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© 2018 Taupo Private Transfers Ltd - p +64 7 377 8577 : e info@taupoprivatetransfers.com

Welcome to Taupo Private Tours & Transfers - The central North Island's premier luxury tour guiding and transfer operator.

Taupo Private Tours and Transfers are a family run business offering luxury Mercedes branded vehicles with dedicated driver guides with over 40+ years service in the tourism industry.


We offer a full range of guiding and transfer services from and to Rotorua, Auckland, the Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay and Wellington.


We also offer corporate / executive transfers with a pledge of a professional service, ensuring you gain the very best out of what the region has to offer. 



Our 2017 Model 316CDI Sprinter offers 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


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


Our brand new 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.


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 
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 industry 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.
Having grown up in Scotland, Alistair first visited New Zealand in 1992, and became a permanent resident in 2004. His loves include golf, fly-fishing, and spending time with family. 
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
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
Craig Wrightson
New Zealand-born Craig loves the great outdoors and all the natural beauty New Zealand has to offer.
Having been a tour guide and professional chauffeur in the tourism industry for over six years, he knows how to get the most out of a New Zealand visit. His friendly and relaxed manner makes him a great tour guide and being a local, he has an in-depth knowledge of New Zealand culture, history, society, geography, flora and fauna. He shares this in an engaging and entertaining way, making your experience an interactive and memorable one.
Craig's personable and outgoing along with a passion for his home country that’ll make you fall head over heels in love with Aotearoa.
Paul Dyson
A Yorshireman 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.