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3hr Tauranga Sun-downer History Tour COMPLIMENTARY Wine or Beer

3hr Tauranga Sun-downer History Tour COMPLIMENTARY Wine or Beer

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Departs 10:00am 2:00pm Winter 3:00pm Summer. A tour of Tauranga city taking in the sights of early european settlements, the battle of Gate Pa, views of the harbour, local history and how Tauranga grew to be the city it is today. Finishes with a complimentary glass of wine or beer at The Clarence boutique hotel.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.31
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$37.31

Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga

Evening Glow Worm Kayak Tour in Tauranga

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Experience the magic of New Zealand’s North Island on this evening glow-worm kayak tour in Tauranga. Begin your tour with refreshments including wine from the award-winning Mills Reef Winery and delicious New Zealand cheeses on the banks of Lake McLaren. As day turns to night, hop into your kayak and paddle with your guide to the glow-worm canyon at the head of Lake McLaren. Marvel at the millions of bright green glow-worms clinging to the towering cliff sides, and gain insight into the life cycle of these fascinating creatures.
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.70
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$99.70

Full-Day Small-Group Rotorua Shore Excursion From Tauranga

Full-Day Small-Group Rotorua Shore Excursion From Tauranga

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When your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, experience the wonders of New Zealand's North Island in a small group on this full-day tour to Rotorua. Take in sights such as Mount Maunganui, Sulphur Bay on Lake Rotorua, hot springs around Rotorua, and places of importance to the Maori people. Taste fresh kiwi fruit at an orchard, stroll through the Redwood Forest, and admire the manicured grounds of Government Gardens. Your small-group tour includes guide, entrance fees, air-conditioned transportation, and port pickup and drop-off.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.32
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$65.32

Full-Day Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Tour from Tauranga

Full-Day Hobbiton Movie Set Small-Group Tour from Tauranga

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Experience the mythical world of Middle Earth on a half-day tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set from Tauranga. Explore the magnificent film set and admire original props from the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies on a guided tour; see iconic sites such as Gandalf's cutting, Bag End, and the Green Dragon Inn; and enjoy a Hobbit-themed lunch (own expense) at the Shires Rest Café.
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  • 5 hours 18 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.16
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$112.16

Rotorua Maori Geothermal Geysers Tour with Highlights

Rotorua Maori Geothermal Geysers Tour with Highlights

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When your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, take a small-group shore excursion that showcases Maori culture and New Zealand's natural beauty. Highlights include the Living Maori Village, the geothermal geysers, kiwi orchards, and traditional cultural performance. Indulge in a deluxe 2-course lunch and a sightseeing tour of Rotorua before a walk among the redwoods of the Whakarewarewa Forest and a visit to the Tudor-style design museum. Your small-group tour includes admission fees, lunch, and round-trip transportation from the cruise port.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.88
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$106.88

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House

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Explore one of the North Island’s most impressive natural wonders and see the national symbol of New Zealand on this shore excursion from Tauranga. Walk through the caves to see stalagmites and stalactites before boarding a small boat to the incredible Waitomo Caves, filled with glittering glow-worms. Then visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House to learn more about the native birds. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.82
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$169.82

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
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$90.05
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$90.05

Explore Tauranga

Explore Tauranga

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Explore exquisite Tauranga in style, riding in a luxurious modern Mercedes tour-vehicle as you cruise from hilltop to seaside and sample along the way some of New Zealand’s finest honey and kiwifruit export produce. After learning about and tasting the delights of rural Tauranga this tour returns you to port comfortably, and contented - stopping at a scenic lookout to take in the natural beauty of the Bay of Plenty from above.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.61
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$56.61

4hr Shore Excursion - History and Tasting Tour FREE Kiwifruit Ice Cream

4hr Shore Excursion - History and Tasting Tour FREE Kiwifruit Ice Cream

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Make the most of your time at shore and explore the beautiful Tauranga Harbour during this half-day tour. Visit beautiful beaches, orchards, historical landmarks and more as you listen to engaging commentary from your guide about the history and culture of the region. You even get to sample local produce such as Manuka honey, kiwifruit, and avocado.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.60
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$47.60

Best of Rotorua Tour

Best of Rotorua Tour

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Some of the Bay of Plenty’s most exciting towns and attractions are some way from the coast, which can make them tough to get to if you’re exploring the region on a cruise ship. This day-long tour to Rotorua solves that problem by picking you up direct from your cruise ship in Tauranga. Drive just under 50 miles to Rotorua and explore the town, including stops at Te Puia, a hub of local Māori culture and geothermal activity, the beautiful Government Gardens and the towering Redwood Forest.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.26
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$102.26

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Small-Group Bay of Plenty and Tauranga Tour

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Small-Group Bay of Plenty and Tauranga Tour

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This half-day shore excursion from New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty highlights the rural riches of the Tauranga region. Enjoy samplings of manuka honey in this tranquil corner of the North Island where rolling farmlands dot the landscape. Head into the Kaimai mountains and follow your guide on an easy walk to the waterfall at McLaren Falls Park. A maximum of 19 participants ensures a small-group experience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.82
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$50.82

Mount Maunganui and Rotorua Tour from Tauranga with Concert

Mount Maunganui and Rotorua Tour from Tauranga with Concert

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Explore New Zealand’s Maori culture, and marvel at geysers and mud pools beneath Mt Maunganui on this full-day Rotorua tour. Travel from Tauranga Port by coach with your guide and discover some of the North Island’s top attractions. Admire pristine beaches and million-dollar homes in Mt Maunganui. Visit the Kiwi 360 Visitor Centre to sample homegrown wine and fruit. Discover dense forests, shimmering lakes and rolling farmland, and immerse yourself in Maori culture in Rotorua. See bubbling mud pools and shooting geysers, and gain insight into traditional Maori crafts.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.50
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$111.50

Craft Beer Tour from Tauranga

Craft Beer Tour from Tauranga

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Spend the afternoon tasting the fruits of Tauranga’s craft beer boom with your friends – all without the risk of drawing the short straw and ending up the sober driver. On this easygoing tour around a handful of the city’s breweries and brewbars, sample a range of beers made in the region and even go behind the scenes at a local brewery to discover how they make their lagers and ales.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.35
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$109.35

4hr Tauranga Scenic History and Tasting Tour FREE Kiwifruit Ice Cream

4hr Tauranga Scenic History and Tasting Tour FREE Kiwifruit Ice Cream

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Departs 10:00am. Enjoy this 4 Hour boutique tour of Tauranga. Picking you up from right outside the Tauranga port gates the local guide accompaning you will serve as your expert, connecting you with the natural beauty, history, culture, industry and people of Tauranga. See amazing views, beautiful beaches, historical sites, orchards and experience the taste of our world-renowned Manuka Honey, Kiwifruit and Avocado industries. At the completion of the tour your guide will transport you back to the port gates. 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.60
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$47.60

From Tauranga - Magical Hobbiton Movie Set - Private Day Tour 1-4 people

From Tauranga - Magical Hobbiton Movie Set - Private Day Tour 1-4 people

A Visit to Middle Earth. Immerse yourself into the enchanting world of J.R.R Tolkien’s famous stories. After traveling thousands of miles to visit New Zealand you cannot miss this opportunity to experience this magical tour of the Hobbiton & Lord Of The Rings Movie Set. You may not come back this way again ... This two hour guided tour will take you into a world of breathtaking fantasy where these amazing films were brought to life by the world-famous New Zealand director, Peter Jackson. Nestled amid lush rolling farmland in a 12-acre valley is the Hobbit Village on the shores of the picturesque Long Lake and The Watermill. See Bilbo's house, The Water Mill, Green Dragon, the Arched Bridge, 44 Hobbit houses, gardens, wandering pathways, The Party Tree, lakes. Listen to the wonderful stories and tales of Gandalf, Frodo, and the villagers. If you haven't read the books or seen the movies you will still love it ... It’s a piece of history, and it’s magical.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$575.71
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Te Puia Geothermal Experience: Cruise Ship Shore Excursion Tauranga Rotorua Port

Te Puia Geothermal Experience: Cruise Ship Shore Excursion Tauranga Rotorua Port

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Experience the highlights of Rotorua on an easy, comprehensive day trip from Tauranga that’s especially designed for cruise ship passengers. Limited time on land doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the best sights. After being picked up in Tauranga you’ll be driven to Rotorua. There, you’ll experience the Tudor-style Government Gardens, a working kiwifruit orchard, and the geysers, mud pools, and Maori culture of Te Puia Thermal Reserve.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.63
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3hr Tauranga Sun-downer History Tour COMPLIMENTARY Wine or Beer

3hr Tauranga Sun-downer History Tour COMPLIMENTARY Wine or Beer

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Departs 10:00am 2:00pm Winter 3:00pm Summer. A tour of Tauranga city taking in the sights of early european settlements, the battle of Gate Pa, views of the harbour, local history and how Tauranga grew to be the city it is today. Finishes with a complimentary glass of wine or beer at The Clarence boutique hotel.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.31
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Hobbiton Tour ( Max 11 Passengers)

Hobbiton Tour ( Max 11 Passengers)

our tour guides are multi lingual and have 10 years experience and we provide services so that our customers feel comfortable and enjoy their trip,our vehicles are fully air-condition with Luxury seats.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.46
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$115.46

6hr Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

6hr Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

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Departs 9:00am. A must do for all Lord of the Rings fans! Join us for a magical journey to Middle Earth where you can become part of the wonder that was created called Hobbiton! The Hobbiton Movie set was used for the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' film trilogies and is situated on a family run sheep farm close to the town of Matamata in the Waikato province. It is now a Tolkien tourism destination, offering guided tours of the set.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.57
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Journey into the heart of Middle Earth (Waikato, New Zealand), and visit Hobbiton - the original movie set from Sir Peter Jackson’s world-famous The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies. On this half-day tour departing Tauranga you will learn how the Waikato plains were chosen as a setting for Tolkein’s lush green Shire and discover how the meticulously detailed movie set was made.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.30
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$130.30

Rainbow Springs and Rotorua Shore Excursion Private Tour

Rainbow Springs and Rotorua Shore Excursion Private Tour

Make the most of a day on land on this easy, private tour to the Rotorua area. You and your party of up to eight will be met outside the port gates in Tauranga and transported by private vehicle to Rotorua. As this is a private tour you can customize the itinerary to suit your needs. It’s recommended that you spend time at the Rainbow Springs Nature Park where you can see kiwis and native plants.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$560.78
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$560.78
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Private Tour Tauranga Highlights Shore Excursion up to 8 passengers

Private Tour Tauranga Highlights 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 rainforest walks and stunning waterfalls. 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 - McLaren Falls Park and bushwalks - Tauranga Harbourfront - Hairy McLary Bronze sculptures OPTIONAL EXTRAS: - The Elms Mission House Tauranga
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$329.88
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$329.88
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Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House Group Tour

Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House Group Tour

A truly unique experience visiting the world-renowned Waitomo Caves. Experience a short boat trip to the Glow worm Grotto. Visit the Kiwi House in Otorohanga and try to spot the adorable flightless bird.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,078.98
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$2,078.98
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The Best of - Tauranga and Rotorua Highlights - Private Day Tour 1 - 4 people.

The Best of - Tauranga and Rotorua Highlights - Private Day Tour 1 - 4 people.

This tour takes you on an awesome discovery of the hidden secrets and stunning scenery of this beautiful region ... The Bay of Plenty. One hours drive from Tauranga is Rotorua City, New Zealand's number one tourist destination. The heartland of our geothermal activity and Maori culture. Generations of volcanic activity, eruptions and upheaval have created Rotorua's unique landscape. What you will see on your Rotorua tour today - boiling mud, hot water pools, steam vents and the awesome geothermal activity of Kuirau Park. We visit the Blue & Green Lakes, take a short walk through the towering 120-year-old Redwood Forest. A visit to a Maori Marae and explore downtown Rotorua lakefront and highlights. We take a different route back to port, exploring Tauranga City before returning you to your waiting ship
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$566.06
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$566.06
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From Tauranga.

From Tauranga. "Te Puia" Geysers - Rotorua. Private Day Tour 1-4 people

After leaving Tauranga Port we tour downtown Mount Maunganui, a popular Kiwi holiday destination and it's stunning white sandy surf beach, voted best in New Zealand. We visit a kiwifruit orchard (3 billion-dollar horticultural industry in the region) Drive through lush farmland, native bush, pine forest plantations and scenic lakes district. New Zealand hinterland at its best. Arriving at Te Puia, see, smell & hear "Pohutu Geyser" the biggest geyser in the southern hemisphere, rumbling noisily as it erupts, a stream of steam and boiling water up to 30 meters (100ft) Marvel at the display of bubbling mud & hot water pools in a steaming volcanic landscape! All very safe. Experience a traditional Maori welcome, an entertaining cultural performance, and the fierce Haka. See NZ's iconic kiwi bird, pre-European Maori village, wood carving, and flax weaving. We explore Rotorua's lakefront, highlights, govt gardens, and historical architectural gem the Elizabethan Spa Bath House.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$575.71
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