Tauranga (New Zealand)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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Region
Australia - New Zealand - Pacific Ocean Islands

Locode
NZTRG

Coordinates
-37.67357 S, 176.16989 E

  Port Map

Tauranga port is located on the eastern Bay of Plenty, at the head of a big harbour protected by Matakana Island.Tauranga cruise port (Bay of Plenty)

The city's name - Tauranga - comes from Maori. The word is roughly translated to "sheltered anchorage". Tauranga is the centre of a vast citrus and sub tropical fruit-growing area. It is also a favourite base for deep-sea anglers. In the 1830s an Anglican mission was established in Tauranga. The community then developed as a shipping port and also a defence post against the indigenous Maori people. In 1864 it was the site of the Battle of Gate Pa during New Zealand Wars (1845 - 1872).

The cargo port for the region - Mount Maunganui Port - is located across the harbour, where cruise ships dock. It's also the prime overseas outlet for timber industry established in the centre of North Island. Mt Maunganui offers hotwater salt pools, excellent surf beaches, shops, and walks up the Mount, all within walking distance.

Tauranga itself is not quite interesting, but Compass Community Foundation and Elms Mission House are worth a visit. However, Tauranga City is nearly 86 km (53 ml) from Rotorua where tourists can visit Te Puia (Thermal Reserve). On the way, cruise passengers can see the Kiwi farms or try white water rafting on difficult Wairoa or Kaituna Rivers. Rangitaiki River provides easier rides.


Highlights: Mt Maunganui, Rotarua Thermal Reserve, Rafting

Tauranga cruise terminal

Cruise ship to Tauranga dock in the city's port located in Bay of Plenty.Tauranga cruise ship terminal

  • Within a short walking distance from the cruise port terminal are located two beaches - gentle beach (in the inner harbor) and surf beach (on the ocean side).
  • Shuttle busses to Tauranga City are not complimentary (provided by the cruise line). Taxi ride is around 10 min. Also available at the port are offered mini vans and cars for rental.
  • The distance between the port and to Tauranga City  is approx 7 km (4 ml). From the port to Rotorua is approx 80 km (48 ml).

Next Youtube video shows the Royal Caribbean ship Ovation of the Seas docking in Tauranga port (Bay of Plenty) during the Christmas cruise in 2016.

Ovation was the largest cruise ship (168660 GT tons) ever to visit this NZ port. The vessel docked at 6:20 am on December 26th. It was welcomed by thousands of spectators on Mauao and Pilot Bay. The ship rounded the Mauao's corner, bellowing its horn twice in greeting the people who waved and cheered as it passed.

The Tauranga cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Tauranga, New Zealand.

If you lose the Tauranga location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.

Port Tauranga cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Tauranga, New Zealand. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

  1. March, 2017
Day Ships in port
Wednesday
8 March, 2017
Azamara Journey(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 17:00)
Thursday
9 March, 2017
ms Noordam(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 19:00)
Friday
10 March, 2017
Golden Princess(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 18:00)
Saturday
11 March, 2017
Aurora(arriving at 11 Mar - departing at 11 Mar)
Sunday
19 March, 2017
Radiance Of The Seas(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Thursday
23 March, 2017
Golden Princess(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 17:00)
Saturday
25 March, 2017
ms Noordam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 19:00)
Sunday
26 March, 2017
Emerald Princess(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 19:00)
Monday
27 March, 2017
ms Noordam(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 18:00)