Cultural & Theme Tours

Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance

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
Cultural & Theme Tours

'Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

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
Family Friendly

Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Morning Tour

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.
4 hours
Water Sports

Kaituna River White Water Rafting from Rotorua

Kaituna River features grade 5 rapids plus the awesome 7 meter (21 feet) Tutea Falls, the worlds highest commercially rafted waterfall. Take the ultimate thrill ride on this Kaituna River white water rafting tour.
3 hours
Family Friendly

Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Full-Day Tour

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
Cultural & Theme Tours

Hobbiton Shore Excursion Including Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Movies Set Tour

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
Shore Excursions

Full-Day Shore Excursion: Geothermal Te Puia and Kiwifruit Orchard

See the stunning geothermal region of Rotorua. This small group tour will take you to Te Puia to see the famous Pohutu Geyser, bubbling mud pools and a Maori cultural performance plus wood carving, flax weaving and kiwi birds. You will also see a number of other well loved Rotorua sights and a kiwifruit orchard complete with tasting.
7 hours
Shore Excursions

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Te Puia Maori Cultural Centre and Rotorua City Sightseeing

When your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, gain insights into New Zealand's rich Maori culture and amazing geothermal hot springs on a shore excursion to Rotorua. Travel through the North Island’s spectacular countryside of rolling farmland and forest, and discover Rotorua's natural thermal phenomena of Geyers and boiling mud. Your shore excursion also takes you to Te Puia Maori Cultural Centre to watch a fascinating cultural display, and introduces you to the taste of kiwifruit at Kiwi 360. With a maximum of 19 participants, this tour provides a fun-filled small-group experience.
7 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Rotorua Duck Tours - City and Lakes Tour

Discover Rotorua on a unique 90 minute sightseeing adventure onboard a WWII amphibious vehicle able to travel on land and water!
1.5 hours
Shore Excursions

Shore Excursion: Tauranga Highlights Including The Elms Mission Station

Experience the best of Tauranga and Mount Maunganui. From its golden sand beaches, stunning views, kiwifruit orchards and The Elms Mission Station - sit back while a local guide shows you why he chooses to call this place home.
3 hours