Our most popular tour ..... Rotorua's best While you’re in Port of Tauranga, explore the geothermal landscapes beneath the earths surface on this Rotorua sightseeing tour. See beautiful beaches and million dollar homes, Kiwifruit orchard Tour and fruit tastings before a 45 minute drive to Rotorua.Take in top natural sites of interest such as Blue & Green lakes , view the site of the Tarawera eruption and Redwood Forest, gain insight into New Zealand’s diverse plant and animal life. Either visit the mud pools and thermal stream at Wai -o- Tapu or marvel at powerful geysers and bubbling mud pools in the geothermal region of Whakarewarewa, viewing the Geyser and Tour are optional extra $40pp.)
When your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, meet your guide at and take a seat in your air-conditioned minivan. Then head onward toward Rotorua and admire views of magnificent homes, beaches, forests and lakes.
Sample native New Zealand kiwifruit at a local country store, and take in top natural sites of interest including Blue & Green Lake, Tarawera lookout and Redwood Forest. Along the way, gain insight into the native flora and fauna for which New Zealand is famous.
While in Rotorua there is an option to view the famous Pohutu Geyser and bubbling mud pools at Whakarewarewa "The Living Maori village "(only $40pp) in the geothermal valley plus enjoy a rousing cultural performance. Then enjoy lunch in a local pub The pig n Whistle in Rotorua's historic Poilce station , Eat street fo a range of dining experiences or a local cafe( own expense).
Continue on through Rotorua and discover top city attractions such as Government Gardens, the Polynesian spa, and Rotorua Museum. Along the way, listen as your guide talking about the city’s colourful history.
On the way back toward Tauranga, enjoy further panoramic views over Mt. Maunganui. Perhaps sample New Zealand honey & ice cream at a local farm shop (time permitting), and then return to your ship in plenty of time .