Tauranga Cruise Ship Tours | Day shore trips to Rotorua and Hobbiton, New Zealand
  • Call Us : (+64) 7 579 1062
  • Email Us : simon@learningjourneys.co.nz
  • Call Us : (+64) 7 579 1062
  • Email Us : simon@learningjourneys.co.nz
Cruise ship passengers visiting the Port of Tauranga, looking for a day tour?

Cruise ship passengers visiting the Port of Tauranga, looking for a day tour?

Cruise Tauranga are your award winning shore trip specialists

Looking for a shore tour? - Explore one of the most exciting geothermal areas in the world

Looking for a shore tour? - Explore one of the most exciting geothermal areas in the world

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 toursCruise Tauranga are your shore tour, award winning specialist!

We 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 provide exceptional shore tours for cruise ship passengers visiting the Port of Tauranga, Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty  

Cruise Tauranga offers day tours from the Port of Tauranga to Rotorua so you can absorb New Zealand’s rich culture, see the spectacular Geysers, bubbling mud and pools of boiling water. Explore The Lord of the Rings movie set in Hobbiton, or travel by jet boat to a wildlife sanctuary. Wanting to customise your own adventure? Let us know, we can help tailor a tour for you or a group of any size.

Cruise Tauranga offers award winning tours for cruise ship passengers visiting the Port of Tauranga. All of Cruise Tauranga's guides are committed, enthusiastic and are required to meet stringent standards ensuring that your shore excursion tour from the Port of Tauranga is not only safe but is exceptional. Cruise Tauranga’s fleet of vehicles are all of a high standard, air conditioned, safe, very comfortable and have been awarded a 5 star safety rating by the New Zealand Government’s Land Transport agency..

Our shore excursions to Rotorua and/or Hobbiton, New Zealand, are great fun, great value and a great way to see some of New Zealand’s most popular destinations. Travel with us and we will give you an exception tour and will guarantee* to get you back to the Port of Tauranga on time to board your ship. 

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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