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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa Combo Including Lunch

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    What to Expect

    Your driver/guide will meet you in the morning at the port of Tauranga and take you along the beautiful coastline of Mount Maunganui in a small group mini van/bus. See kiwifruit orchards and lush countryside as you drive for around 75 minutes to Rotorua.  Here you will experience the very best of Rotorua and stop at the Whakarewarewa Valley (with geysers, steam vents and mud pools).

    Your small group will have an official Maori guide in order to experience this fascinating tour of the valley intimately. See geysers, mud pools, and mineral springs, and learn about Maori culture while watching a traditional Maori cultural performance. Hear and experience the rhythmic chant of the Haka (traditional war performance). You are invited to share in their everyday life.

    Experience the sights, smells and observe first-hand a unique cultural way of living among geothermal wonders. Learn about a culture that is steeped in history, traditions and cultures that span hundreds of years. You'll also gain insight into the features of Maori carvings and structures which have deep cultural significance, and of course observe the legendary Pōhutu Geyser. This is the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere which can erupt to a height of 100 feet (30-meters) and as often as 20 times per day. 

    Next you will be taken for a two-course lunch at one of Rotorua's highly regarded restaurants followed by tea or coffee (with a choice of menu).

    You will then move on to the next venue: the Polynesian Spa to unlock nature’s gift in Rotorua. The Polynesian Spa is a geothermal bathing and soul soothing retreat. Renowned for its healing waters and decadent therapies, discover why people have flocked to these waters since the 1800s.

    Here you can experience the private elite facilities of the Polynesian Spa’s geothermal hot mineral waters, which are sourced from two natural springs and feed into 28 hot mineral pools. The slightly acidic Priest Spring waters relieve tired muscles, aches and pains, while the alkaline waters of the Rachel Spring nourish the skin. 

    You will be returned back to your ship in plenty of time after a decadent day of discovery and luxury pleasures.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    2 Salisbury Ave, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will adjust the tour time to allow time for disembark from early/late arrival ships.

    This tour is solely for passengers arriving on ships at Tauranga Port!

    Please make your way to the port gate - 5 min walk from ship

    We will be waiting with a name board with your name on it!

    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 'The Living Maori Living Village" with cultural show! (entrance fee's included inc show)
    • Polynesian Spa Resort (entrance fee's included)
    • Official Maori guide at the Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley
    • Two Course Lunch: Choice of menu in a highly regarded restaurant with unlimited tea & coffee!
    • This is a port pickup only tour designed for passengers off ships arriving in Tauranga Port
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Polynesian Spa
    • Entry/Admission - Whakarewarewa, The Living Maori Village
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    Additional Info
    • 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 vehicles with duel air-conditioning uv protection glass and meeting the highest safety standards.
    • Pick-up is from the port directly and dependent upon time of arrival of your cruise ship!
    • Pick-up time will be confirmed 30 days from the date of tour (or upon booking if within 30 days).
    • Experience two top venues of Rotorua and enjoy a relaxing two course lunch
    • Swimsuit and towel for the Polynesian Spa
    • Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes
    • Please advise driver of any food allergies the morning of the tour
    • This tour is for Adults and children from the age of 12 or older
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Tauranga was one of the ports that we were least looking forward to but it had exceeded all expectations. We came off the cruise ship to the most organised port, even though at the time, most roads where blocked off for a marathon. Natalie and her husband have done a great job
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    Response from NZDT, Owner at Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa Combo Including Lunch
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Thank you so much for your kind words, its people like you that makes the tour a great day.
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    We were so very impressed by the efficiency, friendliness, knowledgeable and value for money tour. Both Natalie and Andrew accompanied us to the geothermal village and were amazing. This experience was so informative. Being part of a small group was brilliant and made the
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    Response from Andrewjohnnuttall, Owner at Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa Combo Including Lunch
    Responded 15 Oct 2019
    Your review really makes us feel proud! This is the reason why we love our work! it is said so much, but we really do want you to have the very best day of any shore excursion anywhere, so we try our hardest at all times but to be honest we probably enjoy the day just as much as you do! Natalie and I both thank you for you wonderfull review and wish you had a great time for the rest of your Journey!
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    My husband and I booked this trip as a day trip from the Rotorua port. From the very beginning we were very impressed with Natalie and Andrew. They were organized and efficient, even though it was a busy day for them. We had comfortable seats in the van, but were asked to move
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    Response from NZDT, Owner at Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa Combo Including Lunch
    Responded 5 Mar 2019
    Thank you so so so much for your lovely kind words. We really appreciate your feedback! Thanks again Natalie & Andrew
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    I take several cruises a year and this tour ranks as one of the best I have ever taken. I enjoy the smaller group tours rather than the large groups offered by the cruise ships. Natalie and Andrew run their own company and conduct the tours, so you know they want to do the best,
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    Andrew and his team are awesome! We enjoyed the Kiwi Farm, Maori Village and the Geothermal hotsprings. The Maori village is a do not miss experience. It was wonderful to visit a working Maori village and learn so much about their history and culture. We also enjoyed driving
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