Rotorua Day Tours

A geothermal wonderland of boiling mud pools and spectacular geysers awaits visitors to Rotorua, a dream spot for sightseeing and a region steeped in Māori legend, history and culture. Its landscape is a mix of lush fields that support a thriving agricultural industry and beautiful lakes, and it seems everywhere steam rises from the ground, hinting at the active world beneath.

Marvel at the natural wonders of Te Puia and explore its thermal valley of geysers, streams of boiling water and hot mud pools. Get an insight into Māori culture through performance and traditional carving, weaving and art all created on site. The Agrodome is one of New Zealand’s most loved attractions and is a fun window into farming culture with a sheep show, shearing and dog trials. Native flora and fauna is on display at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, including New Zealand’s national icon, the kiwi, where a special Kiwi Encounter lets visitors see the nursery and hatchery for these endangered birds.

Take a day tour from Rotorua and visit Matamata to see where movie magic was made with a Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, or choose from our Waitomo Caves tours to marvel at the incredible limestone formations and enjoy a boat ride through the glowworm grotto.

11 Day Tours to experience

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Discover some of Rotorua's top attractions that make this city so special: its Māori culture, geothermal hotspots and heartland rural life.
  • 4 hours 50 minutes
  • Half day tour
  • Departs and returns: Tourism Rotorua

from $170 NZD

Discover some of Rotorua's top attractions that make this city so special: discover Māori culture, geothermal hotspots and heart-pumping adventures!
  • 4 hours 50 minutes
  • Half day tour
  • Your choice of two activities at Velocity Valley

from $219 NZD

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Nestled in the central North Island are some of New Zealand's most famous scenic attractions: Waitomo Glowworm Caves and the fascinating city of Rotorua, famed for its geothermal wonders.
  • 12 hours 40 minutes
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour
  • Agrodome farm tour & sheep show
  • Te Puia Māori concert & guided tour
  • Geothermal sights

from $367 NZD

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See some of the North Island's top attractions all in one day, with a magical Waitomo Caves tour and visits to Te Puia and the Agrodome in Rotorua.
  • 9 hours 15 minutes
  • Top Rotorua sights
  • Waitomo Caves guided tour

from $302 NZD

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See what makes Rotorua famous: Māori culture, geothermal activity, native animals, and rural life – then escape the real world for a trip to magical Hobbiton.
  • 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Full day tour
  • Hobbiton Movie Set tour
  • Agrodome sheep show

from $289 NZD

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Explore some of Rotorua's top visitor attractions, then take in the view with a Skyline gondola ride.
  • 4 hours 50 minutes
  • Rainbow Springs Nature Park
  • Agrodome sheep show

from $201 NZD

Get up close to Māori culture and New Zealand's natural wonders, then take a journey into Middle-earth all in one day!
  • 12 hours 45 minutes
  • Full Day Tour
  • Māori Culture & Geothermal Activity
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

from $321 NZD

Experience Māori village life and feast on a delicious and authentic Māori hangi meal on an evening tour from Rotorua.
  • 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Evening tour
  • Three-course hangi feast

from $130 NZD

COMBO
Discover the beauty of the City of Sails with a tour of its scenic highlights, then head into the country for a tour of the fascinating Waitomo Caves and Rotorua's top attractions.
  • Two-day tour combo
  • Auckland City half day tour
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour
  • Rotorua highlights: Agrodome & Te Puia

from $372 NZD

COMBO
Travel north to the substropical Bay of Islands, then explore to the south and see underground caverns, geothermal wonders and Māori culture with this tour combo over two action-packed days.
  • Two-day tour combo
  • 'Hole in the Rock' dolphin watching cruise
  • Waitomo Caves guided tour
  • Rotorua geothermal sights, farm tour & Māori culture

from $462 NZD

From underground caverns lit by glowworms to shooting geysers and spine-tingling Māori song, see the highlights of Waitomo Caves and Rotorua on a day tour from Auckland.
  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour
  • Agrodome farm tour & sheep show
  • Te Puia Māori culture & geothermal valley

from $345 NZD

Free cancellation

You'll receive a full refund if you cancel at least 2 hours in advance of your tour experience.