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Zealandier Tours

Tauranga, New Zealand
About Zealandier Tours
Providing friendly, informative fully guided Day Tours and Shore Excursions from Tauranga and Auckland .Travel to Rotorua, New Zealand’s thermal wonderland! Experience Maori culture, geothermal forces, beautiful scenery and adventure. We also offer day tours which combine Rotorua with either Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set location, or Taupo’s Huka Falls to name a few. We’re Qualmark certified, guarantee prompt service, comfortable transport, value for money and committed to showing you the best New Zealand sights.
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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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from $102.02
157 reviews
This handy shore excursion has been especially designed for cruise ship passengers to make the most of their short time on land. Visit one of New Zealand's most famous attractions easily from your port in Tauranga. Be amazed by the geothermal activity in Rotorua, such as boiling geysers and bubbling mud pools. Learn about Maori culture by visiting a Maori village. You'll be returned to your ship in good time.
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from $95.61
61 reviews
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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from $164.26
39 reviews
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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from $100.10
17 reviews
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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from $84.22
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Reviewed August 5, 2019

I booked a Hobbiton Movie Set & Rotorua Wonderland tour with Zealandier Tour for our group of 7 adults during our New Zealand cruise in November 2018. We had a mini van and driver exclusively for our group. I found that it’s so much more...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed May 17, 2019

Although they have many standard tours to choose from, Zealandier can tailor a tour to your specific desires. Jan, a supervisor of the company, put together a full day tour for our group of four. Two of us had mobility challenges, and the resulting tour...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 29, 2019

My husband and I just did a tour with Zealander Tours to Rotarian. We went to the Maori concert which was fantastic then walked around and saw the geysers etc. on the way there we went to a kiwifruit farm and tasted some of the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 15, 2019

Although the description specifically states this tour is wheelchair accessible, it is not. My bride is a paraplegic and confined to her power chair. When we arrived for the tour, the operator advised their idea of wheelchair accessible means an ambulatory client who has a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Jan D, Owner at Zealandier Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2019

Dear Mike & Judy, I am deeply sorry that we couyld not accomdate you on the day of the tour but I respectfully suggest that given your circumstances leaving your booking request until 10pm of the night prior to the tour was not the wisest...More

Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

I have been the organizer of all our cruise tours for my friends. After getting the itinerary of the celebrity Solstice, it was a piece of cake to book 5 tours all with them! Their website explains all the details of the tours and the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 5, 2019

Myself and a few friends were working on an oil tanker and keen to do the Lord of the Rings tour. Even though our schedule kept changing, Zealandier went above and beyond to help us get there and showed incredible flexibility and helpfulness. Thank you...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

What a fantastic experience! Having read the book it was terrific to see all the places mentioned so accurately portrayed! Our guide was brilliant, bringing the set to life with anecdotes from the Hobbit & Lord of the Rings Trilogy, even singing some of the...More

Thank Beverley M
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

My wifa and Inare traveling in New Zeland and had used this companyfor two day already. These are great tour operator. They would pick you up at the ship and would take you safely in your tours. They anticipate your needs so you could use...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rijos
Reviewed March 22, 2019

My wife and I have been Tolkien fans for many years. Hobbiton was the one thing on our cruise that was a must see. After pouring rain in Auckland, we had fingers crossed for Tauranga. We booked with Zealandier Tours due to the high cost...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Pawnsquared
Reviewed March 21, 2019

We loved learning about the Maori culture, seeing the kiwi orchard, and the beautiful countryside. Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative, and we had ample time to enjoy each stop of the tour.

Date of experience: February 2019
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July 31, 2018|
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Response from Jan D | Property representative |
Hi Newhall California - in regards to your question - you are much closer to Hobbiton Movie set from port of Tauranga. It is only just over 1 hours travel from port of Tauranga.
Lee L
July 11, 2017|
Response from Jan D | Property representative |
Hi Lee I am not sure which of our excursions you are specifically asking about as we have several on offer. Most of our tours have some walking throughout the day which are very short and definately not arduos and most of... More