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Shore Excursion: Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga

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    What to Expect
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    Pass By: Tauranga Tasting Tours, 14 Ridgemount Terrace Welcome Bay, Tauranga 3112 New Zealand

    This is our home base. We travel to you to pick you up from your specified point

    Stop At: Port of Tauranga Ltd, 2 Salisbury Ave, Bay Of Plenty 3116, New Zealand

    Our accredited agent driver/guide will meet you at the port gate & escort you to the vehicle in which you will be travelling. The driver/guide will have your name on a placard.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Te Puia, Hemo Road, Rotorua New Zealand

    After proceeding to Te Puia, the Maori Cultural Centre, clients are given a personalised tour of the old pa site, through the thermal grounds (of boiling mud, geysers etc.) & shown the wood-carving school, flax-weaving & the kiwi bird. This is followed by a Maori Welcome onto the marae, before entering a meeting house for a performance by a Maori concert party.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Eat Street, 1107-1111 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand

    On leaving Te Puia, we travel to Rotorua's CBD, where lunch is purchased (at client's cost) in Eat Street.. After lunch we travel along the lakefront, through the Government Gardens, stopping at the Rotorua Museum, the Historic Bath-house, to explain the background of this fine old building.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Kiwifruit Country, 316 State Highway 33, Paengaroa 3189 New Zealand

    We return to Tauranga via a different route, which provides clients with the opportunity to view different scenery.
    En route we stop at Kiwifruit Country where the kiwifruit industry is explained, from planting through to the beautiful edible fruit.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Mt Maunganui Main Beach, Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga New Zealand

    To end the tour, we travel along our beautiful waterfront & beach, before returning to ship-side.
    While travelling, your driver/guide for the tour will give a commentary explaining points of interest.,
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Port of Tauranga Ltd, 2 Salisbury Ave, Bay Of Plenty 3116, New Zealand

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up fro the Port of Tauranga, the Tauranga airport & local accommodation.


    • Tauranga Airport, Tauranga New Zealand

    The Port of Tauranga
    Departure Time
    On your Cruise ship's arrival &/or as arranged with those staying in local accommodation
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Quality transportation
    • Local taxes
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Te Puia
    • Lunch
    • Personal expenses
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Paul was friendly, polite & informative for our shore excursion tour. He was patient & considerate of everyone in the group.Took the time to explain different aspects of culture & pointed out many sights. Definitely recommend this tour!
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    Response from tastingtour, Owner at Shore Excursion: Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga
    Responded Aug. 5, 2019
    Thanks for your comments. Paul thoroughly enjoyed his day with you & always enjoys showing people our lovely region & culture. We're glad you enjoyed your day & hope the rest of your trip went well
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    We were met at the wharf and continued with a comprehensive history of the area. Along the way we visited a Kiwi Fruit farm with sample tastings, the old Hydro plant before getting to the geothermal. Our timing was perfect and our driver was able to get to the geyser while
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    Response from tastingtour, Owner at Shore Excursion: Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga
    Responded Aug. 5, 2019
    We're pleased you enjoyed your day & that the geyser performed for you on cue! Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
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    Fantastic tour - professional, friendly tour guide, great itinerary, brilliant activities, modern bus, small group. Highly recommended!
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    We were met at port by Bron who was an excellent guide for the day. Her knowledge for of the local area was fantastic and she really made the excursion one of the great highlights of our trip! She encouraged my husband to be ‘chief’ at the cultural experience and this made the
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    Our tour guide was excellent and we loved the geothermal and Maori visits. There was one issue with this tour, and hope that you do not experience it. We ended up on a full bus with many people that had a large wheel protrusion/box inside the bus, taking up most of the leg room
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 7h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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