This Tauranga Shore Excursion stands out from others by offering a two-course lunch and a visit to a Polynesian spa. The basics of local shore excursions are included too: travel with a small group to the Rotorua geothermal geyser, mud pools, and steam vents, and then see a Maori dance performance. At the spa, soak in hot mineral springs with views of Lake Rotorua.
Visit the Rotorua geothermal areas and see a Maori performance
Value: includes transport, Maori guide, lunch, and spa visit
Travel in a luxury vehicle with dual air-conditioning and tinted window glass
Let someone else take care of getting you back to your ship on time
Official Maori guide for the Whakarewarewa geothermal valley
Cultural show performance
Two-course lunch with choice of menu followed with unlimited tea or coffee
Port pickup and drop-off
Transport by 2016/17 modern air-conditioned vehicle
Cold bottled mineral water
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Departure & Return
• The Port of Tauranga! • We will be waiting for you at the port gate's with a name board with your name on it! • We wear grey shirts with lime green logo!
Return of tour is to the original pick up location!
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
This Is a Pre Booked Tour only!
No sales on the day of the tour!
Ensuring a quick departure for you!
All vehicles are modern manufactured 2017/18 vehicles with duel air-conditioning uv protection glass and meeting the highest safety standards.
Pick up time will be sent to you after booking confirmation, dependent on arrival time and departure time of your ship
Pick-up is from the port directly and dependent upon time of arrival of your cruise ship!
Pick-up time will be confirmed 30 days from the date of tour (or upon booking if within 30 days).
Experience two extremely popular venues of Rotorua and enjoy a relaxing two course lunch
Swimsuit and towel for the Polynesian Spa
Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes
Please advise driver of any food allergies the morning of the tour
This tour is for Adults only from the age of 15 or older
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Wonderful/New Zealand Discovery Tours
, Jan 2019
Make sure that Viator books you with New Zealand Discovery Tours. They are the best. The lunch that was included was amazing. The desserts were fantastic. I couldn't eat my entire lunch and the individual pizza are huge. The owners make sure you have a wonderful experience and take care of every detail. Check you invoice and request New Zealand Discovery Tours.
The whole day was brilliantly organised with the highlight being the cultural show at the Whakarewarewa Geothermal Village. The insight into Maori culture was thought provoking and it was a great privilege to visit with the local townsfolk. Commentary from the guide was very informative and every stop was interesting. Lunch too was basic but very good. The visit to the Polynesian Spa was very warm and relaxing
I would Highly Recommend this tour, Our Driver was excellant and very informative. The tour guide at the Geothermal was very interesting and to top it off, having a relaxing afternoon at the Polynesia spa.10/10 rating from me!!!
My favourite tour of our cruising holiday to New Zealand. kiesh, the guide at the living Maori Village was lovely and provided lots of great local information. Seeing the beautiful hot springs was amazing and the Polynesian Spa Pools just topped the day off. A definite must. Our tour guide Natalia was great and she even made time for us to stop into a Kiwi Fruit Orchard, which was great.
OUTSTANDING! One of the best tours of the whole 34 day back-to-back cruise, and all done with Viator. Our tour guide really earned her tips, with a running commentary and so many different stops: kiwi plantation, whiskey tasting the distillery owner was a real comic. And the thermal spa -- be prepared for some very warm to hot water. And you can rent bathing suits and towels if you don't want to bring your own.
The Maori village was another great part of the tour . . . . we could not have had a better time! From where we docked it was a one-minute walk to where all the tour vehicles picked us up 8-10 person vans.
Our driver Buddy was a delight and a wealth of information on this tour. He made everything about this tour entertaining and interesting. Our lunch venue was pleasant and the lunch which was also accompanied by pastries, cakes and fruit for dessert was very good. The living Maori village immersed us into a tangible cultural experience and was well worth visiting along with the Polynesian Spa. After thoroughly immersing ourselves into these geo thermal springs, we all felt very relaxed and our skin felt satin soft. However, a word of advice - Don't wear any jewellery in the water - particularly silver as this sulphuric environment will turn it black. If you are arriving in Tauranga by ship, this tour definitely covers many sites and is well worth experiencing.