Rotorua Whakarewarewa Cultural Experience with Hangi Lunch

Shore Excursions in Rotorua

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Tour description provided by Viator

You will be met  and collected from outside the Port of Tauranga wharf gates and taken for a sight seeing journey to Rotorua First we will travel past the Mt Maunganui beaches,stop for a photo and then travel towards Rotorua, but stopping at Te Puke (The Kiwifruit Capital of the world) where we will visit a Kiwifruit orchard. Continuing on through the Pine tree forests to Rotorua where we go to Whakarewarewa, 'Rotorua's Living Maori Village' . Included  *Guided tour of the village by a 'Whaka' guide *See Pohutu Geyser,Mudpools, Boiling Mineral water *Enjoy The Maori Culture Concert *Included a Free Hangi Lunch We will be at Whakarewarewa for about 2 hours A drive through the Government Gardens, see Lake Rotorua, the Historic Rotorua Bath House and a visit to The Polynesian Spa, Kuirau Park, see boiling mudpools and the Hot Lake, The Redwoods and Okeri Falls. Small groups welcome
I am your guide and driver for this your special day. When you travel with Corporate Tours , you always travel with me. I have a real passion to engage with my passengers regardless of young and old, and I do hold all of the necessary licenses and insurances and are Qualmark qualified. I will be standing holding a sign with your name on it outside the Tauranga Port gates,(a short walk from your ship gangway) I will have informed you of the meeting time prior, usually about 8.30 - 9.00am. Then once we are all in our 12 seater, comfortable, air-conditioned mini coach, we will begin our day. I will comentate during the day and we will have plenty of toilet stops and lots of photo shoots. There is chilled bottled water on board for your use. First up we drive past the Mt Maunganui beaches, regarded as the best surf beach in the country, then on to Te Puke ( the Kiwifruit Capital of the world ),where we stop at a Kiwifruit orchard and get up close under the vines,great photo shoots. After we then travel through the Radiata pine forest to Rotorua. First Lake Rotoiti and The Okeri Falls, the tallest commercially rafted waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere, and the amazing California Redwoods. Whakarewarewa, Rotorua's Living Maori Village is our main attraction today, and entry fees are included in your ticket You will be guided through the village by one of the 'Whaka' guides who will tell you all the stories of the history of the village. You will see 'Pohutu' the tallest geyser in the Southern  Hemisphere, boiling mudpools, boiling hot water pools and the Maori Culture Concert and of course the Hangi Lunch all included! We will be at Whakarewarewa for two hours or so. After that we drive through Rotorua City ,past Lake Rotorua,through the Government Gardens where we see Rachel's Pool(212 degrees boiling alkaline mineral water), The Polynesian Spa Pool where I am able to take you right in to see the mineral spa pools, renown for the treatment of Arthritis and Rheumatism. Then to  Kuirau Park to see more, but different boiling mud, and the very hot  Taokahu Lake and maybe a foot bathe There are other sites that we could see but time does regulate them The beauty of my tours is that I am flexible to what we see and at a pace that will suit you. You will have a good day This tour is 6 to 7 hours and we usually travel back to Tauranga a different route to show off other country-side  A lways back in plenty of time before your ship departure

What’s included

  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified