Shore Excursions - Private tour


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Activity Level



Other, Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes. Must advise age/height of children as car seats maybe required.

Friendly: Yes.
A mobility vehicle is available - the Mercedes Sprinter with 9 passenger seats, please advise at time of booking if required, otherwise passengers must be able to get in and out of vehicle

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent)

Port of Tauranga to Rotorua by a Private Guide

All passengers will be met with a Welcome Sign to identify myself to you. We take a scenic tour along the Pacific Coastline of Mt Maunganui before heading inland to pass through Kiwifruit Orchards. Continuing on we pass through part of the largest man made forest in the Southern Hemisphere on our way to Rotorua, we pass over the Kaituna River which is a Grade 5 Rafting River. The next stop is Te Puia, where you will see the largest natural geyser "Pohutu", boiling mud pools, kiwi birds, Pre-European replica Maori Village, weaving, carving and cultural concert. After leaving Te Puia, we take in the city sights including Government Gardens and Lake Front. If time permits we will visit the Blue and Green Lakes, Lake Tarawera and the Redwood Forest, before heading back to the Port of Tauranga via the Scenic Highway. Oh and we do make time for lunch, we have a variety of cafes to suit your taste. We will have you back at the ship at least one hour prior to sailing.


Pacific Coast Line
Kiwifruit Orchards
Kaituna River
Lake Rotoiti and Lake Rotorua
Te Puia Geothermal and Cultural Park
Blue and Green Lakes and Lake Tarawera (time permitting)
Redwood Forest
Government Gardens
Scenic Highway to Tauranga

**This tour is priced from 1 person up to 10 people, (please use drop down box) however, I can accommodate groups of up to 16 travellers. Please contact me before booking if your group is larger. **

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Port Gates, Salisbury Ave, Port of Tauranga

End location: You will be delivered back to the pick up point at least one hour prior to the ship sailing

Duration: 7 hours

We will meet you an hour after the ship docks


Car - 2014 Mercedes Sedan up to 4 passengers
SUV - 2013 Ford Territory Titanium up to 4 passengers
Mini Van - Mercedes Viano up to 6 passengers
Van - Mercedes Sprinter - up to 9 passengers plus wheelchair hoist
Van - 2010 Mercedes Sprinter - up to 11 passengers
Van - 2013 Mercedes Sprinter - up to 11 passengers
Van - 2015 Mercedes Sprinter - up to 16 passengers (leather seats)
All vehicles fully air conditioned, Car, SUV, Viano & 16 seater have leather interior

What’s Included

Other: Transportation and entry fees to Te Puia Geothermal Park

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 NZ - Lunch and any refreshments that you may require. Mastercard and Visa accepted at most places

What’s Extra

Other: Lunch and any refreshments that you may require

A Recent Review of this tour

Ann Norton was an excellent guide, both informative and personable. Her explanation of the history of the sites we visited were thorough and interesting. We recommend her highly and thank her for a wonderful experience in Tauranga!
Janet Greenberg

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