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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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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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US$ 109.66
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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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US$ 106.71
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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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US$ 106.91
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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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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 183.25
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Maori Geothermal Village & Kiwi Fruit Orchard Tour

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Maori Geothermal Village & Kiwi Fruit Orchard Tour

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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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US$ 119.96
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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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US$ 588.74
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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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US$ 68.12
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermals at Whakarewarewa Maori Village

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermals at Whakarewarewa Maori Village

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Explore the geothermal landscapes of Rotorua on this 6-hour shore excursion. Visit the city’s top attractions such as Government Gardens, Rachel’s Pool, and the Ohinemutu Maori Village. Then head to the Whakarewarewa geothermal valley and discover the bubbling mud pools and the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere before heading back to your cruise ship.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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Rotorua Sightseeing Tour - Discover Rotorua's top sights in 1.5 hours

Rotorua Sightseeing Tour - Discover Rotorua's top sights in 1.5 hours

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Lying to the south east of Auckland, Rotorua is a land of geothermal pools, steaming geysers, and ancient Maori history. With this tour, explore Rotorua and take in the top attractions with ease. Hop into your vehicle and spin to sites of interest such as Government Gardens, Kuirau Park, Ohinemutu, the Polynesian Spa, and the Redwoods Forest. Stop along the way to capture the sites on camera, and listen as your guide sheds light on the region’s geothermal activities and Maori traditions.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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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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US$ 317.50
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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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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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US$ 805.84
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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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US$ 1,779.46
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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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US$ 551.95
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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, the Green Dragon Inn, the Party Tree and so much more cinematic magic! Continue visiting the mighty Whakarewarewa Valley, for a truly culture rich experience, the home to a living Māori village and the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute. From an enriching memories of the living village we move on to the haunting echoes of the past at the buried village of Rotorua. New Zealand’s most visited archaeological site where stories Tarawera volcanic Eruption come to life and telling tales of the 8th Wonder of the World, the Pink and White Terraces.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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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 at the buried village of Rotorua. New Zealand’s most visited archaeological site where stories Tarawera volcanic Eruption come to life and telling tales of the 8th Wonder of the World, the Pink and White Terraces.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 256.84
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Whaka Trails and Maori Village Combo Tour

Whaka Trails and Maori Village Combo Tour

Our combo offers your access to our Iconic Village Guided Tour learning of our rich history, traditions and how our people utilise the geothermal that the village sits upon, including a corn on the cob cooked in our hot pools. Hot pools and Geysers all situated in one iconic place. Our Geothermal Trails was opened in December 2021, you will experience untouched natural landscapes, mud pools and steaming lakes, excellent photo opportunities and suitable for the entire family.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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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, the Green Dragon Inn, the Party Tree and so much more cinematic magic! Continue visiting the mighty Whakarewarewa Valley, for a truly culture rich experience, the home to a living Māori village and the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute. Set amongst a highly active landscape erupting with geothermal activity where you can experience bubbling mud pools and the 30m-tall Pohutu Geyser, which erupts many times daily..
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Should I book Whakarewarewa tickets in advance?
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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.
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How much does it cost to visit Whakarewarewa 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Whakarewarewa costs USD 17.94. Guided Whakarewarewa tours start around USD 17.94 per person.
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