PREPARATION for your day tour
Wear whatever is comfortable. We suggest you wear appropriate layers of clothing to fit the season including comfortable shoes, boots, or sneakers. We also advise you to carry a sun hat and sun screen.om my iPad
Things to bring on your Tauranga Day Tour
People often ask what should we bring on day tours in your region from the port of Tauranga.
We would suggest the following
New Zealand is not a formal country so casual comfortable clothing is the norm
It is said layers are a traveller's best friend.
At times during spring and Autumn the weather can be changeable so be prepared.
Bring good Walking Shoes
Many of our tours enjoy easy walking sections for all ages so good walking shoes are recommended.
Some of the walking is over uneven surfaces.
If you have a walking disability let us know in advance and we can ensure you get the best views and experience for your day
Bring Sun Hat/ Sunglasses/ Sunscreen
In high summer, the sunshine in New Zealand is really strong.
You'll burn more easily here in New Zealand than in the northern hemisphere.
New Zealand sunlight can have high levels of ultraviolet (UV) so be prepared
There is less ozone here to block the UV rays that cause sunburn.
Earth's orbit takes it closer to the sun during the southern summer than during the northern summer.
There is less pollution in the southern-hemisphere to block the UV rays.
Bring your swim wear
Within walking distance of the port of Tauranga gates are some of the best beaches in New Zealand and also geothermally heated hot pools.
Often at the end of a tour to Rotorua and or Hobbiton there is time for a dip before returning to your cruise ship.
During the day you will be able to access free Wi-Fi download emails and and catch up on the news from home.
Camera and I-phone I-pad
There will be a great many photo opportunities to capture those memories of your trip.
It’s a good idea to pre-book your shore excursion and regional tour to avoid missing out as only limited spaces are available.
What happens if it rains or the weather is bad?
Our tours depart rain, hail or shine. In New Zealand we often have four seasons in one day. Be prepared for all weather conditions when you join our tour.
What do I need to bring on the tours?
There will be plenty of opportunity to stop for refreshments enroute.
We do however suggest you bring a hat, sunscreen, a raincoat and warm clothing as New Zealand’s weather can be very changeable.
Spring September to November
Average daytime temperatures during spring is 19 degrees Celsius (66F)
Expect a mixture of weather – crisp, sunny days can briskly change to cooler temperatures with spring showers.
Spring is a great time of year to visit the Hobbiton Film Set; the charming bluebells and Middle‑earth gardens are in full flower.
Summer December to February
Opposite to that of the northern hemisphere.
With average high temperatures ranging from 21 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius (77F), summer in New Zealand is hot without being muggy.
Sunshine hours are high, and rain is not overly common in most places.
Autumn March to April
Long, sunny days tend to linger long into New Zealand’s autumn, and with average high temperatures of between 18C and 25C, you’ll hardly notice summer has ‘officially’ ended. Nights begin to get chilly around mid-April