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Cruise Ship Visitors

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Will your Cruise Ship be docking in Tauranga Harbour?
Well then, we’ve got the perfect day excursion for you!

Cruise to New Zealand aboard one of the many ships that sail to and around New Zealand, each offering a unique experience.

The majority of cruise lines visit New Zealand during the October – April summer cruise season. A shorter winter cruise season also runs from April – July. Most of the world’s major cruise companies offer cruise services to New Zealand. In a typical year, more than 25 different ships visit New Zealand’s coast.


Cruises between Australia and New Zealand offer the opportunity to travel the length of both North and South Islands. Most depart from Auckland in New Zealand, or Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane in Australia. Typically they visit New Zealand destinations including the Bay of Islands, Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Fiordland. The Marlborough Sounds and Stewart Island are also popular ports of call.

Visiting Agrodome from a cruise ship

Shore Excursions

Agrodome is a popular inclusion in many shore excursion programmes offered by the cruise lines. The Port of Tauranga is the closest to us so if you are travelling to New Zealand on a cruise, look out for us when you’re planning your Tauranga shore excursion.

Shore excursions are the most convenient way of planning your time off the ship, as they arrange transportation, a great selection of activities and attractions to see in the limited time you have on land, and sometimes even organise a unique stop for lunch all for the one price declared up front. And better still, they will ensure you make it back to the ship in time to set sail overnight!

For Shore Excursion options try Hinterland Tours or Shore Trips & Tours.

Transfers / Tours ex Wharf

There are a number of companies who offer transfers through to Rotorua and Agrodome at the Tauranga Wharf. If you prefer to travel this way, please look out for them when you arrive.

Independent Travel

You can always make your own way to the Agrodome to experience life down on the farm on our various activities, we are approximately a 1hr 15 min drive from the Port of Tauranga.