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Extra Excursions

  •   Destination: Bay of Plenty

  •   Duration: 1 Day

Check out some of our other Tour options around the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and Rotorua. You can use these extra excursions to tailor make a customised tour just for you! Some of our most popular extra excursions include:

  • The Skyline Rotorua [ Gondola and Luge Rides ]
  • Agrodome [ A unique amazing sheep and dog show ]
  • Hells Gate Mud Spa, Rotorua [ Rotorua’s largest Geothermal field and experience mud and spa baths ]
  • Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Rotorua [ Has the largest area of thermal activity in the Taupo Volcanic Zone ]
  • Rotorua Canopy Tours [ New Zealand’s only native forest zipline canopy tour ]
  • Rotorua Railway [ Drive your own rail car along a 19 km scenic rail journey ]
  • Agroventures Adventure Park, Rotorua
  • Okere Falls [ White Water Rafting ]

Our Varied Tour Options

Apart from our three main tours, the Rotorua & Geo-Thermal Wonderland Tour, the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour and the Waitomo Caves Tour, we also have a number of other attractions around the Bay of Plenty and Rotorua for you to choose from.

You can sometimes combine these with one of our main tours, or request a tailor made private tour. Please email us to discuss your preferences and prices.

The Rotorua Skyline

During a visit to Rotorua it is An Awesome Experience to take a gondola ride up Mt Ngongotaha to enjoy spectacular panoramic views over Lake Rotorua and the surrounding geothermal areas.

You can opt to take the Luge back down to the bottom of the Mount. The Luge is a unique wheeled gravity ride that provides riders full control over their descent. You can take off downhill on your Luge cate through twists and turns on the purpose built tracks that descend through Redwood forests.

Hells Gate Mud Spa, Rotorua

Visiting the Hells Gate Mud Spa is a real New Zealand experience. Hells Gate is Rotorua’s most active geothermal field, with 50 acres of rumbling and steaming geothermal features. At Hells Gate you will walk past steaming fumeroles and pools of boiling mud so violent that they are unnerving.

Hells Gate takes around an hour to walk through the 2.5km of natural geothermal park. You can also opt to experience Hells Gate Mud Spa where you will take the mud from the ground and massage it on to your skin before soaking in the sulphur pools – everyone is always amazed at how silky smooth their skin feels after this unique experience.

Polynesian Spa

The Polynesian Spa is located in a picturesque, tranquil setting overlooking Lake Rotorua. Here you can unwind and relax in these unique thermal pool spa’s all renowned for their therapeutic properties.

The Lake Spa at the Polynesian Spa is set at 36-42 degrees, landscaped with native flaura, overlooking Lake Rotorua. This bathing area offers a unique environment of tranquility and beauty.

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Rotorua

The Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland in Rotorua is New Zealand’s most colorful and diverse volcanic area. Here you can take a number of walks through the wonderland, with walks taking between 30 and 75 minutes. During your walk you will see colors of every tint and hue displayed in pools, lakes, craters, steam vents, mineral terraces and even the tracks you walk on..

The Champagne Pool at the Wai-O-Tapu Wonderland is unique in the world – a fifth of a hectre of bubbling, hissing water with a beautiful ochre-colored petrified edge.

The mud pools are dotted around the grounds, spitting mud into the air.

Agroventures Adventure Park, Rotorua

For the more adventurous visitors there are the thrills of the Agroventures Park in Rotorua. They offer a number of exhilarating attractions including:

  • New Zealand’s fastest jet boat known as the Agrojet
  • Rotorua’s 43m bungy jump
  • The Swoop – swing from 40m towards the ground at 130kmph
  • The Freefall e xtreme – the only wind tunnel in the southern hemisphere
  • The Zorb – rolling down the hills INSIDE a Ball ?!?

There are so many things to do at Agroventures it makes for a great day trip from your cruise ship at the Port of Tauranga. If you are looking for a slightly different shore excursion in New Zealand then this is the activity for you.

Lake Taupo Tour (time permitting)

Lake Taupo is a good two hour drive from the Port of Tauranga, through rolling New Zealand country side, farmlands and Forests. On route we pass by many scenic lakes and geothermal areas. Lake Taupo is itself a crater from one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in world history over 1,800 years ago. The Taupo eruption was recorded as far away as Rome and China where writings tell of the sun in the east being blood like due to the spread of ash.

The Huka Falls in Taupo are one of the most photographed water falls in New Zealand. Releasing 220,000litres of water over the falls per second. You can take the Huka Jet boat from the bottom of the falls, which offers a fantastic thrill ride to the base of the falls lasting half an hour.

Lake Taupo is known world-wide for its trout fishing and we can arrange for a fishing experience, time permitting. You can also stop for a swim in the Lake which is lovely and warm in the summer time, perfect for a refreshing dip before heading back to Tauranga.

If you are interested in a day tour excursion to Lake Taupo please contact us and we can help to tailor make a schedule to best suit your requirements.

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