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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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120
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$72.93
From
$72.93
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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* A traveler said: "Thoroughly enjoyed our day with Richy as our guide! Incredibly knowledgeable and informative. The geothermal park was a highlight!"


Rotorua Maori Geothermal Geysers Tour with Highlights

Rotorua Maori Geothermal Geysers Tour with Highlights

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56
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$119.35
From
$119.35
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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* A traveler said: "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."


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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123
  • 6 hours to 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$121.39
From
$121.39
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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* A traveler said: "A thoroughly delightful shore excursion, well planned and executed. Much natural beauty and human interest."


Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights

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195
  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$107.02
From
$107.02
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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* A traveler said: "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."


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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17
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$100.56
From
$100.56
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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* A traveler said: "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"


Rotorua and Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour

Rotorua and Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour

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38
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$106.82
From
$106.82
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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* A traveler said: "A great experience, friendly people and excellent guide who gave great detail on life in the geothermal village"


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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34
  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$80.30
From
$80.30
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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* A traveler said: "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."


Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga

Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga

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101
  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$111.33
From
$111.33
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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* A traveler said: "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."


Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Including Rotorua Sightseeing
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$186.03
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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* A traveler said: "Everything about the tour was great. The tour guide was informative and really enjoyed the Lord of the rings movie set"


Explore Tauranga

Explore Tauranga

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7
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$63.21
From
$63.21
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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* A traveler said: "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"


Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa

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64
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$151.02
From
$151.02
This Tauranga shore excursion stands out from others by offering a 2-course lunch and a visit to a Polynesian spa. The basics of local shore excursions are included too: travel with a small group to the Rotorua geothermal geyser, mud pools, and steam vents, and then see a Maori dance performance. At the spa, soak in hot mineral springs with views of Lake Rotorua.
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* A traveler said: "Thoroughly enjoyed our day on this tour. Well organized and paced. The Polynesian Spa was a unique and relaxing experience, and the Maori Village was really interesting. Highly recommend this tour!"


Tauranga Shore Excursion with Hobbiton and Rotorua Geyser

Tauranga Shore Excursion with Hobbiton and Rotorua Geyser

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61
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$179.57
From
$179.57
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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* A traveler said: "Well organized & extremely informative! Enjoyed the ride, the Maori village & hobbitown! Guides very knowledgeable."


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

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

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16
  • 5 hours 18 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$125.24
From
$125.24
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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* A traveler said: "Enjoyed the entire experience. Life long journey with the Hobbit. Was worth every penny we paid. Would do it again."


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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23
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$56.74
From
$56.74
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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* A traveler said: "Excellent and never let down by Viator and their operators. Met on time, great driver, and itinerary."


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

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

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1
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$41.66
From
$41.66
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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* A traveler said: "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."


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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132
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$131.87
From
$131.87
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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* A traveler said: "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."


15,000ft Tandem Skydive in Bay of Plenty

15,000ft Tandem Skydive in Bay of Plenty

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101
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$341.18
From
$341.18
See the summery Bay of Plenty from a different perspective – as you’re freefalling from 10,000 feet in the air! It doesn’t matter if you’re a first-time skydiver: on this tandem skydive, learn as you go as you fall with your instructor, who takes the lead and offers personalized guidance when you want to take over. Enjoy bird’s-eye views of local landmarks, from Maunganui and White Island close by to the Rotorua Lakes, Mount Ruapehu and, if the visibility’s good, even Mount Taranaki.
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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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99
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$129.29
From
$129.29
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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* A traveler said: "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."


Shore Excursion: Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga

Shore Excursion: Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga

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81
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$114.19
From
$114.19
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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* A traveler said: "Exellent and knowable guide. The Cultural Show vas very interesting and the Geothermal area beautiful."


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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63
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$45.97
From
$45.97
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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* A traveler said: "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."


V8 Trike Ride, Epic & Unique ride around Mount Maunganui & Tauranga

V8 Trike Ride, Epic & Unique ride around Mount Maunganui & Tauranga

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50
  • 25 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$129.29
per group
From
$129.29
per group
Kia Ora! Welcome to V8 Trike Tours, New Zealand As seen on Travel Guides NZ · TV Programme 2021 2021 Traveler's Choice Award - Top 10% Attraction Worldwide! Join us for a unique and thrilling experience on a V8 Chevrolet trike as we explore the beautiful Bay of Plenty. Designed and built in New Zealand, our awesome trikes are powered by 5700cc Chevrolet motors. It’s the ultimate in power and excitement. With a low centre of gravity, our trikes provide a smooth ride with an impressive grip around corners. Suitable for ages 2+ and all abilities including disabled. Registered as cars not motorbikes therefore seatbelts are compulsory not helmets.
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* A traveler said: "Thank you Nigel for a wonderful cruise around Mount Maunganui on your V8 trike. It was great fun and we certainly appreciated your willingness to reschedule the time due to inclement weather. Thanks also for the pictures you took of us."


Shore Excursion: Tauranga Morning Highlights - with FREE lunch

Shore Excursion: Tauranga Morning Highlights - with FREE lunch

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44
  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$65.57
From
$65.57
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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* A traveler said: "Excellent. Very good tour guide. Stayed on time and got us back to ship when planned. Interesting itinerary."


Tauranga Shore Excursion: Te Puia Maori Cultural Centre and Rotorua City Sightseeing
When your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, gain insight into New Zealand’s natural and cultural heritage on a shore excursion to Rotorua. At the Te Puia Maori cultural center, discover boiling mud pools and Pohutu Geyser on a walk through the Whakarewarewa geothermal valley; learn about Maori customs at the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute; and spot the elusive kiwi bird.
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* A traveler said: "It was the best day. The Te Puia Maori Cultural Centre - the Maori welcome, the show - absolutely wonderful. Walking around the hot springs, visiting the work studios, wood carving etc. excellent. Our tour guide made the experience even better. Rotorua is such a lovely place. Tauranga is beautiful. Thoroughly recommend doing this tour."


Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Te Puia Geothermals, Maori and Kiwifruit

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Te Puia Geothermals, Maori and Kiwifruit

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39
  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$124.50
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$124.50
Discover geothermal activity among top North Island attractions in New Zealand on this full-day shore excursion to Te Puia from Mt Maunganui Port. Visit a kiwifruit orchard with your guide in Te Puke. Head through the geothermal valley of Whakarewarewa to the mud pools in Te Puia and see the famous Pohutu Geyser erupt. Discover ancient Maori arts and crafts, and watch a performance of the ‘haka’ — the traditional Maori war dance. Take in top Rotorua attractions including the Government Gardens, the Bath House and Rachel's Pool.
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* A traveler said: "It was a good tour. The sights were enjoyable. The tour guide was professional and very good. Thank you. I recommend this tour."


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