THIS IS A SMALL GROUP TOUR AND INCLUDES ALL OF YOUR ENTRANCE FEES INCLUDING THE CULTRAL SHOW ALL FROM YOUR CUISE SHIP FROM TAURANGA!
You will be picked up directly from the port gates and board one of our modern 2017/2018 small group minivans, being a small group allows us to move about more flexibly & efficiently and enjoy a more personal and friendly tour.
Discover and experience a truly special day of the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua, with geysers, steam vents, hot pools, Maori culture and a performance show not to be missed including the world famous Haka.
We take a leisurely drive around the highlights of Rotorua, taking in lake front, Redwood forest, Rotorua Tudor style design museum, Blue baths, Rachael Springs and the Government Gardens.
Enjoy a tour through the kiwi fruit orchards, learn the history and experience this wonder fruit with taste testing of the different varieties, jams, juices and much more.
- This Is a Pre Booked Tour only, ensuring a quick departure for you!
- All entrance fees and cultural show are included in the price.
- Pick up time is flexible (dependent on your cruise ship arrival and departure time).
Join us on an all inclusive tour and discover a truly special day, where you will experience the Geothermal Wonderland of Rotorua, along with a visit to a Kiwi fruit orchard and much more.
We first take you on a sight seeing drive of Mount Maunganui where you will see the beautiful coastline and one of the best beaches in New Zealand, see the abundant coffee shops, cafes, small boutiques and breath taking scenery, not forgetting the infamous" Mount" which this area is named after. After leaving the beachfront we head into the countryside as we make our way to Rotorua. We journey through lush countryside traveling by stunning lakes, deep forestry and the first hints of the geothermal area we are traveling too.
In Rotura, your friendly guide – a local Maori descendant of early Maori guides who have shaped tourism in New Zealand for generations – will take you on a tour and experience an authentic village where people live daily using the natural geothermal resources to cook, bathe and heat their homes. Then walk around a strange and unforgiving landscape and journey where history, culture, and nature collide; where local Maori’s showcase their vibrant Maori culture in a performance of dance and song - a show not to be missed! Even the architecture tells a story with Maori carvings and structures that hold deep cultural significance's. You will see mud pools, steam vents, boiling pools and geysers including the largest in the southern hemisphere. Learn how the residents utilize and respect the ever-changing forces beneath their land.
We then take a leisurely drive around the highlights of Rotorua, taking in the beauty this town has to offer.
After leaving Rotorua, we will head to Te Puke - a suburb of Tauranga - where you will have the opportunity to visit a working kiwi fruit orchard. You will have the opportunity to see the fuzzy little fruit growing while learning a little knowledge about why this fruit thrives here! You have the chance to walk under the vines and get up close to the growing fruit. Learn how this wondrous fruit became established here in New Zealand which, surprisingly, it's not a native plant but an interesting story explains all!
This is a stunning opportunity for photographs! At the end of your tour you will be invited to taste-test different varieties of this fruit plus jams, juices, and much more.
We head back to the port and where we wish you bon voyage !