Tauranga NZ Shore Excursions

  The best New Zealand Tauranga and Rotorua small group tours shore excursions.

SIGHTSEEING for Whakarewarewa authentic living geothermal Maori Village and Te Puia geothermal wonders arts and culture

We are leaving the port of Tauranga and you are traveling as part of a small group shore excursion tour with Willem (owner/operator) of StroosNewZealandTours. You can sit back relax and enjoy the stunning scenery while listening to Willem’s informative commentary on these tours. No hassles, the minibus is air-conditioned and is extremely comfortable and the best way to travel with a small group. Tauranga to Rotorua shore excursion or, from Rotorua includes some sightseeing. For sure we will stop at a kiwifruit place! Here I will show you and explain as much as possible about growing and maintaining a kiwifruit orchard, also included here a free tasting of delicious kiwifruit.
Rotorua highlights will be on the Itinerary as well hot mud pools, hot water springs, steam vents, geothermal geyser, Maori Culture, traditional geothermal hangi lunch, government gardens with historic buildings like the Elizabeth Tudor style Rotorua Museum, Mediterranean – style Blue Baths, Polynesian spa pools, miscellaneous old style club buildings and hot water Rachel springs.
We also drive along the Lake Rotorua waterfront and you can enjoy the pictures lake views and park-like environment.
Extra sightseeing*can be native New Zealand rainforest, green and blue lake, Kuirau parks hot water lake, city center, coastal drive.

This is the most economical Tauranga to Rotorua shore tour and easy to control your budget. All you have to do is for some attractions you purchase your own tickets on the day.  You do not have to because some of the other locations are for free and still have a great New Zealand experience. We can drop you off and pick you up at 4 different locations and 5 different options. All of these attractions are family friendly they have individual, senior and family prices. ONE very important advice be back in time at the agreed location and time if there is a problem call me on my mobile. Book direct on our website or email us for more information and always check for availability at stroostours.nz@gmail.com

The authentic living village. Guided tour through the Maori village and geothermal area.

  • Traditional geothermal Hangi lunch included.
  • Including Thee, Coffee or water.
  • Maori concert and culture
  • Pohutu geyser
  • Fumaroles and hot water springs
  • Green stone carving
  • Local shop
  • More Maori art and culture
  • Friendly and relaxed atmosphere

A top Rotorua attraction.

  • Geothermal
  • Puhutu geyser
  • Maori culture
  • Kiwi bird
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Good Café/Restaurant.

Tours 3A and 3B are in the same location – great family day

  • Gondola
  • Luge
  • Zip Line
  • High-Adrenaline swing and more
  • Great views
  • Cafe/Restaurant facilities

3A and 3B Similar Location- great family day out!

  • Kiwi bird Encounter
  • Free flight bird show enjoy NZ birds
  • Reptiles, fish and nz native bush
  • Big splash ride
  • Animal Park
  • Good restaurant/Café.

Go your own way, all in walking distance – most is free.

  • Rotorua Lake front
  • Government gardens
  • Rotorua Museum*
  • Mediterranean style Blue Bahts*
  • Polynesian Spa Pools*
  • Rachel spings
  • Kuirau geothermal park – hot springs, boiling mud & water, hot lake.
  • Shops
  • Bars
  • Restaurants/Cafés.
  • *Beautiful buildings located in the gardens. To utilise you have to pay admission fee.


Enjoy the sightseeing from the port of Tauranga to Rotorua and the commentary with your experienced driver/guide. Time permitted we stop at kiwi fruit orchard, Rotorua highlights, scenic drive, lakes, farmland, Mount Maunganui beach and more depending on the available time (arrival/departure of your cruise ship).

Price per person: NZD $79                                          Duration 5 to 6 hrs.


A guided tour through the geothermal valley Maori village is included. Your guide will be one of the local Maori guides. Also included is a 30 minutes’ Maori cultural show by the locals and a traditional geothermal Maori hangi lunch.


*We visit the one and only living Maori authentic geothermal village and valley
* Total 3Geysers.
*Green Stone carver on site.
*Small gift shop.
* Maori tattoo artist on site.
* Traditional geothermal Maori Hangi lunch coffee, tea or water included
*Geothermal information site. (NIWA)
*Kiwifruit orchard incl. free tasting
*Rotorua City highlights

The difference:

A concert, lunch included no kiwi bird, great value for money.


Whakarewarewa $139 per person  Children (4-14) NZD$125

Te Puia

Explore Te Whakarewarewa geothermal area a 60-hectare Geothermal Valley. A guided tour is available and included.



*A Kiwi House & Viewing Enclosure
*Traditional Māori Carving and Weaving
*Māori Art & History
*A model Pre-European Māori Village and sacred Marae
*Taonga Gallery and Gift Shop
*Café on site.*Rotorua City highlight


The difference:

Kiwi bird, arts, and crafts, more variety, no concert, and lunch included, however, you can book the concert on the day. Well-known attraction.


Te Puia $149 per person      Children (4-14) NZD$130

Wai O Tapu – Thermal Wonderland

A Wonderland of stunning Geothermal activity. Thousands of years in the making this thermal wonderland is a spectacular showcase of New Zealand’s most colourful and unique elements sculpted by thousands of years volcanic activity. Great value a tour you never will forget, one of the best. We also will do some extra sightseeing rural, city highlights, lakes and nature.

Adults NZD$139         Children NZD$113 ( 5 to 15)     Family (2 +3) NZD$ 179

Email us for more information and availability.