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Tauranga Shore Excursions

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Experience Tauranga through the eyes of a local private guide! Browse our tour 'suggestions' - each can be customized just for you.

Shore Excursion Tours

Tauranga Private Shore Excursions

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Experience a flexible shore excursion tour of the Tauranga region with a friendly personal guide from ToursByLocals. Your private guide knows the Bay of Plenty area as only locals do, and is eager to give you an unforgettable tour that reflects your travel interests.

Tauranga is your entry point to New Zealand's geothermal district at Rotorua, where you can see incredible natural phenomena, including the Pohutu Geyser, which blasts 30 meters skyward 20 times a day.

See the major attractions that interest you, and make the most of your time ashore. Benefit from your private guide's familiarity with local best-kept secrets and off-beat spots, including spectacular viewpoints around the Bay of Plenty, a remarkable gold mine and fine wineries.

Book a Tauranga shore excursion tour offered by ToursByLocals. Ask your personal guide about customizing your private tour to include exactly what you want to see and do. Go global — tour by local!
Tour Guide Legal Requirements
In New Zealand there is no requirement for a guide to have a license to give tours.

However, if the tour guide is also the driver, then they are required to hold a Passenger Service License and have a Private Hire Registration.

The driver must hold a Passenger Endorsement and must also complete a log book, and must record all work time. Drivers must not exceed the allowable work time.

The vehicle must hold a Certificate of fitness (CoF)

Some rental vehicles are not suitable as Passenger Service vehicles due to the narrow aisle space, seating arrangements and lack of cargo barriers. Most rental company contracts forbid the vehicle being used in a passenger service. report error

All ToursByLocals guides have met our ToursByLocals Guide Requirements which includes warranting that they can legally give the tours they offer.
Deboarding Requirements
With a valid passport, citizens of many countries do not require a visa to enter New Zealand.

Visit the New Zealand Government Website for more details.

Tauranga Shore Excursion Tours

Tauranga tours Shore Excursion Private Tours Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua Thermal Wonderland Combo
This tour is for all the Lord of the Rings fans. An all inclusive packaged tour
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Tauranga tours Shore Excursion Private Tours Rotorua Combo Tour
Wai O Tapu Thermal Wonders and Agrodome Sheep Show
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Tauranga tours Shore Excursion Private Tours Rotorua/Taupo
Spend the day in Rotorua and Taupo with a private guide
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Tauranga tours Shore Excursion Private Tours Wai O Tapu Rotorua's Thermal Wonderland
Geothermal fantasy and Maori Culture Combo Tour
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Tauranga tours Shore Excursion Private Tours Shore Excursions
Port of Tauranga to Rotorua
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Tauranga tours Shore Excursion Private Tours Geothermal Delights Rotorua
Wai-o-tapu Geothermal Wonderland
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Tauranga tours Shore Excursion Private Tours Discover The Bay Of Plenty "The Best of Town and Country"
An Inspiring Scenic Journey of Discovery Through This Bountiful Region
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Tour in Tauranga, New Zealand:
"Jan was very knowledgeable and we saw a lot in a short amount of time."
Elizabeth Thornton - Dec, 2014   [view guide page]
Tour in Rotorua, New Zealand:
"Jan was an excellent tour guide. She was very knowledgeable about the area and the Maori culture. Our group always enjo,..." [more]
Alma Sventickas - Feb, 2015   [view guide page]
Tour in Tauranga, New Zealand:
"very happy with Julie..good and direct driving which allowed us to see more than we expected I would use her again"
Gregg Heckman - Jan, 2013   [view guide page]
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  • It's more affordable than you might think. Our pricing is per-tour NOT per-person so if there are 3 or more in your group, you'll probably pay less than if you took a big bus tour.
  • Every tour is private. Your guide will spend time only with you and the people you're traveling with.
  • Go at your own pace. See as much as you can or slow things down to a saunter. With your private guide, your day is flexible.
  • Benefit from a local's knowledge. Access more intimate, out of the way spots that have never seen a bus tour.
  • Every tour is customizable. See the sights YOU want, try the food YOU crave, learn about what interests YOU the most.
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