Best of Tauranga & Rotorua Highlights Tour Package

Best of Tauranga & Rotorua Highlights

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Tours for the Adventurous

See and experience Tauranga & Rotorua's hidden secrets as your very own tour guide takes you from place to place, What you will see on tour. We explore downtown Mount Maunganui, a popular beach town and holiday destination. See the stunning white sandy surf beach, voted best in New Zealand and, and enjoy a short walk to Moturiki Island for amazing panoramic ocean, island views and awesome photo shoots. As we travel to Rotorua we drive through orchards, dairy farms, lush countryside, farmland, forests and beautiful scenic lakes. We visit a kiwi fruit orchard, and stop at the charming Redwood Forest for a short stroll amongst the awesome tree ferns and 120-year old, 70-feet high towering Coastal Redwood trees. We explore Rotorua, the heartland of New Zealand’s geothermal activity and Maori culture. See Kuirau Geothermal Park, boiling mud, hot water pools and visit a Maori Marae,

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Trip Itinerary

Start at Tauranga Port

After leaving Tauranga Port we explore downtown Mount Maunganui, New Zealand’s most popular holiday destination & voted best surf beach. We take a short walk to Moturiki Island for panoramic ocean and island views.

Kiwifruit Orchard

This is an opportunity to taste the Green, Gold & new Red variety kiwi fruit. Your experienced guide explains the fascinating history of these special fruits and how they are grown. Take the opportunity to try a real kiwi fruit ice cream. As we make our way to Rotorua we drive through the lush farmland, see grazing dairy cows, kiwifruit orchards, native bush, pine plantations, the scenic lakes district before arriving at the impressive Redwoods Forest.

The Best of Rotorua

we visit Kuirau geothermal park. See & experience hot bubbling mud, boiling water pools, steam vents. After lunch we take a walk onto Ohinemutu Marae which is central to the local Arawa Maori tribe who have lived around the lake for hundreds of years. We explore Rotorua’s lakefront, highlights, govt gardens and historical architectural gem the Elizabethan Spa Bath House. On the return journey to Tauranga Port we travel via the old scenic Rotorua to Tauranga highway to your waiting ship on time on board well before the sailing hour.

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From the people that know

"Collected from the cruise ship by Pat visited a variety of local interests, visited the local surf beach ,a local kiwi fruit farm including a tasting and informative description of the workings of the farm, visited the water rapids included in this 6 hour tour was the Rotarua Maori village, hot springs etc Patrick was very very informative and the costs were half the price of the ship. A small bus and a lovely day was had by all Thank you Patrick"
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