Deluxe Thermal Valley and Polynesian Spa with 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!
Leave the port and your cares behind as you journey to this other-worldly landscape filled with geysers, mineral springs and mud pools. Your tour is conducted in a small group that allows for a more personal and friendly experience. Set the video on your phone to capture Põhutu Geyser, the largest in the southern hemisphere, spurting up to 30 meters (100 feet) into the air. While here, observe a traditional Maori cultural performance, share in their everyday life and learn about their centuries-old history and culture. This fascinating valley offers a wealth of history and legendary stories.
From there you will make your way to one of Rotorua's acclaimed restaurants for a mouthwatering 2-course lunch with unlimited coffee or tea. The relaxation continues as you make your way to Polynesian Spa, regarded as one of the top 10 spas in the world.
Step into one of the 28 hot mineral pools fed by 2 springs and experience for yourself the healing waters that people have been flocking to since the 1800s. This geothermal bathing and soul soothing retreat hosts the Priest Spring, named after a famous Catholic priest whose crippling arthritis was cured after bathing in the slightly acidic waters rumored to relieve tired, painful and achy muscles.
Also on site is Rachel Spring, an alkaline source whose sodium silicate nourishes the skin and bestows ageless beauty on all descend into her waters. It is historically said that those who bathe in the waters of the Rachel Spring are blessed with ageless beauty, combining these two types of mineral waters is only found at the Polynesian Spa.
Sign up now and get ready to spend the day immersing yourself in the natural, decadent wonders of Rotorua. You will leave feeling refreshed, relaxed and a new person, an experience not to be missed.
Reviewer: Janet Yanez
Prebooked to complement cruise stop. Met by our driver Nat waiting at wharf/cruise port with our names on sign. Small group of 10 also prebooked from cruise ship. Modern mini bus van with air conditioning. Comfortable drive with commentary throughout. First stop geyser tour included entry to Maori village within geyser precinct, Local Maori tour guide, complementary corn on cob cooked in geothermal pond, beautiful welcome song, Haka and entertainment in traditional dress by locals, key vantage of geyser eruption for photo ops. Group then taken to Polynesian spa which includes entry, use of adult pools of varying temps, bottle of water. Tour followed by lunch at nearby restaurant with good bistro style food. Included complementary tea, coffee, fruit and small cakes. Bonus stop at kiwi farm to see green and gold fruit trees. Sampled fruit and opportunity to purchase snacks and souvenirs. Road trip back to cruise ship in good time. Great value trip, superior service and would recommend.
Reviewer: Charlene Murphy
Loved Maori history and culture amidst the steaming pools and geysers. Disappointed I could not get closer to the Pohatu Geyser. Lunch was more than tasty followed by leisurely dips in hot pools beside a gorgeous lake.