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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa

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This Tauranga shore excursion stands out from others by offering a 2-course lunch and a visit to a Polynesian spa. The basics of local shore excursions are included too: travel with a small group to the Rotorua geothermal geyser, mud pools, and steam vents, and then see a Maori dance performance. At the spa, soak in hot mineral springs with views of Lake Rotorua.
  • Visit the Rotorua geothermal areas and see a Maori performance
  • Value: includes transport, Maori guide, lunch, and spa visit
  • Travel in a luxury vehicle with dual air-conditioning and tinted window glass
  • Let someone else take care of getting you back to your ship on time
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This is a Tauranga port pickup only tour designed for passengers off ships arriving in Tauranga Port
Air-conditioned vehicle

Departure Point

2 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand

Please walk along the wharf (there is only one way to walk) Go through the Port gates, where you will see a representative with a name board with " NEW ZEALAND DISCOVERY TOURS" & your name on It! Please allow time for boarding your vehicle! As the tour leaves at the allocated time!

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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 vehicles with duel air-conditioning uv protection glass and meeting the highest safety standards.
  • Pick-up is from the port directly and dependent upon time of arrival of your cruise ship!
  • Experience two top venues of Rotorua and enjoy a relaxing two course lunch
  • Swimsuit and towel for the Polynesian Spa
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes
  • This tour is for Adults and children from the age of 12 or older
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY New Zealand Discovery Tours Limited
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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What is the policy on sanitization during Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa ?
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
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What is the social distancing policy during Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Tauranga/Rotorua shire excursio
, Mar 2020
Thoroughly enjoyed our day on this tour. Well organized and paced. The Polynesian Spa was a unique and relaxing experience, and the Maori Village was really interesting. Highly recommend this tour!
Geysers and Spa
, Mar 2020
The tour operator is excellent. We had a wonderful time and we were on time to get back to the ship.
Wonderful excursion to Rotarua, spa & lunch-loved it
, Mar 2020
Relaxed & easy all round- pick up was right there. Driver & guide at rotorua great- friendly & informative. Lunch was delicious. Spa beautiful. Loved it & would recommend to anyone. Thankyou
, Feb 2020
Excellent tour seeing the geothermal village and show and the visiting the spa for an hour afterwards. Natalie, the driver/guide was fantastic. She's a UK transplant and made me want to move there as well.
Enjoyed the places we visited
, Feb 2020
The visit to the Polynesian Spa was outstanding! Loved the lunch options, gave us different choices and the food was excellent. We enjoyed the visit to the Mori village and the Geyser. It was very hot, but we could find some places in the shade to stand. Van driver gave us water before our visit so that was helpful. We also really enjoyed the visit to the Kiwi farm. There are two reasons I have the tour a lower score. We were very packed into a van for the trip. The van held 18 and there were 18 people on the van plus the driver. We were so packed into the back row that I had to sit side-ways for the entire trip. (My husband who is tall had no room and could barely fit into the seat. ) We were late leaving the port due to two people who held up our trip. we were asked to be at the van by 11:15, many people got on the van before 11. Two people didn't show up until after 11:30 or 11:40. Why we waited is beyond me. This meant most people were packed into the van for almost an hour waiting before we left. We did enjoy the places we visited but the cramped van ride made it a difficult trip.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hello Karen Sorry to hear that you wasn't completely satisfied with you tour on the day with us! The vehicle seems to be you issue for the day along with departing for tour late? The first point about the vehicle, The vehicle you traveled in is a 2019 Ford transit it has now covered 5000km it was newly purchased in December of 2019 This vehicle can carry 18 including the driver so if we sell tours for 17 people we use the seats that are in the vehicle, I'm not quite sure of what you mean by packed in? Do you not expect us to sell all the seats on the vehicle? All the seats are fitted by ford when the vehicle is built and the same seating arrangement sells in every country in the world so general is made most of the population all over the world! I can understand if your husband is a little taller than most people, so I wonder if you sat on the back row did you not have the opportunity to sit with the whole isle in front of you for legroom (10 feet long isle) I understand that the last person to board (The one you say was late) sat in the front seat which has the largest space of all seats, so I wonder why did you not take these seats if you husband needs that little more space? The second issue of waiting for people to arrive, You are correct you are asked to arrive 15 minutes before your tour time which was 11:30am and I thank you for doing this as if all people did this then the tour can leave on time (11:30) unfortunately not all people are as considerate as you and the last couple to arrive did arrive just 1 minute before there tour time (11:29am) at which point one of them said they needed the restroom, Natalie your driver simply can't say no you can't go to the restroom just before driving for 60 minutes so had to allow the client to use the restroom, again you are correct this took 10 minutes) We do ask everybody to be at the vehicle for 15 minutes before unfortunately not everyone is as considerate as you! Once you departed this didn't effect the tour in any way and it sounds as you enjoyed the day which is all we want you to do. I hope the rest of your journey was enjoyable also. Kind Regards Andrew
, Jan 2020
Great tour to learn about a geothermal village. Very well organized and enjoyable. The Polynesian spa was a great way to end the day. Highly recommend!!!
, Jan 2020
Excellent and efficient itinerary. Nicely paced and lots of beautiful NZ scenery. Natalie was provided a wonderful experience. All attractions were good.
A well run excursion
, Dec 2019
Natalie was so professional and informative. The spa was also great but hope to have a little more time.
A great way to learn and relaz
Sherry M
, Nov 2019
We had a wonderful morning visit to the living Maori village where they grilled corn on the cob for us in a thermal geyser. The dance performance was interesting and informative. After lunch we went to a Polynesian spa where we relaxed in the warm thermal waters before returning to our ship.
, Nov 2019
This tour had a lot of history. Our guide was from the village and was so interesting telling us about growing up there. She also sang some of her heritage history songs and explained everything. The geysers were amazing. We saw a traditional Maori dance which later the New Zealand Rugby team does before each game to intimidate their opponents.

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