Cruises to Tauranga

New Zealand

Tauranga


The seaside town of Tauranga, located in a region known as the Bay of Plenty, is an iconic holiday destination for generations of Kiwi’s.

Tauranga is located in a region known as The Bay of Plenty. This name was given to the area by Captain James Cook in 1769 when he took shelter from a storm during his first epic voyage through the Pacific. Having previously made landfall in Gisborne (he named that region Poverty Bay), Cook was struck by the obvious abundance of people and waka (canoes) along the coastline, as well as the numerous coastal villages and extensive gardens of kumara (sweet potato). Tauranga’s rich volcanic soil, sub-tropical climate and high sunshine hours make it the perfect place for growing some of the world’s healthiest fruit including the ubiquitous kiwifruit, avocados, olives, citrus fruits and even vanilla.

At A Glance


Population

103,632 (2006 census)

Language

English and Te Reo Maori

Government

Parliamentary Democracy

Currency

New Zealand Dollar

Tauranga Shore Tours


Most Popular

Guest favourites, the most booked Shore Tours at this port

Glow Worm Kayaking & Thermal Hot Pool

TRG105

6.5 hours

Adult: $219.99pp

Child: $179.99pp

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Hobbiton Movie Set

TRG045

5 hours

Adult: $155.99pp

Child: $119.99pp

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Thermal Rotorura, Gondola, & Sheep Show

TRG000

9 hours

Adult: $229.99pp

Child: $169.99pp

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Must See

Our handpicked Shore Tours are a must for any guest.

Skyline Gondola & Luge

TRG040

6 hours

Adult: $129.99pp

Child: $89.99pp

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Waimangu Volcanic Valley & Rainbow Springs

TRG170

9 hours

Adult: $269.99pp

Child: $199.99pp

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Maori Culture Highlights

TRG055

4 hours

Adult: $109.99pp

Child: $75.99pp

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