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Agroventures Rotorua - Duration: Own Leisure
Experience a theme park like no other, where the rides are more like extreme sports. Located just minutes from central Rotorua, Agroventures is an adrenaline junkie’s paradise. Not for the faint-hearted, these rides have one thing in common – extreme, heart-thumping, blood-pumping fun. Be prepared to take it to the next level, with edge-of-your-seat thrills, chills and adrenaline-charged, non-stop action. Choose just one of the following activities or select one of the great-value combination packages- The Shweeb, Freefall Xtreme, Rotorua Bungy, Swoop and/or Agrojet.

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Lake Rotorua Paddle Boat Cruise with Breakfast or Lunch - Duration: 1 Hour
Let your imagination float to the days of steamboats and luxury travel with a breakfast or lunch cruise on board the only paddlewheel boat in Rotorua! This authentic replica of the American boats made famous in Mark Twain’s yarns blends authentic, 19th-century details with modern conveniences to create an unforgettable Kiwi pleasure cruise - you’ll find a large dining room, two bars and plenty of spots to soak in the sights! You’ll dine on a gourmet meal made from the finest New Zealand-grown produce, enjoying the world-famous Kiwi hospitality and the elegant comfort of this unique replica from a bygone era. As your captain steers you in sight of the majestic Kawaha Point, Sulfur Bay and mystic Mokoia Island, he’ll provide an entertaining narrative about the lake and picturesque Rotorua Town.

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Traditional Maori Hangi and Concert - Duration: 3 Hours
A visit to New Zealand is not complete without a visit to Rotorua, to experience a traditional Maori Hangi and Feast. Come on an adventure where your experiences will become magical.

Take an imaginary journey, back in time to revisit the traditional Maori culture.

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Rotorua Forest Zipline Canopy Adventure - Duration: 3 Hours
Soar through a beautiful Rotorua forest canopy on this exciting zipline tour! Enjoy amazing views of the New Zealand landscape as you whiz through the trees on a zipline suspended 72 feet (22 meters) high. A gentle forest walk leads you to the first launch platform, where your guides will familiarize you with the forest, birds and history of the area. Then, walk up to the platform, perched 72 feet (22 meters) off the ground and shoot through the forest canopy and enjoy amazing views of this 500-year-old forest. You’ll see tree and plant species found nowhere else on earth, and your knowledgeable guides will teach you about New Zealand's forest environment, the challenges it faces from introduced mammals and the steps the local tour operator is taking to protect the forest ecosystem. Part of your ticket price will also contribute towards the preservation of the forest.

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'Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set Tour - Duration: 4 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. Spend some time in Middle-earth as you explore the Hobbiton Movie Set, and delight in tales about hobbits on this half-day Lord of the Rings movie set and farm tour. After a 45-minute drive from Rotorua you will arrive at the Hobbiton Movie Set, constructed on a working New Zealand sheep farm and one of the last remaining structures from the famous Lord of the Rings films.

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Rotorua Eco Thermal Morning Tour - Duration: 4 Hours
Learn about New Zealand's geothermal ecosystems and volcanic activities. An informative and fun tour, fully guided by a local naturalist. See boiling mud pools, geysers, volcanic domes, colorful hot springs, native bush and exotic forests, farmland and native birds. All tours are limited to a maximum of 10 passengers so you're guaranteed a personal experience.
Free pick up from central city Rotorua hotels.

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Rotorua Icons Morning Tour - Duration: 5 Hours
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.

Rainbow Springs Viewing Pool, Rotorua
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Waitomo Caves Day Excursion - Duration: 6 Hours
Visit the awesome Waitomo Caves on this day trip from the thermal wonderland of Rotorua. Pass through the Fitzgerald Glade before arriving at these world famous caves.

Journey underground to view these lofty caves and enjoy an underground boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto. A must see tour for all those visiting Rotorua…

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White Island Helicopter Flight and Volcano Walking Tour - Duration: 4 Hours
Take off from Rotorua aboard your helicopter with your experienced pilot-guide. As you soar above the Northern Lakes district, snap photos of the numerous lakes below including Lake Rotorua, Lake Rotoiti and over Hells Gate before crossing the coast. Situated 31 miles (50 km) offshore from the North Island, White Island lies within the Taupo Volcanic Zone. Its main vent, located below sea level and protected by crater walls, is responsible for the activity in the island’s crater lake. Upon landing on the moon-like surface, start your 1- to 1.5-hour leisurely walking tour of the crater floor to see fumaroles (active steam vents), hot streams and ever-changing features like sulphur formations.  

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Full Day Hike in Whirinaki forest - Duration: 7 Hours
Let our guides show you hiking at its best and experience one of New Zealand's best one day walks. Whirinaki forest is an icon of NZ ecology. It is simply the best example of lowland podocarp forest left on earth. These forests are renowned for huge ancient trees, rich biodiversity, rare birdlife and stunning scenery. Travel to Whirinaki takes one hour then begin hike.Whirinaki’s most striking feature is its awe-inspiring trees, of which the totara, kahikatea, matai, miro and rimu stand supreme.It has been variously described as one of the great rainforests of the world and the finest of New Zealand’s remaining giant podocarp forests – or as David Bellamy describes it, the ‘Dinosaur Forest’. It is one of only two native forests in New Zealand where the canopy is seen in such completeness - a feature encountered nowhere else in the world.

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Rotorua Eco Thermal Full Day Tour - Duration: 7.5 Hours
Book this fun, informative and affordable tour. See Rotorua's most natural and popular geothermal parks including Wai-O-Tapu, Lady Knox Geyser, Waimangu Volcanic Valley and Boiling Mud Pools.

Spend some time exploring the spectacular lakes and the historical village destroyed by the 1886 eruption of Mt. Tarawera. Learn the history of the eruption and the volcanic processes of the area.

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Rotorua City Tour and 'The Lord of the Rings' Hobbiton Movie Set - Duration: 11 Hours
Experience Maori culture, see the wildlife and natural wonders of New Zealand, and explore the magic setting for the 'Lord Of The Rings' movie trilogy on this action-packed full-day tour from Rotorua. In the morning, tour three of Rotorua's top attractions: Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Rainbow Springs wildlife park, and a working sheep farm called the Agrodome. Then travel to Hobbiton for a guided tour through the Shire, stopping at hobbit holes including Bilbo Baggins’ home and many other famous locations! Meet your guide and coach in Rotorua, then buzz over to the nearby cultural center at Te Puia, which covers nearly 150 acres (60 hectare) in a geothermal valley. See massive geysers and bubbling mud pools as well as demonstrations of Maori traditions and crafts. Next, a short drive brings you to Rainbow Springs, the nation’s largest kiwi conservation park, which features New Zealand’s national bird along with other native wildlife. After seeing wild critters at Rainbow Springs, head to the Agrodome to learn about farm life, specifically sheep and sheep dogs. Watch an entertaining sheep-shearing demonstration and marvel at the smarts of the sheep dogs as they work with their masters to herd sheep. Once you have experienced life on the farm. After lunch (own expense) you will transferred to your Hobbiton Movie Set coach tour, crossing over the Kaimai mountain range to arrive at the 1,250 acre farm where scenes from the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit were filmed. Enter the world of The Shire as your guide explains how this working sheep farm became the movie set for Middle-Earth. Snap photos in front of Hobbit holes, Bilbo Baggins’ house, the Green Dragon Inn, the double-arch bridge and the mill, plus other structures from the films. When your Hobbiton set tour wraps, reboard the coach for your return to Rotorua or to Auckland.

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