The guides Bruce and Irene are locals who have lived here for over 30 years.
Having travelled extensively throughout the world they understand the international visitor and this has helped them to achieve the Number One Rating on TripAdvisor in the region.
Enjoy being guided through the geothermal parks to see the best Geysers, mud pools and hot springs New Zealand has to offer.
We will share the Maori culture and legends with you as we tell you the stories of this amazing area.
Hear how the region evolved in a brief and entertaining way, from its volcanic origin to today.
As we drive to Rotorua view the farming, forestry and Kiwi fruit sectors, , and the importance of our export trade.
Specializing in Small Group Guided Tours.
We have two vehicles for you to choose from:
1. Van 9 seater fixed itinerary shore excursion to Rotorua
This is a comfortable 9 passenger seater van and Bruce your guide will give you a great day. This shore excursion is the most popular tour for visitors to our region and packs in the best highlights for a cruise ship day tour to Tauranga and Rotorua
Shore Excursions with a Day Tour of Rotorua:
2. Private Rotorua tour, 6 passenger vehicle
Irene your guide will custom design your Rotorua shore excursion and this has been very popular with people who want to pack more into their day with a personalized guide in a smaller vehicle.
Often four persons or family groups who are travelling together will book the day with Irene for their personalized shore excursion and tour.
Custom Regional Day tours from Tauranga offer you the choice of places and activities you would like to see and do.
Starting from the Port of Tauranga, you decide what you want to see, how long you want to stay at an attraction and when you want to move on to the next one.
Whether you want to experience Rotorua’s Volcanic Wonders and Geothermal Delights, explore the Movie location of Hobbiton (Lord of the Rings Movies) which can be combined with Rotorua or enjoy the local sights and shops in the Tauranga region we will custom design the shore excursion tour for you.
You choose the pace and attractions of what you want to see!!
Benefits: No waiting for other people just move on when you are ready for the next sightseeing option you want to visit.
Your experienced guide will manage to avoid the crowds (where possible)
Cost from NZ$700/day Includes vehicle and guide for 2-6 persons.
Note Entrance fees and lunch are additional, however we can offer discounted entrance fees at most sites
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Our shore excursions and custom guided tours around the Rotorua and Tauranga region can be designed for a solo traveller and private groups up to 15 persons by using both vehicles.
Just email us and we can design the perfect shore excursions for you and your party.
Guaranteed to get you back to your ship well before your sailing time!
This tour will depart from Salisbury Wharf Car Park, just outside the Port of Tauranga
Mon 9:00am to 9:00am
Tue 9:00am to 9:00am
Wed 9:00am to 9:00am
Thu 9:00am to 9:00am
Fri 9:00am to 9:00am
Sat 9:00am to 9:00am
Sun 9:00am to 9:00am