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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua HighlightsNature and Wildlife

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$ 100.04
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US$ 100.04

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$ 68.17
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US$ 68.17

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Including Rotorua SightseeingFull-day Tours

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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US$ 173.89
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US$ 173.89

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set TourDay Trips

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

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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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  • 6 hours to 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 113.46
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US$ 113.46

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$ 106.74
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US$ 106.74

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$ 171.46
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US$ 171.46

Shore Excursion: Tauranga Morning Highlights - with FREE lunchFull-day Tours

Shore Excursion: Tauranga Morning Highlights - with FREE lunch

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Discover golden sand beaches, kiwi fruit orchards, historic buildings and traditional New Zealand culture on this Tauranga shore excursion including Mt. Maunganui. Travel along Pilot Bay with your guide and gaze across Tauranga Harbour to Matakana Island. Discover evidence of ancient Maori settlements near Mt. Maunganui. Soak up the sunshine at Mt. Ocean Beach, admire the affluent Marine Parade and visit a kiwi orchard. Then, head into the hills for panoramic city and harbor views.
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  • 4 hours
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US$ 61.29
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US$ 61.29

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$ 167.84
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US$ 167.84
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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$ 116.38
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Te Puia Maori Cultural Centre and Rotorua City SightseeingFull-day Tours

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Te Puia Maori Cultural Centre and Rotorua City Sightseeing

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When your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, gain insight into New Zealand’s natural and cultural heritage on a shore excursion to Rotorua. At the Te Puia Maori cultural center, discover boiling mud pools and Pohutu Geyser on a walk through the Whakarewarewa geothermal valley; learn about Maori customs at the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute; and spot the elusive kiwi bird.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 104.73
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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$ 141.16
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US$ 141.16
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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$ 75.06
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US$ 75.06
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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$ 107.59
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US$ 107.59

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$ 165.27
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5.5hr Tauranga Shore Excursion: Te Puia Geyser Valley & Kiwi fruit Orchard TourDay Trips

5.5hr Tauranga Shore Excursion: Te Puia Geyser Valley & Kiwi fruit Orchard Tour

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Step off your ship at the Port of Tauranga and enjoy a day around Rotorua and Mount Maunganui. Visit some of the hot pools and bubbling geysers of Rotorua and learn about how Maori traditions are woven with the landscape. Drive through the wide streets of Rotorua and see some of its beautiful locations with your guide, and visit a green kiwifruit orchard before returning to port.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 93.99
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US$ 93.99
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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$ 111.56
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US$ 111.56
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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$ 117.06
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal WondersFull-day Tours

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Wonders

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See the explosive power of Rotorua’s Pohuto Geyser on a full-day, small-group shore excursion from Tauranga to Te Puia. You’ll find simmering mud pools heated by geothermal activity, spot endangered kiwi birds, and watch a cultural performance of traditional Maori songs and war dances. Following your time at Te Puia, head into Rotorua for a tour of the town’s highlights, then return to Tauranga through a landscape of kiwi orchards and rolling terrain. Group size is limited to 15 people for more personal service from the guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 113.62
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V8 Trike Tours NZPrivate and Luxury

V8 Trike Tours NZ

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V8 Trike Tours NZ offer a unique, fun and thrilling experience exploring the Bay of Plenty on a V8 Chevrolet Trike. Built in New Zealand, powered by a 5.7L 350 (330 bhp) Chevrolet Edelbrock motor, our trikes are the ultimate in power and excitement. With the low centre of gravity the trikes are stable, have less roll and amazing grip around corners. NO HELMETS REQUIRED –Our trikes are operated under a TSL with NZTA and registered as cars (not motorbikes) so helmets are not required. They are fitted with bucket seats complete with compulsory 3-point seat belts. Our drivers are NZTA passenger endorsed and are knowledgeable offering a fully guided tour. From the age of 2 to 102 we cater for all - disabled and special needs can also take these rides as they are stimulating and fun. Acreditted with an Excellence Award, V8 Trike Tours NZ are Qualmark, ISS, Tourism NZ & Tourism Bay of Plenty endorsed.
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  • 25 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 120.85
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Small-Group Bay of Plenty and Tauranga TourHalf-day Tours

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Small-Group Bay of Plenty and Tauranga Tour

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This half-day shore excursion from New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty highlights the rural riches of the Tauranga region. Enjoy samplings of manuka honey in this tranquil corner of the North Island where rolling farmlands dot the landscape. Head into the Kaimai mountains and follow your guide on an easy walk to the waterfall at McLaren Falls Park. A maximum of 19 participants ensures a small-group experience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 53.04
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US$ 53.04

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$ 112.24
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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$ 127.39
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US$ 127.39

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$ 99.85
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Shore Excursion: The Ultimate Hobbiton and Lord of the Rings Movie Set TourHalf-day Tours

Shore Excursion: The Ultimate Hobbiton and Lord of the Rings Movie Set Tour

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Explore the sets from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ movie series at Hobbiton during this shore excursion. Cross Tauranga Harbour and head through the Kaimai mountain range en route to Hobbiton, the movie set location for the ‘Lord of the Rings’ movies and ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy. Meet your guide at the Shires Rest to start your guided tour. Discover top sites including the famous party tree in Bag End. Finish your tour with an ale in the Green Dragon Inn and imagine yourself among your favorite characters.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 123.26
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