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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

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Swap the Tauranga cruise port for the Shire, featured in "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" trilogies, on a Hobbiton Movie Set shore excursion. Your tour includes movie structures such as hobbit holes, the party tree and the Mill. Sip a drink at the Green Dragon Inn, and then suit up in a favorite LOTR costume with a stop at McLaren Falls Park.
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  • 6 hours to 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.06
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$125.06

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Including Rotorua Sightseeing

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Movie Set Tour Including Rotorua Sightseeing

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Take a shore excursion to the Hobbiton Movie Set and sightsee Rotorua with a guide when your cruise ship pulls into port at Tauranga. Journey to Middle-earth and The Shire of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ fame, featured in the popular LOTR trilogy and ‘The Hobbit.’ Then learn traditional customs at the Maori village of Whakarewarewa before strolling past the spouting geysers and steaming hot springs of thermal Rotorua. Numbers are limited to 19 participants in this small-group tour to the land of hobbits and hot pools.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$191.66
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$191.66

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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$118.59
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$118.59

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Private Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Whakarewarewa Maori Cultural Village

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Private Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Whakarewarewa Maori Cultural Village

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Explore the thermal wonderland of Wai-O-Tapu and see Pohutu Geyser blow its top at Whakarewarewa during this full-day private Tauranga shore excursion to the Rotorua region. Witness colorful thermal springs, hissing steam vents and bubbling mud pools as your guide details the area’s geothermal activity, then discover traditional customs at New Zealand's only living Maori village. Port pickup and drop-off by private vehicle included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$327.45
Price varies by group size
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$327.45
Price varies by group size

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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$133.20
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$133.20
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Full-Day Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Tour from Tauranga

Full-Day Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Tour from Tauranga

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Experience the mythical world of Middle Earth on a half-day tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set from Tauranga. Explore the magnificent film set and admire original props from the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies on a guided tour; see iconic sites such as Gandalf's cutting, Bag End, and the Green Dragon Inn; and enjoy a Hobbit-themed lunch (own expense) at the Shires Rest Café.
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  • 5 hours 18 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.03
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$129.03

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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$110.05
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$110.05

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Geothermal Geyser Tour and Polynesian Spa

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This Tauranga shore excursion stands out from others by offering a 2-course lunch and a visit to a Polynesian spa. The basics of local shore excursions are included too: travel with a small group to the Rotorua geothermal geyser, mud pools, and steam vents, and then see a Maori dance performance. At the spa, soak in hot mineral springs with views of Lake Rotorua.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$155.59
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$155.59
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Explore Tauranga

Explore Tauranga

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Explore exquisite Tauranga in style, riding in a luxurious modern Mercedes tour-vehicle as you cruise from hilltop to seaside and sample along the way some of New Zealand’s finest honey and kiwifruit export produce. After learning about and tasting the delights of rural Tauranga this tour returns you to port comfortably, and contented - stopping at a scenic lookout to take in the natural beauty of the Bay of Plenty from above.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.12
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$65.12

Hobbiton Movie Set and the Geysers of Te Puia, Rotorua

Hobbiton Movie Set and the Geysers of Te Puia, Rotorua

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Visit two of the North Island’s top attractions in one day with this tour to the Hobbiton movie set and the geysers of Te Puia and Rotorua. Take a 2-hour guided tour of Hobbiton that includes plenty of ‘Lord of the Rings’ trivia. Then see Pohutu Geyser and other geothermal wonders in Te Puia Whakarewarewa Valley. You’ll also hear commentary about Maori culture, and view lots of stunning scenery.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$189.75
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$189.75

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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$831.08
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$831.08
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Best of Rotorua Tour

Best of Rotorua Tour

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Some of the Bay of Plenty’s most exciting towns and attractions are some way from the coast, which can make them tough to get to if you’re exploring the region on a cruise ship. This day-long tour to Rotorua solves that problem by picking you up direct from your cruise ship in Tauranga. Drive just under 50 miles to Rotorua and explore the town, including stops at Te Puia, a hub of local Māori culture and geothermal activity, the beautiful Government Gardens and the towering Redwood Forest.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.64
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$117.64

 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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$148.00
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$148.00

Hobbiton & Tauranga Highlights Shore Excursion from Tauranga

Hobbiton & Tauranga Highlights Shore Excursion from Tauranga

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On this full-day shore excursion, take a journey deep into Middle Earth without the stress and strict scheduling of a large group tour. Drive from Tauranga into the heart of the Waikato with a small group and guide and visit Hobbiton, the iconic filming location from Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. But this is more than just a there-and-back-again Lord of the Rings tour: also spend some time in the secluded New Zealand bush at McLaren Falls Park and see the striking titular waterfall.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$140.41
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$140.41
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Tauranga Self-Guided Audio Tour

Tauranga Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Take a walk around Tauranga and see the city’s landmarks and attractions on this self-guided audio tour. Instead of getting crammed  into a stifling hot tour bus or waiting for other travellers, stroll along the waterfront at your own pace while learning about the history of local iwi (Māori tribe) Te Arawa, then visit significant sites like the Strand, The Elms Mission House and the old cannon at Monmouth Redoubt.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$15.29
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$15.29
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6hr Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

6hr Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

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Departs 9:00am. A must do for all Lord of the Rings fans! Join us for a magical journey to Middle Earth where you can become part of the wonder that was created called Hobbiton! The Hobbiton Movie set was used for the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' film trilogies and is situated on a family run sheep farm close to the town of Matamata in the Waikato province. It is now a Tolkien tourism destination, offering guided tours of the set.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$132.46
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$132.46
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4hr Tauranga Scenic History and Tasting Tour FREE Kiwifruit Ice Cream

4hr Tauranga Scenic History and Tasting Tour FREE Kiwifruit Ice Cream

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Departs 10:00am. Enjoy this 4 Hour boutique tour of Tauranga. Picking you up from right outside the Tauranga port gates the local guide accompaning you will serve as your expert, connecting you with the natural beauty, history, culture, industry and people of Tauranga. See amazing views, beautiful beaches, historical sites, orchards and experience the taste of our world-renowned Manuka Honey, Kiwifruit and Avocado industries. At the completion of the tour your guide will transport you back to the port gates. 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.84
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$48.84
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4hr Shore Excursion - History and Tasting Tour FREE Kiwifruit Ice Cream

4hr Shore Excursion - History and Tasting Tour FREE Kiwifruit Ice Cream

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Make the most of your time at shore and explore the beautiful Tauranga Harbour during this half-day tour. Visit beautiful beaches, orchards, historical landmarks and more as you listen to engaging commentary from your guide about the history and culture of the region. You even get to sample local produce such as Manuka honey, kiwifruit, and avocado.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.68
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$60.68
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Shore Excursion: Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga

Shore Excursion: Rotorua Cultural and Geothermal Experience from Tauranga

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When your ship pulls into port in Tauranga, explore Rotorua on a guided shore excursion. Your full-day itinerary includes a welcome concert at the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute at Te Puia, where you’ll explore the extensive geothermal grounds, see a flax-weaving demonstration, and visit the nocturnal Kiwi House. Then tour Rotorua highlights such as the Government Gardens and stop at Okere Falls and Kiwi 360 for tastings.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.64
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$117.64
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Mount Maunganui Self-Guided Audio Tour

Mount Maunganui Self-Guided Audio Tour

Get to know Mt Maunganui at your own pace on this self-guided audio tour. Follow your guide’s instructions to explore attractions all around this coastal paradise. Learn about the area’s unique Māori heritage and hear myths and legends passed down by generations of Māori. Later, relax in perfectly heated thermal saltwater pools and baths.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$15.29
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$15.29
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Romantic tour in Tauranga

Romantic tour in Tauranga

An exclusive tour for all the romantics of the world! Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most romantic places in the city. Did you know The lush parks and golden beaches of Tauranga make a popular destination for lovers? You will feel spellbound in a charming atmosphere. What is considered as one of the best places to have a date in the city? Where can you make lovely photos? You will be surprised how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, parks of the city. From heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious or spicy ones. What is so special about the mount of Maunganui? Why is it considered a favorite spot for couples? Tauranga has a good mix of modern amenities and nature, making it a favourable place to explore with your loved one. Many festivities take place on and around the main beach in the north of the suburb. This tour is especially recommended in the Saint Valentine period!
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$498.20
per group
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$498.20
per group
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The best of Tauranga walking tour

The best of Tauranga walking tour

Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. You will have a chance to explore the city, while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Why is Tauranga known as a very popular lifestyle and tourism destination? Tauranga has many outlying islands and reefs that make it a notable tourist destination point for travelling scuba divers and marine enthusiasts.You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings and corners of Tauranga. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it! * You will be guided by a local charismatic guide * You will hear the stories and legends of the city * You will visit the charming places
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$498.20
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$498.20
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Harley Tour of the Mount 20mins

Harley Tour of the Mount 20mins

Cruise around beautiful Mount Maunganui on a Harley Davidson. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the immediate area.
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  • 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.36
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$30.36

Rotorua Day Highlights Tour

Rotorua Day Highlights Tour

We are one of the few small group Tour/Excursion providers in Tauranga that will take you to any attraction on your wish list but we are a little limited by your ship schedule. We pride ourselves on showing you our beautiful part of the world with good conversation,courtesy and humour included in all of our tours.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.24
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$130.24
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