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Rotorua: Geothermal Valley Shore Excursion with Lunch

Rotorua: Geothermal Valley Shore Excursion with Lunch

From US$ 119.37 per person

Discover the geothermal wonders of Rotorua on a shore excursion from Tauranga. Marvel at the geysers, steam vents, and hot pools of the landscape, and watch a Maori cultural performance. Enjoy a 2-course lunch with unlimited tea and coffee.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Visit a living Maori village and see the Pohutu Geyser in Rotorua
  • Savor a 2-course lunch with unlimited teas and coffee
  • Learn about the Maori culture with a Maori guide in the Whakarewarewa valley
  • See the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere
  • Walk under the fruit trees of a kiwi fruit orchard, and sample different fruit
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Benefit from pickup at Tauranga port, and take a scenic drive around Mount Maunganui to take in the sights. Enjoy beautiful views of the lakes and forests, along with the first hints of geothermal activity. Arrive at a Maori village in Rotorua, and get a warm welcome from a local guide. Experience the Maori way of life and learn how they use the natural resources to cook, bathe, and heat their homes. View the geothermal wonders of the Whakarewarewa valley, and watch an amazing cultural performance. Savor a 2-course lunch at one of Rotorua's acclaimed restaurants, with unlimited tea and coffee. Take a leisurely drive along the lakefront, and stop to admire the giant redwood trees in the forest. Learn about the silver fern and its relevance as a symbol of New Zealand. Next, visit a working kiwi fruit orchard to learn how it became established in New Zealand. Taste different varieties and discover numerous products made from the fruit.
  • Cruise port pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Driver/guide
  • Entry and cultural performance at a living Maori village
  • 2-course lunch with tea and coffee
  • Visit to a working kiwi fruit orchard
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You must fill out a travel information form

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    Meeting point

    Pickup from the Port of Tauranga. Walk along the wharf and through the information tent, where you will see the port gates. Your guide will be waiting with a name board with the name of the lead traveller written on it.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable clothes

    Know before you go

    • Casual clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended
    • All tickets are pre-booked with no sales on the day to avoid waiting times
    • This is a small group shore excursion
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 13 reviews

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    Reallly enjoyed theday but spent 2 hours on a part of the tour we weren't aware of, when 6 no people on our buse went to the spa. We had two buses one left after lunch to return to Tauranga our buse arrived back to late to explore the town which we had planned to do.

    January 11, 2020

    Maori culture experience

    It was a nice tour to get acquainted with Rotorua and its cultural life. Our guide Andrew was very informative but a bit difficult to understand for non-English speakers. We spent a lot of time in Maori village for cultural experience and had an excellent lunch in one of the area hotels. Unfortunately, observation of fascinating Redwoods and Kiwi Plants spots was in a rush.

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    February 19, 2019

    Just wonderful!!Our guide,Andrew and his wife Natalie made us feel welcomed from the start. Andrew was very informative, gave us enough time to take our photos, the places we visited were beautiful and the whole experience was a plus. Surprised by the extent of the tour, the places we visited,lunch was very good, bus was clean and Andrew made sure we got back to the ship(departed at 4:00 PM) on time. Would recommend Andrew and New Zealand Discovery Tours anytime!!-Carlos, Ruth,Asmabel and David(Puerto Rico).

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    February 9, 2019

    Product ID: 162818