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Rotorua Māori Hāngi Dinner and Performance

Rotorua Māori Hāngi Dinner and Performance

star-4.5
755
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$97.95
From
US$97.95
While in Rotorua, see a cultural performance and take part in a traditional Maori ‘hangi’ feast at Tamaki Maori Village. A local guide escorts you by coach to the ‘marae’ (Maori village) for an immersive evening that begins with a welcome ceremony by New Zealand's indigenous people. Learn about local customs and watch a powerful display of song and dance before a hangi dinner.
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* A traveler said: "Good overall show and dinner...was pretty late on the return ( 10PM ) but bus driver sang to us for fun!"


Ziplining Forest Adventure - The Original Canopy Tour Rotorua

Ziplining Forest Adventure - The Original Canopy Tour Rotorua

star-5
2521
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$115.37
From
US$115.37
This Rotorua zipline tour takes you soaring through a centuries-old forest canopy as you switch between the six zipline cables suspended 72 feet (22 meters) above the ground. Get a bird’s-eye view as two expert guides suit you up with safety equipment and teach you about the forest environment. Bonus: you can later download photos taken of you during your treetops adventure. Round-trip hotel transport is included on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people.
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* A traveler said: "Wow this is sooo amazing. The information and the girls that took us are awesome. Big thank u to Jesse and Ash. From Tina and Lynda"


Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour

Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour

star-5
195
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$50.31
From
US$50.31
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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* A traveler said: "A very fun, informative and different adventure. Went with kids ages 11 and 7. Face to face with glow worms and got to within meters of a wallaby and more. Stephen very personable and fun and loves what he does. Easy pick up from hotel. Great torch collection (!) and interesting how to get close to animals using them."


Mitai Maori Village Experience in Rotorua

Mitai Maori Village Experience in Rotorua

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228
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$89.25
From
US$89.25
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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* A traveler said: "Can you say exciting?? From the geothermal area and geysers to Maori Tribe show to Kiwis to Redwoods to Government Gardens to black swans? A well worth trip. Everything thing becomes your favorite stop!"


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

star-5
30
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$199.54
Price varies by group size
From
US$199.54
Price varies by group size
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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* A traveler said: "Andrew, the tour guide, was awesome, really sweet. The tour was incredible, everything it's super beautifull."


Arrival Transfer: Rotorua Airport to Rotorua City Centre Hotels

Arrival Transfer: Rotorua Airport to Rotorua City Centre Hotels

star-5
3
  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$19.16
From
US$19.16
Book a shared arrival transfer from Rotorua Airport to your hotel doorstep, and enjoy a stress-free start to your trip. It’s a simple, cost-effective option that takes all the hassle out of arranging transportation after you land. Transport is by spacious minivan.
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* A traveler said: "Vehicle waiting on landing. Home in good time. Car clean, driver friendly. Great not having to get someone to pick me up"


Wai-O-Tapu & Waimangu Full Day Tour

Wai-O-Tapu & Waimangu Full Day Tour

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8
  • 8 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$103.72
From
US$103.72
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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* A traveler said: "The tour was basically transfer to n from our hotel n between the sites, which was perfect for us as we like going at our own pace. Our driver Akira was very helpful n stopped at a couple spots of interest on the way for us to take pictures."


Waimangu Volcanic Valley Half Day Tour

Waimangu Volcanic Valley Half Day Tour

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1
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$65.79
From
US$65.79
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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Kayak Glowworm Tour

Kayak Glowworm Tour

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242
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$90.70
From
US$90.70
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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Mornin Lakes Tour

Mornin Lakes Tour

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32
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$65.79
From
US$65.79
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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* A traveler said: "I’m very pleased to recommend the Lakes Tour. I’ve been to Rotorua a few times before and visited all the usual tourist attractions close to and around town. This time, I decided to take a tour around the lakes to sites not usually frequented by tourists (and even some locals). We visited lots of spectacular sites. Stephen was a great host and guide; he was punctual, the minibus was clean and tidy, and he drove safely. Stephen provided us extensive commentaries covering science, geography and history for all the sites. This tour is not just about showcasing spectacular views; you’ll be enriched by the back-stories that go with them."


Thermal Path Tour

Thermal Path Tour

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25
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$61.92
From
US$61.92
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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Hula Haka - Cultural Experience and Buffet

Hula Haka - Cultural Experience and Buffet

star-4.5
17
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$93.60
From
US$93.60
This action-packed Rotorua tour will give you access to incredible outdoor beauty, teach you about Maori culture, and allow you to taste a delicious Hangi feast too. By going on a guided 4WD tour—you’ll be able to visit remote places you wouldn’t discover alone and spot native wildlife. Conveniently, all entrance tickets are included, and you’ll enjoy Maori performances at Maori Village. When you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll be treated to a delicious Hangi feast served from a buffet.
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* A traveler said: "The host on the 4wd tour was fun, friendly, and passionate. Really enjoyed the trip through the forest full of history and culture."


Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Option to add Waimangu, Hobbiton or Whakarewarea
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US$68.89
Experience the must-see geothermal wonders of Rotorua at the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. This convenient tour is fully customizable, and you can add on a number of other interesting natural and cultural attractions, such as other geothermal sites, the Hobbiton movie set, a Maori cultural village, or waterfalls. Make the most of your time in the Rotorua area by mixing and matching the best options for you.
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* A traveler said: "I had an amazing day visiting hobbiton and Wai o tapu Not only did we visit both these "attractions" but our guide stopped on the way to some other amazing spots which we wouldn't have seen otherwise. Plus we learned a lot about the region and NZ during the bus ride. I tottaly recommend this tour, it was great!"


Redwoods Mountain Bike Ebike Tour HD

Redwoods Mountain Bike Ebike Tour HD

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16
  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$123.06
From
US$123.06
Ride Redwoods Bike Park on a full-suspension, electric mountain bike that lets you cruise up the big hills without breaking a sweat. Since the day is ‘semi-guided,’ you’ll have the best of both worlds: a local to show you the trails, and free time to pedal through the mountain bike park at your own pace, without being limited by a large group of cyclists.
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* A traveler said: "Because of time restraint i decided to give ebike a try end up it was the best decision because ive riden 21 miles in short period of time."


Waimangu Volcanic Valley with Boat Cruise Tour

Waimangu Volcanic Valley with Boat Cruise Tour

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3
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$100.62
From
US$100.62
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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Mt Tarawera Fly-Drive Volcanic Experience

Mt Tarawera Fly-Drive Volcanic Experience

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3
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$471.64
From
US$471.64
As well as the incredible views you’ll enjoy from the air on this scenic helicopter flight, you’ll also be treated to views of Lakes Okareka, Tarawera, and Rotomahana, and even White Island and Mt. Ruapehu on clear days. But this experience doesn’t stop with faraway views. After landing on Mt. Tarawera, you’ll be taken on a guided crater walk. Enjoy more panoramic views from the rim of the crater.
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* A traveler said: "My grand daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the trip. Apart from the amazing helicopter views and the colours of Mt Tarawera, our really informative guides were a highlight of the day. The walk on the mount was harder than expected and I think the challenges of it should be pointed out in the advertising. It certainly requires a reasonable level of fitness."


Huka Falls Return or one way from Rotorua

Huka Falls Return or one way from Rotorua

star-4
2
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$46.44
From
US$46.44
Visit Huka Falls on a half-day tour from Rotorua that is ideal for people with limited time. Located on the Waikato River near Taupo, Huka Falls is one of the most popular natural attractions in New Zealand. Have the option to remain on your own in Taupo after about 30 minutes at the falls, or return to Rotorua with the driver.
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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

star-5
2
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$107.20
From
US$107.20
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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* A traveler said: "Thanks for all the arrangements! The guide Andrew is very nice and willing to share his knowledge and experience in NZ! The van is in very good condition and we had a comfortable time during the travels. Time arrangement is good and accurate so that we complete all the attractions in time with no hurry. I will recommend this company to my friends and I hope to see you, Andrew, again if I visit Rotorua in the years later!"


Mount Tarawera/Orakei Korako

Mount Tarawera/Orakei Korako "Thermal Explorer" Dual Landing

star-5
1
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$847.49
From
US$847.49
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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Kahukiwi Experiences Luxury 4WD 3hour Guided Maori Tour

Kahukiwi Experiences Luxury 4WD 3hour Guided Maori Tour

star-5
1
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$115.33
From
US$115.33
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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* A traveler said: "My husband and I felt that this excursion can be summed up in one word EXCELLENT! This family owned and run tour company are wonderful! Hari and his niece Meriana gave us a beautiful insight into the Maori culture. Not only did they explain they sang the love song beautifully. Being a small group excursion we felt that we were given VIP treatment. If you are given a choice, pick this one!"


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