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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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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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US$ 162.72
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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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US$ 112.25
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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: 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: 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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Half Day Small-Group Tauranga Scenic Tour FREE Kiwifruit icecream and tastings.

It can be tough to explore the Bay of Plenty from a cruise ship; this half-day scenic tour takes away some of the difficulty. Drive around Pilot Bay and take in grand views of Tauranga Harbour, Matakana Island and the extinct volcano Mauao, a significant site to local Māori. Enjoy the sights at Mount Maunganui’s popular Main Beach, then drive inland to Paengaroa and visit Comvita, a world-famous honey producer.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 107.60
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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).
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Make the most of your time on New Zealand’s North Island with this 7-hour Rotorua City hop-on hop-off shore excursion from Tauranga. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle on a route between 12 of the region’s top attractions as your driver talks of the different destinations to visit. Head along the shores of Lake Rotoiti to the kiwi orchards of Te Puke. Hop on and off at your leisure between sites of interest such as Rotorua lakefront, Skyline Skyrides Rotorua and the Polynesian geothermal spa, and enjoy 10% discount at featured destinations.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 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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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
  • Free Cancellation
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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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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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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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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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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.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Tauranga Self-Guided Audio Tour

Take a walk around Tauranga and see the city’s landmarks and attractions on this self-guided audio tour. Instead of getting crammed  into a stifling hot tour bus or waiting for other travellers, stroll along the waterfront at your own pace while learning about the history of local iwi (Māori tribe) Te Arawa, then visit significant sites like the Strand, The Elms Mission House and the old cannon at Monmouth Redoubt.
  • Duration: 1 to 3 hours
  • Duration: 1 to 3 hours
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Mount Maunganui Self-Guided Audio Tour

Get to know Mt Maunganui at your own pace on this self-guided audio tour. Follow your guide’s instructions to explore attractions all around this coastal paradise. Learn about the area’s unique Māori heritage and hear myths and legends passed down by generations of Māori. Later, relax in perfectly heated thermal saltwater pools and baths.
  • Duration: 1 to 3 hours
  • Duration: 1 to 3 hours
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