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Rotorua Highlights & Maori Village Tour from Tauranga

Product ID: 139776
Discover Rotorua and experience life at Te Whakarewarewa Maori Living Village on a seven-hour shore excursion. This cultural experience also includes traditional Maori food 'hungi' for lunch.
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts


  • Visit Te Whakarewarewa Maori Living Village and meet residents
  • See Blue Lake and other top Rotorua attractions
  • Take in geothermal hot pools, geysers, and mud pools
Full description
Travel to Rotorua from Tauranga on a seven-hour tour that’s perfect for cruise ship passengers or others interested in the area. Begin with a drive to Mount Maunganui and learn about the region from your guide. 

Step back in time at Te Whakarewarewa Maori Living Village. This village was built above geothermal land and is home to the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere. Your guide will be one of the residents, so you’ll be able to hear the guide’s family story.

Head to Rotorua Lake – the second-largest lake on the North Island. Journey back to Tauranga with a visit to Mossops Honey Shop for an ice cream and to see their live bee display.
  • Transportation
  • Local driver/guide
  • Whakarewarewa Maori Living Village admission and tour
  • Wi-Fi (in vehicle)
  • Bottled water and snacks

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• Suitable walking footwear should be worn. Sun hats and sunscreen are recommended
• A minimum number of 2 participants is required for this tour to operate. In the unlikely event that this is not reached, you will be offered an alternate date or full refund
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Currently it is not possible to book this product due to its limited availability.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.9 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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The similar tour from our ship only had one spot left and so we took a gamble with this company as we really wanted the experience. Our arrival time was changed for our docking but when we contacted Stephen regarding the conflict he said they cater to the cruise ships and changed our time to accommodate. Amanda our driver, greated us with the tour van, and as the Corona Virus had been playing havoc with decreased bookings and cancellations we were the only two for the tour. Amanda gave us a wonderful experience showing us all the tour had to offer and more. The Maori Village is a cultural wonder, unique and educational. The tour around Tauronga, a stop at a kiwifruit farm, Rotorua, the giant redwoods, a stop at Mossop's Honey Shoppe and a bonus stop at McClaren Falls rounded out a glourious 8 hour excursion with our very gracious host, Amanda.

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March 11, 2020

We were very satisfied, the guide was excellent and competent. He made us an unforgettable day in his personal way.

December 25, 2019

Our tour was cancelled but Stephen of ADVENTURE and CULTURAL tours organised a private tour for 2 of us and it was amazing. Stephen is very pleasant and very knowledgeable, we even got a couple of extras thrown in xx

December 15, 2019

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