Highlights: Local Beaches, Tauranga CBD, Local suburbs, Orchard’s and Fruit shop, Kiwifruit tasting, Beautiful Scenic Minden Lookout, Lost world Omanawa Falls, Lake McLaren, McLaren Falls, McLaren arboretum, café, and Mossops Manuka Honey Shoppe.
Tour Includes: Entry fees, Knowledgeable guide, complimentary bottled spring water.
Pick up Point: Dockside for Cruise Passengers
Why is Tauranga and its surrounds New Zealand’s fastest growing region??
Why is the region named "The Bay of Plenty" ??
There are obvious reasons why....
When you arrive into our stunning Tauranga Port, disembark take our Best of Town and Country tour and discover for yourself why....
"Its not called The Bay of Plenty for nothing"
Starting from outside the Port of Tauranga passenger exit gates, we begin this great day trip. Starting with the shores of our local beaches that make the area such a popular holiday destination. Then tour through the heart of the city, through two of Tauranga’s suburbs, one old and the other new.
Stopping first at a historic Cargo Shed Building located on the sparkling sea shore of Taurangas Central Business District. We then on to a commercial kiwifruit orchard and popular local fruit shop, sample the varieties of kiwifruit learn of the billion dollar Industry and the challenging times now faced.
Our trip continues onward and upwards now to enjoy panoramic views from the Minden Scenic Lookout, offering a premium vantage point over the city and expansive Tauranga harbour.
After this stop we continue our excursion onto McLaren Park Arboretum and popular recreational lake. We stop for Lunch in the cute Kaimai Country Café make sure you try there specialty the open NZ Lamb sandwich.
After lunch with the locals we tour onto the dramatic McLaren Falls, this is the junction of two river systems and a popular place for people to swim and where brave youth dive from breath taking heights.
Now for a little extra fun....By way of 4wd bus we have exclusive entry to the “Lost World" Omanawa Falls, these scenic falls will take your breath away and will undoubtably be a highlight of your Tauranga tour.
Our trip home sees us stopping at “Mossops Manuka Honey Shoppe” a boutique honey business and an opportunity to buy the famous anti bacterial Manuka honey products and a real creamy dairy milk ice-crème.
For more information, please visit the New Zealand Shore Excursions website...