Spectacular Bay of Plenty
Time of Day: 0800 | Duration: 6 | Activity Level: Easy | Categories: Adventure, Family, Sight Seeing,
We pick you up from the Cruise Wharf where your experienced and friendly driver/guide will meet you with one of our Mercedes Benz vehicles.A full commentary will be provided.
Travel along New Zealand's famous Mount Maunganui beach through the fastest growing suburbs of Tauranga for a 40 minute drive to Kiwi Country.
Visit a working Kiwifruit orchard and discover why this area is known as the Kiwifruit capital of theWorld.
Get up close and personal to the Kiwifruit growing on the vines and hear what makes this area's unique climatic conditions perfect for producing one of the Worlds healthiest fruits.
Then travel 60 kilometres to Rotorua the heartland of New Zealand Maori Culture and New Zealand's thermal wonderland. Take a walk around Kuirau Park to see this thermal activity including boiling water and mud pools.
Next a visit to Rainbow Springs where you will walk amongst New Zealand's flora and fauna, see the New Zealand Kiwi bird, Tuatara, other native birds and various species of trout. Before leaving Rotorua you will also see the Rotorua Lake front, Rachael's Pool, Government Gardens and pass New Zealand's most photographed building, the Rotorua Museum. If time allows, a visit to the Redwood Forest may also be included.
On the return to your ship in Tauranga you will drive along a different route and pass through some of the Tauranga suburbs and the city area.