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Tauranga Shore Excursion: 6-hour Private Vehicle with Professional Guide

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Tauranga Shore Excursion: 6-hour Private Vehicle with Professional Guide

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Design your own perfect shore excursion with a 6-hour, private tour from the Port of Tauranga that’s tailored to your cruise schedule and interests. Explore the geothermal landscape of Rotorua, step into Middle Earth at Hobbiton, or visit a Maori marae to see traditional carving, crafts, and dances. This 6-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at your cruise port, and accommodates your private group of up to 15 people.
  • 6-hour private tour from the Port of Tauranga
  • See the attractions that interest you most
  • Fully customizable tour
  • Personal guide/driver for your group of up to 15 people
  • Pickup and drop-off at the Port of Tauranga
  • Instant Confirmation
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Professional, knowledgeable and friendly dedicated driver/guide for 6 hours
Comfortable, air conditioned vehicle
Port pickup and drop off
Food and drinks
Entry fees to attractions and activities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please meet the Shore Trips and Tours representative at the Shore Trips and Tours sign board situated just outside the port gates. Walk through the information marquee and out through the gates - a short walk from your ship.

Ports

  • Port of Tauranga Ltd, 2 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand


Departure Time

9:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • We will allocate the most suitable vehicle for your group size and it won't necessarily be the one illustrated
  • All our vehicles are modern, air conditioned and comfortable tour vehicles
  • All passengers must have a seat. Children and infants can not travel on adult laps. Please ensure you book the correct size vehicle for your group
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Shore Trips and Tours
You can cancel up to 3 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 3 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Tauranga Shore Excursion: 6-hour Private Vehicle with Professional Guide?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Tauranga Shore Excursion: 6-hour Private Vehicle with Professional Guide.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Tauranga Shore Excursion: 6-hour Private Vehicle with Professional Guide?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Tauranga Shore Excursion: 6-hour Private Vehicle with Professional Guide.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tauranga Shore Excursion: 6-hour Private Vehicle with Professional Guide?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Tauranga Shore Excursion: 6-hour Private Vehicle with Professional Guide.

Reviews

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Five Star - In the End!
Robert_V
, Feb 2020
Attempting to agree an itinerary prior to the tour had been akin to pulling teeth - and, in the event, a complete waste of time. Having arranged to meet at 0745 hours, no car or guide was at the meeting point waiting for us. In fact, our arrival seemed to have come as a complete surprise to the representative and it was 0820 hours before a car arrived. In the meantime, the representative tried to sketch out an itinerary on the back of one of our tickets even though I had been at great pains to agree a precise itinerary and, on that basis, had already booked timed tickets for the attractions at Rotorua. The administrative fiasco was rescued - and how - by the guide. Brian immediately acquainted himself with our aims and devised an itinerary to meet our requirements. He also added some other places of interest to our itinerary. Brian was immensely knowledgeable and, unexpectedly, accompanied us on all our planned visits thus adding significantly to our enjoyment of Rotorua. Thank goodness for Brian: he transformed a potential disaster into an unforgettable experience.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hi Robert, yes i remember the day, there had been an administrative oversight in the office, the staff had written a revised start time on the paperwork in the file but the database [from which our operations staff do the daily planning, still had the original 9am start time. Our drivers are always at the port 30 minutes prior to a start time [yours should have been 0800] so Brian was able to be at port at 0820 as you say. In the mean time is worked out a suitable revised time table so that you could see the three destinations you had requested. Te Puia, Whakarewarewa, and Rainbow Springs to see the Kiwibird. You had requested to visit both geothermal destinations which is very unusual and as each have specific times for their components making them all fit seamlessly into the available time can be quite a task. We are pleased the day worked out to be a success for you in the end, we extended the tour duration for you so that you saw all that you wanted, and Brian was certainly the man for the job, being one of our long serving guides. So sorry about the timing mixup, we have addressed this in the office so it does not happen again and thank you for your patience on the day. Regards Ian
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Rotorua
jcwenig
, Feb 2020
Excellent. It was a great day. The driver was very knowledgeable and had a good personality. Enjoyed the luge course and the Mauri show and geysers.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thanks for the review, Rotorua is a great place to explore with all the geothermal sights and the Maori culture as well. Regards Ian
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Golden Kiwis
lindaarrillaga
, Feb 2020
Our driver, Keith, was very flexible, enabling us to see more on our own than if we'd chosen a cruise ship excursion. We had a delightful walk in a park with many geothermal pools of hot water, mud, steam... and visited a kiwi farm where we sampled golden kiwis, unknown in the states. Keith was very knowledgable and personable.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thanks for your very positive review, Keith is one of our locals who is also a farmer right in the centre of the kiwi fruit region so certainly knows his stuff. regards Ian
star-5
Perfect Day
lkircher
, Jan 2020
Excellent tour. Our tour guide, Graham, was better than perfect. He was so interesting, fun, knowledgeable and accommodating. He did everything we wanted plus showed us many more awesome sights. Our van was very clean and comfortable. I would HIGHLY recommend.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
We have lots of options for Private tours with a fleet of 42 vehicles from standard sedans up to luxury tour coaches, so we can create a program from 2 to 52 persons. With 20 years experience of shore excursions and never missed a ship in that time, you can book our tours in confidence. Regards Ian
star-5
Our driver, Russell, was...
Sheryl B
, Jan 2018
Our driver, Russell, was professional from way BEFORE the start to the very end of the excursion. He had to wait almost 2 hours for us with no communication possible from us, as our ship arrived at port 2 hours late stormy night. He was there, with a smile and a sign in hand, in the middle of the crowded and chaotic greeting area. Because of the delayed start, we had to make some quick changes to the itinerary, and I relied on his professionalism to guide us. He managed to get us into Hobbiton he knew the right people to contact, the last available slots, and took us there in time to eat this can be a problem with lines and preparation time at popular attractions, but he allotted enough time. Russell, a former educator, provided loads of historic and anthropological information along the way. He knew of some interesting, quick side stops so we saw the famous NZ honey and a kiwi orchard. He took us back to the ship with plenty of time to spare, even though his was supposed to have been off duty an HOUR earlier. The whole experience was comfortable, stress-free, educational, fun, and worth every cent spent. Russell is the epitome of a professional - a New Zealand national treasure. Thanks!
star-5
This was great! We really enjoyed...
Kathleen V
, Jan 2018
This was great! We really enjoyed our driver, Russell. He took us where we wanted to go and suggested other places that were lovely.
star-4
The whole tour was good and the...
ndjunke
, Dec 2017
The whole tour was good and the driver/guide was very knowledgeable and on time. The only drawback was he talked nonstop which we preferred not to do it for the whole trip. We paid one hour extra which we think it was overpriced when compared to the 6 hours of the trip We were glad to have a private tour over joined tour because we had 12 people in our party and it saved time and it was catering to our needs
star-5
Keith was our guide from Shore Trips...
Karen H
, Mar 2017
Keith was our guide from Shore Trips and Tours from our ship in Tauranga to Rotorua. He was a very good guide and driver and immediately asked what we wanted to do and he helped us plan our day. He called ahead to the Polynesian Spas to arrange our private spa bath experience. Then on to the Te Puia Cultural Centre where we saw the geothermal geysers and mud pots and had the opportunity to watch a Haka Concert. He took us back to Taursnga on a different route that showed a very different and beautiful part of the countryside. Keith was very knowledgeable and very laid back at the same time. It was a perfect day with a perfect guide.
star-5
Keith Ratte our driver was very user...
penelope.wood
, Feb 2017
Keith Ratte our driver was very user friendly We went to the kiwi farm, then to Tte Papa hot springs and Maori cultural show, them to seaside for fish and chips and the. A honey farm A great day out We thoroughly recommend him
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We had a great tour with John! He...
Abigail C
, Dec 2016
We had a great tour with John! He was very knowledgeable about the area and very friendly. We started with a longer drive to the skyline/luge but he had interesting facts and information to share with us on the tour. We also chatted about the upcoming itinerary and made some changes based on having a group with young kids and adults as well as the timing and maximizing our trip and what we got to see. The Skyline/luge was a hit and gave great views of the city and then we were able to stop at some other places and see some interesting/unique sites. Would highly recommend this and seemed reasonably priced for our group size and time.

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