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V8 Trike Tours

Salisbury Avenue or Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand
+64 22 225 5647
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Best birthday ever!

A suprise birthday present from my wife What an experience! The power of these machines is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nigel H
Great day out

I took 10 Mental Health Adults to the Mt for a ride on the V8 Trikes. They loved the experience and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JoBromley
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One of the best tour experiences on the Mount by far! Certainly the most exhilarating way to see the beautiful Bay of Plenty. Our set tours start from a 25 minute ride taking you along our stunning beach and back through the town to a two and half hour breath taking overview of the whole region. Or you can hire them by the hour and go where you wish. the The trikes are extremely comfortable, stable and come with an experienced driver guide. Your safety is paramount to us and whilst it is not a legal requirement we have taken it upon ourselves to put our trikes through an independent mechanical & saftey inspection every 6 weeks to ensure the highest possible standards are met.
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“great fun” (9 reviews)
“awesome ride” (3 reviews)
“minute tour” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Salisbury Avenue or Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand
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+64 22 225 5647
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A suprise birthday present from my wife What an experience! The power of these machines is incredible- a must do for everyone who loves the outdoors, and excitement! Dan, our driver/rider was fantastic-very safe and experienced Highly recommended

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took 10 Mental Health Adults to the Mt for a ride on the V8 Trikes. They loved the experience and were very excited . The staff were very professional and treated them with the upmost respect. They also gave us a very good deal...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our ride around Mount Maunganui and Tauranga - could have keep on going as it was over too soon. Only one thing that could be better, if there was some sort of intercom system that you could hear what the driver was saying...More

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NigelBuzz, Owner at V8 Trike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi so glad you enjoyed your ride and that the weather was kind to us. We are looking at various options re the intercom. The trouble we are having is the wind noise coming through the microphone. However I'm sure we will find a solution....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nigel was an excellent host, told us about points of interest along the way, saw a 700 year old Pohutukawa tree and a maori buriel site on Mt Drury. My Sister and I had a great ride. Would highly recommend I will be back when...More

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NigelBuzz, Owner at V8 Trike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks ladies I look forward to seeing you again in the summer for a longer / faster sortie .. Cheers Nigel

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good, super friendly guy! Would be good to do on the summer when it’s not so cold though but overall was excellent

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NigelBuzz, Owner at V8 Trike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us, yes it is much more fun when the weather is warmer, but that said a hot chocolate at the Big wave on our return is always winner.. Hopefully see you again soon. Cheers Nigel

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

It was a great ride, was fun for all ages. My 5yr thought he was from Son’s of Anarchy! Ride or die.

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Thank DerekZoolanderBS
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NigelBuzz, Owner at V8 Trike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

What a great statement, May be I should change my name to Clay!! Hopefully see you all again sometime brothers!! Nigel

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Tourists and locals alike, get on board with Nigel and the team at V8 Trike Tours NZ. What a way to see the beautiful Bay of Plenty with a knowledgeable and fun host who is willing to accommodate your tour wishes. Loved the sound, bucket...More

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NigelBuzz, Owner at V8 Trike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Estelle many thanks for your very kind comments, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you, your husband and friends last weekend, Its great being a Hit with Hits!! Next time lets head up to Summerhill I promise you will love it. Nigel

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

What an incredible way to get acquainted with the beautiful Bay of Plenty region! Nigel provides a great deal of local flavor, as you enjoy the incredible sights while futilely trying to contain the grin spreading from ear to ear. The tour was personalized to...More

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NigelBuzz, Owner at V8 Trike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

So glad you all enjoyed the tour even though the weather was a tad chilly!! Hopefully see you again, next time when its a bit warmer. Nigel

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

This was a fun way to spend 20 to 25 minutes. Beautiful bikes. Fantastic Owner Riders. Would have loved to be on open road with 100k speed limit. Felt very safe at all times. A lovely voucher to receive as a gift.

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V8Triketours, Owner at V8 Trike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Thanks for the review and so glad you enjoyed the experience! We offer gift vouchers to buy and as you say its a great and unusual gift to receive especially if you like the thrill of an outdoor experience!

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Great ride around Mount Maunganui and surround, wind in your hair and everyone watching wishing they were you. Nigel and Catherine provide local knowledge and are will tailor the route to suit you. Last time we took the grand kids!

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V8Triketours, Owner at V8 Trike Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Yvonne thank you for your kind comments, so glad the grand kids enjoyed the ride. It's a real pleasure tailoring itineraries for customers and gives us a chance to show off the wonderful Bay of Plenty. Cheers, Nigel

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Gail O
4 July 2018|
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Response from NigelBuzz | Property representative |
Hi Gail, we are located right outside the cruise ship passenger exit in Mount Maunganui where the ship docks. All within very easy walking distance. All the tour operators are parked together in Salisbury Avenue. The the... More
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Cheryl C
16 May 2018|
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Response from NigelBuzz | Property representative |
Hi Sorry for not coming back to sooner, however I can see some kind folk have answered your question for me. But to conform we pick up directly out side the exit to the port.
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