Tauranga Tasting Tours

Alternative Tasting Tour for Wicked Events


This tour commences by travelling to Te Puna, 20 minutes from Tauranga, for cider tasting at O'Factorie Ciderie.

The owners of this venue, while overseas, had an opportunity "to return to NZ and get started on developing a New Zealand cider brand with a range of kick-ass ciders that New Zealand was missing out on. We landed back on the NZ family property in 2011 focused on producing traditionally styled ciders made from real fruit; that were clean, dry, refreshing and affordable. We began planting our heritage apple orchard onsite and laying the foundations for the Cidery premise that same year".

We then travel North through scenic countryside for a presentation & tasting at the boutique Karangahake Estate (formerly Ohinemuri Winery), in the picturesque Karangahake Gorge. The tasting is accompanied by a sumptuous platter.

We then return towards Tauranga to the Wine Portfolio, now home to the prestigious, medal-winning wines of Leveret (formerly Morton) Estate & Mills Reef Winery. (The former Mills Reef Winery no longer exists.) This will be another opportunity to sample excellent NZ wines, and to ask questions about NZ wine-styles & terroir.

The tour then returns to Tauranga & we return you to ship-side (or to local accommodation).

A minimum of 6 people must be booked.

COST:NZ$155.00pp. (Transport, tastings, platters.)


Tauranga Tasting Tours & Charters

Ph:+64 7 5441383 Mobile: 0275224607



Other tours available from local accommodation:

WAITOMO CAVES - Please refer to smore.com/zp9w4-waitomo-tour-for-cruise-ships

ROTORUA - Please refer to smore.com/3z2bf-rotorua-tour-for-cruise-ships

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