Rotorua tours. Tauranga shore excursions.

Deluxe Rotorua Geothermal Valley

and Polynesian Spa Hot Pools

with lunch

Small group shore excursion from Tauranga port

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Departure Time: 09.00am

Tour departure time will be adjusted to accomodate arrival/departure times of your cruise ship if needed.

This excursion is solely for cruise ship passengers.

Tour Description:

Your driver/guide will meet you in the morning at the port of Tauranga and drive you along the beautiful coastline of Mount Maunganui.  Take in the breathtaking scenery, abundance of coffee shops, small boutiques and one of the best beaches in New Zealand.  We leave the beach and head into the countryside taking in the sights along the way. See kiwifruit orchards, stunning lakes, deep dark forestry and the first hints of the geothermal area we are heading too.

"Te Whakarewarewa Valley" 

Here you will experience the very best of Rotorua and stop at the Whakarewarewa Valley. You will have an official Maori guide in order to experience this fascinating tour of the valley intimately. See erupting geysers, bubbling mud pools, and hot mineral springs and take your seats for a Maori cultural performance like no other, hear the traditional song and dance including the fearsome Haka, performed by NZ Sporting teams. A show not to be missed. Experience the sights, smells and observe first-hand a unique cultural way of living among geothermal wonders. Learn about a culture that is steeped in history, traditions and cultures that span hundreds of years. You'll also gain insight into the features of Maori carvings and structures which have deep cultural significance, and of course observe the legendary Pōhutu Geyser. This is the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere which can erupt to a height of 100 feet (30-meters) and as often as 20 times per day.

"Deluxe Lunch Included"

After our morning experiences we relax with a two-course lunch at one of Rotorua's highly regarded restaurants with unlimited teas and coffee and a choice of menu.

"The Polynesian Spa Hot Pools"

You will then move on to the next venue The Polynesian Spa. An internationally acclaimed spa facility, so you can pamper yourself in hot mineral pools.  The Spa is a geothermal bathing and soul soothing retreat. Renowned for its healing waters and decadent therapies, discover why people have flocked to these waters since the 1800s. Here you can experience the private elite facilities of the geothermal hot mineral waters, which are sourced from two natural springs and feed into 28 hot mineral pools. Three Priest slightly acidic mineral hot pools spring waters relieve tired muscles, aches and pains, while three cascading alkaline waters of the Rachel Spring nourish the skin. Soak in 40oC alkaline mineral hot pools while overlooking Lake Rotorua. Reflexology walkways to stimulate pressure points in your feet that correspond to all major body areas - encouraging energy and blood flow throughout your body. There is spacious changing rooms and showers with private cubicle.

Please don't forget to bring your swimwear and towel for a luxurious, relaxing day to remember!

You will be returned back to your ship in plenty of time after a decadent day of discovery and luxury pleasures.  Time to say we will wish you bon voyage and safe travel.


World's Best Mineral & Hot Springs Spa and Oceania's Best Day Spa



  • Culture & Pamper Tour

  • Geothermal Boiling pools

  • Small group air conditioned vehicle

  • Personal Driver/guide with on board commentary

  • Instant Confirmation



  • Entrance fees with Cultural performance

  • Two-course lunch with choice of menu followed with unlimited tea or coffee

  • Port pickup and drop-off

  • Cold Bottled water

  • Guaranteed return to ship on time every time!

  • This tour includes pickup, transport, entrance fees to both Whakarewarewa Valley and the Polynesian Spa.

  • Official Whakarewarewa Valley Maori guide is included.

  • Adult $180.00NZD - Minimum age is 12 yrs and above.

  • Cold bottled water,

  • Pick up and return drop off back at the wharf.

Shore Excursions cancellation policy:

  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

  • Please note if your ship changes time of arrival or departure time we may change the tour time to accommodate the new times, Please check email/text/phone within 24hrs of tour departure! (please give email/phone number you will be using on vacation/holiday)