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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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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.
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6 hours
from $64.81
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.
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7 hours
from $94.92
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.
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7 hours
from $104.74
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.
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5 hours 18 minutes
from $111.29
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.
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6 hours
from $566.26
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Brokenhilk
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a private family tour for seven from the port to Hobbiton. The online booking went smoothly with no issues and met at the port with a smooth sign in process. Our driver, Jeff, did a fantastic job. The van was spacious, clean, and...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank JAG1195
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent trip, flowed smoothly, guide very chatty and informative. Very comfy bus and bottles of water appreciated

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank rakarim
Karen C, Owner at Cruise Tours Tauranga, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, certainly helps to know we are doing a good job, will pass this on to our driver that day.

Reviewed September 11, 2019

Had a wonderful tour off the cruise with this wonderful guy and was full of information, our trip started with the drive to rotura and we had a wonderful time there and I got to be the visiting chief. The maori people are just like...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank capvinny
Karen C, Owner at Cruise Tours Tauranga, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2019

Thanks for your very kind review. We love showing our cruise visitors our stunning locations here in the Bay of Plenty. Our guides are really pleased when we receive such comments so will pass this on to your guide. Regards from Cruise Tours Tauranga

Reviewed May 13, 2019

We were so fortunate to have Irene as our tour guide for the day. She is knowledgeable, attentive and lovely. Our visit to the Maori Village was a true eye-opener. How anyone can live in a crater of an active volcano with steam coming through...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Risasue
Reviewed May 5, 2019

We toured Rotorua and Hobbiton in the same day. The tour and lunch at the live Moari Village was very well done. Hobbiton was interesting even if you are not a "Hobbitt" fan. A great tour.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank armyrangermom
Reviewed April 27, 2019

We took a cruise around New Zealand the latter part of March into April, and had our first port-of-call to be Tauranga on March 31. Our tour guide, Gary S., was wonderful. He has lived in Tauranga for many years and was quite knowledgeable about...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 19, 2019

Make sure you get Guide Kathrin Chappell. Former professional chef; great guide. Too many activities to list. Just do this tour.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank CAGrapeGrower
Reviewed April 19, 2019

We docked on day 2 of our cruise, the gangway said Port of Tauranga. We were scheduled to arrive at 8am Saturday until 6pm Sunday, overnight. Our tour was set for 930 till 330 - problem was we docked late and the very first off...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

Communications with Karen Conroy of the tour company for a private tour were great. Everything for our tour was prearranged. We were met at the dock by Garry and quickly escorted to the van for our private tour (my wife and I and two other...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Steven882015
February 8, 2019|
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Response from Kazconroy | Property representative |
Hi Steven. All tours fit in with the ship schedule. We will depart at 10.30am or as soon as passengers can disembark. Cheers for now. Cruise Tours Tauranga
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Gottagocit
December 21, 2018|
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Response from Kazconroy | Property representative |
If your ship fails to arrive into Tauranga you will receive a full refund. Cheers
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Kezblan67
January 7, 2017|
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Response from Kazconroy | Property representative |
Hi thanks for your enquiry. It's always better to book before you arrive to ensure you get the best choices. Often on very busy days when there are 2 or3 ships in Port the popular operators will be booked out. I hope this... More
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