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Mitai Maori Village Cultural Experience in Rotorua
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Mitai Maori Village Cultural Experience in Rotorua

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Get an authentic introduction to Maori culture with an evening at the Mitai Maori Village of Rotorua. See warriors in traditional dress paddle in an ancient canoe, and be captivated by the displays of weaponry. You'll watch 'haka' and poi dances and view glowworms in their natural habitat. This 3-hour experience includes round-trip hotel transport and a traditional 'hangi' feast with your admission ticket.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$82.52
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Hobbiton Day Tour from Rotorua with lunch at Hobbiton

Hobbiton Day Tour from Rotorua with lunch at Hobbiton

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Setting out from Rotorua, your Hobbiton Movie Set Tour starts with a scenic drive across to Matamata where your local driver guide will provide informative commentary and share stories about the region and its history. Take a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set and learn how this picturesque farmland was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle earth. Your guide will show you Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Party Tree, the Mill, and many other structures from the movies. Then enjoy a tasty lunch at The Green DragonInn before making your way back to Rotorua.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$114.50
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Cultural Experience & Seasonal Māori Cuisine at Te Pā Tū
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Cultural Experience & Seasonal Māori Cuisine at Te Pā Tū

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While in Rotorua, see a cultural performance and take part in a traditional Maori ‘hangi’ feast at Te Pā Tū featuring the lesser known delicacies of the culture. A local guide escorts you by coach to the ‘marae’ (Maori village) for an immersive evening that begins with a welcome ceremony by New Zealand's indigenous people. Learn about local customs and watch a powerful display of song and dance before a hangi dinner.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rotorua Rafting - Kaituna River White Water Rafting
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Rotorua Rafting - Kaituna River White Water Rafting

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Go on an adrenaline-filled rafting excursion down the Kaituna River during this 3-hour adventure tour from Rotorua. Here, white-water rapids flow past a subtropical rainforest lining a deep canyon. See stunning waterfalls, including rafting over Tutea Falls, and jump at the opportunity for exhilarating cliff diving. Tour operates winter and summer. Wetsuit, booties and helmet are provided. No experience necessary!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rotorua Small Group Morning Tour Waimangu and Wai O Tapu
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Rotorua Small Group Morning Tour Waimangu and Wai O Tapu

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See the awe-inspiring Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland on a half-day tour, led by a knowledgeable guide. Follow a well-marked path alongside bubbling hot springs and volcanic craters at Rotorua’s most comprehensive geothermal site. Hear a morning presentation about the Lady Knox Geyser and observe the daily eruption before a short drive through the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Numbers are limited to 12 people, providing a more personalized experience with a small group.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ziplining Forest Adventure - The Original Canopy Tour Rotorua
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Ziplining Forest Adventure - The Original Canopy Tour Rotorua

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This Rotorua zipline tour takes you soaring through a centuries-old forest canopy as you switch between the six zipline cables suspended 72 feet (22 meters) above the ground. Get a bird’s-eye view as two expert guides suit you up with safety equipment and teach you about the forest environment. Bonus: you can later download photos taken of you during your treetops adventure. Round-trip hotel transport is included on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hell's Gate Mud Bath & Spas
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Hell's Gate Mud Bath & Spas

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Treat yourself to a therapeutic mud bath and sulfur spa package at Hells Gate Geothermal Park. Located in one of Rotorua’s most active geothermal zones, Hells Gate features mud bath treatments that leave your body rejuvenated and skin smooth. You also have the option to cool off with a dip in waterfall pools after your treatment.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour Including Te Puia from Auckland
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Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour Including Te Puia from Auckland

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Combine the top sights of Rotorua and Te Puia in a single comprehensive day tour from Auckland. Traveling with a guide and following a carefully curated itinerary means you won't miss any of the important sights. Visit the Maori cultural landmarks and geothermal spots of Te Puia, as well as the city sights in Rotorua, accompanied by insightful guided commentary. Round-trip transportation from Auckland means you can focus on the scenery and the experience instead of driving and directions.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ziplining Forest Experience - The Ultimate Canopy Tour Rotorua

Ziplining Forest Experience - The Ultimate Canopy Tour Rotorua

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Soar through the trees and experience New Zealand’s ancient native forest like never before on this incredible must-do adventure – Voted TripAdvisor’s #11 Adventure Experience in the world! You'll soar across 1200m of ziplines, experience New Zealand’s one and only cliff walk 50m above the forest floor, incredible swing bridges, controlled descent and an impressive 400m long tandem zipline so you can share the experience of our longest zipline together!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Rotorua to Auckland Including Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves

Rotorua to Auckland Including Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves

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Embark on a one-way tour from Rotorua to Auckland, the first stop is the Hobbiton Movie Set, the world-famous film location. See Hobbit Holes, stroll through the lush gardens and learn how this private farm became Middle-earth on a private tour. The next stop is Waitomo Glowworm Caves, one of the North Island’s most popular attractions. Be amazed by the illumination of thousands of tiny glowworms on a boat tour through Glowworm Grotto, a subterranean marvel. Travel through the Mamaku Ranges and the rural farmlands of Waikato en route to Auckland, admiring highlights such as Fitzgerald Glade.
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  • 11 hours 15 minutes
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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Small-Group Day Tour From Rotorua

Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Small-Group Day Tour From Rotorua

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Experience two of New Zealand's top attractions in one day. Travel on a small-group tour from Rotorua to Waitomo Glowworm Caves where an official guide explains the natural features. Then explore the Shire at the Hobbiton Movie Set, and hear behind-the-scenes stories from “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies. Visit Bilbo’s hobbit hole and enjoy a drink at the Green Dragon Inn.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rotorua Glow Worm Kayaking Tour
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Rotorua Glow Worm Kayaking Tour

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As the sun sets over the Bay of Plenty, take a kayak into the hidden glow worm caves around the Rotorua Caves on this remarkable after-dark tour. Instead of trying to find your own way out to the caves, take a kayak across the lakes with a guide by your side who can help you navigate the tunnels and keep you on course. Marvel at the clusters of glowing bugs and the way they light up these underground rock formations.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Hell's Gate Experience

The Hell's Gate Experience

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Learn more about Rotorua’s culture and natural history when you visit the Hell’s Gate geothermal park. Simplify your visit by pre-purchasing your entry ticket. Take advantage of the included guided tours, which includes a self-guided option if you’d prefer to go at your own pace. Try Maori carving in the carving house and soak in the geothermal waters, if you like.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Whakarewarewa Village Guided Tour

Whakarewarewa Village Guided Tour

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Experience the warmth of our Legacy Guided Tours through New Zealand’s iconic Maori village. Our village guides are direct descendants of the early Māori guides who’s legacy shaped tourism in New Zealand for generations. Their insights, knowledge and legendary hospitality (manaakitanga) adds depth and richness to the experience you’ll have at Whakarewarewa.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Katoa Jet Boat tour on Lake Rotorua

Katoa Jet Boat tour on Lake Rotorua

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Blast around Lake Rotorua on a jet boat tour! An expert driver spins you around on an adrenaline-infused adventure and delivers you at top-speed to all of the iconic landmarks. Experience 30 action-packed minutes of family-friendly fun as you hear live narration on the history of the area. Select from multiple departure times; spray jackets included.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Mt. Tarawera Volcano Scenic Floatplane Tour from Rotorua
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Mt. Tarawera Volcano Scenic Floatplane Tour from Rotorua

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Soar above the otherworldly volcanic landscapes of Mt. Tarawera on seaplane flight from Rotorua. The expert pilot-guide navigates over the Steaming Cliffs and the Waimangu Volcanic Valley, then returns via the Blue and Green Lakes and the bubbling geysers of Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve. Experience the thrill of a water take-off and landing on Rotorua Lake, with a convenient hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Kaituna White-Water Rafting Adventure
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Kaituna White-Water Rafting Adventure

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Challenge yourself against the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall and enjoy outdoor adventure in New Zealand on this 3.5-hour Kaituna white-water rafting adventure from Rotorua. Hop into your raft in the Kahikitea Forest and take to the waves with a guide. During your tour, navigate steep canyons through native forest, and test your nerve over 14 challenging rapids. Splash, paddle and roll through New Zealand’s spectacular scenery and make the most of this North Island outdoor adventure. A full briefing and all safety equipment are included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Shore Excursion Rotorua/ Tauranga Maori culture, Geyser & concert

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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Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua

Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua

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Explore the New Zealand countryside on horseback on this 1-hour horse trekking tour from Rotorua. Climb onto your horse and head into the foothills of Mt Ngongotaha with a guide. Follow winding trails over working farmland and through native bush, and admire beautiful views over Lake Rotorua. Stop along the way to capture the views on camera, then descend back through the green paddocks to base. This horse trek is suitable for beginners and experienced riders alike, with horses and ponies to match all riding abilities.
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  • 1 hour
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Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour

Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour

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Discover Rotorua on a 1.5-hour duck tour. This sightseeing adventure takes you aboard a World War II amphibious vehicle — able to travel on land and water. Start with a city tour past Government Gardens, the Blue Baths and more before splashing down into Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Lake Okareka. Enjoy family fun along the way with a provided duck caller, and listen to live commentary about Rotorua’s history and local landmarks.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Rotoura Day tour including Hobbiton and Te Puia - lunch included at Hobbiton

Rotoura Day tour including Hobbiton and Te Puia - lunch included at Hobbiton

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Set off from Rotorua and travel north through lush farmland to the iconic Hobbiton Movie Set. Take a guided tour and discover how this working farm was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle-earth. Sit down to a tasty lunch at the Green Dragon Inn, then make your way back to Rotorua and visit TePuia, one of New Zealand’s top cultural venues. Receive a traditional welcome and discover TePuia's history and lineage with a personalized guided tour. Afterwards, explore Te Puia's geothermal valley, seeing bubbling mud and steaming geysers.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Volcanic Valley Self Guided Walking and Hiking at Waimangu

Volcanic Valley Self Guided Walking and Hiking at Waimangu

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Explore the geothermal landscape of Rotorua at your own pace on this self-guided Waimangu hiking tour. Follow winding hiking trails through Waimangu — the world’s youngest geothermal system — and marvel at the scenery you find. Admire unique geothermal features including Frying Pan Lake, Inferno Crater Lake and Lake Rotomahana, and enjoy breathtaking views over hot springs and steam vents throughout the forest and grasslands. Along the way, gain insight into the geothermal activity from your guide sheet and watch for the native plant and animal life for which Waimangu is famous. Enjoy a much needed rest and take advantage of the shuttle bus to return you to the start at the end of your hike.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Agrodome Farm Experience including Farm Show and Farm Tour - Rotorua

Agrodome Farm Experience including Farm Show and Farm Tour - Rotorua

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Complete your trip to Rotorua with a visit to the Agrodome. If there's one thing people associate with New Zealand, it’s sheep, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to interact with the gentle creatures at the Agrodome Sheep Show, Farm Tour or both. This educational and family-friendly experience lets you join in on farming activities as you meet the farmers and their sheep.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Mt Tarawera Helicopter Tour with Volcano Landing

Mt Tarawera Helicopter Tour with Volcano Landing

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Hover above Mt Tarawera on a helicopter tour with a landing that includes a short, guided exploration of the volcanic terrain on foot. View the geothermal landscape of crater lakes and domes from the air, then get up close to the volcanic scenery as you learn about its geologic history from your guide. Soar above the Northern Lakes district as you take off from Rotorua.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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What people are saying about Rotorua Tours

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Mitai Maori Village Cultural Experience in Rotorua
"It was an incredible trip and you could really feel the passion these people have. They let you be part in all of this."..."
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Hobbiton Day Tour from Rotorua with lunch at Hobbiton
"It was a long day but we had enough time at Waitomo and the Agrodome but a little rushed at the geysers. The guided tour at the geysers was excellent. The lunch that was provided was good and the sandwich on the way to Auckland was also good. Overall it was great value for the money."..."
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Cultural Experience & Seasonal Māori Cuisine at Te Pā Tū
"An amazing show of dances, haka, songs, entertainment with games and a very delicious hangi. I enjoyed it so much."..."
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Rotorua Rafting - Kaituna River White Water Rafting
"Absolutely fantastic fun for the whole family! Everyone had a great time! One experience we will be talking about for some time to come!"..."
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Rotorua Small Group Morning Tour Waimangu and Wai O Tapu
"Our guide, Kay, was very knowledgeable about the walks we went on to discover mud bubbling, steam spewing and explaining the local fauna. She was also very observant and noticed my limping. She took care to let me know when "rough terrain" was coming up, suggested alternative paths and even taking the shuttle. Great morning!"..."
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Ziplining Forest Adventure - The Original Canopy Tour Rotorua
"A great experince! The staff were so fun and encouraging, which made the day that much better. If you haven't done Ziplining before I definitely recommend it for first timers!"..."
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Hell's Gate Mud Bath & Spas
"The Landscape on the walk at Hells Gate was amazing. The mud spa was fun and the Sulphur pools were so relaxing. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a lovely morning."..."
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Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour Including Te Puia from Auckland
"Loved the Maori school in session for wood carving and weaving at Te Puia. Waitamo Caves is a great combined experience in caves and biolumminesent creatures. Excellent guide and experience overall."..."
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Ziplining Forest Experience - The Ultimate Canopy Tour Rotorua
"Jake & team were great to zip line with. They were informative, ensured we were safe, and were great company. Would highly recommend for those in the Rotorua area!"..."
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Rotorua to Auckland Including Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves
"Everything ran on time. The caves are busy (because they always are), but really cool to see. Driver provided interesting commentary."..."
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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Small-Group Day Tour From Rotorua
"Andrew, the tour guide, was awesome, really sweet. The tour was incredible, everything it's super beautifull."..."
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Rotorua Glow Worm Kayaking Tour
"Beautiful sunset, wonderful guides, full moon, glow worms, bats and a quiet, serene lake! Who could ask for anything more!"..."
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The Hell's Gate Experience
"Hells Gate was definitely an experience... to see all the mud pools and sulfur pools was nothing like i'd seen before. Then after the 2km walk, no better way to relax than in the mud pool yourself... such a great day"..."
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Whakarewarewa Village Guided Tour
"Our guide Manawa was excellent! The tour was extremely detailed and you left feeling like you learned so much about the Māori people and in particular, the people from that village. We were originally booked to be on a larger tour but so grateful we ended up at this tour. The small group setting made the experience more intimate and real. A must do if you are in Rotorua!"..."
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Katoa Jet Boat tour on Lake Rotorua
"Amazing experience and great staff 😊 love learning some history of the are. Would defs do again so we can try the island visit 🤙🏼"..."
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Mt. Tarawera Volcano Scenic Floatplane Tour from Rotorua
"Wow!! What an amazing experience. We were so fortunate to be upgraded to the Helicopter flight at late notice. Can’t say enough about how awesome this experience, staff and guide were. Thank you so much to the team for giving us a memory for a life time."..."
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Kaituna White-Water Rafting Adventure
"An excellent white water rafting trip with no hassle. The staff was friendly and accommodating to all of their guests."..."
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Private Shore Excursion Rotorua/ Tauranga Maori culture, Geyser & concert
"they picked us from the cruise ship we had party of 4 people. We toured Tauranga city before heading south to Rotorua, We visited the Geyser , mudpools and cultural center with local show. we also enjoyed lunch by river own expense and Polynesian spa which i highly recommend"..."
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Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua
"Great advise from the instructors who made it a pleasant experience. The view was amazing. Would do it again and will be telling other to give it a go."..."
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Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour
"Your guide was great kept us entertained and very knowledgeable thanks for great experience. Beautiful sceneries and awesome truck/boat"..."
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Rotoura Day tour including Hobbiton and Te Puia - lunch included at Hobbiton
"This was a great tour. The people were knowledgable and very helpfull. As expected we saw a lot and were on and off the bus. the ability to return for a second look on the same pass was good. Definatly a great way to see everything."..."
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Volcanic Valley Self Guided Walking and Hiking at Waimangu
"Waimangu was an amazing experience to see all of the volcanic activity thats happening right now and reading about the history. Would definitely recommend this walk for anyone"..."
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Agrodome Farm Experience including Farm Show and Farm Tour - Rotorua
"The Farm Show was very educational and hilarious! Loved the audience participation! The whole family enjoyed it!"..."
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Mt Tarawera Helicopter Tour with Volcano Landing
"Very friendly staff, stunning views and interesting info given by the crew. Well worth the price! Highly recommend!"..."
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