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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa Combo Including Lunch

  • Visit the Rotorua geothermal areas and see a Maori performance
  • Value: includes transport, Maori guide, lunch, and spa visit
  • Travel in a luxury vehicle with dual air-conditioning and tinted window glass
Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa Combo Including Lunch
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa Combo Including Lunch
This Tauranga Shore Excursion stands out from others by offering a two-course lunch and a visit to a Polynesian spa. The basics of local shore excursions are included too: travel with a small group to the Rotorua geothermal geyser, mud pools, and steam vents, and then see a Maori dance performance. At the spa, soak in hot mineral springs with views of Lake Rotorua.
What to Expect

Your driver/guide will meet you in the morning at the port of Tauranga and take you along the beautiful coastline of Mount Maunganui in a small group mini van/bus. See kiwifruit orchards and lush countryside as you drive for around 75 minutes to Rotorua.  Here you will experience the very best of Rotorua and stop at the Whakarewarewa Valley (with geysers, steam vents and mud pools).

Your small group will have an official Maori guide in order to experience this fascinating tour of the valley intimately. See geysers, mud pools, and mineral springs, and learn about Maori culture while watching a traditional Maori cultural performance. Hear and experience the rhythmic chant of the Haka (traditional war performance). You are invited to share in their everyday life.

Experience the sights, smells and observe first-hand a unique cultural way of living among geothermal wonders. Learn about a culture that is steeped in history, traditions and cultures that span hundreds of years. You'll also gain insight into the features of Maori carvings and structures which have deep cultural significance, and of course observe the legendary Pōhutu Geyser. This is the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere which can erupt to a height of 100 feet (30-meters) and as often as 20 times per day. 

Next you will be taken for a two-course lunch at one of Rotorua's highly regarded restaurants followed by tea or coffee (with a choice of menu).

You will then move on to the next venue: the Polynesian Spa to unlock nature’s gift in Rotorua. The Polynesian Spa is a geothermal bathing and soul soothing retreat. Renowned for its healing waters and decadent therapies, discover why people have flocked to these waters since the 1800s.

Here you can experience the private elite facilities of the Polynesian Spa’s geothermal hot mineral waters, which are sourced from two natural springs and feed into 28 hot mineral pools. The slightly acidic Priest Spring waters relieve tired muscles, aches and pains, while the alkaline waters of the Rachel Spring nourish the skin. 

You will be returned back to your ship in plenty of time after a decadent day of discovery and luxury pleasures.

Reviews (35)
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Reviewed 4 April 2018
Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa Combo Including Lunch

We enjoyed this tour greatly and the guide provided excellent service!! Highly recommended! The Rotorua Geothernal Geyser tour was very informative and entertaining. The lunch was relaxing and enjoyable in a friendly environment. The spa was a worthwhile experience, great to get the stress out...More

4  Thank Oliver L
Reviewed 2 March 2018
Excellent day out

It was an unusually hot day in Tauranga, but we still enjoyed the day. Our driver and guide was Peter. Lovely guy, very knowledgeable and funny. We stopped in at a kiwi orchard which was interesting to see how kiwi fruit were grown. Next stop...More

1  Thank 77jack74
Reviewed 27 February 2018

I planned a girls day out off the ship, Natalie picked us up at the port and she was just great, She knew so much and was very helpful. Tour ran very smoothly and the whole experiance was worth it the Maouri guide at the...More

1  Thank kerinamoore
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile
Great Day Out

Met by Peter at the Pier from NZ Discovery Tours who took us on a great day out. A very informative your guide witty comments all lead to an excellent day which we felt was of good value. By the way we all enjoyed the...More

Thank Allan T
Reviewed 3 January 2018
Great Day

Picked up from ship port by Natalie for a tour to Rotorua and the Polynesian spas. We were picked up on time in a comfortable Mercedes van, which was spotless. On the way we made a stop at a kiwi fruit farm and then onto...More

Thank Herba57
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May W
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Response from 77jack74 | Reviewed this property |
From memory I think It was about 7.5 to 8hrs.