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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Te Puia Geothermals plus Hells Gate

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Visit two very unique geothermal destinations in Rotorua - New Zealand's cultural and geothermal hub. At Te Puia you will see geysers, hot pools, a Maori cultural performance, kiwi birds and much, much more! Then, after a tour of the very interesting city centre, we will visit Hells Gate - aptly named due to the proliferation of sulphourus fumeroles and bubbling mud. You can even upgrade your tour and try bathing in the healing mudpools! Travelling with the most experienced operator in Tauranga - your passionate local guide will ensure a memorable day!

What You'll Get

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Pass By: Shore Trips & Tours, Hangar AS8, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116 New Zealand

Delight your senses at 2 very special destinations in Rotorua – New Zealand’s cultural and geothermal hub.

Travelling with the best team in the business - not only will you visit Te Puia (Rotorua’s premium geothermal and cultural centre), but also Hells Gate – ominously named to represent the striking geothermal features you will see.

Also included:
• A visit to a kiwifruit orchard to see how this quintessential New Zealand icon is grown.
• A tour of Rotorua’s interesting city centre – including famous landmarks such as Govt Gardens, the Bath House, Blue Baths and the lakefront.

About us:

Our team has been delivering world-class Shore Excursions for over 16 years. It all started with owner Ian - one man and a beloved Rolls Royce car. Today, the number of vehicles and tours has changed, but the philosophy hasn’t – every customer is treated like one of the family, and we will make sure you have an unforgettable day. We have over 100 years combined tour guiding experience so you know you are in capable hands (and if you’re lucky you may even get to travel with Ian – he still loves to get behind the wheel!).

Travel in a modern, air conditioned vehicle with a passionate local as your host. We specialise in small groups to allow an intimate and personalised experience. Every tour is guided and commentated from start to finish - our guides delight in showing off our little corner of the world. And, we guarantee to have you back to the ship on time!

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

See geysers explode high into the air. You will only get those iconic photos at Te Puia where you are up close and personal with many of the geothermal features.

You'll Experience an awe-inspiring cultural performance from local Maori. The 45 minute concert includes a powhiri (welcome) onto the Marae (meeting house), as well as traditional songs and dances. You will see the famous Haka (war dance) - guaranteed to send a shiver down your spine!
In addition you will be able to spot the elusive kiwi in the nocturnal enclosure. These shy birds are our national icon and are now endangered.

Be amazed watching craftsmen and women teach their trade in the carving and weaving schools.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Hell's Gate, 351 State Highway 30, Tikitere 3010 New Zealand

Named by G.B. Shaw – this geothermal park will show you a variety of steaming fumeroles and bubbling mud pools.

Indulge in the unique and relaxing experience of mudbathing (extra cost). Cover yourself in the sulphurous but strangely healing local mud, and finish with a soak in the silica-rich hot pools. Ladies – this is excellent for your skin!

See the largest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere – a place where Maori warriors would bathe to heal their wounds of battle.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is not suitable for user of mobility scooters or wheelchairs (unless very small collapsible ones) . Folding walkers/frames can be accommodated but passengers must be able to enter a minibus using the standard steps. You must advise us at the time of booking if you are bringing any mobility device - failure to do so may result in you not being able to take the tour.
  • Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • Maori cultural performance at Te Puia
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned transport
  • Live commentary on board
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry to Hells Gate geothermal park
  • Visit to a kiwifruit orchard
  • Visit to Okere Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Te Puia
  • Entry/Admission - Hell's Gate

  • Any meals or refreshments
  • Mud bathing at Hells Gate (a smaller upgrade price applies if you wish to do this instead of the geothermal park)

Departure Point
4 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand

Departure Time
9:00 AM

7 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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The Fine Print

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