Geothermal Wondercycle Tour
Book for yourself or your group!
Join us for a day of freewheeling and gentle exploration in the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua. This unique tour will combine an interesting scenic drive to Rotorua with a 3 hour guided cycling exploration of Rotorua.
Tour outline: (the order of pre and post cycling stops may change on the day)
After meeting you at the Port of Tauranga we begin the tour with a gentle drive along the coast showcasing our stunning white sandy beaches and telling you a little about the region and its history.
Our first stop is to visit a working Kiwi fruit orchard, where you can get among the vines, taste the green and gold kiwi fruit and sample the kiwi fruit and juices. We explain the significance of the kiwi fruit to the region and tell you a little about its growing cycle. After this its back on the road as we wind our way through the rolling countryside past the dense pine forest plantations and into the geothermal heartland of New Zealand, known as Rotorua.
When we arrive in Rotorua you will meet your local cycle guide who will fit you out with your bike, helmet and easy riding cruiser bicycle. You will spend the next 3 hours visiting 27 locations and learning about the unique geothermal landscape that Rotorua sits upon. You will visit a modern day Maori community, learn about the significance of the geothermal activity to the people, see the bubbling mud and smell the sulphur! As well as seeing sites of historical and cultural significance, you will have fantastic photo opportunities in places where people don't go!!
After your cycling adventure, you join up again with the rest of the group who have been busy visiting other sites around Rotorua. We travel back to Tauranga via steep sided gorges with great examples of NZ lowland forest.
Come with us on a great day of fun and activity. This easy grade cycling day is suitable for all levels of fitness and makes a great family day out. The funky bikes are easy to ride and even if you haven’t ridden for a while with these easy to ride bikes you will be freewheeling along in no time.
Cost: NZ $175 Adults
NZ $125 Child (under 15)
Individual or group bookings taken for this tour
Length: 6 - 7 hours (approximately ex Tauranga)
Includes: Pick up and Drop off at the Tauranga Cruise Port
Fully guided tour, Cycle tour, standard bikes and helmets
We always adjust the tour start and end times to suit the ships time in port so no need to worry about being back in time. The times are confirmed when you make your booking and you will also be advised should the ships time change after you have booked.