Best of Rotorua Tour

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Some of the Bay of Plenty’s most exciting towns and attractions are some way from the coast, which can make them tough to get to if you’re exploring the region on a cruise ship. This day-long tour to Rotorua solves that problem by picking you up direct from your cruise ship in Tauranga. Drive just under 50 miles to Rotorua and explore the town, including stops at Te Puia, a hub of local Māori culture and geothermal activity, the beautiful Government Gardens and the towering Redwood Forest.
  • At Te Puia, see explosive geysers and traditional Māori kapa haka
  • Learn about New Zealand’s love affair with kiwifruit
  • Relax on the drive to Rotorua in a spacious Mercedes minivan
  • Headsets are provided in the van, so you can enjoy expert commentary on the way

What's Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • The Mall
    The Mall, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand

    Departure Point: Salisbury Wharf Port, Mount Maunganui Directions: Once you depart your ship, walk towards the information center. After you pass through here you will exit a port gate and you will be greeted with your name on a name sign. Look out for the people in blue striped shirts.

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 10/1/2021 - 4/30/2024

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 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.

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Nice overview of the area
crownhilltraveler, Mar 2020
Tour was very good! Saw the highlights of this area in our 6+ hour tour. The only recommendation that I have is to have a better microphone system in the van. It did not work quite a bit of the time.
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Thank for your comments,we are proud of what we have to offer and show our part of this beautiful country We have noted your comment re the faulty micophone and recificed this
Rotorua tour
SHERYL_G, Jan 2020
Excellent tour and great tour guide/bus driver Very informative explanation of different areas and history of region. Highly recommend the Kiwi Fruit ice cream!
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Thank you for your feedback We are proud of our staff who are passionate about New Zealand and they are keen to promote and show our visitors our part of this amazing country