Famous for its geothermal activity, Rotorua is a city like no other. Wherever you are the scent of sulphur is always present, steam rises from the ground, boiling mud bubbles away and roaring geysers fire skywards. The best way to experience Rotorua is to visit one of the many geothermal parks. At Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve you’ll find an array of volcanic wonders including the renowned Pohutu Geyser that shoots 30 metres into the sky.
Not only is Rotorua naturally unique, it is also rich in cultural history. Most of the city’s hotels stage Maori shows and traditional hangi meals, or you can venture offshore to Mokia Island for a Maori concert and hangi. Rotorua is the ideal place to experience time-honored and modern Maori traditions.
INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation for 4 nights in double occupancy
  • Return airport transfers
  • Visits as per itinerary
  • 1 Dinner

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DAY 1 ROTORUA


Arrive in Rotorua and transfer to your hotel with the rest of the day at leisure.
Accommodation: Rotorua for 4 nights
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DAY 2 ROTORUA


Experience the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, the bucolic setting for The Shire that featured in the Peter Jackson directed films, The Lord of the Rings. Your tour starts with a drive through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. Your guide will escort you through the ten acre site recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton set was created. The Hobbit holes, Green Dragon Inn, Mill and other structures created for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth. Upon completion of your tour of the set you will return to The Shires Rest, before returning to Rotorua.
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Day 3 ROTORUA (D)


Today is at leisure to explore Rotorua before your evening Hangi Concert and Dinner – Te Po is Te Puia’s evening cultural experience. It is a feast of cultural storytelling, entertainment and Maori kai (indigenous food). Feel the spirit of Te Puia at night and experience the Maori heritage – a living legacy of people, culture and place.

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