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Roto means lake and rua means two – Rotorua thus meaning ‘Second Lake’ in traditional Maori language. A dream spot for sightseeing and a region steeped in Māori legend, history and culture.
Rotorua day tour gives you the opportunity to experience all the highlights of the Waitomo Caves, see Rotorua’s bubbling mud pools and geysers, Maori culture & thermal activity of the Rotorua region in one day.
Your Chauffeur will drive, allowing you to enjoy the tranquility, while passing through farmland we will have our first brief stop at Matamata, famous for Peter Jackson’s movies Lord of the Rings and Hobbiton. This town is also a thriving farming area and well known for its Thoroughbred horse breeding and training pursuits.
We will then continue our journey through stunning landscapes and dense forest of the Mamaku Ranges before reaching Rotorua.
Visit Te Puia and get closer to the Maori culture, you have an option to receive a traditional welcome (Powhiri) followed by a cultural show
Then, gear up for a personalized guided tour to:
Pikirangi Maori Village – a traditional Maori village settlement and witness the Pre-European Maori society.
Kiwi House – Come face to face with our amazing national bird and have an opportunity to learn more about them.
Geothermal Valley – Te Whakarewarewa - Explore the Mud Pools and the world famous geysers. Geysers erupt, mud pools bubble and steam hisses daily in the Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley.
Cultural Show in Te Puia (Optional)
Then visit Rotorua city centre, Government Gardens and Lake Front before visiting the stunning Green & Blue lakes. On the way, to the lakes, we will also explore the famous Redwood Forest.
No matter what your particular interests are, Rotovegas (Rotorua) can satisfy your each and every desire.
You now have a choice to either relax in the world famous Polynesian Spa or get thrilled by
various other famous activities this city has to offer.
Visit Wai O Tapu – A Geothermal wonderland! (Optional)
Later, head back to Auckland!
(Visit http://www.legendtours.co.nz/travel/auckland-to-rotorua-day-tour/ )