Rotorua Explorer Hop on Hop off Tour
This Rotorua hop-on, hop-off tour departs from Tauranga, passing through Te Puke, the delicious kiwi fruit capital of the world, then forests, followed by Lake Rotoiti and Lake Rotorua. Along the way, your driver will provide information on the highlights you could visit in Rotorua and the best options for doing so. The route circulates four times during the day. The final stop near the Agrodome allows you to fit in the last show before returning to Tauranga by a different route, through forests, into deep gorges, past farms and kiwifruit orchards.
Explore Rotorua at your own pace and see the sights you are interested in. Hop off at the Te Puia Maori Arts & Crafts Institute to admire the local art traditions, or visit the thermal village Te Whakarewarewa located only a five minute walk away. Stop by the Rotorua Information Centre in the city's center for some expert advice or to start exploring the town. At the Rotorua lakefront area, take in the natural beauty of one of New Zealand's second largest lake. Relax at the Polynesian Spa, a world famous natural geothermal spa close to the Government Gardens, Bath House Museum, and the Blue Baths. At Skyline Skyrides Rotorua, located near the Agrodome, you can ride in a gondola, get your heart pumping on a zipline course, or enjoy fine dining with gorgeous views.
You will be provided with a detailed information sheet and that day's timetable. There is an additional discount of 10% off the usual ticket prices at featured destinations. Upon request, you can be dropped off at several local attractions or activities on the way to the Rotorua area. There is no obligation to visit any destination, just cruise on the coach and check out the highlights as you wish. Book this Tauranga tour today for a great New Zealand excursion.
Please Note: This is a self-paced tour and does not include admission to the attractions described above. This tour will return you to the ship approximately 7 hours after pick up from the pier, and at least 1 hour before the ship's sailing time. There is only one return transfer from Rotorua to Tauranga, which takes place after the final stop on the hop-on, hop-off route. There are 5 stops on this route. The route circulates four times during the day, and takes approximately 1 hour to complete without getting off. You will be provided with a detailed information sheet and that day's timetable. The final stop before returning to the pier is the Skyline Skyrides near the Agrodome.
The route includes the following stops:
- Te Puia Maori Arts & Crafts Institute
- Rotorua Information Centre
- Rotorua Lake Front
- Polynesian Spa
- Skyline Skyrides Rotorua
Reviewer: Alonso Blanco
Graham was a great facilitator. He was very knowledgeable and shared wonderful tips. He was easy to talk, very courteous and made us feel really safe and comfortable.
Reviewer: Jean Biro
Native village, Whakarewarewa was very interesting, Tour or geysers and daily living of the tribe. Worth visiting.
Reviewer: Sandra Moran
Great small tour. Excellent tour guide and good to choose what you wanted to see. Would definitely recommend it
Reviewer: Nancy A Norton
This was a really cool bus tour. We stayed with the same bus all day, never adding any new passengers. Our driver was personable and helpful.
Reviewer: Pat Cameron
Our excursion was very interesting. We enjoyed our lunch at the beach. The cable car ride was great. Particularly enjoyed watching the giant swing.