Trust Tairāwhiti manage tours and logistics on the ground to ensure everything runs smoothly. In the 2022/23 season we had a total of 18 cruise ships visit our region.

Cruise ships schedule

Cruise season runs from November to March.

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Road closures

Scheduled traffic management will be in place early morning during the season to keep everyone safe during the busy periods.


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Cruise ambassadors help to ensure our manuhiri feel welcome and have a great experience in Tairāwhiti.

Register to volunteer during the cruise season. 

Facts about the 2022/23 cruise ship season

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