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Tauranga: Rotorua Geysers & Polynesian Spa Shore Excursion

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Tauranga: Rotorua Geysers & Polynesian Spa Shore Excursion

From US$ 182.85 per person

Join a small-group shore excursion from Tauranga to see Rotorua’s geothermal wonders, experience Maori culture, and enjoy a Polynesian Spa experience.

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Duration 7.5 hours
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  • Join a shore excursion from Tauranga to see the best of Rotorua’s geothermal wonders and visit the Polynesian Spa
  • Discover Maori culture with a Maori guide in Rotorua’s Whakarewarewa valley
  • See the largest geyser in the Southern Hemisphere and watch cultural performances
  • Enjoy the Polynesian Spa experience and rejuvenate yourself in an spa reserved for adults
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Join a small-group shore excursion from Tauranga to explore Rotorua's geothermal valley. Marvel at geysers, mud pools and steam vents with Maori culture and visit the Polynesian Spa for a rejuvenating experience. You will be picked up from Tauranga Port, dependent on your ship's arrival time, and journey to Rotorua.  Here you will experience the very best of Rotorua and stop at the Whakarewarewa Valley (with geysers, steam vents and mud pools). Your small group will have an official Maori guide and will experience a fascinating tour of the valley. Learn about Maori culture while watching a traditional Maori cultural performance. Observe the legendary Pōhutu Geyser, 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, enjoy 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 head to The Polynesian Spa, a geothermal bathing and soul soothing retreat. Renowned for its healing waters and decadent therapies, you can experience the private elite facilities of the Polynesian Spa’s geothermal hot mineral waters. 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 to Tauranga Port, guaranteed to be back in plenty of time for your ship's departure, after a decadent day of discovery and luxury pleasures. 
  • Pick-up & drop off from Tauranga Port
  • Round-trip transport in comfortable modern mini-van/bus
  • Driver/guide
  • Two-course lunch with unlimited tea & coffee
  • All entrance fees
  • Official Maori guide and Maori cultural performance
  • Polynesia Spa experience
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
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

At the port gate at the end of the wharf. Your guide will have a sign with your name on it.

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  •  The local operator will confirm your exact tour time by email after booking; tour timings are subject to ship arrival and departure times; please provide your Ship's arrival details when booking
  • Please provide the name of your cruise ship upon booking
  • Pick-up time will be sent to you after booking confirmation, depending on arrival and departure times of your ship
  • All vehicles are modern manufactured 2017/18 vehicles with dual air-conditioning, UV protection glass and meet the highest safety standards
  •  Infant seats are available on request, please advise at time of booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 24 reviews

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Fantastic tour! I got more than I expected. There was enough information and a few small surprises. Everything was perfectly organized, from the pick up to the end. Lunch was great! No savings were made here. This was my best tour of the entire trip. Thank you very much for that.

January 23, 2019

Amazing tour which the whole family enjoyed. Highly recommended

Amazing from start to finish. We were met by our tour guide and taken to our bus so no stress. Nice small tour of 11 people in a new mini bus. Our tour guide Buddy was amazing and had great knowledge of the area and attractions. The Māori village was really interesting to see. Lunch was great with 6 different options to choose from. The spa was amazing especially being in the adult only section. We even had time for Buddy to stop and show us some Deer's and stop at the kiwi farm for some samples and ice cream. I would highly recommend this great value for money tour

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January 8, 2019

Natalie could have been star of bus operator and tour guide if she provided when to return to where specifically. Often we did not know where to go and when. Otherwise the tour was excellent. A nice to add to my spa experience like the ones in Australia, Cheq Republic, Germany, Japan. The spa we visited was somewhat resembling Hakone Zigoku Dani, Japan.

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February 3, 2018

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