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Rotorua Rafting - Kaituna River White Water Rafting

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Rotorua Rafting - Kaituna River White Water Rafting

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Go on an adrenaline-filled rafting excursion down the Kaituna River during this 3-hour adventure tour from Rotorua. Here, white-water rapids flow past a subtropical rainforest lining a deep canyon. See stunning waterfalls, including rafting over Tutea Falls, and jump at the opportunity for exhilarating cliff diving. Tour operates winter and summer. Wetsuit, booties and helmet are provided. No experience necessary!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Rotorua Māori Hāngi Dinner and Performance

Rotorua Māori Hāngi Dinner and Performance

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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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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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The Hell's Gate Experience

The Hell's Gate Experience

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Spend a few hours experiencing the wonders of Rotorua’s most unique geothermal reserve at Hell’s Gate. Take part in the guided or self-guided interactive geothermal walk, before trying your hand at Maori carving in the interactive carving house. Then indulge in our geothermal mud and sulphur waters, experiencing the healing properties local Maori have been using for centuries. It’s a Rotorua experience you’ll never forget. Complimentary guided tours depart daily, please see Hell's Gate website for latest departure times.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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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Hell's Gate Mud Bath & Spas

Hell's Gate Mud Bath & Spas

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Treat yourself to a 1-hour therapeutic mud bath and sulfur spa package at Hells Gate Geothermal Park. Located in one of Rotorua’s most active geothermal zones, Hells Gate features mud bath treatments that leave your body rejuvenated and skin smooth. Have the option to cool off with a dip in waterfall pools after your treatment, and enjoy the ease of round-trip hotel transfers.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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3D Trick Art Gallery

3D Trick Art Gallery

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Have fun with your friends or family at the only 3D trick art gallery on New Zealand’s North Island. Explore the more than 50 trick artworks, many of which you can jump into to take convincing, lifelike photos. The gallery is conveniently located in the heart of Rotorua, so you can combine a visit with other must-see attractions and activities. This is a fun and handy activity for an exciting morning or afternoon.
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  • 40 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Steaming Cliffs Kayak

Steaming Cliffs Kayak

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Active travelers who want to experience a combination of Rotorua’s best attractions will love this kayaking tour. While paddling a kayak around the beautiful shores of Lake Rotoiti, you’ll also get the chance to stop and bathe in natural outdoor hot springs. These are not a commonly known tourist attraction, and don’t get the same crowds as hot springs in central Rotorua. As numbers are limited to six on this tour, you can enjoy a peaceful wilderness-like experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Zorb Inflatable Ball Ride from Mount Ngongotaha in New Zealand

Zorb Inflatable Ball Ride from Mount Ngongotaha in New Zealand

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While in Rotorua, take a wild and wacky ride in a ZORB ball. You’ll love ‘orbing’ downhill as you slide around inside an inflatable ball. Choose from three different runs — a straight slope, a multipoint harness or a curvy water ride — and get instruction before enjoying twists and turns. Document the latest thrill with a provided hand-held go pro, and relax between rides in the on-site hot tubs.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Secret Spot Hot Tub soak

Secret Spot Hot Tub soak

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Secret Spot Hot Tubs is a stone’s throw from Rotorua, hidden away in the Waipa Valley, in the heart of New Zealand’s mountain biking mecca. If you are local or a visitor to our patch of paradise, come discover your own secret spot here after your day’s adventures. You’ll find a place with great atmosphere, where you get a friendly welcome and everything is freshly created, from the new cedar reception and changing area, to the tubs, to the beer! The western red cedar handcrafted hot tubs have a lovely woody smell and naturally infuse the waters with cedar oil. The 6-foot wide tubs are great to fit your mates and family into (easily 4 people or up to 6 close friends or family), or have a nice big hot tub for just the two of you. We have twelve lovely hot tubs, so can easily accommodate any sized group.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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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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Waitomo Day Trip with Option to Add Hobbiton from Rotorua

Waitomo Day Trip with Option to Add Hobbiton from Rotorua

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Visit Waitomo Glowworm Caves and the Hobbiton Movie Set on a full-day tour from Rotorua that can be customized to your interests. Choose a walking tour of the glowworm caves, enjoy independent time in Waitomo, or splash through the caverns on an adventurous rafting or caving tour. Next, head to the Hobbiton Movie Set to explore hobbit holes and sip a hobbit-themed brew at the Green Dragon Inn. This full-day tour includes pickup at selected locations in Rotorua, with drop-off in Rotorua or Auckland.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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

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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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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$199.54
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Ziplining Forest Adventure - The Original Canopy Tour Rotorua

Ziplining Forest Adventure - The Original Canopy Tour Rotorua

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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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kaituna River White Water Rafting from Rotorua

Kaituna River White Water Rafting from Rotorua

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This Kaituna River rafting adventure in the Okere Falls Scenic Reserve promises plenty of thrills! With an expert guide at the helm, you’ll paddle through Class 5 white-water rapids of the Kaituna River, including an awesome 21-foot (7-meter) drop down Tutea Falls, the worlds highest commercially rafted waterfall. Accessible to adventurous beginners, this 3-hour tour includes a safety briefing with paddling instruction, all necessary equipment and round-trip hotel transport from Rotorua.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Taupo Day Trip with Orakei Korako from Rotorua

Taupo Day Trip with Orakei Korako from Rotorua

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Discover New Zealand’s geothermal hotspots on a day trip from Rotorua to Lake Taupo, stopping to explore one of two remarkable destinations. Select Orakei Korako to see terraced pools of steaming water, or opt for Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland’s otherworldly colors. Limited to 11 people for more personal service, this day trip includes pickup and drop-off at centrally-located hotels, as well as entrance fees at the geothermal site.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Lake Rotoiti Evening Kayak Tour including Hot Springs, Glowworm Caves and BBQ Dinner

Lake Rotoiti Evening Kayak Tour including Hot Springs, Glowworm Caves and BBQ Dinner

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Spend a magical evening kayaking on Lake Rotoiti, where you visit glowworm caves and have plenty of time to soak in natural hot springs before a barbecue picnic dinner. Paddle with an expert guide into lakeside caves only accessed by boat to see glowworms and crayfish, then revel in the sunset reflected on the tranquil waters. Instruction, equipment and round-trip hotel transport from Rotorua are all included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Wai-O-Tapu & Waimangu Full Day Tour

Wai-O-Tapu & Waimangu Full Day Tour

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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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  • 8 hours 45 minutes
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Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour

Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour

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Discover Rotorua on a 1.5-hour duck tour. This sightseeing adventure takes you aboard a World War II amphibious vehicle — able to travel on land and water. Start with a city tour past Government Gardens, the Blue Baths and more before splashing down into Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Lake Okareka. Enjoy family fun along the way with a provided duck caller, and listen to live commentary about Rotorua’s history and local landmarks.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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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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Ziplining Forest Experience - The Ultimate Canopy Tour Rotorua

Ziplining Forest Experience - The Ultimate Canopy Tour Rotorua

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Soar through the trees and experience New Zealand’s ancient native forest like never before on this incredible must-do adventure – Voted TripAdvisor’s #11 Adventure Experience in the world! You'll soar across 1200m of ziplines, experience New Zealand’s one and only cliff walk 50m above the forest floor, incredible swing bridges, controlled descent and an impressive 400m long tandem zipline so you can share the experience of our longest zipline together!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Option to add Waimangu, Hobbiton or Whakarewarea

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Option to add Waimangu, Hobbiton or Whakarewarea

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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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Mt Tarawera Helicopter Tour with Volcano Landing

Mt Tarawera Helicopter Tour with Volcano Landing

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Hover above Mt Tarawera on a helicopter tour with a landing that includes a short, guided exploration of the volcanic terrain on foot. View the geothermal landscape of crater lakes and domes from the air, then get up close to the volcanic scenery as you learn about its geologic history from your guide. Soar above the Northern Lakes district as you take off from Rotorua.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Rotorua to Auckland Afternoon Transfer with Waitomo Glow Worms

Rotorua to Auckland Afternoon Transfer with Waitomo Glow Worms

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Make the most of your trip from Rotorua to Auckland with a tour of Waitomo Glowworm Caves, a fascinating network of flooded caverns lit by bioluminescent glowworms. You’ll travel by comfortable minibus from your hotel in Rotorua to your centrally-located Auckland hotel, pausing in Waitomo for a boat tour of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. This 6-hour tour includes all transport and entrance fees, and it’s limited to 15 people for a more personal experience.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hula Haka - Cultural Experience and Buffet

Hula Haka - Cultural Experience and Buffet

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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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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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What people are saying about Rotorua

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Rotorua Rafting - Kaituna River White Water Rafting
"Great Fun Family Activity with awesome guides and knowledge of the river and area. A must do for the bucket list. Definitely recommend this trip!"..."
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Rotorua Māori Hāngi Dinner and Performance
"Good overall show and dinner...was pretty late on the return ( 10PM ) but bus driver sang to us for fun!"..."
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The Hell's Gate Experience
"Fantastic service!! Had the whole place to ourselves and would highly recommend the Geothermal Reserve walk plus the Mud Spa."..."
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Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour
"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."..."
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Hell's Gate Mud Bath & Spas
"Had a really great experience, we added a 30 minute massage to our trip. We came out squeaky clean and relaxed"..."
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3D Trick Art Gallery
"This place was awesome. The marks on the floor of where to stand to take the photos was ideal. The images come to life."..."
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Zorb Inflatable Ball Ride from Mount Ngongotaha in New Zealand
"Thought it would be scary but it was so much fun!! The video and photos made for a better addition and memory"..."
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Mitai Maori Village Experience in Rotorua
"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!"..."
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Waitomo Day Trip with Option to Add Hobbiton from Rotorua
"I loved both the caves and the Hobbiton tour. Both were unique experiences you can’t get elsewhere and I am so glad I did both! While you are on a small bus for part of the day from Rotorua and back the tours made it worth it. I learned a lot, saw amazing things and would recommend the tours to anyone!"..."
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Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Small-Group Day Tour From Rotorua
"Andrew, the tour guide, was awesome, really sweet. The tour was incredible, everything it's super beautifull."..."
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Ziplining Forest Adventure - The Original Canopy Tour Rotorua
"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"..."
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Kaituna River White Water Rafting from Rotorua
"Had such an amazing experience white water rafting with the guys from Kaituna! Was my first time doing it and Dave our instructor was a dream! Would definitely recommend to anyone in the area to do it!"..."
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Taupo Day Trip with Orakei Korako from Rotorua
"So much in love with this country! New Zealand is the best place for solo travelers like me! It is so green in the New Zealand! I thought I am not a nature lover but when I see NZ..it was so beautiful! My Taupo amd Waiotapu tour are so beautiful! Our tour guide is the best! And my fellow travellers are the best who are from HK."..."
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Lake Rotoiti Evening Kayak Tour including Hot Springs, Glowworm Caves and BBQ Dinner
"We had an amazing day kayaking to the hot pools, delicious dinner, glow worm caves, and night kayaking under the stars. Highly recommend!"..."
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Wai-O-Tapu & Waimangu Full Day Tour
"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."..."
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Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour
"All of it was great Good humorous commitary and very informative of the history around Rotorua and surrounding areas Also the info on the bird life in the lakes exelent"..."
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Mt Tarawera Volcanic Guided Hike Experience
"Awesome experience, a special place steeped in history. Frank and Dan were friendly, fun, knowledgeable and patient. I would love to have spent the whole day up there and walked further."..."
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Ziplining Forest Experience - The Ultimate Canopy Tour Rotorua
"Glad we chose the Ultimate tour option. There were two knowledgeable and personable guides (Matt and Jesse) who led us on a 6 zip line adventure while discussing conservation efforts for the virgin forest. Informative and very fun!"..."
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Option to add Waimangu, Hobbiton or Whakarewarea
"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!"..."
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Mt Tarawera Helicopter Tour with Volcano Landing
"Incredible trip well looked after by pilot. Amazing place and the size of the rift is a must see. A lot of work done by local iwi to clean up noxious weeds etc. Mt. Tarawera looks great."..."
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Rotorua to Auckland Afternoon Transfer with Waitomo Glow Worms
"The trip was great because there was a van to pick us up from my hotel in Rotorua and the driver was excellent as he introduced all the famous spots along the way. Besides, he brought us to the hotel in Auckland so we did not need to worry about how to be to the hotel."..."
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Hula Haka - Cultural Experience and Buffet
"The host on the 4wd tour was fun, friendly, and passionate. Really enjoyed the trip through the forest full of history and culture."..."

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