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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

  • Essence of New Zealand

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Travel from Auckland to Christchurch, visiting Rotorua, Queenstown and Milford Sound in between. Visit the rainforest and black sand beaches in Auckland, experience the Maori culture in Rotorua, cruise the magnificent Milford Sound with its rugged mountain peaks and cascading waterfalls, pass through the beautiful landscape of Otago before arriving in Christchurch.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,429
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Small Group Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • New Zealand Reflections from Auckland

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: If you want to explore the “best of New Zealand” on an independent basis but have limited time, try this classic 7 day tour that takes you to New Zealand’s vibrant cities and natural wonders including Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown and Milford Sound.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,000
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Highlights of Downunder

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: 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. Experience Maori and Aboriginal cultures in with traditional feasts and dance.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,182
    Trip Type:
    Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Waltzing Matilda: Holiday of a Lifetime

    FIRST-CLASS | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: Embark on an unforgettable journey across Australia and New Zealand with the Waltzing Matilda Holiday of a Lifetime. As one of Goway’s premier tours, Waltzing Matilda showcases the icons of two remarkable nations, taking you from the harbour of Auckland to the Outback and Uluru/Ayers Rock to the Great Barrier Reef and includes the cosmopolitan cities of Melbourne and Sydney.
    Duration:
    20 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 10,639
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Escorted Coach Touring, Holidays of a Lifetime, Multi Country Vacation Ideas
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  • Classic Downunder: Auckland to Melbourne

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Get to know the true Downunder by experiencing the best of both Australia and New Zealand. Journey through New Zealand and Australia’s most spectacular sights including Rotorua, Milford Sound, Ayers Rock and the Great Barrier Reef, with exciting, cosmopolitan cities to create the perfect Downunder experience.
    Duration:
    19 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,677
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Aussie Kiwi Family Explorer

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: An interactive family adventure exploring New Zealand and Australia . Explore glow worm caves, a visit to Hobbiton, learn about Maori culture in Rotorua, experience the thrill of jet boating and ziplining in Queenstown before rounding out the journey in Sydney.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Family Vacations, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic New Zealand: Small Group

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: 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 a trip through the scenic South Island. See stunning Milford Sound, and enjoy the day in exhilarating Queenstown before heading into glacier country.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,922
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Small Group Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Signature New Zealand

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Experience New Zealand in style with private-guided touring and deluxe accom­modations. See Auckland from above as you soar in a seaplane to a stunning beach house for a fine 3 course meal in a natural setting. Pamper yourself in Rotorua at the Polynesian Spa along with experiencing the Maori culture before enjoying a gourmet taste of Wellington. Fly to Milford Sound onboard a scenic flight and witness the cascading waterfalls as you cruise the stunning Fjords.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,271
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • New Zealand Revealed

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Visit the three of the most popular spots in New Zealand, particularly for first time visitors. Start in Auckland, the harbourside "City of Sails, immerse yourself in the Maori culture of Rotorua, and experience the beautiful alpine town of Queenstown, with a day trip to the incredible Fiordlands.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,882
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
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  • Wine Lovers New Zealand

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: New Zealand is now on the map as one of the world’s best up and coming wine producing and grape growing countries, and the best part is that there is so much else to see and do: Maori culture, stunning mountains, lake and valley experiences, fresh air and fresh sustainable food choices, friendly kiwis and an overall sense that this is the way the world should be!
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,906
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Complete New Zealand

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Travel from Auckland to Queenstown experiencing the scenery of New Zealand's North and South islands. Explore Waitomo Caves, visit Rotorua and Napier, experience the Abel Tasman National Park by boat, see the famous Pancake Rocks then investigate the glaciers at Franz Josef.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,924
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic New Zealand

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: 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 with stops in Queenstown, the West Coast and Christchurch. Experience one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world as the TransAlpine takes you from Greymouth to Christchurch.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,777
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Kia Ora Family Getaway

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: This family escape to New Zealand includes all the dramatic highlights, with plenty to keep the kids amused as well. Start in Auckland, one of the world’s most live-able cities. Then visit Rotorua before ending your trip in Queenstown.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,209
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Family Vacations, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic South Pacific: Nadi to Cairns

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: 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 enroute in Auckland, Rotorua, Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,153
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Best of New Zealand: Holiday of a Lifetime

    FIRST-CLASS | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: 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$ 4,579
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Escorted Coach Touring, Holidays of a Lifetime, Single Friendly
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  • Look South: Auckland to Wellington

    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$ 1,301
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Northern Explorer: Value Plus Escorted Vacation

    MODERATE | ESCORETED COACH TOUR: Experience the best of New Zealand’s North Island including the Bay of Islands and Rotorua.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,395
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly
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