The perfect cruise ship shore excursion. Experience this steaming volcanic landscape where the Tuhourangi / Ngati Wahiao tribe have lived for over 200 years. Image a living Maori village where the villagers have their homes set amongst erupting geysers, boiling mud. They use the natural geothermal resources to cook, bathe and heat their homes.ENQUIRE VISIT WEBSITE
A guided two-hour tour presented by a delightful Maori guide explains the history of the village and the unstable environment they live in.
On our tour we see world-famous ‘Pohutu’ the biggest geyser in the Southern Hemisphere, as it spectacularly erupts up to 30 meters with a rush of boiling water and steam.
Surrounded by boiling mud, hot pools, thermal vents, and steaming volcanic landscape isa surreal experience. See the traditional Maori cultural performance set in the heart of the village where you will see the fearsome Haka, dance, and song.
Our tour includes exploring Rotorua’s lakefront, hotspots, and highlights, the picturesque Government Gardens, and our architectural gem ‘The Old Spa Bathhouse’
See stunning scenery, the lake district, lush productive farmland, native bush, pine plantations and scenic Redwood Forest as we drive to Rotorua. A mighty day with plenty to see and experience.
We return you to Port and your waiting ship, on time on board well before sailing hour.
Price per adult NZ$145 (US$98) … or book a Private tour NZ$690 (US$466)
Optional extra – Polynesian Mineral Spa NZ$30 (US$20)