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White Water Rafting - Kaituna Cascades, The Originals
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White Water Rafting - Kaituna Cascades, The Originals

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Go white water rafting on the Kaituna River for a thrilling outing from Rotorua. Your guide leads you on an action-packed 1-hour ride down 14 rapids at Tutea Falls, the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall at 23 feet (7 meters). This warm water rafting trip takes place in a gorgeous jungle canyon and is suitable for active people, no prior rafting experience required.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 74.68
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6 hour Small-Group Rotorua Naturally Shore Excursion From Tauranga

6 hour Small-Group Rotorua Naturally 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$ 81.18
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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Tauranga 5.5 to 6 hours CTT-17 - TRG-17

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Tauranga 5.5 to 6 hours CTT-17 - TRG-17

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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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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 116.24
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Rotorua Maori Geothermal Geysers Tour with Highlights

Rotorua Maori Geothermal Geysers Tour with Highlights

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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
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US$ 129.88
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Rotorua Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour Whakarewarewa 6.5hours Tour

Rotorua Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour Whakarewarewa 6.5hours 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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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights

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$ 109.75
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Hobbiton & Tauranga Highlights Shore Excursion from Tauranga

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

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 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 116.24
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Including Rotorua Sightseeing

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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Tauranga Shore Excursion with Hobbiton and Rotorua Geyser

Tauranga Shore Excursion with Hobbiton and Rotorua Geyser

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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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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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6hr Hobbiton Movie Set Tour - Departs Tauranga
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6hr Hobbiton Movie Set Tour - Departs Tauranga

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Experience all that Hobbiton has to offer free of time pressures on this full-day tour. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at how the movie set was created, and see one of the few film sets maintained long after shooting has finished. This tour is great for both diehard fans of The Lord of the Rings and those who just want to enjoy a unique day out.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 120.14
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6hr Rotorua Geothermal Wonderland Tour - Departs Tauranga
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6hr Rotorua Geothermal Wonderland Tour - Departs Tauranga

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Visit Te Puia home of the famous Pohutu Geyser. The largest geyser in the southern hemisphere. Your guide will take you on a tour of the natural bush, geysers and mud pools with a remarkable walk along the Te Whakarewarewa geyser terrace.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 122.09
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Te Puia Maori Cultural Centre and Rotorua City Sightseeing

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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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House

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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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa

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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
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Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga

Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga

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Experience the magic of New Zealand’s North Island on this evening glow-worm kayak tour in Tauranga. Begin your tour with refreshments and delicious New Zealand cheeses on the banks of Lake McLaren. As day turns to night, hop into your kayak and paddle with your guide to the glow-worm canyon at the head of Lake McLaren. Marvel at the millions of bright green glow-worms clinging to the towering cliff sides, and gain insight into the life cycle of these fascinating creatures.
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Shore Excursion: Local Tasting Tour from Tauranga

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$ 119.89
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Maori Geothermal Village & Kiwi Fruit Orchard Tour

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Maori Geothermal Village & Kiwi Fruit Orchard Tour

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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Shore Excursion: Geothermal Rotorua with Maori Cultural Performance at Whakarewarewa

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 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga
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Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga

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Get up close to wild dolphins in their natural habitat during a 5-hour dolphin cruise from Tauranga. You can watch from the boat or interact with these playful marine mammals as you swim and snorkel alongside them in the water. Hear informative live commentary and enjoy hot drinks and muffins on board. Tour operates during summer months from November to May.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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White Water Rafting - Kaituna Cascades, The Originals
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White Water Rafting - Kaituna Cascades, The Originals

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Go white water rafting on the Kaituna River for a thrilling outing from Rotorua. Your guide leads you on an action-packed 1-hour ride down 14 rapids at Tutea Falls, the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall at 23 feet (7 meters). This warm water rafting trip takes place in a gorgeous jungle canyon and is suitable for active people, no prior rafting experience required.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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From Tauranga - Magical Hobbiton Movie Set - Private Shore Excursion

From Tauranga - Magical Hobbiton Movie Set - Private Shore Excursion

Fans of “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” will enjoy this private transfer service to the Hobbiton Movie set from Tauranga. It has been especially designed for cruise ship passengers, with port transfers and start times coordinated with ship arrival times. Get behind-the-scenes insight into the movies on the two-hour guided tour. Even travelers who haven’t seen the films will enjoy the fantastical set and the guide’s stories.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Mount Maunganui and Rotorua Tour from Tauranga with Concert

Mount Maunganui and Rotorua Tour from Tauranga with Concert

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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 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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From Tauranga - Rotorua Geysers & Hobbiton Movie Set - Private Shore Excursion

From Tauranga - Rotorua Geysers & Hobbiton Movie Set - Private Shore Excursion

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See two world-famous attractions in one day. Small-Group, Max 4 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 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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2 hours sightseeing Minibus Tour of Tauranga City and surrounding Shores
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2 hours sightseeing Minibus Tour of Tauranga City and surrounding Shores

Drive around Mount Maunganui township and alongside one of the ‘best beaches’ in the world, Mount Main Beach is beautiful and showcases some stunning beach front houses and amazing views! Crossing over the Tauranga harbour bridge you will see your cruise ship in the distance. Hear about the Port of Tauranga and how industry has shaped Tauranga to be the busiest port in New Zealand. See amazing views of the harbour and Matakana Island. Driving through Tauranga you will see some of the earliest European settlement buildings in New Zealand, beautiful gardens and hear about the settlement of Māori and Europeans in the Bay of Plenty before heading out into the countryside. We pass kiwi fruit & avocado orchards along the way before we take a short stop at the Minden Lookout.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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6 hour Small-Group Rotorua Naturally Shore Excursion From Tauranga
"Despite it being a rainy day , we met our Driver , Graham, as arranged . Very friendly and knowledgeable he took us to places of interest and made the day most enjoyable. It was particularly good being just a small group tour - there were just six of us in a comfortable minibus ."..."
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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Tauranga 5.5 to 6 hours CTT-17 - TRG-17
"This was one of the best tours we have been on. To see all the Hobbit houses and whole village set into rolling hillside was amazing."..."
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Rotorua Maori Geothermal Geysers Tour with Highlights
"The Rotorua excursion was great. Very interesting to see bubbling pools and the geysers. The show was short but good. The restaurant we went to was very nice with a variety of selections to choose from."..."
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Rotorua Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour Whakarewarewa 6.5hours Tour
"A great experience, friendly people and excellent guide who gave great detail on life in the geothermal village"..."
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights
"Seeing the Living Māori Village and how they use the geo-thermal pools in their village to cook and bath was amazing!!! We also saw waterfalls that were stunning!"..."
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Hobbiton & Tauranga Highlights Shore Excursion from Tauranga
"Stephen was awesome. We liked the small group, only four of us. The brownie snack was delicious! I really appreciated that he emailed several days before the tour with detailed information on the time and meeting place. He was knowledgeable about the area and provided a nice narrative along our route to Hobbiton and thru Taurango. The stop at the park to see the waterfall was a wonderful easy walk thru the trees. He was very consciousness about our tour time and getting us back to the ship in plenty of time. Great experience and tour operator!"..."
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
"Hobbiton was fabulous but our tour driver, Zenan was also great. Very knowledgeable and entertaining."..."
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Including Rotorua Sightseeing
"Everything about the tour was great. The tour guide was informative and really enjoyed the Lord of the rings movie set"..."
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Tauranga Shore Excursion with Hobbiton and Rotorua Geyser
"Well organized & extremely informative! Enjoyed the ride, the Maori village & hobbitown! Guides very knowledgeable."..."
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Te Puia Maori Cultural Centre and Rotorua City Sightseeing
"It was the best day. The Te Puia Maori Cultural Centre - the Maori welcome, the show - absolutely wonderful. Walking around the hot springs, visiting the work studios, wood carving etc. excellent. Our tour guide made the experience even better. Rotorua is such a lovely place. Tauranga is beautiful. Thoroughly recommend doing this tour."..."
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House
"paul was awesome and made stops along the way for us to see cool things!! It was a beautiful drive with great commentary"..."
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa
"Thoroughly enjoyed our day on this tour. Well organized and paced. The Polynesian Spa was a unique and relaxing experience, and the Maori Village was really interesting. Highly recommend this tour!"..."
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Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga
"Hannah and the team did a great job guiding us and being patient with me as it was my first time kayaking. Overall, I felt like I learned a new skill and would definitely recommend this experience to anyone who wants to try something new and cool!"..."
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Shore Excursion: Local Tasting Tour from Tauranga
"Great day. Wonderful tour with wine and sights very informative about the area. Highly recommend this tour"..."
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Maori Geothermal Village & Kiwi Fruit Orchard Tour
"Brilliant day trip, thoroughly enjoyable. Our guide met us on time and was very informative on our driver to the village and our meal at the hotel was fantastic."..."
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Shore Excursion: Geothermal Rotorua with Maori Cultural Performance at Whakarewarewa
"Our tour guides name was Chief, he was Awesome, his commentary was fabulous. The Maori show highly recommend. I would highly recommend visiting."..."
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Swim With Wild Dolphins in Tauranga
"Great experience, awesome crew, it was one of my best tours ever!!! I enjoyed the trip, the dolphin watching, best were the baby’s with their mother!"..."
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White Water Rafting - Kaituna Cascades, The Originals
"The day was exciting from the moment we arrived to the moment we were shown fantastic pictures from the days activity. The highlight of the day was definitely our rafting guide, Joel. He made learning the different techniques with the boat crew fun and kept spirits high throughout the entire experience. This activity is definitely a must"..."
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Mount Maunganui and Rotorua Tour from Tauranga with Concert
"Our guide was Toby. Such a wealth of information since he was born and raised in New Zealand. He showed us such amazing sights Had a fantastic day with such a wonderful guy. Couldn’t ask for anything better"..."
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From Tauranga - Rotorua Geysers & Hobbiton Movie Set - Private Shore Excursion
"Only way to see both highlights at this cruise stop. Great day with Pat who was waiting for us at the terminal."..."
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