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White Water Rafting in Kaituna River

White Water Rafting in Kaituna River

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Go white water rafting on the Kaituna River for a thrilling outing from Rotorua. Your guide leads you on an action-packed 1-hour ride down 14 rapids at Tutea Falls, the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall at 23 feet (7 meters). This warm water rafting trip takes place in a gorgeous jungle canyon and is suitable for active people, no prior rafting experience required.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.04
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$75.04
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Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga

Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga

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Get up close to wild dolphins in their natural habitat during a 5-hour dolphin cruise from Tauranga. You can watch from the boat or interact with these playful marine mammals as you swim and snorkel alongside them in the water. Hear informative live commentary and enjoy hot drinks and muffins on board. Tour operates during summer months from November to May.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.94
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$109.94

Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga

Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga

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Experience the magic of New Zealand’s North Island on this evening glow-worm kayak tour in Tauranga. Begin your tour with refreshments including wine from the award-winning Mills Reef Winery and delicious New Zealand cheeses on the banks of Lake McLaren. As day turns to night, hop into your kayak and paddle with your guide to the glow-worm canyon at the head of Lake McLaren. Marvel at the millions of bright green glow-worms clinging to the towering cliff sides, and gain insight into the life cycle of these fascinating creatures.
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.47
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$96.47
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Swim with Dolphins in the Bay of Plenty with a Full-Day Tour

Swim with Dolphins in the Bay of Plenty with a Full-Day Tour

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Spend the day exploring the Bay of Plenty's islands, including a chance to snorkel and a dolphin swim. After seeking out a pod of dolphins and jumping in to swim among them, stop at one of the bay's islands for a barbecue lunch and guided snorkeling expedition. Use of snorkeling equipment included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.94
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$109.94

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights

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See the highlights of Rotorua on a full-day shore excursion from Tauranga. You’ll travel to one of New Zealand’s famed regions in the North Island, observing otherworldly landscapes and Pohutu Geyser at Whakarewarewa’s thermal springs. Visit Okere Falls at the Bay of Plenty; receive a traditional welcome at an authentic Maori village where you’ll watch a 'haka' (war dance); and view the Government Gardens, a historic bath house and more in Rotorua.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.48
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$106.48

Shore Excursion to the Maori Culture Centre: Kiwi birds, and Geo-Thermal Valley

Shore Excursion to the Maori Culture Centre: Kiwi birds, and Geo-Thermal Valley

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Explore New Zealand’s magical North Island on this 7-hour Tauranga shore excursion. See the golden sands of Mt Maunganui’s Marine Parade and stroll along Papamoa Beach as local fishermen haul in their catches. Learn about traditional Maori arts and crafts, culture and history in Te Puia, and watch a performance of the Maori war dance. Explore Rotorua’s geothermal valley, famous for its steaming geysers and bubbling mud pools, and admire New Zealand’s national bird in the Kiwi House.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.63
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$128.63
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Cycle Tour - Gold Diggers Trail

Cycle Tour - Gold Diggers Trail

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Gold Diggers Trail is a grade 1-2 cycle trail tour set amongst a spectacular Gorge backdrop. Cycle along river edge trails passing historical gold mining relics whilst crossing several bridges and finally through a 1100 meter tunnel. The Karangahake Gorge is Instagram perfect with multiple photo opportunities to capture this amazing scenic area. This tour will deliver it all- cycle trails, walking tracks, native NZ scenery and adventures into the gold mining tunnels left from a past era in NZ history. Gold Diggers Trail - Your Adventure Awaits.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$164.91
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$164.91

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House

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Explore one of the North Island’s most impressive natural wonders and see the national symbol of New Zealand on this shore excursion from Tauranga. Walk through the caves to see stalagmites and stalactites before boarding a small boat to the incredible Waitomo Caves, filled with glittering glow-worms. Then visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House to learn more about the native birds. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.91
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$175.91

Full-Day Small-Group Rotorua Shore Excursion From Tauranga

Full-Day Small-Group Rotorua Shore Excursion From Tauranga

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When your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, experience the wonders of New Zealand's North Island in a small group on this full-day tour to Rotorua. Take in sights such as Mount Maunganui, Sulphur Bay on Lake Rotorua, hot springs around Rotorua, and places of importance to the Maori people. Taste fresh kiwi fruit at an orchard, stroll through the Redwood Forest, and admire the manicured grounds of Government Gardens. Your small-group tour includes guide, entrance fees, air-conditioned transportation, and port pickup and drop-off.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.56
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$72.56

15,000ft Tandem Skydive in Bay of Plenty

15,000ft Tandem Skydive in Bay of Plenty

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See the summery Bay of Plenty from a different perspective – as you’re freefalling from 10,000 feet in the air! It doesn’t matter if you’re a first-time skydiver: on this tandem skydive, learn as you go as you fall with your instructor, who takes the lead and offers personalized guidance when you want to take over. Enjoy bird’s-eye views of local landmarks, from Maunganui and White Island close by to the Rotorua Lakes, Mount Ruapehu and, if the visibility’s good, even Mount Taranaki.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$339.45
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$339.45

12,000ft Tandem Skydive

12,000ft Tandem Skydive

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Once you’re done exploring the Bay of Plenty on foot, discover it from a different perspective with this tandem skydive from 12,000 feet. Savor otherwise-inaccessible views of Tauranga, Mount Maunganui, White Island and more – you can even see all the way out to Mount Taranaki on a good day! At 12,000 feet, experience the thrill of free-falling in safety with your instructor in charge of your parachute.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$288.60
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$288.60

Adrenalin Forest Obstacle Course in the Bay of Plenty

Adrenalin Forest Obstacle Course in the Bay of Plenty

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New Zealand’s well known for adventure tourism, but it can be difficult to find exciting locations that are fun for the whole family. Adrenalin Forest solves that problem – located in the heart of the Bay of Plenty, surrounded by pine forest and native ferns, it has over 100 challenges ranging from the child-friendly to the ultra-challenging. Book in advance to avoid getting shut out by group bookings.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.16
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$32.16

Hobbiton Movie Set and the Geysers of Te Puia, Rotorua

Hobbiton Movie Set and the Geysers of Te Puia, Rotorua

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Visit two of the North Island’s top attractions in one day with this tour to the Hobbiton movie set and the geysers of Te Puia and Rotorua. Take a 2-hour guided tour of Hobbiton that includes plenty of ‘Lord of the Rings’ trivia. Then see Pohutu Geyser and other geothermal wonders in Te Puia Whakarewarewa Valley. You’ll also hear commentary about Maori culture, and view lots of stunning scenery.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$183.24
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: White Water Rafting Adventure

Tauranga Shore Excursion: White Water Rafting Adventure

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Docking in Tauranga? Get a taste of Maori culture and have a wild white water adventure with this charter tour. With a professional and experienced guide (and of course safety equipment!), careen through a river canyon on a white water raft, then pick from a range of options, from a gondola to clay bird shooting, for the second part of the tour.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$393.04
Price varies by group size
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$393.04
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60 Min Full Motion F-18 Simulator Session

60 Min Full Motion F-18 Simulator Session

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The only full motion F-18 simulator in NZ or Australia outside of the military. Highly rated by ex military and commercial airline pilots. Whether it's just flying around, taking off and landing or full on combat, this is the most realistic combat aircraft simulator around. NB: Combat is not recommended to 1st time flyers
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.48
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$111.48

Waimarino Adventure Park

Waimarino Adventure Park

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Enjoy wet’n’wild adventure with the family at the Waimarino Adventure Park in Tauranga, New Zealand. Inside the park, choose from a whole host of exciting rides, slides and chutes. Bounce on the water trampoline, test your head for heights on the climbing wall, fly through the air on the Tarzan swing or challenge a friend to a gladiator duel. Hire kayaks and pedalos, or simply soak up the rays at the water’s edge. With all activities included on the pass, enjoy excellent value for money all day long.
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  • 1 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.72
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$33.72

Shore Excursion in Tauranga with DayTrippers Cycle Tours

Shore Excursion in Tauranga with DayTrippers Cycle Tours

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DayTrippers Shore Excursion Cycle Tour combines riding electric mountain bikes with amazing NZ scenery in the historical gold mining area of the Karangahake Gorge. Our passionate guides will ensure your day excursion is great fun, safe and an authentic kiwi experience. DayTrippers is all about Best Gear, All Abilities, Fully Catered and Awesome Guides.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$164.91
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$164.91

Cycle Tour - Harbour Hoorah!

Cycle Tour - Harbour Hoorah!

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This picturesque 3 hour cycle tour will take you on an ebike adventure around the harbour edge and inner city trails of Tauranga city. Your awesome guide will provide local history and stop at locations to capture those instagram perfect photos. Along with your Giant Fathom electric mountain bike and helmet, we will provide you with NZ bottled water and local snack treats to fuel your adventure enroute and just for fun an ice cream to celebrate the end of your tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.89
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$67.89

Family Bike Hire in Mount Maunganui / Tauranga Area

Family Bike Hire in Mount Maunganui / Tauranga Area

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These delightful bikes offer you the freedom to ride, to exercise, to move. Feel the wind and sun on your face with your little ones seated safely in front and behind you. What better way to cruise the streets on your summer holiday. Go to our website to read about our unique child carrying bicycles 'The Chariot' and their easy to ride counterparts 'The Cruiser'. Kids or no kids, or even riding with your little pooch - we have a bicycle for you! Visit us at the Mount Maunganui Main Beach on our specified trading days, or make contact to enquire about full day hire.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.72
per group
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$10.72
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Harley Tour of the Mount 20mins

Harley Tour of the Mount 20mins

Cruise around beautiful Mount Maunganui on a Harley Davidson. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the immediate area.
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  • 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.32
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$29.32

Yoga Class

Yoga Class

Our yoga classes are designed to keep you happy and healthy with poses and sequences you can take home and on your travels.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.68
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$11.68

Kick Ass Adventures

Kick Ass Adventures

Cruise Mount Maunganui with Us Our open aired 4 wheel drive ATV is ideally placed to carry 5 passengers, plus our local driver to show you the sights of New Zealand's premier beach location and the many sights that this beautiful part of the world has on offer.
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  • 15 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.98
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$54.98
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Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Kiwi Fruit Orchard Themed Cart Ride

Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Kiwi Fruit Orchard Themed Cart Ride

Visit two natural attractions in Rotorua on this full-day tour. Start off at the Rotorua geothermal geyser where groups of Maori people have lived and worshipped for generations. Learn about the Maori culture and how they use the geothermal geysers, mud pools, and steam vents. Then head to the KiwiFruit Orchard cart for a guided tour and finish off with a complimentary kiwi cream.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$133.40
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$133.40
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Day Excursions

Day Excursions

We take care to treat you with kindness and respect, Our motto is do unto others what you would have done to yourself. Our vehicles are very tidy and there is plenty of room to sit and enjoy the day with us.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$571.70
per group
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$571.70
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