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PRIVATE TOUR: From Tauranga … Rotorua Geysers and Hobbiton Cruise Tour

PRIVATE TOUR: Tour of two world-famous attractions. Only available in New Zealand. WHAKA LIVING MAORI VILLAGE ... where the villagers have their homes set amongst erupting geysers, boiling mud, the steam vents, and hot pools. They use natural geothermal resources to cook, bathe and heat their homes. Walk amongst the wonders of Whakarewarewa Valley's steaming landscape. Your Maori guide explains the history of the village.HOBBITON ... A Visit to Middle Earth - Escape into the enchanting world of JRR Tolkien’s famous stories. A world of enduring fantasy where the amazing films were brought to life. Set across the 12 acres Hobbit Village. See Bilbo’s house, The Water Mill, Green Dragon Inn, the Arched Bridge, 44 Hobbit houses, gardens, wandering pathways, The Party Tree, lakes. If you haven’t read the books or seen the movies you will still love it.PRIVATE TOUR: MAX 8 PEOPLE.ENTRY FEES (ADULT $129 / YOUTH 5 -15 YRS $64)
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  • 8 hours
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PRIVATE TOUR: From Tauranga: Waitomo Glow-Worm Caves' Natures Wonderland

PRIVATE & CUSTOM TOUR: MAX 8 PEOPLE: 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. Descending into the world-famous caves marvel at the thousands of tiny glow worms and the wondrous display as they radiate their luminescent lights. Leaving Tauranga Port we travel through New Zealand’s best farmland, horse studs, and hydro dams – plenty to see on this trip! Your cave guide will take you on a magical boat ride on the underground river through prehistoric caves that resemble a fairytale world as you silently glide through the starry wonderland. You will view ancient stalactites, stalagmites, and eroded columns. Your guide brings you up close to glowworms, elaborate cave formations, and underground rivers.On the return journey, we stop at Otorohanga to view our iconic national bird, the Kiwi at the Otorohanga bird sanctuary:PRIVATE TOUR: MAX 8 PEOPLEENTRY FEE: (adult $53 / child 5-15 $24)
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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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
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PRIVATE TOUR: Tauranga-Mount Base Walk-Kiwifruit Orchard-Hamurama Springs.

PRIVATE & CUSTOM TOUR: MAX 8 PEOPLE: For those who want to stretch their legs then take a base walk around our iconic Mount Maunganui an extinct volcano. An easy 50-minute stroll beside the Pacific ocean. The track is in good condition with opportunities for photos and amazing views of the offshore islands and coast. We continue with a drive through downtown Mt Maunganui and Main Surf Beach (voted best in New Zealand) Our next stop we visit a kiwifruit orchard (here we taste the green, gold, and new red kiwifruit). Passing through stunning scenery, lush farmland, lakes, waterfalls forests. We visit Hamurama Springs and the underground source of this pure clear as glass water. Returning to Tauranga Port traveling via the Old Scenic State Highway, we pass the southern end of Lake Rotorua before arriving at downtown Tauranga and returning you to your awaiting ship. PRIVATE TOUR: MAX 8 PEOPLEENTRY FEES: (Hamurama Springs entry - adult $18)
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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PRIVATE TOUR: From Tauranga: 'Te Puia Geothermal Wonderland' Rotorua Cruise Tour

PRIVATE TOUR: See Pohutu geyser the largest active geyser in the Southern Hemisphere in action as it erupts boiling water and steam up to 100 ft an awesome sight. See the boiling mud pools, hot water pools, steam vents, a steaming volcanic landscape. Then its show time with the awesome Maori cultural group as they perform their traditional dances and the fearsome haka. View the elusive nocturnal Kiwi bird. An amazing two hours with New Zealand’s indigenous people and a surreal volcanic wonderland experience.Your tour itinerary includes a visit, Mount Maunganui surf beach (voted best in New Zealand) a kiwifruit orchard, stunning scenery, lush farmland, pine forests, the lakes district. Rotorua’s lakefront, hotspots, and highlights. The beautiful Government Gardens. A short walk amongst the 120-year-old awesome Redwood Forest. We return to Port via the Old State Highway on time on board well before the sailing hour.PRIVATE TOUR: MAX 8 PEOPLEENTRY FEE: (adult $69 / child 5-15 $43)
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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PRIVATE TOUR: From Tauranga: 'Whaka Living Maori Village' Rotorua Cruise Tour

PRIVATE & CUSTOM TOUR: MAX 8 PEOPLE: Experience an authentic living Maori village. The villagers have built their homes 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. See the world-famous Pohutu Geyser erupt up to 30 meters. Boiling mud, hot pools, thermal vents, surrounded by a steaming volcanic landscape.On this tour, you will see NZ’s best surf beach, stunning scenery, kiwifruit orchard, and fruit tasting. Drive through the lakes district, beautiful farmland, native bush, pine plantations, Rotorua’s Lakefront and highlights, pristine Government Gardens, New Zealand’s hinterland at its best. Wonderful memories of your New Zealand holiday:PRIVATE TOUR: MAX 8 PEOPLEENTRY FEE: (adult $45 / child 5-15 $20)
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Day Trips

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PRIVATE TOUR: From Tauranga: Wia-O-Tapu Geothermal and The Living Maori Village

PRIVATE TOUR: A self-guided tour following demarcated tracks through a stunning variety of volcanic phenomena. You’ll see fantastic naturally colored hot and cold pools, the world-famous Champagne Pool, massive craters and New Zealand’s largest boiling mud pool; Wai-O-Tapu was formed over thousands of years of continuous volcanic activity. WHAKA LIVING MAORI VILLAGE ... Experience an authentic living Maori village where the villagers have their homes set amongst erupting geysers, boiling mud, the steam vents, and hot pools. They use natural geothermal resources to cook, bathe and heat their homes. As you walk amongst the steaming landscape our Maori guide explains the history of the village, where the Tuhourangi / Ngati Wahiao tribe have lived for over 200 years. See the world-famous Pohutu Geyser erupt up to 30 meters boiling mud, hot pools, thermal vents, surrounded by a steaming volcanic landscapePRIVATE TOUR: MAX 8 PEOPLEENTRY FEES: (adult $77.50 / child 5-15 $31)
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Day Trips

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PRIVATE TOUR: From Tauranga: 'Hobbiton Movie Set' Cruise Ship Tour

PRIVATE TOUR& CUSTOM TOUR: Max 8 PEOPLE: A visit to Middle Earth. Leaving Tauranga Port we cross the Kiamai ranges and head inland to Hobbiton 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. We escape into the enchanting world of JRR Tolkien's famous stories where the amazing films were brought to life. The Hobbit Village is set amongst 12 acres of pathways, dales & the lake. 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) before returning you to your awaiting ship:PRIVATE TOUR: MAX 8 PEOPLEENTRY FEE (adult $84 / youth 9-6 $42 / child 0-8 free)
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Private Shore Excursion: Tauranga Photography Tour

This private shore excursion from your cruise ships arrival into the Port of Tauranga and take you on an 8 hour Tauranga photography tour and workshop. On this workshop, you’ll learn how to shoot dramatic, awe-inspiring coastal landscapes, plus forest and river photography.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Day Trips

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PRIVATE TOUR: From Tauranga: Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Cruise Tour

PRIVATE TOUR: You cannot miss this opportunity. to see these two awe-inspiring world-famous attractions. Only seen in New Zealand. WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES ... Arriving at the Glow Worm Caves your cave guide will take you on a magical boat ride on the underground river. See prehistoric caves that resemble a fairytale world as you silently glide through the starry wonderland. Deep in the cavern, you will view ancient stalactites, stalagmites, and eroded columns, glowworms, elaborate cave formations, underground rivers.HOBBITON MOVIE SET ... A visit to Middle Earth … Enter a world of enduring fantasy where the amazing films were brought to life. Set across the 12 acres Hobbit Village. See Bilbo’s house, The Water Mill, Green Dragon, arched Bridge, 44 Hobbit houses, gardens, wandering pathways, The Party Tree, lakes. If you haven’t read the books or seen the movies you will still love Hobbiton. PRIVATE TOUR: MAX 8 PEOPLEENTRY FEES: (adult $137 / youth 9-15 yrs $66 / child 0-8 yrs $24)
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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