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Rotorua full-day tour, Wai O Tapu, Waimangu, Buried Village, Whakarewarewa

Rotorua full-day tour, Wai O Tapu, Waimangu, Buried Village, Whakarewarewa

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Tour Wai-O-Tapu with a naturalist guide and discover the bubbling mud pools and hot springs of Rotorua’s most popular geothermal park. This full-day tour with a small group delivers you to the shores of several volcanic lakes and includes a bush walk to a waterfall and the Lake Tarawera lookout. Learn about Maori history, volcanology and New Zealand’s native flora and fauna along the way. Numbers are limited to a maximum 12 people to ensure an intimate experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$225.11
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$225.11

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 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.01
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$30.01

Hike New Zealand's finest forest - Whirinaki forest

Hike New Zealand's finest forest - Whirinaki forest

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Explore one of New Zealand’s finest forest trails on this 7-hour hiking tour in the Whirinaki Forest from Rotorua. Travel from your accommodation in Rotorua into the Whirinaki Forest, widely considered among the world’s greatest rainforests. Follow your guide along hiking trails beneath the leafy canopy and marvel at mighty native trees such as ‘kahikatea’, ‘matai’, ‘miro’, ‘rimu’ and ‘totara’. Along the way, discover rich flora and fauna for which the forest is famous, and hear birdsong from the many different species of birds flying among the branches above.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$249.40
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$249.40

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$196.52
Price varies by group size
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$196.52
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Taupo Day Trip with Waiotapu or Orakei Korako from Rotorua

Taupo Day Trip with Waiotapu or 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
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.13
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$179.13
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves & Hobbiton Movie Set - Rotorua Day Tour

Waitomo Glowworm Caves & Hobbiton Movie Set - Rotorua Day Tour

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Deluxe small group tour Combo from Rotorua Experience two of New Zealand's most popular & unique visitor attractions Hobbiton Movie Set & The Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Meander underground along the Waitomo River and gaze in silence at the myriad of glow worm lights that make up the Glowworm Grotto. You'll gently glide through the impressive underground caverns in silent darkness amid the beauty of twinkling glowworms overhead. From here we head to The Hobbiton Movie Set where you will enjoy an official fully guided tour of the Hobbiton movie set, which was created in impressive detail for the filming of the hobbit films! And where Bilbo Baggins and Frodo live! ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogies. Enjoy a complimentary drink in the Green Dragon at the end of your tour. This is a small group tour with your personal driver guide for the day! This allows for a more intimate and personal experience!
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$270.61
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$270.61

Thermal Path Tour

Thermal Path Tour

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Enjoy a 4 hour, small group tour (11people max). Departs every day from 1:15 pm return 5:15pm. Discover some of Rotorua's "off the beaten track" mud pools and best thermal areas. Dip your toes or fully immerse yourself in our favourite hot springs. Rainbow ,Mountain, Crater Lakes - uniquely coloured vegetation and lakes. Waiotapu mud Pool - boiling mud with mini-eruptions guaranteed. Hot lakes and Kerosene Creek - a natural thermal bath experience like no other. Te Manaroa Spring - NZ's largest source of 100% boiling spring water. Finish the day soaking in Waikite Valley Thermal Pools Spring n Spa.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.99
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$60.99

Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour Including Te Puia from Auckland

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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$195.14
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$195.14
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Hobbiton: Te Puia: Redwood Forest, Rotorua Highlights, Small Group Day Tour

Hobbiton: Te Puia: Redwood Forest, Rotorua Highlights, Small Group Day Tour

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Discover Rotorua’s geothermal sites and Maori traditions on a full-day tour to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Te Puia, where you’ll see geysers, mud pools, kiwi birds, and Maori crafts. Combining the two destinations adds a fascinating cultural twist to exploring Rotorua's simmering volcanic landscape, and free time at lunch means you’ll have the flexibility to bring a picnic or choose a restaurant that suits you.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$270.61
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$270.61
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Rotorua to Auckland via Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves OneWay Private Tour

Rotorua to Auckland via Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves OneWay Private Tour

Experience two iconic NZ visitor attractions in one amazing day starting in Rotorua and ending in Auckland. See the iconic Hobbiton Movie Set, the world-famous Waitomo Glowworms Caves and travel through the beautiful Waikato region.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$801.81
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$801.81
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$235.83
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$235.83
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Combo Day Tour Rotorua: Wai-O-Tapu, Lady Knox Geyser, Champagne Lake, Polynesian

Combo Day Tour Rotorua: Wai-O-Tapu, Lady Knox Geyser, Champagne Lake, Polynesian

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Some of New Zealand’s most impressive natural sights are just a short drive out of Rotorua, but navigating the back-roads of the Bay of Plenty can be difficult for the unfamiliar. On this day trip to the Lady Knox Geyser and Wai-O-Tapu, two of the most popular and active geothermal zones in New Zealand, your guide will drive you. Visit Lady Knox, Wai-O-Tapu, and the relaxing Polynesian Spa hot pools all in one day.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$133.40
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$133.40
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Rotorua Small Group Tour: Wai-O-Tapu, Lady Knox Geyser and Rainbow Springs

Rotorua Small Group Tour: Wai-O-Tapu, Lady Knox Geyser and Rainbow Springs

Combine two of New Zealand's most popular attractions—Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Rainbow Springs—in a single tour, with all details arranged for you. Take the stress out of planning and ensure you hit these two highlights during your time in New Zealand with this combo tour. With a guide providing engaging commentary, visit the Lady Knox Geyser, ride the Big Splash log flume, and see the local wildlife.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$135.69
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$135.69
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Small Group Tour: Wai-O-Tapu, Lady Knox Geyser, Champagne Lake, Maori Village

Small Group Tour: Wai-O-Tapu, Lady Knox Geyser, Champagne Lake, Maori Village

With geothermal landscapes and rich Maori heritage, Rotorua ranks among New Zealand’s must-see destinations. On this tour, hit top attractions including Champagne Lake, Lady Knox geyser, and Wai-O-Tapu with your guide and see the best of Rotorua in one day. Explore Maori history, customs, and craft traditions at the Living Maori Village, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour—limited to 15 people.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$135.69
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$135.69
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Te Puia Thermal Reserve in Rotorua: Shore Excursion from Tauranga

Te Puia Thermal Reserve in Rotorua: Shore Excursion from Tauranga

Discover and experience a truly special day of the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua witness erupting geysers, hot steam vents and bubbling mud pools from your cruise ship shore excursion from Tauranga. This valley has many stories just waiting to be shared with you. Learn about the Maori culture at the fascinating Te Puia Thermal Reserve, the magnificent Pohutu geyser, boiling mud pools, and the National carving and weaving school. Visit the kiwi bird encounter where you can see the elusive kiwi bird. Upon leaving Te Puia, we take in the highlights of what Rotorua has to offer. The magnificent Rotorua museum building with its Tudor style design, the government gardens bursting with colour and fragrance, Rotorua lake front, Rachel's Pool and the Blue Baths,
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.33
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$89.33
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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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$151.69
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$151.69

Waitomo Spellbound Glowworm and Cave Tour Full Day from/to Rotorua

Waitomo Spellbound Glowworm and Cave Tour Full Day from/to Rotorua

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Be picked up from your Rotorua accommodation and be transferred to the Spellbound base. You will join the Spellbound team for a 3-hour Glowworm & Cave Tour. Be spellbound by Spellbounds kind and personal service, knowledgeable guides, and very impressive glowworm display. They know the only way to really enjoy Waitomo’s biggest and brightest glowworm show, is slowly. Rushing through will not do justice to such breath-taking spectacle. Take time to let your eyes adapt and you will be rewarded with the soft glow of many of thousands of glowworms. Walkthrough the lovely succession of chambers in the Cave of the Spirit to find speleothems, fossil remains of extinct moa and cathedrals. You will have, 1 guide, 2 caves to visit, up to 12 people in your group and 30 000 or more glowworms to amaze you. Post the experience, check out Ruakuri walk, have a bite to eat in the cafe and then return with us to Rotorua.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$148.64
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$148.64

Wai-O-Tapu & Waimangu Full Day Tour

Wai-O-Tapu & Waimangu Full Day Tour

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Visitors get to explore spectacular nature at New Zealand’s most colourful volcanic area, which has been thousands of years in the making. Visitors will be picked up from Rotorua and transported to Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland. En-route the driver guide will share insights in the region and wonderland. Guests will get to experience the daily eruption of the Lady Knox Geyser. The driver-guide will accompany visitors through VIP ticketing and then visitors will be able to walk at their own pace (unguided) past the unique volcanic features which include the Champagne Pool, hot springs, bubbling mud, steaming ground and huge volcanic craters. Then off to Waimangu Volcanic Valley, guests will be accompanied through VIP ticketing and then will be able to walk at their own pace (unguided) and enjoy views of mysterious and beautiful Inferno Crater, the unique valley and home of the Frying Pan Lake, one of the largest hot water springs in the World.
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  • 8 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.15
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$102.15

Waitomo Haggas Honking Holes Full Day Tour from/to Rotorua

Waitomo Haggas Honking Holes Full Day Tour from/to Rotorua

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Be picked up from your Rotorua accommodation and be transferred to Waitomo Adventures. You will join the Waitomo Adventures team for the Haggas Honking Holes experience - A 4-hour action-packed caving adventure. You'll encounter abseils (often in waterfalls), rock climbs, unique limestone formations and get up close to glowworms while exploring this fantastic cave system. There's no swimming required but you're definitely going to get wet! This trip is not for the faint-hearted. Participants are brave & fit but, you don’t need any prior experience. Full equipment and training are provided. There is a high guide ratio and your safety is assured. Few things in NZ compare to this activity. Loads of fun and empowering experience! Hot showers provided before heading back to Waitomo/Rotorua Haggas Honking Holes takes up to 4 hours, including at least 2 hours underground. Post the experience, have a bite to eat in the cafe and then return with us to Rotorua.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$210.38
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$210.38

Waitomo - Blackwater Rafting TTT Full Day Tour from/to Rotorua

Waitomo - Blackwater Rafting TTT Full Day Tour from/to Rotorua

Be picked up from your Rotorua accommodation and be transferred to Waitomo Adventures. You will join the Waitomo Adventures team for their Blackwater Rafting TTT experience - Blackwater rafting at it's best! This ripper of a trip combines the best elements of blackwater rafting with walking, climbing, swimming, and tubing through distinctive sections of the spectacular TumuTumu Cave. See awesome cave formations as well as one of the best Glowworm displays in New Zealand. You will get wet up to your neck but you don’t need to be a good swimmer – the wetsuits provide lots of warmth and buoyancy. Remember Blackwater Rafting is nothing like White Water rafting
and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise Hot showers provided before heading back to Waitomo/Rotorua. The blackwater rafting experience takes 3.5-4 hrs. Post the experience, have a bite to eat in the cafe and potentially check out the local sites and then return with us to Rotorua.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$189.05
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$189.05

Waitomo - Lost World 4hr Full Day Tour to/from Rotorua

Waitomo - Lost World 4hr Full Day Tour to/from Rotorua

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Be picked up from your Rotorua accommodation and be transferred to Waitomo Adventures. You will join the Waitomo Adventures team for the Lost World 4hr experience; a 4-hour action-packed caving and abseiling adventure. Abseil down slowly alongside your instructor who although on a separate rope provides information, reassurance ...and a backup safety tether. Imagine free-hanging in this massive void
bouncing a bit & turning because of the sheer length of the rope. Look around into upper levels of the cave; giant spagatites, weird plants clinging to the sheer walls and the roar of the Mangapu river echoes up from caverns far below. One guide looks after up to 4 people - who all make their unforgettable descent together and eventually landing in the base of this massive cavern. Once down, you explore the massive vaults - See excellent glowworms; gigantic flowstone formations; massive caverns. Have a hot shower and a quick bite to eat, before heading back to Rotorua with us.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$350.64
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$350.64

Absolutely Rotorua: Wai-O-Tapu, Waimangu, Rotorua Sights and Mitai Maori Village

Absolutely Rotorua: Wai-O-Tapu, Waimangu, Rotorua Sights and Mitai Maori Village

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Discover the best of Rotorua with a tour that combines daytime sightseeing with an evening of Maori culture. Visit Waiotapu Geothermal Wonderland and see landmarks like Knox Geyser and Champagne Pool, then take a Rotorua highlights tour that includes Ohinemutu, and Sulphur Point. The evening at Mitai Maori Experience features a traditional hangi dinner, cultural performance, and nature walk with glow worms.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$227.92
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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour and Te Puia Geysers in Rotorua

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour and Te Puia Geysers in Rotorua

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Take in two of the North Island's top attractions in one day on a combination tour that visits Wai-o-tapu and the Hobbiton Movie Set. Booking this package ensures your admission to these popular attractions, and the full-day tour includes all entrance fees, hotel pickup and drop-off, and insightful commentary from your driver-guide.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$278.23
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$278.23
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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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Explore two of New Zealand's top attractions in one day with this fantastic guided tour from Rotorua! Waitomo Glowworm cave's in the morning and "The Hobbiton Movie Set" in the afternoon! The start of the day is a pick up from your accomodation and travel to Waitomo to visit the Glowworm caves! Take a magical boat ride through the stunning Waitomo Glowworm Caves, from here we Experience the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, the bucolic setting for The Shire that featured in the Peter Jackson directed films, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. Relax and join this small group full day tour in a modern air conditioned mini van with your driver guide!
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  • 9 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$196.52
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