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New Zealand Discovery Tours Limited

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Maori Geothermal Village & Kiwi Fruit Orchard Tour

6 hours

Large group

Free Cancellation

What to Expect

Visit a genuine Maori village! <br><br>Unique in the world it is the only place in the world where the people live and utilise geothermal activity for there every day cooking and bathing!<br><br>Ancestor's of the guide have been guiding here for over 130yrs<br>-----------------------<br>+THIS EXCURSION IS PRE-BOOKED ONLY SO THERE ARE NO SALES ON <br>+THE DAY WAITING FOR OTHER PASSENGERS!<br>+THIS IS A SMALL GROUP TOUR AND INCLUDES ALL OF YOUR ENTRANCE FEES! <br>+INCLUDES CULTURAL SHOW!<br><br>You will be picked up directly from the port gates and board one of our modern small group minivans, being a small group allows us to move about more flexibly & efficiently and enjoy a more personal and friendly tour.<br><br>Discover and experience a truly special day of the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua, with geysers, steam vents, hot pools, Maori culture and a performance show not to be missed including the world famous Haka, The Redwoods & Kiwi Fruit Orchard, Along with a Sightseeing tour around Rotorua city!<br>


This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

We’ll spend approximately 2 - 2.5 hours at Whakarewarewa geothermal valley, Explore the geothermal valley with your guide explaining how Maori people have come to utilise and prospered amongst the geothermal activity including living side by side with Geysers!

You will gain an intimate and personal insight into Māori culture and traditions, as well as learning how locals have lived at this fascinating geothermal village for centuries, using Mother Nature’s forces for cooking and bathing. Explore the thermal landscape made up of bubbling mud, steaming mineral pools and erupting geysers, including Pōhutu Geyser, the largest geyser in the Southern Hemisphere. This erupts up to 100 feet (30m).

You will have free time to explore at your own pace after the guided tour to shop, have some lunch or take more amazing photo's in this unique landscape.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Pass By: Government Gardens, Queens Dr 9 Queens Dr, Rotorua New Zealand

Originally known as Paepaehakumanu Motutara, today Government Gardens include facilities for bowls, croquet, petanque and golf.

There are many points of interest including the Arawa Soldiers Memorial, geothermal features including the Rachael Spring and Malfroy geyser and a number of buildings of historic interest.

Rose Gardens

These rose gardens are situated on Queens Drive and are named after Klamath Falls in Oregon, North America – a sister city to Rotorua. Roses are in bloom from mid-November to June and are at their best during the summer months.

Stop At: Lake Rotorua, Rotorua New Zealand

The lake’s full name is Te Rotoruanui-a-Kahumatamomoe, after Kahumatamomoe, the Arawa ancestor who is believed to have sighted the lake first.

Here we have chance to see a genuine waka taua (Maori war canoe)

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, Long Mile Road The Redwoods, Rotorua 3046 New Zealand

On this popular track you can meander through the breathtaking Californian Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) These towering trees stand at approximately 219 feet (67 metres) tall and create a wonderful shelter, along with the under planted European Larch, for a diverse range of native plants and birds. Another feature of this track is the board walk, which takes you across the old thermal pond, home to a variety of exotic aquatic plant life. Admire these magnificent trees which are dedicated to the memory of the men of the New Zealand Forest Service who died in the two World Wars.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kiwifruit Country, 35 Young Road, Paengaroa 3189, New Zealand

Here we have the opportunity to visit a working kiwi fruit orchard, to learn how this wondrous fruit became established here in New Zealand. Surprisingly it's not a native plant but an interesting story explains all! You will have the chance to taste test different varieties & discover numerous products with kiwi fruit as part of the ingredients, along with learning a little knowledge about why this fruit thrives here!

Duration: 30 minutes


  • Offical private Maori guide included for your group at Whakarewarewa geothermal valley!
  • Driver/Tour escort/host
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food tasting at the Kiwi fruit orchard of different types of kiwi fruit products!
  • Entry/Admission - Te Puia

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This Is a Pre Booked Tour only!
  • No sales on the day of the tour!
  • Ensuring a quick departure for you!
  • All vehicles are modern with air-conditioning uv protection glass and meeting the highest safety standards.
  • Standard Tour time is 9:00am
  • Tour time will be adjusted if you ship arrives late or leaves early!
  • Tour time adjustments will be sent to you if required upon confirmation of booking!
  • We will adjust tour pick up time if your ship arrives early or later than scheduled if necessary - Please check emails 24-48hrs before tour departure time!
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour provides only fully guided tours that always include entrance fees and transportation!
  • Pick-up is from the port directly, please make your way to the port gates 15 minutes before tour time.
  • This tour provides only fully guided tours that always include entrance fees and transportation!
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


$205.28 NZD

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