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Mitai Maori Village Cultural Experience in Rotorua
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Mitai Maori Village Cultural Experience in Rotorua

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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Hobbiton Day Tour from Rotorua with lunch at Hobbiton

Hobbiton Day Tour from Rotorua with lunch at Hobbiton

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Setting out from Rotorua, your Hobbiton Movie Set Tour starts with a scenic drive across to Matamata where your local driver guide will provide informative commentary and share stories about the region and its history. Take a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set and learn how this picturesque farmland was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle earth. Your guide will show you Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Party Tree, the Mill, and many other structures from the movies. Then enjoy a tasty lunch at The Green DragonInn before making your way back to Rotorua.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Cultural Experience & Seasonal Māori Cuisine at Te Pā Tū
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Cultural Experience & Seasonal Māori Cuisine at Te Pā Tū

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While in Rotorua, see a cultural performance and take part in a traditional Maori ‘hangi’ feast at Te Pā Tū featuring the lesser known delicacies of the culture. 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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rotorua Rafting - Kaituna River White Water Rafting
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Rotorua Rafting - Kaituna River White Water Rafting

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Go on an adrenaline-filled rafting excursion down the Kaituna River during this 3-hour adventure tour from Rotorua. Here, white-water rapids flow past a subtropical rainforest lining a deep canyon. See stunning waterfalls, including rafting over Tutea Falls, and jump at the opportunity for exhilarating cliff diving. Tour operates winter and summer. Wetsuit, booties and helmet are provided. No experience necessary!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rotorua Small Group Morning Tour Waimangu and Wai O Tapu
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Rotorua Small Group Morning Tour Waimangu and Wai O Tapu

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See the awe-inspiring Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland on a half-day tour, led by a knowledgeable guide. Follow a well-marked path alongside bubbling hot springs and volcanic craters at Rotorua’s most comprehensive geothermal site. Hear a morning presentation about the Lady Knox Geyser and observe the daily eruption before a short drive through the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Numbers are limited to 12 people, providing a more personalized experience with a small group.
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  • 5 hours
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Ziplining Forest Adventure - The Original Canopy Tour Rotorua
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Ziplining Forest Adventure - The Original Canopy Tour Rotorua

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This Rotorua zipline tour takes you soaring through a centuries-old forest canopy as you switch between the six zipline cables suspended 72 feet (22 meters) above the ground. Get a bird’s-eye view as two expert guides suit you up with safety equipment and teach you about the forest environment. Bonus: you can later download photos taken of you during your treetops adventure. Round-trip hotel transport is included on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people.
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  • 3 hours
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Hell's Gate Mud Bath & Spas
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Hell's Gate Mud Bath & Spas

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Treat yourself to a therapeutic mud bath and sulfur spa package at Hells Gate Geothermal Park. Located in one of Rotorua’s most active geothermal zones, Hells Gate features mud bath treatments that leave your body rejuvenated and skin smooth. You also have the option to cool off with a dip in waterfall pools after your treatment.
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  • 1 hour
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Rotorua to Auckland Including Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves

Rotorua to Auckland Including Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves

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Embark on a one-way tour from Rotorua to Auckland, the first stop is the Hobbiton Movie Set, the world-famous film location. See Hobbit Holes, stroll through the lush gardens and learn how this private farm became Middle-earth on a private tour. The next stop is 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. Travel through the Mamaku Ranges and the rural farmlands of Waikato en route to Auckland, admiring highlights such as Fitzgerald Glade.
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  • 11 hours 15 minutes
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Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour Including Te Puia from Auckland
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Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour Including Te Puia from Auckland

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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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Katoa Jet Boat tour on Lake Rotorua

Katoa Jet Boat tour on Lake Rotorua

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Blast around Lake Rotorua on a jet boat tour! An expert driver spins you around on an adrenaline-infused adventure and delivers you at top-speed to all of the iconic landmarks. Experience 30 action-packed minutes of family-friendly fun as you hear live narration on the history of the area. Select from multiple departure times; spray jackets included.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Small-Group Day Tour From Rotorua

Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Small-Group Day Tour From Rotorua

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Experience two of New Zealand's top attractions in one day. Travel on a small-group tour from Rotorua to Waitomo Glowworm Caves where an official guide explains the natural features. Then explore the Shire at the Hobbiton Movie Set, and hear behind-the-scenes stories from “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies. Visit Bilbo’s hobbit hole and enjoy a drink at the Green Dragon Inn.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ziplining Forest Experience - The Ultimate Canopy Tour Rotorua

Ziplining Forest Experience - The Ultimate Canopy Tour Rotorua

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Soar through the trees and experience New Zealand’s ancient native forest like never before on this incredible must-do adventure – Voted TripAdvisor’s #11 Adventure Experience in the world! You'll soar across 1200m of ziplines, experience New Zealand’s one and only cliff walk 50m above the forest floor, incredible swing bridges, controlled descent and an impressive 400m long tandem zipline so you can share the experience of our longest zipline together!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Whakarewarewa Village Guided Tour
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Whakarewarewa Village Guided Tour

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Experience the warmth of our Legacy Guided Tours through New Zealand’s iconic Maori village. Our village guides are direct descendants of the early Māori guides who’s legacy shaped tourism in New Zealand for generations. Their insights, knowledge and legendary hospitality (manaakitanga) adds depth and richness to the experience you’ll have at Whakarewarewa.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Rotorua Glow Worm Kayaking Tour
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Rotorua Glow Worm Kayaking Tour

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As the sun sets over the Bay of Plenty, take a kayak into the hidden glow worm caves around the Rotorua Caves on this remarkable after-dark tour. Instead of trying to find your own way out to the caves, take a kayak across the lakes with a guide by your side who can help you navigate the tunnels and keep you on course. Marvel at the clusters of glowing bugs and the way they light up these underground rock formations.
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  • 3 hours
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Twilight Kayak Glow worm Tour
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Twilight Kayak Glow worm Tour

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Adventurous travelers will love this glowworm-spotting tour with a difference. As the sun gets lower in the sky, paddle in a kayak on Lake Karapiro and along the Pokaiwhenua Stream. You’ll see beautiful native plants and bird life, and rock formations that have been naturally carved over centuries. Once the light disappears, you’ll see thousands of glowworms lighting your way. This tour is a fun way to experience some of New Zealand’s best natural attractions.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Lake Rotoiti Evening Kayak Tour including Hot Springs, Glowworm Caves and BBQ Dinner

Lake Rotoiti Evening Kayak Tour including Hot Springs, Glowworm Caves and BBQ Dinner

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Spend a magical evening kayaking on Lake Rotoiti, where you visit glowworm caves and have plenty of time to soak in natural hot springs before a barbecue picnic dinner. Paddle with an expert guide into lakeside caves only accessed by boat to see glowworms and crayfish, then revel in the sunset reflected on the tranquil waters. Instruction, equipment and round-trip hotel transport from Rotorua are all included.
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  • 7 hours
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Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour
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Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour

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Discover Rotorua on a 1.5-hour duck tour. This sightseeing adventure takes you aboard a World War II amphibious vehicle — able to travel on land and water. Start with a city tour past Government Gardens, the Blue Baths and more before splashing down into Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Lake Okareka. Enjoy family fun along the way with a provided duck caller, and listen to live commentary about Rotorua’s history and local landmarks.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes
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Mt. Tarawera Volcano Scenic Floatplane Tour from Rotorua
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Mt. Tarawera Volcano Scenic Floatplane Tour from Rotorua

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Soar above the otherworldly volcanic landscapes of Mt. Tarawera on seaplane flight from Rotorua. The expert pilot-guide navigates over the Steaming Cliffs and the Waimangu Volcanic Valley, then returns via the Blue and Green Lakes and the bubbling geysers of Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve. Experience the thrill of a water take-off and landing on Rotorua Lake, with a convenient hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 30 minutes
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The Hell's Gate Experience

The Hell's Gate Experience

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Learn more about Rotorua’s culture and natural history when you visit the Hell’s Gate geothermal park. Simplify your visit by pre-purchasing your entry ticket. Take advantage of the included guided tours, which includes a self-guided option if you’d prefer to go at your own pace. Try Maori carving in the carving house and soak in the geothermal waters, if you like.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Rotoura Day tour including Hobbiton and Te Puia - lunch included at Hobbiton

Rotoura Day tour including Hobbiton and Te Puia - lunch included at Hobbiton

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Set off from Rotorua and travel north through lush farmland to the iconic Hobbiton Movie Set. Take a guided tour and discover how this working farm was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle-earth. Sit down to a tasty lunch at the Green Dragon Inn, then make your way back to Rotorua and visit TePuia, one of New Zealand’s top cultural venues. Receive a traditional welcome and discover TePuia's history and lineage with a personalized guided tour. Afterwards, explore Te Puia's geothermal valley, seeing bubbling mud and steaming geysers.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Mt Tarawera Volcanic Guided Hike Experience
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Mt Tarawera Volcanic Guided Hike Experience

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Experience the majesty of Mt Tarawera and gain insight into New Zealand’s rich geology on this 4-hour hike from Rotorua. Travel by off-road 4x4 vehicle into the North Island wilderness with a guide. Follow winding hiking trails from the base of Mt Tarawera up to the crater’s edge, and learn all about the mighty volcano’s 1886 eruption. From your vantage point near the crater, admire panoramic views over the geothermal valley of Waimangu. This exciting hiking tour is suited to adventurers of all ages.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua

Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua

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Explore the New Zealand countryside on horseback on this 1-hour horse trekking tour from Rotorua. Climb onto your horse and head into the foothills of Mt Ngongotaha with a guide. Follow winding trails over working farmland and through native bush, and admire beautiful views over Lake Rotorua. Stop along the way to capture the views on camera, then descend back through the green paddocks to base. This horse trek is suitable for beginners and experienced riders alike, with horses and ponies to match all riding abilities.
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  • 1 hour
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Kaituna White-Water Rafting Adventure
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Kaituna White-Water Rafting Adventure

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Challenge yourself against the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall and enjoy outdoor adventure in New Zealand on this 3.5-hour Kaituna white-water rafting adventure from Rotorua. Hop into your raft in the Kahikitea Forest and take to the waves with a guide. During your tour, navigate steep canyons through native forest, and test your nerve over 14 challenging rapids. Splash, paddle and roll through New Zealand’s spectacular scenery and make the most of this North Island outdoor adventure. A full briefing and all safety equipment are included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Volcanic Valley Self Guided Walking and Hiking at Waimangu

Volcanic Valley Self Guided Walking and Hiking at Waimangu

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Explore the geothermal landscape of Rotorua at your own pace on this self-guided Waimangu hiking tour. Follow winding hiking trails through Waimangu — the world’s youngest geothermal system — and marvel at the scenery you find. Admire unique geothermal features including Frying Pan Lake, Inferno Crater Lake and Lake Rotomahana, and enjoy breathtaking views over hot springs and steam vents throughout the forest and grasslands. Along the way, gain insight into the geothermal activity from your guide sheet and watch for the native plant and animal life for which Waimangu is famous. Enjoy a much needed rest and take advantage of the shuttle bus to return you to the start at the end of your hike.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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What people are saying about Rotorua Tours

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Mitai Maori Village Cultural Experience in Rotorua
"My husband and I loved this Mitai Māori experience! It was very fun and informative and the food was very delicious! It was an amazing night and we highly recommend it!"..."
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Hobbiton Day Tour from Rotorua with lunch at Hobbiton
"It was a long day but we had enough time at Waitomo and the Agrodome but a little rushed at the geysers. The guided tour at the geysers was excellent. The lunch that was provided was good and the sandwich on the way to Auckland was also good. Overall it was great value for the money."..."
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Cultural Experience & Seasonal Māori Cuisine at Te Pā Tū
"A wonderful experience and glimpse into the lives of a Māori lifestyle of old. The team were all informative and committed to ensuring our enjoyment and education on their cultures and customs. The entertainment was great too. The food was excellent although I’m not sure it reflected Māori foods?!"..."
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Rotorua Rafting - Kaituna River White Water Rafting
"The last waterfall is a bit of a doozy! The experience was good fun. Safety instructions were very clear so never felt in any danger even when things went a little pear shaped on the 3rd waterfall."..."
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Rotorua Small Group Morning Tour Waimangu and Wai O Tapu
"i went on this tour solo because my boyfriend couldn’t make it. I am so glad I did it. It was an amazing days in such incredible and stunning places! The guide was amazing explaining everything in details both about landscape and mori’s culture. .I learnt a lot and was a great day. We were a really small group and that was fantastic: such a different and better experience than the usual tour with a lot of people. Highly recommended!"..."
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Ziplining Forest Adventure - The Original Canopy Tour Rotorua
"This trip was absolutely incredible. The Alex’s and Sarah were a great group of guides. Incredible sense of humor and incredibly knowledgeable I’d do this tour again in a heart beat. I had so much fun doing this"..."
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Hell's Gate Mud Bath & Spas
"We loved it, great experience, friendly staff, good facilities Will recommend. The temp of the 2 pools was perfect. Easy location to find from central Rotorua"..."
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Rotorua to Auckland Including Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves
"Everything ran on time. The caves are busy (because they always are), but really cool to see. Driver provided interesting commentary."..."
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Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour Including Te Puia from Auckland
"Loved the Maori school in session for wood carving and weaving at Te Puia. Waitamo Caves is a great combined experience in caves and biolumminesent creatures. Excellent guide and experience overall."..."
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Katoa Jet Boat tour on Lake Rotorua
"We had fun time riding jet boat on lake Rotorua. It is really amazing experience. Highly recommended to family or friends."..."
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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Small-Group Day Tour From Rotorua
"Andrew, the tour guide, was awesome, really sweet. The tour was incredible, everything it's super beautifull."..."
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Ziplining Forest Experience - The Ultimate Canopy Tour Rotorua
"Jake & team were great to zip line with. They were informative, ensured we were safe, and were great company. Would highly recommend for those in the Rotorua area!"..."
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Whakarewarewa Village Guided Tour
"Learning about the Māori people and their rich history was an absolute privilege. A wonderful experience that I would thoroughly recommend. Can’t believe that the Māori residents allow people to visit but grateful for the opportunity. Thanks to our guide."..."
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Rotorua Glow Worm Kayaking Tour
"Wonderful tour guides and easy going kayak trip. My pants did get a little wet sitting in the boat but that was to be expected. The provided booties and headlamp was nice though."..."
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Twilight Kayak Glow worm Tour
"The best was when we all went through the caves , so silent and dark and just the glow worms. They were so pretty and perfect. It was well planned and timed. A very amazing experience. The Raro juice was soooooo good. Kaleb knew his things well, it was also fun and friendly. Thank you for the awesome experience."..."
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Lake Rotoiti Evening Kayak Tour including Hot Springs, Glowworm Caves and BBQ Dinner
"It was a beautiful experience, both energetic with the kayaking, interesting culturally with the local Māori stories, beautiful with the glow worms and relaxing with the lakeside hot pools! The bbq dinner was a nice bonus!"..."
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Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour
"Your guide was great kept us entertained and very knowledgeable thanks for great experience. Beautiful sceneries and awesome truck/boat"..."
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Mt. Tarawera Volcano Scenic Floatplane Tour from Rotorua
"Wow!! What an amazing experience. We were so fortunate to be upgraded to the Helicopter flight at late notice. Can’t say enough about how awesome this experience, staff and guide were. Thank you so much to the team for giving us a memory for a life time."..."
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The Hell's Gate Experience
"Hells Gate was definitely an experience... to see all the mud pools and sulfur pools was nothing like i'd seen before. Then after the 2km walk, no better way to relax than in the mud pool yourself... such a great day"..."
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Rotoura Day tour including Hobbiton and Te Puia - lunch included at Hobbiton
"This was a great tour. The people were knowledgable and very helpfull. As expected we saw a lot and were on and off the bus. the ability to return for a second look on the same pass was good. Definatly a great way to see everything."..."
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Mt Tarawera Volcanic Guided Hike Experience
"Awesome experience, a special place steeped in history. Frank and Dan were friendly, fun, knowledgeable and patient. I would love to have spent the whole day up there and walked further."..."
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Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua
"Great advise from the instructors who made it a pleasant experience. The view was amazing. Would do it again and will be telling other to give it a go."..."
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Kaituna White-Water Rafting Adventure
"This trip was absolutely amazing. Jackie was an awesome guide and had alot of fun in the kayaks between waterfalls, getting out of the kayak for fun, and paddling back into the rapids. Would recommend to all."..."
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Volcanic Valley Self Guided Walking and Hiking at Waimangu
"I had never been to a place like this before - it was like being in another world, like Jurassic Park. The bus back up the hill at the end was a perk too!"..."
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