Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Te Puia Geothermal Geyser Tour. Discover and experience a truly special day of the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua (with geysers, steam vents and mud pools) for your cruise ship shore excursion from Tauranga! You will be picked up directly from the port gates and board one of our modern 2016/17 small group minivan/bus vehicles, which being a small group allows us to move about more flexibly & efficiently; to enjoy more spontaneous encounters; simply not available to travellers on larger vehicles/tours. This valley has many stories just waiting to be shared with you. One of the world’s most accessible geothermal site's within Whakarewarewa valley as well as the chance to experience Maori culture and history up close, you will visit the kiwi bird encounter where you can see the elusive kiwi bird. Whilst traveling through The lush Bay of Plenty we take you to a kiwi fruit orchard to learn and experience this wonder fruit with taste testing of different varieties!

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Te Puia Geothermal Geyser Tour - Tauranga, New Zealand

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Duration:6 hours
Price: Starting from $135.00 per person
Discover and experience a truly special day of the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua (with geysers, steam vents and mud pools) for your cruise ship shore excursion from Tauranga!

You will be picked up directly from the port gates and board one of our modern 2016/17 small group minivan/bus vehicles, which being a small group allows us to move about more flexibly & efficiently; to enjoy more spontaneous encounters; simply not available to travellers on larger vehicles/tours.

This valley has many stories just waiting to be shared with you. One of the world’s most accessible geothermal site's within Whakarewarewa valley as well as the chance to experience Maori culture and history up close, you will visit the kiwi bird encounter where you can see the elusive kiwi bird.

Whilst traveling through The lush Bay of Plenty we take you to a kiwi fruit orchard to learn and experience this wonder fruit with taste testing of different varieties!
Discover and experience a truly special day of the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua (with geysers, steam vents and mud pools) for your cruise ship shore excursion from Tauranga!

You will be picked up directly from the port gates and board one of our modern 2016/17 small group minivan/bus vehicles, which being a small group allows us to move about more flexibly & efficiently; to enjoy more spontaneous encounters; simply not available to travellers on larger vehicles/tours.

This valley has many stories just waiting to be shared with you. One of the world’s most accessible geothermal site's within Whakarewarewa valley as well as the chance to experience Maori culture and history up close, you will visit the kiwi bird encounter where you can see the elusive kiwi bird.

Whilst traveling through The lush Bay of Plenty we take you to a kiwi fruit orchard to learn and experience this wonder fruit with taste testing of different varieties!

You will start your journey driving along side the 22km white sandy beach of Mount Maunganui with its coffee cafe's, surfers & vibrant atmosphere, you pass the hot salt water springs being heated from geothermal activity deep below!
Leaving Tauranga behind you start to drive through the lush green countryside and in to the Kiwi Fruit orchards of the Bay of Plenty.

Here you have the opportunity to visit a working kiwi fruit orchard to learn how this wondrous fruit became established here in New Zealand, surprisingly it's not a native plant but an interesting story explains all! You have chance to taste test different varieties & discover numerous products with kiwi fruit as part of the ingredients along with learning a little knowledge about why this fruit thrives here!

After leaving the orchards we drive on to your main destination, Rotorua and the Whakarewarewa valley of geothermal activity. You are able to see large mud pools, steam vents, boiling pools & geysers including the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere, Pohutu geyser which was recently ranked in the world’s top 5 geysers by Lonely Planet! 

You'll walk around a strange and unforgiving landscape & take you on a journey where history, culture and nature collide and where local Maori's showcase their vibrant Māori culture through dance and song. Even the architecture at Te Puia has stories to tell, with Māori carvings and structures that have a deep cultural significance,

You will take a trip back through time and be treated to a cultural performance like no other. The concert is an experience not to be missed. Surrounded by the beautiful carvings of there ancestors, you will hear stories told through song and dance, with plenty of surprises thrown in. You will have the chance to visit the Kiwi bird enclosure to see this elusive native bird & next to visit & learn about the skills and knowledge passed down through generations & hundreds of years at the wood carving & flax weaving areas.

You'll leave Whakarewarewa valley and drive through Rotorua visiting the geothermal public park, The lake front with its many black swans, The tudor style museum with its Rose garden, & Rachel's spring (a large boiling Mineral pool) & then the Red woods to experience these giants & the peaceful atmosphere they create & learn about the silver fern & its relevance to being the symbol of New Zealand.

You then return you back to you ship in plenty of time and wish you bon Voyage!


The goal is for your to seethe major sights and go where you’d like to go on your own but don’t have the access or opportunity to plan yourself: Giving the opportunity for you, the traveler, to be free to savor the experience.

 

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