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Half Day Small-Group Tauranga Scenic Tour from Port

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  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Half Day Small-Group Tauranga Scenic Tour from Port
From $50.30
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Half Day Small-Group Tauranga Scenic Tour from Port
$50.30
Overview

Enjoy this 4 Hour tour of Tauranga, from your cruise port. A local guide will accompany you, serving as your expert who will connect you with the natural beauty, history, culture, industry and people of Tauranga. See amazing views, beautiful beaches, fruit laden orchards, and even have a delicious food tasting. You will be transported back to the port at the conclusion of the tour. 


What to Expect
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 drives 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 for a great photo opportunity of your ship and Mount Maunganui before you head back over the harbor bridge.
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1 - 5 of 7 reviews

Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile
Exploring Tauranga

We had a fabulous time with Carol as our guide. She is a wealth of information, funny and showed us so many wonderful sites. We had a packed few hours with Carol at the kiwi farm, the honey farm, views over Tauranga, and various historical...More

Thank Nancy C
Carol R, Owner at Wicked Wanders, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2018

Hello Nancy Thankyou so much for your kind words. I thoroughly enjoyed having you on board and having the privilege to show you around our wonderful little corner of the world. I always strive to make our visitors feel welcome and at home. One of...More

Reviewed November 17, 2017
GOOD VALUE. GREAT TOUR.

our group of ten people toured the area of tauranga when we stopped there on a recent cruise. the tour guide, carol, gave clear instructions where to meet, and she helped craft a tour that catered to our wishes. we were comfortable in her clean...More

Thank fbokma
Carol R, Owner at Wicked Wanders, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2017

Hello fbokma and fellow travellers from Idaho. Thankyou so much for your kind words and the time you have taken to write them, it is appreciated. I thoroughly enjoyed taking you all out and showing you the sights of Tauranga and Rotorua whilst you were...More

Reviewed February 20, 2017
Great tour of Tauranga

Cruising New Zealand on Celebrity and booked the trip with Wicked Wanders on line before we arrived - though you could book on the day.. Meet and greet well organised in Tauranga and an excellent tour led by Carol In a small van. Really enjoyed...More

Thank Ian M
Carol R, Owner at Wicked Wanders, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2017

Hi Ian Thank you for taking the time to write a review of you time spent in Tauranga. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit. I thoroughly enjoyed your company. My tour does cater to small groups, which means we can be inclusive of...More

Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile
A fabulous day

My wife and I have been lucky enough to do a tour with carol today around Tauranga this lady is fantastic her knowledge of the area and itinerary is great we visited the honey farm and kiwi fruit farm and then had a great fish...More

Thank Mark B
Carol R, Owner at Wicked Wanders, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2017

Hi Mark and Rosie Thankyou so much for taking the time to write a review on your time spent with Wicked Wanders. I thoroughly enjoyed having you and Rosie on board and showing you around this amazing place we live in. I am so glad...More

Reviewed February 27, 2016
Be sure to take a tour with Carol!

Four of us got off the cruise ship at Tauranga and started looking for a small van tour for several hours. We found Carol of Wicked Wanders right at the wharf and signed up with two more women from our ship. What a wonderful, fun,...More

Thank tunebug
Carol R, Owner at Wicked Wanders, responded to this reviewResponded February 29, 2016

Hi Tunebug, thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review of your experience with Wicked Wanders whilst visiting Tauranga. I am so glad you enjoyed your day as much as I did showing you around our beautiful city. No day...More

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