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Government Gardens Rotorua
Government Gardens Rotorua

Government Gardens Rotorua Tours and Activities

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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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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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$107.15
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$107.15

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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$53.94
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$53.94

Shore Excursion to the Maori Culture Centre: Kiwi birds, and Geo-Thermal Valley

Shore Excursion to the Maori Culture Centre: Kiwi birds, and Geo-Thermal Valley

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Explore New Zealand’s magical North Island on this 7-hour Tauranga shore excursion. See the golden sands of Mt Maunganui’s Marine Parade and stroll along Papamoa Beach as local fishermen haul in their catches. Learn about traditional Maori arts and crafts, culture and history in Te Puia, and watch a performance of the Maori war dance. Explore Rotorua’s geothermal valley, famous for its steaming geysers and bubbling mud pools, and admire New Zealand’s national bird in the Kiwi House.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$129.45
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$129.45
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Rotorua Hot Lakes Bike Tour

Rotorua Hot Lakes Bike Tour

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Happy Ewe Cycle Tours is a leisurely 3 hour cycling adventure with no hills and about 45 minutes of cycling time. It is safe to expect a little bit of everything with us, as we use science, nature, culture and history to give an educational and interactive experience highlighting the geothermal wonders within the central city. You will remember this journey as you shoot mud pools with thermometer guns, test the pH levels of hot springs and laugh at the how our guides make science exciting for you. Ranked as the best city cycling activity in New Zealand on TripAdvisor and one of the best activities in the country, this is perfect for couples, families or travellers of any age looking to discover the best of Rotorua.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.93
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$52.93

Waitomo Caves & Rotorua Small Group Tour including Te Puia from Auckland

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$236.60
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$236.60
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Hobbiton, Waitomo, Rotorua & Taupo 2-Day Small Group Tour from Auckland

Hobbiton, Waitomo, Rotorua & Taupo 2-Day Small Group Tour from Auckland

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Get an early start from Auckland to access some of the best sites in the central North Island. Absorb the dark glitter of the Waitomo Caves, the pint-size houses of the set of The Hobbit at 'Hobbiton', and the bubbling geothermal activity of Rotorua and Taupo. Overnight accommodation is sorted for you and the drive goes much quicker with the on board commentary.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$539.37
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$539.37
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Hobbiton Movie Set,Waitomo Glowworm cave & Rotorua in a Small Group Tour.

Hobbiton Movie Set,Waitomo Glowworm cave & Rotorua in a Small Group Tour.

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Travellers with limited time will enjoy this action packed day of visiting three attractions in a private day tour from Auckland. 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’ to Auckland City and your Hotels.
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  • 13 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$387.25
Price varies by group size
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$387.25
Price varies by group size

Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour with Optional Extra Activities from Auckland

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Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour with Optional Extra Activities from Auckland

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The lakeside resort town of Rotorua is renowned for its geothermal wonders and rich Maori heritage. On this full-day tour from Auckland, benefit from the personal touch of a small-group excursion and customize your itinerary with a choice of different tour options. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the city, followed by free time to explore independently, or up to two extra activities, such as the Te Puia Maori Village, Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland, the Polynesian Spa, or the Agrodome.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$114.49
$143.11
$28.62 savings
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$143.11
$28.62 savings
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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 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.40
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$80.40
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Hobbiton & Rotorua including Wai-O-Tapu - Small Group Tour from Auckland

Hobbiton & Rotorua including Wai-O-Tapu - Small Group Tour from Auckland

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Visit two of the North Island’s most popular attractions in one day on this small-group tour from Auckland. First, hear behind-the-scenes stories from the making of the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' films on a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set. In the afternoon, continue to Rotorua to explore the city and visit the Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland, where highlights include geysers, volcanic mud pools, sulphur springs, and geothermal craters.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$236.60
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$236.60
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Rotorua Small Group Tour incl Te Puia, Traditional Maori Buffet Lunch & Concert

Rotorua Small Group Tour incl Te Puia, Traditional Maori Buffet Lunch & Concert

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Travel around Rotorua with a guide who is passionate about its geothermal wonders and Maori culture. This small-group tour from Auckland runs with a maximum of 11 people. Make use of Wi-Fi, USB charging points, and drop-down screens on board the minibus. You’ll enjoy a traditional “hangi” for lunch, followed by a look at Pōhutu Geyser and the Maori concert at Te Puia.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$229.40
From
$229.40
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Private Group Tour of Hobbiton Movie Set, Rotorua & Waitimo Glowworms Caves

Private Group Tour of Hobbiton Movie Set, Rotorua & Waitimo Glowworms Caves

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Travellers with limited time will enjoy this action packed day of visiting three attractions in a private day tour from Auckland. 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’ to Auckland City and your Hotels.
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  • 13 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,695.01
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$1,695.01
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Auckland to Rotorua via Hobbiton Small Group Tour (One Way)

Auckland to Rotorua via Hobbiton Small Group Tour (One Way)

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Make the most of the journey from Auckland to Rotorua by visiting one of New Zealand’s most popular attractions along the way—the Hobbiton Movie Set. Relive memorable moments from the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films on a guided tour of Hobbiton, enjoy free time for lunch (own expense) at the Shire’s Rest Café, then continue to Rotorua, where you’ll be given an introductory tour of the city before being dropped at your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$208.56
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$208.56
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Rotorua Exclusive Luxury Day Tour from Auckland

Rotorua Exclusive Luxury Day Tour from Auckland

Rotorua lies at the heart of New Zealand’s Maori culture, and it’s also renowned for its thermal activity. Packing it all in during a day trip from Auckland can be cumbersome to plan, but with a private tour you’ll have the exclusive attention of your guide. Experience the geothermal wonders of Te Puia, including a steam box lunch, plus city sightseeing and surrounding lakes.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$461.00
Price varies by group size
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$461.00
Price varies by group size
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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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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.19
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$112.19

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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$109.91
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$109.91

Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour including Wai-O-Tapu from Auckland

Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour including Wai-O-Tapu from Auckland

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Experience the North Island's top destinations in one day on a full-day tour to Wai-O-Tapu and Rotorua from Auckland. Have time to walk at your own pace around Wai-O-Tapu geothermal park, then take in the sights of Rotorua on a coach tour with stops along the way. Includes entrance fees, bottled water and snacks, live commentary from the driver-guide, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$197.05
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$197.05
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland + Lake Taupo Day Tour (From Auckland Return)

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland + Lake Taupo Day Tour (From Auckland Return)

Take a day tour from Auckland to nature’s two famous attractions, the surreal experience of Wai-O-Tapu and the amazing sight and sounds of Huka falls.
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  • 13 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$308.32
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$308.32

Hobbiton & Rotorua Small Group Tour including Te Puia from Auckland

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Hobbiton & Rotorua Small Group Tour including Te Puia from Auckland

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Maximize your time in New Zealand with a full-day combo tour to two of the North Island's top attractions: the Hobbiton Movie Set and Te Puia Geothermal Park. Depart from Auckland for a scenic drive to the Hobbiton Movie Set where you get guaranteed admission and a guided tour of the famous Lord of The Rings site. Then take in the geothermal activity and Maori culture of Te Puia Geothermal Park in Rotorua.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$189.28
$236.60
$47.32 savings
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$189.28
$236.60
$47.32 savings
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$147.28
$184.10
$36.82 savings
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$184.10
$36.82 savings
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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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Visit all the best spots in the North Island of New Zealand in this private 3 day experience. This is ideal for all tourists that want to see as much a possible in a short time. Totally customizable itinerary to suit your requirements. • Private Transport in a Luxurious Mercedes Vehicle. • Fully certified, friendly, professional and knowledgeable tour guide. • Pick up & Drop off from Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga or Rotorua. • Auckland City Highlights. • Entry Tickets and guided tours at The Hobbiton Movie Set, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Otorohanga Kiwi House, Te Puia Geothermal Valley. • Hamilton Gardens Visit including a 90min River Cruise. • 2 Nights Accommodation.(4 Stars or equivalent subject to Availability)  • Complimentary Snacks & Water aboard our Vehicle. • Free Wi-fi Do you have a few days after your business trip? Keen to visit all the must do attractions before or after your cruise ship adventure in New Zealand? This is the perfect adventure for you!
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,804.72
Price varies by group size
From
$2,804.72
Price varies by group size
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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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$807.67
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$807.67
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 WaioTapu, Pohutu Geyser and the Maori Geothermal village -Rotorua

WaioTapu, Pohutu Geyser and the Maori Geothermal village -Rotorua

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Geothermal Highlights Tour If you have been to Rotorua before, or have seen geysers in Yellowstone or Iceland and want something slightly different, then this is a tour worth considering. Wai-o-Tapu (meaning Sacred Waters) is very different to all the other geothermal fields in New Zealand. Dissolved minerals have created spectacularly coloured pools and long silica terraces. Whakarewrewa Maori Geothermal Village This little village is unique in the World. The ancestors of the families that still live here, moved to this area after the 1886 eruption of nearby Mount Tarawera. Their houses are located in an amazing geothermal field of boiling bubbling pools which they use for cooking, heating and bathing.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.83
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$143.83

Shore Excursion: Rotorua and Te Puia including Maori Cultural Show from Tauranga

Shore Excursion: Rotorua and Te Puia including Maori Cultural Show from Tauranga

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While your cruise ship awaits in Tauranga, take a small-group shore excursion to Te Puia and Rotorua, stopping en route at Kiwi 360 and Okere Falls. A professional guide transfers you by minibus to Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, home to Pohutu Geyser. Walk by the bubbling mud pools and watch a Maori cultural show of traditional carving and weaving. Then set out for the sights of Rotorua and finish with a visit to Hamurana Spring. Numbers are limited to 16 people for a personalized experience.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.25
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Government Gardens Rotorua can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 45 Government Gardens Rotorua tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Government Gardens Rotorua costs USD 28.77. Guided Government Gardens Rotorua tours start around USD 28.77 per person. See all 45 Government Gardens Rotorua tickets and tours on Viator.
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