Loved this tour. The only complaint was that it rained, but shore excursions had nothing to do with that. ;-)
Reviewer: Susan Rhew
I didn't know that kiwis grow on vines! The geothermal area was fascinating and we enjoyed the Maori cultural show. My husband was chosen to go on stage during the dance which was entertaining. Julie was an excellent guide who added many quick extras to the trip.
If you've ever seen a geo thermal geyser or not, this is a must for your visit in NZ. It is a very interesting trip with a stop at a Kiwi farm on the way to Rotorua and then a two 1/2 hour visit at this traditional Maori site with a cultural show. We had a great visit and would highly recommend! Thank you Shore Excursions for all your wonderful trips.
About 8 passengers were picked up at the entrance to the cruise port. The tour-van was brand-new/clean and the driver/tour-guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The visit the the geysers and cultural center was quite nice and not crowded at all. We had plenty of time for lunch-on-your-own and also visited the town/lake-area of Rotorua. Overall, a good value.
Reviewer: Ray Hankamer
This excursion is a 'must"" out of all the excursions available anywhere in New Zealand. Maori culture, geysers, countryside...you will get the feel of the country for sure from this excursion. The operator chosen by Shore Excursions Group for this trip is especially good.
We loved seeing the areas around Tauranga and really enjoyed our experience at Rotorua. We felt like Rotorua was miniature version of Yellowstone Park. Our driver was very personable and knowledgeable. We would certainly recommend this tour.