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New Zealand’s largest city makes a strategic starting point for taking in the highlights of the North Island. Once you’ve explored Auckland City’s sights, here are your options for day tours, from Hobbits and wine tasting to rafting through caves.

Waiheke Island — about 40 minutes by ferry from Auckland
With its scenic vineyards, olive groves, and sandy beaches, Waiheke Island is a natural playground, just minutes from Auckland. Cruise out to indulge in a wine tasting lunch, zoom through the trees on a thrilling zipline course, go bush walking, and enjoy spectacular views over the Hauraki Gulf.

Hobbiton — 105 miles (170 km) southeast of Auckland
Journey to Middle Earth on a tour of the Hobbiton movie set, one of the most famous filming locations from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films. Peek inside the hobbit holes, see actual props and sets from the movies, then grab a drink at the Shire’s Rest café or the Green Dragon Inn.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves — 122 miles (196 km) south of Auckland
The Waitomo Caves are one of New Zealand’s most visited attractions, and the natural wonder makes a memorable addition to any day trip. Cruise through the glowworm grotto, admire the dramatic limestone formations, or get your adrenaline pumping by rafting along the subterranean river.

Rotorua — 142 miles (228 km) southeast of Auckland
Rotorua is home to some of the North Island’s most impressive geothermal landscapes, and it’s easy to take in the top attractions on a day trip. Marvel at the bubbling mud pools, geysers, and hot springs at the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, the Waimangu Volcanic Valley, or the Whakarewarewa geothermal valley; spot Kiwi birds in the Rainbow Springs wildlife park; and learn about the region’s Maori heritage at the Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute.
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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Day Trip from Auckland

Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Day Trip from Auckland

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Visit a pair of New Zealand's must-see attractions with this combo tour from Auckland to the Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Peek into Hobbit Holes, frolic in the Shire, and get a drink at the Green Dragon Inn on a guided tour of Middle-earth, followed by a Kiwi-style lunch. In the afternoon, explore Maori myths and history on a boat ride through mesmerizing caves lit by thousands of glowworms, and finish with a drive through some of the North Island’s most majestic scenery.
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  • 11 hours
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Afternoon Piha Beach and Rainforest Tour from Auckland
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Afternoon Piha Beach and Rainforest Tour from Auckland

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Explore the Waitakere Ranges rain forest and Auckland’s rugged west coast, including Piha Beach, during an afternoon tour with a guide who is knowledgeable about New Zealand flora and fauna. From the Arataki Centre, admire sweeping views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Learn about Maori history, stroll the beach, and take a nature walk through a lush rain forest while you experience Auckland's largest regional park.
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  • 5 hours
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$109.23
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Auckland Scenic Day Tour Full-Day- 8 HOURS
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Auckland Scenic Day Tour Full-Day- 8 HOURS

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Make the most of your time in Auckland with a small-group tour that crams all the city’s best bits into just one day. Snap photos of Auckland Harbour Bridge, the Sky Tower and One Tree Hill; take in the views from Tamaki Drive and Mission Bay; explore vibrant neighborhoods like Ponsonby; and visit off-the-beaten-track attractions like Muriwai Beach, the Auckland Domain and Parnell.
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  • 8 hours
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$106.02
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Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip in Luxury Minibus from Auckland
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Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip in Luxury Minibus from Auckland

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Cover plenty of ground in one day by combining several North Island highlights: Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton, and Rotorua. Ride a boat through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves to see these radiant lights. Take a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, where you find the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and the home of Bilbo Baggins from ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings.’ Enjoy lunch at Te Puia, home to Pohutu Geyser. You can start and finish your tour in either Auckland or Rotorua, traveling one-way or round-trip.
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  • 13 hours
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$320.63
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Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland
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Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland

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The fictional, yet globally famous, village of Hobbiton and the Waitomo Caves rank among the most popular sites of interest in New Zealand. On this tour, visit both sites in one day—see the home of Bilbo Baggins and explore Waitomo’s subterranean caverns—and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour—limited to 12 people.
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  • 12 hours
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$214.61
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Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour with Optional Extra Activities from Auckland

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
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$142.64
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Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Tour from Auckland
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Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Tour from Auckland

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Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set on a full-day tour from Auckland that explores New Zealand's 'Middle-earth,' where 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' came to life on film. Travel through a landscape of lush farms, then take a guided tour of the 12-acre (4.8-ha.) Hobbiton Movie Set, from hobbit holes to gardens and the Green Dragon Inn. With free time to shop and explore, this tour includes transport from selected locations in Auckland, and it's limited to 16 travelers to ensure personalized service.
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  • 8 hours
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Waitomo Caves & Rotorua Small Group Tour including Te Puia from Auckland
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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
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$224.25
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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
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$224.25
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Coast and Rainforest Eco-Tour from Auckland with Lunch

Coast and Rainforest Eco-Tour from Auckland with Lunch

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See the untamed beauty of New Zealand’s west coast on this North Island day trip from Auckland. Travel with a guide to the Waitakere Ranges, with a stop at the Arataki Visitor Centre overlook for views of the Tasman Sea out to the Pacific Ocean. Admire Maori carvings before a guided rainforest walk, then visit giant kauri trees and one of the area’s magnificent black sand beaches. Picnic lunch and light refreshments are included.
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  • 7 hours
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$170.27
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Arrival Transfer: Auckland Airport to Auckland Central City Centre

Arrival Transfer: Auckland Airport to Auckland Central City Centre

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With this shared arrival transfer from the Auckland airport to your Auckland hotel by comfortable minivan, you can skip the taxi line. Simply book your transport then start a hassle-free vacation with easy pickup outside the arrivals hall by your professional and courteous driver. Airport transfers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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  • 1 hour
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$23.13
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Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Eco-Safari Cruise
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Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Eco-Safari Cruise

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Cruise the waters of Hauraki Gulf Marine Park in search of whales, dolphins and penguins on a half-day tour from Auckland. You’ll board a spacious catamaran at Viaduct Harbour and hear expert guides share informative commentary about New Zealand’s natural wonders. During the whale and dolphin safari, keep an eye out for six types of whales that frequent these waters, as well as seabirds such as Australasian gannets, petrels and terns.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Fully Guided Day Tour from Auckland
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Hobbiton Movie Set Small Group Fully Guided Day Tour from Auckland

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Step into the world of hobbits and wizards on a full-day tour from Auckland to the Hobbiton Movie Set with lunch at The Shire’s Rest Café. You’ll see gorgeous rural scenery on the trip to Hobbiton, learn the inside stories behind the The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and sip a Middle Earth-themed drink at the Green Dragon Inn. This full-day Hobbiton Tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off, entrance fees, complimentary drink at The Green Dragon, and it’s limited to 11 people for a fun, personal experience.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland with Options -
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Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland with Options -

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This small-group day trip from Auckland features the highlights and hospitality of Rotorua. Visit the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute of Te Puia, witness the thermal activity of the Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, and tour the city with a knowledgeable guide. Opt for additional free time to explore on your own, or upgrade for a private soak at the Polynesian Spa, a visit to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, or a Maori concert. You have the flexibility to return to Auckland or end with drop-off in Rotorua.
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  • 13 hours
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$179.26
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Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner
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Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner

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Sail away on a harbor cruise in Auckland and enjoy a 3-course dinner during a memorable tour of Waitemata Harbour highlights, including the Sky Tower and Auckland Harbour Bridge. Set out aboard a sailing yacht from Viaduct Harbour, then enjoy service in the dining room while at anchor in Westhaven Marina. As evening falls, your expert captain shares informative facts about Auckland and its iconic sights.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour

Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour

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Take in the highlights of New Zealand’s largest city on this half-day tour of Auckland and benefit from an expert guide and small group size. Admire views of Auckland Harbour and drive over the Harbour Bridge; gaze out over the city from the top of Mt Eden; visit K Road, the Auckland Domain, and the Mission Bay beaches; and explore atmospheric neighborhoods such as Parnell, Ponsonby, and Northcote Point.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
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Small group - 4-5 people. Cathedral cove and Hot water beach, Coromandel

Small group - 4-5 people. Cathedral cove and Hot water beach, Coromandel

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This trip from Auckland makes it easy to visit the highlights of the Coromandel Peninsula in one day. After a smooth journey east you’ll arrive at either Cathedral Cove or Hot Water Beach (the order depends on the tides on the day). You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the spectacular scenery and luxuriate in the natural hot water baths beneath the sand. Stop for lunch at Hahei in between destinations.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour
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America's Cup Sailing on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour

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Join an America’s Cup sailing experience aboard an authentic racing yacht on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour. Feel the exhilaration of yachting as you take the helm and participate with the professional crew, or just sit back and soak up the harbor views. No experience necessary.
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  • 2 hours
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Half-Day: Small Group Auckland Scenic Tour - 4 HOURS
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Half-Day: Small Group Auckland Scenic Tour - 4 HOURS

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Get a personalized introduction to Auckland’s most important sights on a half-day tour for your group of up to 11 people. Make the most of your time in Auckland with a convenient trip that includes round-trip hotel transfer from centrally-located Auckland hotels.
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  • 4 hours
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Small-Group Coromandel Peninsula Day Trip from Auckland

Small-Group Coromandel Peninsula Day Trip from Auckland

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Visit the Coromandel Peninsula renowned for its idyllic beaches, rugged terrain, and pristine rainforest—on this day trip from Auckland. Ride a narrow-gauge railway through native kauri forest to a viewing platform where you’re rewarded with views over the Hauraki Gulf. Your professional guide takes you to Cathedral Cove and to soak in a thermal pool at Hot Water Beach. A cafe lunch plus round-trip hotel transport are included on this small-group tour, limited to nine people.
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  • 12 hours
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$260.23
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Piha Beach and Rainforest Day Tour

Piha Beach and Rainforest Day Tour

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Travel with a small group on a guided tour to Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, including a rainforest walk and a stroll on Piha Beach. This day trip heads west from Auckland with a stop at the Arataki Visitor Centre for harbor views. Dig your toes into the black-sand beach pounded by large surf and walk to a cascading waterfall for a swim. Your knowledgeable guide points out native flora and birdlife along the way.
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  • 7 hours
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Departure Transfer: Auckland Central City Centre to Auckland Airport

Departure Transfer: Auckland Central City Centre to Auckland Airport

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Book a shared departure transfer from your Auckland hotel to the airport for a hassle-free end to to your vacation. Skip the stress of hiring a taxi or waiting for public transportation. Instead, let a professional and courteous driver pick you up curbside and transfer you to the domestic or international terminal by comfortable minivan. Transfers operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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  • 1 hour
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Auckland Harbour Sailing Experience
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Auckland Harbour Sailing Experience

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Enjoy time aboard a sailing yacht on Waitemata Harbour. Your Auckland cruise sets sail from Viaduct Harbour, passing the Auckland Bridge, Westhaven Marina, and Devonport while you listen to informative commentary on the sights. Relax as you take in the views or help the crew sail the vessel—it’s up to you.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Coromandel, Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach Full Day Tour From Auckland
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Coromandel, Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach Full Day Tour From Auckland

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Renowned for the pristine white-sand beaches, the untouched lush native forests and breathtaking natural formations, discover the Coromandel Peninsula on this 1 Day excursion from Auckland. Our amazing tour, travelling in one of our air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicles, takes place over 8 hours and with the insight of our highly knowledgeable local tour guides, it truly will be a day to remember. No trip to New Zealand’s North Island is complete without a visit to ‘the spectacular Coromandel Region. Bring your own swimming gear and towel. We will provide the spade Our Coromandel Day Tour includes --Small group tours to give that personal,intimate experience --Magical day encompassing walking, hiking, swimming, spa-ing --Unbelievable photo opportunities all day --Relaxing, scenic drive as we get off the beaten track --Highly knowledgeable local guide --Plenty of time to explore Hahei, Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove --Drop off to your accommodation in Auckland CBD or the Sky Tower
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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