Shore Trips and Tours is a division of the Mount Classic Tours group of tourism companies. Through the Shore Trips and Tours brand we specialise in providing shore excursions and tours to cruise ship passengers visiting New Zealand and Australia. We also operate a NZ domestic tour brand – Hinterland Tours specialising in tours for the 55+ active retirees as well as Taste of Plenty offering food tours in the Bay of Plenty of New Zealand.
Since 2002, Mount Classics has grown to be one of the largest providers of independent shore excursions in New Zealand. We are located in Tauranga on the east of the North Island of New Zealand however we provide tour services in all ports of call in New Zealand and Australia through our own and other associate partner companies. All are small independent companies who are passionate about their own area and have been chosen as we know they will deliver the first class service you expect.
We employ professional and friendly driver guides who are committed to their work and sharing the beauty of New Zealand with others, and we partner with ProGuides NZ to assist with foreign language or specialist subject guides. You are guaranteed to be in safe hands when choosing Mount Classic Tours to travel with - we hold the Silver Qualmark Award (NZ’s tourism regulatory standards body), multiple awards including The Trip Advisor Travellers’ Award 2020 (awarded to just 10% of the world’s best) as well as being members of industry association groups like Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA), The Cruise Association of NZ and The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce.