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Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip

Cover plenty of ground in one day by combining several North Island highlights: Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves. Take a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, where you’ll 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, and ride a boat through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves to see these radiant lights. You can start and finish your tour in either Auckland or Rotorua, traveling one-way or round-trip.
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Waitomo Day Trip with Option to Add Hobbiton from Rotorua

Visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and the Hobbiton Movie Set on a full-day tour from Rotorua that can be customized to your interests. Choose a dry walking tour of the glowworm caves, get enjoy independent time in Waitomo, or splash through the caverns on an adventurous rafting or caving tour. Next, head to the Hobbiton Movie Set to explore hobbit holes and film sites, then sip a hobbit-themed brew at the Green Dragon Inn. This full-day tour includes pickup at selected locations in Rotorua, with drop-off in Rotorua or Auckland.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Discovery Tour from Rotorua

Discover the subterranean galleries and lofty chambers of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves on a 6-hour guided tour from Rotorua. Ride a boat into the Glowworm Grotto and learn about the limestone formations and their tiny inhabitants that illuminate the darkness with thousands of living lights. Round-trip hotel transport includes a scenic drive through the Mamaku Ranges and Fitzgerald Glade. Upgrade to include a boxed lunch on board.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Rotorua

See where major scenes from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed during this 4.5-hour Hobbiton movie set tour from Rotorua. Visit the North Island sheep farm chosen by director Peter Jackson to depict the Shire, scattered with charming hobbit holes, such as the earthen home of Bilbo Baggins. Hear fascinating stories from your guide on each epic series as you snap photos of your favorites sights from Middle-earth.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Full-Day Waitomo and Rotorua Tour from Auckland

This full-day itinerary combines two North Island destinations: Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Rotorua. Marvel at the tiny lights of thousands of glowworms on a boat ride through the tranquil caverns. Then choose from several Rotorua attractions, including an Agrodome farm tour, Skyline Gondola ride or Polynesian Spa experience. In the afternoon, visit Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute at Te Puia. Picnic lunch and round-trip hotel transport are included from Auckland.
  • Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Rotorua to Auckland via Waitomo Glowworm Caves One-Way Tour

Embark on a one-way tour from Rotorua to Auckland and explore Waitomo Glowworm Caves, one of the North Island’s most popular attractions. Be amazed by the illumination of thousands of tiny glowworms on a boat tour through Glowworm Grotto, a subterranean marvel. You’ll travel through the Mamaku Ranges and the rural farmlands of Waikato en route to Auckland, admiring highlights such as Fitzgerald Glade. Includes round-trip hotel transport with optional lunch.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Private Shore Excursion Rotorua Geothermals Pohutu Geyser and Mudpools

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.
  • Duration: 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rotorua City Tour and 'The Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set

Combine three of Rotorua’s top attractions with a Hobbiton Movie Set tour on this full-day adventure. In the morning, visit Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Rainbow Springs wildlife park and the Agrodome sheep farm with a knowledgeable guide who informs you about New Zealand’s indigenous culture, national kiwi bird and most common farm animal. Then travel through The Shire on a tour of filming locations used in ‘The Lord Of The Rings' and ‘The Hobbit’ series.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Agrodome Sheep Show and Farm Tour

Complete your trip to Rotorua with a visit to the Agrodome. If there's one thing people associate with New Zealand, it’s sheep, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to interact with the gentle creatures at the Agrodome Sheep Show, Farm Tour or both. This educational and family-friendly experience lets you join in on farming activities as you meet the farmers and their sheep.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Wai-O-Tapu : Lady Knox Geyser : Champagne Lake And Rainbow Springs : Small Group Tour Rotorua

Combine two of New Zealand's most popular attractions—Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Rainbow Springs—in a single tour, with all details arranged for you. Take the stress out of planning and ensure you hit these two highlights during your time in New Zealand with this combo tour. With a guide providing engaging commentary, visit the Lady Knox Geyser, ride the Big Splash log flume, and see the local wildlife.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hike New Zealand's finest forest - Whirinaki forest

Explore one of New Zealand’s finest forest trails on this 7-hour hiking tour in the Whirinaki Forest from Rotorua. Travel from your accommodation in Rotorua into the Whirinaki Forest, widely considered among the world’s greatest rainforests. Follow your guide along hiking trails beneath the leafy canopy and marvel at mighty native trees such as ‘kahikatea’, ‘matai’, ‘miro’, ‘rimu’ and ‘totara’. Along the way, discover rich flora and fauna for which the forest is famous, and hear birdsong from the many different species of birds flying among the branches above.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Wai-O-Tapu : Lady Knox Geyser : Champagne Lake : Polynesian Spa Resort: Combo Day Tour Rotorua

Some of New Zealand’s most impressive natural sights are just a short drive out of Rotorua, but navigating the back-roads of the Bay of Plenty can be difficult for the unfamiliar. On this day trip to the Lady Knox Geyser and Wai-O-Tapu, two of the most popular and active geothermal zones in New Zealand, your guide will drive you. Visit Lady Knox, Wai-O-Tapu, and the relaxing Polynesian Spa hot pools all in one day.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Wai-O-Tapu : Lady Knox Geyser : Champagne Lake and The Living Maori Village Small Group Tour

With geothermal landscapes and rich Maori heritage, Rotorua ranks among New Zealand’s must-see destinations. On this tour, hit top attractions including Champagne Lake, Lady Knox geyser, and Wai-O-Tapu with your guide and see the best of Rotorua in one day. Explore Maori history, customs, and craft traditions at the Living Maori Village, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour—limited to 15 people.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Wai-O-Tapu and Hobbiton Movie Set Tour including Lady Knox Geyser, Day Tour From Rotorua

Take in two of the North Island's top attractions in one day on a combination tour that visits Wai-o-tapu and the Hobbiton Movie Set. Booking this package ensures your admission to these popular attractions, and the full-day tour includes all entrance fees, hotel pickup and drop-off, and insightful commentary from your driver-guide.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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