About Us

About our established
family business

Sunshine Tours is a family business, with 3 generations of our family living on the island in the company’s distinctive Pod Village. The company is based at The Pods in Surfdale.

Nigel Cooper started Sunshine Tours, taking over Waiheke Island Adventure Tours, which had operated since 1990. He works with his daughter Liz, who has lived on Waiheke for 10 years.

The Cooper family love the island and showing it off to visitors, sharing their knowledge of the island and giving a personal perspective of its charms.

Sunshine Tours has three buses available to take groups to vineyards, scenic spots, beaches and historic sites on Waiheke Island. The buses seat 22, 21 and 16 people.