Tauranga Shore Excursion: Te Puia Maori Cultural Centre and Rotorua City Sightseeing
When your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, gain insights into New Zealand's rich Maori culture and amazing geothermal hot springs on a shore excursion to Rotorua. Travel through the North Island’s spectacular countryside of rolling farmland and forest, and discover Rotorua's natural thermal phenomena of Geyers and boiling mud. Your shore excursion also takes you to Te Puia Maori Cultural Centre to watch a fascinating cultural display.
What's included :
- Transport by mini coach
- Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
- Port Pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - Te Puia
What's excluded :
- Food and drinks
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.
Pass By: Tauranga, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island
After docking at Tauranga, be picked up by mini coach and enjoy the scenic drive to Rotorua. The route takes you over the harbor bridge and into downtown Tauranga, past bucolic farmland and through the artificial rock cuttings known as the Pyes Pa Canyons.
Stop At: Hamurana Springs Nature Reserve, 773 Hamurana Road, Hamurana 3097 New Zealand
Stop to take a walk past towering Californian redwoods at Hamurana Spring, the deepest freshwater spring in the North Island, and follow its course to Rotorua Lake, home to rainbow trout.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Te Puia, Hemo Road, Rotorua New Zealand
Continuing your journey, stop to see some of New Zealand's famous sheep along with other farm animals plus alpacas and ostriches at the Agrodome and Agroventures playground.
At Te Puia Maori Arts and Craft Centre, take a guided tour of the Whakarewarewa thermal village, highlighting the amazing bubbling mud and steam vents of the Pohutu Geyser. The world-famous 100-foot (30-meter) Geyser erupts up to 20 times a day.
Visit the kiwi house to spot the elusive native kiwi bird and experience the storytelling magic of a traditional Maori cultural performance. The Maori performance art brings the legends to life through song, dance and warlike stick games.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Government Gardens, Queens Dr 9 Queens Dr, Rotorua New Zealand
Your shore excursion continues to Rotorua for a tour of the city’s Government Gardens, historic bath house, Art Deco blue baths and the natural hot spring known as Whangapipiro (Rachel's Pool).
Your return trip to Tauranga follows a different route, taking you past native forests. Stop on the way at the lovely Kaituna Waterfalls and then visit Kiwifruit Country.
Duration: 1 hour
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Outside the Port of Tauranga main pedestrian gate.Directions: 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, 2 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand
Departure Time :9:00 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities.
- Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes
- please bring sunprotection and a light jumper for cooler weather
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers