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Rotorua and Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour

Tauranga, New Zealand
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Learn how New Zealand’s Maori people have adapted to life among the geothermal activity of Rotorua on this small-group shore excursion from Tauranga. At the Living Maori Village, see how residents integrate natural elements like bubbling geysers, mud pools and steam vents into daily tasks, and watch a live cultural performance. You’ll also drive past gorgeous beaches, walk through an ancient redwood forest, and taste local kiwi fruit fresh from the farm on this immersive Bay of Plenty highlights tour.
  • Full-day Bay of Plenty shore excursion from the port of Tauranga
  • Walk through an impressive redwood forest
  • See the steam vents, geysers, and mud pits of Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley
  • Learn about indigenous culture and traditions at the Living Maori Village
  • See how villagers use geothermal elements in daily life
  • Watch the cooking of a traditional 'hangi' meal
  • Visit the famous Government Gardens and other Rotorua highlights


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very good and interesting
, Jan 2020
Enjoyed the whole trip.The play was great. The lunch was ok.Enjoyed the tour of the the village.Geothermal sights were wonderful. I enjoyed seeing how they took baths,
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thanks for the feedback, the hangi lunch option we include is traditional Maori food and is not always to every ones taste. Interesting experience see the way the village is set up within the geothermal activity area.
very good tour
, Dec 2019
Everything was well coordinated to get the most of our tour. Our driver, Gary Stickler, made sure we saw everything and took the time to make this an enjoyable experience. The village, dancers, geysers and extra stops made this well worth it.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thanks for your review, pleased you enjoyed your day with us at Cruise Tours Tauranga here in New Zealand. Regards Ian
Had a great time!
, Nov 2019
Very interesting tour and program. We enjoyed it very much! The dinner was good too! An amazing site!
Clueless guide
, Feb 2019
The young man we had as a guide to the village didn't have a clue. It seemed he didn't even want to be there. A Hungi meal was included with the tour but it was the tiniest piece of chicken, sweet potato and corn from the café. You wouldn't even know if it was cooked in the traditional way. Big let down.
this tour open your eyes to the real...
camellia p
, Apr 2018
this tour open your eyes to the real new zealand people and their way of life i recommend this tour to any one great price and agreat day
Small groups conducted by a resident...
, Dec 2017
Small groups conducted by a resident of the village, which really is still a proper community. Enjoyed hearing about the cooking in thermal pools and over boxed vents, also the baths. The show was very enjoyable, the performers seemed to enjoy it as much as the audience .
Good trip with a good guide. Loved the...
Frans R
, Nov 2017
Good trip with a good guide. Loved the kiwi farm and the Maori village.

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