In March our cruise ship docked in Tauranga, where we were met by Simon for the Classic Rotorua Tour. We drove in a small van of 8 people through Tauranga and the countryside to a Kiwi Farm; followed by a nature walk to Okere Falls then on to Rotorua to Te Puia for amazing geothermal activity and a Maori Cultural show. Simon, being an ex-teacher, explained in depth all we were seeing and experiencing. He went into Rotorua itself for us to see the geothermal activity occurring among the houses and buildings. We ended our trip to Rotorua at Hamurana Spring to view the stunningly clear water.