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Cruise Tours Tauranga

Tauranga, New Zealand
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About Cruise Tours Tauranga
Sightseeing day tours from Tauranga visiting Rotorua, Hobbiton and the local area. See steaming vents, shooting geysers, bubbling mud pools, find a kiwi or search for a hobbit in Middle Earth. Small group tours. Travel in air conditioned mini coach. Pick up and drop off at the Port or local accommodation available. Come with us on a day of exploration and discovery. Private tours are our specialty. Ask us about customising a tour for your group.
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The Bay of Plenty’s culinary highlights aren’t limited to the restaurants in Tauranga city. On this day trip into the heart of the Bay of Plenty, discover some of those highlights. Instead of wasting your time on meticulously planning an itinerary, visit orchards, factories and specialist retailers scattered across the countryside. Drive through the charming Bay of Plenty farmland and sample the varied tastes and flavours of the region.
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No Passport Required wrote a review Aug 2020
Lake Worth, Florida86 contributions30 helpful votes
Visited Rotorua Village and the Geothermal valley on the same day I think it was part of the glow worm tour (which i don't recommend). The village tour was okay. They dance and sing and its very traditional. I liked the Geothermal Valley. Really cool.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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travelingauntie70 wrote a review Apr 2020
Kelowna, Canada54 contributions35 helpful votes
Fabulous tour..Garry was very informative, entertaining,very knowledgeable..could go on..was great to have someone excited about his job, and making sure everyone was included. best tour we've had in a long time
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Nancy S wrote a review Apr 2020
Evergreen, Colorado, United States26 contributions19 helpful votes
Gary Stickler, our guide, was most informative and helpful...answering a myriad of questions. The drive was delightful as we passed from Tauranga to Rotorua, w/ great stops along the way.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Ian-Holroyd, Owner at Cruise Tours Tauranga
Responded Apr 20, 2020
Thank you for your review, just the ting we need now that we are fighting this pesky COVID-19 virus. To get through we have repurposed some of our staff and vehicles to assist with home food deliveries for our local supermarket. Your guide Gary is just one of our great team who volunteered his services. Quite a change from showing our visitors around our region of NZ but still rewarding for us as a company to be doing some good in these very stressful times. Regards Ian
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Joy C wrote a review Apr 2020
Culcheth, United Kingdom24 contributions3 helpful votes
this trip was ust what we were looking for. A small group and a small mini bus so very comfortable. the sites that we isted gave us an insite into life around the island. Garry S was great and managed the group perfectly he gave us enough information without being overlaoded. we enjoyed the redwood forrest and the hot springs and the waterfall was amazing. It was a great trip and well organized all round
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Ian-Holroyd, Owner at Cruise Tours Tauranga
Responded Apr 3, 2020
Thanks for your very positive feedback, its just what we needed given the difficult times we are now facing with tourism almost 100% on hold worldwide for the foreseeable future. Regards Ian
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W6791ANdouglasc wrote a review Mar 2020
Broomfield, United States4 contributions
Ended with app 20 in our 'small' group tour. That said, bus was adequate and our guide very good. Allow for mandatory commercial stops which we thought we would avoid. Overall, enjoyed the sights - thermal features not on the scale of YNP but still very interesting and some quite different. Planted tree forests were really good as well. Many species including California redwoods commingled with giant ferns.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Ian-Holroyd, Owner at Cruise Tours Tauranga
Responded Apr 20, 2020
Thanks for your review. On some days we do have to use our 20-24 seater coaches to accommodate the many clients from the larger cruise ships who want to experience our excursions. We do have smaller vehicles for those who want smaller groups but then these are usually on the more expensive tours that for that reason are less popular. We try and balance group size with ticket costs so that we have a range of tour prices to suit. Certainly we do not run the big 50 seater coaches that the official cruise ship tours use. Not been to YNP yet myself so can not comment on how our geothermal sites compare, maybe one day after the global COVID-19 issues are resolved. Regards Ian
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