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Deluxe Rotorua Shore Excursion: Geothermal Valley, Geysers, Redwood Forest Including Lunch

When your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, take a small-group 6-hour shore excursion that showcases Maori culture and New Zealand's natural beauty. Highlights include the Living Maori Village, the geothermal geysers, kiwi orchards, and traditional cultural performance. Indulge in a deluxe 2-course lunch and a sightseeing tour of Rotorua before a walk among the redwoods of the Whakarewarewa Forest and a visit to the Tudor-style design museum. Your small-group tour includes admission fees, lunch, and round-trip transportation from the cruise port.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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€99.77
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Shore Excursion: Tauranga Morning Highlights - with FREE lunch

Discover golden sand beaches, kiwi fruit orchards, historic buildings and traditional New Zealand culture on this Tauranga shore excursion including Mt. Maunganui. Travel along Pilot Bay with your guide and gaze across Tauranga Harbour to Matakana Island. Discover evidence of ancient Maori settlements near Mt. Maunganui. Soak up the sunshine at Mt. Ocean Beach, admire the affluent Marine Parade and visit a kiwi orchard. Then, head into the hills for panoramic city and harbor views.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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€54.81
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes

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Shore Excursion Rotorua & Maori Culture, Geysers, Mudpools & Concert at Te Puia

Explore New Zealand’s Maori culture, and marvel at geysers and mud pools beneath Mt Maunganui on this full-day Rotorua tour. Travel from Tauranga Port by coach with your guide and discover some of the North Island’s top attractions. Admire pristine beaches and million-dollar homes in Mt Maunganui. Visit the Kiwi 360 Visitor Centre to sample homegrown wine and fruit. Discover dense forests, shimmering lakes and rolling farmland, and immerse yourself in Maori culture in Rotorua. See bubbling mud pools and shooting geysers, and gain insight into traditional Maori crafts.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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€104.08
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Make the most of your time on New Zealand’s North Island with this 7-hour Rotorua City hop-on hop-off shore excursion from Tauranga. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle on a route between 12 of the region’s top attractions as your driver talks of the different destinations to visit. Head along the shores of Lake Rotoiti to the kiwi orchards of Te Puke. Hop on and off at your leisure between sites of interest such as Rotorua lakefront, Skyline Skyrides Rotorua and the Polynesian geothermal spa, and enjoy 10% discount at featured destinations.
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  • 7 hours
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€60.97
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  • 7 hours

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Polynesian Spa plus Geothermals

Cut out the hassle of renting a car and finding your way out to Rotorua on this day trip to some of Rotorua’s natural highlights. Visit the Polynesian Spa, a hub of geothermal activity and home to a complex of hot mineral pools that draws its water from two natural local springs. Plus, view kiwifruit orchards in the heartland of New Zealand's kiwifruit industry. Travel with your small group by air-conditioned vehicle with your passionate local host.
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  • 7 hours
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€91.76
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  • 7 hours

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Skyline Rotorua plus Geothermals

When your ship docks in Tauranga's port, get to know New Zealand's geothermal heartland on this full-day, small-group tour to Rotorua. Booking your tour in advance means no scrambling and competing with the crowds once you step ashore. This family-friendly tour includes stops at mud pools and hot springs, the local kiwi orchards, and a gondola ride at the adventure park at Skyline Rotorua for panoramic views across the city. Round-trip transport in an air-conditioned vehicle is included for an added convenience.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Deluxe Rotorua Geyser Tour, Kiwifruit Orchard & Lunch

Step off your ship at the Port of Tauranga and enjoy a day around Rotorua and Mount Maunganui. Visit some of the hot pools and bubbling geysers of Rotorua and learn about how Maori traditions are woven with the landscape. Drive through the wide streets of Rotorua and see some of its beautiful locations with your guide, and visit a green kiwifruit orchard before returning to port.
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  • 6 hours
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€92.38
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Private Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Whakarewarewa Maori Cultural Village

Explore the thermal wonderland of Wai-O-Tapu and see Pohutu Geyser blow its top at Whakarewarewa during this full-day private Tauranga shore excursion to the Rotorua region. Witness colorful thermal springs, hissing steam vents and bubbling mud pools as your guide details the area’s geothermal activity, then discover traditional customs at New Zealand's only living Maori village. Port pickup and drop-off by private vehicle included.
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  • 8 hours
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€107.01
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Best of Rotorua Tour

Some of the Bay of Plenty’s most exciting towns and attractions are some way from the coast, which can make them tough to get to if you’re exploring the region on a cruise ship. This day-long tour to Rotorua solves that problem by picking you up direct from your cruise ship in Tauranga. Drive just under 50 miles to Rotorua and explore the town, including stops at Te Puia, a hub of local Māori culture and geothermal activity, the beautiful Government Gardens and the towering Redwood Forest.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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€95.46
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Private Shore Excursion Rotorua/ Tauranga Maori culture, Geyser & concert

Discover many of New Zealand’s top attractions in one day on this 6-hour private shore excursion to Rotorua from Tauranga Port. Sample kiwifruit and local wines at the Kiwi 360 Center, and admire the sandy beaches of Mt Maunganui with your guide. Travel past dense forests, shimmering lakes and rolling farmland to Okere Falls. Immerse yourself in Maori culture in Rotorua, and marvel at mighty geothermal activity at Whakarewarewa or Te Puia. See famous sites such as the Government Gardens, Blue Baths and Rotorua Museum before returning to your ship.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
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€674.37
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Rotorua Discovery Te Puia Tour

When your cruise ship docks in the Port of Tauranga, explore Rotorua, Te Puia, and the surrounding countryside, and see the best of the North Island’s geothermal landscapes with ease. With round-trip travel from the Port of Tauranga included, hit top attractions including the Government Gardens, Mt. Maunganui, and the Pohutu geyser. Along the way, watch a traditional Maori cultural performance, and learn of New Zealand’s rich native culture and heritage.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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€97.31
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Shore Excursion to the Maori Culture Centre: Kiwi birds, and Geo-Thermal Valley

Explore New Zealand’s magical North Island on this 7-hour Tauranga shore excursion. See the golden sands of Mt Maunganui’s Marine Parade and stroll along Papamoa Beach as local fishermen haul in their catches. Learn about traditional Maori arts and crafts, culture and history in Te Puia, and watch a performance of the Maori war dance. Explore Rotorua’s geothermal valley, famous for its steaming geysers and bubbling mud pools, and admire New Zealand’s national bird in the Kiwi House.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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€117.01
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua & Tauranga Highlights Tour Gondola & Luge ride

Discover the highlights of Rotorua when your ship pulls into the Port of Tauranga. You'll pass through Mt. Maunganui and learn how kiwifruit is grown. Then check out Rotorua City before a stop at the Rotorua Skyline Gondola. This 7-hour shore excursion includes pickup and drop-off by minivan.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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€85.61
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermals at Whakarewarewa Maori Village

Explore the geothermal landscapes of Rotorua on this 6-hour shore excursion. Visit the city’s top attractions such as Government Gardens, Rachel’s Pool, and the Ohinemutu Maori Village. Then head to the Whakarewarewa geothermal valley and discover the bubbling mud pools and the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere before heading back to your cruise ship.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

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Private Shore Excursion: Waitomo Glow Worm Caves Experience from Tauranga

Visit the ever-popular Waitomo Glowworm Caves when your ship pulls into the Port of Tauranga. You'll travel in the private comfort of a luxury Mercedes vehicle on a full-day shore excursion. You'll ride a boat into the glowworm caves, amble through native New Zealand bush to reach Aranui Cave, and visit the Kiwi House. Entrance fees to the caves are not included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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€735.96
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Small-Group Bay of Plenty and Tauranga Tour

This half-day shore excursion from New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty highlights the rural riches of the Tauranga region. Enjoy samplings of manuka honey in this tranquil corner of the North Island where rolling farmlands dot the landscape. Head into the Kaimai mountains and follow your guide on an easy walk to the waterfall at McLaren Falls Park. A maximum of 19 participants ensures a small-group experience.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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€80.83
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Helicopter Tours

Mount and Maketu Helicopter Flight From Tauranga

Fly above Tauranga’s white sand beaches, islands, and coastal hills on a 30-minute scenic helicopter flight from the Tauranga Airport. Watch for sharks and marine wildlife in the clear, coastal waters, and spot rows of kiwi vines growing far below. The pilot will point out sights on the ground and offer commentary throughout the flight, which is limited to eight passengers for the best possible views.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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€197.08
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

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Shore Excursion Port Tauranga to Rotorua

Plenty of shore excursions from the Port of Tauranga run to a preset timetable of activities all over the Bay of Plenty. Save yourself the stress of strict meeting times and stops you don’t want to visit with this private shuttle service that will take you wherever you and your group want to go, no questions asked. Choose from a range of Rotorua and Bay of Plenty highlights; if you need help building a schedule that suits your interests, get help from your guide and tailor.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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€769.83
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves & The Kiwi House Exclusive Tour

The Waitomo Caves are one of New Zealand’s most stunning natural wonders and are a less than 2-hour drive from Tauranga Cruise Port. On this private shore excursion, travel from Tauranga in the comfort of a private vehicle, stopping to admire views over Karapiro Lake and visit the Kiwi House in Otorohanga. In Waitomo, venture underground to see ‘The Cathedral’ and enjoy a thrilling boat cruise beneath thousands of glittering glowworms.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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€775.99
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

One Day Birding Adventure

Go deep into Whirinaki Forest on a bird-watching tour that explores birding sites around the Bay of Plenty. Using the provided binoculars and a spotting scope will maximize your odds of spotting some of New Zealand’s rare birds in their natural habitat, and with help from a conservationist guide, you'll have the chance to identify everything from miromiro to yellow-crowned karkariri.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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€214.94
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Helicopter Tours

Tarawera and Rotorua Lakes Helicopter Flight from Tauranga

Soar above the volcanic landscape of Mount Tarawera and Rotorua Lakes on a 50-minute scenic helicopter flight from Tauranga airport. You’ll see steam rising in sulfurous columns, expanses of thick pink forest, and the remains of powerful eruptions, dramatic volcanic geology on a scale that’s best seen from the air. The pilot will share commentary throughout the flight, which is limited to eight people for the best possible views.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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€366.44
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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Hobbiton & Tauranga Highlights Shore Excursion from Tauranga

Our vehicles and our tours are designed to provide you with the best possible comfort, exceptional value and mixed with personal interaction to ensure you can enjoy your day stress free knowing we have everything sorted for you!Entrances are included so no hidden charges or expenses. You and your travelling companions can experience the best of Tauranga and the renowned 'Hobbiton' with assurance of knowing we have you in mind.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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€113.94
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Mauao Guided Hikoi (Walk)

At the heart of the beachside Mt Maunganui community is Mauao, an extinct volcano who has captured public imagination since the very first Māori waka entered the Tauranga Habour. Join your guide for a guided hikoi (a walk) up or around the mountain. Take in the breathtaking view along the Bay of Plenty coastline and gain a unique view into the significance of this mountain to the local Māori.
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  • 120 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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€42.49
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  • 120 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Self-guided Tours & Rentals

Tauranga Self-Guided Audio Tour

Take a walk around Tauranga and see the city’s landmarks and attractions on this self-guided audio tour. Instead of getting crammed  into a stifling hot tour bus or waiting for other travellers, stroll along the waterfront at your own pace while learning about the history of local iwi (Māori tribe) Te Arawa, then visit significant sites like the Strand, The Elms Mission House and the old cannon at Monmouth Redoubt.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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€18.12
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  • 1 to 3 hours

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