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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 Lord of the Rings movie set & Rotorua's geothermal wonderland Te Puia
A day exploring New Zealand with a private guide
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Tauranga tours Shore Excursion Private Tours Out and about the Tauranga area
Private tour of Katikati and Waihi
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Tauranga tours Shore Excursion Private Tours Rotorua - culture, gondolas and gardens!
Have fun and learn about Maori culture on a private tour of Roturua
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Tauranga tours Shore Excursion Private Tours Four in One Day Shore Excursion - Kiwifruit, Geothermal, Maori culture & natural hidden places.
A story that weaves together New Zealand's natural and social history through visits to extraordinary sites.
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Tauranga tours Shore Excursion Private Tours Tauranga Shore Excursion - History, culture & world leading conservation
You don't need to go far. The story is right here - New Zealand - its unique diversity and its innovative people.
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Tauranga tours Shore Excursion Private Tours Birds Birds Birds Shore Excursion - Discover the native birds of New Zealand
Locate and watch many unique New Zealand birds; learn of the threats to their survival and what we are doing in New Zealand
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Tauranga tours Shore Excursion Private Tours Hobbits & Geysers Shore Excursion - Hobbiton Movie Set, Maori Culture & Geothermal Wonderland
An in-depth experience including; the 'real middle-earth', amazing geothermal activity & Maori culture show.
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Tour in Tauranga, New Zealand:
"This was the highlight of our holiday to New Zealand, thanks to our guide Michael. We were treated as VIPs from start t,..." [more]
Kellie Manson - Jan, 2013   [view tour]
Tour in Tauranga, New Zealand:
"Excellent tour by a very friendly, knowledgable local. Went out of his way to get us to the first geyser on time. Very ,..." [more]
Michael Golbey - Mar, 2014   [view tour]
Tour in Tauranga, New Zealand:
"An extremely professional attitude. Jan knew the places that would be interesting, how to get there, and when to get th,..." [more]
Charles Sismondo - May, 2014   [view guide page]
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