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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Small-Group Bay of Plenty and Tauranga Tour
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Small-Group Bay of Plenty and Tauranga Tour

By Zealandier Tours
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Ages 0-99, max of 18 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Free Ice cream
  • Enjoy tea/ cofee and freshly baked muffin at cottage cafe.
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - Gate Pa Memorial Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Minden Lookout
  • Entry/Admission - McLaren Falls Park
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Maunganui


Start:
  • Salisbury Avenue & The Mall, Salisbury Ave & The Mall, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand
    Departure Point: Outside the Port of Tauranga main pedestrian gate. We will be standing on the grass under the flagpole with a name board. Dressed in uniform of black trousers, white shirts signed with Zealandier Tours and maybe some orange apparrel.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6050PRTTRGTRHD

    • Please wear comfortable clothing, walking shoes
    • Please bring sun protection
    • Pricing is per person
    • There is some walking involved - optional
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • You'll start at
      Salisbury Avenue & The Mall
      Salisbury Ave & The Mall, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand
      Departure Point: Outside the Port of Tauranga main pedestrian gate. We will be standing on the grass under the flagpole with a name board. Dressed in uniform of black trousers, white shirts signed with Zealandier Tours and maybe some orange apparrel.
      See address & details
    • 1
      Mount Maunganui
      Stop: 10 minutes
      See details
    • 2
      Tauranga City Council
      Stop: 15 minutes
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    • 3
      Tauranga
      Stop: 5 minutes
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      Pass by
      The Elms
    • 4
      Gate Pa Memorial Reserve
      Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
      See details
    • 5
      Minden Lookout
      Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
      See details
    • 6
      McLaren Falls Park
      Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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    • 7
      Kiwifruit New Zealand
      Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
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    • 8
      Mount Maunganui
      Stop: 5 minutes
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    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Zealandier Tours
      335
      Tauranga, New Zealand
      Joined in May 2012
    • jmacch
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Day excursion in Tauranga
      My wife and I along with another couple recently visited Tauranga, New Zealand on a cruise vacation to the south Pacific. While there, we took this day excursion to the Maori village. This endeavor was very interesting to see the native rituals of this beautiful New Zealand area. We enjoyed our time and would recommend this excursion.
      Written 13 April 2024
    • Angelam287
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Tour great / company not so much
      I thought the tour was awesome - guide was amazing. My issue is with the tour company. My husband wasn’t feeling well the night before - I sent an email stating my husband was not feeling well - I never heard from them. The tour was scheduled for March 29th which was Easter weekend. I emailed them on March 28th and again on March 29th following the tour. Telling them it was an amazing tour and passed them for some consideration. I heard back from them April 2nd, telling me to file a claim with my travel insurance, for last minute cancellations. I emailed back and explained it was not last minute - it was the night before. NO RESPONSE. Since my friend and I still went on their tour, I thought some consideration could have been given. Especially since they waited 3 days to respond to me.
      Written 9 April 2024
    • 917oliverl
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The Māori village
      The tour was very interesting. Rolf was a great tour guide. He was very knowledgeable, courteous, and he had a great sense of humor.
      Written 7 April 2024
    • julz1122
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best experience
      This tour was amazing, our favorite place in New Zealand. We saw so many things and learned about the Māori culture, saw giant redwoods, kiwi and had the most amazing tour guide, Don't miss it!
      Written 31 March 2024
    • jacquesdegreve
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Gaining insights in Maori culture and New Zealand
      This was an excellent trip with several places visited. The overall guide for the trip and on the bus (Jan) was knowledgeable. The local guide in the Maori village was also OK.
      Written 28 March 2024
    • M9659ZIdianad
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      What a great day out for a taste of countryside and culture!
      Great day out, saw lots of countryside and local sites, lovely to taste the different varieties of kiwis in the middle of a redwood forest! Whaka Māori village was brilliant, lovely to share the culture.
      Written 26 March 2024
    • JohnnyMoAU1
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic Day!
      John was an amazing driver and tour guide, and all 6 of our stops were fantastic, especially the thermal Maori village of Whakarewarewa!
      Written 24 March 2024
    • 5ginnym
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great shore excursion
      We had a wonderful day with Stephen. He gave us so much information about New Zealand and the Māori culture. The geothermal landscape was fascinating.
      Written 13 March 2024
    • wisepeople1
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day out! Polynesian Spa Rotorua and Te Puia Maori Cultural Centre
      We arrived by ship, we booked Zealander tours ourselves. We were advised where to meet and as promised, they were there to greet us. Our guide Steve was a really nice guy full of lots of info along the way. Steve had a great sense of humour and we had a lot of laughs. The Te Puia Maori Cultural Centre was a great experience, the geysers were a sight to see, amazing geothermal park. Great talk on the Maori history. Then onto the Polynesian Spa. We had Deluxe tickets, so got sat in some beautiful natural mineral baths and gaze over the lake. Steve bought us our lunch, arranged a pick up time and was there at the agreed time to pick us up, we had plenty of time in the pools. As we were ahead of schedule, he took us to some additional places. We saw the Redrock Treewalk and he took us to an area with beautiful waterfalls. On the way back to the ship we were keen to see Tauranga's beach area on opposite side of the port. Steve was more than happy to take us there. Absolutley beautiful beaches , cafes bars etc. Unfortunately being on a cruise, only one day here. Steve made sure we were back in plenty of time to board the ship. Five star experience with Steve. Excellent day! Thanks Steve!
      Written 12 March 2024
    • jarydr2016
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous day Off Cruise ship
      Very happy with this trip. Our driver Duncan? was great and very good value for money. Bus ride was excellent - even in the rain and really enjoyed Māori village. Would recommend to all.
      Written 11 March 2024
    • F2894HHashleyb
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very Disappointing
      We were very disappointed with this tour. Our first stop was at a kiwi farm where we took a couple pictures. We never saw any waterfall as the description states you will. Okere Falls, was the next stop. The redwood forest was absolutely stunning, however there was no time for a "short stroll". We were there long enough to use the restroom and back in the car we went. Again, there were no waterfalls seen on this trip as it states multiple times that you would. We did not stop for lunch "beside Lake Rotorua". We were actually dropped off at some food court in the middle of a not so great area. There were homeless people everywhere. In fact we witnessed some stealing shoes while we were there. This was not a tourist site. I would never have stopped there nor let any one from out of town stop there either. This was a very poor decision. We then went to the Maori village, which was cool, but the group was so big that you could not hear the guide what so ever. Then making our way back to the town/ship, the driver decided he would take us along the coast to take pictures at the beach. As he was making his right hand turn, we were nearly T-boned. After taking pictures for 2 minutes at the beach, as we were backing out of the parking stall, the driver nearly backed into another vehicle. Over all this was not a good tour. We could not wait to get back and out of the car. The 90 minutes in the Maori village was the longest we were out of the car the entire day. The tour was supposed to be 7.5 hour, which turned out to be only 6 hours (thank god). I would highly suggest visiting the redwood forest, but do not do it with the tour. You will not have time to enjoy it. I wouldn't suggest doing this tour period. This was not a "worry free excursion" again as the description states. I reached out to the owner for a refund which she refused to do.
      Written 8 March 2024
    • Y8193ARjanets
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best excursion
      The best way to travel to Rotorua and learn about the history, culture and land. Jon our tour guide was excellent. Special day.
      Written 1 March 2024
    • David L
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great way to see Tauranga
      We lucked out getting Steven as our guide for this tour. He was calm , pleasant , and even had surprises for us. We stopped at a kiwi orchard, and after explaining the basics of kiwi crops, he gave us packets of dried kiwi. Along the way we also sampled fresh kiwi and manuka honey. Steven shared history and all kinds of information as well as answered our questions. A stop at a geothermal village for lunch, a tour, and a performance added to this memorable tour. What a great day!
      Written 23 February 2024
    • bob2015144
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      WOW a real gem of a trip
      WOW a real gem of a trip A tour by Zealandier Tours was a great experience from start o finish Collected at the port and returned to the same spot in plenty of time to re board the ship. There were a few stopping points on route to the live Maori Village Kiwi Farm / The forest then onto the village were the experience goes up a notch to see how the people live by using the natural facilities the area provides is nothing short of amazing, I wont detail it all as future travellers need to have the surprises that will come there way, so f you choose this trip sit back relax and enjoy THANK YOU ALL AT ZEALNADIER TOURS
      Written 19 February 2024
    • Lauri2951
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Visit to Rotorua and the Whaka Living Maori Village
      Jan was exceptional! This was one of the best excursions that I have been on!! If you are on a cruise in New Zealand this is the one to sign up for!! Kia Ora!!
      Written 18 February 2024
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    eulea
    Seaton, IL37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Couples
    Tauranga is a beautiful, productive area. Jan, our guide, was quite good, knowing so much about all aspects of the towns and rural areas we traveled through. The bus was comfortable and the ac worked well. As it was a hot, sunny day that was greatly appreciated by all.

    The tour included the resort homes of the wealthy, homes for we regular people, farming, mountain areas. We went to the site of the Battle of Gate Pa. Wish we’d had more time, but Google will fill in the gaps. Also to a wildlife park. The Maori culture is greatly respected in all of New Zealand as evidenced in each city we visited, including here.

    Treats were given several times as we traveled. That’s always good. In all, the tour was well worth it.
    Written 30 January 2024
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    Michael S
    Cairns, Australia9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Couples
    I picked this tour for our cruise visit. We were met as advised near the port entrance. Our driver, Adrienne took our small group on this lovely tour, she gave us an informative commentary about Tauranga and surrounds. The waterfall visit was a beautiful walk through lush forest with beautiful tress and ferns along the way. There are 16 steps at the falls if you want to make it a round trip but if you can't just turn around and go the back the way you came, it's much the same. My friend with a walker was able to negotiate the steps with a little assistance. After coffee and a huge muffin (included) it was so nice to taste the kiwifruits and local honeys as well. I recommend this tour, it was great fun and good value!
    Written 26 December 2023
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    oldscholarNT
    Darwin, Australia22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a fantastic day. Highly recommend this day excursion to you all. The driver/tour guide was a very informative, friendly and entertaining bloke. The complimentary coffee and muffins (huge) were delicious 🤤. The views and locations were gob smacking 😮. We took some ripper pics. Absolutely loved the honey and kiwi 🥝 tasting. Oh and don’t forget to enjoy the Hokey Pokey ice cream too.
    Written 27 December 2023
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    Eric N
    Merritt Island, United States7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Couples
    Excellent tour .. absolutely the best value for money. Jan is so knowledgeable . Very interesting and full day .. unexpected snacks and premium coffees.
    Jan is very customer oriented. Tour is 100% designed for cruise passengers .. Guaranteed to be back on time .

    E&J
    Written 19 February 2024
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    Paul D
    Malpas, UK10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023 • Couples
    Phillip greeted us and was very friendly. Our bikes had been prepared and we were ready to go. Phillip was very helpful with information about where to go and how far different places were. This was helpful as we were off a cruise ship and needed to be back to catch the shuttle bus in time. Would highly recommend this bike hire shop.
    Written 2 February 2023
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    Tranos_63
    Clermont-Ferrand, France23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Steve made a wonderfull job.
    We highly recommand this tour and this guide.
    The tea break was very nice and delicious.
    Thank you very much !!!
    Written 29 January 2024
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    Jane C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Couples
    Great overview of a beautiful town. Jan C was one of the best tour guides ever! Went out of her way to make sure we had a good experience.
    Written 27 January 2024
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    ross m
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Couples
    Very good easygoing tour with a great driver and guide. Good way to see some of the local area and would recommend this tour to any cruise passengers. Very comfortable coach with reliable driver.
    Written 13 January 2024
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    ChristineLD
    Perth, Australia61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2020
    Thanks Steve for a great trip around Tauranga. We really enjoyed our ice cream too. It was very easy to find the tour from our cruise ship.
    Written 11 March 2020
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    DayTrip814846
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Couples
    Fabulous small group excursion - wonderful guide - Jan- so friendly and knowledgeable - thoroughly enjoyed - thank you
    Written 29 March 2024
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