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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
From US$138.39
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa Combo Including Lunch
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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 (38)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Enjoyable tour

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with New Zealand Discovery Tours. Hassle free pick up from cruise ship. Great price. Clean air-conditioned bus, pleasant and informative driver (Natalie) We enjoyed Kiwi farm, Whakarewarewa Maori Village and geothermal geyser tour. Polynesian Spa was extremely relaxing. Pools shown...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Christine S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Tour! good value

We had an enjoyable / pleasant tour by New Zealand Discovery Tours to the Rotorua village / Geyser area that included a community guide and cultural exhibition. The sulfur spa indulgence was great as well, we were told we looked younger after the hot bath...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
False advertising

This review is in two parts. The first is the Mauri village. This was very interesting and worthwhile. The people are very proud of their culture and enjoy explaining it to tourists. My problem is with the spa. The photo on this advertisement has nothing...More

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NZDT, Owner at New Zealand Discovery Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Steven I am unsure why you have left this review stating that it is false advertising when the images are supplied directly from the Polynesian Spa Please see there website here: http://www.polynesianspa.co.nz As you can see the image used is used on there website?...More

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

Date of experience: March 2018
5  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

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank 77jack74
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Response from 77jack74 | Reviewed this property |
From memory I think It was about 7.5 to 8hrs.