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Things to do in Tauranga & the Bay of Plenty

Discover Shore Excursions & Activities for Cruise Ship Passengers visiting the Port of Tauranga. 

Tauranga City & Scenic Local
2-hour Tour

Discover Tauranga and Mount Maunganui through the eyes of a local with our short tour. Free Wi-Fi on our vehicles.

Hell's Gate Geothermal Park & Mud Spa Experience

A vehicle and a driver will be provided for your trip to Rotorua where you will visit the Hells Gate Geothermal Park and Mud Spa. 

V8 Trike Tours

Discover Tauranga in a thrilling V8 Trike with a driver guide. It's family-friendly, and there are a range of tours to choose from. 

Vehicle Hire with Driver

Contact us to book a luxury minibus or coach with driver. Our experienced driver/guide will help you map out your day's adventures. 

Hobbiton Day Tour

Custom Day Tours provide personalised itineraries, with the Hobbiton Day Tour being a favourite for cruise ship passengers.

Waitomo Caves Day Tour

Custom Day Tours provide personalised itineraries, with our Waitomo Caves Day Tour being a highlight shore excursion. 

Explore Rotorua Day Tour

Custom Day Tours provide personalised itineraries, with our Rotorua Tour being a favourite for cruise ship passengers.

Skydive Tauranga

Visit the Skydive Tauranga website for more info and bookings and mention that you found them on Things to Do in Tauranga!

Kayak Tours
Glowworm | Scenic | Adventure

Waimarino Adventure Park is the perfect day out for the entire family and it's Tauranga's ultimate water adventure park for all ages.

Learn to Surf!

Learn to surf in the beautiful bay with Hibiscus Surf School. Suitable for all ages. A range of packages available. 

Scenic Helicopter Flight

Book your scenic helicopter flight with Adventure Helicopters on their website and mention Things to Do in Tauranga.

Waimarino Adventure Park

Nestled by the Wairoa River, just ten minutes from Tauranga City, Waimarino Adventure Park is a perfect place for family fun.

Go-kart Racing

Outdoor go-karting racing with Bay Karts. Book on their website and mention you found them on Things to Do in Tauranga!

Mount Hot Pools

Soak & relax in heated salt water pools. Book on their website and mention you found them on Things to Do in Tauranga!

Massage Therapy

Enjoy a relaxing massage at Mount Hot Pools or Baywave. Book on their website and mention Things to Do in Tauranga!

Things to do in Tauranga

Tauranga is a coastal city located in the stunning Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand's North Island. It's a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts seeking unforgettable adventures as well as a place to relax and explore with picturesque beaches, lush forests, and a diverse range of wildlife.

When visiting by Cruise Ship, there are many things you can do in and around Tauranga while on your shore excursion. We’re on a mission to share with you exciting day tours and attractions. If you need help booking or arranging your itinerary contact us. 

Scenic or Relaxing Experiences

If you're seeking a scenic tour or relaxing activity, there is something for everyone. Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty are home to picturesque beaches, lush forests, and diverse wildlife. Hire a driver and guide to see the sights.

Adrenaline-pumping Experiences

For thrill-seekers, Tauranga offers a range of adrenaline-pumping experiences and an exhilarating way to experience the region's stunning natural beauty. Experience skydiving, helicopter tours, or take a V8 trike ride.

Shore Excursion Booking Assistance

If you're a cruise ship passenger that needs assistance with booking or planning a shore excursion, Contact Us and we can help you with booking or planing your itinerary so you can return to the ship on time for departure. 

Cruise Ship Shore Excursions near the Port of Tauranga

Did you know that the Port of Tauranga is located in Mount Maunganui, not Tauranga! 

Tauranga and Rotorua are often chosen as one of the best ports of call in New Zealand simply because of the area's variety of activities. But just stepping off your cruise ship you're in Mount Maunganui, a trendy beach resort town that comes to life over the summertime.

There are numerous things to see and do in Mount Maunganui, from walking around Mauao to visiting Pilot Bay or Main Beach or shopping along Main Street, which has plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from. All these things to do are within a short walk of your cruise ship. The city of Tauranga is a 20-minute drive away and accessible by bus or ferry. 

Things to do in Tauranga is the place to book cruise ship shore excursions and exciting outdoor and indoor activities. If you need help, contact us and we’ll do our best to find you exactly what you’re looking for or assist you with booking our tours.

Things To Do In Tauranga is all about making sure you have the best time while visiting Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and the beautiful Bay of Plenty!