Enjoy a full-day deluxe small group shore excursion for up to 11 people to Rotorua.
Travel from Tauranga to Rotorua and the Whakarewarewa valley's geysers, mud pools, steam vents and boiling pools which sets the stage for an intriguing cultural show along with songs, dance and the infamous Haka. You will enjoy reserved front row seating at the culture show with a two course lunch in one of Rotorua's outstanding restaurants.
The next venue is the Polynesian Lake Spa Retreat. An internationally renowned facility so you can pamper yourself with heated pools, private elite facilities and a full bar. On your return journey you can visit a kiwifruit orchard to taste this succulent fruit and learn interesting facts.
This tour is conducted in a 6 or 11 seater 2016 Mercedes vehicle with full UV protection tinted glass and dual air conditioning.
Your driver/guide will meet you in the morning at the port of Tauranga and take you by air-conditioned Mercedes vehicle along the beautiful coastline of Mount Maunganui. See kiwifruit orchards and lush countryside as you drive about 1.5-hours to Rotorua. Here you will experience the very best of Rotorua and stop at the Whakarewarewa Valley (with geysers, steam vents and mud pools).
Your small group will have an official "private" guide in order to experience this fascinating tour of the valley intimately. See geysers, mud pools, and mineral springs and learn about Māori culture while watching a traditional Maori cultural performance (with front row reserved seating included). Hear and experience the rhythmic chant of the Haka (traditional war Performance). You are invited to share in their everyday life. experience the sights, smells and observe first hand a unique cultural way of living amongst geothermal wonders. Steeped in history, traditions and cultures that span hundreds of years. You'll also gain insight into the features of Māori carvings and structures which have deep cultural significance and of course observe the legendary Pōhutu Geyser, the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere which can erupt to a height of 100 feet (30-meters) as often as 20 times per day.
Next you will be taken for a two course lunch at one of Rotorua's Highly regarded restaurants followed by tea or coffee (with a choice of menu).
You will then move on to the next venue the Polynesian Spa to unlock nature’s gift in Rotorua. Your soul will thank you for it. The Polynesian Spa is a geothermal bathing and soul soothing retreat, Renowned for its healing waters and decadent therapies, discover why people have flocked to these waters since the 1800s.
Here you can experience the private elite facilities of the Polynesian Spa’s geothermal hot mineral waters which are sourced from two natural springs and feed into 28 hot mineral pools. The slightly acidic Priest Spring waters relieve tired muscles, aches and pains while the alkaline waters of the Rachel Spring nourish the skin.
On the return journey you will stop at a kiwifruit orchard and experience kiwifruit tasting whilst learning all about how this fascinating fruit was introduced and cultivated in New Zealand.
You will be returned back to your ship in plenty of time after a decedent day of discovery and luxury pleasures.