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Experience Rotorua’s indigenous history and culture at Whakarewarewa, the Living Maori Village. Built around Te Whakarewarewa Valley’s geysers and hot pools, the Tuhourangi-Ngati Wahiao tribe have welcomed visitors for more than 200 years. Enjoy hangi, a meal cooked in the valley’s thermal vents, and traditional song and dance (waiata and haka).

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17 Tryon St, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua , 3010
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights

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See the highlights of Rotorua on a full-day shore excursion from Tauranga. You’ll travel to one of New Zealand’s famed regions in the North Island, observing otherworldly landscapes and Pohutu Geyser at Whakarewarewa’s thermal springs. Visit Okere Falls at the Bay of Plenty; receive a traditional welcome at an authentic Maori village where you’ll watch a 'haka' (war dance); and view the Government Gardens, a historic bath house and more in Rotorua.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.11
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$113.11

Combo Tours to Rotorua / Hobbiton

Combo Tours to Rotorua / Hobbiton

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While the Waikato is known for its rolling countryside and beautiful gardens, many travelers also enjoy visiting its 'Lord of the Rings' filming locations. This guided tour takes visitors to the set of Hobbiton from the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Hobbit' trilogies. With private transport and a tour guide just for your group, this tour is perfect for fans who want to learn more about the iconic films in an intimate setting.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$197.38
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$197.38

Waimangu Volcanic Valley Tour Option to add Hobbiton Wai-O-Tapu or Whakarewarewa

Waimangu Volcanic Valley Tour Option to add Hobbiton Wai-O-Tapu or Whakarewarewa

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With spectacular natural beauty and rich traditional culture, New Zealand’s North Island features on many travellers’ must-visit lists. On this flexible tour, delve into the volcanic Waimangu Valley with your guide, and choose from a diverse range of adventures including Huka Falls, geothermal Wai-O-Tapu, or the Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village. With round-trip travel from central Rotorua included, see the best of New Zealand’s Rotorua region in one day.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.07
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$72.07

Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Kiwi Fruit Orchard Themed Cart Ride

Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Kiwi Fruit Orchard Themed Cart Ride

Visit two natural attractions in Rotorua on this full-day tour. Start off at the Rotorua geothermal geyser where groups of Maori people have lived and worshipped for generations. Learn about the Maori culture and how they use the geothermal geysers, mud pools, and steam vents. Then head to the KiwiFruit Orchard cart for a guided tour and finish off with a complimentary kiwi cream.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$141.71
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$141.71
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Rotorua and Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour

Rotorua and Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour

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Learn how New Zealand’s Maori people have adapted to life among the geothermal activity of Rotorua on this small-group shore excursion from Tauranga. At the Living Maori Village, see how residents integrate natural elements like bubbling geysers, mud pools and steam vents into daily tasks, and watch a live cultural performance. You’ll also drive past gorgeous beaches, walk through an ancient redwood forest, and taste local kiwi fruit fresh from the farm on this immersive Bay of Plenty highlights tour.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.90
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$112.90

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

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

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$196.62
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Shore Excursion: Geothermal Rotorua with Maori Cultural Performance at Whakarewarewa

Shore Excursion: Geothermal Rotorua with Maori Cultural Performance at Whakarewarewa

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When your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, head out for a full-day tour of Mt. Maunganui and Rotorua. In Rotorua, learn about Maori culture, and see geothermal hot pools and the Pohutu Geyser at Whakarewarewa—The Living Maori Village. Sample New Zealand specialties such as manuka honey and kiwi fruit, and spend time checking out highlights including Lake Rotorua and Government Gardens.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.02
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$116.02

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Private Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Whakarewarewa Maori Cultural Village

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Private Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Whakarewarewa Maori Cultural Village

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Explore the thermal wonderland of Wai-O-Tapu and see Pohutu Geyser blow its top at Whakarewarewa during this full-day private Tauranga shore excursion to the Rotorua region. Witness colorful thermal springs, hissing steam vents and bubbling mud pools as your guide details the area’s geothermal activity, then discover traditional customs at New Zealand's only living Maori village. Port pickup and drop-off by private vehicle included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$335.92
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Tauranga Excursion to Maori Village and Geothermal with Lunch

Tauranga Excursion to Maori Village and Geothermal with Lunch

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Once your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, get the most out of your time in port with this combo trip to the Geothermal Valley and a local kiwi fruit orchard. With a guide teaching you about the geology and history, explore the geysers, hot pools, and steam vents in the valley, then head to the kiwi orchards to learn about New Zealand's most famous export. Tastings of jams, juices, and different kiwi varieties included.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$126.91
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Private Shore Excursion Rotorua/ Tauranga Maori culture, Geyser & concert

Private Shore Excursion Rotorua/ Tauranga Maori culture, Geyser & concert

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Discover many of New Zealand’s top attractions in one day on this 6-hour private shore excursion to Rotorua from Tauranga Port. Sample kiwifruit and local wines at the Kiwi 360 Center, and admire the sandy beaches of Mt Maunganui with your guide. Travel past dense forests, shimmering lakes and rolling farmland to Okere Falls. Immerse yourself in Maori culture in Rotorua, and marvel at mighty geothermal activity at Whakarewarewa or Te Puia. See famous sites such as the Government Gardens, Blue Baths and Rotorua Museum before returning to your ship.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$852.58
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Private Tour Rotorua Shore Excursion up to 8 Passengers

Private Tour Rotorua Shore Excursion up to 8 Passengers

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Take a tour in your own private minivan with an experienced local guide. This Private tour is for a group of up to 8 people. Your day will vary from stunning white sandy beaches, to boiling mud pools and beautiful forests. There is so much to see and experience in this stunning part of New Zealand. Choose an attraction to visit or enjoy all the "Freebies" this area offers. I can customise your day. Do as much or as little as you choose. Its "Your Day Your Way". Have a great day out with your own Private guide. "FREEBIES": - Sandy Beaches and beautiful countryside - Honey and Kiwi fruit tasting and orchard visit - Lake Rotorua and the Redwood Forest - Rotorua City Government Gardens - Kuirau Park Geothermal area with bubbling mud, hot springs and a footbath OPTIONAL EXTRAS: - Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village - Te Puia Geotherrmal Park and NZ Maori Atrs & Craft Institiute - Skyline Gondola & luge - Agrodome Sheep show - Waiotapu
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$622.89
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 WaioTapu, Pohutu Geyser and the Maori Geothermal village -Rotorua

WaioTapu, Pohutu Geyser and the Maori Geothermal village -Rotorua

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Geothermal Highlights Tour If you have been to Rotorua before, or have seen geysers in Yellowstone or Iceland and want something slightly different, then this is a tour worth considering. Wai-o-Tapu (meaning Sacred Waters) is very different to all the other geothermal fields in New Zealand. Dissolved minerals have created spectacularly coloured pools and long silica terraces. Whakarewrewa Maori Geothermal Village This little village is unique in the World. The ancestors of the families that still live here, moved to this area after the 1886 eruption of nearby Mount Tarawera. Their houses are located in an amazing geothermal field of boiling bubbling pools which they use for cooking, heating and bathing.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$151.83
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7-Day North to South Island Grand Tour from Auckland

7-Day North to South Island Grand Tour from Auckland

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This action-packed seven-day tour encompasses the highlights of both New Zealand islands. It's ideal for first-time visitors who are short on time. Starting in Auckland, stop at Waitomo, Rotorua, Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch, Mt. Cook, Queenstown, and more. Ride a scenic train and spot whales on a boat tour. You'll see and do so much more than you could fit in if traveling independently.
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  • 7 days
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$1,882.67
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Private Charter: Hobbiton and Rotorua's Geothermal Valley

Private Charter: Hobbiton and Rotorua's Geothermal Valley

This is a Private Charter Tour just for your group! We pick you up from your accomodation/Hotel in Auckland and board one of our modern 2016/17 small group minivan/bus vehicles. Experience the magic of Hobbiton you will have a fully guided tour around the 12 acre set; past Hobbit Holes, the Mill, the Party Tree and into the world-famous Green Dragon Inn, where you will be presented with a complimentary, exclusive Hobbit Southfarthing beverage.   Experience erupting geysers, hot bubbling mud pools, steam vents and a Maori cultural show not to be missed including the infamous Haka War dance. This is performed by one of Rotorua's leading Maori cultural performance groups. You will encounter a strange landscape of sights, sounds and smells. Marvel at the way the Maori's have tamed this land for there own purpose.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$442.84
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$442.84
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Whaka Geothermal Trails Self-Guided Tour

Whaka Geothermal Trails Self-Guided Tour

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Our new geothermal nature trails provide exclusive access to an untouched geothermal landscape where visitors can experience the raw nature of Papatuanuku (mother-earth). The Jurassic park-like landscape is described as providing regenerative powers as you find yourself face-to-face with Nature, Hot Spring Lakes, Mud Pools, Geysers and native manuka bushlands.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$18.98
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$18.98
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Rotorua Twin Village Experience

Rotorua Twin Village Experience

​​Experience an authentic cultural encounter that is rich in traditions passed on from generation to generation, set in a landscape where your senses will come alive. Immerse yourself in our unique Māori Culture in the Whakarewarewa village on a guided tour through our real Living Māori Village to Violent and unexpected, the volcanic eruption of Mt Tarawera of New Zealand's greatest natural disasters. The peaceful village of Te Wairoa ending more than 150 lives and destroying the eighth wonder of the world - the Pink and White Terraces.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$271.73
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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Rotorua Twin Village Experience

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Rotorua Twin Village Experience

Walk into the real-world landscape of Middle Earth on a walking tour of the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, where you get a behind-the-scenes look at ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit.’ Pause at the Green Dragon™ Inn to for a draft of Hobbit™ Southfarthing™, see the remarkable detailing that brought Hobbiton™ to life on screen, and visit the places where key scenes were created. Continue visiting the mighty Whakarewarewa Valley, where you can experience bubbling mud pools and the 30m-tall Pohutu Geyser, which erupts many times daily. It’s also home to a living Māori village and the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute. Finish the twin village experience by visiting the volcanic eruption site of Mt Tarawera of New Zealand's greatest natural disasters. The peaceful village of Te Wairoa ending more than 150 lives and destroying the eighth wonder of the world - the Pink and White Terraces.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$340.85
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$340.85
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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Rotorua Living Māori Village Experience

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Rotorua Living Māori Village Experience

​​Walk into the real-world landscape of Middle Earth on a walking tour of the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, where you get a behind-the-scenes look at ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit.’ Pause at the Green Dragon™ Inn to for a draft of Hobbit™ Southfarthing™, see the remarkable detailing that brought Hobbiton™ to life on screen, and visit the places where key scenes were created. Continue visiting the mighty Whakarewarewa Valley, where you can experience bubbling mud pools and the 30m-tall Pohutu Geyser, which erupts many times daily. It’s also home to a living Māori village and the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$325.67
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From Tauranga. Private Day Tour. 'Whaka Living Maori Village' Rotorua.

From Tauranga. Private Day Tour. 'Whaka Living Maori Village' Rotorua.

Experience an authentic living Maori village. The villagers have built their homes amongst erupting geysers, boiling mud, steam vents, and hot pools. They use natural geothermal resources to cook, bathe and heat their homes. As you walk amongst the wonders of the Whakarewarewa Valley, our guide explains the history of the village, where the Tuhourangi / Ngati Wahiao tribe has lived for over 200 years. See the world-famous Pohutu Geyser erupt up to 30 meters. Boiling mud, hot pools, thermal vents, surrounded by a steaming volcanic landscape. On this tour, you will see NZ’s best surf beach, stunning scenery, kiwifruit orchard, and fruit tasting. Drive through the scenic lakes district, beautiful farmland, native bush, pine plantations orchards & dairy farms. We take a short stroll through the breathtaking, giant, 70 ft high, 118 - year- old Redwood Forest and wonder at its natural beauty. Explore Rotorua’s lakefront, hotspots highlights and wonderfull pristine Government Gardens.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$583.96
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Full Day North Island Adventure: Glowworm Cave, Rotorua Maori Culture & Hobbiton

Full Day North Island Adventure: Glowworm Cave, Rotorua Maori Culture & Hobbiton

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New Zealand’s North Island is known for its stunning natural wonders, Maori culture, and LOTR film sets. Experience all three in one day on this full-day tour from Auckland. Cruise along an underground river beneath glittering glow worms at the Waitomo Caves. Admire volcanic landscapes and experience Maori traditions at Te Pui or Whakarewarewa; then enjoy a guided tour of the Hobbiton film set.
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  • 12 hours 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$326.24
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$326.24

Trifecta- Waitomo Cave, Whakarewarewa Cultural Performance in Rotorua & Hobbiton

Trifecta- Waitomo Cave, Whakarewarewa Cultural Performance in Rotorua & Hobbiton

Join us on the ultimate one-day tour from Auckland to undertake a trifecta of experiences. Visit 3 of the best attractions. Waitomo Glowworm Caves (45-minute inclusive of boat ride) Maori Cultural and Geothermal experience & Hobbiton Movie Set Tour. Live commentary en-route. If you are looking for a great insight into New Zealand, this is the ultimate day out to see it all. Ride a boat beneath thousands of twinkling glowworms in the famous Waitomo Caves and enjoy a tour through the amazing natural wonderland. Whakarewarewa ticks both authentic Māori culture and geothermal, and what makes it unique is that it is actually a home – a real village: 20 Māori families live here. There are erupting geysers. There’s also bubbling mud and steaming, bubbling hot springs. Experience a 30-minute Maori Cultural Performance here. Then we'll head to one of the most famous sites in New Zealand: Hobbiton! Follow an expert guide as they lead you through this expansive and amazing village!
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$326.24
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Rotorua full-day tour, Wai O Tapu, Waimangu, Buried Village, Whakarewarewa

Rotorua full-day tour, Wai O Tapu, Waimangu, Buried Village, Whakarewarewa

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Tour Wai-O-Tapu with a naturalist guide and discover the bubbling mud pools and hot springs of Rotorua’s most popular geothermal park. This full-day tour with a small group delivers you to the shores of several volcanic lakes and includes a bush walk to a waterfall and the Lake Tarawera lookout. Learn about Maori history, volcanology and New Zealand’s native flora and fauna along the way. Numbers are limited to a maximum 12 people to ensure an intimate experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$239.13
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Private Tour : Hobbiton & Rotorua with Cultural Experience from Tauranga

Private Tour : Hobbiton & Rotorua with Cultural Experience from Tauranga

This tour is your day. We facilitate things to make sure that you arrive on time for your activities. Providing luxury transport in our 6 seater van or for larger groups our custom build 19 Seater Coach. Your comfort and your wishes for the day as we do everything we can to provide you with the best possible service and experience in the Bay of Plenty.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$210.23
Price varies by group size
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$210.23
Price varies by group size

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua Geothermals Combo

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua Geothermals Combo

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Explore traditional Maori culture and discover movie history in the New Zealand hills on this full-day Hobbiton and Te Puia combo shore excursion from Tauranga. Travel through the breathtaking Kaimai Mountains in Waikato. Explore the Hobbiton movie set with your guide and discover famous sites such as the party tree and the hobbits’ dwellings. Head through the forests of the Mamaku Ranges to Rotorua, and admire top attractions like the Bath House and Government Gardens. In Te Puia, see the famous Pohutu geyser and learn of Maori traditions and culture.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Whakarewarewa can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 25 Whakarewarewa tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Whakarewarewa costs USD 18.98. Guided Whakarewarewa tours start around USD 18.98 per person. See all 25 Whakarewarewa tickets and tours on Viator.