Our most popular tour visits Te Puia - Rotorua's premiere cultural and geothermal destination and home to the world-famous Pohutu Geyser. Also see geothermal features, a Maori cultural concert, kiwi birds, a kiwifruit orchard and much more!
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 company's 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 Government Gardens, the Bath House, Blue Baths and the lakefront
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.
This tour is proudly operated by Shore Trips and Tours - Tauranga's best Shore Excursion team.