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Shore Excursion: Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga

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Shore Excursion: Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

When your ship pulls into port in Tauranga, explore Rotorua on a guided shore excursion. Your full-day itinerary includes a welcome concert at the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute at Te Puia, where you’ll explore the extensive geothermal grounds, see a flax-weaving demonstration, and visit the nocturnal Kiwi House. Then tour Rotorua highlights such as the Government Gardens and stop at Okere Falls and Kiwi 360 for tastings.
  • Full-day Rotorua shore excursion
  • Visit the Maori cultural center at Te Puia
  • Stroll past bubbling mud pools and steam vents in Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley
  • Tour city attractions and make stops at Okere Falls and Kiwi 360
  • Round-trip port transport from Tauranga included
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
7/1/2021 - 6/30/2022
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Please arrive 30 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

We pick up from the Port of Tauranga, the Tauranga airport & local accommodation. At the port of Tauranga we will meet you at the port gate. Your name will be held up on a placard.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tauranga Tasting Tours Charters
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Shore Excursion: Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Shore Excursion: Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Shore Excursion: Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Shore Excursion: Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga.

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star-5
Wonderful day in Rotorua.
Gudrun_B
, Mar 2020
Exellent and knowable guide. The Cultural Show vas very interesting and the Geothermal area beautiful.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2020
Thank you, Gudrun. we're so pleased you enjoyed the day & that it met your expectations. We appreciate you taking the time to write this comment.
star-5
Great overview of Maori culture
Bri
, Mar 2020
Loved this excursion! Our guide was very knowledgeable on the area. The whole tour was lovely. My favorite was the Maori cultural performance, such beautiful traditions. The i was able to try kiwi fruit ice cream at the kiwi fruit orchard, which I liked, and traditional Hangi at the cultural site.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2020
Yes, Maori Culture is rich & fascinating & we're pleased you enjoyed several aspects of it - and the kiwifruit ice-cream. Thank you for taking the time to write this review.
star-5
Cultural delight
janettravels
, Feb 2020
Worth every cent. Performance was entertaining and educational. The geysers and mud field were interesting. A school showing their artistry and of course a gift shop. The facility had a full service restaurant as well as a small Cafe for take away. The grounds are beautiful.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2020
We're pleased you felt the tour was value for what was paid & enjoyed it. We think that the venue, Te Puia, has so much to offer when cruise-ship passengers need a snap-shot of Maori culture in a limited time. And we agree that the grounds are beautifull! Thank you so much for your review.
star-5
Tauranga excursion with driver-guide Paul.
Freedom30456922522
, Mar 2019
It was Tauranga excursion during the cruise Australia-New Zealand. Because of this excursion duration we ask company about more early start . We met our group in 7:30 am and it was good to be in time for boarding ship. Our driver-guide was excellent. Paul showed along the road beautiful forests of his country with unusual fern trees , Manuka bushes which flowers are source for very valuable and expensive honey and so on. He told about pines for wood and paper industries. He showed lakes and told about environment defense with water, wind and solar source of energy(but not nuclear plant).He invited us in kiwi farm and explained how unusual this fruits and defense of them from strong winds by tall live green fence. Then time was for meeting with Geothermal geysers, mud ponds, lakes wrapped by steam clouds.This was unforgettable experience in spite of our memory about Yellowstone national park (Wyoming, USA). Then Maori history and their concert. This folk program was interesting but all explanations by Paul in this area and museum were great. There we saw how Maori from Polynesia arrived in New Zealand, their tools and weapon, how they made their fabric, how they made canoe and were the ancient sailors, carved their wood masterpieces, decorating their ships and religion subjects... Returning back we had new information and saw again this green road. So it was the beautiful sunny day with blue sky and new view on NZ and all this knowledge were given by high skilled person Mr.Paul. God bless him and his very interesting country.
star-5
This tour was one of the highlights...
Gerry.L
, Apr 2018
This tour was one of the highlights of our travels through New Zealand and the credit has to go to our excellent guide, Bronwyn. She did a great job guiding us to the essential Rotorua highlights and efficiently using our time there. The sights were all great to see but I think the best part of this tour was that Bron was able to give me some insight into the character of the New Zealand people themselves and how it was shaped by their history and culture.
star-5
Great, experienced tour guide...
Ken D
, Apr 2018
Great, experienced tour guide - touch of culture was very informative as well as the geyser park
star-5
We had a wonderful day with Paul...
steve.gordy
, Mar 2018
We had a wonderful day with Paul Marston at the wheel of our bus. He livened the sights with his own special brand of commentary from the time we pulled away from the dock until our return several hours later.
star-5
Had an amazing day at Rotorua with...
lesleydudson
, Feb 2018
Had an amazing day at Rotorua with our guide Paul who was very knowledgeable. On the way there we visited a kiwi farm which was very interesting. At Rotorua the mud pools and geysers were spectacular and we thoroughly enjoyed the visit to the workshops together with the Maori culture show. Unfortunately there was insufficient time to look round the excellent gift shop. All in all a great day out.
star-1
Lack of topical local read tourism...
Steven C
, Feb 2018
Lack of topical local read tourism information. Poor pre tour information, particularly regarding meeting times. Not value for money Steve, South Australia
star-4
Excellent guide and very enjoyable...
Brian T
, Feb 2018
Excellent guide and very enjoyable tour but admin was poor with no pick up time and the wrong pick up time for some other passengers. Value fro money

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