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New Zealand EV Guided Tours

Little Green Tours offers an environmentally friendly, 100% sustainable, private guided tour option for visitors to New Zealand.

Haere Mai, Welcome.

We look forward to helping you discover the wonders of the North Island of New Zealand on your very own private guided tour.

New Zealand is a beautiful country, full of magnificent scenery and destinations. The unique layout of the land can be challenging to navigate by car – with narrow, winding roads & left-hand driving.

Little Green Tours offers an easy, stress-free way to see New Zealand, whether you have a lot of time, or a little. Designed exclusively for couples, your private guided tour will be tailored specifically to you.

Designing your own private tour gives you the most flexibility– allowing you to get the most out of your time touring New Zealand.

We will meet you in Auckland & welcome you to your New Zealand tour. Then, just  sit back, relax and enjoy the countryside and as you learn about the ‘ Land of the Long White Cloud ‘- Aotearoa.

Recoup from your flight in the comfort and quiet of our Tesla

Our Sustainability Promise.

Since 2018, our ethos has been is to respect the environment & care for nature by treading lightly and only leaving a gentle footprint. We support New Zealand’s Tiaki Promise to care for people, place and culture, and travel with an open heart and mind.

We practise Manaakitanga – showing respect, kindness and hospitality to all.

Our Electric Vehicle
 Tesla Model 3

Our Tesla Model 3 is a stylish, safe, comfortable & very quiet touring vehicle. Experience the technology of a 100% electric vehicle with zero carbon emissions and know you are being kind to the environment while exploring the beautiful, natural countryside of New Zealand.

Our Tesla is powered by our home-based solar PV panels and, while on tour, supplemented by New Zealand’s renewable energy source charging network.

 

Your Private Tour Guides

Kia Ora , Hi!

We are Ali & Marc. We have travelled extensively overseas, experienced other countries and been entertained and captivated by people sharing their stories of culture and history with us. We want to extend that same experience & friendship (Manaakitanga) to you.

Avid local travelers,  we know all the major attractions as well as the hidden gems found off the beaten track. We travel at leisure, allowing for those spontaneous, delightful moments you may typically encounter on a New Zealand road trip –  see sheep being mustered across the road, watch hay being baled in wide open fields,  enjoying a Kiwi-style picnic lunch or just simply taking a mid-journey break to stretch the legs at a scenic road-side rest stop, or quaint local town.

With Little Green Tours, you will arrive at your destination each day refreshed & relaxed.

Haere Mai, Welcome.

Peace of Mind for Your New Zealand Tour

In these uncertain times when you want to travel, but you’re nervous about travelling with groups, Little Green Tours offers peace of mind private touring in comfort and safety, exclusively for you and your partner or friend.

Be assured that your hosts have been fully vaccinated & boosted as recommended by the New Zealand Ministry of Health. We carry a First Aid kit including Pulse Oximeter and are both Red Cross First Aid certified.

The next step of the adventure is up to you, where do you want to go?

Featured Experiences

 

 

 Local Experiences

We know Rotorua very well and can design an itinerary to show you the highlights of this area. Our Day Tours can take in many of the best features of Rotorua from its geothermal activity and Pohutu Geyser or the Waimangu Volcanic Valley, to a walk through a living Maori Village inhabited by descendants of the first arrivals in New Zealand.

You have the option of an authentic Maori meal and entertainment in the evening.

We can show you some of the natural highlights of the deepest natural fresh water springs in the North Island, the Redwood Treewalk which is a series of platforms and swing bridges suspended in the canopy of 100 year old Redwood trees, or a drive around some of the 16 natural lakes formed through volcanic activity over centuries.

Hamurana Springs Nature Reserve

Further afield

 

Tours designed for international travelers include:

~ Hamurana Springs, Redwood Treewalk (day walk), Te Puia Cultural Centre, Waimangu Volcanic Valley (including Boat ride on the lake) kiwi style picnic lunch, Te Wairoa Buried village, Mt Tarawera view from Lake Tarawera, Redwood Treewalk (night walk)

~ Ohinemutu Maori Village, Hamurana Springs, Redwood Treewalk (day walk) Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Waiotapu Mud pools, Te Wairoa Buried Village, Te Puia dinner and guided tour.

 

Rotorua is an easy reach to other tourist areas such as Waitomo and the famous Glowworm Caves, or Hobbiton, the recreated movie set of Lord of the Rings, or Lake Taupo gateway to the mountains of the Central Plateau and home to the largest lake in the North Island.

We are happy to design a special Day Tour for you to take in the specific things you want to see, in the comfort of our luxury vehicle complete with driver and guide to share information, education, and stories along the way.

Suggested tours:

* Orakei Korako Thermal Valley, Aratiatia rapids, Lava Glass

* Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Hot swim at Waikite Thermal Pools. Includes a picturesque drive through farmland and countryside with views of geothermal activity along the way.

* Hamilton Gardens, and High Tea at Zealong Tea Estate

* Otorohanga Kiwi House 

Tesla style and comfort

Kapowai Cottage

 Rotorua Accommodation  

Kapowai (Dragonfly)Cottage -Tranquility near the lake

Little Green Tours peaceful and cosy ,self contained cottage accommodation  is completely yours for the duration of your stay. It is situated in a quiet neighborhood on the east side of Lake Rotorua, away from the main sulphur smells notorious in our town.

The two bedroom cottage is a home away from home with everything you need to relax, with a fully equipped kitchen, a modern bathroom, comfortable beds and plenty of delightful nature walks nearby.

Kapowai Cottage is also an ideal base to safely leave your belonging while you take the next few days to explore the incredible geothermal wonders and Maori culture of the historic tourism hub that is Rotorua.

We recommend you add a Rotorua Day Tour or a multi destination tour to continue your travel experience with Little Green Tours.

Maybe take a few days to stopover in the Coromandel Peninsula, or visit Waitomo Glowworm Caves or Hobbiton movie set on the way. Little Green Tours can provide a custom-made  tour taking in exactly what you want to experience in your time and with your budget with a dedicated and friendly driver and guide to escort you.

***** Had a fabulous stay in this perfect home by the lake. Our hosts Ali & Marc couldn’t do enough for us. We definitely recommend their Little Green Tour around all of the top places to visit. Amazing time! George & Christine UK

 

*****   What an amazing stay. Little Green Tours, Kapowai, your company and superb organisation, Thank you for everything and introducing us so superbly to Rotorua. We leave with dragging feet. Jo & Wynne, UK 

 

*****   Thank you for making our stay in Rotorua a very memorable one  The welcome breakfast items, bathroom essentials, and all the details you’ve provided are tremendously appreciated. We even noticed the little birds that hang out in the tree with the orange. Most importantly we couldn’t get enough of the amazing view  – Denise , Crystal and Louela  USA

 

*****   What a view of the fast-changing clouds and the lake – you might not ever leave the house! Clean with everything (plus extras) that you need for a comfortable stay. Ali and Marc care about their guests and it shows! Thanks! Leah and Neal, Chicago USA