Welcome to John’s Trips & Tours,
As a Qualmark licence holder, John’s Trips and Tours is recognised as one of New Zealand tourism’s quality tourism providers.
John’s Trips and Tours is the only Tour Operator who has been taking day tours from cruise ships since they first began calling at the Port of Tauranga in 1997. We provide Experience and knowledge with our narrated/ guided tours for visitors and cruise ship passengers.
We can customize a tour for you involving a half-day, full-day or several days.
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Cruise ship entering Tauranga Harbour
Pataka at Te Puia- for tribal food /treasures storage
Welcome from Maori cultural group
Waiting to be welcomed on to the marae grounds of the meeting house
Blue lake at Te Puia in the geothermal valley
Pohutu is the largest geyser in the Southern hemisphere
Okere Falls-water rafting and remnant of original hydro-electric scheme
Marae traditional welcome on a day trip to Rotorua
Rafting at Okere Falls
Visitors on one of John’s Tours in the geyser valley
Visit to a new kiwifruit orchard
Getting ready to harvest kiwifruit in April each year
Visit to the national carving school at Te Puia
Pohutu Geyser at Te Puia-the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere
Green kiwifruit ready to harvest
Visit Okere Falls- magnificent New Zealand native vegetation
Mount Maunganui, Tauranga landmark
We specialize in providing day trips for cruise ship passengers from the port of Tauranga.