Te Puia offers the best access to the geothermal activities that make Rotorua a must see destination. Mud pools, geysers and steaming vents can be viewed as you tour through the Whakarewarewa Valley. Seats are reserved so you can enjoy the traditional Maori cultural performance. A short transfer across the city and we arrive at the Skyline Gondola for a ride up the mountain to the Panoramic Restaurant for a buffet lunch. Then to Rainbow Springs, a showcase of New Zealand's native flora and fauna, before returning to Tauranga and your ship.