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Te Puia - Geothermal 6 Hour Guided Tour with Highlights: Shore ExcursionTauranga provided by New Zealand Discovery Tours

Te Puia - Geothermal 6 Hour Guided Tour with Highlights: Shore ExcursionTauranga

Te Puia - Geothermal 6 Hour Guided Tour with Highlights: Shore ExcursionTauranga
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Discover Rotorua on this 6 hr shore excursion from the port of Tauranga! Drive along the beautiful Mount Maunganui beach heading to not only one of the oldest attractions in New Zealand, but one of the most popular and must see attractions in the country! Hear stories, myths and legends as you are taken on an offical guided tour through Te Puia. Experience erupting geysers, hot pools, bubbling mud and steam escaping from cracks in the earth, explore the Maori wood carving and flax weaving schools which are responsible for passing on the time learnt traditions to new generations, The Iconic Kiwi Bird is a must see and you have your chance here at the purpose built Kiwi bird enclosure (the kiwi bird is nocturnal and the enclosure simulates night-time) Visit the Government gardens & bath houses that where created for the very first tourist to arrive here in the 1800’s On our return journey visit a working Kiwi fruit orchard and taste the different varieties and products.
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: 42230P48
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide for duration of Tour (This is not a Hop on Hop Off tour)
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Te Puia
  • Entry/Admission - Rotorua
Exclusions
  • Food is available for purchase in Te Puia
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 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!
  • Port of Tauranga Ltd, 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
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • Please choose a tour time available and if required we will adjust the tour time for early - late arrival ships
  • Pick-up is from the port directly and dependent upon time of arrival of your cruise ship!
  • We will email any adjustments of tour time! Please leave an email on booking form!
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • we will text -whatsapp your mobile if amendments are required within 48 hrs of tour time Please leave country code and mobile number on booking form!
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide for duration of Tour (This is not a Hop on Hop Off tour)
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Te Puia
  • Entry/Admission - Rotorua
Exclusions
  • Food is available for purchase in Te Puia
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 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!
  • Port of Tauranga Ltd, 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
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • Please choose a tour time available and if required we will adjust the tour time for early - late arrival ships
  • Pick-up is from the port directly and dependent upon time of arrival of your cruise ship!
  • We will email any adjustments of tour time! Please leave an email on booking form!
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • we will text -whatsapp your mobile if amendments are required within 48 hrs of tour time Please leave country code and mobile number on booking form!
  • 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
    Port of Tauranga Ltd
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Te Puia
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Kiwifruit Country
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Rotorua Museum
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Blue Baths
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Lake Rotorua
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    New Zealand Discovery Tours
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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Gary F
1 contribution
Fabulous tour
Dec 2019
Everything, the husband & wife team r fantastic guides and reps for NZ and they r from Manchester in the UK and love NZ. It is the best money you will spend on your cruise...go ahead and do it!!
Written 1 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

IslandGirl02564
Nantucket, MA16 contributions
Great tour with Natalie!
Jan 2020 • Couples
Natalie, our tour guide, confirmed pick up time and place via phone and text the day before tour. She picked us up outside passenger area of port in a new, clean van. She and her husband own the business. The four of us on tour (one canceled as he was ill) then proceeded to Rotorua to the living Maori Village where the 40 members use geothermal energy for cooking, bathing, heating homes. The resident Maori tour guide showed us the village and geysers that were constantly erupting. The Maori dance troupe put on a show. This was followed by a delicious preordered (to save time) lunch at a local hotel. The large portion of fish and chips was delicious, as were the large selection of cakes and fruits. One woman had a large Caesar salad that was excellent. The chef/server aimed to please us. Before lunch Natalie dropped off one passenger at the local spa (early at her request) which was actually part of a different tour. After lunch, Natalie took us to see more geothermal springs and for a walk in a redwood forest. After a drive around Rotorua, we went to a local kiwi orchard to sample fruits, ice cream, jam, juice before going back to the ship in Tauranga. The owner of the orchard explained about the operation there. It was impressive. The woman said the spa was amazing - relaxing, etc. Natalie was amenable to our needs and was flexible with her time. We were gone 7 hours instead of 5.5. I highly recommend this tour and company - excellent value, as lunch and admission to village were included. Nice job, Natalie!
Written 19 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Blanche
1 contribution
Highly recommended excursion
Dec 2019
Natalie, our driver and guide for the day, was waiting for us at the port gate. Our group for the day consisted of 9 passengers. The minibus was clean and comfortable with a clear sound system for Natalie's excellent commentary and fascinatng facts about our surroundings and New Zealand in general as we travelled between our scheduled stops. Our visit to the Rotorua village with it's geysers, mud pools and Maori villagers was very interesting. On leaving the village we stopped for an excellent preselected and ordered lunch at a lovely modern hotel before continuing our journey to the Redwood Forest, parkland/gardens to see spectacular hot springs and mud pools and finally a visit to a Kiwifruit orchard before returning to port in good time to board our ship. Would highly recommend this very enjoyable excursion.
Written 11 December 2019
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LouAnne G
4 contributions
Wonderful Day
Dec 2019 • Couples
Andrew was our guide for the day and he is a wealth of information about New Zealand. While driving to our many stops, Redwood Forest, Rotorua Geyser, gardens, lunch stop, kwiwi orchards Andrew kept up a commentary about all things New Zealand. We learned a lot and saw a lot. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Written 4 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hal K
Punta Gorda, FL53 contributions
Awesome day, couldn't have fit more in!
Mar 2019 • Couples
Natalie showed up with a very nice, quite new van that sat about 15 people. It had good air conditioning (thank goodness!) and a nice sound system so we could easily hear her throughout the van as she offered interesting commentary along the road to our various sites. The Rotorua village tour with the geysers was totally fascinating. It was all in all a lovely day with very nice lunch as well at a modern, clean hotel.
Written 24 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

tlahuele
Henderson, NV438 contributions
Oustanding Tour and Guide
Feb 2019 • Couples
Full day tour with a super itinerary and guide (Andy). The minibus was comfortable and in good shape. The Maori village was really interesting. We could have spent a lot of time there, but we had much to see. The lunch was better than expected. I highly recommend this tour and this company.
Written 18 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Helene P
30 contributions
Informative tour
Thank you NZ Discovery Tours guided by Andrew - Rotorua Geothermal Geysers and lunch tour was very informative and we saw and learnt so much more than promised.  Our group of four had a wonderful day.  Maori Village encounter very insightful recommend not missing this.  Also arrived back to ship in plenty of time.  Thank you
Written 10 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

1ctwinky
Manchester, UK34 contributions
Has to be the best tour ever in over 40+ cruises
As this was my 46th Cruise on The Ocation of the seas. I’ve got to the point that tours, come and go & to be honest I get quite bored these days. I was reluctant to book the day before the tour was due. As friends had already prebooked themselves on to the tour.

Well wow, is an understatement I had the best day ever! Natalie from the U.K. our tour guide was amazing and couldn’t have been any better!

I’m not sure I’ve clicked the right tour to review.
We had the kiwi farm, Maori village, 2 course lunch & Polynesian Spa all included.

Worth every penny! It was that good of a tour, we are already looking into coming back later in the year and hiring Camervans

Thanks again Natalie & Andrew
Carl
Manchester
Written 27 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you Carl for your kind words! I am so happy you enjoyed your day with us, it really means a lot to receive a wonderful review like this. Be sure to look us up on your return visit, if we can help in any way! Enjoy life Natalie & Andrew
Written 6 March 2019
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Geoff Dunstan
5 contributions
The whole day
Jan 2019 • Friends
From the time of pick up our tour guide was helpful, informative and kept us interested for the whole day. Could not do enough to help us.
Definately take a camera on this excursion, HAve great photos from the Kiwi Farm, The Maouri Villiage and the Red wood Forrest.
I would recommend this company and tour to anyone travelling to New Zealand.
Thank you Andy for making it that much better
Written 23 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Deborah1240
Stanley, NC28 contributions
Poorly planned excursion
Jan 2019 • Couples
Our group of four arrived in Tauranga as a cruise ship stop. Our ship did have problems with the computers when you were debarking, but I travel with a portable scooter and we debarked right on time. We were met by Andrew who introduced us to our guide Ray. The van was very clean & comfortable. Ray had brochures of what we would be seeing that day. We stopped briefly (15 min.) at the Kiwi farm and then continued to the Mauri cultural village. This is a don’t miss stop. Great show and tour. After leaving, we were taking a Gondola ride to the top of a mountain for a buffet lunch. Upon arriving at the top(with a beautiful view), the buffet lunch ended 15 minutes before we got there, but we could eat in the snack bar. Ray met us up top and told us he thought the buffet was all day and he had just looked at the Argodome show and we were going to miss the show by 30 minutes, but we could ride around the farm. Since some of us live on a farm we were not interested. He knew we had bee keepers in the group, so we decided on the bee farm. After we took a different way back, we arrived at the bees 30 minutes after the last tour. We were reimbursed for our gondola charge. I think we could have done everything if the times had been confirmed before we left the port.
Written 22 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Andrewjohnnuttall
Hello Deborah Thank you for travelling with us, Obviously any review less than 5 stars is not good! After speaking to Ray we did refund the gondola ride as some form of compensation for you feeling your day did not go as well as you wanted, You paid for the vehicle and driver guide for 8 hrs. (no venue entrance's where charged) There hadn't been any schedule decided before hand apart from you didn't want to go to Hobbiton. Ray is a very caring thoughtful man, And didn't want to rush you in your mobility scooter, In hindsight he should of given you times to be at any following venues you wished to visit (as this was not a planned day) Ray simply did not know that the Buffet was not all day! (They close for two hours), You was running late in the day all day from leaving the ship and ray was used to being at these venues during peak times, He has apologised profusely and feels terrible that you didn't have the day you wished for! He feels very guilty that he accepted a tip from you at the end of the day now that he knows you didn't enjoy the day! I am also very sorry Deborah that you did not have the five star experience we wish all our clients to experience its very disappointing not to of provided the very best of service to you!
Written 17 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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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
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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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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
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Thank you
Brilliant and entertaining day was an amazing experience and would definitely recommend to anyone andrew was funny
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Excellent tour itinerary to have a great overall view of nature and culture in this region
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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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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 abou
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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
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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.
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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
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