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Visit BAY OF PLENTY, Tauranga, Rotorua Shore Excursions, Tours and Cruise Passenger Services
Visit BAY OF PLENTY, Tauranga, Rotorua Shore Excursions, Tours and Cruise Passenger Services
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Agrojet, Bungy, Freefall Xtreme, Shweeb
Feel the excitement of up to five of New Zealand's most iconic pulse racing adventure activities. There is something for all ages at Agroventures including: Bungy Jump, the Swoop and Sky Swing, Agrojet (the only commercial jet sprint boat activity in New Zealand), the one and only Freefall Xtreme wind tunnel experience and the incredible Shweeb suspended racing monorail (which is the only one of its kind in the world).
Take a stroll through our unique New Zealand Adventure Rides Info Hub, where you'll find heaps of cool stuff relating to adventure tourism including historical beginnings of adventure tourism, entertaining videos, fun facts and lots more...
Agroventures is a popular and unique destination for cruise passenger shore excursions and tours. Join an organised tour or hire a vehicle / guide and make your own way to the Agroventures adventure zone.
Telephone........ +64 7 357 4747
BLOKART HEAVEN (Papamoa)
Blokarts (Sail Karts) And Drift Karts
Come and visit the home of blokart and have a blast on our land sailing machines, which have taken the world by storm. Super easy to use and great fun for the whole family, these these agile machines are awesome when the wind blows and provide bucket loads of excitement, for all. Whether you are a seasoned 'professional', an enthusiastic novice or an absolute first time begginer - a day out at Blokart Heaven makes for a wonderful outdoor activity.
When you visit us, make sure you check out the new electric Drift Karts which are the latest attraction and craze. These three wheeled machines are perfect for anyone looking for a bit of sideways fun! Come and get your drift on at Blokart Heaven.
Telephone........ +64 7 572 4256
BRIARS HORSE TREK (Paengoroa)
Forest and Riverside Horse Rides To Amaze
Horse back ride with Briar through a paradise of peaceful forests, alongside the beautiful Kaituna river and across magnificent lush kiwi farm land. Escape the hustle and bustle of life with a relaxing ride amongs stunning New Zealand farm and forest, with acres of peaceful, sun dappled trails with wonderful views.
What to expect of our horses... Our beautiful, well cared for, happy and healthy horses have been lovingly crossbred for their calm and dependable temperaments, with bloodlines of Clydesdale, Quarter Horse, Appaloosa, Arab, Station Bred and Thoroughbred. Some of our horses have been bred and reared by the indigenous Māori people of New Zealand, whom have taken great pride in nurturing a breed of calm natured, strong, good all round horses. For many of our guests this is an unforgettable once in a life time horse riding experience. Our Trek is situated just south of Te Puke in the countryside at Paengaroa. Make a day of it, and combine your cruise ship day tour trip to Briars Horse Trek with a visit to Kiwi360 and/or Experience Comvita. Contact us today to arrange your Briars Horse Trek adventure.
Telephone........ +64 7 533 2582
FATBOY FISHING CHARTERS
Fishing, Harbour Tours & Sightseeing
Over 40 years of fishing and scuba diving experience in the waters off Tauranga, Mount Maunganui, Whakatane and all outlying islands including, Motiti Island, Mayor Island and White island. At Fatboy Fishing Charters, we promise personal attention with a 110% effort to get you 'fish on' and ensure a most enjoyable and memorable fishing experience in Bay of Plenty. Our convenient launch site in Tauranga, makes for an ideal full or half day boating and / or fishing adventure.
Your trip can be tailored to suit your time requirements, with visits to any of the outlying islands either for fishing or purely sightseeing. We can also arrange tours and cruise / run abouts of the beautiful Tauranga harbour with a stop at the pretty Omokoroa destination for lunch. Call Fatboy Fishing Charters for fish on!
Telephone........ +64 7 575 5986
KAITIAKI ADVENTURES (Rotorua)
White Water Rafting And Sledging
Kaitiaki Adventures are New Zealand's pioneers in Sledging. We take sledging to its ultimate extreme, by tailoring this unique outdoor activity into a safe and enjoyable adventure for anyone, even those with no previous sledging experience can experience the absolute thrill of this pulse racing water activity.
Kaitiaki Adventures is located in Rotorua, on the beautiful shores of Lake Rotoiti. We'll get you sledging in style with our world-class rafting and sledging abilities and happy fun-loving personalities, coupled with all the very best gear, to ensure a great experience you will never forget. A true sense of adventure, at one with nature. We're big on white water fun so come and join us on a thrilling sledging or white water rafting experience.
Tauranga cruise ship shore excursions and tours! We can arrange for a wonderful day out on the water to suit your limited time requirements. Visit our website or give us a call and we'll get you sorted. Group bookings by arrangement.
Telephone........ +64 7 357 2236
KAWARAU JET (Rotorua)
K-Jet Parasailing & Jet Boat Rides
Kawarau Jet and K-Jet Parasailing offers a mix of adrenalin pumping speed and spins combined with scenic views up to 400 feet high over Lake Rotorua and beyond. Are you a cruise ship visitor wanting a great day out in Bay of Plenty? Here is something really different, that will leave a lasting impression of your shore tour visit to the enduring destination known as Famously Rotorua.
Let us take you on a 30 minute action packed jet boat ride on the stunning Lake Rotorua where you will not only experience the power of our V8 jet boats but also take in the scenic beauty of Lake Rotorua with a twist of history and culture thrown in along the way. Our Parasailing experience is one not to forget, views that will amaze you, dry take off and landing to a height up to 400 feet. Go solo or as a tandem!
Lock and load our latest combo, SkyJet! A combination of jet boating and parasailing. Great fun for a cruise shore excursion or tour on Lake Rotorua. Our team are dedicated to delivering an iconic New Zealand action packed adventure experience in a safe environment, suitable for all ages.
Telephone........ +64 7 343 7600
NZ RIVER JET (Waikato/Rotorua/Taupo)
Jet Boat - RiverJet Geothermal Safari
Cruise ship passengers: Join us for a 3 part RiverJet Geothermal Safari as we begin our journey travelling from the Bay of Plenty, Port of Tauranga through farmland and kiwifruit country on your way to Rotorua. Take in the scenic geothermal activity, lush native flora and unique fauna as you pass through and tour Rotorua, then continue on your journey towards Taupo with this special cruise ship shore excursion tour. The anticipation and excitement of our tour highlight awaits your arrival. Step on board and buckle up for high speed thrills, spins and adventure on our exhilarating and spectacular Hamilton Jet Boat experience.
The cruise passenger shore excursion tour includes all transfers, tour guide commentary, park admissions and refreshment stops. Check out full details on our website, or give us a call for more information:
Telephone........ +64 7 333 7111
OFF ROAD NZ (Rotorua)
4WD Bush Safari Adventures & Karting
Off Road NZ is a sustainable premium adventure experience, creating fun memories, personal growth and lasting impressions. Established in 1992, Off Road NZ provides the best self-drive, off road vehicle experiences in New Zealand, including 4WD Bush Safaris and Monster 4x4 thrill rides. A favorite great new adventure is the opportunity to race one of our 390cc 4-stroke karts on New Zealand’s newest and longest Kart Sport circuit.
Off Road NZ is located on a beautiful NZ native bush-clad property on the Mamaku Plateau, just 20 minutes north of Rotorua City. The rugged, formerly volcanic landscape offers diverse terrain for 4WD vehicles and many other adventures within a wonderful natural setting. A day out at Off Road NZ is ideal for cruise ship passenger shore excursions, day trips and tours, getting you right into the midst of the great New Zealand outdoors. Claybird Shooting and Archery too!
Telephone........ +64 7 332 5748
Whitewater Rafting And Sledging
Arriving in New Zealand via a Cruise Ship? Want to raft the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world? Raftabout can offer you a door to door, once in a lifetime rafting experience from the Port of Tauranga!
Kaituna River Rafting Experience - if you're looking for an awesome day out, look no further than Raftabout! For white water rafting experiences, we've got 3 different river options so you can choose which river suits your fancy and ideal adventure activity. All our trips offer outstanding New Zealand scenery with varying amounts of white water challenges. For those persons who love adrenalin thrills, check out our Kaituna Waterfall trip, you’ll get a buzz going over the highest commercially rafted waterfall (a massive 7 metres). Available all year round!
Fancy a little Sledging? Visit our website for this extreme adventure activity. You'll need to be reasonably fit for this raging thrill, so come prepared for a unique 'Hydro Speeding' ride on the beautiful Kaituna River.
Telephone........ +64 7 343 9500
RIVER RATS (Rotorua)
Rafting & Freedom/Guided Kayaking
Welcome to River Rats, New Zealand’s white water rafting, Rotorua kayaking and adventure specialists. Based in Rotorua, River Rats Raft & Kayak have been offering quality adventures for over 25 years. We pride ourselves on a safety first culture with attention to detail. We are also the first rafting company in New Zealand to be awarded the Qualmark Enviro Gold Award!
We offer water adventures for everyone, from a gentle grade 2 scenic raft trip suitable for participants of almost all ages, right through to full-on grade 5 action featuring the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall. There are also plenty of Rotorua kayaking options available as freedom hire or a part of a guided tour. Paddle the local lakes to a secluded beach or enjoy a hot water swim only accessible by boat. The day is yours to explore at leisure with special itineraries for your Bay of Plenty cruise ship visit. Whether you are wanting to experience a family adventure, or seeking a cruise ship excursion or tour within the Rotorua, Bay of Plenty region, we have a range of rafting & kayaking options, other adventures, and even more exhilarating activities in and around Rotorua to choose from.
Telephone........ +64 7 345 6543
ROTORUA CANOPY TOURS (Rotorua)
Zipline Canopy Adventure
Welcome, to the only native forest zipline canopy tour in New Zealand and it is incredible - it’s high, it’s fun, it’s beautiful, it’s peaceful and you’ll remember it for the rest of your life! And it’s suitable for almost everyone, from children to grandparents! A Rotorua Canopy Tour makes for an ideal cruise ship shore excursion or tour for those wanting to get close to nature - really close! Set high amongst ancient native trees, deep within a 500 hectare forest, this 3 hour 'high flying' adventure combines fun and excitement with pristine natural beauty. This is the New Zealand natural environment you have been promised - paradise unspoilt!
Our guides look forward to taking you on a journey via an incredible network of trails, tree platforms, ziplines (flying fox) and swing bridges. The views are breathtaking, as you experience the thrill of gliding through an amongst ever changing landscape of unexplored forested valleys and the forest sub canopy.
Listen, and you'll hear the beautiful orchestra of native bird song resonating throughout the forest. Take a deep breath and be inspired by all around you. Visit Rotorua Canopy Tours, we'll take you there!
Please note that pre-bookings are essential.
Telephone........ +64 7 343 1001
ROTORUA PADDLE TOURS (Rotorua)
The beauty of Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is simple: it’s really like walking on water. The grace of surfing and the power of paddling combine to give you the most fun you can have on water. Come and join us for a relaxing experience, exploring the Rotorua waterways. Tauranga port of call - why not join us on a journey you’ll never forget. Shore excursions and tours with transport can be arranged on request. Contact us and we'll get you paddling.
Amazing trips around Rotorua's most spectacular waterways, filled with small coves, beautiful scenery and our legendary natural hot springs. Our staff have a wealth of experience working as outdoor instructors. Rotorua Paddle tour guides have spent many hours exploring the region so we will take you straight to our favourite spots. Let's go paddling in Rotorua - one of the best ways to experience New Zealand.
Telephone........ +64 7 0800 787 768
SKYLINE LUGE ROTORUA (Rotorua)
Luge Rides, Gondola & Winery
Skyline Luge is a fun, fast-paced family activity that everyone will enjoy! Part go-cart, part toboggan, the Rotorua Luge offers a truly unique outdoor experience suitable for all ages.
Found in the heart of New Zealand's scenic volcanic wonderland, this is where the Luging adventure all began in 1985. Rotorua Luge has three tracks of differing skill levels winding through beautiful forest. Once you reach the Skyline Rotorua complex, select from one of the three exciting Luge trails. Take off downhill on your luge through twists and turns to a backdrop of dramatic scenery and on down through our Redwood forest. Once at the bottom, ride the scenic chairlift back to the top of the course, and try a different track.
Don't miss out on one of the most popular Rotorua attractions!
The Skyline Complex makes for a great tour or shore excursion for cruise ship visitors. Spend the day and enjoy the scenic Gondola, Food Market Kitchen, Volcanic Hills Winery, Restaurant and Bar, Sky Swing and more at this popular tourism destination.
Telephone........ +64 7 347 0027
TAURANGA TANDEM SKYDIVE
Are you up for the ultimate adventure of a lifetime? Come and join the team at Tauranga Tandem Skydiving.
Experience the exhilaration of freefall from up to 12,000 feet. Tauranga Tandem Skydiving operates from the Tauranga Airport located just 5 minutes drive from the main beach and Tauranga cruise liner port of call. Being situated on the pacific Coast Highway touring route, this small personal dropzone is able to offer impressive views ranging from White Island through to Mount Ruapehu.
Our top rate facilities and friendly staff will ensure that your tandem skydive is remembered as one of the highlights of your holiday and an experience that will be treasured forever. Cruise in, and step out on a highly exciting excursion adventure over Bay of Plenty.
See our video on the Tauranga Tandem Skydiving website.
Telephone........ +64 7 574 8533
ZORB® ROTORUA (Rotorua)
Zorbit, Zydro & Zurf
ZORB® wants to ensure that you have something that is completely unique and different to anything else. That's why we have developed a range of ride options so you can ZORB® 'globe ride' until your adrenaline-craving heart is content. Get ready to jump and wiggle yourself into one of our globes and we will roll you down your chosen track! All of our ride variations have been safety tested numerous times by our highly trained team.
We offer wet rides, dry rides, Zig-Zag rides, straight rides...you name it, we have it, including the newest and most unique track built by ZORB® and the only one of its kind in the world - The Drop! Beginning with a leisurely roll to the edge of the hill followed by a vertical drop of approximately 25m into the unknown. With three deep switch-back corners built into it, The Drop provides thrills you won't experience anywhere else!
Telephone........ +64 7 357 5100