• Cruise Shore Excursions

Cruise Shore Excursions

Enhance your cruise experience and make the most of what Rotorua has to offer. This option includes transport through various tour operators to and from the Port of Tauranga to Whakarewarewa – The Living Māori Village.

To book an excursion to visit Whakarewarewa – The Living Māori Village visit one of the following tour operators.

All Cruise Shore Excursions depart from the Port of Tauranga (Mount Maunganui). Returns are to the original departure point.


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NZ Discovery Tours

On these escorted tours, specifically for small groups of up to 11 guests , NZ Discovery Tours’ 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.

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Shore Trips & Tours

An experience with Shore Trips & Tours when you are greeted just outside the port gates and introduced to your guide for your small group tour to see the Highlights of Rotorua – and especially Whakarewarewa – The Living Māori Village. You’ll be taken the inland route, over the harbour bridge and through Tauranga to join the old drovers road to Rotorua. This historic route, carved by the first Māori settlers many hundreds of years ago, passes through stunning scenery, forests and deep gorges.
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Zealandier Tours

If you are visiting New Zealand on your cruise then Zealandier would like to assist with all of your shore excursions. Zealandier also offer a range of short tours which you can take either before or after your cruise.
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Scott Tours

Scott Tours are a tour company providing small group tours in the Bay of Plenty region and providing a personalised  experience for their tours is at the heart of what Scott Tours delivers. Scott Tours specialises in Rotorua day tours and guarantee a fun & relaxing day for their customers. Learn more

ND Kiwi

ND Kiwi offers day tours to cruise passengers, exploring some of the most exciting attractions in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions. Small group day trips are run throughout the year, as well as specialised tours outside the region and to lesser-known spots that are off the beaten track. Learn more

Corporate Tours

Corporate Tours endeavors to make your trip an interesting, enjoyable and personal one.  Tours are all customised to your personal tastes to ensure you get the experience that suits you.  Learn more 


John’s Trips

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Arrow Tours

Whether you’re visiting the beautiful Bay of Plenty on one of the many Cruise Ships that visit the Port of Tauranga, or you’re just looking for a great day tour, Arrow Tours can create an itinerary just to suit your group and offer a personally guided tour in one of our luxurious air conditioned minivans.
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Kiwi Excursions

Kiwi Excursions offers a wide range of tours. Some are directly operated by Kiwi Excursions, others operate in partnerships with top tourism venues and operators. Services and products are able to accommodate all needs – ranging from affordable transport and experiences, right through to luxury high-end bespoke experiences.
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  • "This was such a fun place to visit! Our tour guide was informative, honest, and hilarious all in one- truly a great tour! "
    Anon, via TripAdvisor
  • "We had a wonderful moment in this authentic place. It’s a real village were Maori are still living and it was very interesting to share with them and understand how they live."
    Anon, via TripAdvisor
  • "This was a real highlight of our stay in Rotorua. The tour guides...were very knowledgeable and passionate about the village"
    Anon, via TripAdvisor