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6hr Rotorua Geothermal Wonderland Tour - Departs Tauranga
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6hr Rotorua Geothermal Wonderland Tour - Departs Tauranga

By Wicked Wanders
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Ages 0-99, max of 11 per group
Duration: 6h
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Live guide: English
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  • 12 seater modern, clean air conditioned minivan for your comfort and safety
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local driver/guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry into Te Puia Geothermal Park
  • Entry/Admission - Te Puia
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • Port of Tauranga Ltd, 2 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand
    Meet on the grassy mound directly opposite the port gates
Port pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
  • Port of Tauranga Ltd, 2 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 18570P4

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Passengers must be able to embark / disembark with minimal assistance.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      Port of Tauranga Ltd
      Or, you can also get picked up
      See departure details
    • 1
      Mount Maunganui
      Stop: 60 minutes
      See details
      Pass by
      Tauranga
    • 2
      Te Puia
      Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
      See details
    • 3
      Rotorua District
      Stop: 2 hours
      See details
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • Wicked Wanders
      130
      Tauranga, New Zealand
      Joined in February 2015
    • Swpence53
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Hobbiton with Wicked Wander
      Excellent tour. Very friendly folks. Clean bus. Top scores all around. I would definitely use them again.
      Written 31 March 2024
    • StevenM3297
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great service to Hobbiton
      Driver was amazing made us right at home along with informative commentary and laughter along the way. Enjoyed the extra bonuses of walking the track to the waterfalls along the way which were very spectacular. Couldn’t rate the drive to Hobbiton highly enough. Thank you Russell for the tips at Hobbiton as well. You were spot on and it helped us enjoy the tour even more. Thanks Wicked Wanders
      Written 10 March 2024
    • fan4fathom
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Tour to Hobbiton and Guide/Driver was Perfect
      Everything about this tour was perfect from being picked up on time to being dropped back off at the port. Nickoletti (sp) was interesting, helpful, considerate and all around, a great guide/driver. She showed us several sites as well as taking us to the Hobbiton Tour Set and ensuring we got where we needed to be on time. Hobbiton was out of this world and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Never a dull moment and the gift shop was filled with great treasures. Definitely would do again and highly recommend!
      Written 4 March 2024
    • Nathan G
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous Hobbiton
      We traveled from our cruise ship in Mt Maunganui in a very comfortable minibus. Our tour guide was very friendly and showed us the local sights at the start of our tour. Very knowledgeable about the area. We had time for snacks before and after our tour. On the return we had time to fit in a visit to a local waterfall. Then we were dropped back to the ship. Wonderful trip -very professional and fun.
      Written 1 March 2024
    • markoV2511EI
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing trip
      Wicked Wonders provide great service Russell was punctual when picking us up from our hotel and he was very kind and friendly. Totally recommended. 5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
      Written 26 February 2024
    • Don B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Taurangi tour
      Tour of Taurangi and surrounding suburbs. Russell was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and the different cultures. He was easy to listen to and was very friendly. The smaller tour group is great alternative to the larger groups through the cruise ships.
      Written 25 February 2024
    • Sherri G
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Appreciated the Creativity
      Incredible experience! Hobbiton was breathtaking and so much fun. Even those in our group who didn’t have much knowledge of LOR enjoyed the artistry and creativity.
      Written 24 February 2024
    • Leanne67S
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Te Puia
      Wicked Wanderers were excellent. They were waiting at the exit to the cruise port in Tauranga on time and easy to find. The van was clean and comfortable and had air-conditioning. Our driver was very friendly and knowledgeable.
      Written 18 February 2024
    • Camper429286
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Kiwi Tour
      The tour was great, saw the Kiwi farm and tasted a couple of types of Kiwi, as well as avocado’s and flavored oils. Had fun and learned about the area.
      Written 18 February 2024
    • trishandmikeT
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Delightful way to see TARAUNGA
      Wow, this trip was excellent. Russell was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. We saw our ship from several different view points, visited a beautiful garden, saw incredible trees, several stunning beaches, homes that were gorgeous, stopped at a lovely tea shop and amazing bakery/restaurant. Wow, the food was incredible! We highly recommend the cream puff pastry and corn fritter but everything looked incredible. After that we got to go to a kiwi orchard which was a highlight for me! We samples delicious kiwi and avacado. The drive was smooth and we could not have had a more informative and enjoyable tour. And what's more, we got back to the ship early enough to walk around at the port and enjoy pool time on ship.
      Written 15 February 2024
    • charliesL5806RF
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Must see!
      Such a wonderful tour. Nicolee was the best tour guide. She loves the town she grow up in and raised her family there too. Before heading to Hobbiton she should us around Tauranga and even stop to let us get hats since it was a hot day and she knew the sun would be brutal. Hobbiton is a must see and Wicked Wonders is a great company to take you there.
      Written 13 February 2024
    • Trail24225893441
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Well recommended must do tour
      Couldn’t fault this tour. Very professional, comfortable air conditioned minibus. Our driver Nicolie was excellent and talked passionately and informatively about this very beautiful part of the country. The Hobbiton visit was amazing and Nicolie also took us to some other sites on the way there and on the way back including the stunning McLaren Falls and also showed us a kiwi fruit plantation.
      Written 11 February 2024
    • ScubaDivingGuy
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Hobbit house attraction is worth the entire trip to NZ!
      I saw the Hobbit movies a decade ago and am a regular fan. This tour blew me away! It's a 5 star experience. Going through the new Hobbit house attraction was worth the entire trip to New Zealand. You must go!
      Written 2 February 2024
    • black325
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful Hobbiton Tour with Wicked Wanders
      Nicolle provided us with a wonderful trip to Hobbiton. We had 10 people on the tour so it was a very manageable group. We had time to purchase something for lunch at the Hobbiton cafe before entering the grounds. A bit too early for us to eat, we saved it for our stop at the Green Dragon, which worked out great. Nicolle found all of our group members to distribute the tickets & give instructions for boarding the tour bus. Once on the large bus, a Hobbiton tour guide escorts you through the set. Even if you’re not a LOTR fan (like me), you can enjoy the beautiful vistas. Nicolle was waiting for us when we got off the bus & away we went to see some other sites. It was great dealing with a small company for a more personalized experience.
      Written 30 January 2024
    • 512nathanf
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent Tour Company
      Absolutely fabulous tour from start to finish. Russel and Nicolee are fabulous in their handling of the business and communications along with doing a great tour to Hobbiton. David at Hobbiton was a superb tour guide. Hobbiton is a must see for both Lord of the Rings fans and non-fans. Wicked Wanders is a safe and trustworthy company.
      Written 20 January 2024
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    Carol S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great day visiting Rotorua, experiencing the cultural show and walking around the fantastic geothermal area at Te Puia. The geysers and mud pools were amazing to see from the viewing platforms and paths through the area. On the way back to the ship we stopped at the redwood forest to have a look and take photos.

    Organisation of our tour was excellent. Communication was very good from booking onwards and our lovely guide Nicolee was waiting for us when we disembarked from the ship. Minibus was clean and comfortable. It was good going with a small group tour as we could be a bit more flexible with the schedule and were able to stop for photos at a couple of the pretty spots in Tauranga on the way to Rotorua.

    All in all, it was an excellent day and we wouldn’t hesitate to book with this company again.
    Written 2 December 2023
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    Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with us.
    Written 4 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    sue f
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Family
    Russel was an amazing guide, a font of information, nothing was too much trouble and pointed out areas of interest from the beginning of our journey from Tauranga to arriving at Rotorua . This trip was amazing from start to finish, learnt and saw so much in one day . Would definitely recommend.
    Written 23 August 2023
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    Hi Guys, It was a pleasure to host you for the day and show you a slice of our wonderful part of the world. Hope you have a safe trip home. All the best
    Written 27 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    thebertman49
    Sydney, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    Excellent excursion. Small group once again convinced us of benefits of more personal tours. Local guide knew her way about and was able to take us to places a coach would not be able to access. By days end we had a whole group of new friends.
    Written 4 December 2023
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    It's wonderful to hear that you had a fantastic experience with us. We appreciate your business and your feedback.
    Written 10 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Craig S
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We lucked out and got the owner of the company, Russell (some of his summer workers had just returned to school after [Kiwi] summer break). Very knowledgable and responsible in terms of keeping our group of nine together and on time. Really appreciated all the stops on the way back from Rotorua: redwoods, the lake, kiwi vineyards and beach. Also appreciated the fact that he was in touch by email pre-tour and we knew exactly when and where to go to meet him (off of our cruise ship). He was the only one of our four tours to have a sign board with our name. Russell has been in the hospitality field for 30 years, and it shows. This is a professionally run operation
    Written 21 February 2024
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    We couldn't be happier to hear about your positive experience. Thank you for choosing us and for your generous review.
    Written 1 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Andrew W
    Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2022
    What a great time. I was up from Christchurch at a conference in Tauranga with some time to kill and decided to do this tour. Russell was a great guide and made the trip really enjoyable. The guides at Te Puia were great and I learnt a lot about the local geography and local culture. Highly recommended.
    Written 2 October 2022
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    Hi Andrew, Was a pleasure to host you and your partner for the day. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the tour. It is a great way to learn about the local culture and geography. Even for us kiwi's :)
    Written 2 October 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Jeanna H
    Portland, OR1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Solo
    This was a wonderful tour, including very authentic Maori presentations, dances, and Ornate, ceremonial lodge, as well as trade, workshops and schools. We also visited the active geysers and mud pots, which were very interesting. I would recommend this for a full day outing in a small group.
    Written 9 January 2024
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    It's wonderful to hear that you had a fantastic experience with us. We appreciate your business and your feedback.
    Written 23 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Ivette Falto-Heck
    Jacksonville, FL8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023
    Our guide, Nicolle was excellent: professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. She kept us on track to ensure we didn't miss our ship. The tour was terrific: entertaining, educational, and beautiful.
    Written 5 February 2023
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    Hi there, Thank you for your review. glad you enjoyed yourselves and I have already passed your gratitude on to Nicolle. All the best
    Written 8 February 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    vfg8407
    Houston, TX45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient picking us up at the cruise ship port then taking us to Rotorua with some stops along the way for beautiful vistas and to see a kiwi farm. The Māori cultural center is not to be missed along with the geysers, mud pools, and the kiwis (both live and on the vine!)
    Written 21 February 2024
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    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review. We're honored to have earned your praise.
    Written 1 March 2024
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    Leonie D
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was difficult hear the driver's commentary if sitting near the back of the minibus. If the driver was wearing a headset it would have been much better
    Written 17 December 2023
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    Hi Leonie, Thank you for your review. Unfortunately the day you were traveling it was not the vehicle we normally use so we were unable to use our microphone setup. We are currently updating our systems so this wont be an issue in the future.
    Written 1 January 2024
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    Jackie F
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Couples
    Our driver and guide Nicolee was a local resident and we had a fantastic time discovering Rotorua and Te Puia with her. Would highly recommend this tour company
    Written 28 November 2023
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    Hi Jackie, It's wonderful to hear that you had a fantastic experience with us. We appreciate your business and your feedback. Thanks again
    Written 28 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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