Tauranga Cruise Tours


Tauranga Cruise Tours

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Tauranga Cruise Tours

​• Looking for a Cruise Ship shore excursion that will show you the best of the sights in this region? • Can you get all this at a reasonable cost? • Yes with Amazing Day Tours come and join us for the day and let us share our amazing region with you.

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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.

  • You will view the beautiful scenic lakes, beaches and country side, cities and small towns along the way and be personally guided
  • to the most outstanding scenes and sights available.
  • Costs are reasonable and often a lot cheaper than the cruise ship tours which hire 50 seater coaches.
  • In a small group you will be navigated around to avoid many of the large crowds.
  • See more sights and enjoy more experiences in your day with your small tour group
  • We will be with you every step of the way to ensure you get the best from your day in our slice of paradise to make this a highlight of your New Zealand Holiday experience.
  • We guarantee to get you back to your ship well before your sailing time.

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:

  • Our most popular shore excursion from Tauranga showcases the main attractions within Rotorua, including the geothermal scenic site and Maori culture at Te Puia in Rotorua.
  • At Te Puia you will see the best Geyser in New Zealand, boiling mud and other geothermal activity.
  • Delight in the Maori Welcome and cultural performance
  • (an experience not to be missed)
  • View the Maori village, the Carving and weaving demonstrations and a Kiwi bird enclosure.
  • Enjoy the scenic drive, sights and beaches of Tauranga and lakes of Rotorua.
  • Hear the story of the Kiwi fruit industry and other industry in the region.
  • Learn how the region ticks and why with its mild climate it is one of the fastest growing and most desirable areas to live in New Zealand.
  • A great day to see our region in 6 to 8 hours depending on your ship arrival and departure times.
  • We will pick up and return you to the Tauranga wharf where your ship is docked
  • You will be back at your ship often with time to browse the local Mount Maunganui township, which is only a short walk from the port gates.
  • Cost for the day tour
  • NZ$160 per person (US$117 approx) includes all entry fees.
  • Note lunch is at your cost at a very reasonable priced Café with great lake views.

2. Private Rotorua tour, 6 passenger vehicle

  • This is a comfortable vehicle for 2 to 6 persons
  • The van can be hired for two to six persons.

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!


Tauranga Cruise Tours


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