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Shore Excursion Whakatane Foodie and Sights

Wildside Adventures Ltd

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Discover the little hidden gems of Whakatanes food scene tantalising the tastebuds along the way. The  drive to Whakatane is beautiful we’ll  drive past  lovely unspoilt beaches and a beautiful coastline that stretches for miles. Whakatane is also the  gateway to White Island our offshore active volcanoe, which you’ll see puffing away in the distance. We’ll visit a look out for stunning views of White Island and the  whole of the Eastern Bay of Plenty where on a good day we can see right out to the East Cape in the distance. Amongst all that sampling the regions foods along the way. Oysters at the farm they were grown ,chocolate and wine.  Divine what more could a person want, wait there is more…

What You'll Get

We'll collect you from the Port of Tauranga at 9am, then off to Whakatane we go stopping at one of our unspoilt beaches on the way.

First stop on the tour is a French delicatesson, bakery, filled with French delights where they will put together a tasting platter so you can taste the exquisite French food and cheeses they have on offer.

After that we’ll visit a look out for stunning views of the Bay of Plenty and out to sea where you can see in the distance the East Cape coastline, White Island the Bay of Plenty’s active volcano and Moutohora Island a wildlife sanctuary. After that we drive around the Ohiwa harbour margins, where we’ll stop at an oyster farm for an oyster tasting, smoked mussels and you may also get to sample some freshly smoked fish. They also make the best kiwi fish and chips and burgers if you are feeling peckish. On to the gateway of Te Urewera National Park. Here we’ll stop at a country fruit winery renowned for its huge selection of fruit wines for tastings. We also love the friendly farm animals on the property. After that we wind our way back through the countryside to the most amazing berry farm renowned for its literally huge real berry fruit ice-creams and a look at the berry farm.

We finish off with craft beer tastings and pizza at a Kiwi iconic brewery which has won many awards and is owned and operated by a local family with a passion for craft beer.

Chocolate factory tasting visit on the tuesday and thursday tours.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • Entrance fees
  • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Food tasting
  • Wine tasting
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel/port drop-off
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Small-group tour
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point
Port of Tauranga Ltd Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga

Departure Time
9am from Cruise Port of Tauranga

5 to 6 hrs

Return Details
Port of Tauranga Ltd Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga

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