The tour departs from the main Port Gates at 10 am, this is just a one minute walk from the ship. After a short drive through the beach suburb of Mount Maunganui we head over the Harbour Bridge to the main city of Tauranga. After a short stop at the Tauranga I-site for additional passengers we then head to Rotorua.
Passing first through Te Puke, the home of the New Zealand Kiwifruit, we stop at Kiwi360, showcase of the Kiwifruit industry, to see how the fruit is grown and taste some products from this iconic plant, souvenirs available. Our route then continues through farmland, native bush and forested areas, past Lake Rotoiti and Lake Rotorua before arriving at Rotorua.