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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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$73.06
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$73.06

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$111.53
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$111.53
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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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$107.22
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$107.22

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

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

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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.
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  • 6 hours to 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.61
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$121.61

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.56
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$119.56
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.74
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$100.74
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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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$107.01
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$107.01

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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$63.32
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$63.32

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.45
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$80.45
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Including Rotorua Sightseeing

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

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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.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$186.37
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$186.37

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$177.13
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$177.13
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Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga

Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga

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Get up close to wild dolphins in their natural habitat during a 5-hour dolphin cruise from Tauranga. You can watch from the boat or interact with these playful marine mammals as you swim and snorkel alongside them in the water. Hear informative live commentary and enjoy hot drinks and muffins on board. Tour operates during summer months from November to May.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.71
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$110.71

Shore Excursion to the Maori Culture Centre: Kiwi birds, and Geo-Thermal Valley

Shore Excursion to the Maori Culture Centre: Kiwi birds, and Geo-Thermal Valley

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Explore New Zealand’s magical North Island on this 7-hour Tauranga shore excursion. See the golden sands of Mt Maunganui’s Marine Parade and stroll along Papamoa Beach as local fishermen haul in their catches. Learn about traditional Maori arts and crafts, culture and history in Te Puia, and watch a performance of the Maori war dance. Explore Rotorua’s geothermal valley, famous for its steaming geysers and bubbling mud pools, and admire New Zealand’s national bird in the Kiwi House.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$129.52
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$129.52
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Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House Group Tour

Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House Group Tour

A truly unique experience visiting the world-renowned Waitomo Caves. Experience a short boat trip to the Glow worm Grotto. Visit the Kiwi House in Otorohanga and try to spot the adorable flightless bird.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,324.76
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$2,324.76
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What people are saying about Nature and Wildlife in Tauranga

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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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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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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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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
"A thoroughly delightful shore excursion, well planned and executed. Much natural beauty and human interest."..."
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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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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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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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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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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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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Including Rotorua Sightseeing
"Everything about the tour was great. The tour guide was informative and really enjoyed the Lord of the rings movie set"..."
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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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Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga
"Great experience, awesome crew, it was one of my best tours ever!!! I enjoyed the trip, the dolphin watching, best were the baby’s with their mother!"..."
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Shore Excursion to the Maori Culture Centre: Kiwi birds, and Geo-Thermal Valley
"Jim Archer was very attentive pleasant person. Extremely knowledgable able to communicate in easy to understand dialogue. He was able to get the mosy out of the excursion in the time available. Good sense of humor. In all, I felt we got more for our money than from what you normally get on excursions."..."

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