Your journey will begin with a visit to The Elms, which was formerly the flourishing Te Papa Mission Station where pioneering missionary, Archdeacon Brown, introduced the Maori to Christianity, reading, writing, agricultural and domestic skills.This traditional Georgian-style building is now a museum, showcasing the lives and possessions of the 3 generations who lived within its walls from 1847-1992. The manicured grounds are characterised by a massive oak tree on the north lawn, which was grown from an acorn carried from England in 1829. As you walk round this tranquil oasis it is easy to imagine you are back in the 19th century.
From The Elms, a scenic drive will bring you to the Te Puke and Rangiuru area, the kiwifruit capital of the world and home to Kiwi Country Farm. Kiwi Country Farm celebrates the popular kiwifruit and the rich culture, which surrounds it. As you drive through the lush orchards, your guide will provide an insight into the dynamic kiwifruit Industry and the complexities of the growing process. Discover how this unique pocket of land is able to grow the world’s healthiest fruit better than anywhere in the world. Finish your visit with a tasting of the green and gold kiwifruit before enjoying refreshments of tea or coffee, chilled kiwifruit juice, freshly baked scones with kiwifruit jam and freshly whipped cream.
Before returning to the port, you’ll drive along Tauranga's lively harbour, past the impressive Maori War Canoe and around the main sights of the city.

Search for shore experiences

Select a Destination and Port to discover our offered shore experiences.

Book your shore experiences before you cruise and save 10%

Already booked on a cruise? Save 10% when you book your shore experience before your cruise begins*. Book early to secure your space and save when booking on My P&O Cruises vs. our on-board prices. You can book and pay for shore experiences online up until 3 days prior to departure. See T&Cs.

This shore experience is indicative of what you can experience on your holiday and is subject to availability and seasonality. Terms and conditions apply and can be viewed upon booking your shore experience. Full information including prices, important information and tour timings will be available on My P&O Cruises.