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Te Puia, located in the Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley at the edge of Rotorua features Pohutu Geyser and is home to the impressive New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. Visitors can tour the bubbling mud pools with a local Maori guide and choose from among myriad activities.

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Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland with Options - Guaranteed departure

Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland with Options - Guaranteed departure

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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$200.74
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$200.74
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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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$106.31
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$106.31
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Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip in Luxury Minibus from Auckland

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$332.11
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$332.11
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Mt Tarawera Volcanic Guided Hike Experience

Mt Tarawera Volcanic Guided Hike Experience

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Experience the majesty of Mt Tarawera and gain insight into New Zealand’s rich geology on this 4-hour hike from Rotorua. Travel by off-road 4x4 vehicle into the North Island wilderness with a guide. Follow winding hiking trails from the base of Mt Tarawera up to the crater’s edge, and learn all about the mighty volcano’s 1886 eruption. From your vantage point near the crater, admire panoramic views over the geothermal valley of Waimangu. This exciting hiking tour is suited to adventurers of all ages.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$142.00
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$142.00
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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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$129.52
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$129.52
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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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$114.40
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$114.40
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Tauranga Shore Excursion with Hobbiton and Rotorua Geyser

Tauranga Shore Excursion with Hobbiton and Rotorua Geyser

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Spend a day off your cruise ship and get out of the city on this day trip to two popular North Island attractions, Whakarewarewa and Hobbiton. Save time hiring a car and getting used to New Zealand roads; your guide meets you at the port and heads straight into the heartland. Visit Whakarewarewa, a bubbling geothermal landscape and home to the local Māori iwi (tribe), then head across the Kaimai Ranges to Hobbiton, an authentic movie set from the Lord of the Rings.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.89
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$179.89
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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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$236.74
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$236.74
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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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$112.25
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Te Puia Geothermals, Maori and Kiwifruit

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Te Puia Geothermals, Maori and Kiwifruit

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Discover geothermal activity among top North Island attractions in New Zealand on this full-day shore excursion to Te Puia from Mt Maunganui Port. Visit a kiwifruit orchard with your guide in Te Puke. Head through the geothermal valley of Whakarewarewa to the mud pools in Te Puia and see the famous Pohutu Geyser erupt. Discover ancient Maori arts and crafts, and watch a performance of the ‘haka’ — the traditional Maori war dance. Take in top Rotorua attractions including the Government Gardens, the Bath House and Rachel's Pool.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$124.73
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Day Tour Hobbiton + Rotorua from Auckland in Luxury Minibus + optional extras

Day Tour Hobbiton + Rotorua from Auckland in Luxury Minibus + optional extras

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Explore the Shire and Middle-Earth on this full-day Hobbiton and Rotorua tour from Auckland. Travel through Waikato with a guide and admire panoramic views over the Hauraki Plains. Enjoy a guided tour of Hobbiton — made famous in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ movies. Learn how the set was created, and discover sites you love including the Hobbit holes, Green Dragon Inn and the Mill. After lunch in Te Puia, head into the geothermal Te Whakarewarewa Valley where shooting geysers, bubbling mud pools and steaming hot springs await.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$269.84
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$269.84
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Wai-O-Tapu Plus Te Puia Geothermals

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Wai-O-Tapu Plus Te Puia Geothermals

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This Tauranga shore excursion allows cruise passengers to explore Whakarewarewa and Wai-O-Tapu—one of New Zealand’s most colorful and diverse geothermal attractions. With a guide in the lead, there’s no need to worry about navigation, just take your time visiting geothermal landscapes and famous geysers. After a morning in Wai-O-Tapu, visit the Living Maori Village, and take a drive through Rotorua—also known as “Sulphur City” for its sulfur-rich air.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$146.87
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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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$184.21
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$184.21
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2-Day Hobbiton, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves Tour from Auckland with Accommodation

2-Day Hobbiton, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves Tour from Auckland with Accommodation

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Combine three of New Zealand’s most popular attractions on this 2-day tour from Auckland. Step into Middle Earth on a tour of the Hobbiton movie set from 'Lord of the Rings,' explore the geothermal landscapes of Rotorua, and cruise through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. This great-value tour includes hotel pickup, some meals, and overnight accommodation in Rotorua.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$712.19
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Te Puia - Geothermal 6 Hour Guided Tour with Highlights: Shore ExcursionTauranga

Te Puia - Geothermal 6 Hour Guided Tour with Highlights: Shore ExcursionTauranga

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Step off your ship at the Port of Tauranga and enjoy a day around Rotorua and Mount Maunganui. Visit some of the hot pools and bubbling geysers of Rotorua and learn about how Maori traditions are woven with the landscape. Drive through the wide streets of Rotorua and see some of its beautiful locations with your guide, and visit a green kiwifruit orchard before returning to port.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.74
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: 6-hour Private Vehicle with Professional Guide

Tauranga Shore Excursion: 6-hour Private Vehicle with Professional Guide

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Design your own perfect shore excursion with a 6-hour, private tour from the Port of Tauranga that’s tailored to your cruise schedule and interests. Explore the geothermal landscape of Rotorua, step into Middle Earth at Hobbiton, or visit a Maori marae to see traditional carving, crafts, and dances. This 6-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at your cruise port, and accommodates your private group of up to 15 people.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$805.92
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Private Tour Rotorua Shore Excursion up to 8 Passengers

Private Tour Rotorua Shore Excursion up to 8 Passengers

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Take a tour in your own private minivan with an experienced local guide. This Private tour is for a group of up to 8 people. Your day will vary from stunning white sandy beaches, to boiling mud pools and beautiful forests. There is so much to see and experience in this stunning part of New Zealand. Choose an attraction to visit or enjoy all the "Freebies" this area offers. I can customise your day. Do as much or as little as you choose. Its "Your Day Your Way". Have a great day out with your own Private guide. "FREEBIES": - Sandy Beaches and beautiful countryside - Honey and Kiwi fruit tasting and orchard visit - Lake Rotorua and the Redwood Forest - Rotorua City Government Gardens - Kuirau Park Geothermal area with bubbling mud, hot springs and a footbath OPTIONAL EXTRAS: - Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village - Te Puia Geotherrmal Park and NZ Maori Atrs & Craft Institiute - Skyline Gondola & luge - Agrodome Sheep show - Waiotapu
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$590.42
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5-Day New Zealand North and South Island Highlights Tour

5-Day New Zealand North and South Island Highlights Tour

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Journey by coach, ferry and railway from the North Island to the South Island of New Zealand during this 5-day trip from Auckland to Christchurch, or vice versa. Ride a boat into the Waitomo Glowworm Caves; see the geothermal wonderland at Te Pua and the Agrodome Sheep Show in Rotorua; take the Interislander ferry across Cook Strait from Wellington; and hop on a Coastal Pacific train from Picton to Kaikoura, where you’ll watch giant sperm whales at play. Enjoy overnight accommodation in Rotorua, Wellington and Kaikoura.
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  • 5 days
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$1,327.70
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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 Pƍhutu Geyser and the Maori concert at Te Puia.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$229.53
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$229.53
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Hobbiton & Rotorua Small Group Tour incl Te Puia, Hangi Buffet Lunch & Concert

Hobbiton & Rotorua Small Group Tour incl Te Puia, Hangi Buffet Lunch & Concert

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Spend a day exploring must-see cultural highlights on this extraordinary round trip from Auckland. Explore the Shire at the renowned Hobbiton Movie Set: stroll through stunning gardens, visit hobbit holes and enjoy a drink at the Green Dragon Inn. Then, witness the unique wonder of Te Puia Geothermal Park, with blue baths and thermal springs. Experience a taste of Maori culture with a haka performance and a delicious hangi: a traditional Maori meal cooked in the ground. Discover local history and culture on this family-friendly tour.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$283.40
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$283.40
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Rotorua Sightseeing Tour - Discover Rotorua's top sights in 1.5 hours

Rotorua Sightseeing Tour - Discover Rotorua's top sights in 1.5 hours

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Lying to the south east of Auckland, Rotorua is a land of geothermal pools, steaming geysers, and ancient Maori history. With this tour, explore Rotorua and take in the top attractions with ease. Hop into your vehicle and spin to sites of interest such as Government Gardens, Kuirau Park, Ohinemutu, the Polynesian Spa, and the Redwoods Forest. Stop along the way to capture the sites on camera, and listen as your guide sheds light on the region’s geothermal activities and Maori traditions.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.38
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$38.38

Private Tour: 8-Day North Island Tour from Auckland Including Rotorua and Wellington

Private Tour: 8-Day North Island Tour from Auckland Including Rotorua and Wellington

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Venture around the North Island in your very own luxury vehicle on this 8-day private tour from Auckland. You’ll visit Coromandel, Whitianga, Rotorua, Tongariro National Park and Wellington, with sightseeing tours, nature walks, natural hot springs and beach strolls sprinkled into your itinerary, plus plenty of free time for you to explore on your own. Learn about New Zealand wildlife and Maori culture from a knowledgeable private guide who takes you to hot spots as well as hidden gems. Enjoy seven nights’ accommodation in your choice of 3- to 5-star hotels including breakfast.
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  • 8 days
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$5,934.27
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$5,934.27
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Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip from Auckland

Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip from Auckland

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Take in two of New Zealand’s top attractions in one day on this Rotorua and Waitomo Caves day trip from Auckland. Visit Rotorua with a guide and take in key sites including Te Puia and the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. After lunch, admire fine views over Lake Rotorua on route to the famous Waitomo Caves. During your boat ride, gain insight into the caves’ geological significance and marvel at the luminescent glow worms illuminating the dark caves. Upgrade to include the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland to your small-group tour.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$275.28
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$275.28
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Hobbiton, Rotorua and Te Puia: Small Group -Auckland Return or Rotorua Drop Off

Hobbiton, Rotorua and Te Puia: Small Group -Auckland Return or Rotorua Drop Off

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Join this tour by multi-award winning Tour Company to visit two of New Zealand’s most famous attractions, the Hobbiton Movie Set and the Te Puia Geothermal Wonderland, in one return day trip from Auckland (option by arrangement to be dropped off in Rotorua) Be fascinated as the magical world of Hobbiton comes to life, take photos in front of your favourite places like the 44 Hobbit Holes, the Shire and the Green Dragon Inn. Then journey to the World Famous Te Puia which is home to remarkable geothermal features, including the famous Pƍhutu geyser as well as rich layers of Māori culture, including art works, people, stories, traditions and architecture. There are lush nature trails teeming with native bird life and you will even find New Zealand iconic native flightless bird, the Kiwi Marvel at the stunning scenery en route as we journey off the motorways into the real hinterland of New Zealand. Fully guided day with one of our tour guides widely regarded for their depth of knowledge
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$212.27
Price varies by group size
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$212.27
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Should I book Te Puia tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Te Puia 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.
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How much does it cost to visit Te Puia 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Te Puia costs USD 38.38. Guided Te Puia tours start around USD 38.38 per person.
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