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Tauranga’s Six Best  2019 / 20 Cruise Ship Day Excursions

Explore Rotorua’s Surreal Geothermal Wonderland and Maori Culture … See the Subterranean Splendor of the Waitomo Caves … The Fantasy of the Hobbiton Movie Set.

Tauranga Scenic Tours is a Small Group 1 – 8 People Boutique Private Tour Operator

 

Tauranga Scenic Tours is a professional tour operator specializing in day trips and shore excursions for cruise ship passengers, and other adventurers. Choose your tour from the 6 best tours of this beautiful region the Bay of Plenty. See Mount Maunganui’s ‘Main Beach’ voted New Zealand’s best surf beach .. breathtaking scenery .. erupting geysers .. boiling mud .. steaming volcanic landscapes .. kiwifruit tasting .. forests .. a Living Maori Village .. Blue & Green lakes or take a relaxing soak in a hot mineral spa.  Visit  Hobbiton Movie Set or marvel at the beauty of the Waitomo Glow-Worm Caves.   

Private Shore Excursions allows your party to travel as a group with your very own professional driver/guide and can be fully customized to suit your shore tour. Our tours provide a more personalized experience than the large 50 seat bus excursions (we go where they cant go or wont go) offered by the cruise lines and up to 40% cheaper (and a lot more fun) 

Cruise Critic … would you like to share the cost of your selected tour with like-minded travelers sailing on the same ship the same day. Well there is a very easy way to do this. It’s called Roll Call on ‘Cruise Critics’ website. Find new friends to share your day, book your tour and we will make it a special day of fun, adventure and wonderful memories of your New Zealand holiday.  https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2594924-what-is-a-roll-call-everything-you-need-to-know/

 

Book your tour per person (includes entry fee) … or book a Private Tour (excludes entry fees) tours exclude lunch & beverages

Return to Ship ..  I guarantee to return you back to your ship on time on board well before sailing away hour. I have never missed a ship.

 Cruise Ship Tours from  Tauranga

From Tauranga .. Whaka Living Maori Village and Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland. 6.5 hrs

Wai-O-Tapu: We visit this surreal steaming geothermal wonderland, naturally coloured hot pools, boiling mud pools, massive craters, a volcanic phenomenon. A colourful landscape with a colourful history. Whaka Village: Experience a living Maori village where the villagers have their homes set amongst erupting geysers, boiling mud, the steam vents, and hot pools.

Pohutu Geyser Te Puia

From Tauranga .. ‘Te Puia’ Rotorua. A Steaming Volcanic Landscape. 6 hrs 

See ‘Pohutu’ the largest active geyser in the Southern Hemisphere in action roaring as it erupts boiling water and steam up 30 meters (100 feet) an awesome sight. See boiling mud pools, hot water pools, steam vents, a steaming volcanic landscape.  Then its show time with the famous Maori cultural group as they perform their traditional dances and the fearsome haka. See endangered Kiwi bird.

From Tauranga .. Rotorua. Whaka Living Maori Village. 6 hrs

Experience a living Maori village where the villagers, have their homes set amongst a steaming volcanic landscape.
See erupting geysers, boiling mud, hot springs, they use natural geothermal resources to cook, bathe and heat their homes as you walk amongst the wonders of the Whakarewarewa Valley.
Our Maori guide explains the history of the village, where for over 200 years the Tuhourangi/Ngati Wahiao tribe have lived.

From Tauranga .. Rotorua Geysers and Hobbiton Movie Set. 8 hrs

After traveling thousands of kilometers to visit New Zealand you cannot miss this opportunity to see this amazing combination tour of two world-famous attractions. You may not come back this way again.Whaka Living Maori Village. Rotorua. See erupting geysers, boiling mud, hot springs, a steaming volcanic landscape. The heartland of  Maori culture. Hobbiton Movie Set. Escape into the enchanting world of JR Tolkien’s famous stories. See where the amazing films were brought to life, set across the 12 acres Hobbit Village

From Tauranga .. Hobbiton Movie Set. 5.5 hrs

Visit Middle Earth. A guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set. After traveling thousands of kilometers to visit New Zealand you cannot miss this opportunity to see this amazing world-famous attraction. You may not come back this way again! Escape into the enchanting world of JRR Tolkien’s famous stories. This tour will take you on a world of enduring fantasy where the amazing films were brought to life, set across the 12 acres Hobbit Village

From Tauranga .. Waitomo Glow-Worm Caves.7 hrs.

Optional … Include Hobbiton Movie Set + 2.5hrs. Enquire now

Want to do something different? Then take this day tour to the world-famous underground Waitomo Glow-Worm Caves. Deep underground in the heart of the Waikato is a series of unique caves that will take your breath away. Descending into the world famous caves enjoy the world famous boat ride as you marvel at the thousands of tiny glow worms and the wondrous display as they radiate their luminescent lights.

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Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village

Te Puia

Rotorua Geysers and Hobbiton Movie Set

Wai-O-Tapu and Whaka Living Maori Village

Hobbiton Movie Set

Waitomo Glow – Worm Caves