Cruise Ship Shore Tour specialist, Tauranga - Shore Excursion tours to Rotorua and Hobbiton, New Zealand
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New Zealand Cruise Ship shore tours that stand out from the rest

New Zealand Cruise Ship shore tours that stand out from the rest

Cruise Tauranga are your award winning shore trip specialists

Explore one of the most exciting geothermal areas in the world with Cruise Tauranga.

Explore one of the most exciting geothermal areas in the world with Cruise Tauranga.

Cruise Tauranga will ensure you have an AWESOME SHORE TOUR to ROTORUA and the LORD OF THE RINGS

Cruise Tauranga awarded for its excellent Cruise Ship shore toursWe have been running shore excursions since 2001, have hosted 9,000 cruise ship passengers and have NEVER missed a ship. We guarantee* to get you back to your ship on time.


Cruise Tauranga are your cruise ship shore tour specialist providing day tours from Tauranga to Rotorua to experience Geysers, boiling pools, bubbling mud and Maori culture and/or Hobbiton - the famous Lord of the Rings movie set

Our cruise ship day trips to Rotorua and/or Hobbiton, New Zealand, are great fun, great value and a great way to see Rotorua, Te Puia, geysers, Wai-o-Tapu, boiling pools, bubbling mud, Hobbiton and so much more. With so much to see it's important that you choose your guides and the people who will show you around the Bay of Plenty carefully on your shore trip. After your amazing shore trip to Rotorua and/or Hobbiton, we guarantee that we will get you back to the Port of Tauranga on time.

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  • Amazing day with Cruise Tauranga 
    We organised a day tour to Rotarua on the day our cruise arrived in Tauranga. Guy was waiting for us in a mini bus when we docked. We spent an amazing day with several stops only the locals would know! The day was fun and interesting and great value for money . Because we were a small group we could be flexible with where we stopped and how long for. Could not recommend more highly if you are looking for a more personal and cost effective than the tours offered by your cruise line. We were traveling with friends and we all agreed this was the best day we spent in New Zealand.

    Pauline B, Frankston, Australia
  • We were met by Simon, our guide, at the Tauranga quay. An excellent and informative day out to the Kiwi plantation, Okere Falls and Te Puia for the Maori show and the Geysers. Simon's background as a geography and geology teacher make him a very knowledgeable guide and he kept us entertained throughout.

    Bob - Wokingham
  • This was a private tour off of Celebrity solstice. Excellent tour with Simon. Very informative and well planned. 
    Noticed that even though we emailed in credit card info , that it was not charged until well after the tour was over. Would highly recommend this tour.

    Lanny - Kennett
  • A great tailor-made tour
    On New Year's Day Michelle met our family of 5 at the dock and took us around the area. As previously organised with Simon our main criteria was that we wished to see thermal activity and go to Hobbiton. Michelle did this and more adding in Kiwi360, guiding us around TePui, magnificent viewpoints, interesting information and bottles of water when we needed them. Michelle made sure we had plenty of time to see every thing we visited and was extremely friendly. Highly recommend this company to anyone planning to go to Tauranga or Rotorua.

    Mildura, Victoria
  • A great tailor-made tour
    “My daughter and I did the Rotorua Geyser shore tour with Michele. Michele was excellent. She had lots of great information to share, and she was prepared to answer questions. This tour covered a lot of attractions - kiwi orchard, Te Puia, geyser and mud pools, Maori cultural show, and rain forest walk. I booked this tour before I ever left home, relying on TripAdvisor reviews. If you're like me, and you're a little apprehensive about booking a tour from the other side of the world, let me put you at ease. CruiseTauranga knows how to serve cruise passengers. We had a great, great day!”

    CynthiaK840, Worthington, Ohio.
  • It was great
    It was great. Guy taught us so much about New Zealand's history, culture, people and natural environment. It was the best day of a fantastic holiday. Guy was more than a tour guide, he is an awesome ambassador for all things NZ. He was very intelligent, and good humoured (and tolerant of our groups occasional inappropriate jokes) Our group ranged in age from 16 to 70 and Guy got hugs and handshakes from all at the end of the day. Thank you Learning Journeys, we could not have asked for more. Kia kaha!”

    Bruceferguson, Brisbane Region, Australia