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Shore Excursion: Local Tasting Tour from Tauranga

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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icon6 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Discover the prestigious food and drink purveyors of Tauranga and Karangahake when your ship pulls into port. Sip and savor a diverse array of tastings and two award-winning wineries. This shore excursion includes pickup and drop-off by minivan.
  • Tauranga shore excursion with food-and-drink tastings
  • Discover local purveyors with a driver/guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off by minivan
  • Small-group tour ensures personal service
Start your shore excursion with pick up from the Port of Tauranga and travel by minivan to nearby to the picturesque Karangahake Gorge. Your departure can be adjusted to accommodate variations in ship arrival time.

Set off, traveling north through scenic countryside, toward a boutique winery located in the Karangahake Gorge. Receive a presentation about the vineyard and wine-making techniques before taking part in a wine-tasting session, accompanied by a sumptuous food platter.

Then, hop back aboard your transport towards the wine Portfolio, home to the prestigious award-winning wines of Leveret Estate & Mills Reef Wineries. Here, sample more New Zealand varietals, learn about the island's terroir, and discover iconic wine-styles from the country.

Finally, return to Tauranga for a delicious dessert and a cocktail at the boutique Clarence Hotel. The hotel stands within the walls of a beautifully-restored building which was formerly the historic Tauranga Post Office.

We then return you to ship-side (or to local accommodation) via what we claim is the best beach in the Southern Hemisphere.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Port of Tauranga Ltd
Our accredited agent driver/guide will meet you at the port gate & escort you to the vehicle in which you will be travelling. The driver/guide will have your name on a placard.
Duration: 15 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Karangahake
The Local Tasting Tour commences by travelling north, through scenic countryside,for a wine presentation & tasting at the boutique Karangahake Estate Winery (formerly Ohinemuri Winery) in the picturesque Karangahake Gorge. The tasting is accompanied by a sumptuous platter.
Duration: 165 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Wine Portfolio Ltd.
We then return towards Tauranga to The Wine Portfolio, now home to the prestigious wines of Leveret Estate & Mills Reef Winery. (The former Mills Reef Winery no longer exists.) This will be another opportunity to sample excellent NZ wines, and to ask questions about NZ wine styles & terroir.
Duration: 135 Minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Tauranga
The tour returns to Tauranga for dessert & a cocktail at The iki Bar, in the boutique Clarence Hotel. The hotel stands within the walls of a beautifully restored building, which was formerly the Historic Tauranga Post Office
Duration: 45 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Mt Maunganui Main Beach
We then return you to ship-side (or to local accommodation) via what we claim to be the best beach in the Southern Hemisphere.
Admission Ticket Free

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A very good tour. Good wines and a...
Mark T
, Dec 2017
A very good tour. Good wines and a knowledgeable guide.The only change I would make is going to the craft brewery at 10 AM is a bit of a stretch for me. I would recommend shifting the beer tasting to the last stop, not the first. Bow was and excellent guide and driver.
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Wonderful tour , highlighted the...
scar13
, Feb 2017
Wonderful tour , highlighted the tastings for the ara. Small group was wonderful and interesting. Guide was very helpful and gave great information. Very enjoyable. Only negative the Desert and Cocktail tasting at the completion of the trip was a little disappointing.
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Paul Marston did a great job on our...
YellowJacketBorn
, Dec 2016
Paul Marston did a great job on our tour. Without a doubt this is one of the best tour values I have ever enjoyed.
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This was an excellent tour with the...
Katlin S
, Apr 2016
This was an excellent tour with the delightful and knowledgeable Paul. We couldn't have asked for a better host and guide. Loved seeing kiwis on the vine and tasting kiwi products, the wineries were beautiful and we had a lovely, outdoor lunch. We were on a cruise but opted to take this small group tour versus the cruise ship excursion on a large bus. Take this tour!!!

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