Port of Tauranga Attractions and Activities
Located in the beautiful, sunny Bay of Plenty, Port of Tauranga is the largest port in New Zealand, both in terms of total cargo volume, and in terms of container throughput. The Port of Tauranga is situated in a natural harbour protected by Mount Maunganui and Matakana Island, and is a hub for wildlife tours and cruises, water taxis, car hire and other transport services.
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Full-Day Island & Wildlife Cruise or Half-Day Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise. Award winning #1 boatcruises in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui. A genuine kiwi experience in nature. Watch wild dolphins swimming up close. Orca killer whales, sharks, seasonal whale watching, penguins, seals, sunfish, school fish & seabirds. Join us on our large spacious boat for a shared lifetime experience. Bring the camera.
Waitomo Caves / Hobbiton Movie Set Combo. Small group tours designed for cruise ship passengers arriving at the port of Tauranga (Mount Maunganui). Visit Waitomo Caves then Cjays take you on a scenic country drive to the Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm - Lord of the Rings set. We then take you back to your ship. Book direct and receive a 20% discount
Small group and personalised tour specialists based in Tauranga. Tour options include exploring the fascinating geothermal wonderlands of Waiotapu and Waimangu near Rotorua, the film set Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves (Waitomo Caves / Hobbiton Movie Set Combo) Coromandel peninsula. Air conditioned, comfortable and roomy vehicles for your day tour. Book direct and receive a 20% discount
"DayTrippers" cycle tours showcase the beautiful Bay of Plenty region. We provide day riding trips using the latest Giant Fathom 3 electric mountain bikes to explore amazing scenery, eat healthy food and have fun. We offer personalised tour options specifically designed for Cruise Ship passengers arriving into Port of Tauranga, perfect for those looking for an active day's adventure.
Bay of Plenty fishing with your owner/operator guide Lindsay Hunt. Choose between inshore saltwater, coastal saltwater fishing or freshwater fishing. Taupo and Rotorua lakes, Whakatane and White Island, Tauranga. Whether you are after a world famous Taupo or Rotorua trout, White Island Kingfish or Inshore Snapper fishing in Whakatane, Ezyfishing Charters can help.
Our Scenic Cruises on the iconic KEWPIE are very popular. The boat cruises the inner Tauranga Harbour to isolated islands and peninsulas. There are options to Hop-on Hop-off at Matakana Island at no extra cost. Join us on the scheduled 1hr Scenic Cruises or hire the vessel for a scenic tour, corporate or party cruise. Licenced Bar.
Every year the Port of Tauranga sees cruise ships from Australia, the Pacific Islands, North America and Europe, pass through the Tauranga harbour. Port of Tauranga is situated close to the heartland of New Zealand’s North Island tourism industry, with the scenic wonders of Rotorua, Taupo and the Waikato (Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves), all being major draw cards for international tourists.
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