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Tauranga Shore Excursion: 6-hour Private Vehicle with Professional Guide provided by Shore Trips & Tours

Tauranga Shore Excursion: 6-hour Private Vehicle with Professional Guide

Tauranga Shore Excursion: 6-hour Private Vehicle with Professional Guide
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$1,120.00
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Free Cancellation up to 3 days in advance
About
See and do what you want at your own pace upon your cruise ships arrival at the Port of Tauranga. Book a 6-hour private tour vehicle with your own professional and friendly guide for a day out exploring Rotorua, Hobbiton or wherever else you fancy going.  No need to share with others, travel at your own pace and do what you want to do. This private tour is especially great for families or groups. Different size vehicles are available with a minimum of 6 hours hire. Your guide can book entry to attractions on your behalf (subject to availability) leaving you a worry free day to just enjoy the scenery and creating memories with friends and family.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
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: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
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: 9218P19
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional, knowledgeable and friendly dedicated driver/guide for 6 hours
  • Comfortable, air conditioned vehicle
  • Port pickup and drop off
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry fees to attractions and activities
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 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.
  • Ports:
  • Port of Tauranga Ltd, 2 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand
Additional information
  • We will allocate the most suitable vehicle for your group size and it won't necessarily be the one illustrated
  • All our vehicles are modern, air conditioned and comfortable tour vehicles
  • All passengers must have a seat. Children and infants can not travel on adult laps. Please ensure you book the correct size vehicle for your group
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional, knowledgeable and friendly dedicated driver/guide for 6 hours
  • Comfortable, air conditioned vehicle
  • Port pickup and drop off
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry fees to attractions and activities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 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.
  • Ports:
  • Port of Tauranga Ltd, 2 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • We will allocate the most suitable vehicle for your group size and it won't necessarily be the one illustrated
  • All our vehicles are modern, air conditioned and comfortable tour vehicles
  • All passengers must have a seat. Children and infants can not travel on adult laps. Please ensure you book the correct size vehicle for your group
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • 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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Shore Trips & Tours
    Stop: 6 hours
    Why not treat yourself and book your very own private driver/guide for the day. Explore the Bay of Plenty region on your own schedule. You will be travelling with one of the most experienced guides with Tauranga’s most experienced Shore Excursion operator. Get a group together, bring the family, or just treat yourself to your own private tour – you won’t be disappointed. Best of all – the vehicle is just for you and you travel at your own pace. Choose your own itinerary or simply get recommendations from our expert guides on the day. Please remember that the hire is for 6 hours, but you can extend your time with us if you wish. Attraction entry fees aren’t included in the rate, but we are happy to help pre-arrange your itinerary and book your attractions. If you are planning to visit Hobbiton then you will definitely need to book in advance – again we are happy to help with this. Within your 6 hour tour you could: • See the natural sights of Rotorua, including the stunning lakes, mountains and forests of the area. Visit the Redwood Forest, see the Blue and Green Lakes and Mt Tarawera. • Escape the crowds from the ship and explore Tauranga and the surrounding areas. Have a leisurely lunch by the beach or soak up the history and scenery of some of the local gorges. • Visit Hobbiton (entry fees additional) – the area’s most visited attraction. Here, Tolkein’s Middle Earth is bought to life! • See the geysers, Maori culture and unique landscapes of Rotorua’s geothermal valley (entry fees may apply). • Try out some of the other fun attractions Rotorua has to offer. Maybe you want to see Skyline Gondola and Luge, or the famous Agrodome Sheep Show. There’s Rainbow Springs to see native wildlife, or even mudbathing at Hells Gate. Remember attraction entry fees are not included. • Anything else you fancy! Check with us what is possible in the timeframe so that we can make your day amazing…   About us: Our team has been delivering world-class Shore Excursions for over 16 years. It all started with owner Ian - one man and a beloved Rolls Royce car. Today, the number of vehicles and tours has changed, but the philosophy hasn’t – every customer is treated like one of the family, and we will make sure you have an unforgettable day. We have over 100 years combined tour guiding experience so you know you are in capable hands (and if you’re lucky you may even get to travel with Ian – he still loves to get behind the wheel!). 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. And, we guarantee to have you back to the ship on time!
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Tosh R
Brisbane, Australia19 contributions
Great taste of Tauranga - Rotorua region
Feb 2020
Our kiwi guide Garry was very knowledgeable and personable proudly showing us the beautiful Mount Maunganui beaches, farms and the Rotorua geothermal area on our tour. Highly recommend this tour.
Written 5 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
IanH4043
Thanks for your review, we would love to be able to show you more but just a 6 hour time frame we are limited. Regards Ian
Written 16 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Beverly S
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Highly recommend
Dec 2019
There were only 2 of us on the tour so we got to tailor the trip just for us. We saw everything we asked to, and had plenty of time to enjoy it. We were lucky enough to see one of the geysers active. Great tour guide. He was easy to understand, spoke loud enough, and had a wealth of knowledge.
Written 7 January 2020
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IanH4043
Yes, we have a policy of taking passengers even when we have just two booked [we call them charity tours] as it costs us a lot more than the fee charged, but thats fine as on the days when we manage to fill up our small group tours then we get the payback. Need to look at the big picture in life, and please you had a great day.
Written 13 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Great Highlights if You Have Limited Time
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