Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town
Kid Friendly: Yes.
I can be wheelchair friendly provided there wheelchair is easily folded and there is another person to help.
Maximum travelers: 4
Gardens between Tauranga & Waihi with a private guide
For those of you interested in a garden tour of the local area, then this is the tour for you! We begin by a tour of the beautiful Katikati bird gardens encompassing several acres of delightful, mature landscaped gardens set on the edge of Tauranga's inner harbour with a blend of the formal and the informal, lily ponds, fountains and garden art. We then move onto the the Waihi waterlily gardens (seasonal) have evolved and enchanted for 60 years. Fifteen acres of mature trees, expansive lawns, lily ponds and a lake, fed by a gently meandering stream. Giant Oaks, liriodendrons, maples, liquid ambers, meta sequoias and swamp cyprus provide a dappled shade before heading through a path of native New Zealand flora. Time permitting we can also pop into the Te Puna Quarry Featured throughout the Park, are sculptures by local artists. The Quarry is now becoming popular as an exhibition area for outdoor art. The walking tracks are easy for the moderately fit. Plenty of opportunity for great cafe stops during the day
Pick up at Salisbury Avenue where the cruiseships dock. The gardens are outlined in the description (Water Lily Gardens are seasonal only) and all within 50 minutes driving time of the ship. The order may be changed and not all gardens are compulsory. For lunch/coffee stops we are spoilt for cafes and also a winery.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cruise ship port or your hotel
End location: I will return you to your cruise ship or hotel or anywhere else in the area as arranged by you
Duration: 8 hours
This is approximate only
Transportation is my BMW 750iL.
All transportation costs and my time as your tour guide
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 NZD - Entrance fees and lunch/refreshment stops
Entrance fees and all food & beverage stops