Matakana Island activities, tickets and more

Shore Excursions

Half Day Small-Group Tauranga Scenic Tour from Port

Enjoy this 4 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 have a delicious food tasting. You will be transported back to the port at the conclusion of the tour. 
5 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

1-Hour Tauranga Harbour Scenic Cruise from Mount Maunganui

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, sea birds, NZ fur seals. Children 11 years and under travel free!
1 hour
Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Tauranga Helicopter Flight Around the Mount, Island

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.
12 minutes
Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Whangamata and Waihi Gold Mine Helicopter Flight

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.
40 minutes