafes. For discerning travellers, customized tours can be arranged to suit your timetable and special interests. All tours are private or with your small group of family or friends in luxury vehicles for your comfort with friendly local guides.
Auckland Central, New Zealand

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Michelle B
Canterbury Region, New Zealand84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Breathtakingly stunning !!! How lucky are we that the owners of this fantastic property have opened it up and shared their amazing collection of art works. We had travelled from the South Island to visit and we just loved every minute. Thank you so so much.
Written 20 April 2021
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Liz
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
You have to visit this amazing, awesome, fantastic place of imagination and intrigue! Fabulous day out with amazing artwork, and high class food (perfect fish n chips). Spent the day and had a fabulous time. Take a picnic if your budget won’t run to the restaurant but please visit this hidden gem. For art lovers everywhere!!
Written 10 October 2020
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1946Patty
New Hamburg, Canada10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our 1st tour in Auckland. It was a private tour for just 4 of us and a great introduction to New Zealand. Ron was delightful to spend the day with and is very knowledgeable. We enjoyed leaving the city and seeing the countryside.

Our highlights of the day was our trip to the Morris and James pottery factory and to the Honey centre.
It was amazing to see a 800 year old Ancient Kauri tree at the Parry Kauri Park and visiting Puhoi heritage village.
We stopped at a local Village for a delightful lunch. This trip was money well spent and thank you Ron for a wonderful day
Written 28 March 2020
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Thank you Patty for taking the time to review your tour to Matakana, we enjoyed showing you our New Zealand, Ron really enjoyed spending the day with you all. We hope your travels back home was a safe one.
Written 22 June 2021
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Joe and Chris A
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
My husband and I recently spent the day with Lorraine in New Zealand, who owns and runs Tui tours with her husband (Tui is actually a bird and not the unpopular tour group Tui in the UK!). Lorraine picked us up at our hotel at 6:30 in a new and very comfortable Mercedes van. We traveled two hours to the coast over beautiful mountains and farm lands. Lorraine was very personable and shared lots of interesting history of the area. We arrived at the beach where Cathedral Cove is located and took a one hour boat tour (again the guides were very informative), followed by a brisk hike down to Cathedral Cove Beach with stunning scenery the entire way. Lorraine then took us to a lovely lunch at a local cafe followed by a trip to the Hot Thermal Beach which was something we had never experienced before. We then make the drive back across the country, where we stopped for a short hike up a volcano where the views were again stunning. We were rewarded with this last hike with a scoop of local ice cream and a relaxed drive back to our hotel in Auckland. We can not stay enough about the wonderful day we had with Lorraine and Tui tours and would highly recommend them for a fantastic day out! Joe and Chris
Written 9 March 2020
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Thank you Joe and Chris for yor feedback it is a wonderful to spend the day with you, I hope you are able to travel back to New Zealand in the future.
Written 22 June 2021
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depprecht
Chagrin Falls, OH7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent tour. Ron was very knowledgeable. Comfortable clean van. Stopped at beautiful sights. Delicious lunch. It was a lovely day would recommend this tour.
Written 5 March 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to review your Auckland City Tour with Ron, we wish you all the best in your travels and hope we will all be able to travel soon.
Written 22 June 2021
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Clark and Marty A
Glenwood15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Although this was marketed on viator as a private tour, we had another couple join us which was fine as we were very compatible (Tui tours on their website markets their tours as “small group”). The tour itself was great, especially the zodiac boat ride around the bay, zipping in/out of the craggy inlets and around Cathedral Cove. Second best was Mt Paku, riding up most of the way, walking up the rest to the tippy-top for a fantastic view. The thermals weren’t much at the time of the day we were there, but I wasn’t interested in them anyway (and made that known beforehand). We chose not to do the cathedral cove walk due to a back injury, and the alternative walk was pleasant, but not much additional scenery than from the top (so my preference would have been to do the cove walk if I were able). We saw quite a bit of one side of Cathedral cove from the zodiac boat ride (which we did before the walk option), and to do the walk all the way thru the cove/cave at the time we were there would have meant a swimsuit (i.e. no dry walk but probably not very deep). Lorraine and her husband /driver were very friendly, told us a lot of history throughout, especially during the drive. The chosen lunch place was fantastic, absolutely the best food I had in NZ during the entire trip. Snacks provided throughout the day were plenty. Yes, I would definitely recommend this tour.
Written 3 March 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to review your time with Tui Tours. We are pleased you enjoyed the beautiful boat tour into the caves on your tour to the Coromandel and the beautiful lunch. We wish you all the best on your travels, keep safe and look forward to seeing you again if you come back to New Zealand.
Written 22 June 2021
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Alexandre & Fabiana (Brazil)
Atibaia, SP7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
It was a fantastic day, not only because of Coromandel, the Cathedral Cove and the boat trip, but also because of Ron and Lorraine wonderful support and attention!
As it is a long way from Auckland to Coromandel, Ron and Lorraine dedicated this time to explain to us all the history involving the places we would visit and about New Zeland culture.
We had a wonderful lunch time and a picturesque TIP-TOP New Zeland ice cream before returning to Auckland.
Thanks a lot Ron and Lorraine for this pleasant experience!
Alexandre & Fabiana (Brazil)
Written 2 February 2020
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Thank you Alexandre and Frabiana for taking the time to review your tour with Tui, I hope you ejoy the rest of your time in New Zealand before heading back to Brazil. It was wonderful spending the day with you, and pleased you enjoyed your time at Cathedral Cove, Hot Water Beach and on the Hahei explorer boat trip out to the Marine Reserve and coves. Plus the view from Mt Paku. It is always a lovely day at the beach. We hope to see you back in New Zealand all the best on your travels.
Written 3 February 2020
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Kathy Martin
Mandeville, LA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Ron was an excellent host for a first time trip to New Zealand. He is quite knowledgeable and very enjoyable to talk with. We enjoyed ourselves on this tour.
Written 24 January 2020
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Hi Kathpaul1995 thank you for taking the time to review your full day Transfer Tour from your Cruise Ship to the Waitiomo Caves and Kiwi House, south of Auckland in the Waitomo Area and then back to the Auckland International Airport for your flight home. We are pleased you enjoyed your tour with Ron and we look forward to meeting you both again, safe travels.
Written 25 January 2020
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USCKaboom
New York City, NY5,109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked the Waitomo Caves & Hobbiton Day Trip through a third party service. They were very responsive leading up to our tour. Confirming times and dates. Pickup was prompt. Ron was very informative and friendly. We loved our Waitomo tour. And Hobbiton was a lot of fun. We had lunch at Hobbiton which was included. We had a great day and it was nice to have a private driver.
Written 21 January 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to review your day with Tui Tours. We love to show the wonderful Waikato and Waitomo areas south of Auckland, you see much of this area on your way to the Waitomo glow worm caves and to Hobbiton Movie set. We find our guests have a more relaxing time when they have a private vehicle and driver for the day. We wish you all the best on your future travels in New Zealand and look forward to welcoming you back to Auckland.
Written 22 January 2020
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G j
Houston, TX45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Overall the trip was good .

We felt rushed during the first part of the trip however later we understood that we were rushed to catch the boat ride during high tide.

Overall a good one

Loraine was our tour guide
Written 6 January 2020
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Thank you GJ for taking the time to review your Coromandel Coast Tour with Lorraine. On the Coromandel tour we need to work with our tides for the Hot Water Beach, as we need to time this at low tide. Some times we need to pick you up earlier, so we can also get you on the boat ride to ensure you get into the sea caves at high tide, which is one of the highlights of the tour. Other tours we have made it a little later. The tide changes every day so we are flexible and work at getting you at these locations at the best possible time for our guests on the day. We wish you a safe trip home and many more adventures.
Written 22 January 2020
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