Start your 6-hour shore excursion with pickup from the Port of Tauranga and travel by minivan to nearby Mt. Maunganui. Your departure can be adjusted to accommodate variations in ship arrival time.
The small-group tasting tour begins at a boutique brewery, which specializes in natural ciders and beers brewed without the use of preservatives or added sugar. Sip and savor before moving on to Leveret Estate Winery & Cellar Door in Katikati, with lovely scenery along the way. Partake in a presentation and wine tasting at this medal-winning winery.
Returning to Tauranga, your driver-guide heads up to the Minden Lookout for a coastal view over the Bay of Plenty (weather permitting). On a fine day, you can see the active volcano of White Island.
Arriving at the prestigious, family-owned Mills Reef Winery, you can order lunch in the elegant dining room (own expense) accompanied by another wine presentation and tasting. Following these epicurean delights, finish with a cocktail and dessert at one of Tauranga's top restaurants, which overlooks the harbor.
Your tour concludes with return transport to the port via one of the best beaches in the Southern Hemisphere.