All SHORE EXCURSIONS – Pick up and Drop Off at the “Port of Tauranga Gate”

(100 meters to cruise ship)

Our most popular tour! ALL SHORE TOURS: Duration about 5/6 hrs.
*Entrance fee's and sightseeing, commentary included in this tour! 
Tauranga to Rotorua standard small group -  ELEVEN pax maximum -
The best Tauranga Shore Excursion Tours
Our most popular tours! ALL SHORE TOURS.

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Many more Rotorua attractions you can enjoy on a Private Tour

Add to your tour or take a private tour and create your own Itinerary. Share for a better fair - NZD$750 per day. 

* Wai-O-Tapu geothermal valley one of the best in New Zealand, champagne pool, Devels bath lake, thunder crater, biggest hot mud pool in NZ and much more!

* Skyline and zip line and luge. Fun for everyone.

*Rainbow Springs and Kiwi Encounter

Park wildlife, daily bird show, Native Flora, KIWI Encounter ( hatchery )

*Agrodome, farm tours, sheep shearing ( time permitting)

* Combine Rainbow Springs and Agrodome. 

*Polynesian Spa Pool - unique thermal spa experience. Many options available.

* Self-drive rail car

* Skyline & Skyrides

* Hells Gate geothermal area, spa and warm mud baths.

* Te Pui NZ Maori arts and crafts 

* Agrodome Adventure - Jet Sprint Boat, Freefall Xtreme Body Flying, The Sweep, Bungy Jumping, swoop, sweep.

* Hobbiton 

* More Options (ideas) see Day and Multi Day To Day and Multi-Day Tours page

 ​​The best New Zealand Tauranga and Rotorua small group tours shore excursions. 


Highlights Whakarewarewa Living Maori village
*We visit the one and only living Maori authentic geothermal village and valley
"WHAKAREWAREWA". A guided tour through the geothermal valley Maori village is included. No shortcuts here, your guide will be one of the local Maori guides. View the spectacular powerful eruption of the "Puhutu Geyser", steam vents, boiling mud and hot water springs. Also included is a 30 minutes’ Maori cultural show by the locals.
* Total 3Geysers.
*Green Stone carver on site.
*Small gift shop.
* Maori tattoo artist on site.
* Café on site.  
*Geothermal information site. (NIWA)
*Kiwifruit orchard incl. free tasting
*Rotorua City highlights

The difference:  Authentic Maori geothermal living village
Concert included no kiwi bird, good value for money


SIGHTSEEING for Whakarewarewa authentic living geothermal Maori Village and Te Pui geothermal wonders arts and culture

Tour code TS01

We are leaving the port of Tauranga and you are traveling as part of a small group shore excursion tour with Willem (owner/operator) of Stroos New Zealand Tours. You can sit back relax and enjoy the stunning scenery while your listening to Willems informative commentary on this cruise ship shore Tour, no hassles the mini bus is air conditioned and is extremely comfortable and the best way to travel with a small group. On the Tauranga to Rotorua shore excursion to or from Rotorua we do some sightseeing, for sure we will stop at a kiwifruit place, here I will show you and explain as much as possible about growing and maintaining a kiwi fruit orchard, also included here a free tasting of delicious kiwifruit.
Rotorua highlights will be on the Itinerary as well hot mud pools, hot water springs, steam vents, geothermal geyser, Maori Culter, government gardens with historic buildings like the Elisabeth Tudor style Rotorua Museum, Mediterranean - style Blue Baths, miscellaneous old style club buildings and the hot water Rachel springs.
We also drive along the Lake Rotorua waterfront and you can enjoy the pictures lake views and park like environment.
Extra sightseeing*can be waterfall located in native New Zealand rain forest, green and blue lake, Kuirau parks hot water lake, city center, coastal drive.

ALL TOURS cruise ship shore excursion tours:
*The amount of sightseeing will be depending on the time available (arriving and departure time of the Cruise Ship)

Departure Port of Tauranga is depending on arrival time of your ship
Duration 5 to 6 hrs.
We bring you back in time!


Highlights TE PUIA – The Centre - for New Zealand’s Maori culture and Geothermal wonders.
Tour Code TS02

Explore Te Whakarewarewa geothermal area a 60-hectare Geothermal Valley.

A guided tour is available and included.

*A Kiwi House & Viewing Enclosure
*Traditional Māori Carving and Weaving
*Māori Art & History
*A model Pre-European Māori Village and sacred Marae
*Taonga Gallery and Gift Shop
*Café on site.  

*Rotorua City highlight

We bring you back in time!
Departure Port of Tauranga is depending on arrival time of your ship
Duration 5 to 6 hrs.
We bring you back in time!
The difference:
Kiwi birdarts, and crafts, more variety, no concert included, however, you can book at the day. 


BOOK EARLY SPECIALS  from June to November 2017
Whakarewarewa from -------------------------------  (NZD$138p.p.)       NOW           NZD$128p.p.               Children 5 – 15 year $105 p.p. 

Te PUIA from------------------------------  (NZD$145p.p.)     NOW               NZD$135p.p.   Children 5 – 15 year $105 p.p

                     Tauranga to Rotorua v.v. transport and sightseeing only from NZD$95 to $78 p.p.  BOOK SECUREON Booking page

Geof and Olga Michelmore, Melbourne, Aus. An excellent tour, informative, friendly and entertaining. Thank you, the best! Highly recommended. Thank you very much.    MORE on Booking and info.                     

Early bird Bookings

rates for the 2017 / 2018 season now .

​​​​​​   Ph. +64(0)7 929 7885 Mob. +64(0)278486472  133/61 Golden Sands Drive, Papamoa (Tauranga) 3118 New Zealand