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Mitai Maori Village Cultural Experience in Rotorua

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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$79.12
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$79.12

Ziplining Forest Experience - The Ultimate Canopy Tour Rotorua
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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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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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$332.78
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Mt Tarawera Volcanic Guided Hike Experience

Mt Tarawera Volcanic Guided Hike Experience

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Experience the majesty of Mt Tarawera and gain insight into New Zealand’s rich geology on this 4-hour hike from Rotorua. Travel by off-road 4x4 vehicle into the North Island wilderness with a guide. Follow winding hiking trails from the base of Mt Tarawera up to the crater’s edge, and learn all about the mighty volcano’s 1886 eruption. From your vantage point near the crater, admire panoramic views over the geothermal valley of Waimangu. This exciting hiking tour is suited to adventurers of all ages.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.00
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Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour
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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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Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour
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Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour

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Even on the cloudiest night, the New Zealand glowworm lights up the darkness in a lucky few spots across the country. This short evening bush-walk departing from Rotorua involves a short drive, a walk through picturesque native bush and the chance to see these increasingly rare creatures. Tack this tour onto the end of a thrilling day in Rotorua instead of hiring a car for an almost two-hour drive west to visit the exceedingly popular Waitomo Caves. This is one of the easiest ways to experience Aotearoa’s unique glowworm habitats.
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  • 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
  • Free Cancellation
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Twilight Kayak Glow worm Tour
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Twilight Kayak Glow worm Tour

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Adventurous travelers will love this glowworm-spotting tour with a difference. As the sun gets lower in the sky, paddle in a kayak on Lake Karapiro and along the Pokaiwhenua Stream. You’ll see beautiful native plants and bird life, and rock formations that have been naturally carved over centuries. Once the light disappears, you’ll see thousands of glowworms lighting your way. This tour is a fun way to experience some of New Zealand’s best natural attractions.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Mount Tarawera Orakei Korako Thermal Explorer
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Mount Tarawera Orakei Korako Thermal Explorer

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Fly above national parks, islands and volcanoes on this tour of the best of the Rotorua district. A professional pilot/guide takes you over sites of notable geothermal activity, including Mount Tarawera, Waimangu, and Oarakei Korako, where your floatplane lands for a closer look at geysers and hotpools. Take a helicopter to White Island to walk among sulphur deposits and hissing volcanic steam.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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Hell's Gate Geothermal Walk
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Hell's Gate Geothermal Walk

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Enter a world of bubbling mud and powerful geysers with admission to Hells Gate, a geothermal park in Rotorua. Once you’re in the Hells Gate park, you can follow a self-guided walkway through New Zealand’s most active geothermal field, pausing to explore interactive exhibits along the way. After the geothermal walk, take time to visit Hells Gate's native forest on a bush walk, listening for the sound of tropical birdcalls as you pass silver ferns and thick foliage.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Wai-O-Tapu & Waimangu Full Day Tour

Wai-O-Tapu & Waimangu Full Day Tour

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Be amazed by the variety of geothermal landscapes you experience in a full day of touring two of the Rotorua area’s highlights, Wai-O-Tapu and Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Learn about the geology and science of the area from your driver-guide, then tour independently at your own pace through the geothermal parks. Admire spurting geysers, volcanic craters, bubbling mud pools, colored terraces, and more.
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  • 8 hours 45 minutes
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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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15-Minute Crater Lakes Flight by Floatplane from Rotorua
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15-Minute Crater Lakes Flight by Floatplane from Rotorua

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View Rotorua’s network of lakes from above with this flight. Depart Rotorua in the early morning or early evening, then float over a landscape wrought large and dramatic by millions of years of eruptions. A pilot-guide tells you (through headsets) what you’re seeing—gain greater knowledge of geothermal activity in the air. Gain an aerial perspective on a spectacular region of New Zealand.
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  • 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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4x4 Self Drive Yamaha Experience

4x4 Self Drive Yamaha Experience

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Take a private two-seater buggy to one of the highest lookouts in the Rotorua region on this short forest adventure. Instead of hiking up the hills and working up a sweat, enjoy a wild ride to the top behind the wheel of a four-wheel-drive buggy. Your certified guide will drive you half the way there, but you can drive the rest of the way, navigating rugged, hundred-year-old forestry tracks cut into the dense Bay of Plenty forest.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.70
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Small-Group Tour from Rotorua to Auckland via Hobbiton Movie Set

Small-Group Tour from Rotorua to Auckland via Hobbiton Movie Set

Travel the short distance from Rotorua to Matamata, home of Hobbiton Movie Set. Upon arriving at Hobbiton, meet your guide who takes you through this working sheep farm, a prime filming location for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings movie series with incredible views overlooking the world’s biggest outdoor movie set. Your tour group is smaller than the public tours with this tour option! Fans will love exploring the Shire, home to hobbit holes including Bilbo Baggins’s house. Stop for photos in front of the Mill, the party tree and the double-arch bridge as you’re entertained with tales about the making of the films. Then head to the Green Dragon Inn for a complimentary cider, ale or ginger beer. After your tour of Hobbiton, enjoy an included lunch at The Green Dragon marquee before your day trip ends with drop-off at your hotel in Auckland.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves + Hobbiton Movie Set, Rotorua Pick Up Day Tour

Waitomo Glowworm Caves + Hobbiton Movie Set, Rotorua Pick Up Day Tour

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Visit two of Waikato’s highlights on this easy day trip from Rotorua. You’ll be picked up from central Rotorua and driven to the dazzling Waitomo Caves for a morning tour. Take a magical underground boat ride through glowworm caves, then continue on to Hobbiton in Matamata. Lord of the Rings fans and casual visitors alike will be amazed by the quirky set and beautiful surroundings.
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  • 9 hours
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White Island & Mount Tarawera Floatplane Adventure
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White Island & Mount Tarawera Floatplane Adventure

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Leave Rotorua for a short minute flight to White Island, New Zealand’s only active offshore volcano. Land in a helicopter and walk around the island before taking the scenic route back to Rotorua via Mt. Tarawera, the site of New Zealand’s largest eruption in human memory. Get a glimpse at the geothermal diversity of this region.
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  • 1 hour 25 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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Waitomo Day Trip with Option to Add Hobbiton from Rotorua

Waitomo Day Trip with Option to Add Hobbiton from Rotorua

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Visit Waitomo Glowworm Caves and the Hobbiton Movie Set on a full-day tour from Rotorua that can be customized to your interests. Choose a walking tour of the glowworm caves, enjoy independent time in Waitomo, or splash through the caverns on an adventurous rafting or caving tour. Next, head to the Hobbiton Movie Set to explore hobbit holes and sip a hobbit-themed brew at the Green Dragon Inn. This full-day tour includes pickup at selected locations in Rotorua, with drop-off in Rotorua or Auckland.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$136.54
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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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$176.89
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Taupo Day Trip with Orakei Korako from Rotorua

Taupo Day Trip with Orakei Korako from Rotorua

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Discover New Zealand’s geothermal hotspots on a day trip from Rotorua to Lake Taupo, stopping to explore one of two remarkable destinations. Select Orakei Korako to see terraced pools of steaming water, or opt for Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland’s otherworldly colors. Limited to 11 people for more personal service, this day trip includes pickup and drop-off at centrally-located hotels, as well as entrance fees at the geothermal site.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.24
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Tarawera and Rotorua Lakes Eco Tour by Boat with Guide
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Tarawera and Rotorua Lakes Eco Tour by Boat with Guide

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Explore the Rotorua lakes district and learn about its history on a 2-hour tour duck boat cruise from Rotorua. Travel on land and by water in the amphibious World War II vehicle, visiting four lakes including Lake Tarawera, located at the foot of Mt Tarawera. Hear about the devastating 1886 eruption of Mt Tarawera and other aspects of local history on this family-friendly tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.54
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Waimangu Volcanic Valley Tour Option to add Hobbiton Wai-O-Tapu or Whakarewarewa

Waimangu Volcanic Valley Tour Option to add Hobbiton Wai-O-Tapu or Whakarewarewa

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With spectacular natural beauty and rich traditional culture, New Zealand’s North Island features on many travellers’ must-visit lists. On this flexible tour, delve into the volcanic Waimangu Valley with your guide, and choose from a diverse range of adventures including Huka Falls, geothermal Wai-O-Tapu, or the Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village. With round-trip travel from central Rotorua included, see the best of New Zealand’s Rotorua region in one day.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 9 hours
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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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