Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour And Polynesian Spa Combo Including Lunch

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Join us on a journey of discovery and luxury with this full-day combo tour from Tauranga. This tour is conducted in a small group mini van/bus 2016/17 vehicle with full UVprotection tinted glass and dual air conditioning.Experience geysers, mud pools and steam vents with Maori culture! Not to forget the infamous Haka War dance. This is performed by one of Rotorua's leading Maori cultural performance groups. Encounter a strange landscape of sights, sounds and smells. Marvel at the way the Maori have tamed this land for there own purpose.Afterwards, visit ahighly regarded restaurant for a two-course meal with tea or coffee included.Next the Polynesian Spa. An internationally acclaimed spa facility, so you can pamper yourself in hot mineral pools, Enjoy this unique lakefront thermal spa experience - offering a wonderful fusion of relaxing hot mineral spring bathing, spa therapies and picturesque views of Lake Rotorua.

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  • This Is a Pre Booked Tour only!
  • No sales on the day of the tour!
  • Ensuring a quick departure for you!
  • Pick up time is flexible (dependent on your cruise ship arrival and departure time).

Your driver/guide will meet you in the morning at the port of Tauranga and take you along the beautiful coastline of Mount Maunganui in a small group mini van/bus. See kiwifruit orchards and lush countryside as you drive for around 75 minutes to Rotorua. Here you will experience the very best of Rotorua and stop at theWhakarewarewa Valley(with geysers, steam vents and mud pools).

Your small group will have an official Maori guide in order to experience this fascinating tour of the valley intimately. See geysers, mud pools, and mineral springs, and learn about Maori culture while watching a traditional Maori cultural performance. Hear and experience the rhythmic chant of the Haka (traditional war performance). You are invited to share in their everyday life. Experience the sights, smells and observe first-hand a unique cultural way of living among geothermal wonders. Learn about a culture that is steeped in history, traditions and cultures that span hundreds of years. You'll also gain insight into the features of Maori carvings and structures which have deep cultural significance, and of course observe the legendary Phutu Geyser. This is the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere which can erupt to a height of 100 feet (30-meters) and as often as 20 times per day.

Next you will be taken for a two-course lunch at one of Rotorua's highly regarded restaurants followed by tea or coffee (with a choice of menu).

You will then move on to the next venue: the Polynesian Spa to unlock natures gift in Rotorua. The Polynesian Spa is a geothermal bathing and soul soothing retreat. Renowned for its healing waters and decadent therapies, discover why people have flocked to these waters since the 1800s.

Here you can experience the private elitefacilities of the Polynesian Spas geothermal hot mineral waters, which are sourced from two natural springs and feed into 28 hot mineral pools. The slightly acidic Priest Spring waters relieve tired muscles, aches and pains, while the alkaline waters of the Rachel Spring nourish the skin.

You will be returned back to your ship in plenty of time after a decadent day of discovery and luxury pleasures.

Inclusions for Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour And Polynesian Spa Combo Including Lunch

  • All entrance fees
  • Official Maori guide for theWhakarewarewa geothermal valley
  • Cultural show performance
  • Two-course lunch with choice of menu followed with unlimited tea or coffee
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by 2016/17 modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cold bottled mineral water
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Exclusions for Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour And Polynesian Spa Combo Including Lunch

  • Gratuities (optional)

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Experience two extremely popular venues of Rotorua and enjoy a relaxing two course lunch

Swimsuit and towel for the Polynesian Spa

2016/17 modern vehicle small mini van/bus, highest safety rating

Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes

Please bring sun protection and jackets for cooler weather

Please advise driver of any food allergies the morning of the tour

This tour is for Adults only from the age of 16 or older

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • I would Highly Recommend this tour, Our Driver was excellant and very informative. The tour guide at the Geothermal was very interesting and to top it off, having a relaxing afternoon at the Polynesia spa.10/10 rating from me!!!

  • My favourite tour of our cruising holiday to New Zealand. kiesh, the guide at the living Maori Village was lovely and provided lots of great local information. Seeing the beautiful hot springs was amazing and the Polynesian Spa Pools just topped the day off. A definite must. Our tour guide Natalia was great and she even made time for us to stop into a Kiwi Fruit Orchard, which was great.

  • Natalie was a wonderful tour guide that made everything perfect. The scenery and the Spa were outstanding and the lunch was very good.

  • OUTSTANDING! One of the best tours of the whole 34 day back-to-back cruise, and all done with Viator. Our tour guide really earned her tips, with a running commentary and so many different stops: kiwi plantation, whiskey tasting the distillery owner was a real comic. And the thermal spa -- be prepared for some very warm to hot water. And you can rent bathing suits and towels if you don't want to bring your own.
    The Maori village was another great part of the tour . . . . we could not have had a better time! From where we docked it was a one-minute walk to where all the tour vehicles picked us up 8-10 person vans.

  • Our driver Buddy was a delight and a wealth of information on this tour. He made everything about this tour entertaining and interesting. Our lunch venue was pleasant and the lunch which was also accompanied by pastries, cakes and fruit for dessert was very good. The living Maori village immersed us into a tangible cultural experience and was well worth visiting along with the Polynesian Spa. After thoroughly immersing ourselves into these geo thermal springs, we all felt very relaxed and our skin felt satin soft. However, a word of advice - Don't wear any jewellery in the water - particularly silver as this sulphuric environment will turn it black. If you are arriving in Tauranga by ship, this tour definitely covers many sites and is well worth experiencing.

  • Tour was great! Enjoyed everything we seen, was very educational and relaxing at the end in the spa’s.

  • I loved this adventure. The picture shows a very rugged site. But this tour included using the pools that resemble swimming pools. The temperature gradually increases from pool to pool. The Mouri village and show was delightful and educational.

  • The Polynesian Spa was great and the lunch and geothermal geyser maori village tour was also well worth the money spent.

  • Everything was as was described in the tour description. The guide Natalie was excellent, the van was new and comfortable, The visit to the geothermal geysers was interesting and the cultural performance very enjoyable. The lunch was OK and the spa just as expected with variety of mineral hot water pools, Finally for an added bonus we were taken to a kiwi orchard to tour around and sample green and golden kiwi. We got back to the ship with a few minutes to spare to walk around the harbour.

  • Fantastic experience at Rotorua - what an amazing place. Lunch was good and the Polynesian Spa was excellent.

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