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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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“wai o tapu” (61 reviews)
“day trip” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Rotorua 3007, New Zealand

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
HeadfirstTravel, Front Office Manager at Headfirst Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 1 November 2017

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Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

This is the best (and maybe less expensive) way to travel from Auckland to Waiotapu and waitomo and a great experience! (You can also do Hobbitown but I skipped that part). I never write reviews but the experience was so great I had to. Brian...More

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HeadfirstTravel, Front Office Manager at Headfirst Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Kia Ora! Thank you for leaving us your review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that our drivers made a lasting impression! Warm Regards the Headfirst Team

Reviewed 28 September 2017

The driver (sorry, I can't remember your name) provided an entertaining, informative commentary.With a healthy sense of humor, no less.The attractions were a unique feast for the senses.

Thank eurekaman53
HeadfirstTravel, Front Office Manager at Headfirst Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Kia Ora! Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We love to hear from all of our passengers and are very happy to hear that our drivers are leaving lasting impressions on our guests. Warm Regards, The Headfirst Team

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

It was a great day with lovely weather, I got picked up at my hostel on time by busdriver Brian. He provided good and fun commentary all the way. Wai-O-Tapu and Waimangu were amazing! I had plenty of time between these two places to get...More

Thank Koenmak
botbusman, General Manager at Headfirst Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Kia ora and thanks for your review - we genuinely appreciate any feedback for any of our Headfirst Travel tours around our country. We do design our schedules carefully to ensure that customers get the most our of their day and sounds like you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

I did the morning tour of Wai O Tapu and had the best day!!! Loved this trip and the guides were amazing. Cappie was excellent and one of the best drivers i have ever had. We had Cappie and Byran both who were very formative...More

Thank chloe c
HeadfirstTravel, Front Office Manager at Headfirst Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Kia Ora! Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are happy to hear that Cappy and Brian made your time with us memorable for all the right reasons. Many thanks and warm regards from the Headfirst Travel Team

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I loved this trip! We had great guides, Cappie who had the voice of an angel and told us about the local Maori history, and Brian who had so much knowledge about absolutely everything! I really enjoyed seeing the Lady Knox Geyser erupt and then...More

Thank Natalie M
HeadfirstTravel, Front Office Manager at Headfirst Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Kia Ora! We are happy to hear how much you loved Wai-O-Tapu and that Cappy made your time with us memorable. Many thanks and warm regards from the Headfirst Travel team.

Reviewed 10 September 2017

This is an amzing company to experience Rotorua with! The driver's are interesting and hospitable, their cars are well looked after. I would recommend these guys to anyone looking to dive headfirst into their New Zealand adventures!More

Thank Jaysoncvl
botbusman, General Manager at Headfirst Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Dear Jason, Thanks for the time to review our tour - we always genuinely appreciate feedback from our customers. Glad you enjoyed the tour and by the sounds of it our Operations Supervisor is keeping up the standards of our vehicles! Kia ora, travel well....More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Waimangu is a real gem of a place located just outside Rotorua. I visited this amazing spot with the Headfirst Travel / Geyser Link Shuttle bus. Our bus driver and guide was excellent - very informative and really gave us all a great insight into...More

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Headfirst Travel offers great value trips out of Auckland and lets you fit in all the must see's in 1-2 days! The Drivers (shout out to Yang and Brian) were super friendly and knowledgeable and although the times are tight the guys got us to...More

Thank Base A
HeadfirstTravel, Front Office Manager at Headfirst Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Kia Ora! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our tours and that Yang and Brian made your time with us memorable. Many thanks and warm regards from the Headfrist Travel Team!

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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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