Tauranga (Rotorua)

New Zealand

Cruises to Tauranga (Rotorua)

Go walk-about and explore Tauranga, set on the beautiful Bay of Plenty. And indeed there are plenty of things to do. Head to the beach or discover Tauranga's lovely parks and rich history. Visit a village buried by a volcanic eruption and captured in a moment of time - a fascinating yet moving experience. Take a selfie at Hell's Gate, an aptly named geothermal park with boiling pools, fantastic geysers and mud baths, the largest of which is Poutamu, "the stairway to heaven."

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Tauranga
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    New Zealand Standard Time NZST
    UTC/GMT +12 hours
  • Language
    English is one of three official languages.
  • Currency & Shopping
    New Zealand Dollar (NZD) ATMs are widely available. Duty-free shopping is available.

Tauranga (Rotorua) TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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A Rotorua Maori Experience & Thermal Reserve

Explore a thriving center of breathtaking thermal activity and traditional Maori culture during this scenic, full-day vi...

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Highlights of Tauranga & Maori Culture

Discover the historic sites of scenic Tauranga during this delightful half-day orientation tour of the city. ...

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Hobbiton Movie Set

Tour the movie set where much of the blockbuster “Lord of the Rings” trilogy was filmed and visit many of the famed land...

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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

A scenic drive through the kiwifruit orchards of Te Puke begins your tour as you travel to Rotorua. Originally establish...

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Featured Tauranga (Rotorua) CRUISE ITINERARIES

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Hike or bike New Zealand’s verdant Te Mata Peak.

12-Day Australia & New Zealand

Get to know New Zealand with 9 consecutive port stops.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Sydney (Australia);
Auckland (New Zealand); Tauranga (Rotorua) (New Zealand); Napier (New Zealand); Wellington (New Zealand); Akaroa (New Zealand); Dunedin (Port Chalmers) (New Zealand);
DISEMBARK Sydney (Australia);
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Soak up the serenity of tranquil Mt. Maunganui.

16-Day Australia & New Zealand from Sydney

Cross Australia and New Zealand off your bucket list. | 2 overnights and 7 stops in New Zealand.
SHIP Norwegian Jewel
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Sydney (Australia);
Eden (Australia); Burnie (Tasmania) (Australia); Melbourne (Australia); Dunedin (Port Chalmers) (New Zealand); Akaroa (New Zealand); Wellington (New Zealand); Napier (New Zealand); Tauranga (Rotorua) (New Zealand); Auckland (New Zealand);
DISEMBARK Sydney (Australia);
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Imagine docking in beautiful Wellington Harbour.

14-Day Australia & New Zealand from Sydney

SHIP Norwegian Jewel
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Sydney (Australia);
Dunedin (Port Chalmers) (New Zealand); Akaroa (New Zealand); Picton (New Zealand); Wellington (New Zealand); Napier (New Zealand); Tauranga (Rotorua) (New Zealand); Auckland (New Zealand);
DISEMBARK Sydney (Australia);
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