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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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US$ 116.24
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 92.32
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 99.63
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 107.60
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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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US$ 59.11
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 112.25
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 112.25
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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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US$ 98.97
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Mt Drury and Moturiki Island Walking Tour including Mount Hot Pools Admission

Just steps from your cruise ship lies a coastal path to Mt Drury and Moturiki Island. Embark on an easy 2.5-hour walking tour while you’re in port at Tauranga, exploring sacred Maori sites and natural history with an informative guide who points out a petrel colony and breeding little blue penguins. After your walk, rejuvenate in the outdoor saltwater pools at Mount Hot Pools in Mount Maunganui.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 56.46
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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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 395.20
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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 $71pp
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 458.30
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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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US$ 418.45
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Bay of Plenty Half Day Afternoon Highlights

Take the opportunity to explore the countryside of the Bay of Plenty region on this relaxed 3.5 hour tour. Escape the city and see local horticulture at work at one of the thousands of local kiwifruit orchards. Learn about the pre-European history of the remarkable province, and find out why James Cook named it the Bay of Plenty. Tie this all in with other scenic locations and we will have you back to the ship in plenty of time for your ships departure.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: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 52.47
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 92.99
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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.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 96.31
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