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City & Waterfront Sightseeing Shore Excursion

by Cruise Shore Trips
per adult Price is NZ$89
Duration: 3h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees Print Voucher Print Voucher Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Scenic drive past Pilot Bay to extinct volcano—“The Mount”

  • Endless views across the Pacific Ocean from Marine Parade

  • Photo opportunity from the multi-level Minden Lookout tower

  • Discovery of Tauranga's beautiful & historic waterfront

  • Unique cultural experience at the local arts & crafts centre

Highlights

  • Scenic drive past Pilot Bay to extinct volcano—“The Mount”

  • Endless views across the Pacific Ocean from Marine Parade

  • Photo opportunity from the multi-level Minden Lookout tower

  • Discovery of Tauranga's beautiful & historic waterfront

  • Unique cultural experience at the local arts & crafts centre

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10:00 AM, City Sights Tour in English

Duration 3h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is NZ$89, taxes included

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City & Waterfront Sightseeing Shore Excursion

Activity Location

Tauranga

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Tauranga Port

    2 Salisbury Avenue Mount Maunganui,

    Tauranga 3116


Description

Take a break from your cruise and tour the sights of Tauranga and the surrounding area. Relax as your guide treats you to authentic North Island experiences, including scenic viewpoints, historic parts of Tauranga and even a local kiwi orchard.

Get picked up from your cruise ship and drive along Pilot Bay towards Mount Mauganui, an extinct volcano known by locals as “The Mount.” This magnificent outcropping is a popular holiday destination for Kiwis—at certain times of the year the population in the area can almost double. Next, drive along Marine Parade, a scenic stretch of road allowing you to admire the Pacific Ocean and the offshore islands of Major and Motiti.

Head across the harbour on the causeway, arriving in the historic heart of Tauranga, first settled by English missionaries in the 1830s. Drive past the preserved “Elms Mission Station”, once the site of the native Maori Pa (village). Drive west out of the city and witness views of the entire region from the Minden Lookout.

Continue on to a kiwifruit orchard where the guide will give you a short talk on this most iconic New Zealand fruit, perhaps while you enjoy a freshly made fruit ice-cream which can be purchased at the adjacent fresh produce shop.

We then board the coach for the short drive back over the harbour bridge to the ship.

Please note that the order of the tour may vary on certain days.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Tauranga

  • Entry to The Elms Mission Station House, Library and Gardens

  • Roundtrip transport to and from Tauranga port

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • Kiwifruit Orchard


Exclusions

  • Meals and drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary provided they do not occupy their own seat.

  • This tour is specifically designed for cruise ship passengers.

  • If you are not on a Cruise Ship you cannot do this tour

  • No meals are included, but you can buy freshly made fruit ice creams at the Kiwifruit Orchard visit


City & Waterfront Sightseeing Shore Excursion ratings based on 1 Verified Review

3.8 out of 5

10 Feb. 2017

This was a great tour of Tauranga in New Zealand. Our guide, Colin, was well informed, was dressed well, gave us a commentary of each place he took us to. We so enjoyed this few hours in this lovely part of NZ especially Mount Manganui.

A verified traveller

Australia