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Things to Do in Tauranga

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Tauranga and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Tauranga activities? We have 94 tour ideas.


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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Tauranga - Mount Maunganui Beach Snorkeling Adventure

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 59.95


Snorkel from Mount Maunganui Beach and explore the unique marine environment and the many forms of life that exist beneath the surface.<br />Duration is approximately two hours and will either be around Leisure Island or depending on the sea conditions the waters of the harbour around Mount... Read More

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

White Water Rafting with Optional Adventure Packages Tauranga Shore Excursion to Rotorua

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
Priced From: USD 179.84


<b>This is a Private Charter Tour!</b>Rafting, Jet Boat, 4X4 Buggy Tour, Clay Shooting, Horse Trekking, Gondola with Luge rides.Kaituna River rafting peaceful waters and thrilling rapids share a stunning unspoiled natural setting. Snake... Read More

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Beer & Brewery Tours

Shore Excursion: Local Tasting Tour from Tauranga

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 97.41


A day of Epicurean delights, visiting a boutique brewery, two medal-winning wineries and finishing with a cocktail and dessert overlooking the beautiful Tauranga Harbor. Clients enjoy the diversity of venues and the variety of tastings, rather than having exclusively a beer or wine tour.<br /><br />This approximately 6-hour small group tour has a range of great sights to see on the way and the starting time... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Geothermal Highlights Tour to WaioTapu and the Maori Geothermal village -Rotorua

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 140.87


<strong>Geothermal Highlights Tour</strong>If you have been to Rotorua before, or have seen geysers in Yellowstone or Iceland and want something slightly different, then this is a tour worth considering.<strong>Wai-o-Tapu</strong> (meaning... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Rotorua Full Day Tour Including Maori Culture Geysers Mudpools and Mt Maunganui

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 119.14


Sit back and enjoy this tour with a local guide and discover Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and Rotorua. See all the local highlights and visit the stunning Geothermal area at Te Puia in Rotorua, immerse yourself in Maori culture and see the stunning Pohutu Geyser and bubbling mud pools plus the... Read More

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Rotorua Geysers and Hobbiton experience

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 186.58


Join us on this popular small group excursioin to Rotorua 's Scenic Wonderland see bubbling Mud pools and erupting Geysers plus experience a Maori Cultural performance. Then onto Hobbiton the Lord of The Rings movie set location, enjoy a 2 Hour fully guided Tour of the set location then retail therapy in the extensive gift store .Time permitting will also visit a Kiwifruit Orchard for tasting, Okere falls watch river rafting... Read More

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Day Cruises

1-Hour Tauranga Harbour Scenic Cruise from Mount Maunganui

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 22.48


Experience a 1-hour scenic cruise from Mount Maunganui of the Tauranga inner harbour. You will have the option to hop-off at Matakana Island beach to be picked up anytime on the same day at no extra cost. Occasionally you may see some seasonal wildlife on your cruise like blue penguins,... Read More

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Day Cruises

Full-Day Island and Wildlife Cruise from Tauranga

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
Priced From: USD 112.40


Come on-board the Bay Explorer and see why this day cruise is called the best day ever!<br /><br />The clean and spacious 18m boat is unlike any other in the Bay of Plenty. Enjoy a 360-view deck designed to highlight the fantastic local scenery and observe local marine activity at its best. When you choose Bay Explorer your comfort is the main priority, with spacious decks, ample seating options, and an... Read More

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Island Snorkeling and Wildlife Boat Cruise

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 112.40


Embark on a wildlife cruise aboard a spacious 18-metre boat from which you may encounter dolphins, seals, penguins and other forms of Marine wildlife.<br />Around lunch time the boat will drop anchor at one of Taurangas beautiful offshore Islands.<br />From there we will have an hour to snorkel in the clear waters of the island with your guide. The waters are abundant with marine life, an under water world of... Read More

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Eco Tours

Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 97.41


Relax on the edge of Lake McLaren with refreshments, while watching the swans and ducks go about their evening's preparations. Let your guide lead you onto calm Lake McLaren at dusk. Gently paddle into the night and discover the magic of the enchanting glow-worm canyon.

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Food Tours

Private Shore Excursion: Taste of Plenty Food Tour

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 524.53


Join us on a scenic foodie adventure as you taste and sip your way around the Bay of Plenty region, named by the great explorer Captain James Cook.<br /><br />On this bountiful foodie tour you will get at least 8 tastings which may include: artisan baked goods, local cheeses, seafood, beers, wines and ciders, Manuka honey, berries, fruits, famous pies and home made kiwifruit ice cream to name a few. Depending on... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

White Island Volcano Helicopter Flight and Crater Tour

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 651.92


Enjoy an unforgettable flight to White Island with a crater landing and tour. Fly from Tauranga to White Island. Then land and take a tour of the crater of New Zealand's most active volcano. See steaming and hissing vents, sulphur formations, and the crater lake.

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Mount and City Helicopter Flight from Tauranga

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 12 minutes
Priced From: USD 86.17


Fly around “The Mount” and over Matakana Island on your way to Tauranga city. Sharks and stingrays are often seen in the shallows during the summer months. This is a great way to see the busy Port of Tauranga, along with the beautiful inner harbour. The Kaimai Ranges, Bowentown Heads, and Mayor Island are all visible on a clear day.  This shared helicopter tour seats 3 passengers.

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Papamoa Hills Helicopter Flight from Tauranga

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 20 minutes
Priced From: USD 157.36


Choose from one of seven departure times when you book your 20-minute small-group helicopter flight. Your professional pilot will narrate as you delight in amazing views of sandy beaches, Mount Maunganui and the Tauranga Harbor before flying to the Papamoa Hills, where you will see the remains of Maori Pa sites and deep valleys carved out of the hills.

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Mount and Maketu Helicopter Flight From Tauranga

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 239.79


Take in all of the views that the Tauranga region has to offer to create one amazing experience. Fly along the white beaches from the Mount main beach to Maketu on this 30 minute small group tour. Choose from one of seven departure times when you book.

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Helicopter Tours

Whangamata and Waihi Gold Mine Helicopter Flight

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 40 minutes
Priced From: USD 348.44


Embark on a 40-minute journey flying along the coast to the isolated Coromandel town of Whangamata. See the wind swept beach of Matakana Island and the huge open cast Waihi Gold Mine. This small-group tour includes live commentary on board, headsets, Hotel/port pickup and drop-off if required.

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Tarawera and Rotorua Lakes Helicopter Flight from Tauranga

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 50 minutes
Priced From: USD 445.85


Enjoy the views of the Tauranga region before heading over vast expanses of flourishing native pine forests to the many and varied geothermal areas of the Rotorua, all while your pilot gives you live commentary on board. The maximum group size for this tour is 8 on this 50-minute tour.

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Helicopter Tours

White Island Volcano Helicopter Flight from Tauranga

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 70 minutes
Priced From: USD 509.55


Enjoy an unforgettable helicopter flight over White Island, New Zealand's most active volcano. This flight will take a 70-minute flight over one of the world's most unique geological sites. While in flight, your pilot will explain points of interest.  Maximum number of passengers is 8 on this... Read More

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Kayaking & Canoeing

Mount Maunganui Kayaking Adventure

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 66.69


Mauao, or Mt. Maunganui, is an iconic destination of this New Zealand region. Kayaking around this ancient volcano is a great way to unwind and watch for seals, penguins, and dolphins between the rocks and along the coast. This 3-hour paddling trip with a guide is suitable for people of all skill levels.

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Half-Day Kayaking and Fishing Experience from Tauranga

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 149.12


If you're looking for adventure on the briny deep then you've come to the right place. Our kayak fishing experience is the ultimate way to experience what kayaks are capable of - surf, sand, sun, and hopefully a few fish thrown into the mix. You will receive detailed instruction on kayaking... Read More

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Lake McLaren Evening Glowworm Kayaking Adventure

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 59.20


Kayak with a guide up Lake McLaren to see glowworms in the darkness. You'll enter into a river canyon inhabited by these tiny creatures then paddle back under a night sky, guided by the stars and moon. This 3-hour kayak adventure is suitable for any age or skill level.

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Wairoa River Kayak Tour

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 56.20


Explore the upper reaches of the Wairoa River by kayak from Omanawa. No prior experience required for this self-guided, flat water paddle to Waimarino.

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Scenic Lake McLaren Kayak Tour

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 78.68


Paddle out to the middle of the wonderfully calm Lake McLaren in a kayak, where serenity takes a new name.

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Scenic Lake McLaren Kayak Tour

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 97.41


Enjoy the wonderful calm Lake McLaren where serenity takes a new name. Gently paddle past a multitude of birdlife, literally within paddles' reach. Sheer cliffs break the stark lush native bush as gentle streams enter the lake's edge. Paddle into the stunning Mangapapa canyon with water as deep as... Read More

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Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

Waimarino Adventure Park

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 32.97


Bring your family, swimsuits, barbecue supplies or picnic and make a day of it with our supreme adventure park pass options, or if you're short on time, come down and rent a kayak by the hour.

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Movie & TV Tours

Full-Day Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Tour from Tauranga

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 116.90


Enjoy a magical half-day tour to the Hobbiton Movie set, which was used for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Hobbit film series. Departing from Tauranga, discover the wonders of Middle Earth on this guided adventure. This small-group tour is limited to 11... Read More

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Hobbiton Movie Set and the Geysers of Te Puia, Rotorua

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 179.84


<strong>Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua Geysers</strong><br /><br />This is your chance to visit TWO of the North Island's top visitor attractions on the same day! The amazing geothermal activity and geysers at Te Puia, and Hobbiton, the movie set, home of Bilbo Baggins.... Read More

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Hobbiton Movie Set Shore Excursion from Tauranga Port

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 109.78


Take a journey of discovery and experience the real Middle earth at the Hobbiton Movie Set, where, in the heart of the Waikato region, you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire, as seen in <em>The Lord of the Rings</em> and <em>The... Read More

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Maori Culture, Kiwis, and Geo-Thermal Valleys in Tauranga

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 142.37


On this small-group shore excursion in Tauranga, you will get to participate at the Maori Cultural Centre, check out a geo-thermal valley, and take a walk on Papamoa Beach. Have a heaping dose of kiwi as you get to visit both a kiwifruit orchard as well as the Kiwi House, which houses the iconic... Read More

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Full-Day Small-Group Rotorua Shore Excursion From Tauranga

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 73.43


See, hear, smell, touch and taste on this full-day shore excursion from Tauranga. Experience the unique and special natural beauty of The Bay of Plenty. You will visit some out of the way spots that not everyone knows about and will go where the big buses don't. This tour is not a shuttle... Read More

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Rotorua Discovery Te Puia Tour

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 116.90


This tour ticks all the boxes. If you only have one day to see the unique and special part of New Zealand then this tour is a great option. The tour is informative and fun, and our knowledgeable guides will provide a day of exciting discovery as you journey into the heartland of the North Island. We will visit places the big coaches do not go to and tell you the stories and legends of the... Read More

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Small-Group Tour of Rotorua Geothermal Living Maori Village

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 106.41


Depart from Tauranga and visit an authentic Living Maori Village deep in the geothermal region of Rotorua on this full-day excursion. Discover The Living M’ori Village and learn how the villagers have adapted to the harsh environment. You tour will also include visits to a working... Read More

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Shore Excursion: Rotorua Tour from Tauranga

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 116.15


This Rotorua Tour is designed for shore excursions from Tauranga. Clients can be picked up from local accommodation (within the Tauranga/Mt Maunganui/Papamoa area) &amp;/or from the Port of Tauranga. We visit the Te Puia Maori Cultural Center for a welcome concert and tour through its extensive thermal grounds. The tour also covers a variety of different scenery en route and visits Kiwifruit Country and the Government... Read More

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 198.57


A truly unique experience visiting the world-renowned Waitomo Caves. Experience a short boat trip to the Glow worm Grotto. Visit the Kiwi House in Otorohanga and try to spot the adorable flightless bird.

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Half Day Small-Group Tauranga Scenic Tour from Port

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
Priced From: USD 56.20


Enjoy this 5 Hour tour of Tauranga, from your cruise port. A local guide will accompany you, serving as your expert who will connect you with the natural beauty, history, culture, industry and people of Tauranga. See amazing views, beautiful beaches, fruit laden orchards, and even... Read More

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Shore Excursion Port Tauranga to Rotorua

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
Priced From: USD 936.67


This tour is ideal for family groups or friends travelling together who want to do different things in Rotorua. Maximum vehicle size for groups is 22. Your tour departs from the end of the wharf and you will be dropped of there at the end of the day in plenty of time to board your ship.

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Wonders

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 108.65


Enjoy a full-day, small group tour to Te Puia in Rotorua to experience the world-famous Pohutu Geyser, and more than 500 natural geothermal wonders. Rotorua is the Geothermal Wonderland of New Zealand and a 'must visit' destination for any Tauranga cruise ship passengers.<br... Read More

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Shore Excursion: Rotorua’s Polynesian Spa Heaven from Tauranga

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 108.65


Take a day trip from the Port of Tauranga to visit the award winning Polynesian Spa in Rotorua to relax in the hot spring mineral water pools and take in the amazing views of Lake Rotorua and the surrounds. The perfect way to relax and re-energize.<br /> <br /> The luxury Lake... Read More

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Shore Excursion: Skyline Rotorua from Tauranga

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 108.65


Take a day shore excursion from The Port of Tauranga to Skyline Rotorua.<br /> <br /> A leisurely gondola ride to the top of the mountain, the thrill of the luge rides down, the Jelly Belly store, Volcanic Hills Winery and tasting room, Skyswing and Zoom Ziplines – it's all here at Skyline Rotorua. It's as relaxed or as exciting as you choose.<br /><br />View the Government Gardens,... Read More

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Shore Excursion: Rotorua Sightseeing Tour from Tauranga

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 74.93


Take a full-day shore excursion to see the sights of Rotorua departing from the Tauranga Port Gates. Rotorua is New Zealand's premier tourism destination – a region of stunning landscapes, geothermal activity and the heartland of Maori culture. This is the perfect opportunity to... Read More

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Kiwi Fruit Orchard Cart Ride

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 108.65


On this tour you will visit two top attractions in just one day.<br /><br />Price Includes:<br />Entrance and Official Maori Guide in Te Whakarewarewa Valley, and a corn on the cob, cooked in a boiling spring pool<br />-<br />Kiwifruit Orchard Cart guided... Read More

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Deluxe Tauranga Family Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Skyline with Luge Rides Combo, Including Lunch

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 154.55


Shore Excursion from the Port of Tauranga to the Te Whakarewrewa Geothermal Valley. Relax and enjoy a 2 course lunch followed by the Skyline complex with gondola and two luge rides.Join us on a journey of discovery, fun and laughter with this full-day combo tour from... Read More

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Agrodome Combo Including Lunch

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 134.88


Join a journey of discovery with this full-day combo tour from Tauranga. Experience geysers, mud pools and steam vents with Maori culture! Not to forget the infamous Haka War dance. This is performed by one of Rotorua's leading Maori cultural performance groups. Encounter a strange landscape of... Read More

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Shore Excursion: Geothermal Geysers and Rainbow Springs Combo Including Lunch

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 149.12


We pick you up from your ship and board one of our modern small group minivan/bus vehicles, which allows us to move about more efficiently. Experience geysers, mud pools and steam vents with Maori culture. Not to forget the infamous Haka War dance. This is performed by one of... Read More

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Rotorua Shore Excursion With Living Maori Village, Geysers, and Redwood Forest

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 93.67


Enjoy a 7-hour small-group guided shore excursion from the Port of Tauranga. Stop in a kiwi fruit orchard to sample fruits and local products. Then explore the Living Maori Village, where you'll hear from a local descendant about Maori history, customs, and craft traditions. You'll walk... Read More

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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves: Tauranga Shore Excursion

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 187.33


Shore Excursion from Tauranga Port.<br /><br />Deluxe Small Group Tour.<br /><br />Two of New Zealand's most popular attractions, transport in a 2016/17 luxury vehicle (no large groups or coaches). Begin with a drive through the lush countryside heading to... Read More

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Private Wai-O-Tapu : Lady Knoxs Geyser : Champagne Lake : Polynesian Spa or Agrodome Shore Excursion

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 110.08


<strong>Combine two of Rotorua's most popular attractions on this full-day Private Charter shore excursion, from the Port of Tauranga.</strong>Visit the infamous Lady Knox Geyser which regularly erupts every day at 10:15AM. After which... Read More

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Hobbiton Lord Of The Rings Movie Set and Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Combo Tour

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 164.85


We pick you up just a short walk from your ship at the end of the wharf, and board one of our modern 2016/17 small group minivan/bus vehicles, which allows us to move about more flexibly and efficiently. This is a pre-booked tour only.<br /><br /> Experience geysers, mud... Read More

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Shore Excursion: Fly by Plane or Helicopter over Volcano’s with Kiwifruit Orchard Cart Tour

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 452.60


Fly by light aircraft over two volcanos &amp; the Rotorua lakes. See an amazing volcanic landscape on this flight of discovery!<br /><br />This captivating tour combines aerial views of the region's most renowned scenic highlights from above. You will fly out from the coast... Read More

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Private Shore Excursion: Customizable Tour in Luxury Mercedes Vehicle with Private Driver

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 749.33


Enjoy a full-day private charter to allow you to custom build your individual tour. Travel in a luxury Mercedes mini bus with dual air-conditioning and reclining leather seating.Choose the places to see and activities you would like to do at your own pace on your visit... Read More

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa Combo Including Lunch

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 134.88


Join us on a journey of discovery and luxury with this full-day combo tour from Tauranga. This tour is conducted in a small group mini van/bus 2016/17 vehicle with full UV protection tinted glass and dual air conditioning.<br /><br />Experience geysers, mud pools and steam... Read More

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White Island Cruise & Volcanic Expedition Tauranga Shore Excursion

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 216.56


White Island Tour is an exclusive shore excursion from Tauranga.<br /><br />You are met at Port Tauranga &amp; travel by aircon vehicle to Whakatane to join catamaran for cruise to White Island.<br /><br />During Cruise to White Island, enjoy... Read More

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Kaituna Forest Canyon River Jet, Rotorua & Hellsgate-Tauranga Shore Excursion

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 131.13


<strong>Kaituna Forest Canyon River Jet Boat</strong> is the <strong>TOP JET BOAT</strong> experience from <strong>Cruiseships</strong> in New Zealand! <br /><br />Most cruiseship jet boat rides on flat/calm harbours &amp; lakes -... Read More

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Rotorua Highlights Tour - Tauranga Shore Excursion

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 56.20


The best way to experience top Tauranga destination - Rotorua!<br /><br />Enjoy freedom to do as you please, spending as long as you please at each location without being tied to rigid itinerary, compulsory visits to destinations you may have no interest in, or excessive/insufficient time at an attraction. Full commentary on tour - all day. <br /><br />Air-conditioned Vehicles.<br... Read More

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Rotorua Highlights with Te Puia - Tauranga Shore Excursion

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 89.92


The best way to experience top Tauranga destination - Rotorua! <br /><br /><u><strong>Inc: Admission to  Te Puia &amp; New Zealand Maori Arts &amp; Crafts</strong></u><strong> </strong> <strong>- see details below 'What You Can... Read More

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Rotorua Highlights w Whakarewarewa Maori Village - Tauranga Shore Excursion

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 82.43


The best way to experience top Tauranga destination - Rotorua! <br /><br /><u><strong>Inc: Admission to  Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village (geothermal)</strong></u><strong> </strong> <strong>- see details below 'What You Can... Read More

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Rotorua Highlights w Hellsgate - Tauranga Shore Excursion

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 74.18


The best way to experience top Tauranga destination - Rotorua! <br /><br /><u><strong>Inc: Admission to  Hellsgate Geothermal Park</strong></u><strong> </strong> <strong>- see details below 'What You Can Expect'</strong><br... Read More

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Kaituna Forest Canyon River Jet Boat & Tauranga Tour - Tauranga Shore Excursion

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 101.16


<strong>Kaituna Forest Canyon River Jet Boat</strong> is the <strong>TOP JET BOAT</strong> experience from <strong>Cruiseships</strong> in New Zealand! <br /><br />Most cruiseship jet boat rides on flat/calm harbours &amp; lakes -... Read More

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Kaituna Forest Canyon River Jet Boat & Rotorua Tour -Tauranga Shore Excursion

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 111.65


<strong>Kaituna Forest Canyon River Jet Boat</strong> is the <strong>TOP JET BOAT</strong> experience from <strong>Cruiseships</strong> in New Zealand! <br /><br />Most cruiseship jet boat rides on flat/calm harbours &amp; lakes -... Read More

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Kaituna Forest Canyon River Jet Boat, Rotorua & Te Puia-Tauranga Shore Excursion

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 149.12


<strong>Kaituna Forest Canyon River Jet Boat</strong> is the <strong>TOP JET BOAT</strong> experience from <strong>Cruiseships</strong> in New Zealand! <br /><br />Most cruiseship jet boat rides on flat/calm harbours &amp; lakes -... Read More

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Kaituna Forest Canyon River Jet, Rotorua, Whakarewarewa-Tauranga Shore Excursion

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 138.63


<strong>Kaituna Forest Canyon River Jet Boat</strong> is the <strong>TOP JET BOAT</strong> experience from <strong>Cruiseships</strong> in New Zealand! <br /><br />Most cruiseship jet boat rides on flat/calm harbours &amp; lakes -... Read More

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waimarino Adventure Park

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 48.71


The action-packed excitement at Waimarino Adventure Park is an ideal place to unleash the kids while you're in port in Tauranga. Swap your cruise ship for a ride on New Zealand's largest catapult, soar down a kayak slide, climb the outdoor rock wall, or splash into the water from a trampoline.

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Wairoa River Kayak Tour

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 108.65


Once your cruise ship docks at Tauranga Harbour, embark on another kind of water adventure with a relaxing kayak ride along the Wairoa River. Grab your swimsuits and towels and take off with your expert guide to learn about the fertile stretch of New Zealand's North Island. As you drift along the upper reaches of the Wairoa River, spot an old timber mill and learn about how locals transported kauri logs along this route in... Read More

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 119.14


Step off your cruise ship in Tauranga and enter Middle-earth on a 2-hour guided visit to the Hobbiton movie set, featured in 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' trilogies. Snap photos in front of hobbit holes and the party tree, sip a drink at the Green Dragon Inn and dress up like your... Read More

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Including Rotorua Sightseeing

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 191.83


Enter a world of hobbits and hot pools when your cruise ship is in port in Tauranga. This shore excursion to Middle Earth takes you on a tour of the Hobbiton movie set, which featured in 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy. Enjoy a traditional Maori welcome at the living thermal... Read More

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Te Puia Maori Cultural Centre and Rotorua City Sightseeing

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 116.90


When your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, gain insights into New Zealand's rich Maori culture and amazing geothermal hot springs on a shore excursion to Rotorua. Travel through the North Island's spectacular countryside of rolling farmland and forest, and discover Rotorua's natural thermal phenomena... Read More

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 111.65


Take in the highlights of New Zealand's most beautiful city, Rotorua, when your cruise ship docks in Tauranga. Receive a traditional welcome at Whakarewarewa, New Zealand's only authentic living Maori village, and explore the Rotorua region, where otherworldly geysers, lunar landscapes, scenic countryside and Maori culture come together.

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Small-Group Bay of Plenty and Tauranga Tour

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 98.35


Explore New Zealand's Tauranga region with a private guide when your cruise ship docks in the Bay of Plenty. Your 5-hour shore excursion highlights the rolling farmland, gourmet produce, and wilderness of this tranquil corner of New Zealand. See orchards of kiwifruit, taste fresh Manuka honey, eat... Read More

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Private Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Whakarewarewa Maori Cultural Village

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 130.20


Visit two of Rotorua`s most famous sites, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Whakarewarewa (The Living Maori Village), on a private tour with an informative guide when your cruise ship docks in Tauranga. Marvel at geothermal wonders such as steaming volcanic vents, boiling mud ponds and... Read More

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Guided Walk of Mount Maunganui

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 71.19


Enjoy listening to facts and stories about the area as you are guided to the summit of Mount Maunganui.<br />Be captivated by the views of off shore Islands, the township and the stunning Main Beach, which has been named one of New Zealand's best beaches! You can expect to see various types... Read More

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Private Shore Excursion Rotorua Geothermals Pohutu Geyser and Mudpools

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 670.65


Enjoy a fun and informative tour with an experienced local guide showcasing the iconic Mount Maunganui, beautiful sandy beaches and million dollar homes plus many Rotorua and Tauranga's highlights. Also visit Kiwifruit Country Store for a kiwifruit tasting, orchard tour and souvenirs, plus... Read More

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Shore Excursion: Hobbiton and Lord of the Rings Movie Set Tour

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 119.14


This day tour takes you to the enchanting Village of Hobbiton from Tauranga. See the famous Lord of the Rings and Hobbiton Movie set on this 6 hour guided tour to Matamata just over the hills from Tauranga.

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Shore Excursion: Geothermal Rotorua with Maori Cultural Performance at Whakarewarewa

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 96.66


New Year special only $129 save $10.......Voted our most popular Tour <br /><br />Enjoy a full-day guided tour from your cruise ship arrival in Tauranga. This tour is perfect for people wanting a great day sightseeing this diverse area including Tauranga, Mt Maunganui and... Read More

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights Tour Including Cultural Performance and Gondola Ride

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 141.62


There is something for everyone on this small-group tour to the geothermal heartland of New Zealand - Rotorua. See Pohutu Geyser, pools of bubbling mud, a Maori concert including the haka, 1-hour guided tour with local guide and iconic Rotorua scenery. Take a cable car ride to the top of... Read More

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Private Shore Excursion: Waitomo Glow Worm Caves Experience from Tauranga

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 895.45


This private full-day shore excursion from the Port of Tauranga will take you to experience the popular Waitomo Caves. This is a truly unique experience into the stunning glowworm caves of New Zealand.Some of the highlights of this Waitomo Caves tour include boating... Read More

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Hobbiton Shore Excursion Including Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Movies Set Tour

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 116.15


This wonderful tour to Hobbiton, a short drive from Tauranga, takes us to the farm selected by Peter Jackson as a setting for his Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie masterpieces. A guided tour will bring to life scenes from the movies, plus time for lunch at the Green Dragon Pub.

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua, Te Puia, and Polynesian Spa Tour

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 149.12


While you're in port in Tauranga, take in top attractions around the Bay of Plenty on this 8-hour tour of Rotorua, Te Puia, and the Polynesian Spa. Travel through pretty Kiwifruit orchards to Te Puia with a guide and visit the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. Discover powerful vents and bubbling... Read More

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Shore Excursion: Te Puia and Rainbow Springs from Tauranga

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 149.12


See the creatures that make New Zealand their home and experience the thrill of the Big Splash water flume ride on this educational and fun-packed small-group tour. Visit Te Puia to see Pohutu Geyser and pools of bubbling mud, be treated to a Maori concert including the haka, see artisans at work... Read More

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Shore Excursion: Rotorua Including Te Puia and Agrodome from Tauranga

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 149.12


Enjoy unique Kiwi experiences on this small group tour to the geothermal heartland of New Zealand - Rotorua. Visit the Agrodome and see the famous Farm Show. Visit Te Puia to see Pohutu Geyser, pools of bubbling mud, a Maori concert including the haka, artisans at work with flax and wood, the kiwi... Read More

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Shore Excursion: 6-hour Private Vehicle with Professional Guide from Tauranga

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 472.08


See and do what you want at your own pace upon your cruise ships arrival at the Port of Tauranga. Book a 6-hour private tour vehicle with your own professional and friendly guide for a day out exploring Rotorua, Hobbiton or wherever else you fancy going.  No need to share with others,... Read More

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Shore Excursion: Tauranga Highlights Including The Elms Mission Station

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 56.20


Experience the best of Tauranga and Mount Maunganui. From its golden sand beaches, stunning views, kiwi fruit orchards, Gate Pa battle site and The Elms Mission Station - sit back while a local guide shows you why he chooses to call this place home.

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Guided Tauranga Shore Excursion to Rotorua Whakarewarewa and Wai-O-Tapu

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 149.12


Visit Wai-O-Tapu to see why TripAdvisor says it is 'One of the 20 Most SURREAL Places in the World' and why it is considered to be New Zealand's most colorful and diverse geothermal sightseeing attraction. You will take a slow amble to see this unique geothermal landscape sculptured out of... Read More

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Full-Day Shore Excursion: Geothermal Te Puia and Kiwifruit Orchard

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 119.14


See the stunning geothermal region of Rotorua. This small group tour will take you to Te Puia to see the famous Pohutu Geyser, bubbling mud pools and a Maori cultural performance plus wood carving, flax weaving and kiwi birds. You will also see a number of other well loved Rotorua sights... Read More

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Full-Day Shore Excursion: Hobbiton and Te Puia Combo

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 186.58


This tour combines a visit to Hobbiton and Rotorua all in one day. Experience a 2-hour guided tour of the Hobbit movie set on privately owned, picturesque farmland in this hidden valley. See Hobbit Holes, Bag End, enjoy a drink at the Green Dragon Inn then on to Te Puia in Rotorua for geysers,... Read More

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Shore Excursion: Rotorua City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour from Tauranga

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 74.18


If you want to visit any of the famous attractions in Rotorua on your own, then our unique Rotorua Explorer tour is for you.  With 5 drop off points covering 12 main attractions, you can choose what to do plus receive a 10% discount on entry fees to the major attractions.

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Full-Day Rotorua Shore Excursion Including Te Puia and Hells Gate Thermal Beds

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 149.12


Experience this small group tour to the stunning geothermal landscape of Rotorua. Visit Te Puia for geysers, learn about Maori culture and the kiwi bird and visit the ominous-sounding Hells Gate for a unique landscape of steaming vents and bubbling mud.

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights Including Whakarewarewa Visit

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 111.65


Spend your time in the Port of Tauranga exploring the geothermal landscapes and Maori culture of New Zealand on this 6-hour Rotorua highlights tour. Discover top Rotorua attractions such as Government Gardens, Rachel's Pool and enjoy free time to explore St. Faith's Church or the Ohinemutu... Read More

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Shore Excursion: Te Puia, Jet Boat and Mokoia Island from Tauranga

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 186.58


Culture, geothermals, exhilaration, kiwifruit and beautiful scenery await you on this unique small group tour of Rotorua that provides something for the whole family to enjoy. You will see Pohutu Geyser, pools of bubbling mud, a Maori concert including the haka, artisans at work with flax and wood... Read More

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Te Puia and Skyline Rotorua Visit from Tauranga

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 149.12


While you're in port in Tauranga, explore Maori culture and discover the best of the Bay of Plenty on this family-friendly 8-hour Te Puia tour with Skyline Rotorua visit. Spin past pretty Kiwifruit orchards to Te Puia with a guide and visit the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. Explore the... Read More

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Self-guided Tours & Rentals

Mount Maunganui Self-Guided Audio Tour

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 1 to 3 hrs
Priced From: USD 19.99


The focus of this historical and cultural self-guided audio tour is the tales and myths that surround Mount Maunganui, also known as The Mount. This includes the arrival of the Maori in New Zealand at this spot aboard the Arawa Canoe. Wander along white sand beaches and scale Mauao if you so choose, all while listening to the stories of the natives' past. Learn about the local tribes, the battles that took place between the... Read More

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Tauranga Self-Guided Audio Tour

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 1 to 3 hrs
Priced From: USD 19.99


Download a vibrantly-narrated mp3 audio guide combined with a map detailing the area of your tour.<br />Immerse yourself in the historic and picturesque city of Tauranga on this self-guided audio tour of the city. Tauranga is the arrival point of the M’ori in New Zealand. In this audio tour, you will explore the beautiful waterfront and hear the tales of how the M’ori crossed the Pacific... Read More

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Swim with Dolphins

Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 112.40


Join this tour for a must-do, once-in-a-lifetime adventure with friendly dolphins in their natural habitat!  Number one on Trip Advisor and Trip Advisor award of Excellence 4 years in a Row! We Guarantee Dolphins or Whale sightings as we want you to have this amazing experience!<br />Get up close and personal with playful dolphins who love interacting with people. You can stay dry and watch the magic from the boat... Read More

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Swim with Dolphins

Swim with Dolphins in the Bay of Plenty

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 112.40


Swimming with dolphins is commonly listed in the top ten things to do before you die.  This day in the bay, with Orca Wild Adventures, is one of the best value, memorable experiences you can enjoy with family and friends or on your own. The friendly experienced crew will ensure you make the most of your time while on and in the water with the dolphins.  Not only do we give you the... Read More

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Walking Tours

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Mt Drury and Moturiki Island Walking Tour including Mount Hot Pools Admission

Tauranga, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 63.69


Make the most of your time in port at Tauranga on an easy 2.5-hour walking tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Just steps from your cruise ship, explore the natural and cultural highlights of the area and learn about Maori culture and regional history. See sacred sites, walk along a coastal path... Read More

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