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Shore Excursion: Fully Guided Rotorua Sightseeing Tour including Tauranga and Mt Maunganui
"You will have an overview of Mount Maunganui before departing for Rotorua. Kiwi 360 Kiwi Country Store and  Visitor centre. Okere Falls watch River rafting and native walk through fauna. Visit the stunning Redwood Forest and Blue Lake. In Rotorua vi ""The Living Maori Village"" before enjoying a fantastic cultural performance including song and dance. Lunch at the Lakeside Cafe (additional cost) next to beautiful Lake Rotorua. Drive through the picturesque Government Gardens and past the historic Bl Rotorua Museum and Polynesian Spa. We return through farmland & forest with spectacular views of Tauranga & Mt. Maunganui. Visit Mossop's Honey for tasting gifts & ice cream (optional & time permitting). Spectacular views of the area from 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.""""This is an entry level full day tour for visitors wanting an awesome day sightseeing all the local attractions including Rotorua
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Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Morning Tour
"After morning pickup from your Rotorua hotel travel about 25 minutes in a comfortable minivan to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland taking in the sight of farmland and forests as you drive.Upon arrival at Wai-O-Tapu your experienced guide leads you along well-marked paths to reach a series of brilliantly colored natural pools of steaming hot water that bubble with geothermal activity. Hear a morning presentation about the Lady Knox Geyser and watch the daily eruptio orange and turquoise colors. Your guide also points out examples of how the native bush regenerated after the eruption. As you take in bubbling mud pools steaming lakes and more you’ll understand why Wai-O-Tapu is considered one of the world’s most surreal places.Expect a leisurely walk along wide trails with plenty of time for photo ops and informative commentary from your guide. Feel free to ask any questions that you
From NZD149.00
 
Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Full-Day Tour
"Your day trip takes you through forestry and farmland to New Zealand's largest boiling mud pool and a series of colorful hot springs at Wai-O-Tapu. After seeing the Lady Knox geyser erupt you'll take a short drive to the Waimangu volcanic valley where your guide will tell you about the Mt Tarawera eruption which blew open this spectacular bush-covered geothermal park. Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Lake Rotokakahi (Green Lake) are amazingly clear and colorful lakes and their gorgeous scenery make them a favorite stop for visitors. You'll also visit the Buried Village the site of a Maori village that was destroyed during the Tarawera volcanic eruption. You'll then take a walk through beautiful native bush to a waterfall and the Lake Tarawera lookout."
From NZD284.00

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A really interesting and historical trip

This is really interesting, The story of the eruption of the mountain and the aftermath is great, and the sight of a sewing machine lodged up a tree is different.The pink and white terraces story also...
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stevemt
Jun 29, 2007

Feel the Power of Nature at the Buried Village

It is described as New Zealand's Pompeii. Whereas Pompeii, buried by an eruption of Vesuvius, was a big city, Te Wairoa was a small but growing village, being the gateway to the then famous Pink and...
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Kakapo2
Feb 05, 2007

Buried Village is worth exploring

The Buried Village was an interesting place to check out. We got lost a bit on the ride over but it was worth the visit. There are a bunch of houses, the area where the hotel was and old bottles that...
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MLW20
Aug 11, 2006

Te Wairoa Stream and Falls

After wandering through the remains of the buried village, take the path along the beautiful Te Wairoa stream and watch the wild rainbow trout hovering in the currents. This short walk (maybe half an...
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allikat
Mar 25, 2006

The Buried Village

In 1886, Mount Tarawera erupted, and in doing so completely obliterated the village of Te Wairoa and the "Eighth Wonder of the World" ~ the Pink and White Terraces.Nothing remains of the Terraces,...
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allikat
Mar 25, 2006

Burried Village

This was a Maori village that was famous for its White and Pink Terraces. A volcanic explosion burried the whole village, but they are excavating it now. On the way over to the Burried Village from...
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didgeridorien
Mar 16, 2006

Buried Village

This is a traditional Maori village (Te Wairoa ) which was one of three villages buried in the 1886 Mt Tarawera eruption which claimed 153 lives. The village sits one mile from Lake Tarawera and 15...
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keeweechic
Feb 27, 2006

Wairere Falls

Located within the Te Wairoa Buried Village complex is one of the nicest falls we saw on our trip to the North Island, and it was Wairere Falls. This set of falls is started by a small creek, but has...
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ATXtraveler
Aug 06, 2005

Buried Village of Te Wairoa

One of the most historical things you can do when you go to Rotorua is to visit the Buried Village. Rotorua used to be the starting point for visitors to come when they were on their way to see the...
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ATXtraveler
Aug 06, 2005

Buried Village

We didn't plan to visit the Village, we didn't know about it we spotted a sign and decided to have a look.This is an amazing place, really strange walking through a village which was lived in but...
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Lozza_9
Feb 07, 2005

Buried Village

This was a very intresting place to visit, to learn what had happend to the village before and after the eruption of the volcano.Violent and unexpected, the erution of the Tarawera volcano, during the...
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DONBURGESS
Oct 30, 2004

THE BURIED VILLAGE

I have been to The Buried Village twice in my many trips to Rotorua, once when I was 13 and again when I was 26. In that time there was the welcome addition to the village excavations of a museum...
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kiwigal_1
Oct 18, 2004
 
 
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Things to Do Near Rotorua

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Blue Baths

When you go visit the Rotorua Museum, you also get free admission to the Blue Baths, which is still in the same complex. The Blue Baths used to be a fully functioning swimming area, until interest...
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Polynesian Spa

We do enjoy going there - the facilties are great, however had a bad experience with a very rude staff member. When they ask you where you are from this person made an inappropriate comment about our...
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Lake Rotorua

Lake Rotorua is a volcanic crater lake and is the second larest in the North Island after Lake Taupo. The town of Rotorua is located on the southern shore. Fishing is popular activity as are...
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Mount Tarawera

Mount Tarawera is an impressive dormant volcano near Rotorua. On 10 June 1886 it erupted with tremendous force and killed 153 people. The entire volcano is on Maori land and is considered sacred...
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Te Puia

A visit to the Pohutu Geyser is a must when staying in Rotorua.It is situated in the Whakarewarewa thermal valley.The largest of several geysers within the valley which erupts on average once or twice...
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Rotorua Museum & Government Gardens

The Rotorua Museum of Art and History is housed in the old Bath House building, located in the Government Gardens. The museum opened in 1969 in the south wing of the old building followed by the Art...
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Getting to Rotorua

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Tarawera Rd, R.D.5 Rotorua.

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