Experience the Bay of Plenty
If you are visiting Tauranga and are in a wheelchair or have limited mobility, let Driving Miss Daisy take you on an accessible shore excursion to the geysers and cultural sights of Rotorua or the magic of Hobbiton.
Both are around an hour's drive from Tauranga, so we recommend allowing around 6 or 7 hours for your day tour so you don't feel rushed, but the itinerary on the day is totally up to you. Please ask if there is somewhere you particularly want to visit or you can leave it up to us if you are not sure where you want to go. Equally, if you have somewhere in mind, but aren't sure about accessibility, we have visited most locations and have a good idea what to expect.
We can take wheelchairs and mobility scooters of varying sizes, or, if you are ambulant but worried about the amount of walking around the sights, we can provide (and push) a wheelchair for you to make sure you see as much as possible.
For those who prefer a shorter tour, 3 or 4 hours (or even less if you prefer) allows you to see the sights and history of Tauranga and the surrounding area.
Our friendly drivers are very experienced in working with people in wheelchairs or with reduced mobility and are happy to accompany you on your tour to provide whatever assistance is needed, or simply take you to the places you want to see and wait, whichever you prefer.
With four wheelchair accessible cars in our fleet, we are sure to have a vehicle suitable for your particular needs. For example, the Estima has a swing out front seat which you may find more comfortable if you are able to transfer; the Kangoo has good headroom and great visibility with the wheelchair positioned just behind the driver and a passenger seat alongside, so is much friendlier than a typical wheelchair accessible vehicle; the Hiace can take a wheelchair and a mobility scooter plus 5 passengers, so although something of a utility vehicle, it is ideal for larger groups.
We charge a set hourly rate regardless of the number of passengers or where you decide to go. Contact us for more information or to make a booking.
Why choose us for your shore excursion
"We used Driving Miss Daisy recently (10 December 2017) when visiting Tauranga by a cruise ship. The services they provided for us were exceptional. They showed great level of professionalism and care, and all the email correspondence prior to the visit, from enquiries to confirmations were attended in a timely manner. As first time visitors, they provided us with many itineraries to choose from, factoring in different durations and interests. The wheelchair accessible car was in an excellent condition and the best part was that the wheelchair passenger can sit in the wheelchair in the back of the car and enjoy the view through the windows as they are all appropriately leveled. we would certainly use Driving Miss Daisy again and it is a highly recommended company."
Carl and Barry, Dec 2017