We are 100% committed to protecting our environment and the health and safety of our 'people' - this includes our family of drivers/guides and our valued guests.
All our vehicles are a new model, non-branded European, purpose-built touring vehicles equipped with the latest low emission and road safety technology. Comfort is guaranteed by having ample leg room, climate control and top quality in-car audio system for a comfortable driving experience.
We are constantly upgrading our fleet with new vehicles that offer improved fuel efficiency.
Our fine fleet of immaculately maintained vehicles ranging from premium 4WD (for singles or couples travelling), smaller comfortable V-class Mercedes Vans (for groups of up to 6 travellers, like families) and 12 seater high roof, luxury Mercedes Sprinter (for friends and groups of up to 10 travellers) are dependable, practical and efficient.
We have a recycling programme to ensure minimal waste and impact on our environment. We recycle all plastics, cardboard/paper and food/green waste. We work closely with our suppliers to source environmentally friendly packaging.
All of our vehicles have a transport licenece for passenger services. You will be accompanied throughout your visit by an experienced and trained Aroha NZ Tour host (driver/guide). All of our guides have a licensed passenger endorsement for their driver license granting them the legal approval to drive paying passengers and also have a first aid certificate. They will take care of all your personal needs and basic details, leaving you the time to relax and enjoy a unique experience.
Work time includes all time spent working regardless of whether it is time spent driving or doing other work.
In general, drivers must take a break of at least 30 minutes after 5½ hours of work time, no matter what type of work takes place during that period.
In any cumulative work day, they can work a maximum of 13 hours and then you must take a continuous break of at least 10 hours (as well as the standard half-hour breaks every 5½ hours). A cumulative work day is a period during which work occurs, and that: does not exceed 24 hours, and begins after a continuous period of rest time of at least 10 hours.
Any driver can accumulate a total of 70 hours of work time (known as a ‘cumulative work period’) before they must take a continuous break of at least 24 hours.