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Address: 14 Ridgemount Terrace | Welcome Bay, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand
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+64 7-544 1383
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US$93.60*
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Shore Excursion: Local Tasting Tour from Tauranga
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Shore Excursion: Rotorua Tour from Tauranga
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US$190.81*
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House

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Tour to Rotura

Visiting Tauranda on a Royal Caribbean Cruise in March we signed up for a tour with this company. The bus was comfortable for its size. Paul the driver had a lot of knowledge of... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
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Sydney, Australa
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Sydney, Australa
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Visiting Tauranda on a Royal Caribbean Cruise in March we signed up for a tour with this company. The bus was comfortable for its size. Paul the driver had a lot of knowledge of the area we were to visit. He was very helpful with my 91 year old Aunt who was using a wslker to get around. The visit... More 

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North Carolina
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134 reviews
79 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

My husband and I were on a cruise that stopped in Tauranga. This was our second time in that port. On the first visit, we went to the fascinating thermal areas of Rotorua. This time we wanted to visit the Glowworm Cave at Waitomo. We had a difficult time finding an independent tour operator who would take us there from... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We booked one of the buses for our group of 12 right when we got off our cruise ship when we ported in Tauranga. Our driver was Dave and he is possibly the nicest man ever. We had our own agenda as we wanted to visit a hot springs and he accommodated us and made suggestions such as where we... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We booked this tour prior to leaving on our cruise and were most pleased. Paul picked us up right at the port gate, very easy start to our day. We had a short tour of the lovely city of Tauranga and then were off to visit Rotoroa. Our van was comfortable and we appreciated the small group size. Paul provided... More 

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toko
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Paul was an excellent tour guide with a wealth of knowledge. Our wine and beer tastings in the Tauranga area were very pleasant and informative. Supplemented by a lovely lunch at Mills Reef Winery and a cocktail and dessert to end the day at The Nautilus overlooking the Harbour.

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aimee88
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely day with Paul doing a wine tasting tour in Tauranga. We went to a local brewery, two wineries and a restaurant on the harbour for a cocktail and dessert - each location was great and Paul was a friendly and knowledgeable local guide. We highly recommend this tour - lots of fun!

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Bathurst, Australia
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Went on a Wine tour with this company out of Picton. Small group more wineries and fantastic guide (actually the boss) Will tour with these guys any day. Booked it earlier as we were on a cruise and booked through Viatour. Half the price of the cruise ship and went longer and did 3 more wineries.

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Thank Pieter B
tgatastingtours, Owner at Tauranga Tasting Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. Unfortunately, we don't think it was for us, as we operate out of the Port of Tauranga, not Picton! We hope you get a chance to experience one of our tours if you come our way. More 

Virginia Water
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We were on a cruise and decided to make our own (cheaper) arrangements for a visit to Rotorua. We booked a local tour on the quayside which was considerably cheaper than the ship excursion. The tour and guide were excellent and highly recommended.

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tgatastingtours, Owner at Tauranga Tasting Tours, responded to this review

We're very pleased our Rotorua tour was a good one for you & hope the rest of your cruise went well. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your doing so. More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

If you're tasting wine you clearly don't want to have to drive home,- or shouldn't!,so this is just one of the many benefits of travelling with this company,-they pick you up and drop you off at your homes.On a not so sunny Sunday we headed out to the Ohinemuri Winery in the Karangahake gorge -(you know the sign that points... More 

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tgatastingtours, Owner at Tauranga Tasting Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a comprehensive & wonderful review. We thoroughly enjoyed your company & look forward to seeing you on future tours. The nice thing about winery tours is that you can enjoy yourself, despite the weather sometimes being inclement! We agree that Ohinemuri Winery is a special venue & well-worth visiting. More 

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Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

We are a group from thailand.Paul is very nice and kind.He is knowledgeable.He really determine to work.He take us to taste nice wine.Also at the end of the day he brought us to shopping at souvenir shop.It was not even in the route that back to our hotel. For Day2 at hobbiton His friend's Dave is the guide .He also... More 

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tgatastingtours, Owner at Tauranga Tasting Tours, responded to this review

Dave & Paul really enjoyed the company of your happy, lively group & we hope to see you back this way. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! We hope the rest of your trip to NZ was as you wanted it to be & that you have many good memories. More 

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