New Zealand Discovery Tours

This shore excursion/tour is ideal for the cruise ship clients wanting to return in approximately 6-7 hours. We have put together two venues that in themselves would be an experience to remember. The Geothermal Living Village & The Buried Village.


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A compelling cultural tour that visits two key locations around Rotorua with a focus on the journey from Mount Tarawera, The Buried Village to The living Village, Taking in a landscape of constantly changing geothermal activity. Erupting Geysers, Steam Vents, Bubbling Mud Pools, boiling mineral springs and silica terraces. Then encounter first-hand how the Tarawera eruption drastically changed the land and lives of the people of Te Wairoa. The Buried village a place of exceptional beauty has been created around the fascinating remains of a settlement buried by the eruption. For a truly unique insight you will be guided around both villages, learning stories and re-living the history of how the people survived that horrendous night in 1886.

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New Zealand Discovery Tours , 16 Papamoa Beach, Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

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Adult $179.00
(16 year(s) and under)

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