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Shore Excursion: Group Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga provided by Tauranga Tasting Tours

Shore Excursion: Group Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga

Shore Excursion: Group Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga
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Last updated: 7 Dec 2020
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What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
About
This group Rotorua Tour is designed for shore excursions from Tauranga. Clients can be picked up from local accommodation (within the Tauranga/Mt Maunganui/Papamoa area) &/or from the Port of Tauranga. We visit the Te Puia Maori Cultural Center for a welcome concert and tour through its extensive thermal grounds. The tour also covers a variety of different scenery en route and visits Kiwifruit Country and the Government Gardens. Pick up times can be adjusted to fit with cruise-ship arrival times
Know before you go
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Know before you go
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
On leaving port you head to Rotorua via Pyes Pa Rd, which was originally a walking track by Maori to and from the coast to Rotorua, this is now a popular highway. On our way you pass some beautiful scenery and take a stop where Mt Tarawera can be pointed out and the destruction by its eruption which caused the Buried Village. As you arrive into Rotorua a description of its history is given before arriving to our main destination Te Puia, the Maori Cultural Center. From our arrival, clients are given a personalized tour of the old pa site, through the thermal grounds (of boiling mud and geysers), and shown the wood-carving school, flax weaving & the kiwi bird. This is followed by a Maori Welcome onto the marae, before entering a meeting house for a performance by a Maori concert party. After our 2 hours at Te Puia you head for lunch (your own expense) at Eat Street, in the CBD. After lunch, we travel to the the lake-front before going on to the Government Gardens. The main attractions referred to are: The Rosegardens, The Old Bath House (now the Rotorua Museum), The Blue Baths, The Princes Gate Hotel, The Polynesian Spa & Sulphur Point. You then travel past the Redwood Forest, explaining how it came about. Owing to sailing times, it is normally time to head back to Tauranga, you return by a different route to give an overview of the region. En route for Tauranga, clients are given the story of the kiwifruit – from how it is grown, picked, pruned, made into a variety of by-products and exported. You stop briefly to view a kiwifruit orchard, Kiwifruit Country, then travel back stopping at beautiful Mt Maunganui waterfront and beach. If necessary you may reverse the order of the tour to fit in with booking times at Te Puia. Worry-free Shore Excursion:  Supplier will ensure your timely return to the Tauranga port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, the supplier will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 17888P9
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Quality transportation • Local taxes
Exclusions
Lunch • Personal expenses
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We pick up from the Port of Tauranga, the Tauranga airport & local accommodation. At the Port of Tauranga we will meet you at the port gate. Your name will be held up on a placard.
Airports:
Tauranga Airport, Tauranga New Zealand
Ports:
Port of Tauranga Ltd, 2 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Quality transportation • Local taxes
Exclusions
Lunch • Personal expenses
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We pick up from the Port of Tauranga, the Tauranga airport & local accommodation. At the Port of Tauranga we will meet you at the port gate. Your name will be held up on a placard.
Airports:
Tauranga Airport, Tauranga New Zealand
Ports:
Port of Tauranga Ltd, 2 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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GKimb
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Excellent tour!
We had a wonderful day exploring the Waitomo glow worm caves, kiwi sanctuary and the countryside of the Tauranga ar
sheldon g
sheldon g
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Great tour to see Tauranga
The Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience tour was a lot of fun. Seeing geysers, boiling lakes and a Maori c
Robert W
Robert W
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Waitomo Caves and Kiwi House
We chose to book this tour via Viator rather than through Viking Orion. In fact Viking did not offer a true tour of
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kevincN9763HI
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The Best Wine Tour we have ever been on includes Australian Hunter Valley and SA Barossa
We booked the Tour through Trip Advisor rather than on the Ship We were met outside the gate at Tauranga at 10am as
william f
william f
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Better than expected
The concert was entertaining and explained some of the Maori culture. The performers seemed to enjoy what they were
Robert C
Robert C
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Fantastic Tour
Bron, our guide, met us right at the port and took us to the Waitomo Caves and on the way pointed out local sights.
Jason W
Jason W
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Fantastic Tour
My Partner and I had two fantastic Days with Paul on the Tours. We went to Waitomo and Rotorua. Paul is a font of l
SuzieQ040
SuzieQ040
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Informative & great day tour option
Paul was friendly, polite & informative for our shore excursion tour. He was patient & considerate of everyone in t
pdanaher
pdanaher
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Excellent full day
We were met at the wharf and continued with a comprehensive history of the area. Along the way we visited a Kiwi F
GodfreyTravellers
GodfreyTravellers
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Excellent experience!
Fantastic tour - professional, friendly tour guide, great itinerary, brilliant activities, modern bus, small group.
Gabosto
Gabosto
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Fantastic day
We were met at port by Bron who was an excellent guide for the day. Her knowledge for of the local area was fantast
Jeri82
Jeri82
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Very informative, more facts than a typical tour
Bron provided more information about the area than many guides would have. She has lived in the area her whole lif
mokuluadrive
mokuluadrive
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Fun day, well organized for us.
Our tour guide was excellent and we loved the geothermal and Maori visits. There was one issue with this tour, and
elaineebrey
elaineebrey
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Beer and wine tasting
My husband and I went on this tour around Tauranga Sept 2018, Paul our tour guide was absolutely fantastic, it was
Chiguy064
Chiguy064
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Great tour with an excellent guide
This tour was one of the highlights of our New Zealand Cruise and the credit has to go to Bronwyn. our excellent gu