About Us

Based in the Bay of Plenty township of Katikati, our welcoming team prides itself on excellent service and an intimate knowledge of everything our special little corner of New Zealand has to offer.

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.

Our Tours:
Hobbiton Movie Set

Tours start from just $159 per adult and $134 per child (5-17 years). 
Children aged under five years old are free. Prices may vary by season. 

Tour duration: 5-6 hours. 


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Day Tours: Hobbiton Movie Set

Tauranga City and Countryside

Tours start from just $65 each. 
Children aged under five years old are free. Prices may vary by season. 

Tour duration: 3-4 hours.


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Day Tours: Tauranga City and Countryside

Te Puia cultural and geothermal experience

Tours start from just $139 per adult and $119 per child (5-17 years). 
Children aged under five years old are free. Prices vary by season. 

Tour duration: 5-6 hours. 


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Day Tours: Te Puia cultural and geothermal experience

Whakarewarewa Living Geothermal Village

Tours start from just $139 per adult and $129 per child (5-17 years). 
Children aged under five years old are free. Prices vary by season. 

Tour duration: 5-6 hours. 


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Day Tours: Whakarewarewa Living Geothermal Village

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

Tours start from just $145 per adult and $130 per child (5-17 years). 
Children aged under five years old are free. Prices vary by season. 

Tour duration: 5-6 hours. 


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Day Tours: Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

Private Charter Tours

The options are limitless, so get in touch today to discuss your ultimate day out. 

Price: $120 an hour (minimum four hours)


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Private Charter Tours

Other Services:
Kate's Kabs

Get around the Western Bay of Plenty in style with Kate’s Kabs – the safe, affordable and professional taxi service for Katikati, Waihi, Waihi Beach, Omokoroa the surrounding area. 
 

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Kate's Kabs

Town Connector Bus Service

The Town Connector is your friendly local bus service linking Katikati, Waihi and Waihi Beach. Operating on Thursdays.
 

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Town Connector Bus Service

Wheelchair Accessible Van Hire

To make things easier for those with disabilities, we offer a wheelchair accessible van for hire. The van is a nine seat Toyota Hiace equipped with an easy to operate wheelchair lift.

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Wheelchair Accessible Van Hire

Customers say:

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.

Anonymous

Excellent shuttle service pickup from international airport direct to address required. Safe for teenage daughter travelling alone.

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