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Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip in Luxury Minibus from Auckland

Cover plenty of ground in one day by combining several North Island highlights: Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton, and Rotorua. Ride a boat through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves to see these radiant lights. Take a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, where you find the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and the home of Bilbo Baggins from ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings.’ Enjoy lunch at Te Puia, home to Pohutu Geyser. You can start and finish your tour in either Auckland or Rotorua, traveling one-way or round-trip.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 13 hours
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Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance

While in Rotorua, see a cultural performance and take part in a traditional Maori ‘hangi’ feast at Tamaki Maori Village. A local guide escorts you by coach to the ‘marae’ (Maori village) for an immersive evening that begins with a welcome ceremony by New Zealand's indigenous people. Learn about local customs and watch a powerful display of song and dance before a hangi dinner.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland with options

This small-group day trip from Auckland features the highlights and hospitality of Rotorua. Visit the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute of Te Puia, witness the thermal activity of the Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley and tour the city with a knowledgeable guide. Opt for additional free time to explore on your own, or upgrade for a 2-hour private soak at the Polynesian Spa or a visit to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. You have the flexibility to return to Auckland or end with drop-off in Rotorua.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Including Rotorua Sightseeing

Take a shore excursion to the Hobbiton Movie Set and sightsee Rotorua with a guide when your cruise ship pulls into port at Tauranga. Journey to Middle-earth and The Shire of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ fame, featured in the popular LOTR trilogy and ‘The Hobbit.’ Then learn traditional customs at the Maori village of Whakarewarewa before strolling past the spouting geysers and steaming hot springs of thermal Rotorua. Numbers are limited to 19 participants in this small-group tour to the land of hobbits and hot pools.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

Cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm aboard the TSS ‘Earnslaw,’ a vintage steamship. Stroll the lakeside gardens and enjoy a traditional morning or afternoon tea and take a walking tour of the farm. You’ll watch sheep dogs in action, see sheep shearing demonstrations and learn the time-honored art of spinning wool. Treat yourself to home-baked goods and alpine views of the Remarkables mountain range. Savour a delicious afternoon tea and an amble through lakeside gardens before heading back to Queenstown by boat.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Mitai Maori Village Experience in Rotorua

Get an authentic introduction to Maori culture with an evening at the Mitai Maori Village of Rotorua. See warriors in traditional dress paddle in an ancient canoe, and be captivated by the displays of weaponry. You'll watch 'haka' and poi dances and view glowworms in their natural habitat. This 3-hour experience includes round-trip hotel transport and a traditional 'hangi' feast with your admission ticket.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Half Day Martinborough Winery Tour from Wellington

An hour or so north of Wellington, Martinborough is fast making a name for itself as one of the Southern Hemisphere’s leading wine regions. Each weekend, Wellingtonians make the trek over the Remutakas to escape to this European-style wine village. This small group tour is a convenient way to visit Martinborough. There’s no need to stress about driving on country backroads, and no need to plan the day’s itinerary - leaving you to focus on the wine and the iconic scenery.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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2-Day Hobbiton, Rotorua, and Waitomo Tour from Auckland with Accommodation

Combine three of New Zealand’s most popular attractions on this 2-day tour from Auckland. Step into Middle Earth with a tour of the Hobbiton movie set from the Lord of the Rings, explore the geothermal landscapes of Rotorua, and cruise through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. This great-value tour includes hotel pickup, some meals, and overnight accommodation in Rotorua.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Swap the Tauranga cruise port for the Shire, featured in "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" trilogies, on a Hobbiton Movie Set shore excursion. Your tour includes movie structures such as hobbit holes, the party tree and the Mill. Sip a drink at the Green Dragon Inn, and then suit up in a favorite LOTR costume with a stop at McLaren Falls Park.
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  • 360 to 390 minutes
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  • 360 to 390 minutes
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Ko Tane Maori Experience including Hangi Dinner

Learn more about New Zealand’s Maori culture while enjoying a delicious hangi dinner located in a natural forest setting. This is the only place in the South Island where you can have such an experience. It’s a fun activity for travelers with all sorts of interests, including those who want to get a glimpse into Maori cultural traditions, as well as families.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour

Take in the highlights of New Zealand’s largest city on this half-day tour of Auckland and benefit from an expert guide and small group size. Admire views of Auckland Harbour and drive over the Harbour Bridge; gaze out over the city from the top of Mt Eden; visit K Road, the Auckland Domain, and the Mission Bay beaches; and explore atmospheric neighborhoods such as Parnell, Ponsonby, and Northcote Point.
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  • 210 to 240 minutes
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  • 210 to 240 minutes
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Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach Tour from Bay of Islands

Ride a custom-built Waverider coach over the rugged and sandy coastline of Ninety Mile Beach on this full-day guided tour to Cape Reinga. Departing Paihia’s Bay of Islands for the top end of New Zealand’s North Island, you’ll walk under ancient trees in the Puketi Kauri Forest and go sandboarding down a quicksand stream at Te Paki Sand Dunes. Includes lunch and round-trip all-terrain transport from centrally located hotels.
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours
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Hobbiton & Rotorua including Wai-O-Tapu - Small Group Tour from Auckland

Visit two of the North Island’s most popular attractions in one day on this small-group tour from Auckland. First, hear behind-the-scenes stories from the making of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films on a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set. In the afternoon, continue to Rotorua to explore the city and visit the Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland, where highlights include geysers, volcanic mud pools, sulphur springs, and geothermal craters.
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  • 13 hours
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Evening Maori Cultural Performance and Geyser Experience from Rotorua

Experience an evening of authentic Maori food, movement, and music paired with the raw power of the Pōhutu geyser with a night at the Te Puia cultural center. Watch an energetic performance inside a carved Maori meeting house, followed by a delicious ‘hangi’ feast prepared in a traditional pit oven. Later, venture into the geothermal valley to sip hot chocolate under the stars and watch the eruption of the Southern Hemisphere's largest active geyser.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Waiheke Island Wine Tours

Discover the wines of Waiheke on a day trip from Auckland with a small-group tour that visits boutique vineyards. It’s easy to hop a morning ferry and cross the Hauraki Gulf for the 35-minute ride to the island. Your guide meets you upon arrival and shares lively commentary as you head to three wineries for tastings. Afterward, transfers to your lunch venue of choice and the return ferry are provided.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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3 Day Milford Sound, Te Anau, Taieri Gorge and Dunedin Tour from Queenstown

Discover the highlights of the South Island on a 3-day semi-independent tour, round-trip from Queenstown. Travel by glass-roof coach to Te Anau, gateway to the UNESCO-listed Fiordland, where you’ll take a 2-hour boat cruise on Milford Sound — surrounded by rainforest, waterfalls and glacier-carved valleys. Enjoy a full day at your leisure in charming Dunedin, followed by a train journey by Taieri Gorge Railway to Pukerangi. You’ll have your choice of standard or superior accommodation, including breakfast, in Te Anau and Dunedin.
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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation

Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour including Te Puia from Auckland

Combine the top sights of Rotorua and Te Puia in a single comprehensive day tour from Auckland. Traveling with a guide and following a carefully curated itinerary means you won't miss any of the important sights. Visit the Maori cultural landmarks and geothermal spots of Te Puia, as well as the city sights in Rotorua, accompanied by insightful guided commentary. Round-trip transportation from Auckland means you can focus on the scenery and the experience instead of driving and directions.
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  • 12 hours
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$162.50
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Whakarewarewa, The Living Maori Village Guided Tour with Optional Hangi Meal

Enjoy a cultural tour at Whakarewarewa, a living Maori village in Rotorua, where you’re treated to a performance of traditional dance and song. A local guide shares stories of Maori history, customs and craft traditions before walking you past the geothermal wonders of Pohutu and Prince of Wales geysers. Opt to include a ‘hangi’ meal of chicken, beef, sweet potato and dessert cooked the traditional way — in boiling hot pools and steam vents.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Far North New Zealand Tour including 90 Mile Beach and Cape Reinga from Paihia

Visit 90 Mile Beach and Cape Reinga in New Zealand's Far North District. This day trip from Paihia takes you aboard a Dune Rider vehicle, ideal for traversing the gorgeous coastal landscape. Stop at Cape Reinga Lighthouse and the Ancient Kauri Kingdom. Try sandboarding at the Te Paki Stream sand dunes and enjoy a buffet lunch at Waitiki Landing.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Auckland Maori Tour and Cultural Performance

Explore Auckland and its surroundings through the eyes of a Maori guide on this full-day tour that includes a cultural performance and lunch. Take a walk through the ancient forest of Tiriwa, discovering native flora and fauna and their significance to the indigenous Maori worldview. You’ll visit a beautiful west coast beach and learn about a rich cultural heritage as you watch the Haka dance performed at the Auckland Museum. This small-group tour is limited to a maximum of 15 participants for a personalized experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$238.56
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  • 8 hours
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Maori Hangi and Cultural Performance with 4WD Buggy Adventure in Rotorua

This action-packed Rotorua tour will give you access to incredible outdoor beauty, teach you about Maori culture, and allow you to taste a delicious Hangi feast too. By going on a guided 4WD tour—you’ll be able to visit remote places you wouldn’t discover alone and spot native wildlife. Conveniently, all entrance tickets are included, and you’ll enjoy Maori performances at Maori Village. When you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll be treated to a delicious Hangi feast served from a buffet.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

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Rainbow Falls, Kerikeri River Walk & Kawiti Glow Worm Caves Tour

This tour takes you to the stunning Rainbow Falls, followed by a leisurely walk along the Kerikeri River Track (45 minutes) to the Historic Mission Station and Stone Store. The tour completes with a visit to the Kawiti Glow Worm Caves.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Maori Rock Carvings Scenic Cruise

Carved in the 1970s by one of Aotearoa’s master Māori carvers, the Mine Bay rock carvings are a striking Taupō attraction. They’re also impossible to access on foot, so hop on board a charming replica steamboat and take a scenic cruise out to the carvings instead. Learn all about the history and the myths behind the carvings from your steamboat crew, and along the way enjoy pristine views of Lake Taupō and beyond, including the nearby volcanoes Tongariro, Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe.
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  • 100 to 120 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 100 to 120 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

There and Back Again: The Full Experience

Wellington’s Weta Workshop is world-famous for its special effects work on movies like The Lord of the Rings, King Kong and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. This tour takes you behind the scenes and see where the magic happens. Go hands-on with the tools Weta artisans use to create creatures and sets and get close up with Weta’s miniatures stage. Get up close and personal with Wellywood's finest.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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