Experience 'Te Puia' a Steaming Volcanic Landscape
From Tauranga | At ‘Te Puia’ see and experience ‘Pohutu’ geyser the largest active geyser in the Southern Hemisphere in action rumbling away as it erupts boiling water and steam up to 100 feet. An awesome sight. See boiling mud pools, hot water pools, steam vents, a steaming volcanic landscape.
Then its show time with the awesome Maori cultural group as they perform their traditional dances and the fearsome haka. See the elusive nocturnal Kiwi bird. An awesome two hours with New Zealand’s indigenous people and a surreal volcanic wonderland experience.
Private Tour Price $664 – excludes entry fees
(NZ$83 per person, based on 8 people & 6-hour tour)
entry fees | adult $71 | child 5 -15 yrs $43 | we arrange all bookings and entry times
After pick up from Tauranga Port, we tour downtown Mount Maunganui New Zealand’s most popular holiday destination and voted the best beach in NZ. We visit a working Kiwifruit orchard. See stunning scenery, orchards, lush dairy farms, pine forests, and lakes as we make our way to Rotorua. On our arrival at ‘Te Puia’ we experience a traditional Maori welcome, followed by a cultural performance that showcase’s traditional Maori dance, songs and the famous haka, pre-European Maori village, wood carving, and flax weaving. As we explore the park we get close up to erupting geysers, boiling mud and hot water pools, steam vents. A steaming volcanic landscape.
We visit the enchanting Redwood Forest, Rotorua’s Lakefront and highlights, Government Gardens and the historical architectural gem of the Elizabethan Spa Bath House. We stop for delicious lunch at a delightful cafe (own cost). We complete our tour by returning to Port via the Old Scenic Rotorua to Tauranga State Highway passing through Tauranga City, over the Harbour Bridge to your waiting ship on time on board well before sailing hour.