Tauranga Shore Excursion: Maori Geothermal Village & Kiwi Fruit Orchard Tour - Rotorua

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 6 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    2 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand
    Traveler pickup is offered
    8.30am is set as a standard tour time!
    We will adjust the tour time to allow time for disembark from early/la.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Visit a genuine Maori village!
Unique in the world it is the only place in the world where the people live and utilise geothermal activity for there every day cooking and bathing!
Ancestor's of the guide have been guiding here for over 130yrs
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+THIS EXCURSION IS PRE-BOOKED ONLY SO THERE ARE NO SALES ON
+THE DAY WAITING FOR OTHER PASSENGERS!
+THIS IS A SMALL GROUP TOUR AND INCLUDES ALL OF YOUR ENTRANCE FEES!
+INCLUDES CULTURAL SHOW!
You will be picked up directly from the port gates and board one of our modern 2018/2019 small group minivans, being a small group allows us to move about more flexibly & efficiently and enjoy a more personal and friendly tour.
Discover and experience a truly special day of the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua,with geysers, steam vents, hot pools, Maori culture and a performance show not to be missed including the world famous Haka, The Redwoods & Kiwi Fruit Orchard, Along with a Sightseeing tour around Rotorua city!

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service

Know More about this tour

  • This Is a Pre Booked Tour only!
  • Ensuring a quick departure for you!
  • All entrance fees are included in the price
  • Pick up time is flexible (dependent on your cruise ship arrival and departure time).


Join us on an all inclusive tour and discover a truly special day, where you will experience the Geothermal Wonderland of Rotorua, along with a visit to a Kiwi fruit orchard and much more.

We first take you on a sight seeing drive of Mount Maunganui where you will see the beautiful coastline and one of the best beaches in New Zealand, see the abundant coffee shops, cafes, small boutiques and breath taking scenery, not forgetting the infamous" Mount" which this area is named after. After leaving the beachfront we head into the countryside as we make our way to Rotorua. We journey through lush countryside traveling by stunning lakes, deep forestry and the first hints of the geothermal area we are traveling too.

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 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.  

We then take a leisurely drive around the highlights of Rotorua, taking in the beauty this town has to offer.

After leaving Rotorua, we will head to Te Puke - a suburb of Tauranga - where you will have the opportunity to visit a working kiwi fruit orchard. You will have the opportunity to see the fuzzy little fruit growing while learning a little knowledge about why this fruit thrives here! You have the chance to walk under the vines and get up close to the growing fruit. Learn how this wondrous fruit 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 different varieties of this fruit plus jams, juices, and much more. 

We head back to the port and where we wish you bon voyage ! 

Inclusions

Offical private Maori guide included for your group at Whakarewarewa geothermal valley!

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!

Entry/Admission - Te Puia

Exclusions

Additional Info

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

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Traveler Reviews

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  • 12-Apr-2020

    Our tour was in a large van and we saw everything we wanted to see. The Maori Village was great, the performance was informative and entertaining. We were able to walk around the village and view the geothermal springs. Time was included for shopping too. We also were able to walk around among the redwoods. Very impressive. Would definitely recommend.

  • 15-Mar-2020

    Brilliant day trip, thoroughly enjoyable. Our guide met us on time and was very informative on our driver to the village and our meal at the hotel was fantastic.

  • 06-Mar-2020

    This was an excellent excursion . Our Maori guide showed us how they they live among the hot springs and geysers and use the waters to cook their food and bathing. I would highly recommend this tour.

  • 03-Mar-2020

    The geothermal village is interesting and worth to village. The Maori performances is great. I choose hamburgers for lunch and is delicious .

  • 01-Mar-2020

    Buddy is our guide who's very informative and friendly. Highly recommended!! The Maori village is worth to visit and the cultural performance is awesome!!

  • 13-Feb-2020

    Our tour was fantastic meet at the dock by our guide Peter. From start to finish we were given lots of information on different sites along the way and we were never rushed back to our aircon van

  • 10-Feb-2020

    Buddy was our tour guide and he was very informative and friendly and helped to make the day very enjoyable. We were uncomfortable vehicle and felt safe. The tour to Maori Village was very enjoyable and informative. Very authentic with Maori woman guiding through village . Thee show was excellent and fun with music and dancing and singing. The luncheon at lovely hotel was wonderful and relaxing and delicious with many options.

  • 08-Feb-2020

    Buddy was our tour guide and he was very informative and friendly and helped to make the day very enjoyable. We were uncomfortable vehicle and felt safe. The tour to Maori Village was very enjoyable and informative. Very authentic with Maori woman guiding through village . Thee show was excellent and fun with music and dancing and singing. The luncheon at lovely hotel was wonderful and relaxing and delicious with many options.

  • 02-Feb-2020

    Great local overview for a cruise port visit. Informative, friendly and knowledgeable guide, Ross. Well organised and excellent value for money.

  • 27-Jan-2020

    This was a wonderfully authentic tour of the Maori steaming vents and their special bubbling muds and gushing geysers. The show was excellent and our tour guide went out of his way to show us the land, lakes, and gardens.magical

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