Touring the best of Hawkes Bay in retro VW Kombi style.
Showing off the sights, sounds and sumptuous tastes of this fabulous region. 
Fully private and bespoke tours as well as private hire available. 

THE AVANTOGO STORY

Owners, Craig and Simone Stranaghan have combined their love of travelling and Volkswagen vans to create Avantogo Tours. 

After relocating to sunny Hawke's Bay from the "big smoke" they decided to make a complete career change, turning their beloved 1970 VW Microbus from simply a fun way to explore the bay in to a way to share this experience with visitors to the region.

So the little bus was duly painted, upholstered, washed, waxed and complied in to what is today a sharp retro cruiser.  

The name Avantogo, very simply comes from their desire to travel and as they needed transport they required A-Van-To-Go!

As a tour operator we strive to offer the best of the Bay with a touch of individuality. Be it wedding transportation, a birthday treat or special occasion or by choosing one of our tailor made tours. Taste wine and see the sites in something a little more special. 

We look forward to showing you this very special slice of paradise.  

 
 
WEDDINGS & PRIVATE EVENT HIRE

We understand that your wedding is the most important and potentially stressful day.

Let us help with a professional service with the unique VW twist. 

Whether you are looking to treat the guests of honour at a special event or simply want to arrive in style, Avantogo can help.

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WINE TOUR

12:00pm - 5:00pm​  |  $145 per person

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Includes: Pick up & return to your accommodation  |  tasting at four vineyards  |  gourmet cheese platter  

Commentary, site seeing, groovy music and photo opportunities!

Enjoy a fun and informative day with Craig the Kombi guy!

AFTERNOON BREW TOUR

12:00pm - 5:00pm​  |  $135 per person 

Minimum 4 | Maximum 6 passengers 

Includes: Pick up & return to your accommodation  |  visit 3-4 breweries (tastings not included)  

Commentary, site seeing, groovy music and photo opportunities!

Enjoy a fun and informative day with Craig the Kombi guy!

FOODIE TOUR

12:00pm - 5:00pm​  |  $145 per person

Minimum 4 | Maximum 6 passengers 

Includes: Pick up & return to your accommodation

Visit 5-6 of Hawke's Bay’s finest food producers and gourmet specialists from a selection of 10 choices (dependent on the season)

Meet the owners (where available), enjoy a tour and sample the foodie products. 

Commentary, site seeing, groovy music and photo opportunities!

Enjoy a fun and informative day with Craig the Kombi guy!

BESPOKE TOUR

Fancy a combination of our wine, brew and foodie tours? Have a particular spot you would like to see?

Contact us today to hear how we can tailor a tour to suit.

Minimum 4 | Maximum 6 passengers 

Price on application

HAWKE'S BAY SCENIC & ART DECO TOUR

3.5 - 4 Hours  |  $145 per person

Minimum 4 | Maximum 6 passengers 

Our 2020/2021 Summer Tour includes: Cruising along the coast line, through to the stunning Tuki Tuki valley, stopping for a coffee at a cool container café, then heading up Te Mata Peak for gorgeous vistas of Hawke's Bay. Stop at Arataki Honey for a tasting and tour, then heading back to Napier to visit an Urban Vineyard for a wine tasting. Finishing with a run through Napier City's Art Deco Highlights.

Commentary, site seeing, groovy music and photo opportunities!

Enjoy a fun and informative day with Craig the Kombi guy!

ALL TOURS CAN ACCOMMODATE A MAXIMUM OF 6 GUESTS | WE OFFER A DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE | ALL EXCLUSIVE HIRE TOURS CAN BE ADJUSTED TO SUIT
 
HAWKE'S BAY TOURING | WINE, SIGHTSEEING & ART DECO TOUR PACKAGES

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ACCOMMODATION

Looking for a special spot to stay before or after your tour? Out of town guests need a hideaway? Honeymoon pit stop close to the airport before you jet off overseas?

(We'll even drop you off!)

We can help with our peaceful, secluded and petite sea view accommodation.

 
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Booking a tour? Let us know where and when and we will advise availability as soon as we can...
Have an enquiry for a wedding, event or special occasion? We'll call you to discuss the details
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