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Helicopter Tours

White Island Volcano Helicopter Flight and Crater Tour

Discover New Zealand’s most active volcanoe on a White Island helicopter flight from Tauranga. Fly over to White Island, one of the islands in the Pacific Ring of Fire off the Bay of Plenty. With the blades of your helicopter whirring overhead, hear live commentary from your pilot via your headset earphones. Fly along the island’s rugged coastline. See flocks of birds flying over the sulfur-yellow landscape and watch the waves for marine life.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Ports of Call Tours

Deluxe Full day small group Cruise Tour Rotorua and Tauranga Highlights Tour

Easily explore the area outside the Port of Tauranga during this guided tour that includes port pickup and drop-off. First visit a New Zealand kiwi orchard, and get the chance to taste the native fruit yourself. Catch sight of natural wonders such as Okere Falls, Blue Lake, and Whakarewarewa Forest before going to taste New Zealand honey at a local farm (time permitting).
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Ports of Call Tours

Tauranga Port - Rotorua: Unique Authentic Maori Village & Geothermal, Inc: Lunch

Once your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, get the most out of your time in port with this combo trip to the Geothermal Valley and a local kiwi fruit orchard. With a guide teaching you about the geology and history, explore the geysers, hot pools, and steam vents in the valley, then head to the kiwi orchards to learn about New Zealand's most famous export. Tastings of jams, juices, and different kiwi varieties included.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Ports of Call Tours

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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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Helicopter Tours

Mount and City Helicopter Flight from Tauranga

Get fantastic aerial views of Tauranga and Matakana Island during this 12-minute helicopter flight. While your pilot narrates, view the Kaimai Ranges, Mayor Island, the Mount, the Port of Tauranta, and Bowentown Heads out the windows. This tour is limited to just three passengers.
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  • 12 minutes
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  • 12 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Ports of Call Tours

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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  • 6 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
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Helicopter Tours

Papamoa Hills Helicopter Flight from Tauranga

Take to the sky in a helicopter and get incredible bird’s-eye view photos of Mount Maunganui and the Papamoa Hills. On this short aerial tour of the Bay of Plenty, enjoy grand views of the Tauranga and Omokoroa coastlines before heading inland to see the deep valleys and historic sites of old Māori pā in the Papamoa Hills Regional Park. Don’t get distracted by others in your helicopter - it’s just you and your pilot in the air on this private tour.
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  • 20 minutes
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  • 20 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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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

Waimarino Adventure Park

Enjoy wet’n’wild adventure with the family at the Waimarino Adventure Park in Tauranga, New Zealand. Inside the park, choose from a whole host of exciting rides, slides and chutes. Bounce on the water trampoline, test your head for heights on the climbing wall, fly through the air on the Tarzan swing or challenge a friend to a gladiator duel. Hire kayaks and pedalos, or simply soak up the rays at the water’s edge. With all activities included on the pass, enjoy excellent value for money all day long.
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  • Flexible
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  • Flexible
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Combo Tours to HobbitonRotorua and WaitomoHobbiton also WaiotapuWhakarewarewa

While the Waikato is known for its rolling countryside and beautiful gardens, many travelers also enjoy visiting its 'Lord of the Rings' filming locations. This guided tour takes visitors to the set of Hobbiton from the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Hobbit' trilogies. With private transport and a tour guide just for your group, this tour is perfect for fans who want to learn more about the iconic films in an intimate setting.
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  • 800 to 1,800 hours
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  • 800 to 1,800 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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Maori Villagers Living amongst Geysers, and Boiling Mud pools in Rotorua

Experience an authentic living Maori village. Where the villagers have their homes set amongst erupting geysers, boiling mud, steam vents, and hot pools. They use natural geothermal resources to cook, bathe and heat their homes. As you walk amongst the wonders of the Whakarewarewa Valley, our Maori guide explains the history of the village, where the Tuhourangi / Ngati Wahiao tribe have lived for over 200 years.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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Marvel at the Surreal Waitomo Glow-Worm Caves

Want to do something different? … Deep underground in the heart of the Waikato is a series of unique caves that will take your breath away. Take this awesome day trip to see the amazing Waitomo Glow-Worm Caves, descending into the world-famous caves enjoy the world famous boat ride as you marvel at the thousands of tiny glow worms and the wondrous display as they radiate their luminescent lights. On the return journey, we stop at the rural township of Otorohonga to view our iconic national bird, the Kiwi at the Otorohanga Kiwi and Native bird sanctuary.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Private Tour : Hobbiton & Rotorua with Cultural Experience from Tauranga

This tour is your day. We facilitate things to make sure that you arrive on time for your activities. Providing luxury transport in our 6 seater van or for larger groups our custom build 19 Seater Coach. Your comfort and your wishes for the day as we do everything we can to provide you with the best possible service and experience in the Bay of Plenty.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

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Thrilling Zipline Adventure in Rotorua's Native Forest & Tauranga Scenic Tour

Adventure and Cultural Tours Bay of Plenty specialize in providing the best value activities in conjunction to some of the best sightseeing locations in the Bay of Plenty region. This specific tour has been designed to provide you with an insiders view of our amazing landscape and historical native make up. Facilitated with ziplining you can experience tree top views, amazing scenery and meet canopy dwelling birds. Your tour will be in one of our luxury vehicles and incorporate Tauranga and Rotorua favourite scenic spots. Ideally suited for Tauranga Shore Excursion this tour is well favoured by all looking for a great value, broad covering of the Tauranga and Rotorua with a dash of adventure.Book with us today to ensure you don't miss out on this truly special adventure.Due to conditions imposed by Rotorua Canopy Tours the maximum weight of any one participating is 120kg.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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Rotorua: Te Puia Geothermal Wonderland

PRIVATE TOUR-MAX 8 PEOPLE: At Te Puia, we see, “Pohutu" the biggest geyser in the Southern Hemisphere erupting, steam and boiling water up to 30 meters, boiling mud, hot water pools a steaming volcanic landscape! Experience a traditional Maori welcome, cultural performance and the famous haka (performed by NZ's All Blacks prior to a test match) All very safe. On your tour, we visit a kiwifruit orchard, tour Mount Maunganui surf beach (voted best in New Zealand) lush farmland, Pine forests, the lakes district. Rotorua’s lakefront, hotspots, and highlights. The beautiful Government Gardens. We take a stroll in the awesome Redwood Forest. Tepuia entry fee: adult $71pp
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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Shore Excursion Tauranga & Rotorua incl Mineral soak & optional Spa treatment

We specialise in personalised small group tour up to 14 people., much more affordable the the Ships own Tours. Most of our Guides are local and some were born here . Discover this diverse from Beautiful Beaches, Million dollar homes , Kiwifruit farm, to the lakes and geothermal area in the comport of our air conditioned vans. Maximise your time while in Port and we Guarantee you back to your ship on time !
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Rotorua Cultural and Rejuvenation Tour

This tour is exclusive to Adventure and Cultural Tours Bay of Plenty. We have combined two of the best destinations Rotorua has to offer into this one special day tour. Highly popular for those on Shore Excursion, this tour really offers a wonderful cultural experience and incorporates the renowned Polynesian Spa to provide all of our guests with the most wonderful and relaxing day possible. We like to treat our guests like royalty and this day tour really delivers the best destinations, the best service and all at an affordable price.
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  • 7 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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Hobbiton Movie Set Cruise Ship Tour

Leaving Tauranga Port we cross over the Kiamai ranges and head inland to our destination, passing lush dairy farmland and racehorse studs … New Zealand hinterland at its best. On arrival at Hobbiton, we are met by our guide at the Shire’s Rest cafe and board the Hobbit Bus for the short drive through the 1,250-acre sheep farm to the movie set for a two hour escorted tour around the12 acre site. Our local guide explains the history of the site as you wander along the rambling paths of The Shire past Hobbit Holes, The Mill, and into the world-famous Green Dragon Inn where you can sample specially brewed beverages. The tour completed, its time for lunch at the Shire’s Rest Cafe before we start the return trip. We finish the tour at Mount Maunganui (Tauranga Port) with a drive downtown past millionaire homes, the white sandy Pacific coast surf beach (regarded as New Zealand’s best) and beautiful harbor before returning you to your waiting ship on time on board well before sailing away
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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Discover Tauranga-Mount Base Walk-Kiwifruit Orchard-Hamurama Springs.

PRIVATE TOUR MAX-8 PEOPLE. Experience New Zealand ...Kiwi Style. For those who want to stretch their legs, and enjoy a relaxed engaging walk, then take this panoramic base walk, around our iconic Mount Maunganui an extinct volcano. An easy 50-minute stroll beside the Pacific ocean … therapeutic, refreshing and rewarding with great memories of our special mountain. The track is in good condition with plenty of opportunities for photos and amazing views of the offshore islands and coast. Our tour continues with a drive through downtown Mt Maunganui and Main Beach voted best in New Zealand. Our next stop is a visit to a kiwifruit orchard (here we taste the green, gold, and new red kiwifruit) passing through stunning countryside, lush farmland, dairy farms, forests, We visit Hamurama springs and the underground source of the pure clear as glass water. We make our return journey to Tauranga past the southern end of Lake Rotorua via the Old State highway to your waiting ship.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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From Tauranga … Rotorua Geysers and Hobbiton Movie Set Cruise Tour

After traveling thousands of kilometers to visit New Zealand you cannot miss this opportunity to see this amazing combination tour of two world-famous attractions that are only available in New Zealand. You may not come back this way again! What you will see on your tour … erupting geysers – boiling mud – hot springs – a steaming volcanic landscape – Maori Village and a two-hour tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set all in one day
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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WhiteBait River to Sea Adventure

Sheltered from wind and swell, the Whitebait River to Sea tour is perfect for beginner paddlers, or those simply wanting to unwind. 6kms up into the bush is the Forest Hill Marker, which is the access point to the top end of the Otahu Estuary that flows to Whangamata’s southern estuary. Surrounded by native bush, mountains and marine life this tour is a spectacular experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

WaioTapu, Pohutu Geyser and the Maori Geothermal village -Rotorua

Geothermal Highlights TourIf you have been to Rotorua before, or have seen geysers in Yellowstone or Iceland and want something slightly different, then this is a tour worth considering.Wai-o-Tapu (meaning Sacred Waters) is very different to all the other geothermal fields in New Zealand. Dissolved minerals have created spectacularly coloured pools and long silica terraces.Whakarewrewa Maori Geothermal Village This little village is unique in the World. The ancestors of the families that still live here, moved to this area after the 1886 eruption of nearby Mount Tarawera. Their houses are located in an amazing geothermal field of boiling bubbling pools which they use for cooking, heating and bathing.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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