Discover the natural wonderland of Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty with a private guide
The Bay of Plenty and Rotorua is filled with stunning natural beauty. We will visit some of the out of the way spots that not everyone knows about and see environments you might not have seen before. No large crowds or big buses on this tour.
- Stunning white sandy beaches
- Lush green countryside and deep forested gorges
- Native NZ bush - learn about unique NZ plants
- Gushing waterfalls and beautiful lakes
- See boiling hot springs
- Visit the largest boiling mudpool volcano site in New Zealand
- Soak your feet in a natural hot spring
- Take an eco walk to the largest single source of boiling water in New Zealand
- Swim in thermal hot springs (optional extra)
See. . smell. . and hear the natural beauty of this stunning country.
** This tour is for maximum of 8 passengers but I can accommodate larger groups. Please get in touch for a quote **
After collecting you at the Port or from your accommodation we take a drive along the coast before heading inland to the geothermal heart of Rotorua. Along the way you will pass kiwi fruit and avocado orchards and lush countryside dotted with pine forests.
In Rotorua we visit the site of the largest mud volcano and the hottest spring water in New Zealand. You will see an amazing hot waterfall and get a chance to dip your feet in a natural hot spring. You can even take a soak in the healing mineral waters of Rotorua.
After a quick tour of Rotorua City including the beautiful Government Gardens and Rotorua Lake, we head back to Tauranga via steep gorges and spectacular countryside. A day of natural wonder to leave lasting impressions of the uniqueness of New Zealand.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you right at the Tauranga Port Gates exit and I will have a sign with your name on it.
If you are staying in local accommodation, I will meet you in the lobby or reception area.
End location: I will drop you right back to the Port gates or your accommodation.
Duration: 6 hours
Tour times can be adjusted to suit the arrival/departure times of the ship if necessary.
All vehicles are comfortable, modern, clean and fully air-conditioned. All vehicles are Passenger Service Vehicles and fully comply with NZ Transport regulations.
6 passenger Estima Minivan. (Best for up to 5 guests but can take 6 Adults)
8 passenger VW Caravelle (6-8 guests)
Larger mini buses and coaches are available on request. Please ask for a quote.
- Pickup and drop off Tauranga Port or local accommodation
- Fully guided tour
- Air conditioned vehicles
- All entrance fees
- Bottled water
- Free Wifi in vehicles
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 NZD - For lunch and snacks.
Optional Mineral Pool bathing NZ$20
This tour has no extra, however you might want to bring some cash for your personal expenses.
This tour is quoted for a group of 8 people however I can take larger groups. Please contact me if you require a larger vehicle.
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Susanna was just great, we saw the kiwi, bird and fruit, she drove us to hells gate which was a big experience and the tour was just great.All our requests were more than fullfilled, I highly recommend Susanna as "The Guide" , thank you so much
Malou Crauser Dax