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4hr Boutique Tauranga Scenic History and Tasting Tour FREE Kiwifruit Ice Cream

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    After meeting your guide just outside the port gate at 10am, you will depart along Pilot Bay where you can see the great views across Tauranga Harbor to the city, and inner reaches of the harbor and Matakana Island. Pass Mauao, the iconic landmark of this area where you can see evidence of the early Maori settlements around the base of the mountain, and hear the Maori legend of how Mauao got his name.
    As you pass by Mauao, you will arrive at one of New Zealands most popular beaches, "The Mount Main Beach," home of many major surfing competitions, beach volleyball  and a popular spot for locals and visitors to enjoy the beach front cafes and restaurants. Continue along the very affluent Marine Parade where some of New Zealand's most expensive homes are located, along with some stunning examples of the native Pohutukawa tree.  When you see the view out across the Pacific Ocean, you will realize why this is such a popular summer holiday destination.  
    Leaving Tauranga, you will head east towards Comvita the home of the honey bee and world famous Manuka honey. Hear the story behind one man's passion to blend nature, health and wellness together. Sample some of the many products available for purchase and used around the world.  Learn how they support and benefit our health. There's time to purchase a delicious Manuka Honey ice cream before you head to our next destination. 
    A short drive will take you to Kiwifruit Country where you can walk right under the Kiwifruit vines.  You will hear about the industry sample kiwifruit, juices, jams, chutneys and ice cream, or pick up a memento of your visit to the orchard. Finally, it’s a brief stop at an Avocado orchard before we head back to your ship via Tauranga city for a great photo opportunity of your ship and Mount Maunganui before you head back over the harbor bridge.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    We had a great day out despite the inclement weather. Russell was a great guide and host who has put together a well-balanced itinerary. His tour includes visiting key city landmarks where he provided us with rich informative historical accounts both from Maori and European...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank john p
    Russell C, Owner at Wicked Wanders, responded to this reviewResponded today

    Thank you for your lovely reveiw John. It was a pleasure to host you and your wife regardless of what the weather was doing. I was fascinated to hear your family connection to the area and listen to the stories. It is always great to...More

    Reviewed May 9, 2019

    On a recent New Zealand cruise we visited a number of ports. Tauranga is a stunning place and our memories will be all the more special because of this excellent shore excursion. Carol from Wicked Wanders was there to meet us when we disembarked with...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    Carol R, Owner at Wicked Wanders, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2019

    Hello Suzieauzzie, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a fabulous review, your kind words are appreciated. I throughly enjoy showing visitors to our shores around the stunning place I get to call home. We do live in a pretty unique place...More

    Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

    We were on a cruise ship and wanted a low key tour that didn't go too far or for too long. Wicked wanders tours was the perfect choice. Carol was prompt, professional, and pleasant. Her pride of her lovely hometown was evident in the great...More

    Thank Nancy C
    Carol R, Owner at Wicked Wanders, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2019

    Hello Nancy, thank you for taking the time to write a review, it is greatly appreciated. I really enjoyed having you on board and having the opportunity to show you around Tauranga. As mentioned I love doing what I do and showing people where I...More

    Reviewed March 24, 2019

    When cruising it is easy to book excursions directly from the ship. We have found these can be very expensive and very impersonal. You have 50 on the coach and time taken to get on and off can be wasteful. On our recent trip to...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
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    Carol R, Owner at Wicked Wanders, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2019

    Hello Barbara, how nice of you to put pen to paper and write a lovely review. The points you make are what makes my tour a little bit special as with a small group we have the opportunity to make things a little bit more...More

    Reviewed March 18, 2019

    Carol from Wicked Wanda Tours was waiting for us as stated just outside the gates to the port. She gave us a cheerful welcome and said as soon as we had everybody we would be on our way. Once every body arrived we set of...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
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    Carol R, Owner at Wicked Wanders, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2019

    Hello Silent 1, thank you for your very kind words, as always they are appreciated and I also thank you for taking the time to write them. I am so glad you enjoyed your time spent with me showing you around the sights of Tauranga...More

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