6hr Rotorua Geothermal Wonderland Tour - Departs Tauranga
- Duration: 6 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Rotorua
- Product code: PGFU1W
Your driver/guide will take you on a wonderful sightseeing experience to the heart of New Zealand’s geothermal locations. Departing from the port gates you will travel through Mount Maunganui township past Mauao the iconic landmark mountain and one of New Zealand’s most popular beaches "The Mount Main Beach" home of surfing, professional beach volleyball and surf lifesaving competitions. Hear about the forming of the landscape, the arrival of man and the founding of the city, through to the different produce grown in the province and what modern life is like in the area.
Crossing over the Tauranga harbour bridge you will go through the Port of Tauranga and hear about how industry has shaped Tauranga to be the busiest port in New Zealand and see stunning views of the harbour and the surrounding city before heading south through the Mamaku Forest towards Rotorua.
In Rotorua we stop at Te Puia home of the famous Pohutu Geyser. The largest geyser in the southern hemisphere. Your guide will take you on a tour of the natural bush, geysers and mud pools with a remarkable walk along the Te Whakarewarewa geyser terrace sharing about the Maori culture, the history of the area and how the local Maori people lived there day to day. See traditional carving and weaving and experience the Kiwi conservation centre where you can see native Kiwi birds. The tour will finish with a cultural performance including a traditional welcome, songs and the world famous haka. Lastly a short visit to the souvenir shop before you are on your way.
Before leaving Rotorua, you will drive along the waterfront past the beautiful Government gardens, and then out of the city. Lastly, we stop at Okere Falls well known for its waterfalls and white water rafting and take a short walk through a great example of virgin New Zealand native forest before heading back to Tauranga through pine forests and rolling farmland, returning you to your starting location.
· Experienced local driver/guide.
· Live commentary on board.
· Port or Hotel pickup and drop-off.
· 12-seater clean, air conditioned minivan.
· Free Bottled Water.
· Entry into Te Puia Geothermal park.
· Souvenir Shopping.