Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights
Take in the highlights of New Zealand's most beautiful city, Rotorua, when your cruise ship docks in Tauranga. Receive a traditional welcome at Whakarewarewa, New Zealand’s only authentic living Maori village, and explore the Rotorua region, where otherworldly geysers, lunar landscapes, scenic countryside and Maori culture come together.
What's included :
- Live commentary on board
- Transport by private vehicle
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
- Entry/Admission - Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village
What's excluded :
- Food and drinks, unless specified
Pass By: Tauranga, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island
The return trip to your cruise ship at Mount Maunganui follows a different route, taking you through the region’s rolling farmland and the Tauranga City center before crossing the harbor bridge to the port.
Stop At: Te Puke, Te Puke, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island
Leaving the port at Mount Maunganui, your shore excursion begins with a trip beside the port's pristine ocean beach and waterfront.
Your first stop is Te Puke, New Zealand's kiwifruit capital, the Kiwifruit Country. Then, travel through the Bay of Plenty's beautiful farmland, past forests of pine trees, and stop to take a short walk to Okere Waterfalls, home to rainbow trout, eels and freshwater crayfish.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, 17 Tryon Street Whakarewarewa Village, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
Continue into the North Island’s lake country, where more than a dozen beautiful lakes dot the countryside. Your tour includes a stop for lunch beside lovely Lake Rotorua (own expense).
In the early afternoon, visit the unique thermal wonderland of Whakarewarewa, an amazing landscape of erupting hot springs, bubbling mud and the famous Pohutu Geyser, which erupts up to 20 times a day. Take a walk with a Maori guide to hear how people came to live in harmony with this volatile environment, learning to use the boiling cauldrons and jets of steam for everyday purposes such as cooking and communal bathing.
After learning about Maori traditions and culture, see this way of life in action when you visit New Zealand's only authentic living Maori village. Experience a traditional Maori welcome with songs and dances, including the famously warlike Haka dance.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Government Gardens, Queens Dr 9 Queens Dr, Rotorua New Zealand
Complete your Rotorua shore excursion with a tour of Rotorua’s highlights, including the Government Gardens, historic bath house and natural hot springs at Whangapipiro (Rachel's Pool).
Duration: 1 hour
Pass By: Zealandier Tours, Tauranga 3149 New Zealand
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Tauranga port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Outside the Port of Tauranga main pedestrian gateDirections: After disembarking your ships gangway; please proceed along the pathway marked by safety barriers which run alongside your ship to the port of Tauranga exit gates. There will be port security staff and local ambassadors along this short walkway to direct you to the gates. Our local representative will be standing outside the port gates on the grass section directly under the flag pole with a name board held high with your names on. Your driver / guides will be dressed in uniform of black trousers, white shirts and the females may be wearing some orange apparel. The vehicles will be in the car park directly behind where you will be met, which is less than 100 meters.Ports
- Port of Tauranga Ltd (Sulphur Point), 66 Mirrielees Road, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
Departure Time :9:00 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes
- Please bring sun protection and jackets for cooler weather
- Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers