Deluxe Small Group Cruise Day Tour, Rotorua, Tauranga & Mt Maunganui Highlights

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick up from any location , but mostly we meet passengers outside the Port of Tauranga
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Our most popular tour ..... Rotorua's best
While youre in Port of Tauranga, explore the geothermal landscapes beneath the earths surface on this Rotorua sightseeing tour. See beautiful beaches and million dollar homes, Kiwifruit orchard Tour and fruit tastings before a 45 minute drive to Rotorua.Take in top natural sites of interest such as Blue & Green lakes , view the site of the Tarawera eruption and Redwood Forest, gain insight into New Zealands diverse plant and animal life. Either visit the mud pools and thermal stream at Wai -o- Tapu or marvel at powerful geysers and bubbling mud pools in the geothermal region of Whakarewarewa, viewing the Geyser and Tour are optional extra $40pp.)


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Small group ensures personal service

Free port pickup and drop-off included

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When your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, meet your guide at and take a seat in your air-conditioned minivan. Then head onward toward Rotorua and admire views of magnificent homes, beaches, forests and lakes.
Sample native New Zealand kiwifruit at a local country store, and take in top natural sites of interest including Blue & Green Lake, Tarawera lookout and Redwood Forest. Along the way, gain insight into the native flora and fauna for which New Zealand is famous.
While in Rotorua there is an option to view the famous Pohutu Geyser and bubbling mud pools at Whakarewarewa "The Living Maori village "(only $40pp) in the geothermal valley plus enjoy a rousing cultural performance. Then enjoy lunch in a local pub The pig n Whistle in Rotorua's historic Poilce station , Eat street fo a range of dining experiences or a local cafe( own expense).
Continue on through Rotorua and discover top city attractions such as Government Gardens, the Polynesian spa, and Rotorua Museum. Along the way, listen as your guide talking about the citys colourful history.
On the way back toward Tauranga, enjoy further panoramic views over Mt. Maunganui. Perhaps sample New Zealand honey & ice cream at a local farm shop (time permitting), and then return to your ship in plenty of time .


Port pick-up and drop-off


Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Entry/Admission - Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village


Souvenir photos (available to purchase)


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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  • 10-Mar-2020

    This tour was a great experience. Terry, our guide on this tour really made that experience. I would highly recommend this small group tour to anyone visiting New Zealand.

  • 02-Mar-2020

    We had a great trip with Tony, our Tour Guide. He took us to various points of interest including the Kiwi Farm, then on to Rotorua and the Maori village and back to Tauranga sharing information on the way. Our lunch stop was great- a café with a good menu and prices. All in all a great day out

  • 23-Apr-2019

    Was an enjoyable tour. Especially enjoyed the Mauri village. Lunch was included and I would say it was just OK. Would have liked to have had 10-15 minutes in the gift shop in the village but was told we could not do this.

  • 05-Mar-2019

    AWESOME tour and OUTSTANDING guide Kerry. Kerry made it most enjoyable. Very knowledgeable. Have booked all our tours on Viator and they have been excellent.

  • 26-Feb-2018

    Roger was a knowledgeable and humorous guide and an excellent driver. He went out of his way to meet the sightseeing priorities of all guests. Eight of the 10 guests were from our ship berthed in Tauranga. Unfortunately, and unknown to Roger, the remaining 2 were actually staying in Rotorua, which meant a lot of back-tracking which meant our tour took about 2 hours longer than planned. Credit to Roger, he was determined that the couple in Rotorua missed nothing. If you are on a cruise ship, we think Roger offers a personalised small group tour at a far better price than the much larger group shore excursions available on-board.

  • 22-Feb-2018

    The day was certainly a full one. Our driver, Ross, was very competent, and was able to answer almost every question asked of him. He first took us to a kiwi orchard and explained the growing process. Amazing to see so many of them on the vines. We also were able to taste both kinds, the green as well as the yellow. We then stopped to see a beautiful waterfall Okere Falls, then on to several beautiful lakes. We also visited a Mauri village, and watched several people practicing their ritual dances. Next was a park w/Rachel Springs and others - smoking and bubbling their Sulphur gases. And at the end, we drove to the top of a small mountain to capture the view of Tauranga. A great day, very professional handled!

  • 10-Feb-2018

    Our tour guide, Mark from Arrow Tours was OUTSTANDING!!!!
    He was fun to be with, very accommodating and extremely knowledgeable about the areas we toured.
    We had an amazing tour of the mountain, local tribe, geysers, waterfall, kiwi farm and enjoyed the spectacular views along our drive.
    We can't wait to go back!
    Steve and Barbie Kram

  • 23-Jan-2018

    Good tour but no time to shop.

  • 21-Jan-2018

    had a fantastic day! our driver tour operator was friendly, efficient, knowlegable and went out of his way by returning to the geysers so we could see them erupting properly - fantastic photo opportunity.That was the main thing we wanted to see on this tour We were picked up at Tauranga Port as planned on time. We did have to wait a while for a few stragglers who took their time getting off our cruise ship, but this was not the companies fault. It was the highlight tour of our trip to New Zealand and would highly recommend this company,

  • 18-Jan-2018

    We enjoyed this tour and would recommend it to others.

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