This Tauranga shore excursion includes an easy walk just over 2 miles (3.5 km) with plenty of stops, covering mostly flat ground with two short inclines — after which you’re rewarded with a soak at Mount Hot Pools.
Meet your guide at the gate of the Tauranga cruise dock and set out on a leisurely stroll along the waterfront. When you reach the nearby base of Mt Drury (Hopukiore), get a glimpse of Maori burial caves and learn about their sacred history as your guide regales you with Maori legends.
You’ll cross the road to popular Mount Beach then walk over a short land bridge that leads to Moturiki Island. Soak up the panoramic views of the shoreline and sea during your walking tour around the small island, where you’ll find a large colony of gray-faced petrels. Be on the lookout for little blue penguins that make the area their breeding grounds, and perhaps catch sight of water spraying through the Moturiki blowhole.
Your guide leads you on a short walk up a gentle include to reach the top of Mt Drury, which boasts another ideal vista point. Then wrap up your walking tour in a boutique shopping area about five minutes from the cruise port.
Finish with a relaxing soak at the Mount Maunganui Hot Salt Water Pools. Your entrance ticket includes your choice of two large outdoor pools, with the option to purchase an additional massage treatment.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Tauranga Pier for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.