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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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa Combo Including Lunch

This Tauranga Shore Excursion stands out from others by offering a two-course lunch and a visit to a Polynesian spa. The basics of local shore excursions are included too: travel with a small group to the Rotorua geothermal geyser, mud pools, and steam vents, and then see a Maori dance performance. At the spa, soak in hot mineral springs with views of Lake Rotorua.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 360 to 390 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Tauranga Port - Rotorua: Unique Authentic Maori Village & Geothermal, Inc: Lunch

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
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Deluxe Rotorua Shore Excursion: Geothermal Valley, Geysers, Redwood Forest Including Lunch

When your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, take a small-group 6-hour shore excursion that showcases Maori culture and New Zealand's natural beauty. Highlights include the Living Maori Village, the geothermal geysers, kiwi orchards, and traditional cultural performance. Indulge in a deluxe 2-course lunch and a sightseeing tour of Rotorua before a walk among the redwoods of the Whakarewarewa Forest and a visit to the Tudor-style design museum. Your small-group tour includes admission fees, lunch, and round-trip transportation from the cruise port.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Shore Excursion Rotorua & Maori Culture, Geysers, Mudpools & Concert at Te Puia

Explore New Zealand’s Maori culture, and marvel at geysers and mud pools beneath Mt Maunganui on this full-day Rotorua tour. Travel from Tauranga Port by coach with your guide and discover some of the North Island’s top attractions. Admire pristine beaches and million-dollar homes in Mt Maunganui. Visit the Kiwi 360 Visitor Centre to sample homegrown wine and fruit. Discover dense forests, shimmering lakes and rolling farmland, and immerse yourself in Maori culture in Rotorua. See bubbling mud pools and shooting geysers, and gain insight into traditional Maori crafts.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 114.23
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Rotorua Geysers and Hobbiton experience

Journey from Tauranga to Middle Earth on this popular all-activities-paid tour through the geothermal mists of Rotorua and on to nearby Hobbiton. Marvel at bubbling-hot mud pools, scorched earth and steamy geysers in Rotorua, before stepping back-in-time for a world-famous cultural performance by local Maori. Then, head toward the rural Hobbiton movie set for a two-hour fully-guided tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 195.35
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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

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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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Dunedin Onshore Cruise Group Tour

When your cruise ship docks in Dunedin, explore the cultural and natural landmarks of the city and Otago Peninsula on a small-group shore excursion. Customize your itinerary with popular options like Baldwin Street, St. Paul's Cathedral, Olveston House, Larnach Castle, and Koekohe Beach. Your guide can tailor the tour to suit your group’s interests, whether you want to spend more time in the countryside or city.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Combo Tours to HobbitonRotorua and WaitomoHobbiton also WaiotapuWhakarewarewa

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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  • 800 to 1,800 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 800 to 1,800 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Rotorua Cultural and Rejuvenation Tour

This tour is exclusive to Adventure and Cultural Tours Bay of Plenty. We have combined two of the best destinations Rotorua has to offer into this one special day tour. Highly popular for those on Shore Excursion, this tour really offers a wonderful cultural experience and incorporates the renowned Polynesian Spa to provide all of our guests with the most wonderful and relaxing day possible. We like to treat our guests like royalty and this day tour really delivers the best destinations, the best service and all at an affordable price.
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  • 7 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Maori Village & Geothermal Rotorua With Sightseeing

Join us on this small group tour from the Port of Tauranga!One day in port and so much to see, let us take you there as we stop at some favourite stops along the way.Take in the Beautiful Mount Maunganui beach and surrounding area.Visit a working Kiwi fruit orchard for taste testing, photo’s and rest stop.Offical Maori guided tour at Whakarewarewa Rotorua’s Geothermal valleySee erupting geysers, hot spring, bubbling mud and much more.Learn how the Maori’s have utilities this landscape for cooking, bathing and heating.Enjoy a live cultural performance show with songs and dance including the Haka.Highlights drive and stops around Rotorua.Redwood forest Rotorua Lake frontMuseum and Government gardens including the rose gardens.Blue Baths and Rachels springs.Plenty of time for rest stops, photo opportunities and gift shopping along the way.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • 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.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

WaioTapu, Pohutu Geyser and the Maori Geothermal village -Rotorua

Geothermal Highlights TourIf 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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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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