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WaioTapu, Pohutu Geyser and the Maori Geothermal village -Rotorua provided by Cruise Tauranga

WaioTapu, Pohutu Geyser and the Maori Geothermal village -Rotorua

WaioTapu, Pohutu Geyser and the Maori Geothermal village -Rotorua
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from $200.00 per adult
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About
Geothermal Highlights Tour If you have been to Rotorua before, or have seen geysers in Yellowstone or Iceland and want something slightly different, then this is a tour worth considering. Wai-o-Tapu (meaning Sacred Waters) is very different to all the other geothermal fields in New Zealand. Dissolved minerals have created spectacularly coloured pools and long silica terraces. Whakarewrewa Maori Geothermal Village This little village is unique in the World. The ancestors of the families that still live here, moved to this area after the 1886 eruption of nearby Mount Tarawera. Their houses are located in an amazing geothermal field of boiling bubbling pools which they use for cooking, heating and bathing.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 19047P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
All activities • Driver/guide • Live commentary on board • Professional guide • Bottled water • Entry/Admission - Cruise Tauranga • Entry/Admission - Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village • Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Lunch
Duration
11h 15m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
When you disembark, turn left and exit the port through the pedestrian gate. We will be waiting just outside and will be easy to find.
Ports:
Tauranga
Inclusions
All activities • Driver/guide • Live commentary on board • Professional guide • Bottled water • Entry/Admission - Cruise Tauranga • Entry/Admission - Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village • Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Lunch
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
When you disembark, turn left and exit the port through the pedestrian gate. We will be waiting just outside and will be easy to find.
Ports:
Tauranga
Duration
11h 15m
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Infant seats available
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
Children must be accompanied by an adult
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
A maximum of 14 people per booking
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
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 14 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Mt Maunganui Main Beach
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Government Gardens
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Okere Falls Track
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Kiwifruit Country
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
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Bob H
Mississauga, Canada17,164 contributions
WaioTapu, Pohutu Geyser and the Maori Geothermal village -Rotorua
Feb 2020
My wife and I were on a tour and visited the various locations. The Glow-worm caves and Pohutu Geyser were very impressive as were the Hot Springs.
Written 29 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
SimonCruiseTauranga
Hello Bob and thanks for the review. It seems you had a 'good' day, but not an 'excellent' one. I am wondering which day you toured with us as we do not go to the 'Glow-worm' caves. Did you travel with Cruise Tours Tauranga which is a different company? Safe travels. Simon
Written 30 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tatyana L
Keswick, ON, Canada34 contributions
Touranga tour
Nov 2017 • Couples
In November we were on Celebrity cruise ship visiting Touranga and wanted to see both geothermal activity areas Wai-o-Tapu and Whakarewarewa living village. It was hard to find the tour guides who were taking people to both paces on the same tour. Luckily Cruise Touranga offered such tour. Our guide Simon was great. He was telling us the stories about sacred Maory Wai-o-Tapu place and history of Whakarewarewa village. People continue living in this village for more than a hundred years. They use the local hot ponds and earth heat for cooking and other daily activity. There is also a geyser in this village.
We have been to Iceland before and saw geysers and colourful deposits on the ground there. But New Zealand area was different and we are glad that we took this tour. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this tour to anybody who is interested in geothermal activity and just want to see all New Zealand wonders.
Written 14 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks for the feedback. I must admit, that tour is one of my favourites! I am very pleased that you had a great day. Thanks again. Simon
Written 9 January 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

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carolcS1763PG
carolcS1763PG
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Fantastic Tour
We had a wonderful day with Guy as our guide. He was very knowledgeable about Kiwi farming, the Maori cultural are
sherrisms
sherrisms
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Wonderful Tauranga Excursion
Friends of ours took a cruise in New Zealand several years ago and, since we were doing the same cruise along with
Jean L
Jean L
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Great Shore Excursion
We were picked up by Baez who was a wonderful tour guide. He took us to the Kiwi farm where we tasted products mad
subeem
subeem
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Outstanding excursion from Port of Tauranga
Simon was our guide/driver. We couldn't have been more pleased ! Simon gave wonderful descriptions/commentary on ou
gcschwenk
gcschwenk
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Trip from the Port of Tauranga, New Zealand to the Thermal Reserve at the Maori cultural area called Te Puia.
Michele spent the entire day with us on our tour. She was extremely knowledgeable about the area, the Maori cultur
kazbret
kazbret
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Enjoyable and Informative
Picked up from the port without any issues, the tour was very informative and enjoyable, would recommend this tour.
DebbyG947
DebbyG947
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Full day of culture and natural wonders!
We loved our tour with Baz in Tauranga. We saw a Kiwi farm, some beautiful waterfalls, Te Puia and the Pohutu Geys
K9372MUjanec
K9372MUjanec
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Jane
We booked a tour for 8 of us,including 4 teenagers. Guy gave us a super day from the moment he picked us up from ou
Kevin M
Kevin M
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A great day out
We were picked up from the ship with a small group in a comfortable vehicle the driver passed on great commentary a
ilanastone
ilanastone
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Wonderful Day
This tour was the highlight of our NZ experience. Michele our guide was extremely informative during the whole day
shewolfBerlin
shewolfBerlin
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Highlight of our New Zealand trip
We booked this tour before our Celebrity cruise in January 2019 after reading the positive reviews. It is a must t
vickiyvb
vickiyvb
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Amazing Mother Nature and Exceptional Tour Guide
Soon after our New Zealand cruise ship anchored in Tauranga, we met Michelle Beaton at the dock and headed off in h
264MarkS264
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Outstanding guide and wonderful tour!
Michelle was both engaging and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed her commentary. On our way to Rotorua, we had an i
Wease1
Wease1
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Geothermal highlights - but much more too!
Researched several tour providers before booking with Cruise Tauranga/Learning Experiences and my research certainl
258howardc
258howardc
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Day Trip with Cruise Tauranga
We arranged for a one day outing with Simon. He was waiting for us at the Tauranga cruise port. We wanted to visit
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