Tauranga – Rotorua Day Tour including Te Puia LT58CS


An unforgettable shore excursion from Tauranga to Rotorua - the cultural and geothermal hub of New Zealand. Join a guided tour of Te Puia along with a traditional Maori cultural performance, followed by stops at a kiwifruit orchard, Okere Falls, and a tour of Rotorua city.

Join an unforgettable shore excursion to Rotorua – New Zealand’s cultural and geothermal hub. This tour is a must for those wanting to a premier Rotorua experience!

From Tauranga, we travel south to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua making our first stop at the fantastic Te Puia complex. Join your knowledgeable guide on a journey through Te Puia, where boling pools of mud bubble away, hot pools simmer and awe inspiring geysers blast steam metres into the air. Also learn about it’s unique Maori history and cultural impact on the region with a complete Maori cultural performance and concert.

After Te Puia, you will continue with your guide through Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty Region. Discover more about the province and see why it is such a popular place to live. You will visit a kiwifruit orchard to see how this quintessential New Zealand icon is grown, as well as a stop at Okere Falls. Finally you’ll be taken on a tour of Rotorua’s interesting city centre with its famous landmarks such as Government Gardens, the Bath House, Blue Baths and the lakefront.

Highlights of Te Puia:

  • See geysers explode high into the air, viscous mud pools bubble away and boiling hot pools simmer endlessly. You will only get those iconic geyser photos at Te Puia where you are up close and personal with many of the geothermal features.
  • Experience an awe-inspiring cultural performance from a local Maori group. The 45 minute concert includes a powhiri (welcome) onto the Marae (meeting house), as well as traditional songs and dances. You will see the famous Haka (war dance) – guaranteed to send a shiver down your spine!
  • Spot the elusive kiwi in the nocturnal enclosure. These shy birds are our national icon and are now endangered.
  • Watch craftsmen and women learn their trade in the newly refurbished carving and weaving schools. The apprentices here are keeping their customs alive.
Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : 1000
Maximum number of people : 50
Venue Facilities : Fully Guided 7 Hour Tour - pickup Port Gates
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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.

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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!

Client Reviews

  • "Absolutely Recommend This"
    This tour was fantastic, our guide was very knowledgeable which made the day very interesting. We also had great weather which was a bonus. No dramas at all with collecting up and dropping back to ship on time. Really enjoyed the Maori Cultural Performance and the geothermal valley was amazing. Much cheaper than on board. Absolutely recommend this
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