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Shore Excursion: Geothermal Rotorua with Maori Cultural Performance at Whakarewarewa provided by Arrow Tours

Shore Excursion: Geothermal Rotorua with Maori Cultural Performance at Whakarewarewa

Shore Excursion: Geothermal Rotorua with Maori Cultural Performance at Whakarewarewa
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
7h
Group size:
14
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    7h
  • Group size:
    14
  • Infant seats available
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Voted our most popular Tour  Enjoy a full-day guided tour from your cruise ship arrival in Tauranga. This tour is perfect for people wanting a great day sightseeing this diverse area including Tauranga, Mt Maunganui and Rotorua with a focus on the geothermal area with entry to Whakarewarewa, "The living Maori Village." See the stunning Pohutu Geyser and bubbling mud pool. Enjoy a 1-hour guided tour with a local guide to learn about the history and culture and enjoy  a Maori Cultural Performance.  Plus much more .... * Kiwifruit Orchard Tour with complimentary tasting  * Government gardens and Rachels Pool  * Polynesian Spa * Watch river rafting at a local Waterfall * Beautiful Blue lake and Redwood  forest  * Free Wi fi & bottled water  
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Begin your day with morning pickup from the Port of Tauranga. Start with an overview of Mt. Maunganui, then head to Rotorua, stopping along the way to sample kiwi fruit, one of New Zealand’s top exports. Continue by road past a redwood forest and Blue Lake on the way to Rotorua. More than 500 hot springs and 65 geysers are active around Rotorua. You'll visit Whakarewarewa, the Living Maori Village, which is home to the Pohutu Geyser and steaming hot springs, as well as Maori cultural exhibits like dance performances. Next, drive through Government Gardens (Paepaekumana) and past the Polynesian Spa, then have lunch (own expense) at Lake Rotorua. See attractions like the Skyline Gondola and luge ride, and snap photos of Lake Rotorua from the cafe. You can sample New Zealand’s renowned manuka honey at Mossop’s Honey, before returning to Tauranga.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Begin your day with morning pickup from the Port of Tauranga. Start with an overview of Mt. Maunganui, then head to Rotorua, stopping along the way to sample kiwi fruit, one of New Zealand’s top exports. Continue by road past a redwood forest and Blue Lake on the way to Rotorua. More than 500 hot springs and 65 geysers are active around Rotorua. You'll visit Whakarewarewa, the Living Maori Village, which is home to the Pohutu Geyser and steaming hot springs, as well as Maori cultural exhibits like dance performances. Next, drive through Government Gardens (Paepaekumana) and past the Polynesian Spa, then have lunch (own expense) at Lake Rotorua. See attractions like the Skyline Gondola and luge ride, and snap photos of Lake Rotorua from the cafe. You can sample New Zealand’s renowned manuka honey at Mossop’s Honey, before returning to Tauranga.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7974P5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Port pickup and drop off
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand Meet just past Port of Tauranga security you will be met there or at our vehicle in the carpark
  • Ports:
  • Port of Tauranga
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Port pickup and drop off
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand Meet just past Port of Tauranga security you will be met there or at our vehicle in the carpark
  • Ports:
  • Port of Tauranga
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Salisbury Avenue
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Polynesian Spa
    Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village
    Lake Rotorua
  • 1
    Government Gardens
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Kiwifruit Country
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Mt Maunganui Main Beach
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Mt. Tarawera
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Buried Village of Te Wairoa
  • 6
    Blue Lake Track
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Kuirau Park
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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luv2travelwichita18
Key Largo, FL247 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We purchased tickets for this tour 2 months ago. When we arrived at the designated meeting place, there were 2 guides from Arrow tours and neither had any record of our reservation. Luckily I had my tickets and confirmation email. One of the guides Kerry took us on his tour as he had room. He was a terrific guide and we loved the tour, but Shane on. Katie for dropping the ball
Written February 19, 2020
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RogerS3779
We apologise for not being ready for you when you first disembarked from the ship. Fortunately everything panned out well for you after this initial hiccup. Kerry is a wonderful chap with a dry wit and great knowledge and stories about the local area. I was only just 2 weeks into owning this business and this would've been the reason for our non preparedness on this day, plus we had an unusually large number of customers for our small business (50 spread over 4 vehicles) on the day you came with us. We have been in Covid-19 lockdown since March13, but hope to be up and running and showing guests our magnificent part of New Zealand as soon as it is safe for everyone, although this doesn't look likely for at least 9 months. Kia Kaha (Stay Strong) Toby
Written April 7, 2020
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72worldtravelers
Plymouth, MA68 contributions
Good excursion with tours of the kiwi vineyards, redwood forest, walking waterfall and the Geothermal Rotorua with the Maori cultural performance. Van was tight with full capacity. Might want to request the van not be completely filled. Van driver was about to leave without us. He did not check off his list of names to determine we were not there. Other than that, a great tour.
Written February 9, 2020
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Zeituni
Jerusalem, Israel1,649 contributions
Jan 2019
You pass the kiwi-growing farm and the nature reserve with beautiful waterfalls. The excursion we took was not good scheduled, we spent very little time in the valley.
Written February 17, 2019
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RogerS3779
Many thanks for taking the time to post a review its a great to hear you enjoyed your day help to others . regards Roger
Written May 21, 2019
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Leslie D
Bedfordshire, UK26 contributions
Feb 2018 • Family
Thanks Roger
And thanks to the driver Kerry, he could not have squeezed more in even if he tried, kiwi farm short stop off point, managed to try different kiwi ice-cream. Kerry is very knowledgeable on local history and customs and stayed with us while at the Whakarewarewa Maori village. We stayed longer than we should in the village, so we could see the geysers at their full height, Kerry did he best to catch up due to the delay. Next stop 'Redwood' forest then onto a look out point the overlooks the lakes, after many pictures we were heading back to the ship. Grate day had by all.
Written February 19, 2018
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Good morning Leslie Many thanks for your kind words, Kerry said it was a pleasure showing you the beautiful Bay of Plenty an area we are very lucky to call home. I really appreciate you taking the time to post a review. warm regards, Roger Simister Owner / Guide Arrow Tours
Written March 12, 2018
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Diane P
Wisconsin129 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
Roger wastes no time getting in so much in one day. We saw a Kiwi farm, the Geothermal village, were Maori still live today. (with a guide from the village) and performance, mud pots, a waterfall, a nice place for lunch and even a redwood forest! You get your money's worth!
Written January 29, 2018
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Good morning Diane Many thanks for your kind words, it was a pleasure showing you the beautiful Bay of Plenty an area I am very lucky to call home. i hope the day was rushed but we try and fit in as much as possible given you have 1 day in Port I really appreciate you taking the time to post a review. warm regards, Roger Simister Owner / Guide Arrow Tours
Written March 12, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Arrow Tours
Claireg2007
Claireg2007
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Day trip from Cruise ship
We had an amazing day with Arrow tours. We were large getting off the cruise but the new owner Toby drove us to th
BucketListSarah
BucketListSarah
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Tremendous Fun!
Great tour of the area with an informative guide. Rotorua and the Gondola ride were lovely. The luge track was a ve
Missamermaid
Missamermaid
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Worth it!!
We did a tour with a small group, saw mud pools, geysers. Visited a kiwi farm. Tour guide was awesome, funny and ve
Pendragon013
Pendragon013
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Tailor Your Adventure
Tony was great guide that worked to make the most memorable experience. We had a small group; a family of four and
Judith G
Judith G
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Fascinating Way to Cook
This was a great tour. The Maori Living Village was especially interesting. They presented a cultural show at the
rpassodelis
rpassodelis
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Awesome and amazing experience with tour guide Roger!
This was a great tour hosted by tour guide, Roger. Roger did a great job of moving us effectively throughout the t
Dreamer271245
Dreamer271245
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Group of 14
Had a wonderful day with Arrow Tours Kerry was our tour leader and driver with Toby as the new owner. They were ve
Darlean M
Darlean M
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Rotorua Maori Culture. Geysers, Mudpools & Concert at Te Pula
Excellent tour! Our tour guide, Robert, was on time, very knowledeable, personable, helpful and patient. Excellent
FinniganDingoBeach
FinniganDingoBeach
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Private tour Tauranga & Rotorua, New Zealand
We cruised to NZ from Brisbane on the Sea Princess for 2 weeks. Having berthed in Tauranga we wanted to take a tou
510conniel
510conniel
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Great Day With Kerry
Took the A2 Arrow tour which included the Maiori Village and show, mud pools, lakes, kiwis farm and more. Our guide
KarenLeigh2017
KarenLeigh2017
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Great Value Tour to Rotorua from Cruise Ship
We thoroughly enjoyed our small group tour with Kerry to Rotorua. He was fun to be with, knowledgeable and passion
LYN
LYN
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Lots to see on this tour
Picked up from our boat at harbor. No problems. We went to a kiwi fruit farm to see how they were grown and to tast
Nathan H
Nathan H
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Great Tours - Roger is by far the best!
Although the weather on the day was a bit average, Roger made the tour absolutely brilliant and showed us all there
cottonels
cottonels
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A very packed full day visiting Rotorua
We were picked up in Tauranga from our cruise ship promptly at the time specified with a very comfortable 14 seater
clibbs2019
clibbs2019
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Great Day out
A few changes on the day we arrived and thoroughly enjoyed our day with Roger. Roger was at Port on arrival and in
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