The best way to experience top Tauranga destination - Rotorua! Inc: Admission to Te Puia & New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts - 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.Te Puia admission details
Te Puia is located in the Te Whakarewarewa valley, a geothermally active region of New Zealand. It is home to the famous Pohutu and Te Tohu (Prince of Wales’ Feathers) geysers. It also serves as home to the New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute – an active repository of knowledge and training of Maori cultural arts and culture.
As part of your admission, we recommend that you take one of the guided tours which operate each hour – or feel free to explore (with maps provided) on your own.
See spectacular geysers (steam & water eruptions), boiling mud pools, hot pools and lots of native plants in the surrounding area.
In the Maori Arts & Crafts institute, see craftsmen at work carving as well as traditional flax weaving.
The Kiwi House enables you to see the classic New Zealand iconic bird in a nocturnal environment which it prefers.
You may wish to take in cultural performance at the Marae or meeting house (at your own expense).