Tauranga Cruise Excursion - Rotorua Explorer

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Price is AU$91 per adult


Free cancellation available
Printed voucher
Instant confirmation
Selective hotel pickup
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected
Social distancing


  • Self-guided discovery of the top attractions of Rotorua
  • Sights include thermal Te Puia & the Rotorua Lakefront
  • Convenient transport to Rotorua's dynamic city centre
  • Chance to visit world-famous geothermal Polynesian spa
  • Flexibility to spend time as you choose on your itinerary

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Explore Rotorua - Self Guided Tour

Free cancellation

Live Commentary in English.

Languages available: English
Starting time: 10:00 am

Price details

Price is AU$90.04 per ticket, price for 1 Adult is AU$90.04


Price is AU$90.04

What's included, what's not

  • What's includedHop-on hop-off tour of Rotorua
  • What's includedReturn transport to and from Tauranga port
  • What's excludedAdmission fees
  • What's excludedMeals and drinks

Know before you book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary provided they do not occupy their own seat.
  • Admission fees are not included. However, you will be provided with 10% discount vouchers for all attractions.
  • During your free time in Rotorua, you may choose to visit the Agrodome on your own. The coach will stop to pick you up on the way back to Tauranga.
  • This tour is specifically designed for cruise ship passengers.
  • If you are not on a Cruise Ship you cannot do this tour

What you can expect

Head south from Tauranga to visit the volcanic city of Rotorua, travelling through farmland where kiwifruits are grown, and seeing the forests and lakes of New Zealand's North Island. Once in Rotorua, create your own itinerary and take advantage of a convenient hop-on hop-off bus route.

Once you've arrived in Rotorua, the coach begins a circuit covering 5 locations in the area. The coach visits each stop 4 times throughout the day, giving you the freedom to choose how much time to spend in each area. Locations include:

  • Te Puia
  • Rotorua City Centre - Information Centre
  • Rotorua Lake Front
  • Polynesian Spa
  • Skyline Rotorua - also adjacent to Rainbow Springs

You will be given a full info sheet on the day with a timetable that suits your tour departure time, which does vary from ship to ship.

On your return journey to Tauranga, the coach takes a different route, through forests, deep valley gorges, and past sheep and deer farms. Arrive in Tauranga and get dropped off at your cruise ship.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Individually wrapped food options available
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Activity Location

  • Rotorua

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Tauranga Port
    • 2 Salisbury Avenue
    • Tauranga Bay Of Plenty 3116

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