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Covid 19 precautions, protocols, and security features

Each shore excursion featured here, and operated by Kiwifruit Country Tours Ltd, is planned and delivered in accordance with cruise lines’ strict requirements and agreements.

Features include
  • Minimum guest numbers per excursions reduced to 12 per excursion with maximum numbers according to cruise line guidelines per coach (providing for social distancing).
  • All excursion destinations and venues included in the excursions are private and exclusive to each excursion ie no general public or other tourists have accessibility.
  • PPE and sanitising stations provided on coach and at each destination and venue.
  • Each excursion is accompanied by a step-on guide who is trained in Coronovirus Health and Safety guidance and management of purpose-specific regimes.

During your New Zealand voyage, you will cruise into the Bay of Plenty, the home of a basket of the world’s most nutritional foods.
While enjoying your port visit to Tauranga, choose an excursion featured here, we can take you to the heart of this glorious Bay of Plenty coastal hinterland where the climate and soils are truly, globally unique.

This is the home of NZ Kiwi (kiwifruit) , NZ Manuka Honey, and NZ Avocados, all of them regarded as amongst the greatest nutritional foods on earth.
We produce these products here, in the Bay of Plenty, to a higher quality than anywhere else in the world.

The Bay of Plenty coastline is also a part of NZ history and folklore for this is where many of the migrating Maori waka ( ocean-going canoes ) from central Polynesia, made first landfall 700 years ago. We will say that it is part of the birthplace of Maori civilisation in NZ.

Capt James Cook sailed past, close to our coast in 1769 during his Voyage of Discovery, and observing the Maori Villages with their gardens, and the dense green native tree foliage, he wrote in his log the name ‘Bay of Plenty.’

Our excursions will take you into the abundant paradise which is our orchard growing centre, and to visit some destinations which reflect our Maori Heritage and our everyday life in New Zealand.
Touch, feel and taste these wonderfoods, learn what makes them world renown.