Luxury Small Group Cruise Ship Shore Excursions/Day Tours  

& Private Charters

From Tauranga Port


Tauranga Long before the first Europeans arrived in the Bay of Plenty, Maori were drawn to this area by its easy access to the coast and its “fruit bowl” qualities. With a mild climate year-round, it enables produce such as kiwifruit and citrus to prosper. The region’s legendary beaches attract swimmers, surfers, families and beachcombers throughout the year. Rotorua is the original tourist destination in New Zealand where in the 1800’s, Europeans would set sail and make the journey to and then inland to Rotorua to view the marvellous Pink and White terraces, natural terraces that cascaded down the slopes of the volcano, Mount Tarawera, and were regarded as one of the wonders of the world. Today Cruise Passengers follow these footsteps to who come to marvel at the geothermal wonders of the district, meet and be entertained by the local Maori population and take part in the numerous outdoor adventure activities that the resort city is known for.

Rotorua Geothermal Geysers,

Kiwifruit Orchard & Redwoods

Deluxe small group tour with complimentary two course lunch

From the Port of Tauranga

A geothermal wonderland of geysers (including pohutu the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere), boiling hot pools, bubbling mud, Maori wood carvings and cultural show with song and dance including the world famous Haka a performance not to be missed.

Enjoy a two course lunch with a choice of menu and unlimited coffee and teas.

We then take a leisurely drive around the highlights of Rotorua, taking in lake front, Redwood forest, Rotorua Tudor style design museum, Blue baths, Rachael Springs and the Government Gardens. Enjoy a tour through the kiwi fruit orchards, learn the history and experience this wonder fruit with taste testing of the different varieties, jams, juices and much more.

Duration 6 HRS

Adults From: $140.00NZD

Rotorua's Geothermal Geyser's

& The Polynesian Spa

Duration: 7 HRS

Adults From: $175.00NZD

Deluxe small group tour with complimentary two course lunch

Two Top Attractions from the port of Tauranga

From the port of Tauranga

Experience geysers, bubbling mud pools, boiling spring and Maori culture! Not to forget the infamous Haka War dance. This is performed by one of Rotorua's leading Maori cultural performance groups. Encounter a strange landscape of sights, sounds and smells. Marvel at the way the Maori have tamed this land for there own purpose.

Afterwards, visit a highly regarded restaurant for a two-course meal with tea or coffee included.

Next the Polynesian Spa. An internationally acclaimed spa facility, so you can pamper yourself in hot mineral pools, Enjoy this unique lakefront thermal spa experience - offering a wonderful fusion of relaxing hot mineral spring bathing, spa therapies and picturesque views of Lake Rotorua.

Hobbiton Movie Set & 

Rotorua Geothermal Geysers

Duration: 7.5HRS 

Adults $210.00NZD - Children $180.00NZD

Small group tour from the port of Tauranga

A chance to discover two completely different worlds in one day!

From the port of Tauranga


Join this journey of discovery to "The Hobbiton Movie Set" and Rotorua's Geothermal Wonderland. See the Pohutu geyser, bubbling mud pools, boiling springs and enjoy a Maori cultural performance including the world famous Haka, a show not to be missed.

From here we travel to "The Hobbiton Movie set", where you will enjoy a guided tour around Hobbit holes including Bilbo's and Frodo’s home and enjoy a complimentary drink in the green dragon at the end of your tour.


Hobbiton Movie Set

& Glowworm Caves

Duration: 9HRS

Adults  $275.00NZD

Small Group Tour Visiting The World Famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves

& The Hobbiton Movie Set

From the port of Tauranga


Two of New Zealand's most popular attractions Hobbiton Movie Set & The Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Meander underground along the Waitomo River and gaze in silence at the myriad of glow worm lights that make up the Glowworm Grotto. You'll gently glide through the impressive underground caverns in silent darkness amid the beauty of twinkling glowworms overhead.

From here we head to The Hobbiton Movie set where you will join a fully guided tour of the Hobbiton movie set, which was created in impressive detail for the filming of the hobbit films! And where Bilbo Baggins and Frodo live! ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogies. Enjoy a complimentary drink in the Green Dragon at the end of your tour.


"Hobbiton Movie Set Tour" 


Duration 5,5HRS

Adults From: $155.00NZD

Children $110.00NZD

Experience this shore excursion from the port of Tauranga

Complimentary Alcoholic or non alcoholic drink in the Green Dragon Pub


Join us on an journey of discovery to experience the magical Hobbiton Movie Set, where, in the heart of the Waikato region, you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire, as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. This tour is approximately  5-6 hrs with time for lunch! leaving and returning from Tauranga. You will learn all about how this location was chosen as the Hobbiton Movie Set (which is a great story in itself!) and how the Hobbiton Movie Set was made, plus which scenes were filmed here.


White Water Rafting

in Rotorua

Small Group Tour From The Port of Tauranga

White Water Rafting

Duration Varies from 7HRS- 8HRS

Adults From $300.00NZD

Rafting, Quad Bikes, Jet Boat, 4X4 Buggy Tour, Clay Shooting, Horse Trekking, Gondola with Luge rides.TGA-HW

Kaituna River rafting peaceful waters and thrilling rapids share a stunning unspoiled natural setting. Snake through steep native bush clad canyons and over awesome white water rapids.  Your river guide will expertly manoeuvre through thunderous rapids, so hold on and enjoy this thrilling whitewater experience. Blended with touches of Maori culture, this trip offers it all, for both white water rafting enthusiasts and first timers. After Rafting we move on to your second chosen activity!  

Private Charter


Deluxe Private Vehicle charter from the Port of Tauranga

6 Seater, 11 Seater and 16 Seater vehicles available 

Luxury vehicle up to 6 passengers at $100.00NZD Per Hour

Luxury vehicle up to 11 passengers at $125.00NZD Per Hour

Luxury vehicle up to 16 passengers at $156.00NZD Per Hour

Enjoy a full-day private charter to allow you to custom build your individual tour.

Travel in a luxury mini-van with dual air-conditioning and seating for up to 16 people.

Choose the places to see and activities you would like to do at your own pace on your visit when you dock at the Port of Tauranga. Explore the geothermal landscape of Rotorua the lifestyle destination of choice for professional couples, families and people that have a passion for life and the outdoors. It is New Zealand’s playground and a draw card to millions of visitors from around the world visit a Maori marae to see traditional carving, crafts, and culture shows This Private Charter includes pickup and drop-off at your cruise port, and accommodates your private group of up to 16 people