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

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Maori Culture, Kiwis, and Geo-Thermal Valleys in Tauranga - Tauranga, New Zealand
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Duration: 7 hours
Location: Tauranga, New Zealand

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$128.15

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, plus visit the Kiwi House, which houses the iconic kiwi bird.

I specialize in a 7-hour tour to Rotorua the Maori Culture capital of New Zealand and the centre of the Geo-Thermal region of NZ.
You will be met at the Port gates by your driver/guide in a minivan and take a drive along the waterfront of Pilot Bay Mount Maunganui, then along the picturesque Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui's surf beach with its many luxurious homes ... More info ›

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, plus visit the Kiwi House, which houses the iconic kiwi bird.

I specialize in a 7-hour tour to Rotorua the Maori Culture capital of New Zealand and the centre of the Geo-Thermal region of NZ.
You will be met at the Port gates by your driver/guide in a minivan and take a drive along the waterfront of Pilot Bay Mount Maunganui, then along the picturesque Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui's surf beach with its many luxurious homes.

You will take a walk on Papamoa Beach, paddle in the water or talk to the fishermen on the beach and gather seashells.

You will continue your tour to Rotorua where you will visit the Rotorua lakefront for a great photo opportunity and take a walk through the Government Gardens. Upon arrival at Te Puia, the Maori Cultural Centre, you will learn about the various meanings of the Maori carvings, Maori culture, its history, myths, legends and beliefs. You will also go to a Maori cultural performance and experience the traditional challenges, plus song and dance including the fearsome Haka, or posture, dance.

You may like to purchase some lunch (at your own expense) from Pohutu Cafe on site. We recommend trying a traditional Hangi meal, which is cooked in a pit in the ground.

After your visit at the cultural center, head over to the geo-thermal valley to see the boiling mud pools and steaming geysers erupting up to 30-meters in the air. Visit the Kiwi House where you will see New Zealand's national bird, the flightless and endangered Kiwi Bird. On the way back back to your ship, we'll take a short drive through Tauranga.

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

Full-Day Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Tour from Tauranga - Tauranga, New Zealand
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Duration: 5 hours 18 minutes
Location: Tauranga, New Zealand

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$107.24

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 ... More info ›

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 travelers per booking and includes hotel/port pickup and drop-off.

Following pickup, you will take a scenic drive along the coast before heading inland and over the Kaimai ranges. You'll climb around 300 meters, and have the chance to observe spectacular panoramic views across the rich fertile farmland of the Waikato. The main industry in this region is dairy, but you might also see some horse breeding facilities as you make your way towards Middle Earth, passing typical New Zealand farms.

Upon arrival at Shires Rest Cafe, you'll be collected in the Hobbiton people mover and taken to Middle Earth via the 1250 acre sheep farm. Your expert guide will take you on a 2-hour journey through "The Shire", during which there will be ample photo opportunities at locations such as Gandalf's cutting, Bag End, Hobbit holes and the Green Dragon Inn. You will be told the story of how the remote set was discovered and you will even enjoy an ale or ginger beer inside the Green Dragon Inn at the end of the tour.

After shopping at the Shires Rest (at own expense), you will head back over the Kaimai range and make a stop at McLaren Falls, 190 hectares of pastoral and horticultural land set alongside Lake McLaren. You will take a 10 minute walk along a steam to view the picturesque waterfall.

Your final stop will be Mossop's honey. This is a family business that has been producing and packaging honey and products for over 60 years. There is an excellent live bee hive display and informative panels tell the story from beehive to honey pot.

Finally, you'll drive through Tauranga city, over the harbour bridge with a stunning view of the Mount before the tour concludes.

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Full-Day Small-Group Rotorua Shore Excursion From Tauranga

Full-Day Small-Group Rotorua Shore Excursion From Tauranga - Tauranga, New Zealand
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Duration: 6 hours
Location: Tauranga, New Zealand

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$66.77

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 ... More info ›

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 and will not drop you off anywhere to explore on your own. It is a fully guided small-group tour with a knowledgeable, fun and friendly tour guide. Along the way you will see and learn about the uniqueness that is New Zealand and you will learn about the geothermal region of Rotorua and its significance to the Maori people. Boiling mud pools, crystal clear hot springs, gushing waterfalls and stunning volcanic lakes are just a few of the sights you can expect on this lovely tour.

After meeting your friendly tour guide at the Port of Tauranga gates, your tour begins with a gentle drive past Mount Maunganui and along the coast showcasing the stunning white sandy beaches as you are told a little about the region and its history. Hear Maori legends and learn why the area was named the Bay of Plenty. 
 
Stopping at a Kiwi fruit orchard, you have a chance to view the vines and taste the green and gold kiwi fruit and juices. Learn about the significance of the kiwi fruit to the region. After this it’s back on the road as we wind our way through the rolling countryside past the dense pine forest plantations to arrive at the geothermal heart of New Zealand, Rotorua. The next stop is a visit to the Redwood Forest where you'll take a walk among these impressive trees. There are also great examples of the unique Silver Fern of New Zealand.
 
Rotorua has a staggering 18 lakes and you will see several of them on this tour. All the Rotorua lakes are craters, calderas or valleys blocked by lava flows and they are usually nestled among steep green hills of native vegetation and are indeed spectacular. Sulphur Bay on Lake Rotorua is stunning in its own barren way. This is a unique ecological area where the birds and vegetation have adapted to the acidic conditions. Talk about why the waters are so milky and how geysers and boiling mud pools evolve. You may even see some boiling hot spots on the water’s edge and marvel at how the wildlife survives.
 
Take a detour to the Government Gardens. This area was gifted to the New Zealand Government by the local Maori tribe the Te Arawa for "the benefit of the people of the world". The impressive Elizabethan style building dominating the grounds was the first investment by the NZ Government in tourism. It has gone from being a health spa facility to now housing the Rotorua museum. Your guide will point out some of the features of the gardens and stop for photos among the impressive flowerbeds. 
 
Visit the town "hot spot" and get up close to some of the most active geothermal spots. See bubbling mud pools, steaming lakes and crystal clear boiling hot springs. There is even time for a relaxing foot soak in a thermal mineral pool heated with hot spring water right there at the source! You will be amazed at how soft and silky your feet will feel afterwards.
 
Travel back to Tauranga via steep sided gorges with great examples of NZ lowland forest. After a great day out, be taken back at the port in plenty of time to board your ship with lots of great memories and photos to remember your day.

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Private Shore Excursion: Taste of Plenty Food Tour

Private Shore Excursion: Taste of Plenty Food Tour - Tauranga, New Zealand

Duration: 6 hours
Location: Tauranga, New Zealand

From USD
$472.12

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.

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 the day of the tour we may stop at the local farmers market to see the seasonal produce, or it might be a visit to our favourite coffee roaster to learn about the new coffee trends ... More info ›

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.

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 the day of the tour we may stop at the local farmers market to see the seasonal produce, or it might be a visit to our favourite coffee roaster to learn about the new coffee trends. You will visit kiwi fruit and avocado orchards which dominate agriculture in the region, and I will also take you to one of the most historic and beautiful beaches in New Zealand to taste an iconic kiwi favourite!
 
If you are foodie you will love this tour!!

Taste of Plenty tours generally depart at 9. 30 but times can be adjusted to fit in with ship arrival times or your preferred departure time. You will collected at the Port of Tauranga or local accommodation in an air conditioned vehicle to embark upon a foodie and cultural adventure. As you traverse the Bay of Plenty, you will see lush farmlands, some of the best beaches in New Zealand and the vibrant colonial town and current regional capital city of Tauranga.

Depending on what is in season you will visit orchards, hole in the wall production facilities, retailers and unique stunning locations where other tours don't go! Our local farmers market is always a great stop on a Saturday morning or it might be a specialty delicatessen with local and imported items. Fancy a tour of an Avocado or kiwi fruit orchard and learning about the importance of these fruits to our region? How about sampling local Dutch cheeses and learning about the influence of the Dutch immigrants on the cheese industry in New Zealand. Don't forget Manuka honey and its magic or even better you might get to taste it infused into a local craft beer!

After traversing the countryside we end up at one of the most historic beaches in New Zealand. Sit in the seaside cafe and enjoy a light lunch with a glass of New Zealand wine and marvel at the view before we head back to Tauranga! This is a full day that will leave you with a full belly and a full camera! You will only be hungry for a return visit to the stunning Bay of Plenty!

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Rotorua Discovery Te Puia Tour

Rotorua Discovery Te Puia Tour - Tauranga, New Zealand

Duration: 7 hours
Location: Tauranga, New Zealand

From USD
$106.57

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 ... More info ›

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 land. 

  • Kiwi fruit orchard with tastings
  • Redwood forest, silver ferns, native bush and lush countryside
  • Geothermal wonders - Geysers, boiling mudpools, bubbling hot springs and steaming sulphur vents
  • Stunning volcanic lakes and crystal clear streams
  • Visit the Maori arts and crafts institute and see a cultural performance including the famous Haka
  • New Zealand's iconic Kiwi bird

After meeting your friendly tour guide at the Port of Tauranga gates, your tour begins with a gentle drive past Mount Maunganui and along the coast showcasing the stunning white sandy beaches as you are told a little about the region and its history. Hear Maori legends and learn why the area was named the Bay of Plenty. 
 
Stopping at a Kiwi fruit orchard, you have a chance to view the vines and taste the green and gold kiwi fruit and juices. Learn about the significance of the kiwi fruit to the region. After this it’s back on the road as we wind our way through the rolling countryside past the dense pine forest plantations to arrive at the geothermal heart of New Zealand, Rotorua. Our next stop is a visit to the Redwood Forest where we take a walk among these impressive trees. There are also great examples of the unique Silver Fern of New Zealand.
 
The next stop is the main attraction Te Puia, home of the famous Pohutu Geyser and where you will learn about Maori culture. You will be guided around the reserve observing the geyser, steaming lakes, the boiling mud pools, the replica Maori village, Pikirangi, cooking holes, the kiwi bird house and the waka (canoe). Experience an authentic greeting from a Maori warrior in traditional dress before being called into the Maori cultural performance by the female kuia (female tribal elder). The concert will showcase Maori dance and song and of course, the Haka! We will also visit the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute to see wood carving and flax weaving demonstrations.
 
Next its a Rotorua City highlights tour through the famous Government Gardens. This area was gifted to the New Zealand Government by the local Maori tribe the Te Arawa for "the benefit of the people of the world". The impressive Elizabethan style building dominating the grounds was the first investment by the NZ Government in tourism. It has gone from being a health spa facility to now housing the Rotorua museum. We will point out some of the features of the gardens, including the Blue Baths and Rachels Spring, and stop for photos among the impressive flowerbeds. 
 
After a great day out we will guarantee you are back at the port in plenty of time to board your ship, taking with you lots of wonderful memories from your tour with us into New Zealand's heartland!
 

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Rotorua and Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour

Rotorua and Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour - Tauranga, New Zealand
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Duration: 7 hours
Location: Tauranga, New Zealand

From USD
$97.80

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 Māori Village and learn how the villagers have adapted to the harsh environment ... More info ›

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 Māori Village and learn how the villagers have adapted to the harsh environment. You tour will also include visits to a working kiwi fruit orchard, the Redwood forest, famous Government Gardens and Rotorua Lake. This is a small group tour with a maximum group size of 15 travelers per booking.


After meeting at the Port of Tauranga, your tour begins with a gentle drive past Mount Maunganui and along the coast showcasing the stunning white sandy beaches. Hear Maori legends and learn why the area was named the Bay of Plenty.
 
Stopping at a Kiwi fruit orchard, you will have a chance to view the vines and taste the green and gold kiwi fruits and juices. Learn about the significance of the kiwi fruit to the region. Then it’s back on the road as you wind your way through the rolling countryside past the dense pine forest plantations to arrive in Rotorua. Your next stop is the Redwood Forest where you will take a walk among the impressive trees. There are also great examples of the unique Silver Fern of New Zealand.
 
Upon arrival at Whakawerawera Living Maori Village your friendly local guide will introduce you to the "backyard". You will experience an authentic Living Māori Village where people live using the natural geothermal resources to cook, bathe and heat their homes on a daily basis. You'll learn about vibrant Māori Culture and traditions, and watch a greenstone carving demonstration

You'll also view the geothermal wonders of Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley up close and personal, including the world famous Pohutu geyser, boiling mud-pools, steam vents and bubbling pools. You'll a cooking demonstration and watch as residents prepare Hangi meals in in-ground steam boxes and cook corn in the bubbling water of geothermal hot pools. You'll take in the various historical landmarks and buildings, including an active Marae, the WWII Memorial Archway, two historic churches, and tapu (sacred) burial grounds and you'll enjoy a cultural performance with traditional song and dance, and experience the fearsome Haka, with bulging eyes and beating chests, made famous by NZ Sporting teams.

Following your time at the village and lunch (at own expense) in a scenic location, you'll take a Rotorua city highlights tour through the famous Government Gardens.  The impressive Elizabethan style building dominating the grounds has gone from being a health spa facility to now housing the Rotorua museum. Your guide will point out some of the features of the gardens, including the Blue Baths and Rachels Spring, and you'll stop for photos among the impressive flowerbeds. 
 
Your tour will end with drop-off back at the Port.

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