Deluxe Rotorua Geothermal Wonders with Kiwi Orchard, Redwood Forest and Lunch

Deluxe Rotorua Geothermal Wonderland with Kiwi Orchard, Redwood Forest and Lunch
Price: $139.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Lunch is Included.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, seasonal clothing with walking shoes. Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are also recommended.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Deluxe Rotorua Geothermal Wonders with Kiwi Orchard, Redwood Forest and Lunch

No trip to Rotorua would be complete without seeing and experiencing the area's geothermal wonders, and this full-day tour does not disappoint!

Your adventure begins as soon you are picked up outside the port gates and whisked away in a comfortable minivan on a sight-seeing drive of Mount Maunganui. Admire the beautiful coastline and mountain ringed with an abundance of coffee shops, cafes, and small boutiques.

From there you will journey through the picturesque, lush countryside to Te Whakarewarewa Valley (the geothermal valley). This area is home to the Tuhourangi Ngati Wahiao people who have hosted visitors from around the world since the 1800s.

While here, get up close and personal with the geothermal wonders, including boiling mud-pools, steam vents, and the world famous Pohutu geyser, along with three other geysers on the geyser terrace. Your private and local Maori guide is very knowledgeable and will share how the people of this village use the geothermal activity in their everyday life. Your group is kept small, making for a more intimate and one-on-one experience and allowing for your time to run smoothly and easy. After your guided tour, you will be treated to a cultural performance with Waiata (or songs) of history, Patere (rhythmic chants), stick games, poi dancing, and the world-famous HAKA war challenge. This valley and cultural immersion is truly an experience like no other.

After departing the Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley you will take a break with a delicious 2 course lunch with unlimited coffee and teas before making your way around Rotorua for sightseeing including the Government Gardens, a Tudor-style museum, Blue Baths and Rachel's Spring.

While in Rotorua you will stop at a redwood forest to experience these peaceful giants while learning about the silver fern, the symbol of New Zealand. Once you depart Rotorua you will stop at a working kiwi orchard to learn the true origins of this delectable fruit and taste different varietals before your scenic return trip back to port.

This 6-hour, small group kiwi excursion takes you to these New Zealand gems that you might not otherwise have access to or the opportunity to go to yourself. Reserve your spot on this special tour today.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  22 ReviewsReview This Tour
Fabulous Day at Rotorua
April 16, 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed our day and our time at Rotorua. The village and show were fantastic. It was interesting seeing the kiwi orchard and redwoods though perhaps a bit too much time was spent there than needed. It would have been nice to get back to Tauranga while stores were still open. Our guide was great. We would definitely recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Sharon Cameron
5 Stars
Deluxe rotunda geothermal wonders with Keewee orch
April 14, 2020
Very good. We enjoyed it
Reviewer: Very good. We enjoyed it.
5 Stars
Rotorua Geothermal Wonders with Kiwi Orchard,etc.
March 27, 2020
What a wonderful experience! Great for all ages. The guides were so knowledgeable and I learned so much about the Maori, kiwis and the forest. The time at the Maori village gave us all such an insight into the history, traditions and customs of this living village. Everyone was terrfic!
Reviewer: Mary Anne S.
5 Stars
Geothermal wonder
February 28, 2020
This was probably the most interesting excursion I’ve taken. It’s a Must if you’re in this area.
Reviewer: Phyllis Hunter
5 Stars
Rotorua with Kiwi Tour
February 24, 2020
Guide was great, lunch was very good, tour was excellent. Best tour on our cruise. Tour bus was full so it made it hard to see out if your were in the back. Got back to the ship in time, but tour was a longer that advertised. Highly recommend it.
Reviewer: Sam Young
5 Stars
Dream factor trip
February 23, 2020
Absolutely fantastic excursion Wow factor all day most amazing experience the meal included was worth every penny. Only negative was the day had to end
Reviewer: Linda James
5 Stars