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Headfirst Travel

Rotorua 3007, New Zealand
+64 3-477 9083
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Thermal Wonderland from Rotorua with Hobbiton, Waimangu Add-On
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Headfirst Travel Rotorua offers several day tours out of Rotorua. - Geyser Link Shuttle - Explore Rotorua's thermal wonders. Start your day with a visit to Lady Knox Geyser and see the amazing eruption of a real geyser. Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland: Continue to the surreal Waiotapu thermal wonderland and have a look at all the unique lakes, pools, craters and the kaleidoscope of colours the park has to offer. Waimangu Volcanic Valley: Have a spectacular walk down the Waimangu valley, which sports seven craters formed by the eruption of Mt Tarawera. See natural geyser eruptions, hot springs and beautiful marmor terrasses. If you want to, you can also add the amazing boat cruise to see stunning geothermal activity on Lake Rotomahana. Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village: Experience the authentic culture of the Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village. The Whakarewarewa is the only living geothermal Maori village and therefore a must see in Rotorua. See the boiling hot pools and bubbling mud at their unique home and learn how they use the geothermal activity in their daily live. Enjoy an informative guided tour followed by a cultural performance and the option of a delicious Hangi meal. - Waitomo Wanderer - Enjoy the scenic ride through volcanic hills and lush farm lands. Arriving at Waitomo, you can experience New Zealand’s world famous glowworm cave as you glide silently by boat through the cave system as thousands of magical glowworms sparkle above you. See the formation of the stalactites and stalagmites in the Aranui Cave and the amazing spiral entry into the large Ruakuri Cave complex. If you are more adventures, experience the Black Labyrinth or the Black Abyss at Black Water Rafting Afterwards there is the option to visit Bilbo Baggins in the famous Hobbiton Movie Set. - SnapShOt - Get to know Rotorua better with our amazing SnapShOt Tour. We will take you to all the important sights in Rotorua. See The Redwoods Forest, Tihiotonga Look out (view of Rotorua), Kuirau Park, Ohinemutu, Sulphur Point, Rotorua Museum, Whakarewarewa and Te Puia and more. The dedicated driver/guides will provide a detailed commentary telling you stories you won’t hear anywhere else.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Rotorua 3007, New Zealand
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"wai o tapu"
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"waimangu valley"
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"always on time"
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"black water rafting"
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"hobbiton tour"
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"shuttle tour"
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"hot cold"
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"interesting guide"
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"these guys"
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"these attractions"
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"thermal wonderland"
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"great company"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had one day off a cruise ship and wanted to see as much as possible so we opted for the trip to Rotorua. From the moment we met our guide (I’m so sorry I’ve forgotten his name!) we knew we were in for a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would give this trip to hobbiton and black water rafting 6 stars. It was a wonderful day and the 6th star goes to our tour guide Mustafa. Such a great guy and a perfect guide. On the legendary black water rafting you'll go on...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

I wish this tour could last a bit more, everything happens so fast and Wai O Tapu is a place that definitely deserves more time to spend, anyway I enjoyed it very much. Over all I want to congratulate Wayne, he is very charismatic, kind...More

Thank Martha C
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HeadfirstTravel, Front Office Manager at Headfirst Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Kia Ora! Thank you for leaving us your review. We are glad that Wayne made a lasting impression with his classic Kiwi Hospitality and look forward to having you travel with us again in the future. Many thanks and warm regards from the Headfirst Travel...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

I had such a blast on my day at the Waitomo caves - it's been one of the best things I've done in NZ so far! My driver was right on time for our pick-up and told us all about Rotorua (his home town) on...More

Thank Heather M
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HeadfirstTravel, Front Office Manager at Headfirst Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are glad to hear that our driver left a lasting impression and you enjoyed your time with us. Black Water Rafting really is a must do experience. Many thanks and warm...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Headfirst make it easy to see a combination of really cool attractions. The glow worm caves are a must see in the north island, and to be able to visit them and also visit the famous Hobbiton set was awesome. So much easier and less...More

Thank Robert K
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HeadfirstTravel, Front Office Manager at Headfirst Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We really appreciate it. The Glowworm Caves are definitely one of the North Islands must see attractions and anything Hobbiton/Lord of The Rings related is alway great to see. We design our...More

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Mango211
8 December 2017|
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Response from HeadfirstTravel | Property representative |
Hi there! The main difference is that tour #929 includes a Movie Set Tour at Hobbiton, which #918 does not. However, as both tours use the same bus, those passengers who choose not to do a Hobbiton Tour will have 2 hours to... More
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