Shore Excursion: Local Tasting Tour From Tauranga

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    , Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience., Shore Excursion: Local Tasting Tour from Tauranga, 3/31/2021 - 5/31/2023 Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise portH.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from the Port of Tauranga, the Tauranga airport & local accommodation.
    At the Port of Tauranga we will meet you at the port gate; your name will be held up .. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


A day of Epicurean delights, visiting a boutique brewery, top restaurants, medal-winning wineries and finishing with a cocktail and dessert at our last venue, overlooking our beautiful harbour. Clients enjoy the diversity of venues and the variety of tastings. A chance to treat your palate!
This approximately 61/2-hour small group tourhas a range of great sights to see on the way and the starting time can be adjusted to accommodate variations in ship arrival time.


Fully narrated tour

Small group ensures personal service

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Free port pickup and drop-off included

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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The local tasting tour begins at Mount Maunganui with a tasting at a boutique brewery, which produces a range of natural beers and ciders without preservatives or added sugar. Our next stop take us to the medal winning Leveret Estate for a presentation and tasting, there will be great scenery to enjoy on the way.

The tour will then return to Tauranga. If time and weather permits, you will head up to the Minden Lookout for an overview of the Coastal Bay of Plenty. On a fine day, White island, an active volcano, can be seen from the lookout. The tour travels on to the prestigious family-owned Mills Reef Winery for lunch (not included in price) and a wine presentation with tasting.

The day concludes with a cocktail and dessert at one of Tauranga's top restaurants overlooking the harbor. Afterwards, you will return ship-side via one of the best beaches in the Southern Hemisphere.

The tour cost covers transport, presentations, tastings, and dessert. It does not cover the cost of lunch at Mills Reef, where clients usually have just one course with a dessert is provided at the next stop.


Wine & Beer tastings


Light Lunch & Dessert


Entry/Admission - The Rising Tide

Entry/Admission - White House Te Puna

Entry/Admission - The Wine Portfolio Ltd.


Additional food and drinks not specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 18 years

Wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Contact tracing of clients in practice for authorities, if needed

Traveler Reviews

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  • 16-Apr-2022

    Paul was an excellent guide! A Well paced day, with great quality food, wine, beer and cider throughout!

  • 30-Dec-2021

    We did wine testing and cider factory for our friends leaving party. Lyn and Paul were great! Paul had awssome knowledge about wine and was very nice to talk to. We were prety loud girls, but he didn't mind. Great experience for anyone! When my family will come over from Európe i will definitely book this tour again! Highly recommend! Thank you! Tina and girls ;-)

  • 03-Apr-2020

    A slightly unusual trip in so far as that when we got to the wine tasting venue it was shut. Luckily we found an alternative venue a mile or so away and had lunch there but wasn't really wine tasting. Second stop at the portfolio winery was more of a warehouse on the main road, nice wine but not very scenic. The 3rd stop was for cocktails and dessert, this was a little strange as the guide and waitress had a disagreement in front of us about what we were allowed to have, awkward! We had a good day but it wasn't quite what we imagined

  • 08-Mar-2020

    Great day. Wonderful tour with wine and sights very informative about the area. Highly recommend this tour

  • 06-Feb-2020

    We booked the Tour through Trip Advisor rather than on the Ship We were met outside the gate at Tauranga at 10am as planned and returned the the ship before any deadline 4.30pm.Paul our host was brilliant he had great wine knowledge and was a character when we visited the first winery we had a food platter for 2 that was to die for along with the wine tasting and the second winery the wines host was excellent and to finish off we had a tour of Tauranga and a cocktail and a wonderful dessert at the newly renovated old Post Office

  • 04-Feb-2020

    This was an excellent tour! Very knowledgeable tour guide who took the time to provide detailed explanations about the region and to ensure that our experience was enjoyable. The wineries were wonderful, the tasting superb and the charcuterie board lunch was exceptional. Ending the day at the restaurant over desserts was the perfect way to complete a great day! Highly recommended!

  • 29-Sep-2018

    My husband and I went on this tour around Tauranga Sept 2018, Paul our tour guide was absolutely fantastic, it was a great day, well recommended to everybody! Thank you Paul.... From Chris & Elaine

  • 28-Feb-2018

    We booked a private Wine Tasting Tour with Paul Marston rather than a cruise shore excursion.The cost was similar to the cruise line but was for a longer day with food and wine included. Paul is an excellent driver and guide. We learned so much about the Bay of Plenty and surrounding area. We visited Mills Reef Winery for a most enjoyable tasting including a antipasto type platter. This was followed by a tasting at Leveret Estates where the sparkling wines that Judy poured were particularly enjoyable. Lastly, we traveled to the Karangahake Winery (I think formerly Ohinemeri Estate). A food platter and wine tastings were provided by Chantelle, the new owner of the winery. Along the way we stopped at a kiwi and a avocado farm. Paul was accommodating when our cruise ship schedule was altered. We highly rate this tour and would recommend it to others.

  • 28-Jan-2018

    This was a fantastic day spent with a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. The beer and wine were flowing as much as the laughter, would recommend this trip to anyone.

  • 24-Dec-2017

    A very good tour. Good wines and a knowledgeable guide.The only change I would make is going to the craft brewery at 10 AM is a bit of a stretch for me. I would recommend shifting the beer tasting to the last stop, not the first. Bow was and excellent guide and driver.

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