Frequently Asked Questions

How many people can you take on tours?


I can cater for any group size but generally we take 11-14 passengers plus the Tour Guide/ Driver. If you have a larger group that is no problem we can provide a quotation for any number of  people 


Are you licensed to operate?

Yes there are strict guidelines and we have passed all of them. All our drivers are police vetted and hold a current passenger license and Arrow Tours is a licensed Operator with NZTA.


Do cruise ships dock at the Port of Tauranga?

Yes they do it is a very modern port situated at Mt Maunganui and after docking if you are pre- bookked or not  there is a short walk of appro 300-500 metres through a security check point , we will be waiting with your name displayed.


What days do your tours depart?

Every Cruse ship day per the Port of Tauranaga Cruise schedule or by arrangement 


What time do tours depart?

If you are a cruise passenger and you would like to join one of our tours they leave around 8.30 as most have a duration of 6-7  hours and you will be back in plenty of time to do things locally.


How is payment made?

You can either book and pay online or arrange for payment by cash or from one on of the many Bank Atm’s situated close to the Port


What are your pick up and drop off points?

All Cruise ship tours start from the Port of Tauranga situated in Salisbury Avenue downtown Mt Maunganui If you are not visiting on a Cruise ship pick ups can be arranged from anywhere including Tauranga Airport or your Tauranga or Mount Maunganui accommodation.


What is included in the cost of the tours featured on your website?

The cost includes a personally guided tour, transport and all entrance fees to all the attractions listed in the tour itinerary. Also included is bottled water


Do you offer tours other than those featured on your website?

Yes, we are happy to provide you with your own customized tour. We would provide you with a quote when you have told us your requirements.


What if I’m late back to the cruise ship?

Arrow Tours guarantee you back to your ship on time or in the unlikely event it may happen ( it hasn’t happened yet) you will be transported back to your ship the next day and all costs will be incurred by Arrow Tours


Is lunch included?

Lunch is an additional cost, but we do provide bottled water


What happens if it rains or the weather is bad?

Our Tours depart in NZ ‘s Spring and Summer regardless of weather and our main attractions are a 45 minute drive to Rotorua or Hobbiton so it pays to be prepared so we do provide umbrellas on our coaches. If bad weather prevents your ship from docking  and you have pre paid your tour then a full refund will be made.


What do I need to bring on the tours?

We suggest you bring a hat, sunscreen, a raincoat and warm clothing as New Zealand’s weather can be very changeable.


Do you provide children’s booster seats?

Yes we provide Booster seats Free of Charge (they are a legal requirement in NZ for children under the age of 7 years) if Baby seats are required there will be a small additional charge ( we hire them from Plunket )


Further Questions?

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