Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights Tour Including Cultural Performance And Gondola Ride

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    Meeting time is 8.15am with tour departure at 8.30am, If your ship docks after that time please meet 1 hour after your ship docks. (i.e., 9am arrivals meet at 10am to depart at 10.15am)   Tour d.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Port of Tauranga, Salisbury ave , Mount Maunganui 3118
  • Return Details :
    You will be dropped back to the meeting point after your tour at approximately 3.30pm (or 6-7 hours after your tour starts)  


There is something for everyone on this small-group tour to the geothermal heartland of New Zealand - Rotorua. See the Pohutu Geyser, pools of bubbling mud, a Maori concert including the haka plus a 1-hour guided tour with local guide and iconic Rotorua scenery. ( entrance fees apply $40pp) Take a cable car ride to the top of Mt Ngongotaha enjoy the breath taking view over Rotorua City have a coffee or sample the wine tasting and watch thrill seekers ride the luge or one of the other adventure packed rides. Plus much more ... * Kiwifruit Orchard Tour with complimentary tasting  * Government gardens and Rachels Pool  * Polynesian Spa * Watch river rafting at a local Waterfall * Beautiful Blue lake and Redwood  forest  * Free Wi fi & bottled water


  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Family friendly
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free drinks included
  • Free snacks included

Know More about this tour

On the way to Rotorua you will tour through seaside town of Mount Maunganui, here we view its famous sandy beaches, harbour and the iconic Mount Maunganui, an extinct volcanic core, which gives the area its name.

Departing Mt Maunganui we pass by Te Puke the home of the New Zealand Kiwifruit, enjoy a short stop at Kiwifruit Country Store, showcase of the Kiwifruit industry, to see how the fruit is grown and taste some products from this iconic plant.

Your route then continues through farmland, native bush and forested areas, passing by Lake Rotoiti and Okerse falls were you stop to explore bush fauna and watch thrill seekers Kayak and raft over the falls. A short drive and you arrive in Rotorua where you will continue the adventure.

Enjoy a short walk through the geothermal valley of the Living Maori Village during a 1-hour guided tour to view the mud pools, the famous Pohutu geyser and hot pools that make this area unique. A Maori Cultural Performance will be given here you will see the traditional songs, dances and demonstrations of fighting skills (including the Haka) performed, then time for a photo opportunity with the performers.

After lunch, drive through Rotorua City driving through the famous Government gardens and Museum, them onto Rachels pool and the Polynesian Spa.

Next visit the Rotorua Skyline Gondola, one of the top most popular attractions in Rotorua. Gondola up to the top station for access to some great activities, such as the Luge runs down the mountain, the Big Swoop and the new Zoom Zip Line. There is a cafe where you can enjoy some refreshments while watching the kids have fun on the Luge runs. (Rides not included but can be purchased on the day directly).

Return through a shorter route through farmland and stunning gorges then enjoy an overview Tauranga before crossing its Harbour Bridge and heading back to your ship (or hotel) in plenty of time .


  • Entrance Fees
  • Snacks and bottled water
  • Port pick-up and drop-off


  • Lunch
  • Rides at Skyline Gondola

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required