Tauranga Highlights Tour
Join our small group guided tour to experience natural wonders, history and culture around Tauranga and the local countryside. Visit significant cultural sites, take in amazing views over Tauranga, walk through lush native forrest, and enjoy a break at a cafe in a spectacular setting. 5 Hours. From $139

$169 Adult  
$139 Child
(under 16) 

  • Departures vary depending on cruise schedule
  • 6 hours
  • Historical & cultural commentary
  • Family & senior friendly

From Port Tauranga at the base of Mauao (Mount Maunganui) we travel into the countryside and up to the Pāpāmoa Hills Cultural Heritage Regional Park for panoramic views over Tauranga and historically significant pā sites (traditional Māori fortresses), we may even sing you a Māori waiata (song)...

Travelling inland to the Kaimai-Mamaku Forest park we visit the iconic McLaren Falls to marvel at this ancient lava flow geology, with interesting pothol formations carved out of the bedrock. At picturesque McLaren Falls Park we spend some time to relax and take in the scenery and wildlife at Lake McLaren, learn about the history of the area, explore the native forrest and enjoy a break for some tasty treats at the Falls Cafe overlooking the lake.

Next we take the back-roads through the rural countryside past sheep and beef farms and kiwifruit and avocado orchards, enjoying stunning views back towards Tauranga from the West before we return to Port Tauranga Cruise Terminal.

A great outing that takes in a variety of Tauranga's natural, cultural & historical highlights.


  • comfortable minibus transport
  • local driver/guide
  • light refreshments
  • cultural & historical commentary
  • Great time!

What to bring:

  • sun protection
  • water
  • dress for weather conditions