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6 hour Small-Group Rotorua Naturally Shore Excursion From Tauranga

6 hour Small-Group Rotorua Naturally Shore Excursion From Tauranga

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See, hear, smell, touch and taste on this full-day shore excursion from Tauranga. Experience the unique and special natural beauty of The Bay of Plenty. You will visit some out of the way spots that not everyone knows about and will go where the big buses don't. This tour is not a shuttle and will not drop you off anywhere to explore on your own. It is a fully guided small-group tour with a knowledgeable, fun and friendly tour guide. Along the way you will see and learn about the uniqueness that is New Zealand and you will learn about the geothermal region of Rotorua and its significance to the Maori people. We do not visit the commercial geothermal reserves on this tour, but we do see boiling mud pools, crystal clear bubbling hot springs, volcanic lakes and picturesque forests.  Please note that the ticket sent to you by Viator/TripAdvisor will show the standard tour departure time, we will advise an updated time when you book the tour which may be different, this is the one to use.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$83.19
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Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga
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Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga

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Experience the magic of New Zealand’s North Island on this evening glow-worm kayak tour in Tauranga. Begin your tour with refreshments and delicious New Zealand cheeses on the banks of Lake McLaren. As day turns to night, hop into your kayak and paddle with your guide to the glow-worm canyon at the head of Lake McLaren. Marvel at the millions of bright green glow-worms clinging to the towering cliff sides, and gain insight into the life cycle of these fascinating creatures.
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$103.16
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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Tauranga 5.5 to 6 hours CTT-17 - TRG-17

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Tauranga 5.5 to 6 hours CTT-17 - TRG-17

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Enjoy a magical 5.5 to 6-hour tour to the Hobbiton Movie set, used for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film series. Leaving the Port of Tauranga, we first travel past the stunning beaches of Mount Mauganui, a top NZ holiday destination, then across the harbour and out into country, up and over the Kaimai mountain ranges and then down into the lush farming district of the Waikato, location of Hobbiton. At Hobbiton there is time to buy a light lunch at The Shires Rest cafe, browse the extensive souvenier shop or just realax and take in the stunning views. The Hobbiton guide will then join us for a 2 hour guided tour. This is a coach-based tour of up to 36 passengers, which allows us to book our own private guide at Hobbiton, though on some days we do operate with 12 to 24 seat vehicles. As the ships arrival time in port varies so much, we adjust the start and end times each day to suit. When your booking is accepted by us, we will confirm the tour start time for the day.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$119.13
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US$119.13

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Small-Group Bay of Plenty and Tauranga Tour

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Small-Group Bay of Plenty and Tauranga Tour

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This half-day shore excursion from New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty highlights the rural riches of the Tauranga region. Enjoy samplings of manuka honey in this tranquil corner of the North Island where rolling farmlands dot the landscape. Head into the Kaimai mountains and follow your guide on an easy walk to the waterfall at McLaren Falls Park. A maximum of 19 participants ensures a small-group experience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$59.23
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Rotorua Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour Whakarewarewa 6.5hours Tour

Rotorua Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour Whakarewarewa 6.5hours Tour

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Visit an authentic Living Maori Village deep in the geothermal region of Rotorua on this full-day excursion including a Hangi Lunch. Tour with a local Maori guide and learn about how the villagers have adapted to the harsh geothermal environment. You tour will also include visits to the famous Government Gardens and Rotorua Lake. This is a small group tour with a group size up to 18. Please note that the ticket sent to you by Viator/TripAdvisor will show the standard tour departure time. As the ships arrival time in port varies so much, we adjust the start and end times each day to suit the ships time in port. When your booking is accepted by us, we will confirm the true start time for the day, which overrides the time printed on your voucher. We use the correct times for the ship which we take from the Port of Tauranga web site and details provided to us by the ships booking agent as we also provide some of the official tours to the ship, so trust us.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$125.79
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Deluxe small group Cruise Day Tour, Rotorua, Tauranga & Mt Maunganui highlights

Deluxe small group Cruise Day Tour, Rotorua, Tauranga & Mt Maunganui highlights

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Easily explore the area outside the Port of Tauranga during this guided tour that includes port pickup and drop-off. First visit a New Zealand kiwi orchard, and get the chance to taste the native fruit yourself. Catch sight of natural wonders such as Okere Falls, Blue Lake, and Whakarewarewa Forest before going to taste New Zealand honey at a local farm (time permitting).
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$127.50
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US$127.50

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights

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See the highlights of Rotorua on a full-day shore excursion from Tauranga. You’ll travel to one of New Zealand’s famed regions in the North Island, observing otherworldly landscapes and Pohutu Geyser at Whakarewarewa’s thermal springs. Visit Okere Falls at the Bay of Plenty; receive a traditional welcome at an authentic Maori village where you’ll watch a 'haka' (war dance); and view the Government Gardens, a historic bath house and more in Rotorua.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Explore Tauranga

Explore Tauranga

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Explore exquisite Tauranga in style, riding in a luxurious modern Mercedes tour-vehicle as you cruise from hilltop to seaside and sample along the way some of New Zealand’s finest honey and kiwifruit export produce. After learning about and tasting the delights of rural Tauranga this tour returns you to port comfortably, and contented - stopping at a scenic lookout to take in the natural beauty of the Bay of Plenty from above.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House

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Explore one of the North Island’s most impressive natural wonders and see the national symbol of New Zealand on this shore excursion from Tauranga. Walk through the caves to see stalagmites and stalactites before boarding a small boat to the incredible Waitomo Caves, filled with glittering glow-worms. Then visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House to learn more about the native birds. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$175.70
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4hr Tauranga Scenic History and Tasting Tour FREE Kiwifruit Tasting
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4hr Tauranga Scenic History and Tasting Tour FREE Kiwifruit Tasting

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Discover the history, scenery and delicious food produce of Tauranga on this guided tour. Take in stunning views of the area’s natural beauty, from Mount Maunganui to the sandy beaches. Visit important historical sites and discover the area’s rich local industries including kiwifruit and avocado produce. Taste delicious, locally grown fruit and meet the people behind these world-renowned industries.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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3hr Tauranga Sun-downer History Tour COMPLIMENTARY Wine or Beer
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3hr Tauranga Sun-downer History Tour COMPLIMENTARY Wine or Beer

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A tour of Tauranga city taking in the sights of early european settlements, the battle of Gate Pa, views of the harbour, local history and how Tauranga grew to be the city it is today. Finishes with a complimentary glass of wine or beer at The Clarence boutique hotel.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half Day Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise - Tauranga
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Half Day Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise - Tauranga

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Get a close-up view of some of New Zealand’s most beautiful marine life on this half-day dolphin-watching tour from Tauranga. As well as graceful dolphins, you’re likely to spot penguins, seals, whales, sharks, orca, and maybe even turtles. This is an ideal family activity, as the boat is small and your tour personalized. Learn about the marine environment from the crew, and also enjoy views of Mt. Maunganui and Moturiki Island.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Mount Maunganui and Rotorua Tour from Tauranga with Concert

Mount Maunganui and Rotorua Tour from Tauranga with Concert

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Explore New Zealand’s Maori culture, and marvel at geysers and mud pools beneath Mt Maunganui on this full-day Rotorua tour. Travel from Tauranga Port by coach with your guide and discover some of the North Island’s top attractions. Admire pristine beaches and million-dollar homes in Mt Maunganui. Visit the Kiwi 360 Visitor Centre to sample homegrown wine and fruit. Discover dense forests, shimmering lakes and rolling farmland, and immerse yourself in Maori culture in Rotorua. See bubbling mud pools and shooting geysers, and gain insight into traditional Maori crafts.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$172.50
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6hr Hobbiton Movie Set Tour - Departs Tauranga
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6hr Hobbiton Movie Set Tour - Departs Tauranga

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Experience all that Hobbiton has to offer free of time pressures on this full-day tour. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at how the movie set was created, and see one of the few film sets maintained long after shooting has finished. This tour is great for both diehard fans of The Lord of the Rings and those who just want to enjoy a unique day out.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$123.12
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Craft Beer Tour from Tauranga

Craft Beer Tour from Tauranga

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Spend the afternoon tasting the fruits of Tauranga’s craft beer boom with your friends – all without the risk of drawing the short straw and ending up the sober driver. On this easygoing tour around a handful of the city’s breweries and brewbars, sample a range of beers made in the region and even go behind the scenes at a local brewery to discover how they make their lagers and ales.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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6hr Rotorua Geothermal Wonderland Tour - Departs Tauranga
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6hr Rotorua Geothermal Wonderland Tour - Departs Tauranga

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Visit Te Puia home of the famous Pohutu Geyser. The largest geyser in the southern hemisphere. Your guide will take you on a tour of the natural bush, geysers and mud pools with a remarkable walk along the Te Whakarewarewa geyser terrace.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$125.12
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Private Tour Tauranga Highlights Shore Excursion up to 8 passengers

Private Tour Tauranga Highlights Shore Excursion up to 8 passengers

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See and do the best of Tauranga on this easy private shore excursion that is especially designed to make the most of a short time on land. Pick and choose from the included activities, such as beaches, orchards, and bushwalks, and add on some optional extras if you like. Receive personalized attention on a private tour for up to 8 people.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Best of Tauranga / Rotorua's Hidden Secrets - Private Cruise Excursion

The Best of Tauranga / Rotorua's Hidden Secrets - Private Cruise Excursion

Optional: Buffet lunch at Skyline Gondolas "Stratosphere" Restaurant with panoramic views See Mount Manganui's surf beach, island walk, water falls, geothermal activity, boiling mud & hot water pools. We take a short walk to beautiful Mototuriki Island. On this tour, you will see kiwifruit & avocado orchards, lakes district, lush farmland, native bush, and pine forest plantations as we pass through different regions. See and experience Rotorua's most famed hot spots and highlights as well as its hidden secrets as your tour guide takes you from place to place, I know the area like the back of my hand. A visit to Kuirau geothermal park, boiling mud, hot water pools, steam vents and visit a Maori ancestral house. A short walk through the enchanting giant 75 ft high Redwoods Forest. Explore Rotorua lake front and the wonderful Govt Gardens, Racheal's boiling hot water pool and an architectural gem, the Old Spa Bath House before return to Port Plenty to see and do on this tour.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$645.00
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Ex Tauranga: "Te Puia" Geysers - Rotorua - Private Shore Excursion

Ex Tauranga: "Te Puia" Geysers - Rotorua - Private Shore Excursion

Private tour: exclusive to your group only. After leaving Tauranga Port we tour downtown Mount Maunganui, a popular Kiwi holiday destination and it's stunning white sandy surf beach, voted best in New Zealand. Driving to Rotorua we pass through Kiwi fruit & avocado orchards, lush farmland, native bush, pine forest plantations and the scenic lakes district. New Zealand hinterland at its best. At Te Puia, see, smell & hear "Pohutu Geyser" the biggest geyser in the southern hemisphere, rumbling noisily as it erupts, steam and boiling water up to 100ft. Marvel at the display of bubbling mud & hot water pools in a steaming volcanic landscape! See NZ's iconic kiwi bird, pre-European Maori village, wood carving, and flax weaving. Optional: Experience a traditional Maori welcome, an entertaining cultural performance, and the fierce Haka. We explore Rotorua's lakefront, highlights, govt gardens, and historical architectural gem the Elizabethan Spa Bath House before returning to port.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$595.00
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Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House Group Tour

Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House Group Tour

A truly unique experience visiting the world-renowned Waitomo Caves. Experience a short boat trip to the Glow worm Grotto. Visit the Kiwi House in Otorohanga and try to spot the adorable flightless bird.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$2,151.00
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Ex Tauranga - Magical Hobbiton Movie Set - Private Shore Excursion

Ex Tauranga - Magical Hobbiton Movie Set - Private Shore Excursion

Fans of “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” will enjoy this private transfer service to the Hobbiton Movie set from Tauranga. It has been especially designed for cruise ship passengers, with port transfers and start times coordinated with ship arrival times. Get behind-the-scenes insight into the movies on the two-hour guided tour. Even travelers who haven’t seen the films will enjoy the fantastical set and the guide’s stories.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$590.00
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Exclusive Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga
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Exclusive Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga

This Rotorua Tour is designed for shore excursions from Tauranga. Clients can be picked up from local accommodation (within the Tauranga/Mt Maunganui/Papamoa area) &/or from the Port of Tauranga. We visit the Te Puia Maori Cultural Center for a welcome concert and tour through its extensive thermal grounds. The tour also covers a variety of different scenery en route and visits a working kiwifruit orchard and the Government Gardens. Pick up times can be adjusted to fit with cruise-ship arrival times
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$782.67
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5 hour Shore Excursion - Hell's Gate Geothermal Experience and Mud Spa, Rotorua

5 hour Shore Excursion - Hell's Gate Geothermal Experience and Mud Spa, Rotorua

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Combine all three of Hell’s Gate most popular experiences with this package. Take part in the guided or self-guided interactive geothermal walk before indulging in our geothermal mud and sulphur waters, experiencing the healing properties local Māori have been using for centuries. It’s a Rotorua experience you’ll never forget. Lunch not included (cafe on site) * Remember to bring your old swimwear and towel* Your swimwear and towels will have a sulphur smell to them after your experience and will need to be cleaned thoroughly. We recommend using old swimwear. The chemical makeup of our muds and waters will tarnish most jewellery, particularly silver. We recommend removing it and waiting 24 – 48 hours to put it back on. More information can be found on our FAQ page at https://www.hellsgate.co.nz/faqs
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  • 5 hours
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4hr Shore Excursion - History and Tasting Tour FREE Kiwifruit Tasting
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4hr Shore Excursion - History and Tasting Tour FREE Kiwifruit Tasting

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Make the most of your time at shore and explore the beautiful Tauranga Harbour during this half-day tour. Visit beautiful beaches, orchards, historical landmarks and more as you listen to engaging commentary from your guide about the history and culture of the region. You even get to sample local produce such as Manuka honey, kiwifruit, and avocado.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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6 hour Small-Group Rotorua Naturally Shore Excursion From Tauranga
"Great tour with Simon. He was very knowledgeable and took us to Rotorua, Redwoods and Māori village past Kiwi fruit"..."
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Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga
"Hannah and the team did a great job guiding us and being patient with me as it was my first time kayaking. Overall, I felt like I learned a new skill and would definitely recommend this experience to anyone who wants to try something new and cool!"..."
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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Tauranga 5.5 to 6 hours CTT-17 - TRG-17
"A bus driver and tour guide was great explanation for everything. Even though people don't remember stories exactly, everyone enjoy this place."..."
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Small-Group Bay of Plenty and Tauranga Tour
"Our guide, Jan, was knowledgeable and a good driver. She answered all questions. We were driven to mulsights and had the right amount time out of the vehicle to explore. I was disappointed that the excursion description said we would be visiting a bee farm. We didn't get to go but, Jan held her own honey taste testing lesson, which was great."..."
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Rotorua Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour Whakarewarewa 6.5hours Tour
"Maori guide walked us through his village and answered everyone’s questions, learned so much about Maori culture. Never felt rushed. Loved seeing the geothermal pools."..."
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Deluxe small group Cruise Day Tour, Rotorua, Tauranga & Mt Maunganui highlights
"The whole day was memorable, and although we have toured in this area before, this was a much better tour. It was relaxed, informative and allowed us to see the best of Rotorua. Our driver Kerry was friendly and very approachable and shared his vast store of information and experience of this wonderful region."..."
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights
"Jane was great! Our ship was delayed by 1.5hours - but the tour still accommodated all of us. Even with the compressed schedule, we were shown all the places, albeit a bit rushed(no fault of the tour). The knowledge of the guide was great!"..."
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Explore Tauranga
"With Jenny very informative tour.loved kiwi country tour. Could not believe all the science of growing kiwi fruit. Would have been nice to have been told what time to meet as we were ov er an hour waiting for others who had been told"..."
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House
"It was amazing to see the glowworms in the caves, particularly on the boat ride in the dark. We were also lucky to see a baby Kiwi bird that was only a few days old! It would be even better, if the vehicle's air conditioning were working!"..."
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4hr Tauranga Scenic History and Tasting Tour FREE Kiwifruit Tasting
"Russell was an excellent tour guide. We enjoyed the gardens and various stops around Tauranga. Kiwi tasting was a nice touch!"..."
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3hr Tauranga Sun-downer History Tour COMPLIMENTARY Wine or Beer
"Russell was a great guide, lots of interesting information, plenty of stops to enjoy views or historical sites and a good sense of humour. We had limited time in Tauranga and this was a great way to get to know a bit about the place and local history. Lovely pub at the end too."..."
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Half Day Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise - Tauranga
"What a great day out on the water! Brandon and Amy were such wonderful guides. It was a beautiful day and they took us further out onto the ocean than normal because of the calm waters; perfect conditions for sighting marine life. And sight we did! Flying fish, sharks, seals. But the highlight was a school of dolphins which we tracked for some time and finally caught up with. So many and so close to the boat! Jumping and competing with birds for food, then swimming alongside the boat. So much fun, and far beyond expectation. A great day in Tauranga; highly recommended."..."
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Mount Maunganui and Rotorua Tour from Tauranga with Concert
"Thanks, Kerry, for a wonderfully enjoyable and informative day tour. Arrow Tours was already at the front gate of the cruise port in Tauranga when the ship arrived. We only had four of us on the minibus due to others not being well. We travelled many miles, firstly through the Mt Maunganui area and then with stops along the way, firstly to Lake Tarawera, long ago formed by volcanic activity, where we had a 15-minute coffee break at the lake’s café with stunning views, and nearby the Blue and Green Lakes. We travelled to picturesque Rotorua with steaming sulphur geysers, where we were entertained at the Whakarewarewa Māori Village with their cultural stories and dance. Lucky to have a small crowd at our visiting time we were able to become more personally involved. Next was a lunch stop (lunch was buy your own) at a pleasant café where they served the best milkshakes ever😉. Our final stop was at the redwood forest. We had great weather on the day so we all enjoyed it immensely. Thanks again to Kerry for his great yarns and informative knowledge of his local area and the culture."..."
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6hr Hobbiton Movie Set Tour - Departs Tauranga
"Friendly, easy to find, full of helpful information. Really enjoyed the day! There is a little bit of walking on uneven ground but we are not particularly fit and had no issues. Beautiful scenery"..."
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Craft Beer Tour from Tauranga
"Excellent tour and excellent service by Katy. The other four people booked on the tour cancelled at the last minute which left only me to do the tour but it was still run. Katy was very good at making sure I didn't feel lonely. Good beers to taste."..."
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6hr Rotorua Geothermal Wonderland Tour - Departs Tauranga
"Loved the Te Puia cultural show and learning about the culture. Being able to actually see a kiwi bird was amazing."..."
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4hr Shore Excursion - History and Tasting Tour FREE Kiwifruit Tasting
"Wicked Wanders tour in Tauranga new Zealand. Hosted by Russell who was informative and genial. Great selection of city, beach and country sights and tastes"..."
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