Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights Including Whakarewarewa

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
  • Departure Details :
    Tauranga port
  • Return Details :
    Tour returns to same departure location
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable


Spend your time in the Port of Tauranga exploring the geothermal landscapes and Maori culture of New Zealand on this 6-hour Rotorua highlights tour. Discover top Rotorua attractions such as Government Gardens, Rachel's Pool andenjoy free time to explore St. Faiths Church or the Ohinemutu Maori Village. Learn of life in a Maori tribe at The Living Maori Village and see a traditional Maori dance. Then, wanderthrough the Whakarewarewa Valley home to powerful geysers and bubbling mud pools. This tour includes pickup and drop-off at Tauranga port.


  • Fully narrated tour
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Travel with Taurangas most experienced cruise tour operators and discover the fascinating sights (and smells) of Rotorua New Zealands cultural and geothermal hub. This fully guided small group tour takes you to the Whakarewarewa Village in Te Whakarewarewa thermal valley to experience the best value for money destination in town.

What to expect:

  • Experience life as a local at Whakarewarewa Village a real village built amongst an active geothermal valley. An insightful 1 hour tour of the village with one of the residents is included.
  • See bubbling mudpools, boiling hotpools and the ever-playful Pohutu Geyser. You'll soon understand why Rotorua is nicknamed 'Sulphur City'!.
  • Enjoy an authentic 30 minute cultural show by Te Pakira one of Rotoruas leading performace groups. See songs, chants and poi dancingas well as the famous war dance the Haka.
  • Learn how the Maori people have adapted to life in this unique landscape using nature to help in everyday life. Youll be amazed how useful the hot springs can be!
  • Enjoy all the famous sights of Rotorua city including Government Gardens, the Bath House, Rachel Spring and the stunning lakefront.
  • Marvel at the lush Bay of Plenty countryside passing forests, lakes, orchards, beaches and more. We even stop at a kiwifruit orchard so you can see first-hand how these furry icons are grown.

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 on a modern, air conditioned van 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 to the Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village
  • 30 minute Maori cultural performance


  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch

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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