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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Unique Authentic Maori Village & Geothermal Inc Lunch

Visit a genuine Maori village!

Unique in the world it is the only place in the world where the people live and utilise geothermal activity for there every day cooking and bathing!

Ancestor's of the guide have been guiding here for over 130yrs
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+THIS EXCURSION IS PRE-BOOKED ONLY SO THERE ARE NO SALES ON
+THE DAY WAITING FOR OTHER PASSENGERS!
+THIS IS A SMALL GROUP TOUR AND INCLUDES ALL OF YOUR ENTRANCE FEES!
+INCLUDES CULTURAL SHOW!

You will be picked up directly from the port gates and board one of our modern 2018/2019 small group minivans, being a small group allows us to move about more flexibly & efficiently and enjoy a more personal and friendly tour.

Discover and experience a truly special day of the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua, with geysers, steam vents, hot pools, Maori culture and a performance show not to be missed including the world famous Haka, The Redwoods & Kiwi Fruit Orchard, Along with a Sightseeing tour around Rotorua city!

per adult from

$166

NZD

Duration

6 hours 30 minutes

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  • What's included :
    • Offical private Maori guide included for your group at Whakarewarewa geothermal valley!
    • Cold bottled water
    • Driver/Tour escort/host
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by modern air-conditioned vehicle
    • Food tasting at the Kiwi fruit orchard of different types of kiwi fruit products!
    • Lunch - Enjoy a sumptuous two course lunch at one of Rotorua's highly regarded restaurants, Choice of menu along with deserts and unlimited coffee and tea's available, All dietary requirements accommodated
    • Entry/Admission - Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village
    What's excluded :
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, 17 Tryon Street Whakarewarewa Village, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand

    We’ll spend approximately 2 - 2.5 hours at Whakarewarewa geothermal valley where we will be joined by a private Maori guide who will guide you around the geothermal valley explaining how Maori people have come to utilise and prosperer amongst the geothermal activity including living side by side with Geysers!

    You will gain an intimate and personal insight into Māori culture and traditions, as well as learning how locals have lived at this fascinating geothermal village for centuries, using Mother Nature’s forces for cooking and bathing. Explore the thermal landscape made up of bubbling mud, steaming mineral pools and erupting geysers, including Pōhutu Geyser, the largest geyser in the Southern Hemisphere. This erupts up to 100 feet (30m).

    Leaving the village, a short drive takes us to one of Rotorua’s highly regarded restaurants for a two course lunch (with a choice of menu) with favourites like Fish & Chips, Chicken Caesar Salad, Pizza, Kiwi Beef or Chicken Burgers and much more. Followed by a selections of delicious cakes, fresh fruit and unlimited Teas and coffee, cold water is also served at your table. Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks can be purchased at own expense. We also cater for all dietary requirement and allergies.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Pass By: Government Gardens, Queens Dr 9 Queens Dr, Rotorua New Zealand

    Originally known as Paepaehakumanu Motutara, today Government Gardens include facilities for bowls, croquet, petanque and golf.

    There are many points of interest including the Arawa Soldiers Memorial, geothermal features including the Rachael Spring and Malfroy geyser and a number of buildings of historic interest.

    Rose Gardens

    These rose gardens are situated on Queens Drive and are named after Klamath Falls in Oregon, North America – a sister city to Rotorua. Roses are in bloom from mid-November to June and are at their best during the summer months.

    Pass By: Blue Baths, Government Gardens 1 Queens Drive, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand

    Blue Baths

    Originally built in 1885, the Blue Baths included a large open air swimming pool, enclosed by a concrete wall. The current building opened in 1933, after the first baths were demolished, and is one of the finest examples of art deco architecture in New Zealand. It still includes a large open air swimming pool, some smaller spa pools, and a range of function rooms.

    Stop At: Lake Rotorua, Rotorua New Zealand

    The lake’s full name is Te Rotoruanui-a-Kahumatamomoe, after Kahumatamomoe, the Arawa ancestor who is believed to have sighted the lake first.

    Here we have chance to see a genuine waka taua (Maori war canoe)

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, Long Mile Road The Redwoods, Rotorua 3046 New Zealand

    On this popular track you can meander through the breathtaking Californian Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) These towering trees stand at approximately 219 feet (67 metres) tall and create a wonderful shelter, along with the under planted European Larch, for a diverse range of native plants and birds. Another feature of this track is the board walk, which takes you across the old thermal pond, home to a variety of exotic aquatic plant life. Admire these magnificent trees which are dedicated to the memory of the men of the New Zealand Forest Service who died in the two World Wars.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Kiwifruit Country, 316 State Highway 33, Paengaroa 3189, New Zealand

    Here we have the opportunity to visit a working kiwi fruit orchard, to learn how this wondrous fruit became established here in New Zealand. Surprisingly it's not a native plant but an interesting story explains all! You will have the chance to taste test different varieties & discover numerous products with kiwi fruit as part of the ingredients, along with learning a little knowledge about why this fruit thrives here!

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    2 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
    Traveler pickup is offered
    9:00am is set as a standard tour time! We will adjust the tour time to allow time for disembark from early/late arrival ships.This tour is solely for passengers arriving on ships at Tauranga Port!Please make your way to the port gate - 5 min walk from ship We will be waiting with a name board with your name on it!Ports
    • Tauranga Port
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This Is a Pre Booked Tour only!
    • No sales on the day of the tour!
    • Ensuring a quick departure for you!
    • All vehicles are modern with air-conditioning uv protection glass and meeting the highest safety standards.
    • Standard Tour time is 9:00am
    • Tour time will be adjusted if you ship arrives late or leaves early!
    • Tour time adjustments will be sent to you if required upon confirmation of booking!
    • We will adjust tour pick up time if your ship arrives early or later than scheduled if necessary - Please check emails 24-48hrs before tour departure time!
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour provides only fully guided tours that always include entrance fees and transportation!
    • Pick-up is from the port directly, please make your way to the port gates 15 minutes before tour time.
    • This tour provides only fully guided tours that always include entrance fees and transportation!
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by New Zealand Discovery Tours Limited

Activity ID: V-42230P1

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