Rough 'n' ready tours

Sometimes all you want is transport at a reasonable cost to explore some of the highlights within a few hours of our biggest city. You don't need the extras and you don't mind getting close and cosy with your fellow travellers. Our rough and ready tours may just tick all the boxes!  You may need to catch a train to the Southern suburbs to meet us, but that's all part of the intrepid experience.  The only catch is that we need a minimum 6 like minded explorers on board to get this trip on the road, so if you can get a group of friends together - "Give us a call!"

Check out some ideas for our Rough & Ready Roadie adventures below.

West Coast Black Sand Beaches

Duration: 5-6 hours
Cost: $65
Pick up & Drop off: Central inner city location.

Sausage sizzle & coleslaw lunch included. Check out the iconic wild Westie beach of Piha. Climb iconic lion rock. Take a refreshing dip at the base of a cascading waterfall. Visit a remote west coast beach and take a swim in a fresh water river.

Nikau Caves

Duration: 5-6 hours
Cost: $95 (includes cave tour ($45), hot drinks and home baked cookies)
Pick up: Papakura (or Pukekohe) train station
Drop off: Auckland city


Catch a train to the Southern suburbs from Britomart and we will meet you at the train station and head out into the sticks to our favourite privately owned and operated glow worm caving adventure. Follow an underground stream on an unforgettable 1 hour guided subterranean glow worm adventure in an idyllic unique geological region. There is opportunity for a few highly recommended ‘local secret’ stops on our return journey to the city.