Tours in Rotorua

Top Sightseeing Tours in Rotorua, New Zealand

Sightseeing Tours in Rotorua

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60–240 minutes
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Adventure Tours
30 minutes
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1 hour
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  • Sam
    Rotorua, New Zealand1 contribution
    Really exceeded my expectations! So cool to see Rotorua from above and really surreal being able to land and walk around on Mt Tarawera. Sam was really knowledgeable and has some fun facts about Rotorua and its surrounding areas.
    Written 31 March 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • DianeD
    Tauranga, New Zealand7 contributions
    Beautiful land, great views and the guides were friendly and knowledgeable! Would highly recommend this tour.
    Written 27 March 2022
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  • Abdullah_Alhaidari
    Medinah - Saudi Arabia13 contributions
    ALERT: this is one of the, if not the, best tour you will ever have in New Zealand. Stephen, the tour guide, is passionate and continues to do this tour despite COVID's effects on tourism. The cost/price is more reasonable than other tours around NZ.

    You may think that the highlight was seeing hundreds of glowworms from a few centimeters away near waterfalls but this wasnt the case. Dont get me wrong, that was spectacular but the trip itself was extraordinary.

    Stephen picked us up from the tourists help centre on time. He drove us in a very comfortable high tech specialised van. He handed us different types of tourches and we walked about 2Km in the dark; including our 3 and a half year old child. You aim your tourch up to see the trees forming a bridge hiding the whole sky from you. We saw tens of wallabies (tiny kangaroo like creatures) hopping meters away from us, Wetta like insect shells (forgot their names) and different types of trees and plants. Ive been in New Zealand for 21 years and this was the first time I saw the real Silver Ferns; they arent as evident in day light. You end the journey with hot chocolate to replenish your energy.

    I cannot recommend this tour enough. Thank you Stephen for the hollywood like photos you took of our family in the dark :)
    Written 2 March 2022
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  • LucyHattaway
    3 contributions
    I was so impressed by my tour with Steve. He is so knowledgeable about Rotorua and everything in it - the good, the bad and the ugly - and he goes the extra mile to ensure you have the best experience. We ended the day with a swim in Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, which was amazing. I couldn't recommend this tour enough, it's definitely worth checking out!
    Written 20 March 2021
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  • Ama A
    Scotland, UK17 contributions
    This was a great way to see the North Island and explore some well-known & less well-known places. Whaea our guide was very nice & a great driver.
    There was a good balance between organised visits and free time.
    Only negatives was that the 1st minibus we had was a bit cramped for many hours on the road, but the 2nd one was more comfortable.
    Also at Hahei some of us had to pay extra to get a room even though we had already paid a single supplement. Fortunately they had rooms but it wouldhave been better if the company had advised us to book a room directly with the resort beforehand.
    The tour is probably for the yonger traveller market but a good opportunity to travel with a group, especially if you are o your own.
    Written 4 February 2020
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  • Inspire757599
    3 contributions
    Great views, great walk and cafe at the start, free shuttle bus included with the ticket which was handy to take you back to the start after completing the trail.
    Written 15 April 2022
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  • Carole J
    Lincoln, CA31 contributions
    We just took this trip last week (early February, 2020) and there were 6 of us. Les was our tour guide - he did a wonderful job showing us all of the amazing sites in Tauranga as well as the beautiful drive to a KIWI farm and the Rotura Thermal property - which was an amazing experience for us all. He's a safe driver and was very informative, having lived in the area for so long. Our van was well equipped and very comfortable. We met the owner, Jan, and have nothing but praise for her, her company and for Les. We will definitely book with Zealandier Tours the next time we visit anywhere in New Zealand! Thank you both!
    Written 6 February 2020
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  • Kirby P
    Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand1 contribution
    Great fun activities and the staff were absolutely amazing- super friendly, reassuring and professional! This was our first visit but we’ll definitely be back. Kids loved it.
    Written 3 January 2022
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  • Wolfgang P
    Hollabrunn, Austria156 contributions
    We were picked up at the Hotel - pecisely on time and had a driver & guide, who was very good prepared and could answer a lot of questions coming up during the tour. The small group of cours was an addtional asset of the tour
    Written 22 January 2018
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  • mackels2018
    Salt Lake City, UT5 contributions
    We arranged the tour online and Wendy met as at our cruise boat dock, perfectly on schedule. It was delightful to spend a wonderful day touring the countryside and visiting Hobbiton. She took care of everything and all we did was show up. As an added bonus we stopped by a honey store for a sample and view of active bees. Wendy is great company and knows the area well. She provided insightful commentary and is very pleasant to be with. Look forward to a return visit.
    Written 12 February 2020
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  • Michael
    2 contributions
    Stephen gave us a very knowledgeable, exclusive and friendly tour of major highlights around Rotorua. We were really appreciative of the information and the hot chocolate :-) It had amazing scenery , views of the lakes and great walks.
    Written 7 April 2021
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  • Lynn E
    Rotorua, New Zealand14 contributions
    After leaving the lakefront we taxied across the lake to pick up more passengers from one of the lodges then took off and flew out to White Island. It was a clear day and it was great to see all the surrounds that we usually see from the ground from up in the air. Flew around the island then back around in opposite direction so both sides got good views. Sadly we didn't see any dolphins but it was wonderful and down at 650 feet we had really great views. Returned back via Edgecombe, Kawerau and the lakes. Just the most amazing experience, great pilot,plenty of info on all we were seeing, and staff at the office.
    Written 17 June 2019
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  • Sav S
    1 contribution
    Amazing experience on a stunning day! Could see for miles, the views were incredible and our Pilot was knowledgeable and fun.
    Written 30 June 2021
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  • Christine D
    Palmerston North, New Zealand1 contribution
    Absolutely fantastic experience, friendly experienced guides and knowledgeable about the bush. Great views out over the lake and the bush was beautiful.
    Written 28 April 2022
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