Cruise ship day tours and excursions from the Port of Tauranga

Explore Rotorua’s amazing geothermal wonderland … The fantasy of the Hobbiton Movie Set … Surreal Waitomo Glow-Worm Caves 

Small group Tours 2-8 People

Hi my name is Patrick I specialize in friendly, fun, small group tours for cruise ship passengers, and other adventurers. I will show you the best tours of this beautiful region … the Bay of Plenty. Some of the amazing sights you will see, erupting geysers .. boiling mud .. steaming hot pools .. stunning scenery .. awesome waterfalls .. white water rafting .. kiwifruit tasting .. forests .. Living Maori Village or a relaxing soak in a hot mineral spa

Book your tour per person … or book a Private Tour

Private Tours … Don’t like the busy noisy crowds and waiting for other passengers on the big tour buses? I go where the big 16 – 50 seat coaches can’t go or won’t go. Are you a family or a group of friends? Do you prefer to tour exclusively and the privacy of the people you know?  Hire your very own professional private tour guide. Regular stops for photo shoots and toilet breaks, it’s your day do it your way. Tauranga Scenic Tours private day trips and excursions are the right choice for your tour.
For larger groups ask for a quote
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.

The 6 Best Cruise Ship Tours from the Port of Tauranga

Discover Tauranga – Base Walk – Kiwifruit Orchard – Waterfall Cruise Tour – 5 hrs

For those who want to stretch their legs, an enjoy a relaxed engaging walk, then take this panoramic base walk, around our iconic Mount Maunganui (extinct volcano) an easy 50 minute stroll.
On our tour we discover the highlights of Tauranga City including our beautiful surf beach voted best beach in New Zealand.

We explore the beautiful countryside, lush farmland, waterfalls, dairy farms, forests, visit a Kiwifruit orchard & awesome Okere Falls

From Tauranga … Discover amazing Rotorua –  heartland of New Zealand’s geothermal activity – historical Maori Culture Cruise Tour – 6 hrs

From Tauranga take this highly rated day excursion to Rotorua . We tour downtown Mount Maunganui, New Zealand’s most popular holiday beach town.
Visit a Kiwifruit orchard; see lush dairy farms, pine forests, lakes and waterfalls.
Arriving at Rotorua we explore Kuirau Park where you will see boiling mud pools, natural hot springs and steam vents. See Ohinemutu Maori Marae, the Blue and Green Lakes, and beautiful Redwood Forest.

From Tauranga … Rotorua – Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village Cruise Tour – 6 hrs

Experience an authentic 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 Cruise Tour – 8 hrs

Leaving from Tauranga. See Whaka Living Maori Village. Rotorua. Erupting geysers, boiling mud, hot springs, a steaming volcanic landscape. Maori culture.
An amazing tour of the Hobbiton and Lord of The Rings Movie Set where JR Tolkien’s famous stories were brought to life
After travelling thousands of kilometres 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!.

From Tauranga … Hobbiton Movie Set CruiseTour – 5.5 hrs

Visit Middle Earth. A guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set

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 … Surreal Waitomo Glow-Worm Caves Cruise Tour – 7 hrs

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 are a series of unique caves that will take your breath away.
Descending into the world famous caves you can only marvel at the thousands of tiny glow worms and the wondrous display as they radiate their luminescent lights

Find your Destination on this Map

Rotorua // Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village

Discover Rotorua Geothermal Tour

Rotorua Geysers and Hobbiton Movie Set

Discover Tauranga / Base Walk / Kiwifruit and Waterfall

Hobbiton Movie Set

Waitomo Glow – Worm Caves