Best of Tauranga & Rotorua Highlights Tour Package
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.
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.
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.