Plumbing emergencies tend to happen at the least convenient time—though truth be told, there's never a convenient time for a drain or toilet to block, or a pipe to burst. When emergencies occur, you need an emergency plumber you can trust, whose rates are upfront and transparent.

Fortunately, emergency service is our specialty! Kingfisher Plumbing's plumbers provide Tauranga with a fast, 24-hour emergency service, 365 days a year. We’re at your service whenever you need us—not just between the hours of 7.00am and 4.00pm, but at night, on the weekend, and during holidays as well. We provide an upfront breakdown of our call out rates below....

We'll fly to it...

Normal Hours

$85 per hour

(One hour minimum charge)

$30 Vehicle charge per day


$110 per hour

$55 Call Out Fee

$400 Call Out Fee on Public Holidays (we are required to pay our guys a day in lieu on top)

$30 Vehicle charge


Gasfitter $95 per hour

Drain camera $90

Hydro jetter $85

Ridgid Drain machine $75

*Rates exclude GST*


For general domestic jobs, we do this on a charge up basis, where you pay for the exact times and materials used (time is charged in 15 minute increments).

We provide a free quoting service for domestic jobs and commercial jobs over $500. The quote will give you a breakdown description of what it includes and will give you the total price for the works.

We still have to pay our guys the same whether they are sitting in the van driving to your job, or on your job, so the labour charge starts when they start driving to your job (and may stop at the merchants on way to pick up parts). If you live outside of the standard travel area, labour also includes travel back into town.

We are in the mobile service industry so the vehicle charge helps us to cover things like van maintenance, WOFS, registration and petrol/diesel. Extra vehicle charges will apply for those further away outside of the general Tauranga area.

Invoices are sent via email if an email address has been provided, or posted, and provide a full description of works completed and a breakdown of labour and materials on charge up work. Payment terms is 7 days from date on invoice.

We are now accepting credit card payments via our trade software. A 3.25% servicing fee applies.

Client Love!

One hundred percent recommend. These guys did a great job for us, very prompt, great advice and attention to detail and went beyond what was requested to make sure we were looked after.

~ Tim Conder

Call Kingfisher's with confidence. They are on time, get the job done quickly and properly. My hob was installed less than 24 hours after calling them. Outstanding service.

~ Michael Benefield

Awesome service. Friendly staff. They get the job done . Quick and reliable

~ Maxine Paterson

Kingfisher Plumbing fitted a new Gas Califont for us.
Their quote was very reasonable, once we accepted the quote they responded straight away and wanted to come the next day.
Their service is excellent and professional, we highly recommend Kingfisher Plumbing.
Good on all their staff for providing exceptional service.

~ Danny Turner

Extremely happy with the service we received from these guys, really happy with our new bathroom and thought the pricing was very reasonable.

~ Heath M

Quinn and his wife are fantastic! ; as are the plumbers we have used . Awesome communication , nothing is a hassle, fantastic customer service ! Love these guys , totally recommend them.

~ Vicki Seator