Taupo Private Tours & Transfers - Premier North Island small luxury tour, guiding and VIP transfer service

Taupo Private Tours and Transfers offer driver / guide services with over 40+ years of service in the tourism industry. We operate exclusively with a fleet of Mercedes-Benz vehicles ranging from Sprinter (10 seats) to smaller V Class and SUV / Sedans.


We offer a full range of services from corporate, single transfer to exclusive multi-day guiding throughout the North Island, with pickup and drop-off at all the main centers of Rotorua, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay and Wellington.

Winter / Spring 2021 Packages


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- Up to 8 Guests 
- Optional Pickup / Dropoff available from anywhere in the North Island to or from Taupo accommodation (cost applies)
- Return Golf transfers to and from Taupo accommodation to Wairakei Golf Course
- Return Golf transfers to and from Taupo accommodation to Kinloch 
$95 per person (based on minimum 4 passengers). 

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- FAMILY (2A / 2C) 
- ALL transfers by Mercedes from / return Dunalistair House to Mr Ruapehu - No stress, Door-to-door ! 
- 3 nights at Dunalistair House, Kinloch
- TWO Full days skiing on Mt Ruapehu
$895 per adult
$595 per child (5-17)

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- 4 to 8 Ladies 
- 2 nights at Dunalistair House, Kinloch
- Mercedes Pickup & Dropoff from Bay of Plenty or Hawkes Bay.
From $990* per person
Pick two from : 
- In house beauty treatment
- Huka Lodge Lunch 
- Half Day Wairakei Terraces Thermal Pools & Massage.
- Afternoon Lake Cruise to the Rock Carvings with champagne!
- Optional Chef prepared dinners.
*Chef dinners - $75-180pp per meal

Our Fleet 



Our 316CDI Sprinter offers luxury leather seating for 10 passengers in luxurious leather seating.


Most popular for : 

  • Auckland / Taupo Airport Transfers

  • Local Rotorua touring.

  • Golf Groups. 

  • Larger / Extended Families 

Rate : from $175 per hour + GST

Mercedes Viano - Taupo Private Tours and Transfers


The ultimate in small group luxury transportation comes with the Mercedes Viano. 6 leather seats and independent air conditioning set this vehicle out from the rest. 


Most popular for : 

  • Auckland / Taupo Airport runs (comes with trailer if required). 

  • Hawkes Bay winery tours

  • Couples requiring more space. 

  • Executives. 

Rate : from $160 per hour + GST

Mercedes GLE250d Taupo Private Tours and Transfers


Our SUV exudes comfort and class. Ideally suited for one or two passengers, this vehicle offers all modern safety features along with excellent visibility.  


Most popular for : 

  • Auckland / Taupo Airport transfers

  • Full day touring. 

  • Honeymooners.

  • Executives. 

Rate : from $150 per hour + GST.

Mercedes E350 - Taupo Private Tours and Transfers


Our old faithful, the E350 offers timeless class and comfort and is ideally suited for short transfers around Taupo and Rotorua.


Most popular for : 

  • Local airport transfers in and around Taupo

  • Single executives. 

Rate : from $135 per hour + GST

Our Driver / Guides 

Alistair Tod - Tauranga ad Taupo based owner of Taupo Tours and Transfers
Alistair is the owner / operator of Taupo Private Tours and Transfers, having established the business in 2013. With his history of owning a number of tourism businesses within the luxury sector, Alistair has become one of the most experienced members of the tourism community in New Zealand. He is proud and excited to share with clients his extensive knowledge of this beautiful country, built up over 25+ years of traveling and exploring the North and South Islands.
Alistair is originally a Scotsman, having first visited New Zealand in 1992, with many subsequent visits before becoming a permanent resident in 2004. His loves include golf, fly-fishing, and spending time with family. 
Alistair Tod 
Duncan Grey- Kinloch Based Driver Guide - Taupo Tours and Transfers
Following 20 years in Management in Corporate International Business, Duncan moved to Taupo in 2002, where he owned and managed a boutique accommodation lodge, offering a quality guest experience to both New Zealand and International clients.
Duncan's experience and knowledge enables him to provide the level of service that is expected from the most discerning of client and to meet their individual needs. Duncan has served over the years as a luxury transfer driver for a number of guests staying at Huka Lodge and some of the other premium accommodations of the region.
Duncan Grey
Paul Dyson
A Yorkshireman by birth, Paul has spent all his working life within the transportation and tourism industries. For many years, Paul headed up a team of logistics staff and drivers and was responsible for the safe and efficient operation of a large fleet of goods vehicles. After falling in love with New Zealand during an annual vacation, Paul and his wife settled in New Zealand permanently in 2005.
After successfully running a seaside motel on The Coromandel for 10 years, their passion and enthusiasm for the Kiwi way of life was shared with literally thousands of tourists, helping guests make holiday memories last forever. Now based in Taupo, Paul is a keen fly fisherman and also runs a small farm raising sheep and beef cattle.
After 18 years in management and brand management roles in the Agricultural industry in the UK and New Zealand, David is delighted to return to his passion of the tourism industry having spent 7 years working in the golf industry at the Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland and ski guiding in the Three Valleys in France.
Attention to detail and service with a relaxed approach has been key to ensuring customers have a great experience and go away with memories to treasure. David has traveled extensively and now resides in Taupo where he continues to enjoy his passion for golf, fishing, boating and snow skiing. He enjoys sharing with customers the beauty and many wonderful things New Zealand has to offer.
David Kerr
Jenny Grey - Driver / Guide Taupo Tours and Transfers
With an extensive background in education, hospitality and customer service training, Jenny brings knowledge and experience to her role on our team.
As a former University sports coach and Boutique Lodge owner, Jenny understands what is required to ensure our clients receive the highest level of service during the time they spend with us. Add to this her exceptional record at keeping primary kids occupied in her classroom, Jen is an exceptional asset to our team, especially in looking after traveling families. She may even set the kids some homework ! 
Jenny Grey