Rotorua and Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley & Maori Village – LT58WCS

Tauranga, New Zealand


Enjoy a cultural shore excursion to a living Maori village in the Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley, where you will learn about their unique way of life and enjoy an authentic cultural performance. Following your time at the village, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Rotorua and a visit to a kiwifruit orchard and the picturesque Okere Falls.

Travel through the Bay of Plenty’s beautiful countryside to Rotorua on this shore excursion from Tauranga. This fully guided small group tour takes you to the Whakarewarewa Village in the Te Whakarewarewa thermal valley for a truly unforgettable cultural experience. Afterwards, enjoy even more activities around Rotorua and the surrounding areas including a sightseeing tour of the town and a visit to a kiwifruit orchard and a stop at the beautiful Okere Falls for a great photo opportunity!

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 mud pools, boiling hot pools and the ever-powerful Pohutu Geyser. Stick around you’ll soon understand why Rotorua is nicknamed Sulphur City!
  • Enjoy an authentic 30 minute cultural show by Te Pakira – one of Rotorua’s leading performance groups. See songs, chants and poi dancing…as well as the famous war dance – the Haka.
  • Learn how the Maori people have adapted to this unique landscape – using nature to help in everyday life. You’ll be amazed just how useful the hot springs and the geothermal valley can be!
  • Enjoy 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, plus we stop at picturesque Okere Falls.

After enjoying an unforgettable day we guarantee to have you back at the port for your ships departure.

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Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : 09.30 depending on cruise ship schedule
Duration : 6. hrs approximately depending on cruise ship schedule
Maximum number of people : 18
Venue Facilities : 6 Hour Fully Guided Tour pickup Tauranga Port Gates including admission and guided tour at Whakarewarewa
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For your convenience, you will not be charged until the day of your tour and if your ship cancels the port visit you will not be charged at all. How good is that!

Multiple Booking Discount

Book tours in more than one port and receive a 10% discount on all subsequent bookings –  Discounts applied at time of tour confirmations.

Please note:

Tour start/finish times are general and we may adjust these times to suite your cruise ship schedule. We guarantee your return to ship on time!

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