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Rotorua (Tauranga)

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  • Tauranga is the center of a large citrus and sub tropical fruit-growing area and is a favorite base for deep-sea anglers. Across the harbor is the major port for the region, Mt Maunganui, which is also the major overseas outlet for the vast timber industry established in the center of the North Island. Tauranga has become a rendezvous for thousands of holiday makers to whom the lure of its sun-baked sands and sparkling waters prove an irresistible attraction.

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 240 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

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  • Executive Collection Half Day Minibus

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 12 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      4 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      TAU-M04
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 8 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      10 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      TAU-V10
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 2 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      8 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      TAU-C08
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 2 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      10 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      TAU-C10
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 2 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      4 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      TAU-C04
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Minibus

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 12 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      8 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      TAU-M08
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Minibus

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 12 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      10 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      TAU-M10
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 8 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      4 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      TAU-V04
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 8 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      8 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      TAU-V08
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Hells Gate Mud Bath Retreat

    Relax in a revitalizing mud bath at Hells Gate thermal park and enjoy lunch cooked in a mud pool, an unusual method that the native Maori use.

    After departing from the pier, you will settle in for an immensely scenic drive inland to Hells Gate, a place of healing and revitalization where the native Maori have lived for centuries. New Zealand’s only Maori-owned thermal park, Hells Gate features geothermal mud baths, steaming fumaroles, a mud volcano and the Southern Hemisphere’s largest hot waterfall.

    During the introductory tour of Hells Gate, you will learn about its history and cultural importance to the Maori. You will also have the opportunity to feel the different types of geothermal mud, which have been used to treat arthritis, rheumatism and burns. The mud is even used to cook food.

    In fact, you will be served lunch cooked in a steamed pot in one of the hot pools. The method is a variation of cooking in a “hangi” or earth oven, which the Maori traditionally do with heated rocks. The exact meal will be determined upon arriving, but it typically includes chicken, prawns, mussels, corn and a locally cultivated sweet potato known as kumara.

    Following lunch, you will ease into a mud bath at the spa complex. The heated, nutrient-rich mud will feel silky smooth as it naturally exfoliates, detoxifies and polishes your skin. You will emerge from the mud bath thoroughly relaxed and wonderfully revitalized. Afterwards, you will return to the pier.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      6 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      TAU-WT1
    • Activity Level

      Regent Choice
  • Maori Culture Highlights

    Experience traditional Maori life in a nearby local village, where you will listen to storytellers, watch crafts being made by hand, and enjoy a cultural performance.

    After departing from the pier with a local Maori guide, you will drive toward one of the area's local tribal villages. Following a traditional welcome, you will be graciously shown around the village, which steadfastly embraces its heritage. Many of the buildings are adorned with intricate totem-like figures, while others are constructed with traditional materials. The village’s authentic meetinghouse or “marae” is one of the more sacred buildings, and Maori storytellers often gather here to regale visitors with ancient legends.

    You will also have the opportunity to watch the villagers create handmade crafts, including items carved from indigenous totara trees. Carving is especially significant to the Maori as they knew nothing of writing until the 19th century and have always expressed themselves and honored their culture through carved works of art.

    Before leaving, you’ll enjoy a tea break, after which you will drive to nearby Minden Lookout, if the weather permits. From this vantage point here, you will enjoy a stunning view of the Bay of Plenty and perhaps even see steam rising off the active volcanic on White Island in the distance. Afterwards, you will return to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of easy walking/standing over mostly flat surfaces. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      4 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      TAU-006
    • Activity Level

      Light Activity /Walking Minimal Activity Required
  • The Rotorua Experience

    Explore a thriving center of breathtaking thermal activity and traditional Maori culture during this scenic, full-day visit to the historic spa town of Rotorua.

    Depart the pier for the drive south from the early-1900s town of Tauranga to Te Puke, the world's largest kiwifruit growing region. This small furry fruit, once known as the Chinese gooseberry, has done a great deal to boost the area's prosperity.

    Passing through Rotorua, you’ll next find yourself at Te Puia, home to the internationally renowned spouting Pohutu geyser’ Te Puia also boasts silica terraces, pools of boiling mud and dramatic steam vents. During your visit, you’ll see young Maori apprentices being taught the ancient art of carving and weaving before discovering the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, Rotorua's largest and best known thermal area. Exploration of the site is on foot as you pass boiling mud pools and the soaring Pohutu geyser. This incredible display of nature's raw force provides insight into the awesome natural forces at work below. Keep an eye out for the native Kiwi bird, New Zealand's national symbol. Then, enter the sacred marae and enjoy a Maori performance, including the famous 'haka' war dance, before making your way into the Wharekai for your hangi-inspired lunch.

    At the conclusion of lunch, you’ll re-board your coach and make the approximately 90-minute drive back to Tauranga and the ship.

    Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking with approximately one-half mile of pathways at Te Puia which is along paved and well maintained tracks. Drive time is approximately 3 hours. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Lightweight, comfortable clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, closed-toe walking shoes are recommended.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      6 1/2 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      TAU-008
    • Activity Level

      Regent Choice
  • Hobbiton Movie Set

    Tour the movie set where much of the blockbuster “Lord of the Rings” trilogy was filmed and visit many of the famed landmarks that appeared in the movies and books.

    Departing from the pier, you will drive inland towards Matamata, taking in the bucolic scenery of the emerald-green Waikato region along the way. The land is exceptionally fertile and much of it is devoted to private farms.

    In time, you will arrive at Hobbiton, a sheep and cattle farm whose terrain was altered in the late 1990s to accommodate filming for the “Lord of the Rings” movie trilogy. Dozens of hobbit holes were created, bridges and buildings were constructed, and Barberry hedges and trees were planted. It was an enormous undertaking and at the peak of filming, 400 people worked at Hobbiton, a lush setting so unusual that it still looks like a fantasyland.

    While touring the movie set, you will visit the thatched-roof mill, double-arched bridge, Party Tree, and Green Dragon Inn, all of which are well-known to fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy novels and the movies based on them. You might also have your photo taken at the entrance of one of the holes where the merry yet shy, Hobbits lived.

    Afterwards, you will relax over a cup of tea before driving back to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 90 minutes of walking/standing on uneven gravel paths. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing, sun cap, sunglasses and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      5 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      TAU-007
    • Activity Level

      Regent Choice
  • Tauranga Highlights & Wine Tasting

    Discover the historic sites of scenic Tauranga during this delightful half-day orientation tour of the city and enjoy a taste of New Zealand award winning wines at a local winery.

    Depart the pier for the drive across Tauranga Harbour to Tauranga, the principal city of the Bay of Plenty. Tauranga's founders, a group of 19th-century missionaries, left a legacy of well-planned parks and gardens for the benefit of future residents and visitors. You will pass by the Monmouth Redoubt en route to the Elms Mission House, built in 1847 by Archdeacon Brown. Upon arrival, you will take a guided walking tour through this historic Georgian-styled home and surrounding gardens.

    Next, you will embark on a scenic drive through Tauranga and past Gate Pa, where the last major battle between the British and Maori people took place in 1864. From the Minden Lookout, you will take in panoramic views and photo opportunities over the Bay of Plenty.

    A visit will then be made to the charming Mills Reef Winery, where you will be invited to sample some award-winning wines.

    Following your wine-tasting, you will re-board your coach for the return drive through the Matapihi Peninsula, then on to the pier and ship.

    Please note: This tour involves approximately 500 yards of walking over flat surfaces. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      3 1/2 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      TAU-005
    • Activity Level

      Minimal Activity Required
  • Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland

    A scenic drive through the kiwifruit orchards of Te Puke begins your tour as you travel to Rotorua. Originally established as a spa town before the turn of the century, Rotorua today remains a thriving center of thermal activity and traditional Maori culture.

    Your first stop is at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. Wai-O-Tapu translates to Sacred Waters and a visit here makes it clear how the name came to be. Upon arrival at this award-winning attraction, you will be presented with three options available to you for your independent exploration. The wide range of features found at the site include geysers, mud pools, mineral traces, colorful hot and cold pools and steaming volcanic lakes. One of the more famous attractions at the Reserve is the pristine Champagne Pool. Marvel at the incredible palette of vibrant hues displayed in the pools, lakes and craters, and enjoy the melodic sounds of birds singing in the native forest.

    Reboard your motorcoach for a brief 30 minute drive to Lake Rotorua. At the Rotorua lakefront you may see a variety of water fowl including ducks and graceful black swans as well as several local landmarks. Board the Lakeland Queen for a delicious buffet lunch cruise. The Lakeland Queen is a locally built, shallow draft, stern driven vessel - similar to a Mississippi River Boat and ideal for Lake Rotorua's shallow waters. During your lake cruise, enjoy a unique performance from a Maori cultural group.

    Following lunch, you'll travel to Rainbow Springs for a guided tour. This marvelous park is set in a natural environment of beautiful native bush, trees, plants and flowers, with tranquil crystal clear waters that flow from subterranean springs. In addition to being home to an impressive collection of Rainbow trout, the Park also houses a vast array of native birds, including the kiwi, New Zealand's national bird. Just one of the many fascinating features of the Park is the Tuatara - New Zealand's living dinosaur. Dating back to the early Triassic period, the Tuatara has survived for over 100 million years, possible only because New Zealand became separated from other land masses and the Tuatara had no natural predators. Regrettably, rats were introduced to New Zealand and these rodents have served to devastate the Tuatara population, making them an endangered species. In addition to the fine displays of nature, Rainbow Springs also serves to preserve New Zealand's national heritage.

    Afterwards, you’ll travel back to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes significant walking and/or standing and may not be suitable for wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Comfortable flat walking shoes and caps are recommended. The order of the sites visited may be reversed. This tour does not operate with a separate guide, but rather with a driver/guide.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      9 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      TAU-004
    • Activity Level

      Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Rotorua - Geysers and Maori Culture

    Explore a thriving center of breathtaking thermal activity and traditional Maori culture during this scenic, full-day visit to the historic spa town of Rotorua.

    Depart the pier for the drive south from the early-1900s town of Tauranga to Te Puke, the world's largest kiwifruit growing region. Upon arrival in Rotorua, a visit will be made to the Agrodome to watch the country's best-trained champion rams parade on stage, and a sheep-shearing demonstration. The highly-trained sheep dogs will finish the show with a display of sheep mustering.

    Drive past the Rotorua lakefront where you may see a variety of waterfowl, including ducks and graceful black swans as well as several local landmarks before arriving at the Skyline Gondola terminal. Here, you’ll embark one of the aerial gondolas for an awesome ride up the side of Mount Ngongotaha, enjoying panoramic vistas of Lake Rotorua, the city and surrounding areas. Arriving at the top of the mountain, the Skyline Restaurant with its unparalleled views is where you’ll be treated to a delicious buffet lunch. During lunch, a local Maori “Kapa Haka” group will entertain you by performing many traditional action songs, including the “haka,” a fierce, challenging dance which is accompanied by a chant.

    After lunch visit Te Puia, the home to the internationally renowned spouting Pohutu geyser and boasts silica terraces, pools of boiling mud and dramatic steams vents but best of all, your guide is a Maori who is keen to share the fascinating local lore and legends of this wonderful country. You will then view the reserve's fascinating re-creation of an early Maori village, and also have time to purchase souvenirs in the gift shop, including traditional Maori carvings.

    At Te Puia's Maori Arts & Crafts Institute, where for the past 45 years, visitors have enjoyed this unique journey into the Maori's rich heritage. Their mission is all about preserving the ancient skills and rich culture of the Maori, and to that end, young people from across New Zealand are selected as apprentices. Here, the students learn skills ranging from carving to weaving, along with creating flax skirts and patterned bodices, and you will see all this at close hand. A strong sulfur smell, a product of the intense thermal activity, will fill the air. Remember to bring your cameras on this exciting geothermal experience.

    Following your tour, you will re-board your coach for the 1.5-hour return drive to the pier.

    Please note: This tour involves approximately 3 hours of total driving time. The order of sites visited may vary.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      8 3/4 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      TAU-002
    • Activity Level

      Moderate Activity/Walking Minimal Activity Required Regent Choice

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. Concierge benefits do not apply to Executive Collection private cars or other private arrangements. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children 17 years and under must be accompanied by a an adult 18 years or older on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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