THE MARVELS OF LAKE ROTORUA AND THE SECRETS OF KIWIFRUITS

  • Port

    Tauranga

  • Level of difficulties

    Easy

  • Type

    Nature excursion, Entertainment, Tasting

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR184.0

  • Duration in hours

    5

  • Shore excursion code

    00LW

Description

A fascinating lake of volcanic origin is the idyllic setting of a boat excursion between enchanting panoramas and seductive atmospheres followed by an intriguing visit to a kiwifruit plantation where we discover how they are grown as well as the charm of Maori culture. A delicious snack and some free time for shopping or a tasting session are the perfect way to end an unforgettable experience.



What we will see
  • Rotorua lake
  • Boat tour of the lake: lovely surrounding views
  • Short sightseeing tour of Rotorua
  • Kiwifruit Country plantation
  • Guided visit of the orchard
  • Maori cultural show
  • Snack with tea and fresh kiwifruits
  • Free time for tasting sessions and purchases in the local shop


What we will do
  • Our excursion starts with a coach transfer through the rural countryside to Rotorua, a significant centre of geothermal activity and the cradle of Maori culture.
  • We reach lake Rotorua, a tranquil lake of volcanic origin formed inside a crater.
  • Once there, we board a motorboat and venture on a thrilling boat tour of the lake with the wind blowing through our hair as we admire the surrounding scenery.
  • We then go back to our coach and enjoy a short sightseeing tour of Rotorua to spot some of the city’s most interesting sights such as the amazing Government Gardens with their roses and steaming spa baths.
  • We finally reach Kiwifruit Country, an amazing tourist attraction that celebrates kiwifruit, once known as “Chinese gooseberry”, and their incredible beneficial effects on our health.
  • A local guide gets on the coach to accompany us on a guided tour of the orchard: we explore the plantation to learn everything about this famous plant and learn the secrets of its production cycle.
  • Afterwards, we move on to the visitor centre where we have the chance to attend a Maori show, an authentic expression of the culture of this ancient people.
  • We enjoy a mid-morning or afternoon snack with some freshly-made fragrant tea and a slice of fresh kiwi.
  • Before getting back on the coach and returning to the ship, we have some free time to try a selection of fruits, juices and liqueurs or buy some souvenirs and body lotions in the local shop.

What you need to know
  • There is limited availability of English speaking guides.