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Tauranga Cruise and Tour

Tauranga, New Zealand
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About Tauranga Cruise and Tour
"Tauranga Scenic Tours" is a boutique tour operator, specializing in highly rated small group cruise ship day tours (1 - 8 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 Maori culture. What you will see on tour- Rotorua's volcanic zone - erupting geysers - bubbling mud - surreal steaming landscape - carving - weaving - Maori culture - Kiwifruit orchards, farms, forests and lakes with an experienced local kiwi guide. Return to Ship. I guarantee to return you back to your ship on time on board well before sailing hour. I have never missed a ship!
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SabLama wrote a review Aug 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand4 contributions2 helpful votes
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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 ❤️
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Jason Curay wrote a review Nov 2019
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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!!!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from patrick l, Owner at Tauranga Cruise and Tour
Responded 2 Dec 2019
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
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Tourist808 wrote a review Sep 2019
Honolulu, Hawaii61 contributions14 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from patrick l, Owner at Tauranga Cruise and Tour
Responded 10 Oct 2019
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
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megs8 wrote a review Mar 2019
Perth WA96 contributions44 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from patrick l, Owner at Tauranga Cruise and Tour
Responded 4 Apr 2019
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
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@Mozz wrote a review Feb 2019
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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
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from patrick l, Owner at Tauranga Cruise and Tour
Responded 26 Feb 2019
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
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