Single Day Or Multi-Day Experiences Out Of Auckland.

Hobbiton, Matamata, New Zealand

Single-day, overnight or multi-day journeys to discover both the famous and the hidden destinations close to Auckland. 

Within a few hours to both the North and the South of Auckland there are single and multi-day excursions to suit every interest. From the world-famous attractions of the Hobbiton Movie Set and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua or the historic, subtropical paradise of Northland. 

"absolutely fantastic!! We can't say enough good things about bill hird, he was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Everything you want in a luxury guide."
Cape Reinga Lighthouse, Northland
Russell Kororareka, Northland
Waiotapu, Rotorua
Waitomo Glowworm Caves


All tours are private.

1 to 8 guests.

Luxury, unbranded vehicles.

Let us know your interests and your time schedule and we’ll create a special itinerary for you. 


Kia ora, welcome! I’m a 5th generation kiwi, a New Zealand wine judge and foodie who wants to share my passion for New Zealand; its sights, history, culture, and lifestyle.

We’ll take you to the special places of New Zealand; the places that nudge your sense of wonder and curiosity.

I am an experienced guide, travel advisor and planner, with wide knowledge and passion for NZ wine and food, culture, history and lifestyle, and am a member of the New Zealand Sommelier & Wine Professionals Association.

I’ve travelled just about every road and visited almost every town and village in New Zealand. I have fun every day. Our guests have fun. What more could anyone want.

I look forward to planning and making your journey in New Zealand unique and wonderful.

Bill Hird, Landmarks Founder & Guide

Spirits Bay, Northland

Let the adventure begin