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Full-Day Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Tour from TaurangaDay Trips

Full-Day Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Tour from Tauranga

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Experience the mythical world of Middle Earth on a half-day tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set from Tauranga. Explore the magnificent film set and admire original props from the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies on a guided tour; see iconic sites such as Gandalf's cutting, Bag End, and the Green Dragon Inn; and enjoy a Hobbit-themed lunch (own expense) at the Shires Rest Café.
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  • 5 hours 18 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 118.23
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US$ 118.23

Full-Day Small-Group Rotorua Shore Excursion From TaurangaDay Trips

Full-Day Small-Group Rotorua Shore Excursion From Tauranga

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When your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, experience the wonders of New Zealand's North Island in a small group on this full-day tour to Rotorua. Take in sights such as Mount Maunganui, Sulphur Bay on Lake Rotorua, hot springs around Rotorua, and places of importance to the Maori people. Taste fresh kiwi fruit at an orchard, stroll through the Redwood Forest, and admire the manicured grounds of Government Gardens. Your small-group tour includes guide, entrance fees, air-conditioned transportation, and port pickup and drop-off.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 68.85
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US$ 68.85

Shore Excursion: Rotorua and Te Puia including Maori Cultural Show from TaurangaDay Trips

Shore Excursion: Rotorua and Te Puia including Maori Cultural Show from Tauranga

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While your cruise ship awaits in Tauranga, take a small-group shore excursion to Te Puia and Rotorua, stopping en route at Kiwi 360 and Okere Falls. A professional guide transfers you by minibus to Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, home to Pohutu Geyser. Walk by the bubbling mud pools and watch a Maori cultural show of traditional carving and weaving. Then set out for the sights of Rotorua and finish with a visit to Hamurana Spring. Numbers are limited to 16 people for a personalized experience.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 108.67
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US$ 108.67

Shore Excursion: Geothermal Rotorua with Maori Cultural Performance at WhakarewarewaDay Trips

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$ 103.63
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Explore TaurangaDay Trips

Explore Tauranga

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Explore exquisite Tauranga in style, riding in a luxurious modern Mercedes tour-vehicle as you cruise from hilltop to seaside and sample along the way some of New Zealand’s finest honey and kiwifruit export produce. After learning about and tasting the delights of rural Tauranga this tour returns you to port comfortably, and contented - stopping at a scenic lookout to take in the natural beauty of the Bay of Plenty from above.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 55.64
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Hobbiton & Tauranga Highlights Shore Excursion from TaurangaDay Trips

Hobbiton & Tauranga Highlights Shore Excursion from Tauranga

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On this full-day shore excursion, take a journey deep into Middle Earth without the stress and strict scheduling of a large group tour. Drive from Tauranga into the heart of the Waikato with a small group and guide and visit Hobbiton, the iconic filming location from Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. But this is more than just a there-and-back-again Lord of the Rings tour: also spend some time in the secluded New Zealand bush at McLaren Falls Park and see the striking titular waterfall.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 128.67
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US$ 128.67

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Unique Authentic Maori Village & Geothermal Inc LunchDay Trips

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Unique Authentic Maori Village & Geothermal Inc 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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US$ 113.36
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US$ 113.36
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Wai-O-Tapu Plus Te Puia GeothermalsDay Trips

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Wai-O-Tapu Plus Te Puia Geothermals

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This Tauranga shore excursion allows cruise passengers to explore Whakarewarewa and Wai-O-Tapu—one of New Zealand’s most colorful and diverse geothermal attractions. With a guide in the lead, there’s no need to worry about navigation, just take your time visiting geothermal landscapes and famous geysers. After a morning in Wai-O-Tapu, visit the Living Maori Village, and take a drive through Rotorua—also known as “Sulphur City” for its sulfur-rich air.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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US$ 138.40
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Deluxe Rotorua Shore Excursion: Geothermal Valley Geysers Redwood Forest & LunchDay Trips

Deluxe Rotorua Shore Excursion: Geothermal Valley Geysers Redwood Forest & Lunch

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When your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, take a small-group 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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 112.67
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Deluxe small group Cruise Day Tour, Rotorua, Tauranga & Mt Maunganui highlightsDay Trips

Deluxe small group Cruise Day Tour, Rotorua, Tauranga & Mt Maunganui highlights

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Easily explore the area outside the Port of Tauranga during this guided tour that includes port pickup and drop-off. First visit a New Zealand kiwi orchard, and get the chance to taste the native fruit yourself. Catch sight of natural wonders such as Okere Falls, Blue Lake, and Whakarewarewa Forest before going to taste New Zealand honey at a local farm (time permitting).
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 75.81
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US$ 75.81
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Te Puia Geothermals, Maori and KiwifruitDay Trips

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Te Puia Geothermals, Maori and Kiwifruit

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Discover geothermal activity among top North Island attractions in New Zealand on this full-day shore excursion to Te Puia from Mt Maunganui Port. Visit a kiwifruit orchard with your guide in Te Puke. Head through the geothermal valley of Whakarewarewa to the mud pools in Te Puia and see the famous Pohutu Geyser erupt. Discover ancient Maori arts and crafts, and watch a performance of the ‘haka’ — the traditional Maori war dance. Take in top Rotorua attractions including the Government Gardens, the Bath House and Rachel's Pool.
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  • 7 hours
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US$ 117.54
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Rotorua and Geothermal Living Maori Village TourDay Trips

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$ 100.84
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua Geothermals ComboDay Trips

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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US$ 173.18
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Shore Excursion: Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from TaurangaDay Trips

Shore Excursion: Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga

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When your ship pulls into port in Tauranga, explore Rotorua on a guided shore excursion. Your full-day itinerary includes a welcome concert at the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute at Te Puia, where you’ll explore the extensive geothermal grounds, see a flax-weaving demonstration, and visit the nocturnal Kiwi House. Then tour Rotorua highlights such as the Government Gardens and stop at Okere Falls and Kiwi 360 for tastings.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 107.80
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermals at Whakarewarewa Maori VillageDay Trips

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
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US$ 103.63
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa Combo Including LunchDay Trips

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa Combo Including Lunch

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This Tauranga shore excursion stands out from others by offering a 2-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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 142.57
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Hobbiton Lord Of The Rings Movie Set and Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Combo TourDay Trips

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Hobbiton Lord Of The Rings Movie Set and Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Combo Tour

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Spend a day off your cruise ship and get out of the city on this day trip to two popular North Island attractions, Whakarewarewa and Hobbiton. Save time hiring a car and getting used to New Zealand roads; your guide meets you at the port and heads straight into the heartland. Visit Whakarewarewa, a bubbling geothermal landscape and home to the local Māori iwi (tribe), then head across the Kaimai Ranges to Hobbiton, an authentic movie set from the Lord of the Rings.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 169.52
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Shore Excursion Rotorua Maori Culture, Geysers, Mudpools & Concert at Te PuiaDay Trips

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

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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$ 117.54
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi HouseDay Trips

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House

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Explore one of the North Island’s most impressive natural wonders and see the national symbol of New Zealand on this shore excursion from Tauranga. Walk through the caves to see stalagmites and stalactites before boarding a small boat to the incredible Waitomo Caves, filled with glittering glow-worms. Then visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House to learn more about the native birds. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 166.92
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Shore Excursion: Local Tasting Tour from TaurangaDay Trips

Shore Excursion: Local Tasting Tour from Tauranga

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Discover the prestigious food and drink purveyors of Tauranga and Karangahake when your ship pulls into port. Sip and savor a diverse array of tastings and two award-winning wineries. This shore excursion includes pickup and drop-off by minivan.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 125.19
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Best of Rotorua TourDay Trips

Best of Rotorua Tour

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Some of the Bay of Plenty’s most exciting towns and attractions are some way from the coast, which can make them tough to get to if you’re exploring the region on a cruise ship. This day-long tour to Rotorua solves that problem by picking you up direct from your cruise ship in Tauranga. Drive just under 50 miles to Rotorua and explore the town, including stops at Te Puia, a hub of local Māori culture and geothermal activity, the beautiful Government Gardens and the towering Redwood Forest.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 107.80
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Tauranga Port Shore Excursion: Hobbiton Movie Set TourDay Trips

Tauranga Port Shore Excursion: Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

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Take a trip through Middle Earth on a small-group shore excursion to the Hobbiton Movie Set from Tauranga. You’ll duck into hobbit holes, learn the secrets behind the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, then belly up to the bar at the Green Dragon Inn. With round-trip, climate-controlled transport from the Port of Tauranga, this is a convenient way to experience one of New Zealand’s top sites, and group size is limited to 15 people for personal service from the guide.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 137.36
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Private Tour Rotorua Shore Excursion up to 8 PassengersDay Trips

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$ 556.38
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Hobbiton Movie Set and the Geysers of Te Puia, RotoruaDay Trips

Hobbiton Movie Set and the Geysers of Te Puia, Rotorua

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Visit two of the North Island’s top attractions in one day with this tour to the Hobbiton movie set and the geysers of Te Puia and Rotorua. Take a 2-hour guided tour of Hobbiton that includes plenty of ‘Lord of the Rings’ trivia. Then see Pohutu Geyser and other geothermal wonders in Te Puia Whakarewarewa Valley. You’ll also hear commentary about Maori culture, and view lots of stunning scenery.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 173.87
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