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Government Gardens Rotorua Tours and Tickets

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The Government Gardens in central Rotorua are so bountiful, they resemble an old picture postcard from the English countryside. If not for the telltale scent of sulfur from the nearby thermal springs at Sulphur Point, visitors might forget where they’re standing, given the Edwardian architecture and dignified landscape.

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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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$54.16
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$54.16

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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$94.94
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$94.94

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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$105.88
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$105.88

Full-Day Small-Group Rotorua Shore Excursion From Tauranga

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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$64.70
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$64.70

Rotorua and Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour

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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$94.76
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$94.76

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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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.40
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$99.40

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

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 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.00
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$82.00

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 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.53
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$106.53

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 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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$120.00
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The Quest for the Lost Companion - A Rotorua Adventure

The Quest for the Lost Companion - A Rotorua Adventure

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See the sights of Rotorua while having fun with your family or friends on this fun outdoor scavenger hunt activity. You’ll be given a series of clues that you’ll need to follow and solve before moving on to the next. Explore the gardens, the lakeside and more along the way. Use your problem-solving skills and teamwork to solve the mystery.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.49
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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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$715.63
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$715.63
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Te Puia Geothermal Experience: Cruise Ship Shore Excursion Tauranga Rotorua Port

Te Puia Geothermal Experience: Cruise Ship Shore Excursion Tauranga Rotorua Port

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Experience the highlights of Rotorua on an easy, comprehensive day trip from Tauranga that’s especially designed for cruise ship passengers. Limited time on land doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the best sights. After being picked up in Tauranga you’ll be driven to Rotorua. There, you’ll experience the Tudor-style Government Gardens, a working kiwifruit orchard, and the geysers, mud pools, and Maori culture of Te Puia Thermal Reserve.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.76
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Hobbiton, Rotorua and Te Puia: Small Group -Auckland Return or Rotorua Drop Off
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Hobbiton, Rotorua and Te Puia: Small Group -Auckland Return or Rotorua Drop Off

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Join this tour by multi-award winning Tour Company to visit two of New Zealand’s most famous attractions, the Hobbiton Movie Set and the Te Puia Geothermal Wonderland, in one return day trip from Auckland (option by arrangement to be dropped off in Rotorua) Be fascinated as the magical world of Hobbiton comes to life, take photos in front of your favourite places like the 44 Hobbit Holes, the Shire and the Green Dragon Inn. Then journey to the World Famous Te Puia which is home to remarkable geothermal features, including the famous Pōhutu geyser as well as rich layers of Māori culture, including art works, people, stories, traditions and architecture. There are lush nature trails teeming with native bird life and you will even find New Zealand iconic native flightless bird, the Kiwi Marvel at the stunning scenery en route as we journey off the motorways into the real hinterland of New Zealand. Fully guided day with one of our tour guides widely regarded for their depth of knowledge
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$207.09
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$207.09
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Te Puia Geothermal Valley Experience

Te Puia Geothermal Valley Experience

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Experience a personal encounter with our people, culture and place. Many magnificent geysers are active here, the most famous geyser, Pohutu (big splash or explosion), erupts up to 30 metres high depending on her mood. Mother Nature has got us firmly by the reins here with an impressive array of mud pools, boiling hot springs and gushing geysers. A must-do activity in Rotorua, and a day tour of Te Puia is the best way to experience this top visitor attraction in New Zealand.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$188.88
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$188.88

Private 3 Days Tour From Auckland: Hobbiton, Hamilton, Rotorua & Waitomo Caves

Private 3 Days Tour From Auckland: Hobbiton, Hamilton, Rotorua & Waitomo Caves

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Travelers who want to see a lot in a short time will love this three-day tour of some of the North Island's highlights. Starting in Auckland you'll travel south to the whimsical Hobbiton film set, the cultural and geothermal wonderland of Rotorua, the dazzling glow worm caves of Waitomo, and more. As this is a private tour you can customize the itinerary to suit your interests and needs.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,485.07
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$2,485.07
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Glorious Valley Experience - Overnight [2 Day Tour]

Glorious Valley Experience - Overnight [2 Day Tour]

Designed to showcase the range of experiences and landscapes on offer in the central north island, we bring to you, one of the country’s most unique natural wonders, the famous Waitomo glow-worm caves, magical walk and geothermal hot springs. Discover the fantastic local landmarks as well as a multitude of picturesque and gorgeous surrounding areas. You’ll be thrilled and amazed by each and every destination on your list. Experience a personal encounter with our people, culture and place at Te Puia geothermal valley and witness “One of the 20 Most Surreal Places in the World" Thousands of years in the making at Wai-O-Tapu wonderland.
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  • 2 days
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$509.12
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$509.12

Private Luxury Tour to Hobbiton Movie Set, Waitomo G/W Caves & Rotorua- Couples

Private Luxury Tour to Hobbiton Movie Set, Waitomo G/W Caves & Rotorua- Couples

This private tour has been designed for couples that require privacy and flexibility. You can make stops for photo shoots or spend extra time on locations. Travel in luxury with chauffeurs with 25 years of experience in Tours & Transfers! You will enjoy your visit to the sets of ‘Lord of The Rings’ and Hobbit movies, discover how a 12 acre sheep farm was turned into a movie set, getting a glimpse of behind the scenes secrets of how the movies were made, then enjoy the countryside of scenic hills and valleys to the wonderland of Rotorua. The sight, sound and colours of the volcanic areas are amazing. The Pohutu geyser is stunning when it erupts. Waitimo Glowworm Caves is mesmerising with its thousands of Glowworms unique only to New Zealand. Your journey through the countryside of New Zealand takes in the lush greenery of rolling hillsides and scenic mountains and valleys with its different animals following New Zealand’s longest river ‘Waikato River’ along the way
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  • 13 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,045.01
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Golden Triangle Experience - Overnight [3 Day Tour]

Golden Triangle Experience - Overnight [3 Day Tour]

The best way for a first-time visitor to experience New Zealand’s must-see destinations. Our Golden Triangle experience has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. If you only have a short time in New Zealand, it’s the perfect route to get a taste for what this wild country is all about, and you’ll immerse in the rich and vibrant culture. New Zealand’s Golden Triangle Experience comprises the three most visited cities in the country's Waitomo, Rotorua and Matamata (Hobbiton), which are all connected to each other within a small radius. You can experience three cities of varying landscapes and get a taste of three very different and distinct sides of the country.
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  • 3 days
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$764.00
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$764.00

Private Luxury Tour From Auckland to Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua for couples

Private Luxury Tour From Auckland to Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua for couples

This private tour has been designed for couples that require privacy and flexibility. You can make stops for photo shoots or spend extra time on locations. Travel in luxury with chauffeurs with 25 years of experience in Tours & Transfers! This Tour combination will take visitors with limited time in New Zealand to visit North island’s two most famous attractions. You will love the tour with a glimpse into the making of ‘The Lord of The Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ movies and marvel at how the sets were made. Your journey then continues to Rotorua the wonderland of geysers, boiling mud and water pools, the smell, colours and sights of the volcanic areas are amazing and will be memorable for every traveler long after this experience.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$979.65
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$979.65
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Enchanting Rotorua Experience - Overnight [2 Day Tour]

Enchanting Rotorua Experience - Overnight [2 Day Tour]

Discover serenity in the most delicate and intimate experience. Get the most out of your visit to Rotorua with a package to explore more of an unforgettable cave in Waitomo. Enjoy close-up viewing of our national bird, the Kiwi, in specialised nocturnal enclosures. Experiencing the incredible Rotorua geothermal parks, one of the most unique things to do in Rotorua. The city’s unique location means that it’s perched on the Pacific Rim of Fire, making the city and the region a wonderland of geothermal activity and enjoy traditional animal Farm Experiences and more. Go get exploring!
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  • 2 days
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$509.12
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$509.12

Thermal Getaway Experience - Overnight [4 Day Tour]

Thermal Getaway Experience - Overnight [4 Day Tour]

Thermal Getaway hosts unique insight for travellers wanting to experience a fulfilling and enriching journey that will create lasting memories. Uncover under cave wonders, geothermal hotspots, discover vibrant cities and be immersed in the awe-inspiring Māori heritage that holds a special bond with this ancient land. A huge range of family attractions for adults and kids, adventure and adrenaline activities, as well as peaceful nature-based experiences that will get you back in touch with the real world. Come and discover New Zealand’s most unique geothermal experience.
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  • 4 days
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$955.16
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$955.16

Rotorua and Waitomo

Rotorua and Waitomo

In this exclusive luxury tour you will visit the heartland of Maori culture, Rotorua sits at the centre of one of the Pacific's most active thermal regions, and is surrounded by some magnificent examples of boiling mud pools, spouting geysers, steaming fumuroles, and giant water filled craters. Departing Rotorua after your Te Puia experience for Waitomo, stopping briefly for a short walk to a swing bridge over the Waikato river & view the hydro electric power station at Arapuni. Then on to your 45m guided Glow Worm Cave tour. Witness the constellations of tiny shining glow worms, it’s magnificent cathedral and intriguing stalagmites and stalactites, emerging from this limestone grotto by boat, after which we head back to Auckland
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  • 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$454.21
Price varies by group size
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$454.21
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Private Tour to Rotorua or Hobbiton(Max 11 Passengers)

Private Tour to Rotorua or Hobbiton(Max 11 Passengers)

our tour guide has 10 years experience and you will travel in a luxury vehicle. your tour will also be much more enjoyable as it is a private tour this will result in you getting more time for sightseeing. we can guide and recommend you various Tourist Destinations and help you to choose the places of your interest and take you over there,
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$722.16
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Waitomo Caves & Rotorua Small Group Tour including Te Puia from Auckland
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Waitomo Caves & Rotorua Small Group Tour including Te Puia from Auckland

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The Waitomo Caves and Rotorua rank among New Zealand’s top attractions, offering natural beauty, geothermal features, and native culture in equal measure. Ideal for travelers short on time, this adventurous tour takes in both sites in the same day, with entry fees plus round-trip transport from Auckland included. Discover subterranean stalagmites at the famous Waitomo Caves and hit top Rotorua attractions including the Government Gardens and Lake Rotorua.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$222.38
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