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

Shore Excursion: Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga

Shore Excursion: Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga
4.5
from $158.98 per adult
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from $158.98 per adult
Free cancellation
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Last updated: 7 Dec 2020
A note from Shore Excursion: Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga
Contact tracing of clients in practice for authorities, if needed
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
About
Take the guesswork out of what to do in Rotorua; this shore excursion from Tauranga takes care of all the details, including round-trip transportation from the port. Start with a welcome concert and tour of the geothermal grounds at the Te Puia Maori Cultural Center. Your guide continues on to Rotorua-area highlights, including Government Gardens, Okere Falls, and Kiwi 360.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • 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: 7h
  • 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.
Highlights
Rotorua shore excursion from Port of Tauranga
Visits include the Te Puia Maori Cultural Center
See a geothermal valley plus Okere Falls
Stop at Kiwi 360 for tastings of New Zealand fruit
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 17888P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Quality transportation • Local taxes • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
Lunch • Personal expenses
Duration
7h
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:
The Port of Tauranga
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 • Air-conditioned vehicle
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:
The Port of Tauranga
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Not wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Tauranga Tasting Tours
  • 1
    Port of Tauranga Ltd
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Te Puia
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Eat Street
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Kiwifruit Country
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Mt Maunganui Main Beach
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sheldon g
Hollywood, FL115 contributions
Great tour to see Tauranga
Jan 2020
The Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience tour was a lot of fun. Seeing geysers, boiling lakes and a Maori cultural village with a very entertaining show were interesting and fun. Paul, our tour guide was very helpful, and extremely informative. For someone who has only a brief time to spend in the Tauranga area, this tour provides an excellent overview of the New Zealand native culture, and its unique topography.
Written 22 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

william f
162 contributions
Better than expected
The concert was entertaining and explained some of the Maori culture. The performers seemed to enjoy what they were doing especially when the guests performed the haka under their direction. A truly enjoyable hour. The thermal springs were interesting but was crowded as a large tour bus unloaded at about the same time as we arrived. Kiwis were hiding and we failed to see any. Over all worth the $.
Written 23 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

SuzieQ040
Adelaide, Australia8 contributions
Informative & great day tour option
Mar 2019 • Family
Paul was friendly, polite & informative for our shore excursion tour. He was patient & considerate of everyone in the group.Took the time to explain different aspects of culture & pointed out many sights. Definitely recommend this tour!
Written 3 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

pdanaher
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions
Excellent full day
Mar 2019 • Couples
We were met at the wharf and continued with a comprehensive history of the area. Along the way we visited a Kiwi Fruit farm with sample tastings, the old Hydro plant before getting to the geothermal. Our timing was perfect and our driver was able to get to the geyser while still active. We were then conducted throughout the area culminating with the Maori Experience.
Written 25 March 2019
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Leanne Godfrey
Hobart, Australia2 contributions
Excellent experience!
Feb 2019 • Friends
Fantastic tour - professional, friendly tour guide, great itinerary, brilliant activities, modern bus, small group. Highly recommended!
Written 13 February 2019
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Gabosto
14 contributions
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 fantastic and she really made the excursion one of the great highlights of our trip! She encouraged my husband to be ‘chief’ at the cultural experience and this made the day magic. Thank you so much Bron - the whole family loved our day experience in your beautiful country.
Written 2 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mokuluadrive
Honolulu9 contributions
Fun day, well organized for us.
Nov 2018
Our tour guide was excellent and we loved the geothermal and Maori visits. There was one issue with this tour, and hope that you do not experience it. We ended up on a full bus with many people that had a large wheel protrusion/box inside the bus, taking up most of the leg room for me. I had to put my legs either very high, or in my husband's floor area, and this lasted for the entire day with much driving. I would not wish this on anyone. They should not book that seat. One woman kindly traded with us for the last hour of our tour.
Written 12 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chiguy064
Chicago185 contributions
Great tour with an excellent guide
Apr 2018 • Couples
This tour was one of the highlights of our New Zealand Cruise and the credit has to go to Bronwyn. our excellent guide. She did a great job guiding us to the essential highlights and efficiently using our time. The sights (Kiwis, Thermal Areas, Maori Show, Kiwi Farm, etc) were all great to see but I think the best part of this tour was that Bron was able to give me some insight into the character of the New Zealand people themselves and how it was shaped by their unique history and culture.
Written 2 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We're so glad you enjoyed your day with Bronwyn, who not only knows her info & is an extremely capable driver, but has a great sense of humour! We're pleased that the sights & insights met your expectations.
Written 2 June 2018
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twoleos
Vancouver Island, Canada7 contributions
A Tour to Remember
Mar 2018 • Couples
We booked this tour for early March when our ship was to be in Taraunga however because of a cyclone we never made it. Since we were back in Taraunga, Paul and Lyn happily accommodated us to join another tour today instead. The trip was so informative; we learned so much about Maoiri culture, kiwi fruit, the effect of volcanoes and earthquakes and the country in general. Paul was a great guide - enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He was super patient with all our questions, most of which he has undoubtedly heard a hundred times. That he loves his job and his country was evident throughout the day. We really appreciate the day and would recommend it to anyone interested in the culture and geography of the country. Kathleen and Wes, Vancouver, BC
Written 25 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We were more than happy to re-schedule your tour & are glad it lived up to your expectations. Paul thoroughly enjoyed your company & we hope you come this way again!
Written 1 April 2018
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Daryl C
Wichita, KS54 contributions
This was an interesting display of Maori culture
Feb 2018
We were on a cruise, but booked this tour independently. It was interesting with demonstrations of dance and culture of these native peoples.
Written 19 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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