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Mitai Maori Village Cultural Experience in Rotorua
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.
Hobbiton Day Tour from Rotorua with lunch at Hobbiton
Setting out from Rotorua, your Hobbiton Movie Set Tour starts with a scenic drive across to Matamata where your local driver guide will provide informative commentary and share stories about the region and its history. Take a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set and learn how this picturesque farmland was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle earth. Your guide will show you Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Party Tree, the Mill, and many other structures from the movies. Then enjoy a tasty lunch at The Green DragonInn before making your way back to Rotorua.
Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour
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.
Cultural Experience & Seasonal Māori Cuisine at Te Pā Tū
While in Rotorua, see a cultural performance and take part in a 3-course seasonal fusion feast at Te Pā Tū, featuring lesser-known delicacies. A local guide escorts you by coach to the “marae” (Māori village) for an immersive evening that begins with a welcome ceremony by New Zealand's Indigenous people. Learn about local customs based on the Māori lunar calendar and watch a powerful display of song and dance.
Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour Including Te Puia from Auckland
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.
Hell's Gate Mud Bath & Spas
Treat yourself to a 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. You also have the option to cool off with a dip in waterfall pools after your treatment.
Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua
Explore the New Zealand countryside on horseback on this 1-hour horse trekking tour from Rotorua. Climb onto your horse and head into the foothills of Mt Ngongotaha with a guide. Follow winding trails over working farmland and through native bush, and admire beautiful views over Lake Rotorua. Stop along the way to capture the views on camera, then descend back through the green paddocks to base. This horse trek is suitable for beginners and experienced riders alike, with horses and ponies to match all riding abilities.
Rotoura Day tour including Hobbiton and Te Puia - lunch included at Hobbiton
Set off from Rotorua and travel north through lush farmland to the iconic Hobbiton Movie Set. Take a guided tour and discover how this working farm was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle-earth. Sit down to a tasty lunch at the Green Dragon Inn, then make your way back to Rotorua and visit TePuia, one of New Zealand’s top cultural venues. Receive a traditional welcome and discover TePuia's history and lineage with a personalized guided tour. Afterwards, explore Te Puia's geothermal valley, seeing bubbling mud and steaming geysers.
Rotorua to Auckland Including Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves
Embark on a one-way tour from Rotorua to Auckland, the first stop is the Hobbiton Movie Set, the world-famous film location. See Hobbit Holes, stroll through the lush gardens and learn how this private farm became Middle-earth on a private tour. The next stop is Waitomo Glowworm Caves, one of the North Island’s most popular attractions. Be amazed by the illumination of thousands of tiny glowworms on a boat tour through Glowworm Grotto, a subterranean marvel. Travel through the Mamaku Ranges and the rural farmlands of Waikato en route to Auckland, admiring highlights such as Fitzgerald Glade.
Thermal Path Tour
Rotorua is known for its hot springs and geothermal activity, but without local knowledge, it can be tricky to know the best off the beaten path mud pools and thermal springs to visit. This small-group guided tour is the perfect solution. Travel in an air-conditioned minivan, and visit a selection of outdoor thermal sites—such as Te Manaroa Spring, Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, and Waiotapu Mud Pool.
Taupo Day Trip with Orakei Korako from Rotorua
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.
Buried Village of Te Wairoa Tour
Visit the Buried Village of Te Wairoa — New Zealand's most visited archaeological site. See historical exhibits on the 1886 Mt Tarawera eruption at the Museum of Te Wairoa, then discover the fate of the Pink and White Terraces on a walk along the Waterfall Trail. Your entrance ticket includes a guided tour that explains geothermal features and shares insight about how Maoris and early settlers lived in the village before it was devastated.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves & Hobbiton Movie Set - Rotorua Day Tour
Experience some of the North Island’s greatest natural and cultural attractions on an easy full-day tour from Rotorua. Nature lovers will enjoy visiting the Waitomo Caves, where you’ll take a boat ride on an underground river, gaze at thousands of twinkling glow worms, and more. Movie buffs and fans of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit won’t want to miss the guided tour of Hobbiton.
Explore The Lakes Tour
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.
Private Shore Excursion Rotorua/ Tauranga Maori culture, Geyser & concert
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.
Rotorua to Auckland via Hobbiton Movie Set Tour - One Way
Make the most of a travel day with a transfer service between Rotorua and Auckland that includes a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set. Instead of heading straight to Auckland and missing the sights along the way, you’ll stop to learn more about movie-making history at the set, where parts of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed.
Private Tour Waiotapu Geothermal Shore Excursion up to 8 passengers
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 include amazing scenery from stunning white sandy beaches, to boiling mud pools and beautiful forests. The main attraction is a visit to Waiotapu 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 - Kiwi fruit tasting and orchard visit (time permitting) - Lake Rotorua and the Redwood Forest (time permitting) - Rotorua City Government Gardens (time permitting) EXTRAS - Waiotapu Geothermal Reserve - Entry Fee additional - Lunch
Rotorua to Auckland via Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves OneWay Private Tour
Make the most of a travel day by visiting the Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves en route from Rotorua to Auckland. If you’re on a tight schedule, starting the day in Rotorua and ending in Auckland while sightseeing on the way will save time. Tolkein fans will love the movie set, while nature enthusiasts will be impressed by the glowworm caves at Waitomo.
What people are saying about Bus Tours in Rotorua
Mitai Maori Village Cultural Experience in Rotorua"The whole experience was amazing, the people, the food, the singing and the sharing of culture. It was the best experience ever 🙌"..."
Hobbiton Day Tour from Rotorua with lunch at Hobbiton"When walking around hobbiton with the guide you we felt as though it was actually a real living village not a movie set, I was so amazing."..."
Nocturnal adventure Glow-worm tour"a fun way to spend the evening; glow worms (up close and personal), stars, bugs, hedgehogs and wallabies!!"..."
Cultural Experience & Seasonal Māori Cuisine at Te Pā Tū"This experience is amazing. Everyone performing showed true passion in showing their culture and in learning yours. This will be a cherished memory and I thank them for that."..."
Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour Including Te Puia from Auckland"Great trip, great show, transportation was first class, Simon was a great host & really helpful, he gave great commentary of various points of interest. Briefings and timings were given clearly, which made the whole experience seamless."..."
Hell's Gate Mud Bath & Spas"Absolutely wonderfull experience, staff were welcoming and friendly. Atmosphere and facilities were great."..."
Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua"It was a great trek, we hadn’t been on horses since we were children so a little nervous at first but the instructor was great and made us feel at ease. The horses were so chilled and well behaved. Great experience."..."
Rotoura Day tour including Hobbiton and Te Puia - lunch included at Hobbiton"Seeing the Hobbiton set and learning about all the "back stories" about the filming of the movies. The lunch at the Green Dragon was good too! The Te Puia thermal fields were awesome as well!"..."
Rotorua to Auckland Including Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves"Even though I have never seen the movies, this was a great experience, I want to watch them all now. The glow worms were amazing. All staff, hosts and drivers were amazing!"..."
Thermal Path Tour"What a great tour of Rotorua. Stephen was an expert guide who was very friendly and accommodating. Would highly recommend."..."
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."..."
Buried Village of Te Wairoa Tour"Enjoyable time with the family, great way for the children to find out part of NZ history, by looking for the clues throughout the trail."..."
Waitomo Glowworm Caves & Hobbiton Movie Set - Rotorua Day Tour"This excursion was very entertaining and informative. The tour operator provided great insights into New Zealand."..."
Explore The Lakes Tour"Stephen knows his subject well. He met us ahead of time at our camp site out of his way and proceeded to show us areas we would never have access to. He was able to explain the way the islands were formed and the spring water sources to create the rivers and streams. It was a fascinating insight to nature and were in awe of the redwood trees. Stephen showed us the glow worms in the day near paths where we would never have looked and took photos of the delicate, enticing sticky stuff to attract the bugs. He provided hot chocolate and cookies during a break in the tour. He had thought of everything and is to be commended and thanked. You will not be disappointed if you choose to use Stephen's services!"..."
Private Shore Excursion Rotorua/ Tauranga Maori culture, Geyser & concert"Toby was a great host. He was very informative, friendly funny and accommodating. He took us to some awesome sites and went out of his way to flex to tailor the tour to what we wanted!"..."
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