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Rotorua Maoriland Small Group Tour

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
AU$ 772

Rotorua is one of the most famous destinations in New Zealand. Spend three days on this small group tour seeing the incredible sights while deepening your understanding of New Zealand's integral Maori culture.


The bubbling mudpools and spouting geysers of Rotorua, on the Te Whakarewarewa thermal Reserve are one of New Zealand are an icon of New Zealand. Explore them along with the surrounding region in depth on this 3-day trip, which includes a guided tour of the Hobbiton Shire. You'll also see the beautiful Rainbow Springs and Te Puia Rotorua. Cap off your sightseeing with a traditional Maori concert and Hangi (feast) for a taste of New Zealand’s indigenous culture.

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Accommodation in Rotorua

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    Distinction Rotorua Hotel and Conference Centre



    With its beautiful garden setting, Distinction Rotorua Hotel and Conference Centre is the perfect place to relax and unwind after enjoying the wealth of attractions and activities Rotorua has to offer. Distinction Rotorua Hotel and Conference Centre is located just minutes from the city centre, …

    With its beautiful garden setting, Distinction Rotorua Hotel and Conference Centre is the perfect place to relax and unwind after enjoying the wealth of attractions and activities Rotorua has to offer. Distinction Rotorua Hotel and Conference Centre is located just minutes from the city centre, with plenty of complimentary car parking, and is a superb base for exploring the Rotorua area. The heated outdoor swimming pool and spa offer a great place to entertain the kids! Or if you want to get away from it all, venture into the underground private grotto spas for a relaxing soak. The amenities are all free for guests to use.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • 24 Hour Room Service
    • Bar(s)
    • Bicycle hire
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Disabled Facilities
    • Free WiFi
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Laundry facilities
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • Sauna
    • Spa Pool
    • Tour Desk

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    Quest Rotorua Central



    The 36-room complex hosts a range of apartments; studio, one bedroom and two bedroom interconnecting apartments. The property also features 9 executive studio and one bedroom apartments. Amenities include Quest's pantry shopping service, restaurant charge back facilities, valet dry cleaning and a babysitting service. Quest …

    The 36-room complex hosts a range of apartments; studio, one bedroom and two bedroom interconnecting apartments. The property also features 9 executive studio and one bedroom apartments. Amenities include Quest's pantry shopping service, restaurant charge back facilities, valet dry cleaning and a babysitting service. Quest Rotorua Central is located in the CBD of Rotorua.

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    • Internet Access
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    • Parking

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    Regent of Rotorua



    An oasis of understated hip contemporary elegance and comfort amidst the exciting attractions and experiences Rotorua has to offer. Step out of the calm of your gorgeous room or suite and stroll to the vibrant restaurant zone or lakefront area or simply stay in, relax …

    An oasis of understated hip contemporary elegance and comfort amidst the exciting attractions and experiences Rotorua has to offer. Step out of the calm of your gorgeous room or suite and stroll to the vibrant restaurant zone or lakefront area or simply stay in, relax and savor the luxury facilities.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Non Smoking Rooms
    • Non-Smoking Property
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant
    • Spa

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    Millennium Hotel Rotorua



    This popular hotel in Rotorua is centrally located just a brief stroll to Lake Rotorua, Rotorua's International Convention Centre, world famous Polynesian Spa, the town centre and only minutes from Rotorua's key tourist attractions and adventure activities. At Millennium Hotel Rotorua, you will find 227 …

    This popular hotel in Rotorua is centrally located just a brief stroll to Lake Rotorua, Rotorua's International Convention Centre, world famous Polynesian Spa, the town centre and only minutes from Rotorua's key tourist attractions and adventure activities. At Millennium Hotel Rotorua, you will find 227 rooms offering you a wide choice of accommodation styles.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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    Hotel Ibis Rotorua



    Hotel Ibis Rotorua is located on the shores of Lake Rotorua. The hotel is only a short walk to the city centre, Convention centre, Energy Event centre, cafes and restaurants. Guests also have access to conference facilities in the adjoining Novotel Lakeside Rotorua, creating a …

    Hotel Ibis Rotorua is located on the shores of Lake Rotorua. The hotel is only a short walk to the city centre, Convention centre, Energy Event centre, cafes and restaurants. Guests also have access to conference facilities in the adjoining Novotel Lakeside Rotorua, creating a great atmosphere for both leisure and business stays.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Currency Exchange
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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    Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua



    Set on the shores of beautiful Lake Rotorua, Sudima Lake Rotorua is the largest hotel in Rotorua. Adjacent to the world famous Polynesian Spa, Rotorua Museum and Government Gardens, the hotel is a short stroll from Rotorua's vibrant city centre, Convention Centre and the Energy …

    Set on the shores of beautiful Lake Rotorua, Sudima Lake Rotorua is the largest hotel in Rotorua. Adjacent to the world famous Polynesian Spa, Rotorua Museum and Government Gardens, the hotel is a short stroll from Rotorua's vibrant city centre, Convention Centre and the Energy Events Centre. Sudima Lake Rotorua offers 250 guest rooms in a range of accommodation options, many with superb views across Lake Rotorua.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Golf
    • Laundry facilities
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa

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    Princes Gate Hotel



    The Princes Gate Hotel is situated at one of Rotorua's finest addresses. Directly opposite the Government Gardens which harbors the museum, Art Gallery, Polynesian Spa, a nine hole golf course, and of course the beautifully landscaped Garden so popular for an early morning or evening …

    The Princes Gate Hotel is situated at one of Rotorua's finest addresses. Directly opposite the Government Gardens which harbors the museum, Art Gallery, Polynesian Spa, a nine hole golf course, and of course the beautifully landscaped Garden so popular for an early morning or evening walk.

    On the other boundary is the shopping district featuring cosmopolitan restaurants and cafes. The lake front to the north of the hotel is only 300 meters away. The Princes Gate Hotel is a charming Victorian building and is an icon of the city. Every room is a blend of timeless elegance with modern luxury.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Library
    • Non Smoking Property
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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    Rydges Rotorua



    Located in a park like setting on the edge of Rotorua's Arawa Racecourse, Rydges Rotorua boasts panoramic views across the city to Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island. The hotel is close to Rotorua's famous attractions and activities, and an easy walk to the city centre …

    Located in a park like setting on the edge of Rotorua's Arawa Racecourse, Rydges Rotorua boasts panoramic views across the city to Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island. The hotel is close to Rotorua's famous attractions and activities, and an easy walk to the city centre and Whakarewarewa Geysers.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bicycles
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry facilities
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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    Holiday Inn Rotorua



    Overlooking the famous Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Historic Village, the Holiday Inn Rotorua is the ideal base from which to discover this thermal wonderland. See and experience the beauty of Maori culture, spectacular geysers and boiling mud pools.

    Overlooking the famous Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Historic Village, the Holiday Inn Rotorua is the ideal base from which to discover this thermal wonderland. See and experience the beauty of Maori culture, spectacular geysers and boiling mud pools.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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    Novotel Rotorua Lakeside



    Situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Rotorua, this hotel offers tranquil surroundings with sensational views. The central location is easily accessible to cafes, restaurants and local attractions. Stunning natural scenery, geothermal wonders and a vast array of leisure activities make Novotel Rotorua Lakeside the …

    Situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Rotorua, this hotel offers tranquil surroundings with sensational views. The central location is easily accessible to cafes, restaurants and local attractions. Stunning natural scenery, geothermal wonders and a vast array of leisure activities make Novotel Rotorua Lakeside the ultimate holiday destination. Enjoy a world of culinary excitement at the Atlas Restaurant or relax at the spa.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
AU$ 772

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Day 1

Auckland to Rotorua via Hobbiton

Travel south from Auckland over the Bombay Hills to the rich farmland of the Waikato region. You travel through the heritage town of Cambridge where tree-lined streets add to the English-style atmosphere. From here your journey takes you through undulating green hills reminding you that you are approaching Hobbiton Shire.

On arrival at Shire's Rest you embark on your Hobbiton movie set tour. This location is the largest "green set" in the world and the only place where you get an emotional response to a movie set in a natural setting. You see 44 hobbit holes, the Mill and double arch bridge and the party tree. At this stunning location you can take a photo at the door of Bilbo's house, "Bag End", looking out over the whole set to the hills in the distance. The tour ends with a visit to the Green Dragon Inn for a drink. After the tour at Hobbiton board the shuttle at Shire's Rest Cafe for your journey to Rotorua.

Duration6 Hours

Copthorne Hotel Rotorua

Marrying stylish contemporary accommodation with comfortingly agreeable amenities, Copthorne Hotel Rotorua is a superb choice for the holidaymaker who wants to explore this geothermal wonderland. A wealth of sights and activities are within a short walking distance, from Rotorua Golf Club to the Polynesian Spa overlooking Lake Rotorua. This 110 room hotel is conveniently located just a few blocks from the city centre, and is situated within a unique area of immense natural beauty. The Standard rooms do not have air conditioning.

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Duration2 Nights
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Copthorne Hotel Rotorua

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    Copthorne Hotel Rotorua



    Marrying stylish contemporary accommodation with comfortingly agreeable amenities, Copthorne Hotel Rotorua is a superb choice for the holidaymaker who wants to explore this geothermal wonderland. A wealth of sights and activities are within a short walking distance, from Rotorua Golf Club to the Polynesian Spa …

    Marrying stylish contemporary accommodation with comfortingly agreeable amenities, Copthorne Hotel Rotorua is a superb choice for the holidaymaker who wants to explore this geothermal wonderland. A wealth of sights and activities are within a short walking distance, from Rotorua Golf Club to the Polynesian Spa overlooking Lake Rotorua. This 110 room hotel is conveniently located just a few blocks from the city centre, and is situated within a unique area of immense natural beauty. The Standard rooms do not have air conditioning.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 2

Elite Rotorua Half Day Tour

This tour visits Rotorua's most popular attractions Te Puia and Rainbow Springs - fully guided

You will spend an afternoon gaining an appreciation of New Zealand's Maori culture and nature. You will learn about Maori customs, traditions, history and protocols, with a guided visit to Te Puia, Rotorua's premier cultural centre. Includes visit to the wood carving school, arts and craft gallery, Rotowhio Marae, weaving, boiling mud pools and NZ's largest geyser Pohutu.

Next, we visit Rainbow Springs Rotorua's premier nature park. Here you can learn more about New Zealand's native flora and fauna including the Kiwi bird. Rainbow springs is home to the worlds largest Kiwi breeding program (Operation nest egg). See natural cold-water springs teeming with wild trout, native forest and more. At the conclusion of the tour we will drive around the Government Gardens before returning to your accommodation.

Duration4 Hours

Journey of Ages Evening Cultural Experience

This evening you will engage in a wonderful experience at the Tamaki Maori Village. Enroute your guide will instruct you on the rules and protocol for visiting Marae (meeting grounds). On arrival at the venue, nobody must enter the fortified village until the Powhiri (formal welcome) has been performed. The host tribe will send out a toa (warrior) who will challenge the guests, via their elected chief to ascertain if they come in peace. A Teka (peace offering) is placed and received by one of the visiting chiefs. At the Village, the Karanga, or "welcome call" will echo across the courtyard, followed by the Powhiri (welcome dance). You will then be able to enter onto the village grounds where the Tangata Whenua (people of the land) will demonstrate different activities such as poi twirling, hand games, weaponry displays, reciting chants and displaying activities of an era gone by.

The buffet style dinner will be held in the meetinghouse dining hall and will have everyone enjoying a succulent Hangi feast. The evening ends with the Poroporoaki, the official closing ceremony and you will be safely transferred back to your accommodation.

Duration3 Hours
Day 3

Rotorua City Hotel to Rotorua Airport

Duration30 Minutes

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Daily
This trip may also be taken on a round trip basis; Auckland to Auckland

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights' hotel accommodation
  • Small Group Auckland to Rotorua via Hobbiton Tour
  • Small Group Elite Rotorua Half Day Tour
  • Half Day Journey of Ages Evening Cultural Experience
  • Meals as indicated
  • Transfer Rotorua Hotel to Airport

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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