• Location: Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
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When your ship pulls into port in Tauranga, explore Rotorua on a guided shore excursion. Your full-day itinerary includes a welcome concert at the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute at Te Puia, where you’ll explore the extensive geothermal grounds, see a flax-weaving demonstration, and visit the nocturnal Kiwi House. Then tour Rotorua highlights such as the Government Gardens and stop at Okere Falls and Kiwi 360 for tastings.

Highlights

  • Full-day Rotorua shore excursion
  • Visit the Maori cultural center at Te Puia
  • Stroll past bubbling mud pools and steam vents in Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley
  • Tour city attractions and make stops at Okere Falls and Kiwi 360
  • Round-trip port transport from Tauranga included
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Customer Reviews

Gerry.L United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This tour was one of the highlights of our travels through New Zealand and the credit has to go to our excellent guide, Bronwyn. She did a great job guiding us to the essential Rotorua highlights and efficiently using our time there. The sights were all great to see but I think the best part of this tour was that Bron was able to give me some insight into the character of the New Zealand people themselves and how it was shaped by their history and culture.

Ken D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great, experienced tour guide - touch of culture was very informative as well as the geyser park

steve.gordy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We had a wonderful day with Paul Marston at the wheel of our bus. He livened the sights with his own special brand of commentary from the time we pulled away from the dock until our return several hours later.

lesleydudson

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Had an amazing day at Rotorua with our guide Paul who was very knowledgeable. On the way there we visited a kiwi farm which was very interesting. At Rotorua the mud pools and geysers were spectacular and we thoroughly enjoyed the visit to the workshops together with the Maori culture show. Unfortunately there was insufficient time to look round the excellent gift shop. All in all a great day out.

sallyrose

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was a fantastic tour. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, very friendly, took us to more places than were listed and because of his contacts at each attraction we didn't have to queue.

KERRY T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was an excellent excursion. Our guide was top rate, being very knowledge and informative. Would well recommend this excursion to anyone.

karenkilpatrick

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great tour and great guide. He went out of his way to show us his part of NZ and we were impressed lots of good information and good driver too! We loved the landscapes androstenedione particularly our guide's commentary.

Anne B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Fantastic driver, very helpful, friendly, well worth doing

2012pcl

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Sixteen of us from Singapore had booked a 1-day Rotorua tour with Tauranga Tasting Tours and Charters. Paul, the proprietor, was our driver and coach. His long years of experience showed. As we drove by the beach road of Tauranga, he could even tell us the price increases of several of the residential properties! And because of his vast knowledge that he wanted to share, he didn't tolerate interruptions to his presentations. The lakeside cafe he drove us to for a late lunch was pleasant.

Ruelan F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a great day. We met our tour guide Rick, at the cruise port. The tour had a total of 7 people, all of us from the same ship. Rick was a gracious, knowledgable and fun guide. He made the area come alive with its historical and current issues. The village and geothermal spring was a highlight

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