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Hobbiton Shore Excursion Including Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Movies Set Tour

Explore the sets from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ movie series on this 5.5-hour Hobbiton shore excursion. Cross Tauranga Harbour and head through the Kaimai mountain range on route to Hobbiton, the movie set location for the ‘Lord of the Rings’ movies and ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy. Meet your guide at the Shires Rest to start your 2-hour tour. Discover top sites including the famous party tree in Bag End. Finish your tour with an ale in the Green Dragon pub and imagine yourself among your favorite characters.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights

See the highlights of Rotorua on a full-day shore excursion from Tauranga. You’ll travel to one of New Zealand’s famed regions in the North Island, observing otherworldly landscapes and Pohutu Geyser at Whakarewarewa’s thermal springs. Visit Okere Falls at the Bay of Plenty; receive a traditional welcome at an authentic Maori village where you’ll watch a 'haka' (war dance); and view the Government Gardens, a historic bath house and more in Rotorua.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Swap the Tauranga cruise port for the Shire, featured in ‘The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' trilogies, on a Hobbiton Movie Set shore excursion. Your tour includes movie structures such as hobbit holes, the party tree and the Mill. Sip a drink at the Green Dragon Inn, and then suit up in a favorite LOTR costume with a stop at McLaren Falls Park.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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Full-Day Small-Group Rotorua Shore Excursion From Tauranga

When your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, experience the wonders of New Zealand's North Island in a small group on this full-day tour to Rotorua. Take in sights such as Mount Maunganui, Sulphur Bay on Lake Rotorua, hot springs around Rotorua, and places of importance to the Maori people. Taste fresh kiwi fruit at an orchard, stroll through the Redwood Forest, and admire the manicured grounds of Government Gardens. Your small-group tour includes guide, entrance fees, air-conditioned transportation, and port pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Shore Excursion: Wellington Highlights Small-Group Tour

Maximise your time in port in Wellington with a 6-hour shore excursion and take in the highlights of the New Zealand capital. Ride the Wellington Cable Car, take in the views from Mount Victoria, visit the famous Weta Cave, and enjoy free time to explore independently. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Including Rotorua Sightseeing

Take a shore excursion to the Hobbiton Movie Set and sightsee Rotorua with a guide when your cruise ship pulls into port at Tauranga. Journey to Middle-earth and The Shire of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ fame, featured in the popular LOTR trilogy and ‘The Hobbit.’ Then learn traditional customs at the Maori village of Whakarewarewa before strolling past the spouting geysers and steaming hot springs of thermal Rotorua. Numbers are limited to 19 participants in this small-group tour to the land of hobbits and hot pools.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Full-Day Shore Excursion: Hobbiton and Te Puia Combo

Explore traditional Maori culture and discover movie history in the New Zealand hills on this full-day Hobbiton and Te Puia combo shore excursion from Tauranga. Travel through the breathtaking Kaimai Mountains in Waikato. Explore the Hobbiton movie set with your guide and discover famous sites such as the party tree and the hobbits’ dwellings. Head through the forests of the Mamaku Ranges to Rotorua, and admire top attractions like the Bath House and Government Gardens. In Te Puia, see the famous Pohutu geyser and learn of Maori traditions and culture.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Shore Excursion: Small-Group Bay of Islands Highlights Tour with Glowworm Caves

Spend your Waitangi port day exploring the Bay of Islands best attractions on this jam-packed shore excursion. From natural wonders like Haruru Falls and the Kawiti Glowworm Caves to cultural gems including the historic Te Waimate Mission House and famous Hundertwasser Toilets, make the most of your time on New Zealand's North Island while traveling with a guide and small group.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa Combo Including Lunch

This Tauranga Shore Excursion stands out from others by offering a two-course lunch and a visit to a Polynesian spa. The basics of local shore excursions are included too: travel with a small group to the Rotorua geothermal geyser, mud pools, and steam vents, and then see a Maori dance performance. At the spa, soak in hot mineral springs with views of Lake Rotorua.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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5.5-Hour Bay of Islands Shore Excursion from Waitangi Wharf

When your ship docks in Waitangi Wharf, explore the beautiful Bay of Islands and see the best of New Zealand’s spectacular North Island. Travel through the Bay of Islands with your guide and take in top attractions including Kawakawa and the Kawiti glowworm caves. Explore the Puketi Forest’s rich ecological diversity, sample New Zealand sweet treats at the Makana Chocolate Factory, and gaze out over the Haruru Falls and the Waitangi River.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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Shore Excursion Half-Day Hawkes Bay and Napier Tour

Discover the rural beauty of Hawkes Bay and Napier’s Art Deco architecture on a half-day shore excursion from Napier. You’ll see a scenic landscape of orchards, vineyards, and pasture, and enjoy dramatic views of Te Mata Peak. Next, step back in time in Napier’s historic neighborhoods, where you’ll see perfectly-preserved Art Deco architecture that dates back to the 1930s and 1940s. With all transport by climate-controlled coach or minivan, this Napier shore excursion is the perfect introduction to the Hawke’s Bay region.
  • Duration: 4.00 to 4.5 hrs
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  • Duration: 4.00 to 4.5 hrs
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Wellington Sightseeing Tour

Whether it’s your first time in Wellington or you just want to see as much as possible during your time in port,, this half-day sightseeing tour offers a great introduction to the city and a diverse range of sights. Visit the iconic Weta Studios and the historic Old St Paul’s Cathedral, ride the cable car to the top of the city, and enjoy panoramic views of Wellington Harbor from the Botanic Gardens and the top of Mount Victoria.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Full-Day Rotorua Shore Excursion Including Te Puia and Hells Gate Thermal Beds

Visit two very unique geothermal destinations in Rotorua - New Zealand's cultural and geothermal hub. At Te Puia you will see geysers, hot pools, a Maori cultural performance, kiwi birds and much, much more! Then, after a tour of the very interesting city centre, we will visit Hells Gate - aptly named due to the proliferation of sulphourus fumeroles and bubbling mud. You can even upgrade your tour and try bathing in the healing mudpools! Travelling with the most experienced operator in Tauranga - your passionate local guide will ensure a memorable day!
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Hobbiton Lord Of The Rings Movie Set and Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Combo Tour

Spend a day off your cruise ship and get out of the city on this day trip to two popular North Island attractions, Whakarewarewa and Hobbiton. Save time hiring a car and getting used to New Zealand roads; your guide meets you at the port and heads straight into the heartland. Visit Whakarewarewa, a bubbling geothermal landscape and home to the local Māori iwi (tribe), then head across the Kaimai Ranges to Hobbiton, an authentic movie set from the Lord of the Rings.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House

Explore one of the North Island’s most impressive natural wonders and see the national symbol of New Zealand on this 6-hour shore excursion from Tauranga. Cruise through the Waitomo Caves, filled with glittering glow-worms, then visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House to learn more about the native birds. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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3-Hour Auckland Express Tour

Step off the tourist trail and discover hidden corners of New Zealand’s largest city on this 3-hour Auckland express bus tour. Travel with your guide to One Tree Hill, Mt Eden Volcano, the Wintergardens, Parnell Village and the historic Holt Trinity Church. Visit Bastion Point for panoramic views over Waitemata Harbour, and admire beautiful houses along Paratai Drive. Delve into Auckland’s rich maritime history, see a working farm in action and gain insight into the native Maori heritage for which New Zealand is famous.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Coast and Rainforest Tour

See New Zealand’s coastal rainforest and black-sand beaches on a full-day shore excursion from the Auckland port. Visit Waitakere Ranges Regional Park for a guided bush walk and marvel at traditional Maori carvings and thousand-year-old kauri trees. Enjoy views over the Tasman Sea and savor a Kiwi-style picnic lunch on this small-group tour, with personalized attention from your professional guide.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Wellington Lord of the Rings City Tour with Small Group

Combine a tour of Wellington and the Lord of the Rings locations during this half-day excursion from Wellington port. Follow your guide, a LOTR specialist, to locations including the Weta Workshop, the LOTR filming and post-production facilities, and Mt. Victoria. Entrance fees and round-trip transportation from Wellington port provided. This small-group tour, limited to 15 people or fewer, ensures an intimate experience.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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USD77.37
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Wonders

See the explosive power of Rotorua’s Pohuto Geyser on a full-day, small-group shore excursion from Tauranga to Te Puia. You’ll find simmering mud pools heated by geothermal activity, spot endangered kiwi birds, and watch a cultural performance of traditional Maori songs and war dances. Following your time at Te Puia, head into Rotorua for a tour of the town’s highlights, then return to Tauranga through a landscape of kiwi orchards and rolling terrain. Group size is limited to 15 people for more personal service from the guide.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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The Ultimate 'Small Group' Cruise Ship Excursion Tour

Uncover the special secrets that make Napier such a unique and wondrous place to explore. This 4.5 hour tour, hosted by 3rd generation winemaker Don, and 4th generation farmer Roslyn, allows you to discover the incredible Art Deco history of Napier, the charming Ahuriri fishing village, and 2 of Hawke's Bay's iconic wineries. Be amazed at breathtaking views from many private, scenic locations, experience a Hawke's Bay lifestyle farm while feeding the sheep and other animals, and wander around a beautiful country garden. Taste wine amongst the vines in your host's vineyard. This tour will take you away from the crowds to stunning places and exclusive seated wine tastings, hosted by an experienced winemaker, including Reserve wines not normally opened. This small group tour is very friendly, with warm and genuine 'Kiwi Hospitality' from husband and wife team, Don and Roslyn, who personally guarantee to return you to your ship in time for sailing.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Rotorua and Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour

Learn how New Zealand’s Maori people have adapted to life among the geothermal activity of Rotorua on this small-group shore excursion from Tauranga. At the Living Maori Village, see how residents integrate natural elements like bubbling geysers, mud pools and steam vents into daily tasks, and watch a live cultural performance. You’ll also drive past gorgeous beaches, walk through an ancient redwood forest, and taste local kiwi fruit fresh from the farm on this immersive Bay of Plenty highlights tour.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Full-Day Shore Excursion: Geothermal Te Puia and Kiwifruit Orchard

Discover geothermal activity among top North Island attractions in New Zealand on this full-day shore excursion to Te Puia from Mt Maunganui Port. Visit a kiwifruit orchard with your guide in Te Puke. Head through the geothermal valley of Whakarewarewa to the mud pools in Te Puia and see the famous Pohutu Geyser erupt. Discover ancient Maori arts and crafts, and watch a performance of the ‘haka’ — the traditional Maori war dance. Take in top Rotorua attractions including the Government Gardens, the Bath House and Rachel's Pool.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Shore Excursion: Highlights of Napier

Hop on a complimentary shuttle from the cruise terminal when your ship pulls into port, and meet your guide at Napier Aquarium for a 3-hour sightseeing tour of the CBD and surroundings. This guided shore excursion includes highlights such as the sailing yachts at Ahuriri Marina, the orchards of the scenic Esk Valley, and panoramic views of Hawke’s Bay from Seafield Farm and Bluff Hill. Tour the National Tobacco Company Building and enjoy tastings at Silky Oak Chocolates.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Historic Kerikeri Tour

This historic Kerikeri tour has been designed especially for cruise ship passengers in the Bay of Islands. Your local guide will take you to many beautiful and interesting sites on a convenient half-day tour, so even visitors with a short stay in the area will see a lot. All sites are easily accessible for travelers with limited mobility, and the tour minivan is air conditioned for your comfort.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD105.51
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  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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