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Private Group Shore Excursion – Tauranga / Christchurch / Dunedin

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3 full day shore excursions


Up to 30 days

Group Size

14 people




These excursions are specially designed for a private group tour of 12 to 14 adults on specific dates in Tauranga, Christchurch and Dunedin whilst visiting these ports whilst cruising around New Zealand on the Celebrity Edge.

Tauranga – 16th February 2024

09.00 Meet and Greet in Tauranga

09.00 – 10.00 Tour through Mount Maunganui taking the coastal route through to Rotorua

10.00 – 10.45 Stop at Okere Falls and explore the loop track into the falls (return time approximately 45 minutes.

11.00 – 1.30 Hells Gate – here I would recommend the Hells Gate experience, which includes the 1 to 1.5 hour walk through this geo thermal wonderland followed by an exhibition of Māori carving and then use of the mud baths. This experience retails at NZ$105.00 per person whilst the mud baths by themselves at NZ$85.00 and the geothermal walk is NZ$42.00 per person.

There will be time at Hells Gate to have lunch ( at own expense)

1.30 – 3.00  Tour through the beautiful township of Rotorua located on the shores of Lake Rotorua, taking in all of the main highlights. If you didn’t have lunch at Hells Gate then there will be time in the Rotorua township.

3.00 – 4.30 Return to port via the Inland Road with photo stops on route and a brief tour of the township of Tauranga  prior to returning to port.

Cost per person NZ$210.00 per person including the Hells Gate Experience. This cost is based on a minimum of 12 passengers, should all 14 wish to travel the price is the same.

Akaroa 19th February 2024

08.30 – Meet and Greet in port (Lyttelton) and commence the excursion. Please note that this start time is based on our experience that in Lyttleton disembarkation is normally not permitted  until 8 am as the ship docks in a restricted area. We will be advised by the Port Company around 48 hour prior to the ships arrival as to the actual timing on the day and can adjust the start time as necessary.

09.00 – 09.30 Sightseeing from Lyttelton through central Christchurch to the Putting on the Avon

09.30 – 10.00 Punting on the Avon

10.30 – 12.00 depart for Akaroa travelling via Sign of the Takahe, Lyttelton Harbour, Little River and the Hill Top

12.15Arrive in Akaroa township with time to explore and lunch (optional, see pricing below)

13.30 Tour of the Giants House Akaroa

14.30 – Depart Akaroa and return to Lyttelton with a stop at Birdlings Flat on route.

16.30 – 17.00 Return to your cruise ship

Cost Per person on a private tour basis (the vehicle will be a 16 or 17 seater airconditioned tour vehicle – VW Crafter or similar) including Punting on the Avon and Giants House Akaroa  NZ$190.00 per person, based on a minimum of 12 persons travelling.

Dunedin 20th February 2024

09.00 Meet and Greet in Dunedin ( Port Chalmers)

09.00– 10.015 Tour from Port Chalmers to Dunedin City with a brief highlights tour taking in all of the main attractions including Baldwin Street, the worlds steepest street.

10.00 Arrive Larnach Castle for a guided tour of the castle and the grounds.

12.00 Depart Larnach castle and  travel through the Otago Peninsula to Taiaroa Heads and the Royal Albatross Colony where there will be time for lunch in at the centres café ( lunch is at own expense and admission to the Royal Albatross Tour is not included)

13.30 Depart the Royal Albatross Colony for Nature Wonders for a guided tour to see the Yellow Eyed penguins, seals and sea lions.

3.00 Depart Nature Wonders and return to Port Chalmers via the Otago Peninsula and Dunedin city with further sightseeing on route.

Cost per person NZ$195.00 per person including the Guided Tour at Larnach Castle and Nature Wonders Penguin Experience. This cost is based on a minimum of 12 passengers, should all 14 wish to travel the price is the same.

Cancellations can be made 30 days up to the date of travel without penalty. Cancellations within 30 days and up to 7 days prior to the date of travel will incur a 50% charge. Cancellations within 7 days will be charged in full. Please note that the pricing is based in a minimum of 12 people travelling, should for any reason the numbers fall below 12 then the individual pricing will need to be recalculated, unless covered by the cancellation fees as described above.


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