BAY OF ISLANDS :  If you are arriving by car, plane, bus or by Cruise Ship to the Bay of Islands  we welcome you to join with us on an adventure to show you the part of our country we call home.
 TOTAL TOURS van is white and air conditioned for your comfort.
Individuals, small groups, private or large group bookings .
Pick up by prior arrangement.  
We offer historic, scenic, glow worm cave, rail trip, wine tasting adventures. See below for more details;    or  contact us for a private tour.

Bay of Islands to Doubtless Bay  from West Coast  to East Coast  our country has so many hidden places to explore 

Contact us via Email  :   or Ph:  021 0355817
to find out which tours are going out or to book your private tour
 include details about your group & interests.


1 hour NZ$30 per adult  $20 per child (5-15yrs)

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Join TOTAL TOURS on a relaxed one hour Scenic Tour stopping for photos. Hear some of the local history and lifestyle stories. Be wowed at the view from the Waitangi Golf Club lookout, seeing  the beautiful islands of the Bay. Travel through native bush and farmland stopping at the unique horseshoe Haruru Waterfall, highlights of the Paihia Village which include the Historic Stone Church and pristine beaches.

Return to Paihia Village for shopping, exploring or to catch your shuttle bus.



5 Hours     NZ$150  adult (minimum numbers apply)
Included : wine & honey tasting 
Lunch at your own cost
Departure time to be confirmed
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Pick up point & time by prior arrangement

Heading to Kerikeri the citrus capital of NZ  passing by native bush,  forest plantations and beef, sheep & dairy farms.

A visit to the workshop of Romeyn Woodcrafts a family business : showcasing housewares : boards, table mats, coasters, pens, puzzles etc made from native NZ timber:  including  Kauri   one of the world’s mightiest trees, growing to over 50mtrs tall, with trunk girths up to 16mtrs, and living for over 2,000 years.  

On to the Honey Shop: tasting  honey  including NZ’s famous manuka honey,  hear about our local bush area and conservation program or ask about the bee hive tour option.

Down to the Historic Stone Store Mission Station by the Kerikeri River.  Visit NZ’s oldest buildings : Kemp House and the Stone Store –  offering a range of 1800’s authentic goods  and a  quirky range of uniquely New Zealand souvenirs.  Embrace the beauty of this area & the birds that make it their home while hearing about the Maori & European history. 

Marsden Estate for wine tasting & lunch (at your own cost).   Known for the relaxed atmosphere of its courtyard dining space overlooking the lake and vines, with innovative cuisine that showcases the unique flavours of the region. 

After lunch we visit Makana Confections Chocolate factory – offering a sample of their hand-made quality confections using only natural ingredients.  See the chocolates being made through the glass wall.  Also offering Italian Gelato tastings at their cafe : maybe get one to go. 
Next door venture into the Kauri Workshop & Gifts.

We return via unique Haruru Falls & the  Waitangi lookout – with spectacular views of ships & the islands of the Bay.

Option to drop off at the tender wharf  or  Paihia Village should you wish to explore further on foot, before catching one of the shuttles back to the tender boat.



2  hours   
NZ$85 per adult
NZ$60 per child  5-15yrs    NZ$30  under 5yrs 
Includes :  Entrance Fee for guided tour at the Cave
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Departing from the  Paihia Township.  (time to be confirmed)  Take the shuttle from the tender wharf  & look for the green sidewalk sign 
Sit back & enjoy a  scenic drive through native bush & farmland with commentary from your local driver.

Arriving at the Glow Worm Cave :  You will be welcomed by incredible rock formations and lush green rain-forest.

Greeted by family members for your guided tour through the cave, you’ll be wowed by thousands of glow worms surrounded by breath taking stalactites and stalagmites and be amazed by one of New Zealand’s natural wonders.  Learn about the life cycle of the Glow Worm & hear the family stories & history.

We return to Paihia via the Port of Opua,  passing beaches & historic places.