Cruise Tours in Tauranga and Rotorua
Bay of Plenty
Throw in a mild temperate climate, ample rain fall, lots of sunshine, active volcanoes, boiling mud pools, kiwifruit and avocado orchards, dairy farming and fishing, over one hundred kilometres of sandy white beaches, rain forest, rivers and more than a dozen lakes all teaming with trout, some of the earliest Maori settlements, a rich European history, the fastest growing town in New Zealand and the busiest port by tonnage in the country and you have one of the best places to live and visit in the World. It's our back yard, let us show you around it.
Aptly named the Bay of Plenty by Captain Cook, Tauranga is the commercial hub and boasts a sunny warm temperate climate, beaches stretching as far as the eye can see and a sheltered harbour over 20 kilometres long which contains the Port of Tauranga. Tauranga’s suburb, Mount Maunganui (or The mount) is where your ship docks and is a great place to simply relax if you don’t feel like exploring further.
Tauranga is a sprawling city following the coast and the shores of the harbour. The actual city centre is at least 15 minutes away by bus and is probably not worth a special trip as it is quite small, with many bars and restaurants but only a few shops.
When you disembark from your ship you will pass through a visitor information centre before leaving the actual Port area onto a road called The Mall at the southern end of Pilot Bay. At the gate you will be greeted by a number of private tour operators offering a range of tours, our advice is to book your tour (with us we hope - ask for CruiseTauranga.Com by name) in the Visitor Information office before you leave the port.