You will see
- Geothermal sights
- Great scenery
- Kiwifruit Country Store Visitor Centre
- Maori Cultural performance
- Rotorua City
- Sheep and Farm Show
- Sheep shearing
- Stunning views from the Skyline Gondola
We start by departing from the Port of Tauranga, where we pick you up directly from your cruise ship, before travelling along the local coastal beaches, through to the township of 'Te Puke' where we firstly stop at the Kiwifruit Country Store to see and learn all about the Kiwi-fruit industry.
Then we continue our travels through New Zealand farmland, native bush & forestry, past the stunning Rotorua Lakes, into Rotorua itself. From here you get to see the 3 best Top Rated Attractions in New Zealand's tourism capital of Rotorua.
Arriving at Rotorua's only Living Maori Village, Whakarewarewa, you will first be treated to a Maori Cultural Performance show, dance and songs. After the show you will be captivated by the geothermal sights of the two largest Geysers in the Southern Hemisphere, the Hot Boiling Spring Pools, and the Bubbling Hot Mud. You've seen the photos, now see it with your own eyes. Be sure to have your camera ready! See how the Maori people use the natural geothermal wonders for cooking and bathing. Be amazed at how the Maori people live today in this unique landscape and environment.
Next we drive to the gates of Skyline Rotorua where we ride up the Gondola to the very top and Skyline restaurant. This attraction is like no other view in the Rotorua, overlooking Rotorua city itself, Lake Rotorua, and the surrounding Geothermal areas. Here we stop for lunch [your cost] Should you wish to skip lunch, then have a go at the Luge rides. We can ensure you can still fit this in on request.
Leaving Skyline Rotorua we head to another of NZ's must-see attractions - The Agrodome, set in 350 acres of fertile farmland. Take your seat for the legendary world-famous Agrodome Sheep and Farm Show. Such a fun packed hour - you will find yourself laughing at this entertaining show as you are introduced to 19 breeds of Sheep, witness live Sheep shearing, and see the talent of the farm dogs.
We then return to Tauranga by an alternative inland scenic route, through forests and farm land, deep gorges and finally across the Tauranga Harbour to rejoin your ship.
Please note that we require a minimum of 6 persons to operate this tour, if there are less than 6 persons booked on the day of the tour then we will offer you our Rotorua Highlights tour with a refund of the cost difference to you.
If you would to do this tour as an "Exclusive" tour then see the "Groups" tab and tour code TRG-G22.
- Agrodome Farm Show
- Collection and return to the ship
- Entry to Te Whakarewarewa Living Village
- Full commentary throughout
- Skyline Gondola cable car ticket
- Lunch is not included but we stop at the Gondola Skyline for lunch (your cost].
- Please report to our guide at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time of 0830. If your ship arrives later then please meet your guide as soon as possible. If you ship is departing the port before 1730 then we will start the tour earlier so we can be back in Tauranga 1 hour before sailing.
- Please note that we require a minimum of 6 persons to operate this tour, if there are less than 6 persons booked on the day of the tour then we will offer you our Rotorua Highlights tour with a refund of the cost difference to you.
- This tour does involve walking on well made paths for up to 300 metres, wheelchair users can be accommodated if they can enter a coach or minibus, folding wheelchairs can be carried in the vehicles.
Standard Tour Schedule Options
|start time||end time|
| Note: Start and end times may be adjusted |
to suit ships ETA or ETD in port
Standard Tour Charges
|Adult price||NZ $225.00|
|Child price (4 to 14 yrs)||NZ $185.00|
|Infant price (0 to 3 yrs)||NZ $89.00|
| Note: Infant ticket ensures a seat |
Without a ticket an infant may have to sit on a parents lap
|Family price (max adults 2 max children 2)||NZ $719.00|
Standard Tour Group Discounts
|11+ persons||10.00 %|
Will we have time for lunch at one of the locations?
Yes we try and give you 30 minutes at one of the locations, usually at the Skyline Rotorua where you can visit their cafe which has a good range of hot and cold snacks.
The tour starts at 0830 but our ship does not arrive in port until after 9am.
The "usual" time for this tour is 0830 to 1630 but as the cruise ships often change their times of arrival we adjust the tour start and end time to suit. If your ship arrives too late for you to meet us by 0830, then please get off the ship as soon as you can [may need to be pushy with the ship crew] and meet us as soon as you can. Please note that we aim to be back at least 30 minutes before the ships sailing time and if your ship is departing before 1700 then we will start the tour earlier that 0830, so please come of the ship early [suggest 0730] so we can update you on the tour start time. You can also contact us by email or phone the day prior to confirm details.
I see that you need a minimum of 6 persons to run this tour, can 2 of us book?
Yes, the total minimum number needed to run the tour is 6, but we combine individual bookings to make up the numbers. This is a popular tour and we usually get 6 persons on most days. If there are less than 6 then we can offer you our standard Rotorua tour and will refund the price difference.