Sightseeing & Experiences...
In and Around Rotorua
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Geothermal activity in Rotorua.
See excavated ruins of Te Wairoa Buried Village.
Soak in soothing hot mineral waters.
Maori Poi dance
Zorbing in Rotorua
Tamaki Maori Village
Travel by coach to the Tamaki village, approximately 15 minutes south of Rotorua to experience a “Journey of Ages,” here a traditional welcome ceremony signals entry into the village. At the heart of the village is the meeting house where you will get a glimpse of the tradition, performance and history of the Maori people. Enjoy a traditional “Hangi” (feast) from earthen ovens, and the lively entertainment from your hosts. Tour, including dinner, is 41/2 hours and departs daily at 4:30pm. Hotel pick-up/drop-off included.
Full Day Rotorua Tour
Experience the scenic beauty, history and culture of Rotorua. The first stop is Te Puia Thermal Reserve and the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute. See Maori carving and weaving demonstrations. Next, visit Rainbow Springs, a showcase of New Zealand’s flora and fauna featuring some of the country’s endangered species. The Agrodome Farm Show offers an animated insight into New Zealand’s farming history. Enjoy guided tours of The Buried Village of Te Wairoa and the Rotorua Museum. Tour is 91/2 hours and departs daily.
Rotorua Attractions Pass
Designed for those who want to experience the sights of Rotorua at their leisure. At Te Puia, visit Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and experience the best of Maori arts, crafts and culture. See native bush and wildlife including pools filled with Trout at Paradise Valley Springs. Ride the Gondola for magnificent views of Rotorua, and be entertained at the Agrodome Sheep Show. Complete your day by bathing in the relaxing hot mineral spring waters.
New Zealand’s leading international day spa, providing a unique thermal spa experience on the shore of Lake Rotorua. With 26 hot mineral spring pools varying in temperature from 97-107 degrees, choose from one of four areas Lake Spa, Private Pool, Adult Pool & Prest Spa. After you session in the mineral spring pool, relax with a treatment at the onsite Spa. Imagine a manuka honey and lavender body polish, or thermal mudor kiwifruit souffle body wrap.
Rainbow Springs & Mitai Experience
Travel by coach to Wai-o-Whiro stream and see Maori warriors arrive on an ancient war canoe. Learn about the Maori culture through cultural performance and enjoy a traditional “hangi” (feast) dinner. After dinner see Glow Worms at Fairy Spring. Then visit Rainbow Springs for your beauty by night experience and see native bush and wildlife at night. Tour is 5 hours and departs daily.
Agrodome & Rainbow Springs
See two of Rotorua’s award winning attractions Rainbow Springs Nature Park and the Agrodome. Learn about the survival of New Zealand’s iconic Kiwi. See over 90 different native plants, trees and ferns. See a sheep show including 19 different breeds of sheep, feed the lambs on stage or take the opportunity and learn how to milk a cow. Tour is 11/2 hours departing daily.
White Island Volcano Heli Flight & Landing
Fly from Rotorua to White Island and experience breathtaking views over the Pacific Ocean. White Island is one of New Zealand’s most active volcanoes, with constant rumblings and large plume of steam. Land on the crater floor and explore this unique lunar landscape. The active volcanic vents, bubbling hot streams and deserted mining ruins create a surreal experience. Flight time is approximately 3 hours. Other scenic heliflights also available, ask for details.
Hobbiton Movie Set & Farm Tour
Take a fully guided tour from Matamata and Rotorua to where the original Hobbiton movie set from the Lord of The Rings trilogy has been returned to its natural state (though Hobbit Holes and structures from the film set still remain). Enjoy a sheep shearing demonstration and bottle feed the lambs.