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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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$54.57
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$54.57

Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour

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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$51.41
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$51.41

Mitai Maori Village Experience in Rotorua

Mitai Maori Village 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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$91.19
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$91.19

Mornin Lakes Tour

Mornin Lakes Tour

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Rotorua’s volcanic history has created a landscape of lakes. See some of the most spectacular ones on this half day tour, traveling in a small group with a knowledgeable guide. Exercise your legs with a bushwalk, watch springs bubble, and learn about the natural processes which have shaped this land of fire and water.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.22
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$67.22

Rotorua Day Tour Te Puia - Geysers - Maori Performance - Redwoods & Kiwi Bird

Rotorua Day Tour Te Puia - Geysers - Maori Performance - Redwoods & Kiwi Bird

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Deluxe small group tour from Rotorua with your personal driver guide for the day! Discover and experience, Rotorua's most popular & unique visitor attraction Te Puia with highlights stops along the way. Walk through a landscape, where steam rises all around you, the water boils and geysers erupt high into the air. The mud pools bubble and jump and the earth is heated from geothermal activity under foot. Be in awe as you catch a rare sighting of the Kiwi bird in its nocturnal enclosure. This is the homeland of the Maori people! Listen and learn the history and stories on a fully guided tour, then take your seat to experience and expressive, meaningful cultural show with songs and dance including the world famous Haka. Explore Rotorua's top highlights including The Redwood Forest, Lake Rotorua, the Government Garden, Blue Baths, Rachels spring, Klamath rose gardens, the Museum and Kairua park. A perfect tour for everyone, which offers so much to see and do in just one day.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$211.94
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$211.94

Kahukiwi Experiences Luxury 4WD 3hour Guided Maori Tour

Kahukiwi Experiences Luxury 4WD 3hour Guided Maori Tour

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Kahukiwi Experiences Phase One is a 3-hour, fully-guided, Māori cultural tour into the heart of Mourea, Ngāti Pikiao.  Guided by a vibrant, passionate guide, guests explore the stunning environment by luxury 4WD, stopping regularly to soak up the views, hear the stories and gain a deeper insight into the cultural and historical significance of this part of Rotorua. Feel the warm, welcoming embrace of Māori culture and discover the true essence of Aotearoa (New Zealand). ‱ Intimate Māori experience in Rotorua ‱ Pick-up and drop off in a luxurious Range Rover Discovery vehicle (from Rotorua accommodation) ‱ Light refreshments ‱ Fun and educational ‱ Perfect for all ages (6+) – Children under 15 must be accompanied by a responsible adult ‱ Suitable for all levels of physical ability
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.83
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Te Puia Geysers, Kiwi bird, Redwood Forest & Highlights Drive: Rotorua Tour

Te Puia Geysers, Kiwi bird, Redwood Forest & Highlights Drive: Rotorua Tour

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See more of New Zealand's top attractions with a small group on this full-day tour from Rotorua. Take a scenic drive to Te Puia where geysers shoot into the air, see a live Haka performance and learn about Maori culture, drive through the enchanting Redwood Forest and more. This tour is ideal for those who are short on time and want to discover the best that Rotorua has to offer.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$109.53
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$109.53
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Kayak Glowworm Tour

Kayak Glowworm 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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$92.67
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$92.67

Mt Tarawera Fly-Drive Volcanic Experience

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Mt Tarawera Fly-Drive Volcanic Experience

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Mt Tarawera – Fly / Drive Combo This unique experience allows visitors to travel to Mt Tarawera with Volcanic Air, taking in the scenic wonders of the area from the air, before landing on Mt Tarawera for your guided crater walk experience. This flight includes the stunning scenery of Lakes Okareka, Tarawera and Rotomahana, as well as being able to see on clear days to White Island and Mt Ruapehu landing you on Mt Tarawera, Infamous for its eruption on June 10th, 1886, Mt Tarawera created the world’s youngest geothermal valley of Waimangu, at the same destroying the legendary Pink and White Terraces. You will be fully guided on a walking experience which encompasses the unique landscape and history of the area. With unmatched scenic vistas and 360 panoramic views this experience is ideal for all ages and includes an optional run in to the heart of the volcanic crater. This activity includes transportation to and from accommodation.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$433.70
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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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$63.27
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Mount Tarawera/Orakei Korako

Mount Tarawera/Orakei Korako "Thermal Explorer" Dual Landing

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Combine the thrill of landing on Mount Tarawera with a flight that includes spectacular aerial views of our stunning crater lakes, the renowned Tarawera Falls and the vibrant Waimangu and Wai-O-Tapu geothermal reserves. Leaving Wai-O-Tapu we descend to follow the Waikato River to the hidden valley of Orakei Korako. Once landed, you will ferry across the river and begin your land-based tour. Experience hot springs, gushing geysers and the natural beauty of this geothermal wonderland. Your return flight takes in views of farmland and the Paeroa mountain range before flying over Rotorua City and returning to our lakefront pier.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$865.92
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Waimangu Volcanic Valley Half Day Tour

Waimangu Volcanic Valley Half Day Tour

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We pick guests up in Rotorua CBD and head to Waimangu Volcanic Valley, enroute the driver-guide will provide commentary on the region. On arriving at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, the driver-guide will accompany guests to VIP ticketing and then guests can walk through Waimangu Volcanic Valley at their own pace (unguided). Experience spectacular volcanic craters, enormous hot water springs, beautiful geothermal features, rare and unusual plant life, brilliantly coloured microbiology and a wide array of birds. Visitors are immersed in the stories of the Mt Tarawera volcanic eruption, its people, and the resulting dramatic landscape changes that created the world’s youngest geothermal valley. Guests are picked up approx 1.15pm and returned to Rotorua CBD.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.22
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$67.22

Te Puia Thermal Reserve in Rotorua: Shore Excursion from Tauranga

Te Puia Thermal Reserve in Rotorua: Shore Excursion from Tauranga

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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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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.85
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Waimangu Volcanic Valley with Boat Cruise Tour

Waimangu Volcanic Valley with Boat Cruise Tour

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This half-day geothermal experience immerses you in the history and stories of the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Explore Waimangu Volcanic Valley, the world’s youngest geothermal system, at your own pace with a range of options for all abilities and ambitions. Walks vary in length from the 1.5km features to 4.5km and cover a range of geothermal activity, nature and wildlife. At the end of your walk you can board a boat for a relaxing 45 minute cruise around the tranquil waters of Lake Rotomahana. Listen to the full history of the lake, the Pink and White Terraces and the Mount Tarawera Eruption from the on-board commentary and see geothermal sites not accessible by foot. Be sure to keep an eye out for the abundant native birdlife on the Lake.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.81
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Rotorua Small Group Morning Tour Waimangu and Wai O Tapu

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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