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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa provided by New Zealand Discovery Tours

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa
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Cruise ship passengers arriving at Tauranga Port travel with ease on this shore excursion to Rotorua. First, make your way by luxury minivan to the Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley for a cultural performance at the Living Maori Village. Afterward, enjoy a 2-course restaurant lunch. Finally, pamper yourself at the internationally acclaimed Polynesian Spa; your entrance fee is included.
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
Highlights
  • Tauranga shore excursion: Rotorua combo tour
  • Cultural performance at the Living Maori Village
  • Lakefront thermal experience at the Polynesian Spa
  • Lunch and minivan transport provided with a small group
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
  • Tauranga shore excursion: Rotorua combo tour
  • Cultural performance at the Living Maori Village
  • Lakefront thermal experience at the Polynesian Spa
  • Lunch and minivan transport provided with a small group
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 42230P9
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Te Whakarewarewa! The geothermal valley with cultural show! (entrance fee's included inc show)
  • Polynesian Spa Resort (entrance fee's included)
  • Official Maori guide in the Geothermal Valley of Geysers
  • This is a Tauranga port pickup only tour designed for passengers off ships arriving in Tauranga Port
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Polynesian Spa
  • Entry/Admission - Rotorua
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • This tour is solely for passengers arriving on ships at Tauranga Port! Please walk along the wharf (there is only one way to walk) Go through the Port gates, where you will see a representative with a name board with " NEW ZEALAND DISCOVERY TOURS" & your name on It! Please allow time for boarding your vehicle! As the tour leaves at the allocated time!
  • 2 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand Please walk along the wharf (there is only one way to walk) Go through the Port gates, where you will see a representative with a name board with " NEW ZEALAND DISCOVERY TOURS" & your name on It! Please allow time for boarding your vehicle! As the tour leaves at the allocated time!
  • Ports:
  • Tauranga Port
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This Is a Pre Booked Tour only!
  • No sales on the day of the tour!
  • Ensuring a quick departure for you!
  • All vehicles are modern vehicles with duel air-conditioning uv protection glass and meeting the highest safety standards.
  • Pick-up is from the port directly and dependent upon time of arrival of your cruise ship!
  • Experience two top venues of Rotorua and enjoy a relaxing two course lunch
  • Swimsuit and towel for the Polynesian Spa
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes
  • This tour is for Adults and children from the age of 12 or older
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Te Whakarewarewa! The geothermal valley with cultural show! (entrance fee's included inc show)
  • Polynesian Spa Resort (entrance fee's included)
  • Official Maori guide in the Geothermal Valley of Geysers
  • This is a Tauranga port pickup only tour designed for passengers off ships arriving in Tauranga Port
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Polynesian Spa
  • Entry/Admission - Rotorua
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • This tour is solely for passengers arriving on ships at Tauranga Port! Please walk along the wharf (there is only one way to walk) Go through the Port gates, where you will see a representative with a name board with " NEW ZEALAND DISCOVERY TOURS" & your name on It! Please allow time for boarding your vehicle! As the tour leaves at the allocated time!
  • 2 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand Please walk along the wharf (there is only one way to walk) Go through the Port gates, where you will see a representative with a name board with " NEW ZEALAND DISCOVERY TOURS" & your name on It! Please allow time for boarding your vehicle! As the tour leaves at the allocated time!
  • Ports:
  • Tauranga Port
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This Is a Pre Booked Tour only!
  • No sales on the day of the tour!
  • Ensuring a quick departure for you!
  • All vehicles are modern vehicles with duel air-conditioning uv protection glass and meeting the highest safety standards.
  • Pick-up is from the port directly and dependent upon time of arrival of your cruise ship!
  • Experience two top venues of Rotorua and enjoy a relaxing two course lunch
  • Swimsuit and towel for the Polynesian Spa
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes
  • This tour is for Adults and children from the age of 12 or older
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    2 Salisbury Avenue
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Port of Tauranga Ltd
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Whakarewarewa
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 3
    Polynesian Spa
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    New Zealand Discovery Tours
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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6continents1ship
Gloucestershire, UK37 contributions
Living Maori village, geysers, lunch and Polynesian Spa
Excellent value for money. Natalie was our fantastic guide and took very good care of us. Don’t even hesitate about using this company - go for it. You will not be disappointed. The Maori village is superb, lunch was plentiful and the spa was really relaxing.
Written 10 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yvette
12 contributions
Great Day
It was a great day. We were picked up at the port in Tauranga, because we arrived by cruise ship. Very friendly we were escorted to the minivan. Andrew our guide gave really interesting information about the history of newzealand, so the ride to Rotorua felt very short. The visit in the Whakarewarewa (Maori Village) was so exciting, the maori guide, was very resourceful in information about the village and the maori culture. The cultural show was very entertaining and we had a lot of fun. Afterwords we had lunch at a hotel nearby, it was delicious. Then Andrew showed us to the entrance of the Polynesian Spa. It was wonderful warm and few people. Afterwards we were picked up by Andrew. On the way back he explained about the kiwifruit and we could visit a kiwi orchard with a shop and there we could try different sorts of kiwi. The ride back felt again really short due to Andrews interesting information. He was always there, if we needed something or had questions. Thank you so much, it was a great day.
Written 7 March 2020
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Liz M
Shoalhaven, Australia80 contributions
Fantastic Day
Dec 2019
Thank you to Stephen for a wonderful day. The new bus was so comfortable and it was a luxurious day out. It was the attention to detail that makes this tour stand out from the rest. Having cold water in a fridge on board was an unexpected surprise. Stephen has an amazing knowledge of the area and was always eager to share his love of New Zealand with you. The kiwifruit farm was an interesting place.Then onto the amazing Whakarewarewa Village. It was a brilliant experience watching the Cultural Show then onto a guided tour of the village. Listening to the native language was fantastic and learning about their day to day lives using the thermal water for heating and cooking. The Maori Hungi for lunch was delicious. After the Village we moved onto the Geothermal pools. The water was beautiful and clean and the outlook while relaxing in the pools was so pretty. To top off the day was a stop at the honey shop where we were treated to an icecream. This has been the best tour of our trip. Make sure to have some of the tasty chocolate brownie that Stephen brings along to share. Thanks Stephen we would highly recommend your tour.
Written 30 December 2019
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susan b
4 contributions
visit to a maori village and lunch then a spa visit.
Dec 2019
fantastic trip the best I have ever undertaken. maori guide and village excellent and we got sung to by the guide. and then a wonderful lunch in a poshhotel andthen the spa . what a great day out it was.
Written 21 December 2019
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KACGU
Hilton Head, SC21 contributions
Great Day with Natalie
Great tour with good use of our time. Saw and did a lot without feeling rushed. Nice lunch. Good overview of Maori culture and the geothermal activities. Spa not crowded with enough time to explore all the pools.
Written 11 December 2019
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Rosemary T
Albany, Australia14 contributions
Maori Village and Polynesian Spa Shore Excursion must do!
Natalie our driver was excellent. The tour was very well organised from start to finish. Using mini buses (No wasting time waiting for 40 people getting on and off bus) makes the tour easy and enjoyable. Natalie gave excellent commentary throughout. Having just two good destinations - Maori Village and Polynesian Spa - meant no wasted time. The Village was very interesting and the geothermal activity fascinating. Lunch was quick and very nice. (If you have large appetite order pizza!) The Thermal Spa was bliss. Not crowded and great facilities. Just didn't want to get out!!
Definitely worth the money. So glad we did this tour as an independent shore excursion. Timing was perfect too.
Written 10 December 2019
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TAP adventures
4 contributions
Incredibly Unexpected!
Tauranga was one of the ports that we were least looking forward to but it had exceeded all expectations. We came off the cruise ship to the most organised port, even though at the time, most roads where blocked off for a marathon.

Natalie and her husband have done a great job in creating an experience that will exceeds all expectations. We were lucky enough to also have time to go to the kiwi farm on the way back. If you're looking for something to do during your time in Tauranga then you have to do this tour.

The village does smell of sulphur but don't let that deter you from visiting this great, beautiful village.
Written 10 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your kind words, its people like you that makes the tour a great day.
Written 14 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kerrie11
1 contribution
Amazing experience
Oct 2019
We were so very impressed by the efficiency, friendliness, knowledgeable and value for money tour. Both Natalie and Andrew accompanied us to the geothermal village and were amazing. This experience was so informative. Being part of a small group was brilliant and made the experience very personal. The lunch was incredible. Natalie then took us to the Polynesian Spa and had everything organised from a bottle of water to locker tokens. The spa itself was an unforgettable experience and a major highlight.
We were guaranteed on time arrival to meet our ship and that was fulfilled. I would highly recommend New Zealand Discovery tours with Andrew and Natalie. They are a wealth of information and make the tour personal and cater for our every needs.
This tour was half the price of the one offered by the cruise ship with a smaller group, comfortable van and a well-informed tour guide who looked after and managed our day perfectly.
Thank you Andrew and Natalie
Written 15 October 2019
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Andrewjohnnuttall
Your review really makes us feel proud! This is the reason why we love our work! it is said so much, but we really do want you to have the very best day of any shore excursion anywhere, so we try our hardest at all times but to be honest we probably enjoy the day just as much as you do! Natalie and I both thank you for you wonderfull review and wish you had a great time for the rest of your Journey!
Written 16 October 2019
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Blestnest
Atlanta, GA82 contributions
Wonderful tour guides and excellent itinerary
Jan 2019 • Couples
My husband and I booked this trip as a day trip from the Rotorua port. From the very beginning we were very impressed with Natalie and Andrew. They were organized and efficient, even though it was a busy day for them. We had comfortable seats in the van, but were asked to move to the front to accommodate some late arrivals. While we were disappointed at first, we actually had the best seats to see the scenery and to converse with Natalie. She was so professional (but friendly at the same time), and such a wealth of information. As with any tour, there are some things we're interested in, and others we are not. We were not keen on the kiwi farm, but it ended up being very interesting. We LOVED the spa and would love to return someday. The lunch at the hotel was very good. I ordered the salad and would not recommend that. My husband's fish and chips were delicious. The Maori village was entertaining and informative. Natalie got us there early so we could get the best seats for the show. We enjoyed the Maori guide, and the geysers were fascinating. While there is a lot of time in the van, Natalie made it so enjoyable with all her knowledge of the area. We highly recommend this tour!
Written 25 February 2019
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Thank you so so so much for your lovely kind words. We really appreciate your feedback! Thanks again Natalie & Andrew
Written 6 March 2019
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christineb295
Amherst, NH14 contributions
Varied and fabulous itinerary and care
Feb 2019 • Solo
I take several cruises a year and this tour ranks as one of the best I have ever taken. I enjoy the smaller group tours rather than the large groups offered by the cruise ships. Natalie and Andrew run their own company and conduct the tours, so you know they want to do the best, having a vested interest. This itinerary included a LOT in one day, a varied itinerary, all with great interest. The Polynesian Spa was magnificent, so while this is a long day, it is relaxing. Kiwi farm is interesting, the lunch at the hotel in Rotorua was a full meal and delicious (have the fish and chips), and the tour of the Maori village was informative. My only regret was not enough time at each location, but certainly enough time to sufficiently appreciate each stop. It is easy to find either Natalie or Andrew outside the gates of the port, their comfortable vans waiting. Natalie is brimming with information - and an insight provided from one who has lived in NZ for a number of years, yet immigrated from UK. I would recommend this tour to any friends visiting Tauranga.
Written 22 February 2019
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Even better than I anticipated
Amazing scenery, friendly staff. Very well laid out facility and so clean. Everyone that visits Rotorua should visi
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Very good
It took only 34$per person to visit this whole site by oneself and is worth seeing. Beautiful experience
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Fabulous tour
Everything, the husband & wife team r fantastic guides and reps for NZ and they r from Manchester in the UK and lov
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Excellent Tour and First Class Service
Andrew was extremely knowledgeable about all things New Zealand and kept us informed whilst driving to the attracti
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Rotorua's Geothermal Geyser's & The Polynesian Spa
We booked this trip through the Shore Excursions Group and they contracted with New Zealand Discovery Tours. Natali
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Deluxe Thermal Valley and Polynesian Spa
We did this tour with Natalie she was amazing, very informative and lots of fun We went to a Maori village which w
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Fantastic Tour
Andrew was an awesome tour guide! We were picked up at our resort and off we went. Andrew have a great commentary
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Rotorua Shore Excursion: Geothermal Valley Geysers
Very unique & informative. Well worth a visit! Not like your typical “excursion.” Worth every penny.
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Thank you
Brilliant and entertaining day was an amazing experience and would definitely recommend to anyone andrew was funny
gratefultraveler777
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Excellent tour itinerary to have a great overall view of nature and culture in this region
Tauranga was a port destination on the Celebrity Solstice. Great overall view of nature and culture in this region
teaandmuffins
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Superb day about 9 hour tour
We were pick up from our ship by Natalie. Natalie is very knowledgable and a safe driver, we went to the Maori vil
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Maori Village Excursion
This was an excellent excursion . Our Maori guide showed us how they they live among the hot springs and geysers an
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Fantastic excursion, great operator.
Andrew was our guide. Fantastic trip, he was very knowledgeable, enjoyed all the additional information regarding t
pams33
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Awesome!!!
We had a blast! The BEST excursion on our 14 day cruise. Do NOT pass up this opportunity to have the most fun of
klouigie
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Very nice tour
Don, our guide, did a wonderful job giving us a tour of his district. He told us about the city, the different typ
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