Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua, Te Puia, and Polynesian Spa Tour. While you’re in port in Tauranga, take in top attractions around the Bay of Plenty on this 8-hour tour of Rotorua, Te Puia, and the Polynesian Spa. Travel through pretty Kiwifruit orchards to Te Puia with a guide and visit the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. Discover powerful vents and bubbling mud pools in the geothermal Whakarewarewa Valley, and marvel at the famous Pohutu geyser. Afterward, finish your tour in style with a relaxing soak at the Polynesian Spa. This tour includes pickup and drop-off at the port of Tauranga.

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua, Te Puia, and Polynesian Spa Tour - Tauranga, New Zealand

Ports of Call Tour
Duration:8 hours
Price: Starting from $199.00 per person
While you’re in port in Tauranga, take in top attractions around the Bay of Plenty on this 8-hour tour of Rotorua, Te Puia, and the Polynesian Spa. Travel through pretty Kiwifruit orchards to Te Puia with a guide and visit the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. Discover powerful vents and bubbling mud pools in the geothermal Whakarewarewa Valley, and marvel at the famous Pohutu geyser. Afterward, finish your tour in style with a relaxing soak at the Polynesian Spa. This tour includes pickup and drop-off at the port of Tauranga.
While you’re in port in Tauranga, take in top attractions around the Bay of Plenty on this 8-hour tour of Rotorua, Te Puia, and the Polynesian Spa. Travel through pretty Kiwifruit orchards to Te Puia with a guide and visit the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. Discover powerful vents and bubbling mud pools in the geothermal Whakarewarewa Valley, and marvel at the famous Pohutu geyser. Afterward, finish your tour in style with a relaxing soak at the Polynesian Spa. This tour includes pickup and drop-off at the port of Tauranga.

When your cruise ship docks at the port in Tauranga, meet your guide at 9am and take a seat in your vehicle. Then, head towards Te Puia and Te Puke — the home of the New Zealand kiwifruit — to begin your 8-hour tour. Along the way, gaze over Lake Rotoiti and Lake Rotorua, and pass acres of fertile kiwifruit orchards.

On arrival at Te Puia, visit the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute with your guide. Watch skilled craftsmen fashion traditional wood carvings and see Maori women demonstrate flax-weaving. As you explore, gain insight into New Zealand’s traditional Maori crafts.

Head onward through the Whakarewarewa Valley — where hot geysers, bubbling mud pools, and steam vents dominate the geothermal landscape — and take in top attractions for which Te Puia is famous, including the mighty Pohutu geyser.

See New Zealand's iconic flightless bird — the Kiwi — in a purpose-built Kiwi-house, and explore the recreated traditional Maori fortified village. Here, catch a traditional cultural performance of the fearsome ‘Haka’ before a light lunch at the cafe (own expense).

After lunch, drive through Rotorua to the Polynesian Spa — widely considered among the top spa resorts in the world. Enjoy free time to bathe and relax in the adult pools, and perhaps purchase tickets to other wellness facilities like the exclusive Lake Spa Retreat or the family pools (own expense).

Relaxed and refreshed, spin past Mt. Maunganui on route back to the port in Tauranga to bring your tour to an end.

 

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