Tauranga Geothermal Springs Excursion Reviews

Learn about the Maori culture at the fascinating Te Puia Thermal Reserve, home to a re-creation of an early Maori village, the magnificent Pohutu geyser, boiling mud pools, and the National carving and weaving school.
What a great tour..
Sail Date: February 2019
What a great tour.. We went to Te Puia and the Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, that is owned and operated by the Maori. We had a great lunch, dance show, and a great tour of the Geothermal Springs.
What a great tour.. We went to Te Puia and the Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, that is owned and operated by the Maori. We had a great lunch, dance show, and a great tour of the Geothermal Springs. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Port of Tauranga for the Rotorua region; we traveled around the Mount Maunganui inner harbor then ...
Sail Date: January 2019
Port of Tauranga for the Rotorua region; we traveled around the Mount Maunganui inner harbor then along the main surf beach. We continued past the suburbs and dairy farm land, coming to the Kiwifruit capital of New Zealand. Your first ... Read More
Port of Tauranga for the Rotorua region; we traveled around the Mount Maunganui inner harbor then along the main surf beach. We continued past the suburbs and dairy farm land, coming to the Kiwifruit capital of New Zealand. Your first stop is at Kiwifruit Country orchard to showcase our Kiwifruit industry where you will taste various products. THIS WAS MY HUSBAND'S FAVORITE STOP! The days highlight is the to the unique Geothermal Wonderland which Rotorua has to offer. Took a tour of the Whakarewarewa Thermal region and Maori village. A living village situated in a landscape of erupting geothermal activity, hot thermal springs and hot bubbling mud pools. This is the location of the famous Pohutu Geyser. We were hosted by a wonderful local Maori guide named Chief! He was fantastic!! Got to see first-hand how the geothermal activity is used in everyday life with hot springs and steam vents used for cooking (we even had a lovely meal that was prepared in the hot springs) and saw the natural mineral waters used for communal bathing. Enjoyed a traditional Maori welcome with traditional songs, dances and demonstrations of fighting skills, including the famous Haka. Drove through Rotorua City to see the formal Government Gardens, the famous Rotorua Bath House, Museum, and Rachel’s Spring. Our tour guide Jan made it possible for us to make stops for souvenir shopping and ICE CREAM!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Te Puia in Rotorua, Maori cultural center and geothermal valley.
Sail Date: January 2019
Te Puia in Rotorua, Maori cultural center and geothermal valley. Erupting geysers, sulfuric steam vents and bubbling mud pools all in a Jurassic park setting. Great for the kid and science geek in you. Impressive cultural center with live ... Read More
Te Puia in Rotorua, Maori cultural center and geothermal valley. Erupting geysers, sulfuric steam vents and bubbling mud pools all in a Jurassic park setting. Great for the kid and science geek in you. Impressive cultural center with live displays of crafts and an unforgettable Maori welcome including a concert and haka. Extensive and high quality hot lunch. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
they cancelled our volcano tour, we were so sad but the weather was a little dicey.
Sail Date: December 2018
they cancelled our volcano tour, we were so sad but the weather was a little dicey. The springs were great but the blue baths was a swimming pool which I found humorous.
they cancelled our volcano tour, we were so sad but the weather was a little dicey. The springs were great but the blue baths was a swimming pool which I found humorous. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Nice lunch of meat pie.
Sail Date: December 2018
Nice lunch of meat pie. It was piping hot and delicious. There were 4 different thermal spring pools - ranging from very hot, hot, hot and very warm and warm. I chose the hot and enjoyed it immensely. Definitely wash out your bathing suit ... Read More
Nice lunch of meat pie. It was piping hot and delicious. There were 4 different thermal spring pools - ranging from very hot, hot, hot and very warm and warm. I chose the hot and enjoyed it immensely. Definitely wash out your bathing suit as the sulphur water is quite odorous. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Unusual place but informative.
Sail Date: December 2018
Unusual place but informative.
Unusual place but informative. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
I got to bathe in mud.
Sail Date: November 2018
I got to bathe in mud. It was cool.
I got to bathe in mud. It was cool. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Tour of mud springs.
Sail Date: November 2018
Tour of mud springs. It was ok but there really is no food to eat. Dont arrive hungry.
Tour of mud springs. It was ok but there really is no food to eat. Dont arrive hungry. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
An excellent introduction to Maori hisotry and culture from our Maori tour guide, talked about the ...
Sail Date: November 2018
An excellent introduction to Maori hisotry and culture from our Maori tour guide, talked about the Maori belief of how the Earth was formed and their different Gods, Steered us around the geyers (steam vents), Geothermal pools and Mud ... Read More
An excellent introduction to Maori hisotry and culture from our Maori tour guide, talked about the Maori belief of how the Earth was formed and their different Gods, Steered us around the geyers (steam vents), Geothermal pools and Mud pools then took us back to the new education centre that has been built at Te Puia where talented young Maoris are taught the arts of Woodcarving, Stonecarving and Weaving. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
A lot of driving to get to the springs and the redwood forest, but interesting for sure.
Sail Date: October 2018
A lot of driving to get to the springs and the redwood forest, but interesting for sure. Since we booked this independently we were a total of 4 persons and a guide/driver which worked out very well.
A lot of driving to get to the springs and the redwood forest, but interesting for sure. Since we booked this independently we were a total of 4 persons and a guide/driver which worked out very well. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A great trip to see the geothermal springs!
Sail Date: January 2018
A great trip to see the geothermal springs! We ate lunch at their restaurant. They had a decent selection of food at reasonable prices.
A great trip to see the geothermal springs! We ate lunch at their restaurant. They had a decent selection of food at reasonable prices. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A great trip through the village and geothermal springs.
Sail Date: December 2017
A great trip through the village and geothermal springs. The experience is otherwordly.
A great trip through the village and geothermal springs. The experience is otherwordly. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Spectacular.
Sail Date: December 2017
Spectacular. The thermal springs were amazing.
Spectacular. The thermal springs were amazing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
just an average excursion visiting the hot springs
Sail Date: December 2017
just an average excursion visiting the hot springs
just an average excursion visiting the hot springs Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Seabourn Cruise Line
Lots of time at the hot springs and Maori cultural experience.
Sail Date: November 2017
Lots of time at the hot springs and Maori cultural experience.
Lots of time at the hot springs and Maori cultural experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Much better than we had anticipated.
Sail Date: April 2017
Much better than we had anticipated. Stunning scenery, very informative visit to an active Maori village, nice refreshments.
Much better than we had anticipated. Stunning scenery, very informative visit to an active Maori village, nice refreshments. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Luxury catamaran to the hot springs.
Sail Date: March 2017
Luxury catamaran to the hot springs. Bus driver was very good and the crew on the catamaran were very attentive.
Luxury catamaran to the hot springs. Bus driver was very good and the crew on the catamaran were very attentive. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
A little disappointed as we asked no to do the same tour we did 2 years ago and they booked us on ...
Sail Date: December 2016
A little disappointed as we asked no to do the same tour we did 2 years ago and they booked us on exactly the same one and plus the tour guide was rushing us at every stop.
A little disappointed as we asked no to do the same tour we did 2 years ago and they booked us on exactly the same one and plus the tour guide was rushing us at every stop. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Booked with Zealander Tours & at least 50% saving
Sail Date: December 2016
Booked with Zealander Tours & at least 50% saving
Booked with Zealander Tours & at least 50% saving Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
One of the best tours we have ever taken.
Sail Date: October 2016
One of the best tours we have ever taken. Very educational and comprehensive. Fantasticc!
One of the best tours we have ever taken. Very educational and comprehensive. Fantasticc! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We did the Jetboat River ride and Hells gate experience.
Sail Date: February 2016
We did the Jetboat River ride and Hells gate experience. This was a most enjoyable day. Rotaroua was picturesque. The smell was a Little hard to handle but we survived. Was well worth the money spent.
We did the Jetboat River ride and Hells gate experience. This was a most enjoyable day. Rotaroua was picturesque. The smell was a Little hard to handle but we survived. Was well worth the money spent. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great springs was in awe of them
Sail Date: February 2016
Great springs was in awe of them
Great springs was in awe of them Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
very stinky experience but fun - our skin was very smooth when we were done
Sail Date: November 2015
very stinky experience but fun - our skin was very smooth when we were done
very stinky experience but fun - our skin was very smooth when we were done Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
great but needs drop the sheep sheering and focus more time at springs and MAORI cultural things.
Sail Date: March 2015
great but needs drop the sheep sheering and focus more time at springs and MAORI cultural things. We went to a sheep shearing thing and could not get out of it.
great but needs drop the sheep sheering and focus more time at springs and MAORI cultural things. We went to a sheep shearing thing and could not get out of it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Loved the day one of our highlights
Sail Date: January 2015
Loved the day one of our highlights
Loved the day one of our highlights Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises