Tauranga Shore Excursion: Te Puia And Skyline Rotorua Visit From Tauranga

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
  • Departure Details :
    Tauranga port
  • Return Details :
    Return to same departure location
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable


While youre in port in Tauranga, explore Maori culture and discover the best of the Bay of Plenty on this family-friendly 8-hour Te Puia tour with Skyline Rotorua visit. Spin past pretty Kiwifruit orchards to Te Puia with a guide and visit the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. Explore the geothermal Whakarewarewa Valley, home to the famous Pohutu geyser. Afterward, finish your tour with a visit to the zip lines and luge runs of Skyline Rotorua. This tour includes pickup and drop-off at the port of Tauranga.


  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Hit the heights of Rotorua with a trip to 2 of the citys most famous destinations. This tour combines entry to the cultural and geothermal hub of Te Puia, with a scenic afternoon trip up the Skyline gondola. Join Taurangas best Shore Excursion team for an unforgettable day.

Te Puia Highlights:

  • See geysers explode high into the air, viscous mudpools bubble away and boiling hotpools simmer endlessly. You will only get those iconic geyser photos at Te Puia!
  • Experience an awe-inspiring cultural performance from a local Maori group. The concert includes a powhiri (welcome) onto the Marae (meeting house), as well as traditional songs and dances. See the famous Haka (war dance) - guaranteed to send a shiver down your spine!
  • Spot the elusive kiwi in the nocturnal enclosure. These shy birds are our national icon and are now endangered.
  • Visit the newly-refurbished carving and weaving school.

Skyline Rotorua:

A stunning complex sitting high on the slopes of Mt Ngongotaha this place has something for all ages!
Included in our tour is the scenic cable car (gondola) ride. Enjoy panoramic views of the city as you gently climb.

There are a number of optional things to see and do at the top (all at extra cost). These include:

  • Dining at the sumptuous smorgasbord restaurant. Or grab a bite to eat at the caf.
  • Whizz down the mountainside on the luge. Invented in NZ, these trolley carts are great fun!
  • Get your adrenalin buzz on the zipline or skyswing rides.
  • Taste a number of exquisite wines and cheeses at Rotoruas only winery.

We also visit a kiwifruit orchard to see how this quintessential New Zealand icon is grown, and tour Rotoruas interesting city centre to see famous landmarks such as Govt Gardens, the Bath House, Blue Baths and more.

About us:

Our team has been delivering world-class Shore Excursions for over 16 years. It all started with owner Ian - one man and a beloved Rolls Royce car. Today, the number of vehicles and tours has changed, but the philosophy hasnt every customer is treated like one of the family, and we will make sure you have an unforgettable day. We have over 100 years combined tour guiding experience so you know you are in capable hands (and if youre lucky you may even get to travel with Ian he still loves to get behind the wheel!).

Travel in a modern, air conditioned vehicle with a passionate local as your host. We specialise in small groups to allow an intimate and personalised experience. Every tour is guided and commentated from start to finish - our guides delight in showing off our little corner of the world. And, we guarantee to have you back to the ship on time!


  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Entry toTe Puia
  • Maori Cultural Performance
  • Cable car ride up Mt. Ngongotaha


  • Food and drinks
  • Activities at Skyline Skyrides

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This tour requires some walking on well made paths, gentle inclines and some steps

This tour is not suitable for user of mobility scooters or wheelchairs (unless very small collapsible ones) . Folding walkers/frames can usually be accommodated but passengers must be able to enter a minibus using the standard steps. You must advise us at the time of booking if you are bringing any mobility device - failure to do so may result in you not being able to take the tour.

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