Complete your adventure through Rotorua with a traditional Maori "hangi" feast. You'll travel by coach to Tamaki Maori Village where your local guide will escort you on a cultural journey to the "marae" (Maori village), the life force of New Zealand's indigenous people. Take the opportunity to engage in an evening of local customs including a traditional Maori dinner feast.
• 3.5 hours
Take in the highlights of New Zealand's most beautiful city, Rotorua, when your cruise ship docks in Tauranga. Receive a traditional welcome at Whakarewarewa, New Zealand’s only authentic living Maori village, and explore the Rotorua region, where otherworldly geysers, lunar landscapes, scenic countryside and Maori culture come together.
• 7.5 hours
Lord of the Rings trilogy fans – return to the lands of Middle-earth and the Shire on this fascinating half-day tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set from Rotorua. See the working sheep farm that movie director Peter Jackson turned into the village of Hobbiton for his epic Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Have your photo taken in front of the hobbit holes and hear insider gossip on how the movies were made.
• 4.5 hours
Explore the technicolor hot springs of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland on a guided half-day tour of New Zealand’s most extensive geothermal site. Walk along well-groomed trails that skirt volcanic craters and natural hot pools in a surreal range of vibrant colors. Witness the daily eruption of the Lady Knox Geyser and take in the highlights of the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Small-group tour limited to a maximum of 12 people allows for a more customized experience with your expert guide.
• 5 hours
This wonderful tour to Hobbiton, a short drive from Tauranga, takes us to the farm selected by Peter Jackson as a setting for his Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie masterpieces. A guided tour will bring to life scenes from the movies, plus time for lunch at the Green Dragon Pub.
• 5.5 hours
This Rotorua Tour is designed for shore excursions from Tauranga. Clients can be picked up from local accommodation (within the Tauranga/Mt Maunganui/Papamoa area) &/or from the Port of Tauranga. We visit the Te Puia Maori Cultural Center for a welcome concert and tour through its extensive thermal grounds. The tour also covers a variety of different scenery en route and visits Kiwifruit Country and the Government Gardens. Pick up times can be adjusted to fit with cruise-ship arrival times
• 7 hours
Step off your cruise ship in Tauranga and enter Middle-earth on a 2-hour guided visit to the Hobbiton movie set, featured in 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' trilogies. Snap photos in front of hobbit holes and the party tree, sip a drink at the Green Dragon Inn and dress up like your favorite character during this fun-filled experience with fellow LOTR fans.
• 5.5 hours
We pick you up just a short walk from your ship at the end of the wharf, and board one of our modern 2016/17 small group minivan/bus vehicles, which allows us to move about more flexibly and efficiently. This is a pre-booked tour only. Experience geysers, mud pools and steam vents with Maori culture. Not to forget the infamous Haka War dance. This is performed by one of Rotorua's leading Maori cultural performance groups. Encounter a strange landscape of sights, sounds and smells. Marvel at the way the Maori's have tamed this land for their own purpose before traveling to the second venue of the tour. Experience the magic of Hobbiton!See Sir Peter Jackson’s iconic rolling hills and lush green pastures of Hobbiton. You will have an official guide to guide you around the Hobbit holes including Bilbo's and Frodo’s home after which you can enjoy a drink in the green dragon (either alcoholic beer or non-alcoholic ginger beer id req!) included in your tour.
• 7.5 hours
Tour Rotorua's most popular geothermal parks and colorful lakes on a day trip led by a local naturalist guide. You'll see the Lady Knox Geyser erupt, visit the Lake Tarawera lookout and see boiling mud pools and hot springs at Wai-O-Tapu. Along the way, you'll learn all about volcanology, New Zealand's stunning flora and fauna, and Maori history from your naturalist guide.
• 8 hours
See, hear, smell, touch and taste on this full-day shore excursion from Tauranga. Experience the unique and special natural beauty of The Bay of Plenty. You will visit some out of the way spots that not everyone knows about and will go where the big buses don't. This tour is not a shuttle and will not drop you off anywhere to explore on your own. It is a fully guided small-group tour with a knowledgeable, fun and friendly tour guide. Along the way you will see and learn about the uniqueness that is New Zealand and you will learn about the geothermal region of Rotorua and its significance to the Maori people. Boiling mud pools, crystal clear hot springs, gushing waterfalls and stunning volcanic lakes are just a few of the sights you can expect on this lovely tour.
• 6 hours