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Shore Excursion: Local Tasting Tour from Tauranga provided by Tauranga Tasting Tours

Shore Excursion: Local Tasting Tour from Tauranga

Shore Excursion: Local Tasting Tour from Tauranga
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Last updated: 7 Dec 2020
A note from Shore Excursion: Local Tasting Tour from Tauranga
Contact tracing of clients in practice for authorities, if needed
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Start your shore excursion with pick up from the Port of Tauranga and travel by minivan to nearby to the picturesque Karangahake Gorge. Your departure can be adjusted to accommodate variations in ship arrival time. Set off, traveling north through scenic countryside, toward a boutique winery located in the Karangahake Gorge. Receive a presentation about the vineyard and wine-making techniques before taking part in a wine-tasting session, accompanied by a sumptuous food platter. Then, hop back aboard your transport towards the wine Portfolio, home to the prestigious award-winning wines of Leveret Estate & Mills Reef Wineries. Here, sample more New Zealand varietals, learn about the island's terroir, and discover iconic wine-styles from the country. Finally, return to Tauranga for a delicious dessert and a cocktail at the boutique Clarence Hotel. The hotel stands within the walls of a beautifully-restored building which was formerly the historic Tauranga Post Office. We then return you to ship-side (or to local accommodation) via what we claim is the best beach in the Southern Hemisphere.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 17888P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Wine tasting • Driver/guide • Sumptuous shared platter • Dessert • Cocktail
Exclusions
Additional food and drinks not specified
Duration
6h 30m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We pick up from the Port of Tauranga, the Tauranga airport & local accommodation. At the Port of Tauranga we will meet you at the port gate; your name will be held up on a placard.
Airports:
Tauranga Airport, Tauranga New Zealand
Ports:
The Port of Tauranga
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Wine tasting • Driver/guide • Sumptuous shared platter • Dessert • Cocktail
Exclusions
Additional food and drinks not specified
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We pick up from the Port of Tauranga, the Tauranga airport & local accommodation. At the Port of Tauranga we will meet you at the port gate; your name will be held up on a placard.
Airports:
Tauranga Airport, Tauranga New Zealand
Ports:
The Port of Tauranga
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h 30m
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age is 18 years
Not wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Port of Tauranga Ltd
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Karangahake
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 3
    The Wine Portfolio Ltd.
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Tauranga
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Mt Maunganui Main Beach
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Kevin C
2 contributions
The Best Wine Tour we have ever been on includes Australian Hunter Valley and SA Barossa
Feb 2020
We booked the Tour through Trip Advisor rather than on the Ship We were met outside the gate at Tauranga at 10am as planned and returned the the ship before any deadline 4.30pm.Paul our host was brilliant he had great wine knowledge and was a character when we visited the first winery we had a food platter for 2 that was to die for along with the wine tasting and the second winery the wines host was excellent and to finish off we had a tour of Tauranga and a cocktail and a wonderful dessert at the newly renovated old Post Office
Written 6 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

elaineebrey
Papamoa, New Zealand2 contributions
Beer and wine tasting
My husband and I went on this tour around Tauranga Sept 2018, Paul our tour guide was absolutely fantastic, it was a great day, well recommended to everybody! Thank you Paul.... From Chris & Elaine
Written 29 September 2018
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Sandra W
Nanaimo, Canada115 contributions
Tauranga Wine Tasting from the Port of Tauranga
Feb 2018 • Friends
We booked a private Wine Tasting Tour with Paul Marston rather than a cruise shore excursion.The cost was similar to the cruise line but was for a longer day with food and wine included. Paul is an excellent driver and guide. We learned so much about the Bay of Plenty and surrounding area. We visited Mills Reef Winery for a most enjoyable tasting including a antipasto type platter. This was followed by a tasting at Leveret Estates where the sparkling wines that Judy poured were particularly enjoyable. Lastly, we traveled to the Karangahake Winery (I think formerly Ohinemeri Estate). A food platter and wine tastings were provided by Chantelle, the new owner of the winery. Along the way we stopped at a kiwi and a avocado farm. Paul was accommodating when our cruise ship schedule was altered. We highly rate this tour and would recommend it to others.
Written 28 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking the time to write a comprehensive & complimentary review. We're very pleased you liked your exclusive tour, which was a little different from our usual Local Tasting Tour. Paul very much enjoyed yuor company.
Written 1 March 2018
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Marie K
2 contributions
Worth every penny
This was a fantastic day spent with a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. The beer and wine were flowing as much as the laughter, would recommend this trip to anyone.
Written 28 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We're so glad you enjoyed your day with Paul & really appreciate your taking the time to write a review.
Written 1 March 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rik H
Cairns76 contributions
A bloody good day out
Nov 2017 • Couples
A personalised tour by this company saw just my wife and I and this extremely affable tour guide back after an illness. If this guy was ill then it didn’t show ,he was a great hoste and showed us a great time through breweries epwineries ,great lunch out to mention but a few. We couldn’t have asked for a better day out visiting the spots of Tauranga and Mount Maunganui.
Written 13 November 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for your review. We really appreciate your positive comments & are pleased the day was one you enjoyed. Paul loves sharing his enthusiasm for our local venues & products with interested & interesting clients whose company he appreciates!
Written 14 December 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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Excellent tour!
We had a wonderful day exploring the Waitomo glow worm caves, kiwi sanctuary and the countryside of the Tauranga ar
sheldon g
sheldon g
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Great tour to see Tauranga
The Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience tour was a lot of fun. Seeing geysers, boiling lakes and a Maori c
Robert W
Robert W
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Waitomo Caves and Kiwi House
We chose to book this tour via Viator rather than through Viking Orion. In fact Viking did not offer a true tour of
william f
william f
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Better than expected
The concert was entertaining and explained some of the Maori culture. The performers seemed to enjoy what they were
Robert C
Robert C
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Fantastic Tour
Bron, our guide, met us right at the port and took us to the Waitomo Caves and on the way pointed out local sights.
Jason W
Jason W
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Fantastic Tour
My Partner and I had two fantastic Days with Paul on the Tours. We went to Waitomo and Rotorua. Paul is a font of l
SuzieQ040
SuzieQ040
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Informative & great day tour option
Paul was friendly, polite & informative for our shore excursion tour. He was patient & considerate of everyone in t
pdanaher
pdanaher
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Excellent full day
We were met at the wharf and continued with a comprehensive history of the area. Along the way we visited a Kiwi F
GodfreyTravellers
GodfreyTravellers
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Excellent experience!
Fantastic tour - professional, friendly tour guide, great itinerary, brilliant activities, modern bus, small group.
Gabosto
Gabosto
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Fantastic day
We were met at port by Bron who was an excellent guide for the day. Her knowledge for of the local area was fantast
Jeri82
Jeri82
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Very informative, more facts than a typical tour
Bron provided more information about the area than many guides would have. She has lived in the area her whole lif
mokuluadrive
mokuluadrive
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Fun day, well organized for us.
Our tour guide was excellent and we loved the geothermal and Maori visits. There was one issue with this tour, and
Chiguy064
Chiguy064
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Great tour with an excellent guide
This tour was one of the highlights of our New Zealand Cruise and the credit has to go to Bronwyn. our excellent gu
Coley52
Coley52
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Paul was a great guide on our March 11 tour to Rotorua! We went to the Te Paui cultural center to attend a Maori c
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A Tour to Remember
We booked this tour for early March when our ship was to be in Taraunga however because of a cyclone we never made
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