Rotorua Cultural Eco Small Group Afternoon Tour

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Rotorua Cultural Eco Small Group Afternoon Tour information and booking

4 hours
Departs from
Rotorua hotels
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 5pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

Spend an afternoon exploring New Zealand’s Maori culture with visits to settlement sites and living villages. You will learn about Maori customs, traditions, history and protocols new and old, with a guided visit to Te Puia, Rotorua's premier cultural centre.

Your guided tour through Te Puia includes a visit to the wood carving school, art and craft gallery, Rotowhio Marae, weaving display and kiwi house. Next, see the playful boiling mudpools; these are the largest and most impressive at Te Puia, with a depth of between 6-10 metres. Sitting atop the sinter terraces known as Geyser Flat is the largest active geyser in the southern hemisphere.Next, visit Rotorua’s Government Gardens situated on the lake's edge. You will learn more about the Maori history and customsimportance to local Maori people.Finish the day with a visit to the pristine and tranquil lakes of our amazing volcanic region, Lake Okareka, the Blue and Green lakes including views of the volcano and Lake Tarawera with interpretation.

What's included

  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Tour escort/host at te puia
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks