Join us on this fun full day tour to Tauranga and Mount Maunganui
This is a small group tour from Rotorua, which makes your experience more personal and friendly. We will collect you from Hotel/Accomodation in Rotorua and travel to the Beautiful coastline of Tauranga. The journey to Tauranga is a tour in itself as we travel inland through the countryside, passing stunning lakes and deep forestry.
You will experience a 45min themed cart ride, guided tour through a working Kiwi fruit orchard, plus a complementary kiwi fruit ice cream.
Entrance to the mount hot pools, where you can relax and soak in the warm soothing tranquil waters.
Free time for you explore Mount Maunganui, whether you wish to climb the top of Mauao, (a dormant volcanic cone), or take the leisurely walk around. You may like shopping, enjoy a delicious bite to eat in one of the many restaurants or cafes or simple sit on the beach with an ice cream.
This is a small group tour from Rotorua, which makes your experience more personal and friendly. The journey to Tauranga is a tour in itself as we travel inland through the countryside, passing stunning lakes and deep forestry before arriving at our first attraction.
Te Puke - a suburb of Tauranga - where you will have the opportunity to visit a working kiwi fruit orchard. You will be taken on 45 minute guided tour onboard a themed kiwi fruit cart, where you will see the fuzzy little fruit growing on the vines, while learning a little knowledge about why this fruit thrives here! You have the chance to walk under the vines and get up close to the fruit growing. Learn how this wondrous fruit became established here in New Zealand which, surprisingly, it's not a native plant but an interesting story explains all! This is a stunning opportunity for photographs! At the end of your tour you will be invited to taste-test different varieties of this fruit plus jams, juices, and much more. Also included in the tour, you will be treated to a complementary local homemade kiwi fruit ice cream. Perfect for those hot summer days!!!!
We then make our way to Mount Maunganui, there is so much to do and see here, you will be spoilt for choice. We take you on a leisurely drive by, showing you the beautiful seaside town with shops, cafes, ice cream parlours and stunning walkways, including Mauao, a dormant volcanic cone standing 232 metres above sea level. There are several walking tracks around the mount. The walk around the base track is very easy and will take on average 45 mins. The walk up to the summit takes about 1 hour and requires moderate level of fitness, but once at the top the views of the Bay of Plenty region are truly breathtaking.
Your tour includes a visit to the Mount Hot Pools, where you can soak away the hours and relax in soothing tranquil waters. The pools are iconic in the Tauranga region and are popular with locals and visitors alike. There is a range of options for the whole family to enjoy, with individual pool temperatures varying from 31°c to 39°c for your comfort and relaxation. Get moving in the active pool, relax in the passive pool (with its comforting massage jets), and watch over your kids as they play in the nearby toddler’s pool with its slide, waterfall and fountains.
Mount Maunganui has been voted New Zealand’s best beach, ‘the Mount’ is the ultimate summer destination. With perfect white sand and thundering waves, you won’t find a better place to swim, surf, sunbathe and socialise. Holiday memories are made here.
Your tour includes some free time for you to enjoy at your leisure, whether its shopping, grabbing some lunch, sightseeing, joining one of many walking tracks or just relaxing with an ice cream on the beach, the choice is your! After a fabulous day out we make our way back to Rotorua, and back to your Hotel/Accomodation.