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1-Day - Return Same Day

1-Day Experience Tour

(includes prepaid activities, transport, and lunch meal)

FREE Door-to-Door Pickup - See available towns below.

Trip ID:  DNZR1D1-April

per person
Next Departure: To Be Confirmed


Get a taste for what Rotorua has to offer on this same-day experience journey

Trip Inclusions: Single Supplement Only Available, no Twin Share Pricing. Transport, All entries, Professional Tour Captain & Guide, Meal(s) as listed below (B = Breakfast, MT = Morning tea, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)

Skyline Rotorua Volcanic Hills Couple 1.
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What's Included?

  • Te Puia Geothermal Experience
  • Lakeland Queen Lunch Cruise
  • Skyline Rotorua Gondola Ride
  • Volcanic Hills Winery Entry & Tasting
  • Lunch (aboard Lakeland Queen Cruise) (L)
  • Professional Tour Captain
  • Various Pickup/Dropoff Points
  • 1 Cultural & Geothermal Experience
  • 1 Lunch & Cruise
  • 1 Wine Tasting Experience
  • A Bottle of VH Wine to Take Home*
  • All Sightseeing & Prepaid Attractions
Waihi, Waihi Beach, Bowentown, Athenree, Paeroa, Thames, Katikati, Omokoroa, Tauranga, Papamoa.
We'll call you to arrange your pickup time once you've booked. We'll also drop you back to your door at the end of the day.

Trip Itinerary

You will meet your Tour Captain at your preferred Pick-up Point in Waihi, Waihi Beach, Katikati, or Tauranga at the pickup time listed above. After our final pickup in Tauranga CBD, the Tour will depart direct for Te Puia in Rotorua arriving at approx. 10:30am.
Te Puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, on the edge of Rotorua. They are home to the world famous Pōhutu geyser, mud pools, hot springs and silica formations. You will also find the native Kiwi bird and the national schools of wood carving, weaving, stone and bone carving onsite. They have shared these taonga (treasures) with manuhiri (visitors) for over 170 years and proudly continue that tradition for us today.
What you'll see and do; 
  • a Guided or Self-Guided Tour of the Geothermal Park,
  • a Self-Guided Tour of their on-site Kiwi Sanctuary,
  • and a Guided or Self-Guided Tour of the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute with an opportunity to interact with the artists.
The full experience will take approx. 1.5 to 2hrs - if you finish exploring early, you can either wander the park on your own, or relax with a coffee at the onsite café.
At around 12:15pm you'll head back to the entry gate to meet your Tour Captain, boarding the bus ready for departure to your next activity - lunch aboard the Lakeland Queen, setting sail around 1pm.
You'll be whisked in comfort to the spectacular panorama of Lake Rotorua - boarding the Lakeland Queen, a truly unique heritage styled vessel able to explore the lakes scenery with its gentle paddle providing a quiet and relaxing cruise. The only vessel of its kind in New Zealand, it has become one of Rotorua’s most iconic and recognisable features.
Aboard your cruise, you will enjoy a wonderful lunch provided by Lakeland Queens onboard Chef, while you soak in the relaxing views of the lake.
The full experience including lunch will take approx. 1 to 1.5 hrs.
After exploring Lake Rotorua aboard the Lakeland Queen, the tour will head for Skyline Rotorua, conveniently located just minutes from Rotorua's City centre, high on the side of Mount Ngongotaha. From the base of Skyline you'll catch the Gondola to the top which will carry you to 487 metres above sea level to a stunning environment providing panoramic views of Rotorua City, Lake Rotorua and the surrounding area. 
Your Tour Captain will escort you toward Volcanic Hills Winery, situated in the top portion of Skyline. From here, Iconic Winemakers and VH Winery Owners, Brent & Larissa, will take over - taking you on a palette pleasing Wine Tasting Experience featuring some of their best locally grown and produced New Zealand Wines.
At the end of the tasting session, you'll have the opportunity to pick a bottle of your favourite wine from the tasting to take home with you, free of charge.
From here you'll have a little bit of time to explore the mountain top at Skyline and take in the view, whether thats out near the infamous Luge Experience, from the comfort of the Volcanic Hills Wine Tasting Room (with your own glass of wine), or the Skyline Cafe. You'll also have a chance to explore the various retail options onsite including the Jelly Belly Store, famous for its incredible selection of Jelly Beans and other treats.
The full experience including wine tasting will take approx. 1 to 1.5 hrs.
Time to explore after the tasting will be around 30-40mins, before the tour departs back down the gondola for the trip home.