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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Including Rotorua Sightseeing

Take a shore excursion to the Hobbiton Movie Set and sightsee Rotorua with a guide when your cruise ship pulls into port at Tauranga. Journey to Middle-earth and The Shire of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ fame, featured in the popular LOTR trilogy and ‘The Hobbit.’ Then learn traditional customs at the Maori village of Whakarewarewa before strolling past the spouting geysers and steaming hot springs of thermal Rotorua. Numbers are limited to 19 participants in this small-group tour to the land of hobbits and hot pools.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Swap the Tauranga cruise port for the Shire, featured in "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" trilogies, on a Hobbiton Movie Set shore excursion. Your tour includes movie structures such as hobbit holes, the party tree and the Mill. Sip a drink at the Green Dragon Inn, and then suit up in a favorite LOTR costume with a stop at McLaren Falls Park.
  • Duration: 360 to 390 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 360 to 390 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$108,76
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Hobbiton Shore Excursion Including Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Movies 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 Highlights

See the highlights of Rotorua on a full-day shore excursion from Tauranga. You’ll travel to one of New Zealand’s famed regions in the North Island, observing otherworldly landscapes and Pohutu Geyser at Whakarewarewa’s thermal springs. Visit Okere Falls at the Bay of Plenty; receive a traditional welcome at an authentic Maori village where you’ll watch a 'haka' (war dance); and view the Government Gardens, a historic bath house and more in Rotorua.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$101,92
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Half Day Small-Group Tauranga Scenic Tour from Port

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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US$53,36
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Shore Excursion: 6-hour Private Vehicle with Professional Guide from Tauranga

Design your own perfect shore excursion with a 6-hour, private tour from the Port of Tauranga that’s tailored to your cruise schedule and interests. Explore the geothermal landscape of Rotorua, step into Middle Earth at Hobbiton, or visit a Maori marae to see traditional carving, crafts, and dances. This 6-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at your cruise port, and accommodates your private group of up to 15 people.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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US$478,83
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Private Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Whakarewarewa Maori Cultural Village

Explore the thermal wonderland of Wai-O-Tapu and see Pohutu Geyser blow its top at Whakarewarewa during this full-day private Tauranga shore excursion to the Rotorua region. Witness colorful thermal springs, hissing steam vents and bubbling mud pools as your guide details the area’s geothermal activity, then discover traditional customs at New Zealand's only living Maori village. Port pickup and drop-off by private vehicle included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$118,85
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Te Puia Maori Cultural Centre and Rotorua City Sightseeing

When your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, gain insight into New Zealand’s natural and cultural heritage on a shore excursion to Rotorua. At the Te Puia Maori cultural center, discover boiling mud pools and Pohutu Geyser on a walk through the Whakarewarewa geothermal valley; learn about Maori customs at the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute; and spot the elusive kiwi bird.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$106,71
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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$115,60
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Full-Day Shore Excursion: Hobbiton 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$156,65
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Guided Tauranga Shore Excursion to Rotorua Whakarewarewa and Wai-O-Tapu

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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US$136,13
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Deluxe Rotorua Geyser Tour, Kiwifruit Orchard, Redwood Forest & Lunch : Tauranga Shore Excursion

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$111,16
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Rotorua and Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour

Learn how New Zealand’s Maori people have adapted to life among the geothermal activity of Rotorua on this small-group shore excursion from Tauranga. At the Living Maori Village, see how residents integrate natural elements like bubbling geysers, mud pools and steam vents into daily tasks, and watch a live cultural performance. You’ll also drive past gorgeous beaches, walk through an ancient redwood forest, and taste local kiwi fruit fresh from the farm on this immersive Bay of Plenty highlights tour.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$99,19
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua, Te Puia, and Polynesian Spa Tour

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 Te Puia, a hub of geothermal activity and Māori culture and home to the explosive Pohutu Geyser, and the Polynesian Spa, a complex of hot mineral pools that draws its water from two natural local springs.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Wonders

See the explosive power of Rotorua’s Pohuto Geyser on a full-day, small-group shore excursion from Tauranga to Te Puia. You’ll find simmering mud pools heated by geothermal activity, spot endangered kiwi birds, and watch a cultural performance of traditional Maori songs and war dances. Following your time at Te Puia, head into Rotorua for a tour of the town’s highlights, then return to Tauranga through a landscape of kiwi orchards and rolling terrain. Group size is limited to 15 people for more personal service from the guide.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$99,19
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Hobbiton Lord Of The Rings Movie Set and Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Combo Tour

Spend a day off your cruise ship and get out of the city on this day trip to two popular North Island attractions, Whakarewarewa and Hobbiton. Save time hiring a car and getting used to New Zealand roads; your guide meets you at the port and heads straight into the heartland. Visit Whakarewarewa, a bubbling geothermal landscape and home to the local Māori iwi (tribe), then head across the Kaimai Ranges to Hobbiton, an authentic movie set from the Lord of the Rings.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$153,91
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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$111,16
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa Combo Including Lunch

This Tauranga Shore Excursion stands out from others by offering a two-course lunch and a visit to a Polynesian spa. The basics of local shore excursions are included too: travel with a small group to the Rotorua geothermal geyser, mud pools, and steam vents, and then see a Maori dance performance. At the spa, soak in hot mineral springs with views of Lake Rotorua.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Shore Excursion: Tauranga Highlights Including The Elms Mission Station

Discover golden sand beaches, kiwi fruit orchards, historic buildings and traditional New Zealand culture on this 3-hour 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
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Rotorua Whakarewarewa Culture Experience with Free Hangi Lunch Included

Located on top of one of New Zealand’s geothermal hotspots, Rotorua’s Whakarewarewa Village lets you experience Māori culture in an authentic setting. On this tour, you don’t need to worry about renting a car – or about getting back to your cruise ship before it leaves. Catch a ride direct from the Port of Tauranga to Whakarewarewa. Get a guided tour around the village, see the explosive Pōhutu Geyser, enjoy a traditional Māori kapa haka performance and feast on a specially-cooked hangi lunch.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$102,61
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Sightseeing Tour Including Tauranga and Mt. Maunganui

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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US$67,69
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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 7-hour 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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US$95,08
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Full-Day Small-Group Rotorua Shore Excursion From Tauranga

When your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, experience the wonders of New Zealand's North Island in a small group on this full-day tour to Rotorua. Take in sights such as Mount Maunganui, Sulphur Bay on Lake Rotorua, hot springs around Rotorua, and places of importance to the Maori people. Taste fresh kiwi fruit at an orchard, stroll through the Redwood Forest, and admire the manicured grounds of Government Gardens. Your small-group tour includes guide, entrance fees, air-conditioned transportation, and port pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$67,72
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House

Explore one of the North Island’s most impressive natural wonders and see the national symbol of New Zealand on this 6-hour shore excursion from Tauranga. Cruise through the Waitomo Caves, filled with glittering glow-worms, then visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House to learn more about the native birds. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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