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Tauranga & Rotorua Day Tour with Te Puia
A full day tour, from Tauranga, to experience both the sights and geothermal wonders of Rotorua and learn about its farming heritage.
Te Puia is also the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute and the location of the famous Pohutu geyser. We can visit the carving school and see craftsman at work, and the watch traditional flax weaving.A short walk through the geothermal valley of Whakarewarewa to the mud pools, famous Pohutu geyser and the hot pools that make Te Puia unique. See New Zealand’s iconic flightless bird, the Kiwi in a purpose built Kiwi-house and explore the recreated traditional Maori fortified village.Seats are reserved for a Maori Cultural Performance; given on the Marae, in one of the few fully carved meeting houses in New Zealand, a place of special spiritual significance. Here you will see the traditional songs, dances and demonstrations of fighting skills [including the Haka] performed. A Hangi Lunch can be arranged for your enjoyment. (At additional cost).
Sightseeing through Rotorua including the historic Bathhouse and Government Gardens, the Blue Baths and Polynesian Spa before heading back to the ship by an alternative route. The tour includes Tauranga and Mount Maunganui Sights.
Tour Duration 7 hours the tour will commence 30 minutes after the arrival of your cruise ship in port.