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  • Maori carving in Rotorua
  • The Rotorua museum is a must inclusion for all New Zealand tours
  • Mud pool in Wai-o-tapu thermal wonderland is an ideal photo opportunity on your New Zealand vacation.
  • The bright blue inferno crater
  • Water adventure activities are abundant in Rotoru
  • Pohutu geyser is a great photo opportunity while on your New Zealand vacation.
  • Mineral bathing

Rotorua, in the center of the North Island, is situated on a volcanic plateau also known as the “Pacific Rim of Fire” under which is the world’s most lively geothermal activity. It is here that you can discover on a New Zealand vacation, amazing geysers, thermal springs, crater lakes and boiling mud pools.

The smell of sulphur that lingers in the air will remind visitors they are in a geothermal region. Watch the famed Pohutu Geyser shoot scalding water up to 30 metres into the sky at Whakarewarena Thermal Reserve or visit Hell’s Gate Thermal Park with the only hot waterfall in the southern hemisphere. Visitors can soak their feet in hot pools.

Rotorua is also the ancestral home of the Te Arawa people who settled here more than 600 years ago, these Maori people make up more than one third of the city’s population, so it is a great place on a New Zealand vacation to become immersed in the culture. It is where you can learn about the warrior history and experience ancient ceremonies while indulging in a Hangi feast. At Mount Tarawera Crater Rift, you can witness steaming cliffs and the hot lakes of Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

If adventure is your thing, Rotorua has many attractions to get the adrenalin flowing - everything from skydiving to mountain biking.

The nearby amazing limestone Waitomo Caves and Glowworm Grotto that were first discovered 120 years ago, are considered one of New Zealand’s natural highlights on Rotorua tours.

 


 

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Extend Your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your New Zealand vacation at one of Goway's South Pacific destinations. You can choose from  our selection of Australian vacationsTahiti vacation packages or stay at one of our Fiji resorts or perhaps take a Cook Island vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from New Zealand.

 

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Rotorua, New Zealand

  • Classic New Zealand

    This is the ultimate classic New Zealand tour. Begin in Auckland and then it’s on to Rotorua, next head south to the capital, Wellington before embarking on the scenic South Island.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,305
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
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  • Auckland & Rotorua Explorer

    Explore the wonders of New Zealand on this journey across the North Island. As you tour Auckland and Rotorua, you’ll cruise across the Hauraki Gulf to explore the diversity of Waiheke Island, delve into the illuminated glowworm tunnels of the Waitomo Caves, and see the bubbling mud pools and spouting geysers of the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,679
    Trip Type:
    Vacation Packages with Airfare
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  • Classic Downunder from Melbourne to Auckland

    Get to know the true Downunder by experiencing the best of both Australia and New Zealand. Visit Australia's iconic sites and cities before commencing a journey through New Zealand’s incredible islands.
    Duration:
    19 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,873
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
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  • Classic Downunder: Auckland to Melbourne

    Get to know the true Downunder by experiencing the best of both Australia and New Zealand. Journey through New Zealand’s incredible islands before embarking on a tour of Australia.
    Duration:
    19 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,627
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
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  • Classic South Pacific

    Enjoy the Classic South Pacific by encountering Fijian, Maori and Aboriginal cultures. Travel from Fiji to New Zealand to Australia taking in fantastic sights and experiences on route.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,430
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
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  • Aussie Kiwi Explorer

    An adventure to keep the kids amused while the grown-ups enjoy the ultimate Downunder holiday.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,459
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Family Vacations
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  • Bay of Plenty New Zealand Long Stay

    When 18th century explorer Captain James Cook sailed here he aptly named it the Bay of Plenty. One of New Zealand’s most popular holiday destinations and a thriving port city, the Bay continues to offer its bounty of beaches, culture and lifestyle to visitors from near and far.
    Duration:
    31 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,674
    Trip Type:
    Snowbird Long Stays
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  • Best of New Zealand: Holiday of a Lifetime

    Take in the wonders of New Zealand on this Holiday of a Lifetime. Passing north to south, you’ll explore the cities of Auckland, Queenstown, and Christchurch, marvel at natural wonders in Rotorua and Milford Sound, and enjoy the incomparable hospitality and beauty of this South Pacific nation.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,959
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Holidays of a Lifetime, Single Friendly
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  • Essential New Zealand (Coach)

    Get to know both of New Zealand’s islands by taking in some of their most popular sites. Travel from Auckland to Christchurch, visiting Rotorua, Queenstown and Milford Sound in between.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,686
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
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  • Highlights of Downunder

    Discover the best of Australia and New Zealand’s culture, people and scenery from the cities of Sydney and Auckland to the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and Milford Sound.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,411
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Kia Ora Getaway

    This family escape to New Zealand includes all the dramatic highlights, with plenty to keep the kids amused as well.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,810
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Family Vacations
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  • Look South from Auckland

    Travel from Auckland to Wellington experiencing the scenery of New Zealand's north island. Explore Waitomo Caves, visit Rotorua and Napier, then enjoy the capital city of Wellington, known for its wine regions, and Oscar-winning films.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 730
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • New Zealand Reflections from Auckland

    If you want to explore the “best of New Zealand” on an independent basis but have limited time, try this classic tour that visits sites like Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown and Milford Sound.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,166
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • New Zealand Reflections from Queenstown

    If you want to explore the “best of New Zealand” on an independent basis but have limited time, try this classic tour that visits sites like Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown and Milford Sound.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,196
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Northern Explorer: Value Plus Escorted Vacation

    Experience the best of New Zealand’s North Island including the Bay of Islands and Rotorua.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,595
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly
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  • Rotorua Maoriland

    Rotorua is one of the most famous destinations in New Zealand. Spend three days seeing the incredible sights, becoming completely immersed in the fantastic and famous Maori culture.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 548
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Solitaire Lodge: Stay of Distinction

    Enjoy a stay at one of New Zealand’s luxury lodges situated by the edge of a beautiful lake in Rotorua with outstanding views of the surrounding countryside. You are totally free to explore this thermal region or simply enjoy a relaxing time at the lodge.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,552
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction
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