Rotorua Small Group Day Tours

Pickup/Drop-off From Your Accommodation

 

Overview

Rotorua

Widely considered one of the top attractions in New Zealand’s North Island, the town of Rotorua is a landscape of rolling hills, dense forests, and beautiful lakes located a three-hour drive south of bustling Auckland. Delve into a world of bubbling geothermal pools, colorful sulphur formations, and steaming geysers on tours through the volcanic valley Waimangu or Wai-O-Tapu, with its Lady Knox Geyser (arrive in the morning to view it erupt); or take to the skies by helicopter for a sightseeing flight over White Island, an active offshore volcano. Learn of Maori heritage and tradition at the Mitai Maori Village, Te Puia, or Whakarewarewa. For more on indigenous culture, book a guided experience involving a Maori “hangi” dinner, cooked over hot pools and steam vents, which can be combined with a cultural performance. Fans of “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “The Hobbit” can't miss a visit to Hobbiton, the filmic home of Bilbo Baggins, on a guided tour. Visitors heading to Rotorua in search of adrenaline-pumping adventure can challenge themselves against the swirling rapids on a rafting tour of the Kaituna or Rangitaiki rivers, or perhaps strap in for a jet-boat ride through Tutukau Gorge—home to hidden waterfalls and thermal pools. For something a little more relaxing, take to Lake Rotoiti by kayak to visit glowworm caves and watch as the sun sets on the horizon.

Day Trips To Rotorua, Glowworm Caves & Hobbiton!


Hobbiton Movie Set

& Glowworm Caves

Duration: 10 HRS

Adults  $245.00.00 nzd

Children $200.00 nzd

Deluxe small group tour Combo from Rotorua

Experience two of New Zealand's most popular & unique visitor attractions!

Two of New Zealand's most popular attractions Hobbiton Movie Set & The Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Meander underground along the Waitomo River and gaze in silence at the myriad of glow worm lights that make up the Glowworm Grotto. You'll gently glide through the impressive underground caverns in silent darkness amid the beauty of twinkling glowworms overhead. From here we head to The Hobbiton Movie Set where you will enjoy an official fully guided tour of the Hobbiton movie set, which was created in impressive detail for the filming of the hobbit films! And where Bilbo Baggins and Frodo live! ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogies. Enjoy a complimentary drink in the Green Dragon at the end of your tour.


Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal

Geyser Wonderland

 Morning Tour 

Duration: 4.5 HRS 

Adults $95.00 nzd

Children $80.00 nzd

Small Group Tour Combo from Rotorua

A Chance To Experience Wai-O-Tapu "The Thermal Wonderland"

THOUSANDS OF YEARS IN THE MAKING! 

Join us on a morning tour of wonder and intrigue at one of rotorua's most popular and natural geothermal parks.  Here at wai-o-tapu there's a spectacular collection of geothermal features that will take your breath away. 

  • Lady knox geyser which erupts to heights of 10-20 metres 

  • The largest hot bubbling mud pool in nz

  • The Champagne pool hot spring was formed 900 years ago

  • Devils bath this neon green pool of stagnant stink water is a natural wonder

  • Walking tracks around the geothermal park filled with craters, steam and colourful pools

This tour departs daily with pick-ups from 08.45am - 09.15am on a small group tour with your driver/guide, with full commentary on board your vehicle throughout your journey.  

 


Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland

&

The Polynesian Spa 

Full Day Tour

Adults From: $160.00 nzd

Small group tour combo from Rotorua

Wai-O-Tapu Morning Tour & The Polynesian Spa Experience

Experience our Morning Wai-O-Tapu tour and then be taken to the Polynesian spa (one of the top ten spas in the world) a geothermal bathing and soul soothing retreat. 

Your soul will thank you for it!

  • Geothermal hot mineral waters are sourced from two natural springs and fed into 28 mineral pools

  • The priest springs offers relief for tired muscles aches and pains

  • The Rachel springs nourishes the skin (leaving you feel 10 years younger)

  • People have flocked to these water since the early 1800 for their healing and natural benefits

  • Spacious changing rooms and showers with private cubicle options


 

Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland

&

Te Puia Whakarewarewa

Full Day Tour

Adults From $160.00 NZD

Children $135.00 NZD

Small group tour combo from Rotorua

Wai-O-Tapu Morning Tour & Te Puia Geysers with Maori Culture

After visiting Wai-O-Tapu and the Geothermal Wonderland in the morning tour we make our way to te puia New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute!  here you will have a official maori guided tour. hear their stories on life as they became the first people to discover and inhabit new zealand as their home. you will be guided around this attraction taking in the following sights:

  • Pohutu geyser the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere (one of many geysers here at the park)

  • Kiwi bird a New Zealand’s national icon  

  • Maori arts and crafts institute wood carvers and flax weavers Established in 1926

  • Bubbling mud, boiling springs, hot rocks and steam vents all escaping from this unforgiving landscape

  • Maori architecture tells the stories from the past generations

  • Hangi steam box (see the traditional way the maori cook their food)

An eye opening experience into the insight of the maori people!


Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland

&

Agrodome Farm Show

Small group tour Combo from Rotorua

Wai-O-Tapu Morning Tour & The Agrodome Farm Show

Experience our morning Wai-O-Tapu morning tour then we make our way to the legendary agrodome farm show.  You’ll hear amazing facts and have a few laughs as you’re introduced to various breeds of sheep.  see a live sheep shearing demonstration on stage.  watch the sheepdogs as they amaze you with their tricks and ability to respond to commands and keep those sheep (and ducks!) in line! 

Full Day Tour

Adults From $160.00 NZD

Children $135.00 NZD

  • Get ready for a fun-packed hour of laughter and entertainment.

  • Learn the various breeds of sheep and get up close to have your picture taken after the show.

  • Get hands on and participate on stage maybe milk a cow or feed the baby lambs.

  • Visit the farmyard nursery home to the smallest, cutest animals at the Agrodome

  • Watch a live dog trail show herding the sheep and taking orders from its master.

The Agrodome farm show is lots of fun for the whole family, with lots of laughter you are sure to build great memories which will last a lifetime.  there is opportunities to have your picture taken with the sheep or give the sheep dogs a pat on the back.  in the farmyard nursery get up close to the baby lambs, piglets, alpaca's and much more there so cute!!!

 


Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland

&

Gondola With 3 Luge Rides

Full Day Tour

Adults From $195.00 NZD

Children $150.00 NZD

 

Small group tour Combo from Rotorua

Wai-O-Tapu Morning Tour & The Luge with Gondola

Wai-O-Tapu geothermal wonderland tour in the morning then we make our way to the skyline complex.  here you will board an eight seater gondola cabin to experience spectacular views over lake Rotorua.  once at the top the fun begins as you will jump in a luge cart to zip down the mountain.  once is never enough thats why we give you three goes!!!!

  • The 900 metre long cableway system will transport you and your family on a scenic ride to the top.

  • The part go-cart, part toboggan is gravity fuelled, you control the speed and direction.

  • three luge tracks to choose from scenic beginners to intermediate and advanced tracks. 

  • each gondola cabin hold up to eight passengers and the view is breathtaking. 

  • Enjoy the best view in town, as you look out over Rotorua.  

There is so much more to see and do at the top of the skyline complex and you may wish to purchase other attractions like the zipline or skyswing.  take some time out and enjoy an ice cream or a coffee, sit down and savour a delicious lunch at the award wining Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar or at the Market Kitchen cafe.  Relax with a glass of wine at the tasting room with some of New Zealand's crafted wines.  The kids will love the jelly bean store with so many flavour to choose from.


Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland

&

Rainbow springs

Full Day Tour

Adults From $160.00 NZD

Children $135.00 NZD

Small group tour Combo from Rotorua

Wai-O-Tapu Morning Tour & Rainbow Springs

Morning tour to Wai-O-Tapu geothermal Wonderland with a visit to rainbow spring nature park in the afternoon! Where the magic of New Zealand’s wildlife comes together in one incredible place, From new Zealand's iconic flightless kiwi birds to reptiles that walked with dinosaurs.

  • You receive fish food to feed the giant trout here at the park. watch the ducks don't eat it first!

  • So much nature to see here from birds, Water Dragons, Blue Tongued Lizards, Geckos and Tuataras. 

  • Jump on board the Big Splash a water log flume ride and get ready to be thrilled!

  • Get up close and see the kiwi bird in their enclosure and spot these iconic flightless birds.

Set amongst the native trees and beautiful forest follow the natural springs as it wind it way through this wonderful park along the walking tracks.



Raft the Kaituna river

14 awesome rapids

& 3 waterfalls 

Small group tour Combo from Rotorua

Wai-O-Tapu Morning Tour & Rainbow Springs

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Morning tour to Wai-O-Tapu geothermal Wonderland with a visit to rainbow spring nature park in the afternoon! Where the magic of New Zealand’s wildlife comes together in one incredible place, From new Zealand's iconic flightless kiwi birds to reptiles that walked with dinosaurs.

  • You receive fish food to feed the giant trout here at the park. watch the ducks don't eat it first!

  • So much nature to see here from birds, Water Dragons, Blue Tongued Lizards, Geckos and Tuataras. 

  • Jump on board the Big Splash a water log flume ride and get ready to be thrilled!

  • Get up close and see the kiwi bird in their enclosure and spot these iconic flightless birds.

Set amongst the native trees and beautiful forest follow the natural springs as it wind it way through this wonderful park along the walking tracks.

Full Day Tour

From $109.00 NZD


Rotorua Evening Experiences

With pick-up and drop off to your Rotorua Hotel/airbnb accommodation

Option to purchase to to add on to your day tour!

 

The Hobbiton Evening Banquet Tour

Hobbiton Evening Banquet Tour

Experience the magical Hobbiton Evening Banquet feast Tour

from Rotorua accomodation

 

Tamaki Evening Maori Village Experience

Discover Maori culture, Traditions and traditional  Hangi cooked food

 From Rotorua accomodation