• Location: Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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This 5-hour shore excursion from New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty highlights the rural riches of the Tauranga region. Enjoy samplings of manuka honey in this tranquil corner of the North Island where rolling farmlands dot the landscape. Head into the Kaimai mountains and follow your guide on an easy walk to the waterfall at McLaren Falls Park. A maximum of 19 participants ensures a small-group experience.


  • Private 5-hour sightseeing tour of Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty
  • Learn about the production of Manuka honey at Bee Hive
  • Take a walk to a waterfall in McLaren Falls Park
  • Snap photos of the Bay of Plenty from the Minden Lookout
  • Enjoy a more customized experience on a private tour
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

After pickup at the cruise terminal at Mount Maunganui, enjoy the ease of small-group transport into the countryside of Tauranga, passing the Bay of Plenty en route to the town of Te Puke, considered New Zealand's kiwifruit capital.
Stop at the horticultural theme park of Kiwifruit Country, which showcases the the country’s signature fruit. Then discover the healing properties of manuka honey and taste a variety of products at the Bee Hive, where you’ll go behind the scenes to witness the bees at work. Your 5-hour tour continues through the Kaimai mountain range, stopping for lunch at a country cafe (own expense). 
In the afternoon, take a guided bush walk past native trees at McLaren Falls Park, and snap photos of its namesake waterfall tumbling through boulders in the river. Returning to Tauranga via the top of the Minden lookout, stop for a scenic glimpse over the Bay of Plenty before you’re driven along the inner harbor and back to the cruise port.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Tauranga port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

Margaret S Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This was a great trip and we thoroughly enjoyed the countryside and our driver was excellent. Jan joined us as sat and enjoyed a coffee and the tour of the kiwi orchard and bees was extremely interesting. Travelling the countryside with something who knows and enjoys the area is wonderful I would highly recommend this trip to any one going to New Zealand. Tks Jan


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great itinerary. Very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide and driver.

Marjorie N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Loved this small group tour! Was able to get a personal tour of Kiwi 360 Experience with the owner of the farm. The honey plant was interesting and different.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Found out more about the area with a very friendly driver.

Barry T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour exceeded our expectations in several ways. It was small enough to have a family outing atmosphere. The guide was engaging and informative and gave an excellent introduction to the life and challenges of the local region. This included the bee industry and the kiwi fruit industry mini tours which were well done. But for our group of seven seniors, all agreed that the highlight was an outstanding walk in a local rainforest where the guide introduced us to the ecosystem including plants and birds. I came away with excellent photos. There was an unexpected attention of the guide that I must mention because it amazed us. My brother is in a wheel chair as a result of ataxia and it is difficult for him to climb onto the bus. We were prepared to help him but the guide is a former nurse and she knew how to make it easier for him. She insisted on taking personal care of my brother and made him very welcome on the trip. For us this typified a company that cares about the guests. Overall this was a tour that I would highly recommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Wonderful day. Our guide Peter was excellent, very friendly and very informative. Would highly recommend this tour.

Delphine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Tauranga was a beautiful place. Our tour person was wonderful and took us to many places of interest - especially the waterfall, kiwi farm and honey bees. We were able to take many photos and didn't feel rushed.

trevor b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

very professional pickup, the guide and tour content excellent

Cheryl P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

My husband and I ended being the only people on this tour. Our guide Wendy was outstanding! She was very personable and obviously loved showing us around her area. We visited the Bee Comvita company and the Kiwi Fruit company which were both interesting. We had a lovely lunch (not included) and spent time touring the area of the Bay of Plenty. We also did a short bushwalk to a falls in a park. Most of the people on the ship headed to the Rotorua area but we had been there before. We quite enjoyed the day that we spent with Wendy!

Friedrich O

4 star rating: Recommended February 2018

The tour was beautiful , the guide was great and very knowingly

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