THIS SMALL GROUP TOUR INCLUDES • All Entrance Fees • Maori Culture Performance • Deluxe Two Course Lunch With Unlimited Coffee & TeasDiscover the best of Rotorua on this shore excursion from the port of Tauranga! We take you to the heart of the geothermal in Rotorua, as we visit not only one of the oldest attractions in NZ, but a way of life for this Maori tribe. The only place in the world where you will find people living amongst the geothermal and utilising it for their everyday living. Hear their stories, myths and legends as you are taken on an offical guided tour through their homeland. Experience erupting geysers, hot pools, bubbling mud and steam escaping from cracks in the earth. You will also enjoy a Maori cultural performance with songs and dance that has true meaning to their ancestry. Then savour a delicious 2 course lunch, before a highlights drive around Rotorua, including the Redwood forest before a visit to a kiwifruit Orchard.
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Stop At: Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, 17 Tryon Street Whakarewarewa Village, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND’S ONLY LIVING MAORI VILLAGE
Whakarewarewa is the legacy and home of the Tūhourangi Ngāti Wāhiao people, who have been sharing their unique way of life with visitors from all around the world for over two hundred years. This tour offers a unique way to see Maori culture combined with geothermal activity. The guides knowledge of their people and stories make this a truly unforgettable day to remember. Discover how this tribe live on this unforgiving land and utilise on a daily basis, using natural geothermal resources to cook, bathe and heat their homes as they have for centuries.
The Valley is an active geothermal area with hot pools, bubbling mud and erupting geysers. You will also get an insight into the Maori people at the cultural performance, this truly is a show not to be missed and most guest say this is one of the highlights of their day! The Tūhourangi Ngāti Wāhiao people have a proud history of performing arts that stretches back to the earliest days of tourism in New Zealand; traditional song and dance has always been a key way to welcome, enchant and enlighten visitors.
Leaving the village, a short drive takes us to one of Rotorua’s highly regarded restaurants for a two course lunch (with a choice of menu) with favourites like Fish & Chips, Chicken Caesar Salad, Pizza, Kiwi Beef or Chicken Burgers and much more. Followed by a selections of delicious cakes, fresh fruit and unlimited Teas and coffee, cold water is also served at your table. Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks can be purchased at own expense. We also cater for all dietary requirement and allergies.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Stop At: Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, Long Mile Road The Redwoods, Rotorua 3046 New Zealand
Walk under these magnificent trees
The Redwoods & Whakarewarewa Forest one of Rotorua’s most spectacular natural assets and one of the city’s greatest treasures.
Over 5600 hectares of forest!
Experience nature at its best this area as we take a small walk through these magnificent trees!
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Kiwifruit Country, 316 State Highway 33, Paengaroa 3189 New Zealand
Here we have a chance to see how the kiwi fruit grows,
A great photo stop!
Also we will have the chance to taste the different varieties of not just the fruit but juices, jams and much more!
There is a gift shop on site where you can purchase unique products from the different types of fruit.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Rotorua Museum, Oruawhata Drive Government Gardens, Rotorua New Zealand
Take in the stunning and historic Government Gardens.
Rotorua Museum is fortunate to be housed in an area rich in history,
Take in the splendour of the buildings and the Government Gardens which were transformed from a wilderness of scrub, Along with the hot pools and geysers into an oasis of Victorian charm.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Blue Baths, Government Gardens 1 Queens Drive, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
Described as one of New Zealand’s most loved buildings, the Blue Baths are the epitome of glamour and style. This stunning heritage building, with its geothermally heated pools and 1930s ambience.
The building now provides a unique venue for weddings, conferences, exclusive corporate events and legendary public dinner shows.
Duration: 5 minutes
Stop At: Lake Rotorua, Rotorua New Zealand
This beautifully peaceful lake has a violent history. One of several large volcanoes in the Rotorua region, its underlying magma chamber collapsed after a massive eruption around 200,000 years ago. The collapse created a circular caldera about 16 kilometres wide, which filled with water to form the North Island's second largest lake.
Geothermal activity continues below and around Lake Rotorua. Clouds of steam drift around the shore and the water has a high sulphur content, resulting in a magical green-blue colouration.
The famous love story of Hinemoa and Tutanekai
Mokoia Island, in the centre of the lake, is a rhyolite dome formed by slowly oozing lava. This island was the setting for one of New Zealand's greatest love stories - the tale of Hinemoa and Tutanekai.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: New Zealand Discovery Tours, Fenton St, Glenholme, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
New Zealand Discovery Tours provide this shore excursion with over 15 years of experience creating and facilitating tours in New Zealand and Europe.
Duration: 6 hours
- 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 manufactured 2017/18 vehicles with duel air-conditioning uv protection glass and meeting the highest safety standards.
- Pick up time will be sent to you after booking confirmation, dependent on arrival time and departure time of your ship
- Pick-up is from the port directly and dependent upon time of arrival of your cruise ship!
- Pick-up time will be confirmed 30 days from the date of tour (or upon booking if within 30 days).
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
- Lunch - 2-course lunch
- 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
- Bottled water
- Coffee and/or Tea
- Entry/Admission - Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village
- Entry/Admission - New Zealand Discovery Tours
- Souvenir (available to purchase)
Returns to original departure point
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