3.5 Hour Fully Guided Tour pickup Tauranga Port Gates
After meeting your guide just outside the port gate for your 10.00 am or 1.30 pm departure, we depart along Pilot Bay where you can see the great views across Tauranga harbour to the city and Matakana Island.
We pass the foot of Mount Maunganui, the iconic landmark of this area where you can see evidence of the early Maori settlements around the base of the mountain and perhaps consider taking a walk to the summit at the end of our tour.
Traversing the narrow strip of land, passing the new high rise hotels and apartments, we reach the famous Mount Ocean Beach, site of many major surfing competitions. A popular spot for locals to enjoy the beach front cafes and restaurants. Leaving the Mount Maunganui suburb, we head across the harbour to the main city of Tauranga and a short drive north takes us to a Kiwifruit orchard where the guide will give you a short talk on this most iconic New Zealand fruit.
Next you head up into the hills which surround Tauranga to a lookout where you will see stunning views of the city, the harbour and the surrounding region, with your cruise ship visible at the base of the Mount. Heading back into the city, our next stop on the tour is at a very popular local arts and crafts centre on the waterfront where you will meet many of the artists who offer a great range of quality artwork.
Our final stop on the tour will be the Elms Mission Station, this is one of New Zealand’s most historic buildings and we have time to tour the gardens and learn about the early settlers of the region.
Please note that the above order of the visits may change on the day depending on the weather or other operational reasons. We depart from just outside the port exit gate in Salisbury Avenue, just a few minutes walk from the ships gangway. Look out for the TRG-6 sign.
Travel from 01 October 2017 – 30 September 2018.
*Conditions: Prices are per adult. Please enquire for child prices if required. Valid for travel from 01 October 2017 – 30 September 2018. Prices were correct at time of submission but are subject to change without notice. Above stated prices include discounts (is applicable). Please enquire for full information. Booking Code: ANZCRUISE1115