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Kaituna River Jet Boat Adventure, Rotorua City Tour & Te Puia Geyers

5 Hours
Group Activity
Strenuous
Cruise Friendly

From (USD) $112 Per Person

Kaituna River Jet Boat Adventure, Rotorua City Tour & Te Puia Geyers

5 Hours
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From (USD) $112 Per Person

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      Kaituna River Jet Boat Adventure, Rotorua City Tour & Te Puia Geyers

      Tauranga, New Zealand
      From (USD) $112 Per Person
      Highlights
      • Jet boat adventure: Motor through the beautiful canyons and forests of Rotorua on a jet boat that eventually hits the rapids of the winding Kaituna River.
      • Maori village: Tour the fortified Maori village of Te Puia replete with traditional haka dance performances, native craft demonstrations, and a kiwi bird enclosure.
      • Geothermal valley: Walk among the mud pools and hot springs of the Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley and see the South Pacific's biggest geyser.
      • Rotorua: End with a short tour through this spa town and see the Rotorua Museum of Art and History (once a bath house), located in the Government Gardens.
      About This Tauranga Tour

      Twenty times a day the largest active geyser in the southern hemisphere, Pohutu, blows to a height of nearly 100 feet. Steamy and bubbly, it commands the attention of everyone around, refusing to be ignored. According to Maori legend, geysers are a gift from the gods, and they're obviously quite fond of Rotorua, having doled out geysers like an ancient Maori Santa Claus.

      Five hundred natural hot springs dot the landscape of the Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, which appropriately translates to the valley "where the gods breathed fire."  About 65 of these springs are geysers, of which seven remain active,  but Pohutu is the granddaddy of them all, erupting consistently every hour.

      This geothermal valley is an area of cultural significance for New Zealanders as is the nearby ancient Maori fortress of Te Puia, first occupied in the early 1300s. Today, Te Puia is a center of arts and culture featuring native Maori haka (dance) performances, carving and weaving demonstrations, and a live kiwi enclosure where you can sneak a peek at the country's native bird.

      An unforgettable trip along the Kaituna River on a jet boat that winds its way through forests and canyons and a visit to Te Puia – wow. After seeing Rotorua's natural beauty and experiencing its native culture, you'll see that geysers weren't the only gifts from the gods.

       The Horseshoe of Fire? 

      Seventy-five percent of all active volcanoes on Earth sit somewhere along the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire, including New Zealand's Mt. Ruapehu, one of the more active, erupting about every 50 years. Stretching from South America, up North America's Pacific coast, over the Bering Strait, and down through Japan to New Zealand, the "ring" is actually shaped more like a horseshoe, but "horseshoe of fire" just doesn't sound as catchy, does it? Johnny Cash certainly didn't think so.

      Getting prepared
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      Great photo opportunities Great photo opportunities
      Wear sunscreen Wear sunscreen
      Bring water Bring water
      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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