Tauranga's Best Private Cruise Ship Day Tours

Port of Tauranga - New Zealand Tours To : Rotorua Geysers - Hobbiton Movie Set - Waitomo Glowworm Caves



Why Tauranga Cruise and Tour?

We are a friendly, professional, safety conscious tour operator Tauranga Cruise and Tour, New Zealand is a boutique private tour operator. (1-8 people) We specialise in charters & small group shore excursions, for cruise ship passengers & other adventurers.

Why Tauranga Cruise and Tour?

We are a friendly, professional, safety conscious tour operator Tauranga Cruise and Tour, New Zealand is a luxury boutique private tour operator specializing in shore excursions for cruise ship passengers & other adventurers for small groups of 1-4 people. Over the last few years, we've been continually recommended for our service, excellence and outstanding value. This year is no different – and we’d like to take an opportunity to show you this beautiful region of New Zealand

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Shore Excursions Designed for Tauranga Cruise Ships Visitors



Tauranga - Rotorua: Te Puia Geysers. 6 hrs

The heartland of Māori Culture. See boiling mud & steaming hot pools. Marvel at 'Pohutu' geyser as it erupts up to 100ft. The largest active geyser in the Southern Hemisphere. See Māori warriors perform the fierce war dance the "Haka"



Tauranga - Rotorua: Redwoods Canopy Tree Walk & Te Puia Geysers. 7 hrs

Majestic and magical. The World's Longest Living Tree Walk, 700 meter's. 28 bridges.27 platforms. At "Te Puia" see Pohutu geyser erupting up to 100ft. Boiling mud & hot pools.



Tauranga - Rotorua: Polynesian Spa Pools & Te Puia Geysers. 7 hrs

Spoil yourself. Soak in these relaxing mineral pools. Voted in the top 10 Spa pools in the world. We explore Te Puia Geysers geothermal park. A steaming volcanic landscape.



Rotorua - Te Puia Geysers & Wia O Tapu Geothermal wonderland.

A spectacular showcase of New Zealand's two most colorful geothermal parks, erupting geysers, boiling mud and hot pools.



Tauranga - Rotorua: Skyline Gondola & Te Puia Geysers. 7 hrs

Jump on board the Skyline Gondola and experience the breathtaking views of Lake Rotorua, & city & explore Te Puia geothermal park.



"Hobbiton Movie Set" & "Te Puia Geysers" Rotorua. 8.5hrs

Visit Middle Earth. The enchanting world of J.R.R Tolkien’s famous stories. At "Te Puia" Rotorua - see erupting geysers, boiling mud & hot pools.



Tauranga - Rotorua: Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village. 6 hrs

Unique geothermal Māori village where for centuries the villagers have lived amongst a steaming volcanic landscape. See boiling mud, hot water pools.



"Hobbiton Movie Set" A Visit To Middle Earth. 6 hrs

Do not miss this opportunity to experience this amazing tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, only seen in New Zealand. Even if you haven't see the movies or read the books you will love it.



Best of Tauranga & Rotorua's Hidden Secrets. 6 hrs

See and experience Tauranga & Rotorua's hidden secrets with your very own tour guide. We stop for a delightful lunch with breathtaking views from Skyline Gondola's Market Café.



Tauranga - Waitomo: Ancient Luminescent Glow-Worm Caves. 7hrs

See the natural wonders of these deep, ancient underground caves and stream, filled with Glow-Worms, stalagmites & stalactites. An awesome experience.

Please Note: Admission fees and meals are additional costs.
An “all inclusive” tour price including admission fees can be customized for each tour (advise numbers). For more questions, check out our FAQs

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Our Unique Combination Designer Tours

Explore amazing Rotorua, New Zealand's top tourist destination, one hours drive from Tauranga and heartland of New Zealand’s geothermal activity & Maori culture or maybe a guided tour of the magical Hobbiton Movie Set. Some of the awesome sights you will experience on your tour. Erupting geysers, boiling mud, steaming hot pools, stunning scenery, scenic lakes, the beautiful Redwoods Forest, visit a kiwifruit orchard or soak in hot mineral spa pools. Full audio commentary of New Zealand history, economy and things of general interest during your tour.

Why Choose a Private Tour or Charter

It's Your Day, We Do It Your Way. Don’t like the big noisy crowds and waiting for other passengers on the big tour buses? We go where the big coaches can’t go or won’t go. Are you a family group or a group of friends and prefer to tour exclusively and enjoy the company and privacy of the people you know? Let our professional tour guide take you on a wonderful shore excursion to experience our most famous hot spots and highlights as well as its hidden secrets as your very own driver takes you from place to place. Tauranga Cruise and Tour is the right choice for you.

Meet Your Guide

Hi, my name is Pat and I am the owner of Tauranga Cruise and Tour and 8 years experience as a tour guide. I specialize in friendly & fun, small group tours for cruise ship passengers and other adventurers. I am very familiar with New Zealand's rich history including the arrival of Maori and the settlement of the European, the NZ economy and things of general interest which are part of my audio commentary. I love answering your questions. I will show you the best tours and hidden secrets of this beautiful region, the Bay of Plenty.

Relax and Enjoy

My vehicle is safe, clean, comfortable and has passed stringent Certificate of Fitness inspection by NZ transport Authority as safe passenger service vehicles. In addition, I hold a NZ Passenger Service License.

Cozy and Spacious

Book your tour with confidence.Your tour vehicle is a luxury 4 seat plus tour guide/driver Nissan Elgrand with plenty of space to relax and enjoy your tour.

Worry free guarantee to have you back to your waiting ship on time on board well before sailing away. I have never missed a ship!

To avoid disappointment, book your tour early.


From the people that know

"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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