Silversea Luxury Cruises Nach Tauranga

Tauranga

The population center of the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga is one of New Zealand's fastest-growing cities. Along with its neighbor, Whakatane, this seaside city claims to be one of the country's sunniest towns. Unlike most local towns, Tauranga doesn't grind to a halt in the off-season, because it has one of the busiest ports in the country, and the excellent waves at the neighboring beach resort of Mount Maunganui—just across Tauranga's harbor bridge—always draw surfers and holiday folk.

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Exkursionen in Tauranga

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Driver/Guide - Half Day

Explore Tauranga at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver/guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in Tauranga. Participation is limited to 8 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Driver/Guides are English-speaking; guides to converse in other languages may be available upon request; additional charges may apply. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship for assistance with your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Driver/Guide - Full Day

Explore Tauranga at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver/guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in Tauranga. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Driver/Guides are English-speaking; guides to converse in other languages may be available upon request; additional charges may apply. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship for assistance with your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Driver/Guide - Half Day

Explore Tauranga at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver/guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in Tauranga. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Driver/Guides are English-speaking; guides to converse in other languages may be available upon request; additional charges may apply. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship for assistance with your individual itinerary.

Lake Rotoiti Kayaking

Get up close and personal with the natural surroundings of native New Zealand birdlife and fauna. Travel to Lake Rotoiti and kayak the calm lake's edge, enter the glow-worm cave and relax in the natural hot pools.


Lake Rotoiti

Depart the pier for the approximately 1-hour drive to the lake. Enjoy a scenic sea-kayak experience past the cascading native bush including the Pohutukawa, New Zealand's native Christmas tree.

View classic kiwi holiday homes dotted amongst the cliffs and coves. Explore the quiet lake's edge with abundant birdlife before parting the bush to enter the glow-worm cave.


Hot Pools

Relax in the natural thermal hot pools as you reflect on your nature experience. Enjoy the myths and legends of the Maori people linked to Lake Rotoiti relayed to you by your guide.


Your tour concludes at back at the pier after an approximately 1-hour drive.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of physical activity and is recommended for guests in good physical condition in order to operate their kayak. This is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. The maximum weight limit is 308 pounds (140 kilograms/22 stones). Minimum age required is 8 years old. Jeans are not allowed, we recommend shorts or casual pants and a fleece or rain jacket depending on the weather. Approximately 2 hours in total of paddling.

Visit the home of blokart and have a blast on the land sailing machine, which has taken the world by storm. Super easy to use and great fun, these machines are awesome when the wind blows.


Blokart Recreation Park

Travel a short distance from the wharf to the blokart Recreation Park. The blokart is a fun, fast, compact wind powered go-kart which is very easy to use. Guests can also try the locally invented activity the new electric Drift Karts. These three wheeled karts are powered by an electric front wheel with unique drifting rear wheels. These three wheeled machines are perfect for those wanting some sideways fun!


Your tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of physical activity but is recommended for guests in good physical condition in order to operate their kart. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility or those guests who utilise a wheelchair as long as they have use of their arms. Please wear closed toe shoes and light, comfortable clothing. Minimum age to participate is 8 years old.

Indulge your senses with director Peter Jackson's cinematic tribute to writer JRR Tolkien during this fascinating excursion to the Hobbiton movie set. Originally constructed in 1999 for the filming of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the movie set was rebuilt in amazing detail in 2010 for the filming of The Hobbit and its sequels.

Volcanic White Island by Helicopter

Enjoy a breath-taking aerial journey to New Zealand's only active marine volcano on this tour. Land on White Island, don your safety gear and proceed on a guided walk with your pilot.


Pacific Ocean

From the ship, a short transfer brings you to the Tauranga Airport. Following a safety briefing, board your helicopter and depart on your 30 minute flight over the sparse, open expanses of the Pacific Ocean to White Island.


White Island

Set down on the floor of the crater and disembark for an hour-long exploratory walk with your guide around the volcano. Enjoy the visual spectacle, surrounded by the constant noise of active fumaroles scattered throughout the confines of the crater. Then venture across the crater floor, crossing numerous small streams to stand on the edge of the crater-lake.


Finally, re-board your helicopter for the scenic 30 minute flight back to Tauranga and your ship.

Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of activity; however, it is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair or those with limited mobility. Walking on White Island is on uneven and over undulating crater surfaces and guests may experience unpleasant volcanic steam venting from the crater. Comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes and a warm jacket are recommended. Breathing masks and helmet are provided. Helicopter type is dependent on aircraft availability. Seating is at the discretion of the pilot and is based on weight and balance requirements. All guests are asked to submit their weights in advance to the Shore Concierge on board. Due to weight and balance limitations, as well as guest safety and comfort, the maximum weight per passenger must not exceed 286 pounds (136 kilograms/20.43 stones). All seats are utilised and seating adjacent to a window cannot be guaranteed. Price is per person. Flight is subject to weather conditions and may be cancelled or altered at pilot's discretion. Space is very limited; there is a minimum/maximum amount to operate this tour, we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Sailing Lake Rotoiti

Take a relaxing sail aboard the 'Tuia", a beautiful 53-foot catamaran. You will discover Lake Rotoiti, one of the nine beautiful lakes in the Rotorua District.


Lake Rotoiti

Take a two and a half hour sailing trip on Lake Rotoiti, one of the most beautiful of the many lakes in the Rotorua region. Sail past the bubbling geothermal springs of Wharetata Bay and the small bush covered islands of Motumauri Islands teeming with native birds. On your charter you will sail by Tapuaekura Marae and view this complex that is an integral part of the Maori community who live around the lake. Cruise past other secluded bays with native bush clad shorelines and holiday cottages. While on board a picnic style lunch will be served along with a selection of beverages. Your hospitable hosts will make your sail memorable.


Return to the pier to where your ship will be waiting.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of activity, however it is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those guests who utilise a wheelchair. Wear lightweight clothing and comfortable footwear and we recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.

Tauranga Panoramic Drive

Discover the historic sites of scenic Tauranga during this delightful half-day orientation tour of the city. Tauranga is the most populous city in the Bay of Plenty region of the North Island of New Zealand. It was settled by Māori late in the 13th century and by Europeans in the early 19th century and was constituted as a city in 1963.


Tauranga

Depart the Port of Mount Maunganui for the drive across Tauranga Harbour to Tauranga, the principal city of the Bay of Plenty. The city's founders, a group of 19th-century missionaries, left a legacy of well-planned parks and gardens for future residents and visitors to enjoy.


Elms Mission House

Next, pass by the Monmouth Redoubt en route to the Elms Mission House, built in 1847 by Archdeacon Brown. Upon arrival, the guide leads you through the historic home and lovely garden surrounding the Georgian-styled home.


Te Puke

From here continue to Te Puke, kiwifruit capital of the world, with a guided visit to a Kiwi fruit orchard. This will give you a chance to see and learn about the unique kiwifruit where the workings of the orchard will be fully explained. At the end of the tour you will be able to taste and sample the fruit.


Following your tour of the kiwi orchard, re-board your coach for the return drive across the Matapihi Road to Mount Maunganui and your ship.


Please note: This tour involves a panoramic drive with a moderate amount of walking at the mission house and orchard to explore fully. It is suitable for guests with limited mobility; however, wheelchairs cannot be accommodated. Order of sights seen may vary in sequence.

Geothermal Wonderland

Rotorua is one of New Zealand's most popular tourist centres, made famous by its Maori culture and thermal waters. Discover New Zealand's natural marvels, its geothermal system on this tour.


Rotorua

From Tauranga, it is a 90-minute drive to Rotorua, beginning with a scenic journey inland through the kiwifruit country of Te Puke, the 'Kiwifruit Capital of the World'. This small furry fruit, once known as the Chinese gooseberry, has done a great deal to boost the area's prosperity.


Te Puia

Pass through Rotorua, to one of New Zealand's leading cultural and thermal attractions. See young Maori apprentices being taught the ancient art of carving and weaving before discovering the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, Rotorua's largest and best known thermal area. Exploration of the site is on foot, you will past boiling mud pools and the soaring Pohutu geyser. This incredible display of nature's raw force provides insight into the awesome natural forces at work below. Keep an eye out for the native Kiwi bird, New Zealand's national symbol.


Afterwards, begin the approximately 90-minute drive back to Tauranga and your ship.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking with approximately one-half mile (800 metres) of pathway at Te Puia which is along paved and well maintained tracks. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Driver/Guide - Full Day

Explore Tauranga at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver/guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in Tauranga. Participation is limited to 8 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Driver/Guides are English-speaking; guides to converse in other languages may be available upon request; additional charges may apply. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship for assistance with your individual itinerary.

Landprogramme in Tauranga

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Maori Mysteries & Rotorua

Discover one of New Zealand's most fascinating geothermal and cultural regions. Take a guided walk through Waimangu Volcanic Valley, the world's newest geothermal system, visit Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake and world-renowned trout fishing capital. Explore Tongariro National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lastly, no visit to this region would be complete without a tasting of superb local wines.


02MIDTRG-A Maori Mysteries & Rotorua

Departure: Tauranga, January 28, 2017

Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights

Re-join ship: Wellington, January 30, 2017

Reserve by: November 15, 2016


This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations by November 15, 2016. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis and the programme price is subject to change. Payment in full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. This programme is non-refundable if cancelled within 90 days of sailing. Space on this land programme is limited; however, a minimum number of participants are required for its operation.



Saturday, 28th January - TAURANGA - ROTORUA

From Tauranga travel through Te Puke, the heart of the kiwi fruit country, past beautiful rugged countryside and dense forest before reaching the famous geothermal area of Rotorua. On arrival at the Te Puia Thermal Reserve, you'll be welcomed by a Maori guide before being led on a walk through the thermal area past bubbling mud pools, natural springs and sprouting geysers. Further along, at the Maori Arts and Crafts center, you will be immersed in Maori culture as you watch the Maori carvers and weavers at work.


From Te Puia travel by way of the Government Gardens, dominated by the Tudor-style Bath House which is now a Museum. The Gardens are also noted for their bowling greens and croquet lawns which are well used by the local people. Leaving the Gardens the tour passes Queen Elizabeth Hospital, world renowned for its treatment of arthritic and rheumatic ailments, then follow the Rotorua Lakefront, where you may see duck, black swans and some sea birds.


After a short journey, you'll board an 8-seater aerial gondola for a leisurely scenic ride up Mount Ngongotaha to the Skyline Restaurant for lunch. As you gently ascend, you'll be rewarded with a 180° stunning panorama of Rotorua, the surrounding geothermal areas and lakes. At the summit, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch in spectacular surroundings.


Return down the cableway and transfer to the hotel, where the rest of the afternoon is free to explore independently until the transfer to dinner this evening.


This evening transfer to Mitai for a Maori Concert and Hangi dinner. Located near the Rainbow Springs complex Mitai was started in 2003 for the express purpose of giving visitors a more personal, unique and authentic cultural experience. The show is held outdoors in the forest and the Hangi meal is provided at the completion of the show. Time is available for questions and photographs for those who wish to get up close and personal with the warriors.


The show is a raw, unembellished and enriching experience suited to the traveler who is looking for something a little bit more authentic than is provided elsewhere. Also included is a short bush walk to look at glow-worms in their natural surroundings. Following tonight's concert and dinner, you will be transferred back to your hotel.


Overnight at the Regent Rotorua or similar.


Sunday, 29th January - ROTORUA - TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK


Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning.


Depart from Rotorua and travel through the manmade pine Forest to Waimangu. This unique scenic reserve is the only large hydrothermal system in the world wholly formed in recent times and as the direct result of volcanic eruption. Waimangu Volcanic Valley and Lake Rotomahana were created on June 10 1886 by the Tarawera Eruption, and their history is extremely well documented. This is one of the few places in the world that has had its development recorded and measured since the day it was created.


Waimangu Valley is a tranquil, uncrowded place with an easy walkway partly through bush. The pathways have been designed to allow intimate involvement with the outstanding geothermal features and plants. Often referred to by visitors as "the most beautiful place we have seen in New Zealand." You will see spectacular large craters filled with hot colored or clear water, silica terracing, hot running streams, fumaroles and hot springs.


Following the visit continue to Huka Falls. At the Huka Falls, the Waikato River which is normally 110 yards wide, is squeezed through a 20 yard wide gorge and over a 66 foot drop. Every second up to 7,800 cubic feet of water gushes through the gorge and shoots out over 26 feet beyond to create a beautiful blue/green pool. The name Huka is the Maori word for 'foam', which is appropriate as the falling water and rapids certainly resembles foam, especially under flooding conditions.


Continue to Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake and a world-renowned trout fishing site. Lunch is included in the Beach Brasserie at Manuel's Resort. This is right on the beach, and offers you a casual style restaurant featuring fresh New Zealand produce. Enjoy the fantastic menu options and relax as you take in the scenic lake views.

This afternoon, travel around the northern and eastern shores of Lake Taupo. Continue through the village of Turangi to enter the Tongariro National Park.


Tongariro National Park is the oldest national park in New Zealand. It has been acknowledged by UNESCO as a mixed cultural and natural World Heritage Site. The Park stretches around the massif of the three active volcanoes Mount Ruapehu, Mount Ngauruhoe, and Mount Tongariro. In 1886 in order to prevent the selling of the mountains to European settlers, the local tribe had the mountains surveyed in the Native Land Court and then set aside as a reserve in the names of certain chiefs one of whom was Te Heuheu Tukino IV (Horonuku), the most significant chief of the Maori Ngati Tuwharetoa tribe. Later the peaks of Mount Tongariro, Mount Ngauruhoe, and parts of Mount Ruapehu, were conveyed to The Crown on 23 September 1887, on condition that a protected area was established there.


Whakapapa, on the northern side of Mount Ruapehu in New Zealand's Tongariro National Park, is one of the mountain's two commercial ski fields. Access to the ski field is by the 4 mile Bruce Road. A stop will be made at the 'Top o' the Bruce', for photographs before descending to your hotel.


The remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure. An optional self-guided walk is available should you wish to the Taranaki Falls. This is a great afternoon walk. The falls tumble over the edge of a large lava flow, which erupted from Ruapehu 15,000 years ago, then plunges into a boulder-ringed pool. From below the falls there are fabulous views into the water-worn gorges of the Wairere Stream. This is a loop track of less than 4 miles and will take about 2 hours.


Dinner is included at the hotel this evening.


Overnight at the Chateau Tongariro Hotel.



Monday, 30th January - TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK - MOUNT BRUCE - WELLINGTON


Start your day with a good breakfast at the hotel.


On leaving the hotel, retrace yesterday's route to join Highway 1 at Rangipo. The Rangipo Desert receives 59-98 inches of rainfall per year, but resembles a desert because of a poor soil quality and drying winds, and also due to the mass sterilization of seeds during a series of violent eruptions, particularly ignimbrite flows about 20,000 years ago. The vegetation is low and sparse, consisting of mainly tussock and snow grasses. The headwaters of many small streams, which later turn into large rivers, gouge deep serrated valleys through the unconsolidated ash and pumice-rich earth. The climate here is harsh and alpine as much of the desert lies at an altitude of over 3,300 feet above sea level.


Continue south, with the volcanos of the Tongariro National Park to your right, to Waiouru, where the New Zealand Army's largest military establishment and training grounds is located. Descend from the Volcanic Plateau through a number of small settlements to Woodville before passing via Pahiatua and Eketahuna to Mount Bruce.


Puhaka Mount Bruce is New Zealand's National Wildlife Centre for conservation of some of the most endangered wildlife. It is also a center for environmental education and an eco-tourism destination. Kiwi, kokako, kaka and other wildlife are now being restored to the forest with the support of the local community. It is here that you will become knowledgeable about New Zealand's unique conservation history. Interactive displays in the visitor center are fascinating and fun for children and adults alike. Intriguing stories are told about Mount Bruce and its vision, challenges and achievements via interpretation displays. The National Wildlife Centre at Puhaka Mount Bruce is a nationally and internationally recognized captive breeding facility for a number of threatened bird species. Join a Department of Conservation Guide for a walk around through the ancient lowland pod carp forest and learn about the species recovery program.


A light lunch will be included today at Mount Bruce.


Departing from Mount Bruce continue to Masterton and through the Wairarapa farmlands to Greytown. Greytown was first settled on 27 March 1854 under the Small Farms Association Settlement Scheme and was named after Governor Sir George Grey, who arranged for the land to be bought from local Maori. There is a short time to browse the main street stores in Greytown with their Victorian architecture before travelling to Martinborough. John Martin is regarded as the town's founder and set out the first streets in the pattern of the Union Flag in the 19th century. Many of the town's streets are named after foreign cities visited by Martin.


A tasting of local wines is included at Murdoch James wines. Roger and Jill Fraser first planted Pinot Noir and Syrah on the river-stone terraces of the region with the focus on producing wines of distinction. Today, Roger's son Carl Fraser is a winemaker. The lime based soils of their Blue Rock Vineyard allow Murdoch James Estate to create white wines that combine vibrant fruit flavours with a long, lingering minerality, and red wines of complexity and character.


From Martinborough the route is through Upper and Lower Hutt, skirting the western shore of Wellington Harbour to the city itself. The capital, at the southern tip of the North Island, is a cosmopolitan center of government and commerce. It is known for its winds, its winding streets, its homes clinging to the hillsides, but above all - its harbor. Wellington has one of the most beautiful harbors in the world. It became the capital in 1865 when the seat of government was transferred from Auckland.

On arrival undertake a tour of the city which will include Oriental Bay, Mount Victoria and the Lady Norwood Rose Garden and Begonia House. The tour will end upon your return to the ship.


Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure involves a moderate amount of activity - some uneven surfaces, stairs and periods of standing. This programme is not suitable for guests confined to a wheelchair. Not all sites are accessible nor served by elevators. This programme will be accompanied by a driver/guide. For dinner at Chateau Tongariro, gentlemen will need a shirt with collar and a jacket.


Programme Includes:

· Two-night stay at Chateau Tongarira

· Two breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners (soft drinks, house wine, local beer are included with all meals except at the Phuhaka Mt. Bruce café)

· Services of a driver/guide throughout programme

· All sightseeing and transfers as described in itinerary above


Not Included:

All meals and drinks not specified above, gratuities for driver/guide, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items.


All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years of age and older. This description is a general overview of this programme. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays, changes made by airlines, government activities, and weather, require. The programme described is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.