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Shore Excursion: Tauranga Morning Highlights - with FREE lunch provided by Shore Trips & Tours

Shore Excursion: Tauranga Morning Highlights - with FREE lunch

Shore Excursion: Tauranga Morning Highlights - with FREE lunch
4.5
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$91.29
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About
Enjoy a taste of our home town with the most experienced Shore Excursion team in Tauranga. See gold-sand beaches, stunning hilltop views, kiwifruit orchards and historic sites - all finished with a delicious lunch of fish and chips. This interesting and compact smaller-group tour is perfect for those who want to get a feel for how this city ticks, and will get you to places you won’t be able to explore on your own. Our local guide will ensure a great morning on this popular local tour. About us: Our team has been delivering world-class Shore Excursions for over 16 years - we have over 100 years combined tour guiding experience so you know you are in capable hands. Travel in a modern, air conditioned vehicle with a passionate local as your host. We specialise in small groups to allow an intimate and personalised experience. Every tour is commentated from start to finish - we delight in showing off our little corner of the world. And, we guarantee to have you back to the ship on time!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9218P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Experienced and professional local driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Fish and Chip lunch at waterfront location
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • 4 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand Please meet the Shore Trips and Tours representative at the Shore Trips and Tours sign board situated just outside the port gates. Walk through the information marquee and out through the gates - a short walk from your ship.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a general sightseeing trip with a small amount of walking required
  • This tour is not suitable for user of mobility scooters or wheelchairs (unless very small collapsible ones) . Folding walkers/frames can usually be accommodated but passengers must be able to enter a minibus using the standard steps. You must advise us at the time of booking if you are bringing any mobility device - failure to do so may result in you not being able to take the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • A free fish and chip lunch is included consisting of one portion of fish and chips per person. Unfortunately there are no alternatives included. The lunch is not vegetarian or gluten-free friendly.
  • This tour runs with a minimum of 4 fare paying passengers. We will advise on the day if the minimum hasn't been met, and offer alternative options if necessary
  • Please purchase a ticket for all travelers in your group - including 'purchasing' a ticket for all infants. NZ transport law requires us to count all heads on board. One child or infant max per adult ticket.
  • This is a Pre Booked Tour Only!
  • No sales on the day of the Tour!
  • This tour is for passengers on cruise ships arriving into the Port of Tauranga
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 10am is the regular tour start time. This may be adjusted for early/late arriving ships. We will advise any time change at time of booking.
  • Please ensure you provide a contact phone number and/or email address that you will have with you and/or be checking whilst on holiday so any last minute tour time changes can be notified
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Inclusions
  • Experienced and professional local driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Fish and Chip lunch at waterfront location
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
Departure details
  • 4 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand Please meet the Shore Trips and Tours representative at the Shore Trips and Tours sign board situated just outside the port gates. Walk through the information marquee and out through the gates - a short walk from your ship.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a general sightseeing trip with a small amount of walking required
  • This tour is not suitable for user of mobility scooters or wheelchairs (unless very small collapsible ones) . Folding walkers/frames can usually be accommodated but passengers must be able to enter a minibus using the standard steps. You must advise us at the time of booking if you are bringing any mobility device - failure to do so may result in you not being able to take the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • A free fish and chip lunch is included consisting of one portion of fish and chips per person. Unfortunately there are no alternatives included. The lunch is not vegetarian or gluten-free friendly.
  • This tour runs with a minimum of 4 fare paying passengers. We will advise on the day if the minimum hasn't been met, and offer alternative options if necessary
  • Please purchase a ticket for all travelers in your group - including 'purchasing' a ticket for all infants. NZ transport law requires us to count all heads on board. One child or infant max per adult ticket.
  • This is a Pre Booked Tour Only!
  • No sales on the day of the Tour!
  • This tour is for passengers on cruise ships arriving into the Port of Tauranga
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 10am is the regular tour start time. This may be adjusted for early/late arriving ships. We will advise any time change at time of booking.
  • Please ensure you provide a contact phone number and/or email address that you will have with you and/or be checking whilst on holiday so any last minute tour time changes can be notified
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
A note from Shore Excursion: Tauranga Morning Highlights - with FREE lunch
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    4 Salisbury Avenue
    4 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand
    Please meet the Shore Trips and Tours representative at the Shore Trips and Tours sign board situated just outside the port gates. Walk through the information marquee and out through the gates - a short walk from your ship.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Mt Maunganui Main Beach
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    The Elms
  • 2
    Gate Pa Memorial Reserve
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    McLaren Falls Park
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Minden Lookout
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Hairy Maclary & Friends Tauranga Waterfront Sculpture
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Bencntr
Billings, MT5 contributions
Trustworthy company
Mar 2020
I really wish I could write a review for this tour that we had booked with Shore Trips in Tauranga. Unfortunately because of the Covid19 outbreak our ship turned around and headed back to Sydney at 9:30 pm the night before we were supposed to arrive in Tauranga! The morning that we should have been touring, I emailed the company and explained that our ship was not coming to port. They emailed me back right away and indicated that I would have a credit back to my card within a few days. I’m not sure that it even took that long. I know tour companies have different cancellation polices but some are still difficult to deal with and it can be a struggle to get your refund. Not this company! If I ever make it back to New Zealand, I will book everything I can with Shore Trips and Tours!
Written 17 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
IanH4043
Thanks for the review on our company and such a shame that you missed some of the excursions you booked with us. We are now in a very strange time for tourism not only in NZ but world wide. We spent that last week of March refunding ALL of our clients advance booking payments, which was quite a task as there were around 500 clients needing the refund. We are now all in lock down until the 28th April when we hope the restrictions we be eased. Who knows what the future holds but we do hope that at some point the cruise ships will come back to NZ [yours was the last i think] and that we can again show you our beautiful country. Regards Ian
Written 21 April 2020
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xedcon
1 contribution
Good tour
Nov 2019 • Couples
Was pretty good tour. Did not like time change an hour earlier after booking. Enjoyed tour and lunch. Would have liked quick stop to see kiwi/avocado orchard.
Written 11 November 2019
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IanH4043
Hi Edward, i have looked into the booking you made with us through the Viator web site. You are correct that we changed the start time by one hour. The tour you booked is the Morning portion of a full day tour [we offer clients the choice of the morning, the afternoon or the whole day. On this day the ship was departing early at 1630 sp we had to bring the program forward for all three tours by one hour, or else clients would have missed the ship, something that Shore Trips and Tours has never done in 18 years of business. We advised you of this change through the TripAdvisor message board which you confirmed you had received, but said you were not happy to start one hour earlier, as you had all day. That was the case for you taking just the morning program, but for those clients doing the full day tour we had to move the time to suit the ship. So sorry that you had to make an earlier start. If you wanted to see the kiwi fruit and avocado orchard then the full day program where these are included would have been a better choice, maybe one for next time. We see that you noted on the feedback form you gave the driver that you enjoyed the tour despite these issues. Regards Ian
Written 24 November 2019
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donna b
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada46 contributions
Excecellent tour, excellent value.
Mar 2019 • Couples
This 3 hour, 30 minute tour is an excellent alternative for cruise ship passengers who have already been to Rotarua. It was very easy to find our tour company just outside the port gates. Our driver/guide Colin was excellent. We enjoyed a brief tour of the port town, Mount Maunganui with a quick stop along the beach where we could dip our feet in the ocean before heading into Tauranga where we explored the Elms Mission Station House. The guide at the Mission, Judy, was wonderful and very passionate about preserving the Mission's history. Afterwards Colin continued with his informative commentary as we made stops at the Gate Pa, a Manuka honey shop and a Kiwi farm. The view of the Bay of Plenty at Minden Hills was spectacular. After the tour you still have time to explore the town of Mount Maunganui if you wish. Excellent value.
Written 21 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Donna, thank you for your comprehensive, five star review. We are pleased you enjoyed our Tauranga Highlights tour with Colin which as you say is an excellent alternative to wiling away a few hours rather than taking a longer trip to Rotorua or Hobbiton. Kind regards Kim
Written 24 March 2019
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Christine D
3 contributions
The Elms - well worth a visit
Jan 2018 • Couples
Having previously passed through Tauranga on our way to Rotarua I thought a short tour of Tauranga itself would be a good plan. I didn't have high expectations as it is not a big city but two places stood out - The Gate Pa Memorial and the commentary about the New Zealand wars, and The Elms Mission Station. Gate Pa gave a fascinating insight into pre-contact Maori culture and how important fighting for the land was for them. The Elms, by contrast, gave information on how tough Mission life was and what it offered to locals at that time. A stop off at a Manuka Honey shop was a nice little interlude and the honey flavours/ types on offer quite interesting.
Written 17 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Christine, thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed Tauranga's two key historical sites which really were the founding sites of the city we know today. Our guide - Colin who regularly does this tour has lived in Tauranga most of his life and is a wealth of knowledge about the area so a great tour for those with an interest in history. Thank you also for mentioning the honey shop which is a new addition to the tour this year which we are trialing to see if people enjoy it. Kind regards Kim
Written 22 January 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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