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Rotorua and Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour

North Island, New Zealand
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7 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


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
Experienced professional guide
Port pickup and drop-off
Maori cultural performance
Bottled water
Comfortable air-conditioned transport
Personal expenses
Souvenir shopping

Departure Point

Port of Tauranga

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Infant rates include own seat
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. We suggest layers with hats and sunscreen
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark
  • Tour departure time may change due to early and/or late ship arrivals and departures. You will be notified at time of booking Please check your emails to confirm tour departure times.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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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.

Product code: 15629P5

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