You will see
- Geothermal sights
- Great scenery
- Rotorua City
- Sheep and Farm Show
- Sheep shearing
- Stunning views from the Skyline Gondola
Departing from the Port of Tauranga, we cruise through the affluent beach suburb of Mount Maunganui, past the stunning beachfront millionaire homes. Then its out into the coastal countryside, through farmland and our regions most iconic products, the Kiwifruit. This industry started right here and we can make a stop at a production orchard to see and taste some of this amazing fruits products.
Heading inland, our route continues past native bush and forestry, two lakes, Lake Rotoiti and then Lake Rotorua. The city of Rotorua is New Zealand's tourism capital and is renowned for the geothermal activity that surrounds the city.
This tour visits the Agrodome for its world famous farm and sheep show, plus the Skyline Rotorua where you will ride the Gondola up Mount Ngongotaha. The order of the visits may vary depending on the tour start time.
At Skyline Rotorua we we ride the Gondola to the very top, this attraction offers a view like no other in the Rotorua, of the city, Lake Rotorua and the surrounding Geothermal areas. This is a good venue for lunch, with both a cafe and restaurant. There are plenty of options for the adrenallin junkies with Luge rides, Mountain Bike tracks, plus a few other stomach churning options.
Our other must-see attraction today is The Agrodome, set in 350 acres of fertile farmland. Here we take our seats for the legendary world-famous Agrodome Sheep and Farm Show. Such a fun packed hour - you will find yourself laughing at this entertaining show as you are introduced to 19 breeds of Sheep, witness live Sheep shearing, and see the talent of the farm dogs.
We then return to Tauranga by an alternative inland scenic route, through forests and farm land, deep gorges and finally across the Tauranga Harbour to rejoin your ship.
Please contact us so that we can provide a quotation for this tour to suit your group size.
- Agrodome Farm Show
- Collection and return to the ship
- Full commentary throughout
- Skyline Gondola cable car ticket
- Lunch is not included in the tour cost but you have cafe and restaurant options a Skyline, or we can visit a local cafe for lunch (your cost].
- You should be happy to ride the Gondola cabins up the mountain, these are sometimes over 50 feet above the ground.
please contact us for a quotation for your group
Will we have time for lunch at one of the locations?
Yes and you can choose one of the options at the Skyline or we can head into town to one of the local cafes.
The tour starts at 0830 but our ship does not arrive in port until after 9am.
The "usual" time for this tour is 0830 to 1630 but as the cruise ships often change their times of arrival we adjust the tour start and end time to suit. If your ship arrives too late for you to meet us by 0830, then please get off the ship as soon as you can [may need to be pushy with the ship crew] and meet us as soon as you can. Please note that we aim to be back at least 30 minutes before the ships sailing time and if your ship is departing before 1700 then we will start the tour earlier that 0830, so please come of the ship early [suggest 0730] so we can update you on the tour start time. You can also contact us by email or phone the day prior to confirm details.
I see that you need a minimum of 6 persons to run this tour, can 2 of us book?
Yes, the total minimum number needed to run the tour is 6, but we combine individual bookings to make up the numbers. This is a popular tour and we usually get 6 persons on most days. If there are less than 6 then we can offer you our standard Rotorua tour and will refund the price difference.