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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
per group
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US$ 556.38
per group

Tauranga Shore Excursion: 6-hour Private Vehicle with Professional GuideHalf-day Tours

Tauranga Shore Excursion: 6-hour Private Vehicle with Professional Guide

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Design your own perfect shore excursion with a 6-hour, private tour from the Port of Tauranga that’s tailored to your cruise schedule and interests. Explore the geothermal landscape of Rotorua, step into Middle Earth at Hobbiton, or visit a Maori marae to see traditional carving, crafts, and dances. This 6-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at your cruise port, and accommodates your private group of up to 15 people.
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  • 6 hours
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US$ 508.56
per group
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US$ 508.56
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Private Shore Excursion Rotorua/ Tauranga Maori culture, Geyser & concert Bus Tours

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$ 761.54
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US$ 761.54
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From Tauranga. Private Day Tour. 'Whaka Living Maori Village' Rotorua.Day Trips

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$ 521.61
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US$ 521.61

Private Wai-O-Tapu : Lady Knoxs Geyser : Champagne Lake : Polynesian Spa or Agrodome Shore ExcursionNature and Wildlife

Private Wai-O-Tapu : Lady Knoxs Geyser : Champagne Lake : Polynesian Spa or Agrodome Shore Excursion

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Rotorua is New Zealand’s most active and colorful geothermal area, with bubbling mud, regular geyser eruptions, and beautiful mineral-rich hot springs. See more of the resort-town’s unique volcanic landscape and its pastoral surrounds on this private full-day shore excursion from Tauranga. Choose between two afternoon activities: relaxation at the Polynesian Spa Resort or an exciting time at the acclaimed Agrodome Farm Show.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 309.49
Price varies by group size
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US$ 309.49
Price varies by group size
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Private Tour Tauranga Highlights Shore Excursion up to 8 passengersBus Tours

Private Tour Tauranga Highlights 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 rainforest walks and stunning waterfalls. 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 - McLaren Falls Park and bushwalks - Tauranga Harbourfront - Hairy McLary Bronze sculptures OPTIONAL EXTRAS: - The Elms Mission House Tauranga
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 347.74
per group
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US$ 347.74
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From Tauranga. Private Day Tour. Rotorua Geysers and Hobbiton Movie Set.Day Trips

From Tauranga. Private Day Tour. Rotorua Geysers and Hobbiton Movie Set.

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See two world-famous attractions in one day. Small-Group, Max 8 People. Te Puia Geysers ... Heartland of Rotorua's geothermal activity & Maori culture. See and experience 'Pohutu' geyser the largest active geyser in the Southern Hemisphere in action rumbling away as it erupts boiling water and steam up to 100 feet. An awesome sight. See & smell boiling mud pools, hot water pools, steam vents, a steaming volcanic landscape. HOBBITON ... A Visit to Middle Earth - Escape into the enchanting world of JRR Tolkien’s famous stories. A world of enduring fantasy where the amazing films were brought to life. Set across the 12 acres Hobbit Village. See Bilbo’s house, The Water Mill, Green Dragon Inn, the Arched Bridge, 44 Hobbit houses, gardens, wandering pathways, The Party Tree, lakes. If you haven’t read the books or seen the movies you will still love it.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 694.78
per group
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US$ 694.78
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 From Tauranga: Private Day Tour, Magical Hobbiton Movie Set.Day Trips

From Tauranga: Private Day Tour, Magical Hobbiton Movie Set.

A Visit to Middle Earth. Immerse yourself into the enchanting world of J.R.R Tolkien’s famous stories. After traveling thousands of miles to visit New Zealand you cannot miss this opportunity to experience this magical tour of the Hobbiton & Lord Of The Rings Movie Set. You may not come back this way again ... This two hour guided tour will take you into a world of breathtaking fantasy where these amazing films were brought to life by the world-famous New Zealand director, Peter Jackson. Nestled amid lush rolling farmland in a 12-acre valley is the Hobbit Village on the shores of the picturesque Long Lake and The Watermill. See Bilbo's house, The Water Mill, Green Dragon, the Arched Bridge, 44 Hobbit houses, gardens, wandering pathways, The Party Tree, lakes. Listen to the wonderful stories and tales of Gandalf, Frodo, and the villagers. If you haven't read the books or seen the movies you will still love it ... It’s a piece of history, and it’s magical.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 522.12
per group
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US$ 522.12
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 From Tauranga. Private Day Tour. Day Trips

From Tauranga. Private Day Tour. "Te Puia" Geysers. Rotorua

After leaving Tauranga Port we tour downtown Mount Maunganui, a popular Kiwi holiday destination and it's stunning white sandy surf beach, voted best in New Zealand. We visit a kiwifruit orchard (3 billion-dollar horticultural industry in the region) Drive through lush farmland, native bush, pine forest plantations and scenic lakes district. New Zealand hinterland at its best. Arriving at Te Puia, see, smell & hear "Pohutu Geyser" the biggest geyser in the southern hemisphere, rumbling noisily as it erupts, a stream of steam and boiling water up to 30 meters (100ft) Marvel at the display of bubbling mud & hot water pools in a steaming volcanic landscape! All very safe. Experience a traditional Maori welcome, an entertaining cultural performance, and the fierce Haka. See NZ's iconic kiwi bird, pre-European Maori village, wood carving, and flax weaving. We explore Rotorua's lakefront, highlights, govt gardens, and historical architectural gem the Elizabethan Spa Bath House.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 522.12
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US$ 522.12
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 From Tauranga. Private Day Tour. Wia-O-Tapu Wonderland & Te Puia GeysersDay Trips

From Tauranga. Private Day Tour. Wia-O-Tapu Wonderland & Te Puia Geysers

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Two of New Zealand's most spectacular Geothermal Parks. Small Groups, Max 8 people. Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland ... A self-guided tour following demarcated tracks through a stunning variety of volcanic phenomena. You’ll see fantastic naturally colored hot and cold pools, the world-famous Champagne Pool, massive craters and New Zealand’s largest boiling mud pool; Wai-O-Tapu was formed over thousands of years of continuous volcanic activity. Te Puia Geysers ... Heartland of Rotorua's geothermal activity & Maori culture. See and experience 'Pohutu' geyser the largest active geyser in the Southern Hemisphere in action rumbling away as it erupts boiling water and steam up to 100 feet. An awesome sight. See & smell boiling mud pools, hot water pools, steam vents, a steaming volcanic landscape.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 653.75
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US$ 653.75
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Shore Excursion Port Tauranga to RotoruaDay Trips

Shore Excursion Port Tauranga to Rotorua

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Plenty of shore excursions from the Port of Tauranga run to a preset timetable of activities all over the Bay of Plenty. Save yourself the stress of strict meeting times and stops you don’t want to visit with this private shuttle service that will take you wherever you and your group want to go, no questions asked. Choose from a range of Rotorua and Bay of Plenty highlights; if you need help building a schedule that suits your interests, get help from your guide and tailor.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 869.34
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US$ 869.34
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Private Shore Excursion: Tauranga Photography TourPrivate and Luxury

Private Shore Excursion: Tauranga Photography Tour

This private shore excursion from your cruise ships arrival into the Port of Tauranga and take you on an 8 hour Tauranga photography tour and workshop. On this workshop, you’ll learn how to shoot dramatic, awe-inspiring coastal landscapes, plus forest and river photography.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 274.71
Price varies by group size
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US$ 274.71
Price varies by group size

Private Shore Excursion: Taste of Plenty Food TourHalf-day Tours

Private Shore Excursion: Taste of Plenty Food Tour

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The Bay of Plenty’s culinary highlights aren’t limited to the restaurants in Tauranga city. On this day trip into the heart of the Bay of Plenty, discover some of those highlights. Instead of wasting your time on meticulously planning an itinerary, visit orchards, factories and specialist retailers scattered across the countryside. Drive through the charming Bay of Plenty farmland and sample the varied tastes and flavours of the region.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 591.15
per group
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US$ 591.15
per group

Day Excursions to Waiotapu Thermal WonderlandDay Trips

Day Excursions to Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland

Cjays are one of the few operators that offer this tour and we will make it a Private day out for you and anyone else you would like to join you. We care that you enjoy your day out with us and that you will not be crowded by groups for your special shore excursion
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 610.27
per group
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US$ 610.27
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Harley Tour of the Mount 20minsPrivate and Luxury

Harley Tour of the Mount 20mins

Cruise around beautiful Mount Maunganui on a Harley Davidson. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the immediate area.
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  • 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 27.82
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US$ 27.82

Rainbow Springs and Rotorua Shore Excursion Private TourDay Trips

Rainbow Springs and Rotorua Shore Excursion Private Tour

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 to visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park as part of your day tour and 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.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 576.37
per group
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US$ 576.37
per group

Combo Tours to Rotorua / HobbitonDay Trips

Combo Tours to Rotorua / Hobbiton

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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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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 176.30
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US$ 176.30

Kick Ass AdventuresPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Kick Ass Adventures

Cruise Mount Maunganui with Us Our open aired 4 wheel drive ATV is ideally placed to carry 5 passengers, plus our local driver to show you the sights of New Zealand's premier beach location and the many sights that this beautiful part of the world has on offer.
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  • 15 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 52.16
per group
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US$ 52.16
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The best of Tauranga walking tourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

The best of Tauranga walking tour

Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. You will have a chance to explore the city, while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Why is Tauranga known as a very popular lifestyle and tourism destination? Tauranga has many outlying islands and reefs that make it a notable tourist destination point for travelling scuba divers and marine enthusiasts.You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings and corners of Tauranga. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it! * You will be guided by a local charismatic guide * You will hear the stories and legends of the city * You will visit the charming places
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 478.04
per group
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US$ 478.04
per group
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Romantic tour in TaurangaValentine's Day

Romantic tour in Tauranga

An exclusive tour for all the romantics of the world! Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most romantic places in the city. Did you know The lush parks and golden beaches of Tauranga make a popular destination for lovers? You will feel spellbound in a charming atmosphere. What is considered as one of the best places to have a date in the city? Where can you make lovely photos? You will be surprised how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, parks of the city. From heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious or spicy ones. What is so special about the mount of Maunganui? Why is it considered a favorite spot for couples? Tauranga has a good mix of modern amenities and nature, making it a favourable place to explore with your loved one. Many festivities take place on and around the main beach in the north of the suburb. This tour is especially recommended in the Saint Valentine period!
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$ 478.04
per group
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US$ 478.04
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Hobbiton + Waitomo Glowworm Caves Private TourDay Trips

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Hobbiton + Waitomo Glowworm Caves Private Tour

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This small-group shore excursion from Tauranga is designed to maximize cruise passengers’ time on land and skip the lines, as all tickets are pre-booked. Visit two of New Zealand’s must-see attractions—the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and the Hobbiton Movie Set—in an easy day trip. Receive personalized attention on a small-group tour by private minivan rather than a big, impersonal tour bus.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 152.57
Price varies by group size
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US$ 152.57
Price varies by group size
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