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Rotorua Maori Geothermal Geysers Tour with Highlights

Rotorua Maori Geothermal Geysers Tour with Highlights

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When your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, take a small-group 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.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.80
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$114.80

Full-Day Small-Group Rotorua Shore Excursion From Tauranga

Full-Day Small-Group Rotorua Shore Excursion From Tauranga

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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.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.15
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$70.15

Rotorua and Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour

Rotorua and Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour

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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.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.75
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$102.75

Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga

Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga

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Experience the magic of New Zealand’s North Island on this evening glow-worm kayak tour in Tauranga. Begin your tour with refreshments including wine from the award-winning Mills Reef Winery and delicious New Zealand cheeses on the banks of Lake McLaren. As day turns to night, hop into your kayak and paddle with your guide to the glow-worm canyon at the head of Lake McLaren. Marvel at the millions of bright green glow-worms clinging to the towering cliff sides, and gain insight into the life cycle of these fascinating creatures.
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.08
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$107.08

Te Puia - Geothermal 6 Hour Guided Tour with Highlights: Shore ExcursionTauranga

Te Puia - Geothermal 6 Hour Guided Tour with Highlights: Shore ExcursionTauranga

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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.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.72
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$96.72

Deluxe small group Cruise Day Tour, Rotorua, Tauranga & Mt Maunganui highlights

Deluxe small group Cruise Day Tour, Rotorua, Tauranga & Mt Maunganui highlights

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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).
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.24
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$77.24

Explore Tauranga

Explore Tauranga

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Explore exquisite Tauranga in style, riding in a luxurious modern Mercedes tour-vehicle as you cruise from hilltop to seaside and sample along the way some of New Zealand’s finest honey and kiwifruit export produce. After learning about and tasting the delights of rural Tauranga this tour returns you to port comfortably, and contented - stopping at a scenic lookout to take in the natural beauty of the Bay of Plenty from above.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.80
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$60.80

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights

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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.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.94
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$102.94

Shore Excursion: Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga

Shore Excursion: Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga

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When your ship pulls into port in Tauranga, explore Rotorua on a guided shore excursion. Your full-day itinerary includes a welcome concert at the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute at Te Puia, where you’ll explore the extensive geothermal grounds, see a flax-weaving demonstration, and visit the nocturnal Kiwi House. Then tour Rotorua highlights such as the Government Gardens and stop at Okere Falls and Kiwi 360 for tastings.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.83
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$109.83

Tauranga Shore Excursion with Hobbiton and Rotorua Geyser

Tauranga Shore Excursion with Hobbiton and Rotorua Geyser

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$172.72
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$172.72

Full-Day Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Tour from Tauranga

Full-Day Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Tour from Tauranga

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Experience the mythical world of Middle Earth on a half-day tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set from Tauranga. Explore the magnificent film set and admire original props from the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies on a guided tour; see iconic sites such as Gandalf's cutting, Bag End, and the Green Dragon Inn; and enjoy a Hobbit-themed lunch (own expense) at the Shires Rest Café.
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  • 5 hours 18 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.46
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$120.46

3hr Tauranga Sun-downer History Tour COMPLIMENTARY Wine or Beer

3hr Tauranga Sun-downer History Tour COMPLIMENTARY Wine or Beer

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Departs 10:00am 2:00pm Winter 3:00pm Summer. A tour of Tauranga city taking in the sights of early european settlements, the battle of Gate Pa, views of the harbour, local history and how Tauranga grew to be the city it is today. Finishes with a complimentary glass of wine or beer at The Clarence boutique hotel.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.14
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$42.14

Shore Excursion: The Ultimate Hobbiton and Lord of the Rings Movie Set Tour

Shore Excursion: The Ultimate Hobbiton and Lord of the Rings Movie Set Tour

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Explore the sets from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ movie series at Hobbiton during this shore excursion. Cross Tauranga Harbour and head through the Kaimai mountain range en 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 guided tour. Discover top sites including the famous party tree in Bag End. Finish your tour with an ale in the Green Dragon Inn and imagine yourself among your favorite characters.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.84
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$126.84

4hr Shore Excursion - History and Tasting Tour FREE Kiwifruit Ice Cream

4hr Shore Excursion - History and Tasting Tour FREE Kiwifruit Ice Cream

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Make the most of your time at shore and explore the beautiful Tauranga Harbour during this half-day tour. Visit beautiful beaches, orchards, historical landmarks and more as you listen to engaging commentary from your guide about the history and culture of the region. You even get to sample local produce such as Manuka honey, kiwifruit, and avocado.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.98
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$46.98

Shore Excursion: Tauranga Morning Highlights - with FREE lunch

Shore Excursion: Tauranga Morning Highlights - with FREE lunch

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Discover golden sand beaches, kiwi fruit orchards, historic buildings and traditional New Zealand culture on this 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.
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  • 4 hours
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$63.07
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$63.07

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Small-Group Bay of Plenty and Tauranga Tour

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Small-Group Bay of Plenty and Tauranga Tour

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This half-day 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.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.58
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$54.58

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House

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Explore one of the North Island’s most impressive natural wonders and see the national symbol of New Zealand on this shore excursion from Tauranga. Walk through the caves to see stalagmites and stalactites before boarding a small boat to the incredible 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.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.06
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$170.06

Tauranga Shore Excursion: 6-hour Private Vehicle with Professional Guide

Tauranga Shore Excursion: 6-hour Private Vehicle with Professional Guide

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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.
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  • 6 hours
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$773.78
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$773.78
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermals at Whakarewarewa Maori Village

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermals at Whakarewarewa Maori Village

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Explore the geothermal landscapes of Rotorua on this 6-hour shore excursion. Visit the city’s top attractions such as Government Gardens, Rachel’s Pool, and the Ohinemutu Maori Village. Then head to the Whakarewarewa geothermal valley and discover the bubbling mud pools and the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere before heading back to your cruise ship.
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  • 6 hours
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$105.59
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$105.59

Craft Beer Tour from Tauranga

Craft Beer Tour from Tauranga

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Spend the afternoon tasting the fruits of Tauranga’s craft beer boom with your friends – all without the risk of drawing the short straw and ending up the sober driver. On this easygoing tour around a handful of the city’s breweries and brewbars, sample a range of beers made in the region and even go behind the scenes at a local brewery to discover how they make their lagers and ales.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.45
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$117.45

Private Shore Excursion: Taste of Plenty Food Tour

Private Shore Excursion: Taste of Plenty Food Tour

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The Bay of Plenty’s culinary highlights aren’t limited to the restaurants in Tauranga city. On this day trip into the heart of the Bay of Plenty, discover some of those highlights. Instead of wasting your time on meticulously planning an itinerary, visit orchards, factories and specialist retailers scattered across the countryside. Drive through the charming Bay of Plenty farmland and sample the varied tastes and flavours of the region.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$602.30
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$602.30
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Best of Rotorua Tour

Best of Rotorua Tour

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Some of the Bay of Plenty’s most exciting towns and attractions are some way from the coast, which can make them tough to get to if you’re exploring the region on a cruise ship. This day-long tour to Rotorua solves that problem by picking you up direct from your cruise ship in Tauranga. Drive just under 50 miles to Rotorua and explore the town, including stops at Te Puia, a hub of local Māori culture and geothermal activity, the beautiful Government Gardens and the towering Redwood Forest.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.83
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$109.83

Te Puia Geothermal Experience: Cruise Ship Shore Excursion Tauranga Rotorua Port

Te Puia Geothermal Experience: Cruise Ship Shore Excursion Tauranga Rotorua Port

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Discover & experience a truly special day of the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua. Witness erupting geysers, hot steam vents and bubbling mud pools on this cruise ship shore excursion from Tauranga. This valley has many stories just waiting to be shared with you. Learn about the Maori culture at the fascinating Te Puia Thermal Reserve, the magnificent Pohutu geyser, boiling mud pools, and the National carving and weaving schools. Visit the kiwi bird encounter where you can see the elusive kiwi bird. Upon leaving Te Puia, we take in the highlights of what Rotorua has to offer. The magnificent Rotorua museum building with its Tudor style design, the government gardens bursting with colour & fragrance then Rotorua lake front! Experience a working kiwi fruit orchard to learn all about this wonder fruit with taste testing of an assortment of different types of kiwi fruit products before your final journey back to your ship in plenty of time to board with this 6 hr Shore Excursion.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.49
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$99.49

Private Tour Tauranga Highlights Shore Excursion up to 8 passengers

Private Tour Tauranga Highlights Shore Excursion up to 8 passengers

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Take a tour in your own private minivan with an experienced local guide. This Private tour is for a group of up to 8 people. Your day will vary from stunning white sandy beaches, to rainforest walks and stunning waterfalls. There is so much to see and experience in this stunning part of New Zealand. Choose an attraction to visit or enjoy all the "Freebies" this area offers. I can customise your day. Do as much or as little as you choose. Its "Your Day Your Way". Have a great day out with your own Private guide. "FREEBIES": - Sandy Beaches and beautiful countryside - Honey and Kiwi fruit tasting and orchard visit - McLaren Falls Park and bushwalks - Tauranga Harbourfront - Hairy McLary Bronze sculptures OPTIONAL EXTRAS: - The Elms Mission House Tauranga
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$354.30
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$354.30
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Rotorua Maori Geothermal Geysers Tour with Highlights
"The Rotorua excursion was great. Very interesting to see bubbling pools and the geysers. The show was short but good. The restaurant we went to was very nice with a variety of selections to choose from."..."
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Full-Day Small-Group Rotorua Shore Excursion From Tauranga
"Thoroughly enjoyed our day with Richy as our guide! Incredibly knowledgeable and informative. The geothermal park was a highlight!"..."
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Rotorua and Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour
"A great experience, friendly people and excellent guide who gave great detail on life in the geothermal village"..."
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Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga
"Had a fantastic time. Possum, Jack and YaYa we’re knowledgeable and fun. It was an amazing funny experience that we can highly recommend to everyone."..."
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Te Puia - Geothermal 6 Hour Guided Tour with Highlights: Shore ExcursionTauranga
"Loved this tour, it was perfect for my mom that has a hard time walking with her knees. They picked us up right at the port and dropped us off with still plenty of time to wonder the town"..."
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Deluxe small group Cruise Day Tour, Rotorua, Tauranga & Mt Maunganui highlights
"This tour was a great experience. Terry, our guide on this tour really made that experience. I would highly recommend this small group tour to anyone visiting New Zealand."..."
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Explore Tauranga
"With Jenny very informative tour.loved kiwi country tour. Could not believe all the science of growing kiwi fruit. Would have been nice to have been told what time to meet as we were ov er an hour waiting for others who had been told"..."
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights
"Great tour of the area and a great tour guide! We felt like we got to see and experience everything in the area. Our tour guide, Jan, grew up in the area and did a fabulous job."..."
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Shore Excursion: Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga
"Exellent and knowable guide. The Cultural Show vas very interesting and the Geothermal area beautiful."..."
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Tauranga Shore Excursion with Hobbiton and Rotorua Geyser
"Well organized & extremely informative! Enjoyed the ride, the Maori village & hobbitown! Guides very knowledgeable."..."
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Full-Day Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Tour from Tauranga
"Enjoyed the entire experience. Life long journey with the Hobbit. Was worth every penny we paid. Would do it again."..."
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3hr Tauranga Sun-downer History Tour COMPLIMENTARY Wine or Beer
"Russell was a great guide, lots of interesting information, plenty of stops to enjoy views or historical sites and a good sense of humour. We had limited time in Tauranga and this was a great way to get to know a bit about the place and local history. Lovely pub at the end too."..."
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Shore Excursion: The Ultimate Hobbiton and Lord of the Rings Movie Set Tour
"Trip all in all was fantastic!! No complaints whatsoever. Driver was incredibly knowledgeable. The Honey stop was a great addition to the trip, amazing honey."..."
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4hr Shore Excursion - History and Tasting Tour FREE Kiwifruit Ice Cream
"The excursion was everything that was advertised and more. Russell our guide was extremely friendly and very knowledgeable and only increased the experience. Would highly recommend this tour to all."..."
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Shore Excursion: Tauranga Morning Highlights - with FREE lunch
"Excellent. Very good tour guide. Stayed on time and got us back to ship when planned. Interesting itinerary."..."
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Small-Group Bay of Plenty and Tauranga Tour
"Excellent and never let down by Viator and their operators. Met on time, great driver, and itinerary."..."
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House
"Best tour on our 3 1/2 week vacation. She was very knowledgeable. We had some extra time and she took us to a kiwi farm. She was the best!"..."
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: 6-hour Private Vehicle with Professional Guide
"Excellent. It was a great day. The driver was very knowledgeable and had a good personality. Enjoyed the luge course and the Mauri show and geysers."..."
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermals at Whakarewarewa Maori Village
"I would like to thank our tour guide. He was brilliant. I did a ships tour a few years ago and there is no comparison. Well done Viator for engaging these thoroughly generous with their time and knowledgeable tour guides."..."
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Craft Beer Tour from Tauranga
"Excellent tour and excellent service by Katy. The other four people booked on the tour cancelled at the last minute which left only me to do the tour but it was still run. Katy was very good at making sure I didn't feel lonely. Good beers to taste."..."
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Best of Rotorua Tour
"Tour was very good! Saw the highlights of this area in our 6+ hour tour. The only recommendation that I have is to have a better microphone system in the van. It did not work quite a bit of the time."..."

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