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Sightseeing day tours from Tauranga visiting Rotorua, Hobbiton and the local area. See steaming vents, shooting geysers, bubbling mud pools, find a kiwi or search for a hobbit in Middle Earth. Small tours with maximum of 11 people. Travel in air...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
6 Edgecumbe Road, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
+64 7-571 2453
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

We were two couples that were picked up by Susanna. We could not have asked for a better guide or companion. Her knowledge was excellent, and nothing was too much trouble. We would highly recommend Susanna if you visit this area.

3  Thank Charles H
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 17 March 2014

We took this tour while in Tauranga and were not happy with the outcome. In our various correspondence through email or the Cruise Tours Tauranga website the following was stated: "The tour generally takes 6-7 hours and can be done in 6 hours. There would...More

1  Thank PharmDoc
FWT-CTT-2013, Owner at Cruise Tours Tauranga, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2014

Nancy, I am sorry you felt you had a bad experience. I went to great lengths to explain the awkward situation the Port of Tauranga put all the operators in that day as they changed the arrival and departure time of the other ship. Rather...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Garry led us on a very interesting and educational tour of the Tauranga and Rotorua area. Of special interest was a short walk between Green Lake and Blue Lake, and a stop in a redwood forest which was lovely. It was a great day, and...More

1  Thank chickadeeflies
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked Rotorua Naturally, which I wouldn’t recommend, and instead advise you should book a tour which includes admittance into the major thermal parks in Rotorua, pay the extra money and you will get a better tour. In leaving the ship it was a bit...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jeff showed us many attractions and provided an insightful commentary as the tour progressed. The highlight for us was the visit to the Kiwi fruit plantation

Thank James H
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Had a great day out, the weather was perfect, a little cool 20 c but great for October, the countryside very green and the Kuirau Park in Rotorua looking like spring has sprung. Absolutely recommend dipping your toes into the footbath in the park, a...More

2  Thank Gareth S
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Bring a jumper as its cold during January ! good places to walk around the museum/garden near the port of Tauranga!

Thank Keely09
Reviewed 21 May 2018

What a wonderful tour! Our guide was so knowledgeable. Not only did she know Rotorua, but pointed out many sites along the way. She had a great sense of humor and answered all of our many questions patiently. We also went to Hobbiton with this...More

Thank nannan12015
Reviewed 17 April 2018

An amazing insight of local culture and ecology on the way to and from the Hobiton movie set. Our guide was so informative and keen to share her knowledge. All of our questions were clearly answered, whether they were political, historical, or just plain curious....More

2  Thank susanbN8266ZY
Reviewed 15 April 2018

This was the only tour which we booked in advance, and we were very happy. The tour was well executed. We started the tour from the beach, hot natural spring, Red wood... and finished it by visiting kiwi fruit farm. The van has good wifi.

Thank mai p
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Family tour for my wife’s birthday. Amazing Zip Line experience through native virgin NZ forest. Excilerating experience zooming over the forest and through massive native trees. Great guides and excellent hearing about the conservation of you awesome native bush and wildlife.

Thank jeff229
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This wonderful company was amazing- from our first contact by email to our amazing day spent in Rotorua and Hobbiton. We had the pleasure of having Susanna Shelton, one of the company directors take us in a clean, reliable and comfortable mini van. Susanna certainly...More

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8 January 2017|
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Response from FWT-CTT-2013 | Property representative |
Hi thanks for your enquiry. It's always better to book before you arrive to ensure you get the best choices. Often on very busy days when there are 2 or3 ships in Port the popular operators will be booked out. I hope this... More
27 January 2015|
Response from FWT-CTT-2013 | Property representative |
Hi Jane. Thanks for your enquiry. You can use this link to book with us and I will then send out more information. Great you have decided to come with us... I am sure you wont be disappointed! Under the name at the top you... More