Discover a truly special day to remember and experience the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua, then jump onboard a themed kiwi fruit cart and take a 45 minuet ride through the lush kiwi fruit orchards.
In Rotura, your friendly guide a local Maori descendant of early Maori guides who have shaped tourism in New Zealand for generations will take you on a tour and experience an authentic village where people live daily using the natural geothermal resources to cook, bathe and heat their homes. Then walk around a strange and unforgiving landscape and journey where history, culture, and nature collide; where local Maoris showcase their vibrant Maori culture in a performance of dance and song - a show not to be missed! Even the architecture tells a story with Maori carvings and structures that hold deep cultural significance's. You will see large mud pools, steam vents, boiling pools and geysers including the largest in the southern hemisphere. Learn how the residents utilize and respect the ever-changing forces beneath their land.
Whilst being guided on your tour, you will receive a complimentary corn on the cob/maize cooked before your eyes from the boiling geothermal pool.
After leaving Rotorua, we will head to Te Puke - a suburb of Tauranga - where you will have theopportunity to visit a working kiwi fruit orchard. You will be taken on 45 minute guided tour onboard a themed kiwi fruit cart, where you will have the opportunity to see the fuzzy little fruit growing while learning a littleknowledge about why thisfruit thrives here! You have the chance towalk under the vines and get up close to the growing fruit. Learn how thiswondrousfruit became established here in New Zealand which, surprisingly, it's not a native plant but an interesting story explains all! This is a stunning opportunity for photographs! At the end of your tour you will be invited to taste-test differentvarieties of this fruit plus jams, juices, and much more.
Also included in the tour, you will be treated to a complementary local homemade kiwi fruit ice cream, perfect for a hot summer day.
Upon leaving the orchard we make our way back to your accommodation in Rotorua.