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Private Tour Rotorua Shore Excursion up to 8 Passengers provided by Independent Tours Tauranga

Private Tour Rotorua Shore Excursion up to 8 Passengers

Private Tour Rotorua Shore Excursion up to 8 Passengers
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from $820.52 per group (up to 8)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Take a tour in your own private minivan with an experienced local guide. This Private tour is for a group of up to 8 people. Your day will vary from stunning white sandy beaches, to boiling mud pools and beautiful forests. There is so much to see and experience in this stunning part of New Zealand. Choose an attraction to visit or enjoy all the "Freebies" this area offers. I can customise your day. Do as much or as little as you choose. Its "Your Day Your Way". Have a great day out with your own Private guide. "FREEBIES": - Sandy Beaches and beautiful countryside - Honey and Kiwi fruit tasting and orchard visit - Lake Rotorua and the Redwood Forest - Rotorua City Government Gardens - Kuirau Park Geothermal area with bubbling mud, hot springs and a footbath OPTIONAL EXTRAS: - Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village - Te Puia Geotherrmal Park and NZ Maori Atrs & Craft Institiute - Skyline Gondola & luge - Agrodome Sheep show - Waiotapu
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • 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.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
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: 208454P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Private transportation • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
Entrance fees to attractions as specified • We will stop at a local cafe. • Snacks • Entry/Admission - Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village • Entry/Admission - Te Puia
Duration
6h
Departure details
4 Salisbury Avenue, Bay of Plenty 3116, New Zealand All tours fit in with the ship schedule and depart approximately 1 hour after docking. For early arrivals a time will be advised. We meet me right outside the Port exit gates. Follow the exit path through the information centre and look for me on the grassy area outside the gates with a sign.
Inclusions
Private transportation • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
Entrance fees to attractions as specified • We will stop at a local cafe. • Snacks • Entry/Admission - Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village • Entry/Admission - Te Puia
Departure details
4 Salisbury Avenue, Bay of Plenty 3116, New Zealand All tours fit in with the ship schedule and depart approximately 1 hour after docking. For early arrivals a time will be advised. We meet me right outside the Port exit gates. Follow the exit path through the information centre and look for me on the grassy area outside the gates with a sign.
Duration
6h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    4 Salisbury Avenue
    4 Salisbury Avenue, Bay of Plenty 3116, New Zealand
    All tours fit in with the ship schedule and depart approximately 1 hour after docking. For early arrivals a time will be advised. We meet me right outside the Port exit gates. Follow the exit path through the information centre and look for me on the grassy area outside the gates with a sign.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Mt Maunganui Main Beach
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Experience Comvita
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Kiwifruit Country
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Lake Rotorua
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 7
    Te Puia
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 8
    Kuirau Park
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    4 Salisbury Avenue
    4 Salisbury Avenue, Bay of Plenty 3116, New Zealand
    All tours fit in with the ship schedule and depart approximately 1 hour after docking. For early arrivals a time will be advised. We meet me right outside the Port exit gates. Follow the exit path through the information centre and look for me on the grassy area outside the gates with a sign.
    See address & details
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mackels2018
Salt Lake City, UT4 contributions
Exceptional day with Wendy
Feb 2020
We arranged the tour online and Wendy met as at our cruise boat dock, perfectly on schedule. It was delightful to spend a wonderful day touring the countryside and visiting Hobbiton. She took care of everything and all we did was show up. As an added bonus we stopped by a honey store for a sample and view of active bees. Wendy is great company and knows the area well. She provided insightful commentary and is very pleasant to be with. Look forward to a return visit.
Written 12 February 2020
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independenttours
Thank you for the lovely review. Honey and bees are a passion with me, we are so lucky to produce such fine honey in NZ.
Written 14 February 2020
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TrailBlazer584863
1 contribution
Exceptional All-day Tour of Rotorua Sights
Jan 2020
We were originally scheduled for a tour of the Rotorua area with Grumpy's Tours but the day before the Grumpy's guide was injured, so, fortunately for us, Wendy kindly stepped in.

Wendy picked us up at our accommodation, Solitaire Lodge, 20 minutes outside Rotorua in her Mercedes van. The sights we saw were in order: Wai-O-Tapu Boiling Mud Pool, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Agrodome Sheep Show, lunch at a nice Rotorua restaurant, the Redwoods Walk, a driving tour of Rotorua, Wendy's tour of the principal attractions of Te Puia (geyser, kiwi house, Maori Village, afternoon cultural show and the workshops) and the Blue and Green Lakes.

That's a lot do do in a single day but Wendy kept everything moving along efficiently but comfortably (e.g., she got us to the front of the line at Wai-O-Tapu; she allowed us all the time we wanted in the gift shops at the Agrodome and Te Puia).

Above all, she was professional and informative. She made all the sites interesting for us. She's also a very nice person and fun to spend time with. I recommend her unreservedly to anyone who wishes to tour Rotorua.
Written 29 January 2020
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Thank you for your positive feedback and yes what a big day we had fitting everything in but we did manage this at the same time giving you a good overview of the Rotorua area.
Written 1 February 2020
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Joyce’s
1 contribution
Family day with Wendyntary of the surrounding areas was excellent.
Jan 2020
We were a party of 7 family members and we were pleased to spend a great day with Wendy. She was a friendly person who made our visit to Rotorua and surrounds a great day. It was targeted to our preferences.
We were very disappointed with the Maori Concert. It was simply not worth the extra $45 to see. It went for less than 25 minutes and was amateurish in the extreme.
Written 26 January 2020
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independenttours
Thank you for taking the time to place a review. I am so sorry you were disappointed in the concert and will be relaying your feed back to the concert people.
Written 29 January 2020
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BonnieBBB38
Singapore, Singapore12 contributions
Loved our time with Wendy!
Jan 2020
From the moment Wendy greeted us at the cruise port, we felt like we were spending the day with an old friend. She is so easy to be with. Our tour of Rotorua and the Maori village was excellent - just as we hoped it would be. Wendy is very informative and shares her personal interest in the area. We enjoyed the brew pub she took us to for lunch and all the conversation. Thank you, Wendy, for a truly memorable day!
Written 24 January 2020
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Thank you for your review and I was also pleased with our lunch choice. It was a pleasure showing you around our area.
Written 1 February 2020
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Melanie French
1 contribution
A great day with Wendy, exploring local sites!
Jan 2020
Recently, my family had a fantastic day tour with Wendy when our cruise ship was in Tauranga. We explored Hobbiton and Rotorua, where we did the Luge and went to a thermal mud pool park. We also stopped in at a family run kiwi farm and ate delicious kiwi ice cream. Wendy went above and beyond to give us a great day out! She was very informative throughout the tour and was super organised and punctual. We had a great experience with Wendy and highly recommend her for a private tour when in Tauranga.
Written 20 January 2020
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independenttours
Thank you and I am so pleased you enjoyed your day.
Written 29 January 2020
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S. Dussault
2 contributions
Great experience in Rotorua with Wendy
Nov 2019
Our groupe of 8 persons had an excellent and great tour with Wendy on our day in Rotorua. She explained many facts of every day life in NZ. She even helped us with the purchase of our tickets for Wai O Tapu which saved us time. She was very flexible and gave us the opportunity to see as many things as possible in our alloted time. Great value for our money and we highly recommend her as a guide. Thank you Wendy for our superbe adventure in Rotorua! From Montréal Canada!!
Written 17 January 2020
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independenttours
Thank you so much for your kind words and I did enjoy showing you around Rotorua. What a fun group you were. Cheers Wendy
Written 17 January 2020
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Maurice O
2 contributions
Rotorua is a great place to visit
Nov 2019
A day in Rotorua with Wendy is very enjoyable. The city is one of the top visitor destinations in NZ and Wendy is a great guide to add to the enjoyment.
Written 20 November 2019
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It's great you enjoyed your Rotorua experience. The place is great for the cultural experience and getting up close to the geo thermal activity is unique for us all. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
Written 21 November 2019
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Alana K
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Fab, fun tour with Wendy!
Oct 2019
Recently I had a tour with Wendy taking myself and some friends to Rotorua. We had a fabulous day sightseeing and could not have asked for better service! Wendy made sure we visited all the sights we had discussed and more, as she did not want us to miss out on some of her special favourite places. I would highly recommend Independent Tours as we liked having the van to ourselves for flexibility, and Wendy is a fabulous, fun, friendly guide.
Written 6 November 2019
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independenttours
Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your day.
Written 17 November 2019
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By: Independent Tours Tauranga
MYSPACE-71
MYSPACE-71
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A wonderfull day out
Wendy is a wonderful guide - friendly and informative. There's lots to see and do around Tauranga. Highly recommend
jadeandme
jadeandme
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Great fun!
Tauranga is a beautiful place surrounded by beaches and only a short drive out of town. We had lots of fun with Wen
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