Be quick to book the tour that's best for you! Email tgatastingtours@xtra.co.nz  or call Lyn or Paul on NZ 027 5224607 or NZ 07 5441383.

CELEBRATIONS FOR FRIENDS & FAMILY

Let us supply transport and arrange venues for your family celebration your Hens’ Party your business Social Club outing.

It’s always enjoyable to celebrate together as a group in a relaxed & convivial atmosphere. We can ensure that your outing is tailored to your specific requirements relating to venue time constraints and budget.

Transport is door-to-door.

All of our current tours will be able to return home within 24 hours if there is a Lockdown.

Sunday Lunch

Come on our circuit of monthly Sunday Lunches to a range of venues or book a date that you require for a special occasion.

APRIL 21 SUNDAY LUNCH, THE HARBOUR VIEW HOTEL, RAGLAN (Now fully booked)

This Heritage Hotel building was built by George Moon, an early Raglan settler, originally from Cornwall. It was burnt down & rebuilt twice. Maybe the wives were annoyed at their husband's affection for the venue & resultant absence.

The building has had many incarnations - a hotel, a Courthouse, Commemoration accommodation in the early 1900's, a meeting venue.

The front of hotel offers an award-winning a la carte restaurant,

We'll stop en route for a tea/coffee & biscuits.

COST: Transport, tea/coffee, biscuits - $70.00pp.

Lunch/beverages at your choice & cost from the extensive menu. Details at-
https://www.smore.com/514ah-the-harbour-view-hotel-raglan

MAY 26 STRATOSFARE RESTAURANT ROTORUA

Ride up the gondola & experience great food, service & views .
As you dine, the floor to ceiling windows [ will help you to enjoy] the panoramic views of Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island. The contemporary ambience features luxurious Italian marble, granite, schist, timber and David Trubridge lights...

Featuring a stunning array of freshly prepared buffet and cooked-to-order dishes highlighting locally sourced seafood, meat and produce, Stratosfare will take you on a gastronomic journey.
From the tidal mussel tank, ensuring the freshest mussels you can find, to the flame rotisserie, Art of the Grill chef station, seasonal salads and delicate cooked-to-order crepes, this restaurant is a unique and decadent Rotorua dining experience that you'll want to return to again & again. ( excerpt from Stratosfare website)
COST:  $130.00opp. - Transport, gondola, gourmet buffet lunch

 

JUNE 23 SUNDAY LUNCH - ZENDERS HAUTAPU

 Three sisters wanted to honour their Dutch heritage & celebrate their parents' experience on theri journey to living in NZ.
Zenders is located 6km from central Hamilton and 15km from Hamilton Airport. It offers an authentic Euro-style facility for every occasion. The venue has varied spaces, which can cater to smaller or larger groups such as meetings, conferences , weddings & special occasions.
​Come with us to this special venue and choose a real treat for yourself from the extensive menu.
COST: TRANSPORT: $65.00pp.; Lunch at your cost from the menu. Details (including menu) at:

SUNDAY LUNCH AT ZENDERS, HAUTAPU | Smore Newsletters for Business

Upcoming General Tours:

Mid-Week Tours & Garden-Related Tours

 

We travel monthly to areas our clients have requested or that we have chosen

MAY 1 -GUO PEI COLLERCTION & SYLVIA PARK

"In this Aotearoa New Zealand exclusive exhibition, experience the extravagant, breath-taking fashions of globally renowned Chinese designer Guo Pei. Drawing on influences from around the world and incorporating extraordinary fabrics and bejewelled embroidery, Guo Pei’s striking ensembles of clothing, shoes and jewellery are truly wearable works of art."
We will travel to the Auckland Art Gallery for this wonderful exhibition, then return via Sylvia Park Shopping Centre so that you can eat or induge in retail therapy at the amazing range of shops.
COST: Transport & exhibition: Adults - $112.00 ( Seniors - $106.00)
($25.00 to be paid on booking to cover ticket charges. This charge is not refundable but is transferable.)
Details at: GUO PEI EXHIBITION | Smore Newsletters for Business

MAY 16 - HAMILTON ZOO & OTHER DELIGHTS!

We will travel from Tauranga & stop for a coffee at Clementine Cafe at the lovely Amber Garden Centre, just out of Cambridge. We will then travel on to the wonderful Hamilton Zoo, home of over 600 native & exotic animals, & complete the day by viewing the impressive Chartwell Collection at Waikato Museum

JUNE 6 - THE ROBERTSON COLLECTION ART EXHIBITION

Come with us to see this amazing collection at the Auckland Art Gallery.

"The Robertson Gift: Paths through Modernity celebrates the monumental gift of significant artworks from the collection of New York philanthropists Julian (1932–2022) and Josie Robertson (1943–2010) to the Gallery.
The donation comprises 15 works by influential modern European artists, including Pierre Bonnard, Georges Braque, Paul Cezanne, Salvador Dalí, André Derain, Henri Fantin-Latour, Paul Gauguin, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian and Pablo Picasso.
Beginning with the suggestive nude bodies of the late 19th century and ending with a monumental colour-field painting from the 1960s, The Robertson Gift: Paths through Modernity takes visitors on a journey through the major art movements of the modern era, including Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Surrealism, and post-war abstraction.
Featuring 49 paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture, the exhibition also includes visitor favourites from the permanent collection as well as loans and other important recent acquisitions, offering a broad survey of the best of late-19th- and early-to-mid 20th-century international art." aucklandartgallery.com
En route for home we will visit the Mercer Cheese Shop, so that you can restock your supply of speciality cheese. Tea/coffee/comfort stops will be made during the day, as required
COST: $90.00pp. Transport, exhibition. 

SEPTEMBER 29 - ANNUAL PIRONGIA  CRAFT DAY

Held in Pirongia's main street, Franklin Street, the craft day is an annual event which has been happening for over 43 years, and is one of the biggest markets in New Zealand.They're bursting to the gunnels with new ideas & attractions for this year The day is organised by dedicated local arts & crafts people, who endeavour to keep the day "New Zealand Handmade & homegrown".
Only genuine NZ-made crafts & products are permitted to be sold.
Entertainment is provided by groups ranging from pipe bands to hip-hop groups.
Come with us to enjoy this unique vibrant, friendly day!
NB. It is an early start as we have to get down expeditiously to ensure we can park close to the stalls AND it is the first day of daylight saving, where clocks will go forward.
$75.00 pp (Door-to-door transport from Tauranga, Mt Maunganui, early Papamoa or en route).

Hen's Parties

If you’re thinking of having a Hens’Party, prior to your wedding contact us to plan a day of fun!

Winery Tours Tailored to Your Requests

Travel to the Hawke's Bay for a weekend of wine appreciation. Taste the delights of Kumeu or Matakana. You choose the destination we’ll suggest the venues for your consideration to ensure you have a great time!

GIFT VOUCHERS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL OF OUR TOURS

Give a gift voucher for a birthday or anniversary, a “thank you’ to that special person.

MATAHUI DISTILLERY - MAKE YOUR OWN GIN!

Have an exciting & enjoyable afternoon learning about the art of distilling by creating your very own gin!

This will take approximately 3hours, and includes drinks, snacks and tastings, plus your own unique gin that you create!

You'll have a selection of ingredients (botanicals) to choose from, a miniature still and expert help on hand to make your own gin.

You will blend, bottle and label your gin ready for you to take away with you at the end of the session.

It's fun, informative - and you take your creation home with you!

$195 per person per still or $245 for two people sharing a still.

Door-to door transport $55.00pp. (Minimum of 6 people, maximum of 10)

LOCAL TASTING TOUR - ON DATE OF YOUR CHOICE

The Local Tasting Tour commences by visiting a boutique craft brewery, where a range of beer or cider of your choice is sampled.
We then have a light lunch at one of Tauranga's top restaurants, The White House, Te Puna.
We travel North through scenic countryside for a presentation & tasting at the Wine Portfolio, now home to the prestigious, medal-winning wines of Leveret (formerly Morton) Estate & Mills Reef Winery. (The former Mills Reef Winery no longer exists.) This will be an opportunity to sample excellent NZ wines, and to ask questions about NZ wine-styles & terroir.
The tour returns to Tauranga for dessert & a cocktail at one of Tauranga's most popular restaurants, Salinity, overlooking our beautiful harbour.
We then return you home (or to local accommodation). A minimum of 2 people must be booked
COST : $200.00pp. Transport, tastings, lunch, dessert.
Details at:
https://www.smore.com/x3azd-tauranga-tasting-tours

If you have 6 people a Shortened Local Tasting Tour can be booked. Details at:
https://www.smore.com/z2v6k-shortened-local-tasting-tour

TAKE A CHOSEN  GROUP OF FRIENDS ON A SPECIAL DAY OUT!

Do you want to give Dad a special day at The Aviator Experence, Thames? Go to the Waitakaruru Arboretum, Scotsmans Valley (recently on TV)? Have friends that want to go to the Cambridge Raceway for the Trots, the Zealong Tea French Restaurabt? For a game of golf? To a show in Auckland? Or to a favourite venue for a special celebration?

Our 14-seater vehicle can take your group & make sure your en route requirements are met.

Cambridge - $650.00; Hamilton - $740.00; Auckland - $1110.00; Taupo - $850.00; Rotorua - $550.00; Paengaroa - $400.00

Other destinations can be travelled to - just send us your requirements & we'll send you a cost at no obligation. The cost includes a covered luggage trailer, if required.

MATAHUI DISTILLERY  GUIDED TOUR 

You may not be a gin aficionado, but learning about the intricacies of gin-making is extremely interesting. Choosing from the multiplicity of "ingredients" to effect the optimum taste is a real skill.

Come with us to meet the distillers, explore the garden and distillery, learn how they make their exceptional gin and what makes them different.
"During your tour you'll visit our working distillery and productive garden, and finish with a curated tasting in our Cellar Door. You'll learn how gin is made, our "garden to glass" philosophy, and experience the many different ingredients we use." (matahuidistillery.com)
We will then return you to your pick-up point.

COST (Miimum 10 pax): $100.00 per person  - transport, tour, tasting

GROUP TOUR FOR 8-14 PAX - WINE,FOOD, CIDER ON DATE OF YOUR CHOICE

A great tour to celebrate a Hen's Party, a birthday or just a day out with friends. This local day of fun commences by travelling North for a presentation & tasting at The Wine Portfolio wines of Leveret Estate & Mills Reef Winery.

We then travel back to Omokoroa to one of the area's newest & most popular restaurants, The Village Green Bar & Kitchen. Here you can choose to have lunch or a coffee - whatever you want on the day!

The tour moves on to The Cider Factorie, Te Puna for a cider tasting of their award winning ciders. Snacks are available.

We then return you to your pick-up point or to another choice of drop-off e.g. The Strand.

 

PRICE: $85.00pp. (Transport, wine presentation/tasting, cider tasting).

Food & additional beverages on the day are at client's cost.

AVOCADO  ORCHARD TOUR (Date of your choice)

After meeting you at your pick-up point, we travel through scenic countryside to Aongatete.
The orchard tour includes an informative ‘walk and talk’ around the picturesque orchard, led by the grower. You’ll learn about this fascinating fruit, its history, the unique characteristics of the trees, and the seasonal activities that occur in the orchard. After the stroll, you’ll see a live demonstration of the picking machine used to harvest the fruit and be treated to some delicious avocado tastings.

COST (Minimum of 10 pax) $75.00pp

tasting.. Details at :

Avocado Orchard Tour | Smore Newsletters for Business

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