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Owners Kent and Kate Pfennig moved back to New Zealand from the USA in 2011 after years of farming and more than two decades travelling the world with each other and then their three boys.
They purchased the Katikati Motel, which they ran for four and a half years, and launched ND Kiwi Tours to share their passion for travel and New Zealand with others. Kent’s roots in North Dakota gave rise to the ‘ND’ in the ‘ND Kiwi Tours’ name. He grew up working on a sheep and beef farm near the state capital, Bismarck, and proudly calls himself a North Dakota Kiwi.
Our tour company has grown and we now have four expert guides operating two comfortable air-conditioned vans. Our spacious 11-seater is ideal for larger groups, while our nine-seat wheelchair-accessible van ensures we can offer a tour experience everyone can enjoy. All of our team is committed to sustainable tourism and we are proud to hold Qualmark accreditation recognising our consistent service standards and consideration for the environment.
During the cruise ship season we make regular trips to the Port of Tauranga to pick up cruise passengers for day tours exploring some of the most exciting attractions in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions. Small group day trips are run throughout the year, as well as specialised tours outside the region and to lesser-known spots that are off the beaten track.
We also provide a range of services for the local Western Bay of Plenty community. These include our Kate’s Kabs taxi service and Town Connector bus service, self-contained RV parking in Katikati, wheelchair-accessible van hire, and Specialised School Transport Assistance to help students with mobility or safety needs get to and from school.
Get in touch today to discuss your dream holiday in New Zealand or your local transport needs.
Christina Productions has used Kiwi Tours five times to take groups to Auckland to attend performing arts shows. All our passengers remark on the pleasantness and efficiency of both drivers, Kate and Kent.
We will certainly be using the great service ND Kiwi Tours offer and highly recommend it.
This transport service is starting to transform Katikati by offering a number of options for residents and visitors to travel in and around our town. This is a reliable service which is run as a family business by people who are very customer aware and focussed. These kind and generous people have a growing business that has a lot to offer our community.