6hr Rotorua Geothermal Wonderland Tour - Departs Tauranga

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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From US$120.89

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


This day experience takes visitors to the famous geothermal sites of New Zealand, departing from Mount Maunganui and travelling to Rotorua, before returning to the former when the tour is over. Pass by Tauranga and the Harbour Bridge before stopping at the Pohutu Geyser and Okere Falls in Rotorua.
  • Take a short walk through New Zealand’s native forest.
  • Learn about the Māori culture and history of the areas visited.
  • Experience a cultural performance at Te Puia including a traditional welcome, songs, and the haka.
  • Enjoy New Zealand’s beautiful landscapes while driving between Tauranga and Rotorua.

What's Included

  • 12 seater modern, clean air conditioned minivan for your comfort and safety
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local driver/guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Entry into Te Puia Geothermal Park
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Port of Tauranga Ltd
    2 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand

    Meet on the grassy mound directly opposite the port gates

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Mount Maunganui

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Tauranga (Pass By)

Te Puia

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Okere Falls

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Passengers must be able to embark / disembark with minimal assistance.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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11 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Intresting tour
Annika_F, Mar 2023
Various activities through the day, Russell was very kind and shared lot of information. Worth of money.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hi Annika, Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to host you for the day.
Great day out
Barbara_S, Mar 2023
Great tour leader/driver, great scenery on drive to destination with some stops on way back to ship. Great to see thermal and mud bubbling. Would recommend tour if looking for a short tour of area.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hi Barb, Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to host you for the day.
Great tour
Louis_S, Jan 2023
Loved the Te Puia cultural show and learning about the culture. Being able to actually see a kiwi bird was amazing.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hi Louis, Thankyou for your review. Glad you had a fantastic time.
Samith_S, Jan 2023
Our tour operator Nicola was amazing. She was very articulate, fun and accommodating. Nicola made the entire journey interesting, she was narrating facts and myths associated with the places as she drove through. She even made a pit stop for ice creams. She went over and beyond to make things comfortable for everyone. She even helped a passenger with wheelchair. We went to Tepuia, the dance there was a new experience. The geo-thermal experience was one of a kind.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hi there, Thanks so much for your lovely review. Nicola does do an amazing job doesn't she. Glad you liked Te Puia it is a fantastic geothermal and cultural spot.
A brilliant day and a must do trip ☺️
dawn_f, Dec 2022
Russell our guide was so friendly and informative, made it a really enjoyable trip all round. The shows we're extremely well run and interesting and such fun. Even the geyser gave a fabulous performance!! Thoroughly enjoyed the whole day.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi Dawn, Thank you for your lovely review. It was a fun day out with you guys. Hope you have a fun rest of your holidays. All the best
Wonderful New Zealand Experience
Lorraine_T, Dec 2022
Wonderful trip, our host was exceptional and helpful. The tour more than met our expectations. A good mix of things to do and see. From the mud pools and geysers to the fantastic Maori experience. A must to book.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi Lorraine, Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to host you for the day. All the best.
Una experiencia distinta!
Rosita_G, Apr 2023
El show en la aldea Maori,es fantástico! Sus canciones ,sus bailes,sus costumbres su arte.. Los paisajes...todo hermoso!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Hi Rosita, Thank for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself.

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