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Shore Excursion to the Maori Culture Centre: Kiwi birds, and Geo-Thermal Valley

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I am your Maori Tour Guide. As a Maori Tour Guide I am here to give you a genuine understanding of my Maori Culture and to share with you some of our myths and legends. I will explain the protocols you must observe during the Maori welcome and before entering into the Meeting House.

On this small-group shore excursion from the Port of Tauranga, you will take a walk on Papamoa Beach, visit the Kiwi House which houses the iconic, endangered Kiwi bird. I will guide you down into the geo-thermal valley to get up close to boiling mud pools and steaming geysers, I will take you into the carving and weaving schools where students learn these ancient skills so they in turn can teach others so our traditions are never lost.

I will help you avoid the large bus tour groups and show you the best vantage points for your photos. I will also take you into the city where you will have time to purchase some lunch at one of my favorite cafes or to browse through some of the shops.

What You'll Get

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Te Puia, Hemo Road, Rotorua New Zealand

Maori Cultural Centre and Geo Thermal Valley with boiling mud pools and steaming geysers

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Government Gardens, Queens Dr 9 Queens Dr, Rotorua New Zealand

Beautiful gardens, 1907 Museum building, Rachel Springs which is boiling water from under the ground

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Papamoa Beach, Papamoa New Zealand

A very long white sandy beach, popular with fishermen and women. A great place to gather sea shells

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Pilot Bay, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga New Zealand

A very beautiful bay with lovely homes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Umbrellas provided for wet weather
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entry/Admission - Te Puia

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Departure Point
1 The Mall, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered

Outside the Port of Tauranga gate, Outside the Port building at the Port of Auckland

Departure Time
Varies depending on arrival time of ship

7 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.