We spend the afternoon exploring our Maori Culture with visits to settlement sites and living villages. Learn about Maori customs, traditions, history and protocols new and old, with a guided tour to Te Puia, Rotorua’s premier cultural centre. These are small group tours no more than 12 people.

Half Day Afternoon Cultural Eco Tour

We visit these sites in the afternoon:

  • Te PuiaWaiotapu Mudpool Rotorua
  • Boiling Mud Pools
  • Rotorua Lakefront – Maori War Canoe
  • Kuirau Park
  • Government Gardens – Sulphur Bay
  • Blue and Green LakesBlue Lake near Rotorua
  • Lake Tarawera – Lake Okareka

The tour departs daily 1:00pm and returns approximately 4:30pm.

Spend the afternoon experiencing Rotorua’s Maori culture and geothermal activity and see how they are intricately entwined. First a guided tour through Te Puia, Rotorua’s premier cultural attraction. This includes a visit to the wood carving school, art and craft gallery, Rotowhio Marae, weaving display, kiwi house and finally the Pohutu geyser.

Next we visit the Lakefront area to see the Maori War Canoe and learn more about Maori history and customs. A short visit to Kuirau Park to view a recent geothermal eruption site. Then finishing the day visiting the pristine and tranquil lakes of our amazing volcanic region, including views of Mount Tarawera with explanation of volcanic and Maori history.