NZ Rotorua Pohutu Geyser Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley
NZ Rotorua Waitapu Green Ngakoro Lake
NZ Rotorua Forest of Tree Ferns and Giant Redwoods in Whakarewarewa Forest

An eggy scent hangs over sulphuric Rotorua on New Zealand’s North Island, which is home to spectacular geothermal springs, mud pools and geysers. However, it’s not just the landscapes that attract visitors – 34% of Rotorua’s population is Maori, and cultural performances and banquets are worth seeing.

19 days

New Zealand Lord of the Rings route

Head into Mordor, explore Isengard and chill out in Hobbiton
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10 days

Northern adventure route

Adventures on New Zealand’s North Island
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20 days

North to south white knuckle

Epic adventures from North to South Island
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Rotorua Tours

North Island Adventure

Road trip through New Zealand's North Island

7 daysFrom NZ$1,329
Destinations Rotorua, Coromandel, Auckland, Lake Taupo, Wellington
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Active, Nature & Wildlife, Culture

Northern Trail

Maori culture, beautiful landscapes and the best of the North Island

10 daysFrom NZ$3,039
Destinations Rotorua, Coromandel, Auckland, Lake Taupo, Wellington
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Active, Water Sports, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, National Parks, Culture, Cities

New Zealand Wanderer

The best of the north with a taste of the south

12 daysFrom NZ$3,609
Destinations Rotorua, Coromandel, Kaikoura, Auckland, Lake Taupo, Christchurch, Wellington
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Active, Nature & Wildlife, Culture

Amplified New Zealand

Total Kiwi experience

16 daysFrom NZ$2,849
Destinations Queenstown, Lake Tekapo, Rotorua, Coromandel, Kaikoura, Wanaka, Auckland, Franz Josef Glacier, Lake Taupo, Christchurch, Wellington
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Active, Nature & Wildlife, Culture

Epic New Zealand

The full NZ experience

23 daysFrom NZ$4,227
Destinations Queenstown, Lake Tekapo, Rotorua, Coromandel, Kaikoura, Wanaka, Auckland, Franz Josef Glacier, Lake Taupo, Christchurch, Wellington
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Active, Nature & Wildlife, Culture

New Zealand Uncovered

Explore everything New Zealand has to offer

20 daysFrom NZ$6,174
Destinations Queenstown, Lake Tekapo, Rotorua, Coromandel, Kaikoura, Wanaka, Auckland, Franz Josef Glacier, Lake Taupo, Christchurch, Wellington
Tour Type Small group tour
Activity Active, Nature & Wildlife, Culture

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