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  • Location: Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)
Explore New Zealand’s Tauranga region when your cruise ship docks in the Bay of Plenty. Your shore excursion highlights the rolling farmland, gourmet produce, wines and wildlife of this tranquil corner of New Zealand, proving there's plenty for everyone to enjoy in the Bay of Plenty! With a maximum of 19 participants, this tour provides a fun-filled small-group experience.


  • Small-group sightseeing tour of Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty
  • Enjoy tastings of kiwifruit and wine
  • Discover the health-giving properties of Manuka honey at Bee Hive
  • Take a bushland walk at McLaren Falls Park
  • Small-group limited to 19 ensures a more personalized experience
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

When your ship docks at Mount Maunganui, head into the countryside to visit New Zealand's kiwifuit capital at Kiwi 360. Discover the health benefits of kiwifruit, and taste the wines and liqueurs distilled from the country’s signature fruit.

The next stop on your small-group shore excursion is the Bee Hive, taking you behind the scenes to experience a day in the life of a bee. Hear about the health-giving properties of New Zealand's famous Manuka honey, taste the products, witness the bees' amazing hive community with its intricate network of shared intelligence, and hear the Maori legend that incorporates New Zealand's kauri tree and Manuka honey.

Your small-group tour continues into the Kaimai mountain range, stopping for lunch at a country cafe (own expense).

In the afternoon, admire the trees and birdlife of McLaren Falls and Park, and take a walk through native bushland to a lovely waterfall.

Your return trip to Tauranga takes you through rolling countryside and farmland via the top of the Minden lookout for panoramic views over the Bay of Plenty. Travel through Tauranga City and along the inner harbor with its bobbing fishing boats, over the harbor bridge and back to the port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Tauranga port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Wonderful day. Our guide Peter was excellent, very friendly and very informative. Would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Tauranga was a beautiful place. Our tour person was wonderful and took us to many places of interest - especially the waterfall, kiwi farm and honey bees. We were able to take many photos and didn't feel rushed.

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