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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Te Puia Geothermals, Maori and Kiwifruit provided by Shore Trips & Tours

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Te Puia Geothermals, Maori and Kiwifruit

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    4 Salisbury Avenue
    4 Salisbury Avenue, Bay of Plenty 3116, New Zealand
    Please meet the Shore Trips and Tours representative at the Shore Trips and Tours sign board situated just outside the port gates. Walk through the information marquee and out through the gates - a short walk from your ship.
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    Te Puia
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    Join Tauranga’s best Shore Excursion team for an unforgettable journey to Rotorua – New Zealand’s cultural and geothermal hub. This tour is a must for those wanting to see and do it all in Rotorua – this is our premier Rotorua experience. Entry to the fantastic Te Puia complex is the highlight of the day. Unlike many other advertised tours, the Maori cultural performance is included – as well as a dedicated and knowledgeable guide for the day. Your guide will share their passion and knowledge about not only Rotorua, but the Bay of Plenty region as a whole. Learn about the province and see why it is such a popular place to live. You will visit a kiwifruit orchard to see how this quintessential New Zealand icon is grown, as well as be taken on a tour of Rotorua’s interesting city centre – including famous landmarks such as Govt Gardens, the Bath House, Blue Baths and the lakefront. We also make a stop at picturesque Okere Falls. Highlights of Te Puia: • See geysers explode high into the air, viscous mudpools bubble away and boiling hotpools simmer endlessly. You will only get those iconic geyser photos at Te Puia where you are up close and personal with many of the geothermal features. • Experience an awe-inspiring cultural performance from a local Maori group. The 45 minute concert includes a powhiri (welcome) onto the Marae (meeting house), as well as traditional songs and dances. You will see the famous Haka (war dance) - guaranteed to send a shiver down your spine! • Spot the elusive kiwi in the nocturnal enclosure. These shy birds are our national icon and are now endangered. • Watch craftsmen and women learn their trade in the newly refurbished carving and weaving schools. The apprentices here are keeping their customs alive.
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    4 Salisbury Avenue
    4 Salisbury Avenue, Bay of Plenty 3116, New Zealand
    Please meet the Shore Trips and Tours representative at the Shore Trips and Tours sign board situated just outside the port gates. Walk through the information marquee and out through the gates - a short walk from your ship.
    See address & details
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Departure Point
4 Salisbury Avenue, Bay of Plenty 3116, New Zealand
Duration
7h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Experienced, professional driver/guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transport
  • Entry to Te Puia including Maori cultural performance
  • Visit to a kiwifruit orchard
  • Visit to Okere Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Te Puia
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • This tour is not suitable for users of mobility scooters (unless very small collapsible ones) or wheelchairs. Folding walkers/frames can be accommodated but passengers must be able to enter a coach or minibus using the standard steps. Please notify us at time of booking of any mobility issues.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour runs with a minimum of 4 fare paying passengers. We will advise on the day if the minimum hasn't been met, and offer alternative options if necessary
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please purchase a ticket for all travelers in your group - including 'purchasing' a ticket for all infants. NZ transport law requires us to count all heads on board. One child or infant max per adult ticket.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Carol R wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
First, we were so pleased that the tour was not cancelled even though there were only 4 of us on this particular day. Our guide was very knowledgeable and provided a well paced tour through the geothermals, a kiwi fruit orchad, the Te Puia, Okere Falls and the Rotoroa area. I
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from IanH4043, Owner at Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Te Puia Geothermals, Maori and Kiwifruit
Responded 03 Mar 2020
Thanks for the review, we do not cancel tours just because there are just a few clients, we will go on tour even if there are just 2 persons. In some cases when we have a number of tours operating we do upgrade clients to a more extensive and more expensive tour at no extra charge, rather than running lots of tours with just a few persons on each. Clients are always happy to be upgraded it seems [same as a business class upgrade with the airlines we assume]. Regards Ian
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Geoff_and_Lynne wrote a review Dec 2019
Oldham, United Kingdom40 contributions21 helpful votes
Keith and Mark were consummate guides, extremely knowledgeable and able to communicate their knowledge very well. The itinerary was just what we wanted (the kiwi fruit farm was surprisingly interesting ) The geothermal area was outstanding and the guides forecast the eruption
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Jengstro34 wrote a review Mar 2019
Boston, Massachusetts3 contributions
I really enjoyed the tour. There was some confusion, but the tour guide managed it very well. I really enjoyed seeing all the different sights in Rotorua even in the rain.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Phillf07 wrote a review Feb 2019
Redland City, Australia126 contributions21 helpful votes
Our driver/guide Keith was knowledgeable, friendly, courteous and easy going. The bus was clean and well appointed. A great day visiting Okere Falls, the geothermals, Maori village and craft training school. Plenty of time to explore.
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Response from KimScanlen, Manager at Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Te Puia Geothermals, Maori and Kiwifruit
Responded 26 Feb 2019
Hello Phillf07, thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed your tour to Rotorua with Keith. Kind regards Kim
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happywanderer0082015 wrote a review Feb 2019
Chicago, Illinois8 contributions2 helpful votes
Booked the trip online with shoretripsandtours.com. Keith met us at the Tauranga dock and drove us around the Bay of Plenty to see Government House, Te Puia & Maori performance, Okere Falls, and the Kiwi orchard (more interesting than expected). The group fit in a minivan so
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from KimScanlen, Manager at Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Te Puia Geothermals, Maori and Kiwifruit
Responded 19 Feb 2019
Hello Happy Wanderer, thank you so much for your review. Great to hear you had a wonderful day out with Keith. Thank you for taking the time to share with others. Kind regards Kim
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  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 3 days in advance
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