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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House provided by Tauranga Tasting Tours

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House

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2 adults
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  • 1
    Port of Tauranga Ltd
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 2
    Lake Karapiro
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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Important Information
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry to Waitomo Glow-worm caves
  • Entry to Otorohanga Kiwi House
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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GKimb wrote a review Mar. 2020
Saint John, Canada226 contributions64 helpful votes
We had a wonderful day exploring the Waitomo glow worm caves, kiwi sanctuary and the countryside of the Tauranga area. Our guide Bron was great. She is very informative and makes sure you get to see everything you want....including Hokey Pokey ice cream! Our tour was almost 7
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from tastingtour, Owner at Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House
Responded 5 days ago
Bron always makes sure clients enjoy their day, ncluding the hokey pokey experience! We're so glad everything went well & that the day went as you would have wished it to. We appreciate your supportive review.
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Robert C wrote a review Nov. 2019
Bohemia, New York294 contributions87 helpful votes
Bron, our guide, met us right at the port and took us to the Waitomo Caves and on the way pointed out local sights. From there we went to The Kiwi House where we were lucky enough to spot 2 Kiwis. It was an excellent all day tour and we returned to the ship in a timely fashion.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from tastingtour, Owner at Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House
Responded Nov. 9, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. W'e're pleased you enjoyed your day. We always ensure you get back to your cruise-ship on time; otherwise, legally, we have to get you to the next port!
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Jason W wrote a review Aug. 2019
Gosford, Australia3 contributions
My Partner and I had two fantastic Days with Paul on the Tours. We went to Waitomo and Rotorua. Paul is a font of local knowledge and gave a fantastic commentary during the tours. I cannot recommend these guys highly enough!
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from tastingtour, Owner at Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House
Responded Aug. 5, 2019
Paul thoroughly enjoyed being with you. Apologies that the "font of knowledge" couldn't answer your question about native land mammals; we appreciate your getting back with the answer! Thanks for booking with us!
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Jeri82 wrote a review Dec. 2018
Rapid City24 contributions3 helpful votes
Bron provided more information about the area than many guides would have. She has lived in the area her whole life and could tell us about the dairy industry and the kiwi industry. Everything went on schedule. The headset microphone made it possible for everyone in the van
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Date of experience: December 2018
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By: Tauranga Tasting Tours
sheldon g
Great tour to see Tauranga
The Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience tour was a lot of fun. Seeing geysers, boiling lakes and a Maori c
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Robert W
Waitomo Caves and Kiwi House
We chose to book this tour via Viator rather than through Viking Orion. In fact Viking did not offer a true tour of
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The Best Wine Tour we have ever been on includes Australian Hunter Valley and SA Barossa
We booked the Tour through Trip Advisor rather than on the Ship We were met outside the gate at Tauranga at 10am as
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william f
Better than expected
The concert was entertaining and explained some of the Maori culture. The performers seemed to enjoy what they were
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Informative & great day tour option
Paul was friendly, polite & informative for our shore excursion tour. He was patient & considerate of everyone in t
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Excellent full day
We were met at the wharf and continued with a comprehensive history of the area. Along the way we visited a Kiwi F
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Excellent experience!
Fantastic tour - professional, friendly tour guide, great itinerary, brilliant activities, modern bus, small group.
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Fantastic day
We were met at port by Bron who was an excellent guide for the day. Her knowledge for of the local area was fantast
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Fun day, well organized for us.
Our tour guide was excellent and we loved the geothermal and Maori visits. There was one issue with this tour, and
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Beer and wine tasting
My husband and I went on this tour around Tauranga Sept 2018, Paul our tour guide was absolutely fantastic, it was
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Great tour with an excellent guide
This tour was one of the highlights of our New Zealand Cruise and the credit has to go to Bronwyn. our excellent gu
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Taranga to Rotorua Tour
Paul was a great guide on our March 11 tour to Rotorua! We went to the Te Paui cultural center to attend a Maori c
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A Tour to Remember
We booked this tour for early March when our ship was to be in Taraunga however because of a cyclone we never made
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This was an interesting display of Maori culture
We were on a cruise, but booked this tour independently. It was interesting with demonstrations of dance and cultu
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Anne and Andrew M
A Great Tour
There were just the two of us on this tour as no cruise ships were in port. Paul picked us up from our hotel. He is
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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