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Shore Trips & Tours

491 reviews
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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About Shore Trips & Tours
We offer a range of small group, friendly and professional tours tailored specifically for cruise ship passengers arriving into all the ports of call in New Zealand and Australia. Choose from our standard tours or design your own one. With over 17 years experience our dedicated team of drivers and guides visit the best destinations, provide value for money and pride themselves on giving you the experience of a lifetime. We look forward to sharing New Zealand and Australia with you.
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When your ship pulls into port at Tauranga, it’s a scenic drive to the Hobbiton Movie Set. Tour the filming site for “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies. Make a stop for honey ice cream and gulp down Hobbit ale, cider, or ginger beer at the Green Dragon. Your driver-guide greets you on arrival and ensures a comfortable shore excursion.
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$114.79 per adult
71 reviews
A maximum of 15 people on this small-group shore excursion to Wellington ensures you’ll have the full attention of your guide. Maximize your time in port with an introduction to city highlights. Minivan transport is provided with admission to the Weta Cave and Te Papa museum along with a one-way ticket on the Wellington Cable Car.
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$78.06 per adult
16 reviews
Get to know the highlights of the Bay of Islands on this tour with a small group, which ensures personalized attention and an intimate atmosphere. Stops include one of New Zealand's oldest pear trees, Haruru Waterfall, the Paihia waterfront, the Makana Chocolate shop, and the Stone Store at Kerikeri. Round-trip transportation from the cruise port makes for a seamless shore excursion.
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$71.50 per adult
37 reviews
Maximise your time in port in Akaroa with a 6-hour shore excursion to Christchurch and take in the highlights of the Garden City. Admire city landmarks such as Christchurch Cathedral, enjoy lunch (own expense) at a riverside restaurant, then choose one of three tour options (for an added fee): a punting cruise along the Avon River, a tour of the Botanic Gardens, or a ride on the Christchurch City Tram.
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$82.00 per adult
36 reviews
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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$58.38 per adult
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely, recommend visiting. The place is amazing, with plenty of time to enjoy and take photos. must visit.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

We used this company twice when we cruised to NZ. First trip was excellent. all day tour around Dunedin, guide was great, providing us with local knowledge and history, small snacks were provided. The next tour was in Wellington. Warning if you only have a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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KimScanlen, Manager at Shore Trips & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2019

Hello Camille, thank you for your review and we are pleased you had a great day in Dunedin. I had a look into the Wellington tour and you booked a tour operated by Weta Workshop which departs from the i-Site in the city which meant...More

Reviewed June 16, 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Shore Trips and Tours. Our tour guide, Mr. Alistair was simply superb! He made our trip truly memorable. THANK you! We would highly recommend this tour to anyone. 

Date of experience: February 2019
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KimScanlen, Manager at Shore Trips & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2019

Hello Ambas, thank you so much for your fabulous review. We are rapt you had a wonderful day out with Alistair. Thank you for taking the time to recommend us to others. Kind regards Kim

Reviewed June 6, 2019

We took this tour as an independently booked tour during a cruise. Booked with Shore Trips & Tours. We were picked up at the pier at Akaroa by Graham for our tour to Christchurch. There were 8 of us on the tour, and fitted comfortably...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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KimScanlen, Manager at Shore Trips & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2019

Hello Dave, thank you very much for your wonderful and comprehensive review. We are rapt you had a fabulous time with Graham in Akaroa. Kind regards Kim

Reviewed May 12, 2019

Wonderful tour, great driver with commentary, he was well spoken and understandable, friendly, professional. Clean, well kept modern vehicle. Beautiful area. Voucher Ref:V41878.

Date of experience: April 2019
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KimScanlen, Manager at Shore Trips & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2019

Hello Jane, thank you for your review and taking the time to share with others your experience of our tour. We are rapt you had a wonderful tour in a stunning part of New Zealand. Kind regards Kim

Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

Great way to see Wellington. Unfortunately traveling with 2 teen boys they found this excursion somewhat boring and even fell asleep in the back of the bus. Lovely church, panoramic views and cable car. Lunch stop wasnt as advertised and somewhat disappointing and rushed. Overall,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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KimScanlen, Manager at Shore Trips & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2019

Hi Dianna, thank you for your review and we are sorry your boys didn't enjoy the tour as there are some great city sights in this tour - the WETA workshop, the unique cable car ride with stunning views and a very interactive visit to...More

Reviewed April 17, 2019

Absolutely wonderful, well looked after. Great place to go, need walking shoes as uneaten ground. Coach driver full of knowledge

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Date of experience: March 2019
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KimScanlen, Manager at Shore Trips & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2019

Hello Scenic, thank you for your review. Hobbiton is absolutely fantastic and our guides love taking people there so we are rapt you had a great day. Thanks for taking the time to share with others. Kind regards Kim

Reviewed April 17, 2019

they have exceeded our expectations RAF our tour guide was great, great way to see the hobitton, we saw the village people maoris and it was great experience They were on time We recommend this tour to everyone visiting tauranga via cruise

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Date of experience: March 2019
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KimScanlen, Manager at Shore Trips & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2019

Hello My Chuby, thank you for your review and recommendation. We are pleased we exceeded your expectations.... that's what we're all about. Kind regards Kim

Reviewed April 13, 2019

Excellent tour guide she was amazing. First time ever I saw, along with us, people hugging her after tour. Very picturesque tour really it.More

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Date of experience: March 2019
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KimScanlen, Manager at Shore Trips & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2019

Hello Heather, thank you so much for your review and what a lovely comment about the hugs. Our small group tours initiate a feeling of 'family' so a hug at the end of the day is a wonderful symbol of this. Really pleased you enjoyed...More

Reviewed April 10, 2019

Well organised and informative tour. Minibus pick up, so small group which was perfect. Bus driver gave very interesting commentary. Good stop at Kiwi Fruit orchard where you can buy products from the shop. Competitive pricing. Most items are available at other places if you...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
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KimScanlen, Manager at Shore Trips & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2019

Hello Kathy, thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed your day out to Rotorua and found it value for money and entertaining. Thank you for taking the time to share with others. Kind regards Kim

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I am struggling, because Trip Adviser won't allow me to provide you their contact information. I just googled them and found them ...they are not the first listing, but they are listed if you google Shoretripsandtours. Ian... More
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We did not do the tour of the Hobbiton Movie set. However, we did use this company while on our cruise in December. We found the cost to be so much better than thru the cruise ship and were able to do the arrangements while... More
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On our cruise, we were scheduled to go to South New Zealand, but the cruise ship didn't go to Wellington due to a cyclone and we were re-routed. I emailed Ian and advised him of the problem, and all of our pre-paid tour fees... More
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