• 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

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

Virginia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Small group tour. Very easy and enjoyed so much. Excellent tour of Maori and hot geysers. Pleasant drive. Highly recommend!

jeromern

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great tour.... I saw everything I wanted to see!

Mark H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Our tour guide was Sandy, and he was excellent. The tour took us to Te Puia, where you can see the geothermal wonders, Maori cultural center, and Pohutu geyser. This was an amazing area and natural geysers and scenic overviews and grey mud pools. There was a slight sulfur smell, but not as much as I had expected. It was a clear blue sky day, and the steam and bubbling made for dramatic views around every corner. It would have made a great backdrop for a Sci-Fi film. The Maori tribal center was informative as well as entertaining. Also had stops at a lake, and redwood forest, kiwifruit farm on the way back. Excellent guide and tour.

Ralph O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour was all that we expected. We were in a small group and had a very enjoyable driver/guide with plenty of information and stories between stops. The stops were well organized and interesting and we had a very nice lunch at a cafe on the lake shore.

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