Was an easy day trip from ship.Well organised plenty of commentary and covered places of interest. For the more adventurous Rotorua has a great adventure park starting with a trip up a cable car 🚠 will have a go at that next time.
Tours and Tickets by Cruise Tours Tauranga
Full-Day Small-Group Rotorua Shore Excursion From Tauranga
Less than an hour from Tauranga, Rotorua is renowned for its dramatic volcanic landscapes and rich Maori heritage. Take in all the highlights while in port in Tauranga on this shore excursion, including natural wonders such as Lake Rotorua, Sulphur Bay, and the Redwood Forest. Along the way, visit a kiwi orchard, see geysers and volcanic mud pools, and stroll through the beautiful Government Gardens.
Rotorua and Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour
Learn how New Zealand’s Maori people have adapted to life among the geothermal activity of Rotorua on this small-group shore excursion from Tauranga. At the Living Maori Village, see how residents integrate natural elements like bubbling geysers, mud pools and steam vents into daily tasks, and watch a live cultural performance. You’ll also drive past gorgeous beaches, walk through an ancient redwood forest, and taste local kiwi fruit fresh from the farm on this immersive Bay of Plenty highlights tour.
Rotorua Discovery Te Puia Tour
When your cruise ship docks in the Port of Tauranga, explore Rotorua, Te Puia, and the surrounding countryside, and see the best of the North Island’s geothermal landscapes with ease. With round-trip travel from the Port of Tauranga included, hit top attractions including the Government Gardens, Mt. Maunganui, and the Pohutu geyser. Along the way, watch a traditional Maori cultural performance, and learn of New Zealand’s rich native culture and heritage.
Full-Day Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Tour from Tauranga
Experience the mythical world of Middle Earth on a half-day tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set from Tauranga. Explore the magnificent film set and admire original props from the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies on a guided tour; see iconic sites such as Gandalf's cutting, Bag End, and the Green Dragon Inn; and enjoy a Hobbit-themed lunch (own expense) at the Shires Rest Café.
5 hours 18 minutes
Private Shore Excursion: Taste of Plenty Food Tour
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.