Tauranga Cruise and Tour
Tauranga Cruise and Tour
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
"Tauranga Cruise and Tour" is a boutique tour operator, specializing in highly rated private small group cruise ship day tours (1 - 4 People) and excursions from the Port of Tauranga to Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua, the heartland of New Zealand's active volcanic geothermal region and Māori culture. What you will see on tour- Rotorua's volcanic zone - erupting geysers - bubbling mud - surreal steaming landscape - carving - weaving - Māori culture - Kiwifruit orchards, farms, forests and lakes with an experienced local kiwi guide. I guarantee to return you back to your ship on time on board well before sailing hour. I have never missed a ship!
Tauranga, New Zealand

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433stewartp
Adelaide, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The day tour to the Te Puia Centre, Geysers and then onto Hobbiton was an experience we will never forget. Our guide was friendly, knowledgable and went out of his way to make sure we maximised our visit.
As we were in Tauranga as part of our Cruise, he worked in with our arrival and departure times to ensure we didn't miss our ship.
We would not hesitate to recommend this tour to anyone considering a trip to Tauranga, it gave us an opportunity to visit Rotorua and Hobbiton in the same day.
Written 16 February 2024
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Thank you for your review. A great combination tour to see both Hobbiton and Rotorua Geysers. It was a pleasure to show you this beautiful region of New Zealand.
Written 18 February 2024
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Morgan
Virginia Beach, VA29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We had an absolutely perfect day with Pat! It was amazing to hit two major highlights (Hobbiton and Te Puia) in one day. Pat was prompt, kind, informative and safely swift in getting us to both places (which most cruise-provided tours are not able to do!!) with ample time for a delicious lunch at Hobbiton and with heaps of time before sail away. We loved that we got to see the Kiwi (bird, at Te Puia), Kiwi (fruit, in fields that Pat took time to show and explain to us) all while getting to spend the day with such a great Kiwi (Pat himself!). We were thrilled with how the day was paced and planned out. We highly recommend placing your tour in the hands of this seasoned professional!
Written 21 January 2024
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Thank you for your review. It was my pleasure to show you this beautiful region of New Zealand. Best regards, Patrick.
Written 18 February 2024
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trophywest
Redding, CA807 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We took a day trip off our cruise to see the Canopy Tree Walk. It’s over suspension bridge with an easy hike of a little over a half mile. The views are great. It isn’t all that different a view compared to walking on the ground but a different experience. We caught lunch along the way then on to Te Puia for the geysers. The geysers are the largest in the southern hemisphere & worth seeing. We found the Maiori school even more interesting. They create wood carvings, jewelry, & clothing from their heritage. On our way back to the ship, we stopped by a spa that used the mud from the thermal mud posts to help treat arthritis. It was a great tour & worth the money.
Written 18 February 2023
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Thanks for the review, great to hear you all enjoyed your tour of our beautiful region. Best regards, Patrick
Written 26 February 2023
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Philip D
New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Patrick L was an excellent guide - enjoyed the Maori Village and the Spa visit
Pretty much similar to our pre-COVID trip in January 2020.
Saw a few new spots as well on this trip. Rotorua is a top spot to visit.
Written 14 December 2022
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Thanks for the review, nice to know you enjoyed your tour. Kind regards, Patrick
Written 13 January 2023
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SabLama
Auckland Central, New Zealand4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Walking on the man-made trails across the redwoods tree walking was exhilarating!
A must experience for visitors, both day and night.
My favourite was day walk as I could enjoy the tree trail in the natural light ❤️
Written 11 August 2021
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Jason Curay
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I had a wonderful tour off the cruise with this wonderful guy, Pat! The trip was full of information, he'll be there to pick you up, our trip started with the drive to Rotorua and we had a wonderful time there and it is such a fascinating experience to witness Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal, HUGE KiwiFruit farm, and beautiful sceneries(falls, rivers, mountain) on our side trips(For Instagram lol)! The Living Maori Village experience is unforgettable, you get to sing and dance with them and witness the famous "Haka". The Maori people are just like all New Zealanders(Kiwis) and the most friendly and inviting people I have been around. You will appreciate going around with Pat, such an amazing guy I would say. Worth it!!!
Written 11 November 2019
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Thank you, I am pleased you enjoyed your tour. There is plenty to see & do on this tour. I enjoyed showing your group this loverly region of New Zealand. Best regards. Patrick
Written 2 December 2019
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Tourist808
Honolulu, HI81 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
We booked the Private Waitomo Caves and Hobbitton with Tauranga Scenic Tours. Both tours are must dos! I’m a Lord of the Rings fan, so I really enjoyed Hobbitton.

Patrick told us how the kiwi fruit is grown, and pulled off the road so we could see a plant for ourselves,

We were lucky enough to see cherry blossoms in full bloom, and Patrick found some excellent trees for us to stop and take photos with. That was an unexpected surprise - how many cherry blossom trees are on the route to Waitomo.

We were a little pressed for time between our bookings for Waitomo Caves and Hobbitton, but we also spent more time in the gift shops than Patrick probably figured.

Patrick got us his discounted tour ticket rates and let us decide how to pay. He was very accommodating.

I would use him again if I were to return to Tauranga.
Written 29 September 2019
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Hi, thanks for the review. Glad you guys enjoyed your tour, I had a great day out as well. Wonderful time of the year to drive through the panoramic Waikato farming region on the way to Waitomo Caves & Hobbiton. We were lucky to see an amazing display of Cherry trees in full blossom. The flowering period lasts about 2- 3 weeks per year with a spectacular show of pink blossoms. A long busy day but worth the effort. Patrick
Written 10 October 2019
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megs8
Perth WA96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Pat was very knowledgeable and had a friendly personality so we all felt very comfortable with him. He picked us up from our ship and brought us back in plenty of time for sailing. We thoroughly enjoyed our day tour including our 90yr old mother who managed to walk around the Maori village with ease. Loved the mud and hot springs and had a delicious kiwi fruit ice cream at the Kiwifruit farm. Thanks very much Pat
Written 24 March 2019
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Thanks, Megs, great day with your group and your Mum, very impressed with her joining in and enjoying her tour. Pleased to know you all had a great day. Thanks, Patrick
Written 4 April 2019
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@Mozz
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Collected from the cruise ship by Pat visited a variety of local interests, visited the local surf beach ,a local kiwi fruit farm including a tasting and informative description of the workings of the farm, visited the water rapids included in this 6 hour tour was the Rotarua Maori village, hot springs etc Patrick was very very informative and the costs were half the price of the ship. A small bus and a lovely day was had by all Thank you Patrick
Written 25 February 2019
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Thanks, the weather was great, everything was looking its best and a wonderful opportunity to see our lovely Bay of Plenty region. Glad you had a nice day and enjoyed your tour. Cheers, Patrick
Written 26 February 2019
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mariajose c
Leon, Mexico5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
We visited Tauranga port in a Cruise so we had a short time but definetly worth it! We had a great time!!! Pat was super kind and excellent tour guide! We really enjoy our day at Rotura and Tauranga!
Written 7 December 2018
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Hi Mariajose, thanks for your review, it was a rainy day but your family group braved the weather and got to see our wonderful Tauranga, Rotorua region. I have a photo of your family group taken under the arch at Rotorua's Te Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village that I would like to send to you but don't have any contact address. Kind regards, Patrick
Written 18 December 2018
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