Port of Tauranga / Rotorua Day Tours

Cruiseship at port of Tauranga

Cruiseship entering Port of Tauranga

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Your cruise ship will berth at the Port of Tauranga, a beautiful scenic harbour located in the seaside resort of Mount Maunganui.

Tour options:

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Rotorua – Thermal Wonderland & Maori Culture
Rotorua Te Puia Geysers, Culture & Kiwis Tour
Hobbiton Movie Set & Rotorua Wonderland Tour
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Wai O Tapu Geothermal Wonderland Combo
Rotorua Sightseeing- Choose 3 Attractions
Rotorua – Hell’s Gate & Mud Spa
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Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Film Set Tour
Waitomo Glowworm Caves Experience Tour
Tauranga Sightseeing Tour

This area is fondly referred to as the heart of the Bay of Plenty. The name given by Captain James Cook, who circumnavigated New Zealand in the Endeavour in 1769–70. Cook was alluding to the region’s abundant resources. It is one of NZ’s best kept secret destinations. This area can offer you an extensive mix of sights and attractions, pristine white sandy beaches, walks, history, culture, fine food and wines. However the surrounding areas can offer even more. Your cruise ship chooses to dock at the Port of Tauranga as it is the closest port to access the unique geothermal activity and attractions in the city of Rotorua. Over the past few years the Hobbiton Movie Set has also proved to become another one of those iconic Must See New Zealand attractions which again is accessible from Port of Tauranga.

Things to Do:

If you’re wondering what else there is to do in the Bay of Plenty, check out our:

Things to Do in Tauranga or

Things to Do in Rotorua.

If you’re not looking for a guided tour then you may like to rent a vehicle and visit these attractions.

Are you looking for a fully escorted, friendly, knowledgeable tour company in New Zealand? Choose Zealandier Tours.