When your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, take a small-group 6-hour shore excursion that showcases Maori culture and New Zealand's natural beauty. Highlights include the Living Maori Village, the geothermal geysers, kiwi orchards, and traditional cultural performance. Indulge in a deluxe 2-course lunch and a sightseeing tour of Rotorua before a walk among the redwoods of the Whakarewarewa Forest and a visit to the Tudor-style design museum. Your small-group tour includes admission fees, lunch, and round-trip transportation from the cruise port.
Rotorua shore excursion with Living Maori Village, Pohutu Geyser, and redwoods
Watch cultural performances at the Living Maori Village
Learn about geothermal activity on the North Island and see geysers in action
Indulge in a deluxe 2-course lunch and unlimited tea and coffee
Go into Rotorua to view the city's top attractions
Includes guide, transportation, and port pickup and drop-off
Superb tour and awesome value! Tour bus driver excellent and safe. The Living Maori Village showed how the native Maoris currently live 'on the land' using geothermal energy for heating and cooking. The tour guide was great, and the performance of the Maoris was terrific. The geysers were relatively small but were constantly erupting. The lunch at a local restaurant was delicious. And the redwood forest was an unexpected, towering spectacle that capped a fabulous tour.
We're picked up at the cruise port by our tour guide Andrew. From there he took us onto the highway for a beautiful scenery drive. He was doing live commentary as he drove through towns, farmlands and rolling hills. When we arrived to Maori living village, he handed us off to a local Maori guide. She welcomed us to her village liked we were her closest friends from out of town. After seeing a cultural show, we had time to walk around the thermal region for more pictures and a lunch at the village cafe. The Hangi meat pie sold at the cafe was delicious. We also visited the redwood forest and a kiwi farm with fruit and juice tastings. Andrew is friendly and knowledgeable about the Maori culture, the redwood tree and the kiwi farm. It's a small group of six traveling in a mini coach. We thought it was a well spend of time and money joining this tour.
The tour guide was outside port and ready to go. We headed out for about 1 hour or so drive to village Maori village tour was interesting. The dance thing I didn't think was a big deal or why I would make this trip. Guide very friendly and informative.
The Redwoods was a basic drive by of big trees and the kiwi farm was a quick stop of looking at vines and shop. No guided tour. Nothing much to taste
Our driver did stop at an ice cream store which was good ice cream!
Ok but not sure I would spend money to do this again