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.
HAWKE'S BAY TOURING | WINE, SIGHTSEEING & ART DECO TOUR PACKAGES
MORNING WINE TOUR
9:30am - 1:00pm | $175 per person
Includes: sightseeing | tasting at three vineyards | visit to specialty food producer
Plus winery lunch platter
AFTERNOON WINE TOUR
1:30pm - 5:30pm | $135 per person
Includes: sightseeing | tasting at three - four vineyards
Plus winery cheese platter
FULL DAY WINE TOUR
9:30pm - 5:30pm | $245 per person
Combines morning and afternoon tours
LOCAL SIGHTS & ART DECO TOUR
1 Hour Tour | Exclusive van hire | Maximum 6 people
$180 per tour
Includes: Clive Square | Art Deco points of interest & architecture
Marine Parade | Bluff Hill scenic lookout
AFTERNOON BREW TOUR
Visiting 3 of Hawke's Bay's finest local breweries
Route, times and tour cost by arrangement
CRUISE SHIP TOUR
3.5 - 4 Hours | $95 per person
Docking in Napier this summer? Book directly with us and depart/return the Napier City i-SITE. Look out for the Avantogo stall!
Our 2020/2021 Summer Tour includes visits to:
Local Vineyard tasting | Arataki Honey tasting/tour| Te Mata Peak | Local fruit, chocolate and ice cream tasting stops | Ahuriri Fishing Village | Napier City Art Deco Highlights
Exclusive Van Hire | Maximum 6 people
Price on application
Contact us for options, ideas and our top picks
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
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.