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From Tauranga: Rotorua and Maori Village Shore Excursion

1. From Tauranga: Rotorua and Maori Village Shore Excursion

Travel to Rotorua from Tauranga on a shore excursion, discovering the highlights of the area, with snacks and refreshments provided. Begin with a drive to Mount Maunganui and learn about the region from your guide. Step back in time at Te Puia Maori Village, built above geothermal land, which is home to the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere. Learn about original settlers' tales, and visit the Maori Arts and Crafts school operating on the property. Visit the onsite Kiwi enclosure for your chance to see the native Kiwi bird. Head next to Rotorua Lake – the second-largest lake on the North Island. Journey back to Tauranga and visit an established Kiwifruit Orchard with a sampling room and free ice cream.

Tongariro Self-Guided Audio Tour

2. Tongariro Self-Guided Audio Tour

Download a vibrant MP3 self-guided audio tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area of your tour. Explore the stunningly beautiful and popular area of Tongariro which is made up of 3 volcanic peaks. In this audio tour, learn about the volcanic activity and the craters that are found in the area like the Red, Central and North Crater. This 7-hour hike will tell you about Māori myths and legends as you walk along this legendary area that was also made famous by the filming of The Lord of the Rings. You will also see the Lower Mangatepopo Valley, Mount Ruapehu, Soda Springs, Upper Mangatepopo Valley, Ngauruhoe Summit, the Oturere Valley Lookout, the Emerald Lakes, Blue Lake, Lake Rotoaira with North Views, Ketetahi Springs, and the Totara Forest. Your tour. Your way.

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What people are saying about Blue Lake

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.

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

An excellent option for the wonderful hike in Tongariro! I strongly advise everyone, as long as they understand English well.

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