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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Private Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Whakarewarewa Maori Cultural Village

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USD 289.88
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    What to Expect
    Meet your private guide at pickup once your cruise ship pulls into port in Tauranga, and relax during the 1.5-hour scenic drive to the Wai-O-Tapu thermal wonderland of Rotorua, home to some of New Zealand's most stunning volcanic features.

    You can choose among several well-defined 30- to 75-minute walking tracks that wind over uneven terrain past bubbling springs of vibrant hues ranging from turquoise to olive-green. See the Mud Pool at the site of a former mud volcano and stroll by the mineral-rich waters of the Champagne Pool. Don’t miss the daily eruption of the Lady Knox Geyser, which ejects hot water up to heights of 33 to 66 feet (10 to 20 meters) from its conical white mound.

    Continue on by private vehicle to Whakarewarewa, the living Maori village. Learn about Maori customs and traditions on a guided tour, including how the hot springs and steaming vents have been used for centuries to cook food. Watch for Pohutu Geyser, which spurts 100 feet (30 meters) into the air up to 20 times a day.

    You'll have plenty of time for photo ops and a lunch break (own expense) before your full-day shore excursion ends with a return to your cruise ship at the Port of Tauranga.

    Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Tauranga port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Outside the Port of Tauranga main pedestrian gate
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Driver/guide
    • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not suitable for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
    • Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes
    • Please bring sun protection and a light jacket for cooler weather
    • Pricing is per group
    • Max 5 per group
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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