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Rotorua Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour Whakarewarewa 6.5hours Tour
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Rotorua Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour Whakarewarewa 6.5hours Tour

By Cruise Tours Tauranga
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Visit an authentic Living Maori Village deep in the geothermal region of Rotorua on this full-day excursion including a light lunch of a hangi pie, salad and corn. Tour with a local Maori guide and learn about how the villagers have adapted to the harsh geothermal environment. You tour will also include visits to the famous Government Gardens and Rotorua Lake. This is a small group tour with a group size usually up to 18 persons. Please note that the ticket sent to you by Viator/TripAdvisor will show the standard tour departure time. As the ships arrival time in port varies so much, we adjust the start and end times each day to suit the ships time in port. When your booking is accepted by us, we will confirm the true start time for the day, which overrides the time printed on your voucher. We use the correct times for the ship which we take from the Port of Tauranga web site.
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Ages 0-99, max of 20 per group
Duration: 6h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • Experienced professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Maori cultural performance
  • FREE light lunch, hangi style
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village
What's not included
  • Personal expenses


Start:
  • 1 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand
    The meeting point for passengers off the cruise ships is on the grass by the flag poll just outside the port pedestrian exit gate on Salisbury Avenue. If you are not travelling on a cruise ship then this is still the meeting point unless you have made an alternative arrangement with us.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 15629P5

    • Most travellers can participate
    • You must provide your own infant/child seat if required
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. We suggest layers with hats and sunscreen
    • Tour departure time may change due to early and/or late ship arrivals and departures. You will be notified at time of booking Please check your emails to confirm tour departure times. This will over ride the time printed on the voucher.
    • Please check in with us 15 minutes prior to the departure time we advise you.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    Madison, WI2 contributions
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    Feb 2023
    This was a great experience to see the Maori culture, share a meal, and get a great understanding of their life style today. Really loved the size of the tour - 15 people max and that we also got to see the Red Woods as well as how KIWI grow. Would have loved more time at both and less time touring through the neighborhoods to see the lake - routes had a lot of speed bumps! Richard had a great relationship at the village and was pushed for time since the boat schedule changed by an hour. Nice pick up right at the dock.
    Written 1 February 2023
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    Pleased you enjoyed the tour, those speed bumps are a real pain, literally. Local council idea, sorry.
    Written 3 February 2023
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    No Passport Required
    Wellington, FL134 contributions
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    Visited Rotorua Village and the Geothermal valley on the same day I think it was part of the glow worm tour (which i don't recommend). The village tour was okay. They dance and sing and its very traditional. I liked the Geothermal Valley. Really cool.
    Written 10 August 2020
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    Hello NoPassportRequiredFL, our sincere apologies for not responding to your review sooner. Thank you for taking the time to write it and we are pleased you enjoyed the tour overall. We don't visit any glow worms on our tours to Rotorua though so are a bit mystified by your comment however great you enjoyed the geothermals and traditional Maori village and culture. Thanks again and stay safe. Kind regards Kim
    Written 5 September 2021
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    Barry S
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    Our driver, Richard, was very informative, and we were able to cover a lot of ground in the provided time. The Maori Village was definitely the highlight of the day, and the Maori guide provided great insights into their people & culture. The Maori performed ceremonial dances & songs that definitely showed cultural pride & joy.
    Written 2 February 2024
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    Thanks for your very positive review, regards Ian
    Written 10 February 2024
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    G2
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    Mar 2023 • Couples
    Just WOW! Geoff, you are an amazing tour guide! We booked last minute on the dock, and didn’t have high expectations for a tour because we waited so long. After chatting with you for a few minutes, we booked the Māori village tour. We must say, we were impressed with your knowledge of the area, juggling 2 different groups from various countries, you made sure that EVERYONE got the best experience possible. By the time we got back to the port, we felt like we were leaving a friend behind.

    As for the Māori village tour, are you sure you don’t have family there? Everyone seemed to know you, and I’ll guarantee that we got the VIP treatment because of you. Out of the 6 ports we have already been to, this was by far the most memorable experience and a whole lot of fun. Thank you Geoff!

    I would not hesitate to book another tour with Scott’s, even at the last minute. We have one more port to go, and the cruise line just cancelled our tour. Hopefully Scott’s will be at the port to save the day!
    Written 16 March 2023
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    Geoff will be pleased to know you had a great time, but you have posted this review on the wrong company site, you should have gone to Scotts Tours web site review page.
    Written 18 March 2023
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    Kimberley B
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful tour guide on bus. At the Māori village, the highlight of the tour, the Māori guide was soooo informative of the lifestyle of the people as she lives in it. The “concert”, as she called it, was amazing. The singers and dancers were very talented and polished with their performance. Our fabulous guide at Māori village impressed me as she knew song words and dances (and participated in the background at the “concert”) as she had previously been one of the performers sometime before becoming a guide! What an authentic experience!
    Written 26 October 2023
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    Yes, the traditional cultural concert is a real highlight of the tour, thank you for your kind comments.
    Written 13 November 2023
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    Lys M
    Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2022
    Enjoyed the genuine Maori Village. Delighted that we had time to visit the Redwood Forest, the Rapids, Botanical Gardens and points of interest not listed on the itinerary. Enjoyed returning to Tauranga via a different route, so covered a lot of ground.
    Written 17 November 2022
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    auntieb007
    Anderson, CA6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    We wanted to see Maori life in a real villiage. We were a bit rushed in the villiage and lunch is just a very quick snack - be prepared for quite a bit of driving since villiage a a distance from cruise dock.

    Our driver was very knowlwdgeable and gave us quite a bit of info on the trip and New Zealand in general.
    Written 13 February 2020
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    Thanks for the review and yes the sights of Rotorua are about a 75 minute drive away [we can not do much about that] but we do take a different route each way so you see more of the landscape and also make a stop on each leg, one at a honey and bee shop and the other a kiwifruit orchard. So we do try and fit in as much as we can on this 6.5 hour tour. We do have longer tours but these are at a higher price, so we try and keep prices affordable for you. Lunch is really just a sample of the traditional Maori hangi, so not really designed to compete with the buffett you are used to on the ship. Pleased you found the guide interesting. Regards Ian
    Written 14 February 2020
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    Carol N
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Family
    An amazing day trip from our cruise. Our guide was very good and informative. The highlight of the day was the Maori culture performance of the haka. We also enjoyed hearing about the Maori way of living and hot steaming springs.
    Written 6 February 2024
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    Thanks for your very positive review, regards Ian
    Written 10 February 2024
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    Pat K
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022
    Tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. Our pickup place was just outside the ship's port, very easy to find. Wished we would have had another day to see more of Rotorua, but thoroughly enjoyed the living Māori village. The weather did not cooperate in Dec. Had extreme downpours, windy & cold. Regardless, this is a must-see tour when in Rotorua. Guide also gave us ample time for shopping.
    Written 3 January 2023
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    Pleased you enjoyed the tour so much, regards Ian
    Written 5 January 2023
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    170mariannew
    Orillia, Canada14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2022
    Everything you could wish for in a Maori cultural experience. This is not a tourist trap; it is a well-coordinated insight into genuine Maori culture. Traditional dances in traditional dress. A walk through the natural beauty of the hot springs. We left with an appreciation of Maori culture, and had a better understanding of how and why it is integrated almost seamlessly with other cultures in New Zealand.
    Written 25 December 2022
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    Thanks for your feedback, this is a popular tour as you really get to see how the locals live in the geothermal landscape of Rotorus. Regards Ian
    Written 2 January 2023
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