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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Maori Geothermal Village & Kiwi Fruit Orchard Tour

Badge of ExcellenceMount Maunganui, New Zealand
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Once your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, get the most out of your time in port with this combo trip to the Geothermal Valley and a local kiwi fruit orchard. With a guide teaching you about the geology and history, explore the geysers, hot pools, and steam vents in the valley, then head to the kiwi orchards to learn about New Zealand's most famous export. Tastings of jams, juices, and different kiwi varieties included.
  • All entrance fees included
  • Small group ensures an intimate atmosphere
  • Officially guided tour in the geothermal valley
  • Kiwifruit guided orchard tour

What's Included

  • Offical private Maori guide included for your group at Whakarewarewa geothermal valley!
  • Driver/Tour escort/host
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food tasting at the Kiwi fruit orchard of different types of kiwi fruit products!

    Meeting And Pickup

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

    Meeting point

    • 2 Salisbury Avenue
      2 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand

      Please make your way to the Port gates where we will be waiting for you with a name board with your name on it!

    Pickup point

    • Tauranga Port

    Start time

    08:00 AM

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    Pickup details

    8.30am is set as a standard tour time! We will adjust the tour time to allow time for disembark from early/late arrival ships. This tour is solely for passengers arriving on cruise ships at Tauranga Port! Please make your way to the port gate - 5 min walk from ship We will be waiting with a name board with your name on it!

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This Is a Pre Booked Tour only!
    • No sales on the day of the tour!
    • Ensuring a quick departure for you!
    • All vehicles are modern with air-conditioning uv protection glass and meeting the highest safety standards.
    • Standard Tour time is 9:00am
    • Tour time will be adjusted if you ship arrives late or leaves early!
    • Tour time adjustments will be sent to you if required upon confirmation of booking!
    • We will adjust tour pick up time if your ship arrives early or later than scheduled if necessary - Please check emails 24-48hrs before tour departure time!
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour provides only fully guided tours that always include entrance fees and transportation!
    • Pick-up is from the port directly, please make your way to the port gates 15 minutes before tour time.
    • This tour provides only fully guided tours that always include entrance fees and transportation!
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 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.

    Traveler Tips


    Much cheaper than cruise for same tour and in van of 10.
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    Great day
    CHERYL_B, Apr 2020
    Our tour was in a large van and we saw everything we wanted to see. The Maori Village was great, the performance was informative and entertaining. We were able to walk around the village and view the geothermal springs. Time was included for shopping too. We also were able to walk around among the redwoods. Very impressive. Would definitely recommend.
    Excellent trip
    Denise_D, Mar 2020
    Brilliant day trip, thoroughly enjoyable. Our guide met us on time and was very informative on our driver to the village and our meal at the hotel was fantastic.
    Maori village
    Alice_Y, Mar 2020
    The geothermal village is interesting and worth to village. The Maori performances is great. I choose hamburgers for lunch and is delicious .
    The guide and Maori village
    Alice_Y, Mar 2020
    Buddy is our guide who's very informative and friendly. Highly recommended!! The Maori village is worth to visit and the cultural performance is awesome!!
    Brilliant
    craigholland11, Feb 2020
    Our tour was fantastic meet at the dock by our guide Peter. From start to finish we were given lots of information on different sites along the way and we were never rushed back to our aircon van
    A wonderful Maori experience with great lunch.
    john_w, Feb 2020
    Buddy was our tour guide and he was very informative and friendly and helped to make the day very enjoyable. We were uncomfortable vehicle and felt safe. The tour to Maori Village was very enjoyable and informative. Very authentic with Maori woman guiding through village . Thee show was excellent and fun with music and dancing and singing. The luncheon at lovely hotel was wonderful and relaxing and delicious with many options.
    Great local overview for cruise port visit
    Julie_T, Feb 2020
    Great local overview for a cruise port visit. Informative, friendly and knowledgeable guide, Ross. Well organised and excellent value for money.
    Magical Maoris
    Bdheiden, Jan 2020
    This was a wonderfully authentic tour of the Maori steaming vents and their special bubbling muds and gushing geysers. The show was excellent and our tour guide went out of his way to show us the land, lakes, and gardens.magical
    Enlightening day
    James_S, Jan 2020
    New van and driver were waiting for us outside the pier. Driver commentary was clear and appropriate. The kiwi farm tasting was a nice break. The Maori village/geothermal tour and entertainment were more than expected. Everyone in our group liked the lunch choices and setting. On our way back our guide showed us the redwoods and more geothermal sites. Great value!
    Day trip
    Susan_H, Jan 2020
    Great information and guide at the Maori village was very knowledgeable and funny. Redwoods were spectacular and kiwi farm was very interesting. Well worth the money.
    Great tour !
    CorneliaN_P, Jan 2020
    Awesome tout in Rotorua to see geysers, mud pools and , including the Redwood Forest. Mauri village is very nice, great show. Interesting Kiwi farm , I never see it before.At the farm we got the explanation about Manuka honey.
    Great tour with excellent tour guide
    Colin_W, Dec 2019
    We were on a cruise and booked this tour independently. Our guide Andrew was very knowledgeable, and I learned a lot from him about the history of New Zealand, and the Rotorua region. There were only 8 of us in the group, so there were plenty of chances to communicate with him. The visit to Whakarewarewa geothermal living Maori Village was good, and this part of the tour was conducted by a local guide. We saw hot pools, boiling mud, geysers, etc The highlight of the visit here was the cultural show that included song, poi dance and haka ceremonial dance. Afterwards we had a nice lunch (preordered with Andrew at the beginning of the tour) at a hotel nearby. After lunch, we stopped by a few places in Rotorua - the rose garden, the redwood memorial grove for a short walk in the forest, and finally a kiwi fruit plantation where we could sample and purchase kiwi fruit product. We were taken back to the port by 4 pm, still had a bit of time to walk around the port area. It was a great excursion and many thanks to Andrew who looked after us nicely all the way. I highly recommend this.
    Good Value
    Joy_W, Nov 2019
    took this tour as opposed to the official cruise ship tour. Apart from it being considerably cheaper we were well looked after. The time at Rotorua cultural experience was very authentic. Excellent tour bus guide in a comfortable mini bus. Lunch at the local hotel was 1st class. Recommend this tour.
    Great tour
    Pat_D, Oct 2019
    Very knowledgeable driver, also owner. Enjoyed day: nice lunch, quality food, large portions at nice hotel. Would recommend. Much cheaper than cruise for same tour and in van of 10.
    Really Good.
    Samantha W, Jan 2019
    This Tour was Excellent. Our Guide was also Really Good. Our Cruise ship changed their port times the day before and this company was very flexible and accommodating to our schedule changes. The Maori Village we went to in Rotorua was really interesting. We only needed a little more time here to get closer to the Geysers, as the area was quite large. However a lot was also covered. And the day was very enjoyable.
    We had a wonderful day. We were...
    Kirsten F, Jan 2018
    We had a wonderful day. We were collected from the Wharf in Tauranga and saw the local area before driving to Rotorua to see geysers, mud pools and much more, including the Redwood Forest. The complimentary kiwifruit ice-cream at the Orchard was delicious. We were back at the ship with time to spare so went swimming at the local beach. Would thoroughly recommend this tour, great value for money.
    One of the best tours, I have been...
    Debbie, Dec 2017
    One of the best tours, I have been on. The tour to the Maori living village was great. Also the orchard tour was nice. Local people not a large staged sites.