- 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
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.
This tour exceeded our expectations in several ways. It was small enough to have a family outing atmosphere. The guide was engaging and informative and gave an excellent introduction to the life and challenges of the local region. This included the bee industry and the kiwi fruit industry mini tours which were well done. But for our group of seven seniors, all agreed that the highlight was an outstanding walk in a local rainforest where the guide introduced us to the ecosystem including plants and birds. I came away with excellent photos. There was an unexpected attention of the guide that I must mention because it amazed us. My brother is in a wheel chair as a result of ataxia and it is difficult for him to climb onto the bus. We were prepared to help him but the guide is a former nurse and she knew how to make it easier for him. She insisted on taking personal care of my brother and made him very welcome on the trip. For us this typified a company that cares about the guests. Overall this was a tour that I would highly recommend.
Wonderful day. Our guide Peter was excellent, very friendly and very informative. Would highly recommend this tour.