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NZ Picton Cruise Ship Shore Tours

Posted on May 28, 2018 at 3:40 PM

t's not long now until our Cruise Ships start arriving in Picton this coming summer. There are 38 docking in port, ranging from the Seabourne Encore, Princess Cruises, Noordam,Celebrity Solstice, Radiance of the eas, just to name a few. If you are interested in a private cruise ship on shore tour then please check out my website on

The end of a 6 Day Tour in the South Island of New Zealand

Posted on May 28, 2018 at 3:30 PM

Jan has just completed a 6 Day Tour for me, with 2 guests visiting from India and they certainly saw snow, which they had never seen before.Thank you Jan for doing such a great job again and giving these Guests a great taste of New Zealand in the winter. It seems that they had a great time on their private tour with New Zealand I Drive. Check out a Customised Tour.

6 Day Tour South Island New Zealand

Posted on May 28, 2018 at 3:25 PM

Jan is out on a 6 Day Private Tour with 2 Guests from India. They are enjoying the snow as they have never seen it before, but the catch is always touring New Zealand  in the winter, the roads and driving and it is not that pleasant to put chains on when you need to. So far so good and today they head for the West Coast, a little wet but still picturesque especially over the Haast Pass. Check out my South Island Private Tours.

A Great Tour of the Tasman in New Zealand

Posted on May 28, 2018 at 3:20 PM

So much to do around Takaka and GoldenBay in the Tasman of NewZealand. This is a stunning part of the South Island of New Zealand and so many hidden treasures. Let New Zealand I Drive take you there and check out more tours at

Touring in the South Island of NZ

Posted on May 28, 2018 at 3:15 PM

A trip on the newly rebuilt highway on the East Coast from Christchurch through Kaikoura and into the fabulous wine country of the Marlborough. My friend had a great trip considering the weather and looking forward to exploring the Tasman area now.

Another Great Picton Cruise Ship Shore Tour

Posted on February 27, 2018 at 2:40 PM

Although it was a little overcast it didn't dampen their enthusiasm for a good day out on their private tour around the Marlborough.  My Guests arrived on the Azamara a smaller Cruise Ship in Picton yesterday. A drive around Port Underwood stopping off at various bays along the way. As a couple of my Guests loved art, we changed the itinerary around and headed for The Gallery at Havelock...where yes one of my Guests took a fancy to a particular painting...and getting it shipped over to the USA...He was very thankful for the change of plan...the beauty of flexible touring on your own private cruise ship shore tour!

Cruise Ship Shore tour Nelson

Posted on February 25, 2018 at 2:45 PM

Yesterday I met a lovely family visiting from Canada who were on the Cruise ship Crystal Symphony and their hearts were set on a few specific vineyards in the Marlborough Region. Their first stop were the Wairau River Wines with a great selection and a range of awards throughout #NewZealand and then onto Hans Herzog for a wine tour and a few more samples. Twelve Trees restaurant for lunch and a few more wines.... and finished off at Cloudy Bay...with a few purchases....and yes more wine!...A great day had by all! You to could enjoy a private cruise ship shore tour with New Zealand I Drive.

Great Cruise Ship Day Picton

Posted on February 12, 2018 at 2:50 PM

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting and touring with some lovely people from Florida and Texas in the USA. They had arrived on the Ovation Of The Seas, one of the larger cruise ships. The sun was out, as we made our way on a short sightseeing trip around Picton for a few short walks and an unexpected visitor decided to hitch a ride (Bella the dog...a local)...lots of laughs! The Marlborough Flyer Train trip to Blenheim was a hit as well! They loved their day out and private tour around the Marlborough and I wish you all the best for future travels and happy sailing around New Zealand. If you would also like to join a private cruise ship shore tour as well then please check out my tours at

Another good day on tour at Hobbiton

Posted on February 1, 2018 at 1:35 AM

Today we were just ahead of the storm, as we left Auckland wet and windy, but didn't dampen the spirits of my guests, as they joined a guided tour at Hobbiton which they thoroughly enjoyed. We stopped off at Tirau and the Tin Shed  for a little retail therapy before heading to Rotorua and tomorrow..... hopefully a little more sun! Check out a tour that could be right for you by surfing my website under North Island Tours.

A 5 Day North Island Tour in New Zealand

Posted on January 31, 2018 at 2:20 AM

Today I have started a  5 Day tour with a lovely group of women visiting from Buenos Aires. They came off the Cruise Ship Norwegian Jewel this morning, to enjoy a short taste of what the North Island of NewZealand is about.Tomorrow we're off to Hobbiton.