Discover Rotorua Morning City Tour

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5 hours
Departs from
Tourism Rotorua Office
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 12.30pm Hobbiton Movie Set upgrade returns approximately 6pm
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Discover Rotorua's leading attractions on this five-hour morning tour. Highlights include the bubbling mud pools and steaming geysers at the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, carving and weaving demonstrations at the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Rainbow Springs and a hands on farming experience at the Agrodome Sheep Show. Upgrade your touring to include a Rotorua Skyline Gondola ride or a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set.

The first stop is Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. Enjoy a guided tour to view mighty geysers, boiling mud pools, and the traditional arts and culture of the Maori People including carving and weaving demonstrations.Next you will visit Agrodome Sheep Show - a hands-on experience giving you an animated insight into New Zealand's farming history, followed by Rainbow Springs - a unique showcase of New Zealand's flora and fauna including New Zealand's national icon, the kiwi bird; Optional Upgrades Rotorua Skyline Gondola RideWhy not combine the tour with an optional Skyline Gondola ride offering spectacular views of Rotorua, 487 meters above sea level. The 900 meter long cableway has comfortable 8-seater cabins and offers great photo opportunities.Hobbiton Movie SetThe Hobbiton Movie Set is built on a working New Zealand sheep farm and one of the last remaining structures from the Lord of the Rings films. See where Bilbo Baggins lived and the quest for the ring began, with opportunities to have your photo taken in front of a hobbit hole or by the pond, this is a must do for Lord of the Rings fans!

What's included

  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Skyline gondola ride (if option selected)
  • Hobbiton movie set (if option selected)

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified