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Cruise Ship Shore Excursions

Tours in Bay of Plenty
Price range:
$135.00 - $1470.00


Description

Cruise Ship Shore Excursions Limited offers creative and innovative ideas to allow the maximum enjoyment of the richness, culture and beauty of our country, providing an agile, personalised and efficient service, with the backing of professionals of vast experience in their field of tourism.

Among the services offered by our company stands out the coordination of itineraries for individuals or groups, including hotel reservations, transport, tours, logistical support activities and any other special requirements necessary.
We always work thinking of you, of your needs, but above all, of your expectations. We know that every detail is important, and for this reason make our best effort to care for all those “little things” which will always make the difference so that your trip will be exceptional.

Our service is characterised by being flexible and creative in the design of itineraries; for this we are diligent in the selection of our transport personnel, guides and all those persons involved in the operation.
Our clients come from all over the world and every day we expand our horizons to work with new markets!
Visit New Zealand enjoy its scenery, culture and beauty and let Cruise Ship Shore Excursions take care of all the details.


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#1 - Helicopter Flight To Active Volcano and Hobbiton Movie Set Combo Tour Including Lunch

Over View!

This full-day luxury shore excursion from Tauranga
with an Helicopter flight to an active volcano (White Island).
You have the option of flight only or to land & walk inside of an active volcanic crater. Peer over hot streams past steam vents and colorful sulfur formations,
before viewing long-abandoned mining ruins. Extreme geothermal activity.
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Back at the mainland your tour continues in a 2016/17 Mercedes vehicle touring the Bay of Plenty whilst traveling to experience the magic of Hobbiton!
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Once at Hobbitton you have the Marquee Festive Feast Buffet lunch to enjoy (fit for any Hobbit) after lunch you will have an official guide take you around the Hobbit holes including Bilbo's and Frodo's home after which you can enjoy a drink in the green dragon (either alcoholic beer or non-alcoholic ginger beer) included in your tour! VIP Hobbiton available (personal official guide)

Pick up time is flexible (dependent on your cruise ship arrival and departure time).
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This discerning luxury tour itinerary is for cruise ship passengers disembarking at the Port of Tauranga.
Pickup in a 6-passenger 2016/17 Mercedes vehicle to take you to the first stage of a truly memorable day! Step aboard your helicopter to experience a scenic flight to New Zealand's only permanently active offshore volcano! "White Island" "Tour has the options of flight only or Landing in the volcano with guided tour by pilot". Soak up the aerial views above the crater before landing on its lunar-like surface. Here embark on a leisurely guided tour of the island's crater floor to view active steam vents (fumaroles), hot streams, vibrant sulfur formations, and the steaming crater itself. This landscape is constantly changing as the activity forms new features and removes old ones. The crater lake changes in depth and temperature from one day to the next.

Walk through crumbling mining ruins to view the weathered remains of what was a working factory from 1923 until it was abandoned in 1933. Tours on this volcano are conducted by your pilot-guide, whose wealth of knowledge about the island's history and geology enhances the experience.
Ample opportunity for stunning photographs.

Upon landing back at the mainland your Mercedes vehicle will take you to experience The Hobbiton Movie set!

First enjoy lunch in the Festive feast Buffet after which the chance to walk through the sights, smells & sounds of The Shire & the home's of the Hobbits, as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. The extraordinary following that the movies have amassed has led to the tour becoming a must see while travelers are in New Zealand. The "Hobbiton Movie Set" is the only set that remains intact from the trilogies, and that allows you to fully immerse yourselves in the wonders of "The Shire". Learn all about how this location was chosen. As the Hobbiton Movie Set (which is a great story in itself) and how it was created plus which scenes were filmed here. Your official guide will show you around the Hobbit holes including Bilbo's and Frodo's home. Telling all about the movie secrets and the attention to detail that is truly mind-boggling.

Your guide will describe how in Tolkien's books, there is a reference to Hobbits sitting under plum trees and how in New Zealand plum trees grow too big to be the right scale for a hobbit so Peter Jackson had apple and pear trees, stripped of their fruit and replaced them with fake plums. As for the oak tree on the hill? Also fake, with 376,000 artificial leaves imported from Taiwan and wired onto the tree. At the end of the tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set there will be a complimentary drink waiting for you to enjoy in the Green Dragon Inn (Alcohol and non-alcohol available) included! VIP Hobbiton available (A personal official Tour Guide) Group discounts available. Please see pricing.
We then return you back to you ship in plenty of time and wish you bon Voyage!


#2 - Hobbiton Lord Of The Rings Movie Set and Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Combo Tour

Join this journey of discovery on this full-day shore excursion from Tauranga. You will be picked up at the port of Tauranga in a small group Mercedes luxury vehicle as you travel through the lush green countryside to visit the Shire. This is where the Hobbit Lord of The Rings Movie set was created. Here you will enjoy a guided tour around Hobbit holes including Bilbo's and Frodo's home and enjoy a drink in the green dragon (either alcoholic beer or non-alcoholic ginger beer) included in your tour. Cold bottled water and a snack pack with New Zealand treats is also provided.

Hobbiton Lord Of The Rings Movie Set and Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Combo Tour
ADULT $248.00NZD
Pick up time is flexible (dependent on your cruise ship arrival and departure time).

Enter a strange and unusual landscape with the aroma of sulphur and sights of steam vents exiting the earth at every available crevice. You will visit Rotorua and its Whakarewarewa Valley. Here you can witness the prince of wales Feathers geyser & The Pohutu Geyser (The biggest Geyser in the southern hemisphere)

This valley is steeped in history, traditions and cultures that span hundreds of years the people of this village have lived surrounded by geothermal activity (geysers, steam vents and mud pools) which they utilise in their everyday life for cooking, bathing and heating. Experience one of Rotorua's leading maori cultural performance groups as they serenade you with a song and dance including the world famous Haka. For centuries Whakarewarewa village has been home to the Tuhourangi Ngati Wahiao people. As New Zealand's original tourist attraction, They have hosted visitors from around the world since the mid 1800's.

Then after which we travel to another strange and peculiar land! " Hobbiton Movie Set" is an experience to tantalise the senses of visitors from all across the globe, as guests find themselves engulfed in the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of The Shire, at the home of the Hobbits, as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies.
The extraordinary following that the movies have amassed has led to the tours becoming a must see while travellers are in New Zealand. The Hobbiton Movie Set is the only set that remains intact from the trilogies, and that allows you to fully immerse yourelves in the wonders of "The Shire". Learn all about how this location was chosen as the Hobbiton Movie Set (which is a great story in itself!) and how it was created plus which scenes were filmed here. You will have an official guide to show you around the Hobbit holes including Bilbo's and Frodo's home. Learn about the movie secrets and the attention to detail that is truly mind-boggling. Your guide will tell you how in Tolkien's books, there is a reference to Hobbits sitting under plum trees and how in New Zealand plum trees grow too big to be the right scale for a hobbit so Peter Jackson had apple and pear trees, stripped of their fruit and replaced them with fake plums. As for the oak tree on the hill? Also fake, with 376,000 artificial leaves imported from Taiwan and wired onto the tree. At the end of the tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set there will be a complimentary drink waiting for you to enjoy in the Green Dragon Inn (Alcohol and non-alcohol available) included! A truly one off day of experience and discovery.


#3 - Hobbiton Movie Set & Waitomo Glowworm Caves Combo Tour Including Hobbiton Festive Feast buffet Lunch

Combine two of New Zealand's most popular attractions on this full-day tour from the port of Tauranga. Begin with a drive through the lush countryside heading to the Waitomo Caves where you will travel by boat along an underground river through the mesmerizing Glowworm Grotto. You'll gently glide through the impressive underground caverns in silent darkness amid the beauty of twinkling glowworms overhead.
After which we take a drive to Hobbiton, First we enter the Marquee Festival Feast and enjoy a sumptuous Buffet fit for any Hobbit!
With a wide selection of foods and drink's available.
After which you take a fully guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, which was created in impressive detail for the filming of the hobbit films! and where Bilbo Baggins and Frodo live! ‘The Lord of the Rings' trilogies
Pickup time from your cruise ship will be dependent on arrival and departure times of your Cruise ship!

This Tour is a Private Charter
Transport is in a small 2016/17 luxury Mercedes vehicle,
upto 6, 11 or16 passengers max (no large groups or coaches)

We take you on a Journey of discovery combining two of the most popular and world famous attractions in New Zealand, Begin your discovery at the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves,
World renowned and a magnet for both local and overseas visitors, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves occupy a high placing in the New Zealand vacation wish-list.
Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history.
Marvel at Mother Nature's light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto. Meander underground along the Waitomo River and gaze in silence at the myriad of glow worm lights that make up the Glowworm Grotto. As you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights, you'll immediately experience a serene ambience and be fascinated and intrigued by tiny glowworms that light your way!
After which we then travel to the famous Hobbiton Movie Set to enjoy a Hobbits Buffet (all you can eat) in the marquee Festival Feast, after which you will have a fully guided tour of this breathtaking film set which was created in impressive detail!. You will have an official guide to show you around the Hobbit holes including bilbo's and frodo's home.
Wonder around the vegetable patches were Hobbits grow their food! with giant pumpkins lying around! and learn about the movie secrets and the attention to detail that is truly mind-boggling.
Your guide tells us how in Tolkien's books, there is a reference to hobbits sitting under plum trees, and how in New Zealand, plum trees grow too big to be the right scale for a hobbit so Peter Jackson had apple and pear trees, stripped of their fruit and replaced them with fake
As for the oak tree on the hill? Also fake, with 376,000 artificial leaves imported from Taiwan and wired onto the tree. When the leaves faded in the sun, someone was employed to repaint them, one by one!
Walk past the Mill and the famous Party Tree that were created for "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" films. At the end of the tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, There will be a complementary drink waiting for you to enjoy in the Green Dragon Inn (Alcohol and non alcohol available)

We leave the shire and travel through lush green countryside to return you to your ship in plenty of time! on board our 2016/17 luxury Mercedes vehicle (small Group of up to 6, 11 or 16 passengers per vehicle), taking in the stunning scenery that New Zealand has to offer along the way.


#4 - Hobiton Movie Set

Join us on a journey of discovery and experience the real Middle earth at the Hobbiton Movie Set, where, in the heart of the Waikato region, you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire,
as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

The Hobbiton Movie Set is a wonderful opportunity to see the original location, which was rebuilt for the latest hobbit films "An Unexpected Journey" This was the original setting for Peter Jackson's famous film trilogy “ The Lord of the Rings” This tour is approximately 5-6 hrs with time for lunch! leaving and returning from Tauranga and so can be ideal for clients from cruise ships wanting a quick tour, You will learn all about how this location was chosen as the Hobbiton Movie Set (which is a great story in itself!) and how the Hobbiton Movie Set was made, plus which scenes were filmed here.

Hobbiton
Movie Set
Tour
$160.00 per Adult
Pick up time is flexible (dependent on your cruise ship arrival and departure time).
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You will have an official guide to show you around the Hobbit holes including Bilbo's and Frodo's home.
Wonder around the vegetable patches were Hobbits grow there food! with giant pumpkins laying around! and learn about the movie secrets and the attention to detail that is truly mind-boggling.
Your guide tells us how in Tolkien's books, there is a reference to hobbits sitting under plum trees, and how in New Zealand, plum trees grow too big to be the right scale for a hobbit so Peter Jackson had apple and pear trees, stripped of their fruit and replaced them with fake plums.
As for the oak tree on the hill? Also fake, with 376,000 artificial leaves imported from Taiwan and wired onto the tree. When the leaves faded in the sun, someone was employed to repaint them, one by one!
Walk past the Mill and the famous Party Tree that were created for "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" films. At the end of the tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set,
You will finish your exploration of the movie set with a visit to the famous Green Dragon Inn.
The inn has been fully reconstructed, both inside and out, to give you the opportunity to enjoy the pub in all its splendour.
Indulge in a complimentary beverage from the Hobbit Southfarthing range, which encompasses two traditional ales, an apple cider or non-alcoholic ginger beer, all handcrafted and exclusive to the Hobbiton Movie Set. You also have a delicious range of traditional fayre available for purchase for lunch. Whether you choose to enjoy these in a comfortable armchair by the roaring fire, or in the Beer Garden, overlooking the enchanting village, the Green Dragon Inn promises to be a trip to the pub you will never forget!

There will be a complementary drink waiting for you to enjoy in the Green Dragon Inn (Alcohol and non alcohol available)

After which we will return you to your Ship in plenty of time and wish you bon voyage!

Our goal is to show you the major sights and take you where you'd like to go on your own but don't have the access or opportunity to plan yourself: Giving the opportunity for you the traveller to be free to savour the experience.


#5 - Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour & Agrodome Combo Tour Including Lunch

Your driver/guide will meet you in the morning at the port of Tauranga and take you along the beautiful coastline of Mount Maunganui. See kiwifruit orchards and lush countryside as you drive for around 75 minutes to Rotorua. Here you will experience the very best of Rotorua and stop at the Whakarewarewa Valley (with geysers, steam vents and mud pools). Your small group will have an official Maori guide in order to experience this fascinating tour of the valley intimately. See geysers, mud pools, and mineral springs and learn about Maori culture while watching a traditional Maori cultural performance. Hear and experience the rhythmic chant of the Haka (traditional war Performance). You are invited to share in their everyday life. experience the sights, smells and observe first hand a unique cultural way of living amongst geothermal wonders. Steeped in history, traditions and cultures that span hundreds of years. You'll also gain insight into the features of Maori carvings and structures which have deep cultural significance and of course observe the legendary Pohutu Geyser, the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere which can erupt to a height of 100 feet (30-meters) as often as 20 times per day. Next you will be taken for a two course lunch at one of Rotorua's Highly regarded restaurants followed by tea or coffee (with a choice of menu). We will then travel to the next venue "The Agrodome" Get ready for a fun-packed time of entertainment and education for the whole family… the legendary Agrodome Farm Show! You'll hear amazing facts and have a few laughs as you're introduced to 19 breeds of sheep. Then, witness a live sheep shearing demonstration and a fun sheep auction with bidding from the floor and audience participation. But the animal stars are not just sheep. The remarkable farm dogs will amaze you, as they demonstrate their ability to respond to commands and keep those sheep (and ducks!) in line! If a hands-on experience is what you want, jump up on stage for the opportunity to feed the baby lambs or even hand-milk a cow! Your ticket to the show includes access to the Farmyard Nursery, home to the smallest, cutest animals at the Agrodome. Pet and have your photo taken with cute lambs and other baby farm animals. Then pop across to the herding area to watch a free live dog trial after the show! You will be returned back to your ship in plenty of time after a fascinating day of discovery and a few laughs along the way.


#6 - Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa Combo Including Lunch

Join us on a journey of discovery and luxury with this full-day combo tour from Tauranga. This tour is conducted in a small group mini van/bus 2016/17 vehicle with full UV protection tinted glass and dual air conditioning. Experience geysers, mud pools and steam vents with Maori culture! Not to forget the infamous Haka War dance. This is performed by one of Rotorua's leading Maori cultural performance groups. Encounter a strange landscape of sights, sounds and smells. Marvel at the way the Maori have tamed this land for there own purpose. Afterwards, visit a highly regarded restaurant for a two-course meal with tea or coffee included. Next the Polynesian Spa. An internationally acclaimed spa facility, so you can pamper yourself in hot mineral pools, Enjoy this unique lakefront thermal spa experience - offering a wonderful fusion of relaxing hot mineral spring bathing, spa therapies and picturesque views of Lake Rotorua.

Your driver/guide will meet you in the morning at the port of Tauranga and take you along the beautiful coastline of Mount Maunganui in a small group mini van/bus. See kiwifruit orchards and lush countryside as you drive for around 75 minutes to Rotorua. Here you will experience the very best of Rotorua and stop at the Whakarewarewa Valley (with geysers, steam vents and mud pools). Your small group will have an official Maori guide in order to experience this fascinating tour of the valley intimately. See geysers, mud pools, and mineral springs, and learn about Maori culture while watching a traditional Maori cultural performance. Hear and experience the rhythmic chant of the Haka (traditional war performance). You are invited to share in their everyday life. Experience the sights, smells and observe first-hand a unique cultural way of living among geothermal wonders. Learn about a culture that is steeped in history, traditions and cultures that span hundreds of years. You'll also gain insight into the features of Maori carvings and structures which have deep cultural significance, and of course observe the legendary Pohutu Geyser. This is the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere which can erupt to a height of 100 feet (30-meters) and as often as 20 times per day. Next you will be taken for a two-course lunch at one of Rotorua's highly regarded restaurants followed by tea or coffee (with a choice of menu). You will then move on to the next venue: the Polynesian Spa to unlock nature's gift in Rotorua. The Polynesian Spa is a geothermal bathing and soul soothing retreat. Renowned for its healing waters and decadent therapies, discover why people have flocked to these waters since the 1800s. Here you can experience the private elite facilities of the Polynesian Spa's geothermal hot mineral waters, which are sourced from two natural springs and feed into 28 hot mineral pools. The slightly acidic Priest Spring waters relieve tired muscles, aches and pains, while the alkaline waters of the Rachel Spring nourish the skin. You will be returned back to your ship in plenty of time after a decadent day of discovery and luxury pleasures.


#7 - Rotorua Te Puia Geothermal Geyser & Maori Tour

Over View!

Discover and experience a truly special day of the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua (with geysers, steam vents and mud pools) for your cruise ship shore excursion from Tauranga!

We pick you up within just 4-5 minutes away from your ship and board one of our modern 2016/17 small group minivan/bus vehicles, which being a small group allows us to move about more flexibly & efficiently; to enjoy more spontaneous encounters; simply not available to travellers on larger vehicles/tours.

This valley has many stories just waiting to be shared with you. One of the world's most accessible geothermal site's within Whakarewarewa valley as well as the chance to experience Maori culture and history up close, we visit the kiwi bird encounter where you can see the elusive kiwi bird.

Whilst traveling through The lush Bay of Plenty we take you to a kiwi fruit orchard to learn and experience this wonder fruit with taste testing of different varieties!

Rotorua Te Puia
Geothermal
Geyser & Maori
Tour
$135.00 per Adult
Pick up time is flexible (dependent on your cruise ship arrival and departure time).
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We start our journey driving along side the 22km white sandy beach of Mount Maunganui with its coffee cafe's, surfers & vibrant atmosphere, we pass the hot salt water springs being heated from geothermal activity deep below!
Leaving Tauranga behind we start to drive through the lush green countryside and in to the Kiwi Fruit orchards of the Bay of Plenty.

Here we have the opportunity to visit a working kiwi fruit orchard to learn how this wondrous fruit became established here in New Zealand, surprisingly it's not a native plant but an interesting story explains all! We have chance to taste test different varieties & discover numerous products with kiwi fruit as part of the ingredients along with learning a little knowledge about why this fruit thrives here!

After leaving the orchards we drive on to our main destination, Rotorua and the Whakarewarewa valley of geothermal activity. We are able to see large mud pools, steam vents, boiling pools & geysers including the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere, Pohutu geyser which was recently ranked in the world's top 5 geysers by Lonely Planet!

We walk around a strange and unforgiving landscape & take you on a journey where history, culture and nature collide and where local Maori's showcase their vibrant Maori culture through dance and song. Even the architecture at Te Puia has stories to tell, with Maori carvings and structures that have a deep cultural significance,

You will take a trip back through time and be treated to a cultural performance like no other. The concert is an experience not to be missed. Surrounded by the beautiful carvings of there ancestors, you will hear stories told through song and dance, with plenty of surprises thrown in.We will have the chance to visit the Kiwi bird enclosure to see this elusive native bird & next to visit & learn about the skills and knowledge passed down through generations & hundreds of years at the wood carving & flax weaving areas.
We leave Whakarewarewa valley and drive through Rotorua visiting the geothermal public park, The lake front with its many black swans, The tudor style museum with its Rose garden, & Rachel's spring (a large boiling Mineral pool) & then the Red woods to experience these giants & the peaceful atmosphere they create & learn about the silver fern & its relevance to being the symbol of New Zealand.

We then return you back to you ship in plenty of time and wish you bon Voyage!


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