No New Notifications

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Shore Trips and Tours

Select Option


Discover the amazing city of Rotorua at your own pace on the Hop-On Hop-Off Explorer Bus. Travelling with the best team in the business – you will enjoy all the flexibility of our easy to use timetable, with the extra care and attention from one of our driver/guides.

The scenic drive to Rotorua is approximately 1 hour, and your guide will provide an interesting and entertaining commentary along the way. This is also when you can learn more about the attractions in Rotorua that are available to visit as your guide is an expert on all there is to see and do.

There is no obligation to visit any destination - if you like you can just cruise on the coach, take a walk around (as there are plenty of things to see for free), visit the shops, or buy a picnic to enjoy by the lakefront.

About us:

Our team has been delivering world-class Shore Excursions for over 16 years - we have over 100 years combined tour guiding experience so you know you are in capable hands.

What You'll Get


Rotorua Hop-On Hop-Off Explorer

Route Duration: 7 hours

Stops on the Rotorua Hop-On Hop-Off Explorer:
  • 4 Salisbury Avenue - The vehicle and driver will be located just outside the pedestrian port gate, a short walk from the ships gangway, beyond the Information Marquee. Look out for the Shore Trips and Tours sign.
  • Rotorua Airport - Drop off only - for customers doing Raftabout rafting
  • Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village
  • Te Puia
  • Polynesian Spa
  • Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
  • Lakefront Drive - Here you can access jetboat trips with Katoa Jet, or helicopter trips with Volcanic Air
  • Skyline Rotorua - Rainbow Springs is right next door
  • ZORB™ Rotorua
Attractions on the Rotorua Hop-On Hop-Off Explorer:

Lake Rotoiti / Lake Rotorua / Mt Maunganui Main Beach / Kuirau Park

Operates: After departing Tauranga it is just over 1 hours drive to Rotorua. Once in Rotorua we make 4 circuits of the city allowing access to the most popular attractions. It is important to note the bus does NOT return to your ship in Tauranga during the day - the hop-on hop-off part of the day is entirely in Rotorua.

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 usually 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.
  • The driver will provide details of all destinations served by the Rotorua Explorer and you will receive the timetable for the day upon boarding
  • Tour departs at the time shown unless this conflicts with the ships ETA or ETD, in which case the tour will operate so that you are back in port at least one hour before sailing. Please meet us at least 15 minutes prior to the departure time
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Experienced, professional and friendly guide
  • Great discounts on selected attraction entry fees
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned transport
  • Full commentary
  • Port pickup and drop-off

  • Food and drinks
  • Destination/attraction entrance fees

Departure Point
You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time
10:00 AM

7 hours

Return Details
You may disembark at any of the available stops.

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

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Shore Trips and Tours in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

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.