Tauranga Shore Excursion: Bay of Plenty Half Day Afternoon Highlights
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Bay of Plenty Half Day Afternoon Highlights

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Stop At: Kiwifruit Country, 316 State Highway 33, Paengaroa 3189 New Zealand

Enjoy a tour of a working kiwifruit orchard in the heart of New Zealand's kiwifruit industry. Travel on the unique 'Kiwi Karts' to learn about this amazing fruit and it's contribution to the Bay of Plenty economy. Plus, taste kiwifruit products at the small store on site.

After our orchard visit we venture to the nearby seaside settlement of Maketu. Here you will learn of the early settlement of the area - including pre-European Maori settlement of the Te Arawa tribe. Maketu was the landing site of one of the original waka (canoes) to venture from Polynesia.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Papamoa Beach, Papamoa New Zealand

Leaving Maketu we first travel alongside the Maketu estuary - home to a wide variety of birdlife. We travel back through the town of Te Puke (the kiwifruit capital of the world) to Papamoa Beach. Here you will see the city of Tauranga creeping along the beachfront. We stop so you can admire Maketu peninsula to your right, and Mt Maunganui in the distance away to your left along a sweeping 30 kilometre beach. Learn about the offshore islands and hear about New Zealand's worst maritime disaster.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Mt Maunganui Main Beach, Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga New Zealand

As we get closer to the ship we will discover the gold beach of Mount Maunganui - lined with million dollar homes. See why this is such a popular holiday destination.

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  • Professional and knowledgeable local driver/guide
  • Port pick up and drop off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Kiwi Kart orchard tour at Kiwifruit Country
  • Visit to Maketu
  • Entry/Admission - Kiwifruit Country
Not included
  • Any food or drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour requires some walking on paths, inclines and steps
  • This tour is not suitable for user of mobility scooters or wheelchairs (unless very small collapsible ones) . Folding walkers/frames can usually be accommodated but passengers must be able to enter a minibus using the standard steps. You must advise us at the time of booking if you are bringing any mobility device - failure to do so may result in you not being able to take the tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is the second half of our Tauranga Shore Excursion: A Day in the Bay tour. If you'd like a longer, more in-depth local tour please see that listing
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
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