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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Explore Tauranga

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icon4 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English


Explore exquisite Tauranga in style, riding in a luxurious modern Mercedes tour-vehicle as you cruise from hilltop to seaside and sample along the way some of New Zealand’s finest honey and kiwifruit export produce. After learning about and tasting the delights of rural Tauranga this tour returns you to port comfortably, and contented - stopping at a scenic lookout to take in the natural beauty of the Bay of Plenty from above.
  • Clearly hear our professional guides’ live commentary; audio headsets provided
  • Learn the history and geography of majestic Mount Maunganui; and beach
  • Entrance fees included to Kiwifruit Tasting and Vine Tour Honey Tasting
  • Our air-conditioned minivans stop for a tour of historic Elms Mission house
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Live commentary on board
Local guide
Professional guide
Sightseeing Tour
Round-trip shared transfer
Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes Sprinters
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

1 The Mall, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand

Once your disembark your ship you can make your way towards the information center. Once you pass through here you will head towards the Port Gates. As you exit the gates a member of our team will be there to greet you with your name on a name sign. Look out for those wearing a blue striped shirt

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Royale Cruise Ship Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

  • "It is a good way to visit Tauranga area when you only have few hours before to go back on the ship." See review
  • "I would highly recommend this excursion - gold value for the amount charged!" See review


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Tauranga and the kiwis
, Mar 2020
Nice tour with very good information on kiwis production. It is a good way to visit Tauranga area when you only have few hours before to go back on the ship. The cost is good for what you get, good value.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
we are glad that you enjoyed your tour with us and thank you for taking time to post this comment
Explore Tauranga
Joan D
, Nov 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed this tour with Guide Jenny who was wonderful! She clearly explained all the sights we were seeing but also knew when to just let us enjoy the scenery! Despite the frequent rain throughout the tour, Jenny still managed to make the excursion enjoyable! It was interesting visiting the Kiwi farm and seeing how they were grown, sampling them as well as Manuka honey. The various other stops we made were very interesting and informative, esp about the history of the area as the Elms Mission House were lovely older women took us on a tour through the buildings and grounds. The ride was also very comfortable in a smaller Mercedes passenger van as opposed to the big coach tours where you are forever waiting for stragglers! Photos stops were appropriate - just the right amount! The only thing that wasn't too clear was the time to meet the tour - we were arriving by ship. However, everything worked out fine. I would highly recommend this excursion - gold value for the amount charged!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thank you for your comments .we are all very proud of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty and love showing what we have to offer
Beautiful tauranga
, Nov 2019
Excellent tour guide and driver. Very knowledgeable and accommodating! Will recommend this tour tour to our friends!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you for your comments, Pleased you enjoyed our beautiful part of NZ
A wonderful tour
, Nov 2019
This was an amazing tour. A lovely Van, with comfortable seats. We went to Kiwifruit country, and road on a kiwi train and gained some much knowledge about kiwi's from the owner. We stopped at a lookout, got some great pictures and saw some of the vegetation. Then we went a tour of the Elms, I highly recommend this for anyone going to Tauranga. This was one of the best tours we took on our cruise.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you for your comments. We are proud of this Explore Tauranga Tour as it shows Tauranga at its best
Fun in tauranga
, Nov 2019
With Jenny very informative tour.loved kiwi country tour. Could not believe all the science of growing kiwi fruit. Would have been nice to have been told what time to meet as we were ov er an hour waiting for others who had been told
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you for your comments ,pleased you enjoyed your tour
This tour was great! It is a small...
, Mar 2018
This tour was great! It is a small group tour approx. 10 people and all places are handicap accessible. The kiwi tasting and vine tour was fascinating. This is a great tour if you are looking for a city tour of Tauranga while your ship is at port here.

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