Guided Tauranga Shore Excursion to Rotorua Whakarewarewa and Wai-O-Tapu. Visit Wai-O-Tapu to see why TripAdvisor says it is "One of the 20 Most SURREAL Places in the World" and why it is considered to be New Zealand's most colorful and diverse geothermal sightseeing attraction. You will take a slow amble to see this unique geothermal landscape sculptured out of volcanic activity over thousands of years and take time to view the world famous Lady Knox Geyser which erupts each day at around 10:15am. After a lunch at the Wai-O-Tapu cafe you will take a short drive back to Whakarewarewa and visit the Living Maori Village. Here, a Maori guide will take you on a 1-hour guided tour of the village to see bubbling mud pools, the Pohutu Geyser and you will be entertained by a cultural performance of dance and song including the haka. Then, you will take a drive through Rotorua and show you the city sights before returning to Tauranga. Maximum passengers on this tour is 15.

Guided Tauranga Shore Excursion to Rotorua Whakarewarewa and Wai-O-Tapu - Tauranga, New Zealand

Ports of Call Tour
Duration:8 hours
Price: Starting from $199.00 per person
Visit Wai-O-Tapu to see why TripAdvisor says it is "One of the 20 Most SURREAL Places in the World" and why it is considered to be New Zealand's most colorful and diverse geothermal sightseeing attraction. You will take a slow amble to see this unique geothermal landscape sculptured out of volcanic activity over thousands of years and take time to view the world famous Lady Knox Geyser which erupts each day at around 10:15am.

After a lunch at the Wai-O-Tapu cafe you will take a short drive back to Whakarewarewa and visit the Living Maori Village. Here, a Maori guide will take you on a 1-hour guided tour of the village to see bubbling mud pools, the Pohutu Geyser and you will be entertained by a cultural performance of dance and song including the haka.

Then, you will take a drive through Rotorua and show you the city sights before returning to Tauranga. Maximum passengers on this tour is 15.
Visit Wai-O-Tapu to see why TripAdvisor says it is "One of the 20 Most SURREAL Places in the World" and why it is considered to be New Zealand's most colorful and diverse geothermal sightseeing attraction. You will take a slow amble to see this unique geothermal landscape sculptured out of volcanic activity over thousands of years and take time to view the world famous Lady Knox Geyser which erupts each day at around 10:15am.

After a lunch at the Wai-O-Tapu cafe you will take a short drive back to Whakarewarewa and visit the Living Maori Village. Here, a Maori guide will take you on a 1-hour guided tour of the village to see bubbling mud pools, the Pohutu Geyser and you will be entertained by a cultural performance of dance and song including the haka.

Then, you will take a drive through Rotorua and show you the city sights before returning to Tauranga. Maximum passengers on this tour is 15.

Your tour begins when you meet your guide just outside the port gates and introduce you to your guide for this small group tour to see the highlights of Rotorua's amazing geothermal landscape.

The first destination is the geothermal wonderland of Wai-O-Tapu, here you will first experience the eruption of the world famous Lady Knox Geyser, which erupts each day around 10:15am. You will learn how this natural geothermal event can be so prompt with its display each day, for the benefit of the 100's of visitors. Please note that due to ship arrival times, it may not always be possible to get to Wai-O-Tapu in time for the geyser.

Its just a short transfer to the main part of Wai-O-Tapu. Here, your guide will take you on a slow amble to see the unique landscape sculptured out of volcanic activity over thousands of years. Wai-O-Tapu is considered to be New Zealand’s most colorful and diverse geothermal sightseeing attraction.

Time for a light lunch (at your expense) at the Wai-O-Tapu cafe which overlooks native New Zealand forest before a short drive back to Whakarewarewa geothermal valley and location of The Living Maori Village, your destination for the afternoon.

Here, you will be met by your Maori guide, who will take you through this unique destination on a 1-hour guided walk of the village, where for over 200 years the Tuhourangi/Ngati Wahiao tribe have welcomed visitors into their backyard.

You will experience an authentic Living Maori Village where people live on a daily basis using the natural resources to cook, bathe and heat their homes. We also include a traditional cultural performance set in the heart of the village where you will see the fearsome Haka, plus dance, song and much more.

You will be able to view the geothermal wonders of Whakarewarewa Valley, including the world famous Pohutu geyser, boiling mud-pools, steam vents and bubbling pools with names such as Parekohuru and Korotiotio.

Before returning to Tauranga, you will see the highlights of Rotorua City such as the Government Gardens, the Historic Bath House, Rotorua Museum, the Blue Baths and Rachel's Pool.

 

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