Tauranga, Rotorua, Mt. Maunganui Tour with Cruise Port Pickup

Shore Excursions in Tauranga

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While you’re in Port of Tauranga, explore the geothermal landscapes beneath the earths surface on this Rotorua sightseeing tour. See beautiful beaches and million dollar homes, Kiwifruit orchard Tour and fruit tastings before a 45 minute drive to Rotorua.Take in top natural sites of interest such as Blue Lake, Okere Falls, Redwood Forest, and gain insight into New Zealand’s diverse plant and animal life. Either visit the mudpools and thermal stream at Wai o Tapu or marvel at powerful geysers and bubbling mud pools in the geothermal regions of Whakarewarewa view the Geyser and mud-pools ( optional and extra $30pp.) Plus much more  *Blue and Tarawera Lakes  incl the Buried village * Walk in the Spectacular Redwood Forest  * Government gardens incl Rotorua Museum  * Rachels pool and Polynesian Spa
When your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, meet your guide at and take a seat in your air-conditioned minivan. Then head onward toward Rotorua and admire views of magnificent homes, beaches, forests and lakes. Sample native New Zealand kiwifruit at a local country store, and take in top natural sites of interest including Blue Lake, Okere Falls, and Redwood Forest. Along the way, gain insight into the native flora and fauna for which New Zealand is famous. While in Rotorua there is an option to view the famous Pohutu Geyser and bubbling mud pools at Whakarewarewa "The Living Maori village "(only $40pp) in the geothermal valley plus enjoy a rousing cultural performance. Then enjoy lunch in a local cafe on the banks of pretty Lake Rotorua (own expense).  Continue on through Rotorua and discover top city attractions such as Government Gardens, the Polynesian spa, and Rotorua Museum. Along the way, listen as your guide sheds light on the city’s colorful history. On the way back toward Tauranga, enjoy further panoramic views over Mt. Maunganui. Perhaps sample New Zealand honey at a local farm shop (time permitting), and then return in comfort to the Port of Tauranga to conclude your tour.

What’s included

  • Port pick-up and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What’s not included

  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch


  • Family friendly
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Instant Confirmation