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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Hobbiton and Lord of the Rings Movie 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
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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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.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua Geothermals 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
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Te Puia Geothermals, Maori and Kiwifruit

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
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Shore Excursion: Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga

When your ship pulls into port in Tauranga, explore Rotorua on a guided shore excursion. Your full-day itinerary includes a welcome concert at the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute at Te Puia, where you’ll explore the extensive geothermal grounds, see a flax-weaving demonstration, and visit the nocturnal Kiwi House. Then tour Rotorua highlights such as the Government Gardens and stop at Okere Falls and Kiwi 360 for tastings.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Wai-O-Tapu Wonderland plus Maori Village

This Tauranga shore excursion allows cruise passengers to explore Whakarewarewa and Wai-O-Tapu—one of New Zealand’s most colorful and diverse geothermal attractions. With a guide in the lead, there’s no need to worry about navigation, just take your time visiting geothermal landscapes and famous geysers. After a morning in Wai-O-Tapu, visit the Living Maori Village, and take a drive through Rotorua—also known as “Sulphur City” for its sulfur-rich air.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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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.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Te Puia Geothermals plus Hells Gate

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
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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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.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Shore Excursion Rotorua, Tauranga Mt Maunganui Maori Culture Geysers & Mudpools

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.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Shore Excursion: Hobbiton and Lord of the Rings Movie Set Tour

Discover famous sites from Middle-earth on this 6-hour ‘Lord of the Rings’ movie set shore excursion from Mt Maunganui. Travel with your guide toward the town of Matamata. Discover the sheep farm selected by Peter Jackson as the site for Hobbiton, home to Bilbo Baggins and friends in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy and ‘The Hobbit’ movie series. See top sites from the box office hits and visit the Green Dragon pub. Stop at a local honey center and winery, and enjoy panoramic views from Minden Lookout.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Luxurious Private Shore Excursion Rotorua Geothermals Pohutu Geyser and Mudpools

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.
  • Duration: 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Shore Excursion: Geothermal Rotorua with Maori Cultural Performance at Whakarewarewa

When your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, head out for a full-day tour of Mt. Maunganui and Rotorua. In Rotorua, learn about Maori culture, and see geothermal hot pools and the Pohutu Geyser at Whakarewarewa—The Living Maori Village. Sample New Zealand specialties such as manuka honey and kiwi fruit, and spend time checking out highlights including Lake Rotorua and Government Gardens.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Agrodome Farm Show and Rotorua Geothermals

Experience New Zealand’s geothermal wonders on this full-day shore excursion to Rotorua from Tauranga. Visit the Agrodome and observe the famed Farm Show; watch a sheepdog demonstration and milk a cow; then visit a Kiwifruit orchard and discover the birthplace of one of New Zealand's biggest exports. Port pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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From Tauranga – Surreal Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set

PRIVATE TOUR. MAX 8 PEOPLE: Waitomo Glow -Worm Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set. After traveling thousands of kilometers to visit New Zealand you cannot miss this opportunity to see these two awe-inspiring world-famous attractions, only seen in New Zealand.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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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
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Maori Village & Geothermal Rotorua With Sightseeing

Join us on this small group tour from the Port of Tauranga!One day in port and so much to see, let us take you there as we stop at some favourite stops along the way.Take in the Beautiful Mount Maunganui beach and surrounding area.Visit a working Kiwi fruit orchard for taste testing, photo’s and rest stop.Offical Maori guided tour at Whakarewarewa Rotorua’s Geothermal valleySee erupting geysers, hot spring, bubbling mud and much more.Learn how the Maori’s have utilities this landscape for cooking, bathing and heating.Enjoy a live cultural performance show with songs and dance including the Haka.Highlights drive and stops around Rotorua.Redwood forest Rotorua Lake frontMuseum and Government gardens including the rose gardens.Blue Baths and Rachels springs.Plenty of time for rest stops, photo opportunities and gift shopping along the way.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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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
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: 'A Day in the Bay' Tauranga Highlights with FREE lunch

This new Day in the Bay tour will show you all the sights and tastes of Tauranga and the surrounding countryside. From stunning beaches, hilltop look outs, historic buildings and battle sites, plus sample fresh local fish and chips, kiwifruit, honey and other products. You will see why Captain James Cook aptly named this place The Bay Of Plenty.About us:Our team has been delivering world-class Shore Excursions for over 16 years - we have over 100 years combined tour guiding experience so you know you are in capable hands.Travel in a modern, air conditioned vehicle with a passionate local as your host. We specialise in small groups to allow an intimate and personalised experience. Every tour is commentated from start to finish - we delight in showing off our little corner of the world. And, we guarantee to have you back to the ship on time!
  • Duration: 7 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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