Welcome to Tauranga visitors from the Norwegian Jewel
Your cruise ship will berth at the Port of Tauranga, a beautiful scenic harbour located in the seaside resort suburb of Mount Maunganui.
A Day Tour when arriving by cruise ship is the most efficient way to see this region.
Make the most of your day ashore by taking a tour around our region.
Visit popular tourist attractions and scenic spots.
if you want to experience Maori culture and geothermal wonders, this is the port to do it.
Rotorua is just a one hour drive away and in a different direction Hobbiton is also a one hour drive.
You will be treated to a full day’s adventure before returning in time for your ship’s departure.
People often ask what should we bring on Day Tours Tauranga , Rotorua and Hobbiton
We would suggest the following
1/ Comfortable Clothing
New Zealand is not a formal country so casual comfortable clothing is the norm.
2/ Light Jacket
It is said layers are a traveller’s best friend.
At times during spring and Autumn the weather can be changeable so be prepared.
3/ Bring good Walking Shoes
Many of our day tours Tauranga and Rotorua 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
The Hongi (Maori Welcome) day tours Tauranga and Rotorua. Courtesy of Te Puia Rotorua.
4/ Be Sunsmart on your day Tours Tauranga and Rotorua
Bring Sun Hat/ Sunglasses/ SunscreenIn 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.
5/ 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.
6/ I-pad I-phone
During the day you will be able to access free Wi-Fi download emails and and catch up on the news from home.
7/ 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.