Meet your guide and small group of no more than 15 people on arrival at the Port of Tauranga around 10am. Soak up the scenery on the around 1-hour journey to Rotorua, driving through the lush landscapes of Mount Maunganui and stopping along the way to visit the beautiful Okere Falls.
On arrival in Rotorua, your driver will take to some of the city’s most impressive geothermal attractions. This is the geothermal capital of New Zealand, so there’s plenty to see, including steaming vents, bubbling mud pots, and boiling pools of water, right on the streets of the city!
Break for lunch (own expense), either at one of the city’s many cafés and restaurants, or on the shores of Lake Rotorua. After lunch, continue exploring Rotorua’s sights, including the historic Blue Baths bathhouse, the Rachel Spring, and the Government Gardens, full of colorful flowers in the summer months.
Your tour ends with drop-off at the Tauranga port around 5pm, in time for your cruise ship departure.