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About Us

Shore Excursions

Kiwi Excursions offer a wide range of cruiseship shore excursions, and these are suitable for all ages, from families with young children through to mature travellers. Should you wish to have guides with non-English speaking ability, we can arrange a vast range of language requirements.

Kiwi Excursions are able to accommodate all needs – ranging from affordable transport, accommodation, meals & experiences, right through to luxury high-end bespoke experiences.

History & Tradition

Kiwi Excursions founder is Karl Petrie. His professional experience in tourism dates back to 1993, and his family have operated tours for many decades. As early as the 1930’s his great grandfather Tony (the elder) Petrie operated tours to the Waitakere Ranges. His father Tony (the younger!) Petrie founded Sunbeam Tours in 1975. Sunbeam Tours coach tour operations were sold in 2000 to APT (Australian Pacific Tours) and Tony changed the company name to Renaissance Tours. Tony continues to this day to be one of the lead cruise ship tour operators in New Zealand, operating Renaissance Tours, which has serviced cruiselines such as Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises Crystal Cruises & Azamara Club Cruises.

Don’t hesitate to call our friendly and professional staff if you have questions about any tours. We look forward to having the pleasure of showing you the very best of New Zealand.