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Tauranga’s 6 Best Cruise Ship Tours

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Hi, my name is Patrick, tour operator and guide from Tauranga Scenic Tours. I specialize in friendly, fun, small group tours & shore excursions for cruise ship passengers, and other adventurers.

Tours to Rotorua … Hobbiton … Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Discover our hidden secrets, see the best attractions & sights of this beautiful region … the Bay of Plenty. Some of the amazing sights you will see … magnificent erupting geysers … boiling mud … steaming hot pools … stunning scenery … awesome waterfalls … white water rafting … kiwifruit tasting … forests … Living Maori Village … Glow-Worm Caves or a relaxing soak in a hot mineral spa…

Love the tour of Hobbiton Movie Set where the amazing films were brought to life.

Explore Rotorua … heartland of New Zealand’s geothermal activity & Maori culture.

Marvel at the ancient underground Waitomo Glow-worm Caves.



Private Tours … Small Groups … up to 8 People

 For groups, up to 20 people email for a competitive quote! 

 Don’t like 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.

To avoid disappointment book your tour date early!  

A 25% deposit secures the tour and date that you want.

Our Tours 

Pohutu Geyser Te Puia

From Tauranga | ‘Te Puia’ a Steaming Volcanic Landscape | Rotorua 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 | Whaka Living Maori Village | Rotorua 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.

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

An 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 hrs. Enquire now

Want to do something different? Day tour to the world-famous underground Waitomo Glow-Worm Caves. Deep underground in the hinterland of New Zealand is a series of ancient

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.

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

What your tour includes

  •   pickup & return to Port
  •   no waiting
  •   kiwifruit tasting
  •   free snack pack
  •   stunning scenery
  •   awesome surf beach
  • professional local kiwi tour guide
  • small groups max 8 people
  • full audio commentary
  • air conditioned luxury mini coach
  • lakes – rivers – lush farmland
  • free chilled bottled water

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