The best way to experience top Tauranga destination - Rotorua! Inc: Admission to Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village (geothermal) - see details below "What You Can Expect"
Enjoy freedom to do as you please, spend as long as you please at each place, not tied to rigid itinerary, compulsory visits you have no interest in, or excessive/insufficient time at an attraction.
Full commentary on tour - all day.
Stops to visit 17+ Top Attractions (pickup/drop off at 6 Stops, 60 min circuits - best frequency & number of stops).
We recommend our Rotorua Highlights Tours inc admission (for even better value!)
Tour departs at approximately 9:30am from the gates of Port of Tauranga (Mt Maunganui). We head directly to Rotorua
- Te Puia Geothermal Valley & Maori Institute
- Whakarewarewa Thermal Village
- Blue Baths – Historic Art Deco Tea Rooms & Pool
- Government Gardens
- Polynesian Spa
- Rainbow Springs & Kiwi Encounter
- Rotorua Gondola,
- Rotorua Luge & Zipline
- Rotorua Lakefront
- Lakeland Queen
- Lake Rotorua Jet Boat
- Lake Rotorua ParaJet
- Mokoia Island Cruise
- Volcanic Air
- Rotorua Canopy & Zipline Tour
- Rotorua Duck Tour
All stops listed are on the 60 minute loop - with the exception of Hellsgate, which operates on a separate shuttle and schudule. There are several scheduled return shuttles to Hells Gate (from initial departure from Tauranga, and further during the day from Blue Baths – exact times provided by your driver on the day).
This Tour can also include the Kaituna Forest Canyon River Jet Boat
- bought as a separate package, heading to Jet Boat first before Rotorua.Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village admission details
Whakarewarewa – The Living Maori Village, is one of the most unique geothermal and cultural sites in the world.
This a truly authentic experience, a real Maori village, where the local Maori people live traditionally using natural geothermal energy in daily activities, from cooking in the bubbling waters and steam, to heating their homes and bathing in the therapeutic and refreshing waters.
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.
Try one of the hourly guided tours – these are entertaining and informative with a focus on giving everyone an understanding of the Maori history, culture and the and how the villagers live in the challenging Whakarewarewa Geothermal field and the significance of protecting it for future generations. For over 200 years the Tuhourangi/Ngati Wahiao tribe have welcomed visitors into their backyard.
Included is a traditional Maori cultural performance where you will witness see the famous Haka, as well as Maori dance & song. (performances at 11:15am and 2:00pm)