Tauranga Port - Rotorua: Unique Authentic Maori Village & Geothermal, Inc: Lunch
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Tauranga Port - Rotorua: Unique Authentic Maori Village & Geothermal, Inc: Lunch

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Stop At: Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, 17 Tryon Street Whakarewarewa Village, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand

We’ll spend approximately 2 - 2.5 hours at Whakarewarewa geothermal valley where we will be joined by a private Maori guide who will guide you around the geothermal valley explaining how Maori people have come to utilise and prosperer amongst the geothermal activity including living side by side with Geysers!

You will gain an intimate and personal insight into Māori culture and traditions, as well as learning how locals have lived at this fascinating geothermal village for centuries, using Mother Nature’s forces for cooking and bathing. Explore the thermal landscape made up of bubbling mud, steaming mineral pools and erupting geysers, including Pōhutu Geyser, the largest geyser in the Southern Hemisphere. This erupts up to 100 feet (30m).

Leaving the village, a short drive takes us to one of Rotorua’s highly regarded restaurants for a two course lunch (with a choice of menu) with favourites like Fish & Chips, Chicken Caesar Salad, Pizza, Kiwi Beef or Chicken Burgers and much more. Followed by a selections of delicious cakes, fresh fruit and unlimited Teas and coffee, cold water is also served at your table. Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks can be purchased at own expense. We also cater for all dietary requirement and allergies.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Pass By: Government Gardens, Rotorua New Zealand

Originally known as Paepaehakumanu Motutara, today Government Gardens include facilities for bowls, croquet, petanque and golf.

There are many points of interest including the Arawa Soldiers Memorial, geothermal features including the Rachael Spring and Malfroy geyser and a number of buildings of historic interest.

Rose Gardens

These rose gardens are situated on Queens Drive and are named after Klamath Falls in Oregon, North America – a sister city to Rotorua. Roses are in bloom from mid-November to June and are at their best during the summer months.

Pass By: Blue Baths, Government Gardens 1 Queens Drive, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand

Blue Baths

Originally built in 1885, the Blue Baths included a large open air swimming pool, enclosed by a concrete wall. The current building opened in 1933, after the first baths were demolished, and is one of the finest examples of art deco architecture in New Zealand. It still includes a large open air swimming pool, some smaller spa pools, and a range of function rooms.

Stop At: Lake Rotorua, Rotorua New Zealand

The lake’s full name is Te Rotoruanui-a-Kahumatamomoe, after Kahumatamomoe, the Arawa ancestor who is believed to have sighted the lake first.

Here we have chance to see a genuine waka taua (Maori war canoe)

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, Long Mile Road The Redwoods, Rotorua 3046 New Zealand

On this popular track you can meander through the breathtaking Californian Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) These towering trees stand at approximately 219 feet (67 metres) tall and create a wonderful shelter, along with the under planted European Larch, for a diverse range of native plants and birds. Another feature of this track is the board walk, which takes you across the old thermal pond, home to a variety of exotic aquatic plant life. Admire these magnificent trees which are dedicated to the memory of the men of the New Zealand Forest Service who died in the two World Wars.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kiwifruit Country, 316 State Highway 33, Paengaroa 3189, New Zealand

Here we 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 will have the 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!

Duration: 30 minutes

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  • Offical private Maori guide included for your group at Whakarewarewa geothermal valley!
  • Cold bottled water
  • Driver/Tour escort/host
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food tasting at the Kiwi fruit orchard of different types of kiwi fruit products!
  • Lunch - Enjoy a sumptuous two course lunch at one of Rotorua's highly regarded restaurants, Choice of menu along with deserts and unlimited coffee and tea's available, All dietary requirements accommodated
  • Entry/Admission - Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village
Not included
  • Lunch
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This Is a Pre Booked Tour only!
  • No sales on the day of the tour!
  • Ensuring a quick departure for you!
  • All vehicles are modern with air-conditioning uv protection glass and meeting the highest safety standards.
  • Standard Tour time is 9:00am
  • Tour time will be adjusted if you ship arrives late or leaves early!
  • Tour time adjustments will be sent to you if required upon confirmation of booking!
  • We will adjust tour pick up time if your ship arrives early or later than scheduled if necessary - Please check emails 24-48hrs before tour departure time!
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour provides only fully guided tours that always include entrance fees and transportation!
  • Pick-up is from the port directly, please make your way to the port gates 15 minutes before tour time.
  • This tour provides only fully guided tours that always include entrance fees and transportation!
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Samantha W
5 | 2019-01-21

This Tour was Excellent. Our Guide was also Really Good. Our Cruise ship changed their port times the day before and this company was very flexible and accommodating to our schedule changes. The Maori Village we went to in Rotorua was really interesting. We only needed a little more time here to get closer to the Geysers, as the area was quite large. However a lot was also covered. And the day was very enjoyable.



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