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Lake Rotorua Paddle Boat Cruise with Breakfast or Lunch
"Let your imagination float to the days of steamboats and luxury travel with a breakfast or lunch cruise on board the only paddlewheel boat in Rotorua! This authentic replica of the American boats made famous in Mark Twain’s yarns blends authentic 19th-century details with modern conveniences to create an unforgettable Kiwi pleasure cruise - you’ll find a large dining room two bars and plenty of spots to soak in the sights! You’ll dine on a gourmet meal made from the finest New Zealand-grown produce enjoying the world-famous Kiwi hospitality and the elegant comfort of this unique replica from a bygone era. As your captain steers you in sight of the majestic Kawaha Point Sulfur Bay and mystic Mokoia Island he’ll provide an entertaining narrative about the lake and picturesque Rotorua Town. Take in the lake’s magnificent scenery and keep an eye out for wildlife! Bring your cameras
From NZD44.00
 
"Tauranga Shore Excursion: Maori Culture
"Tauranga Shore Excursion: Maori Culture Kiwis and Geo-Thermal Valleys in Tauranga""I specialize in a 7-hour tour to Rotorua the Maori Culture capital of New Zealand and the centre of the Geo-Thermal region of NZ.You will be met at the Port gates by your driver/guide in a minivan and take a drive along the waterfront of Pilot Bay Mo then along the picturesque Marine Parade Mount Maunganui's surf beach with its many luxurious homes.Afterwards
From NZD190.00
 
Wellington's Lord of the Rings Locations Tour including Lunch
"Begin your The Lord of the Rings location tour exploring the city locations of Mount Victoria and the 'Greenbelt' then take a 40-minute walk through the Outer Shire. This location includes the famous 'Get off the road' scene from The Lord of the Rings movie the 'shortcut to mushrooms' as well as the Black Rider scenes and many more. Your tour leaders are knowledgeable fans of The Lord of the Rings who know their subject inside out.Next spend some time at the Weta Studios for an inside look at the Wellington film industry and the studios where The Lord of the Rings movies were produced. Your visit to Weta includes the new 'Window into Workshop' exhibition which takes you on a guided tour of the inner workings of the Weta Studios and film production company operated by The Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson.Watch a short film showcasing the digital side of Weta and have an opportunity to p it's time for a Lord of the Rings-themed Orc-sized lunch at Scorch-O-Rama cafe.Having seen how The Lord of the Rings movies were produced
From NZD190.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Waikato

West Coast Bridal Veil Falls

If you venture out towards the West Coast beaches on Hwy 23, you can divert down Te Mata Rd to find this lovely waterfall. Te Mata Rd is just past Te Uku heading towards Raglan, on the left side of...
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Oct 17, 2006

The Waikato Santorium Site

In 1903 New Zealand opened it's first site for Tuberculosus sufferers. It was built just out of Cambridge (a small town approximately 20 minutes drive from Hamilton city) at the bottom of the...
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Oct 24, 2005
 
 
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Castle Pamela

At the top of the hill that is Tiraus main street, a brown tourist info sign points the way to the Castle. A castle in Tirau? So you follow the sign, which leads down a side road, where another sign...
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Tauwhare Military Museum

This is "By appointment only", as it is a privately run museum and relies on the family knowing you are coming. An amazing private collection of military vehicles and memorabilia. Quite a lot...
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Hobbiton Movie Set Tours

Last month, I had the best weekend in my life (so far) here in New Zealand. Me and my boyfriend went to Mata-mata to see The Hobbiton Movie set. The two-hour drive from Auckland was very scenic and...
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The New Zealand Timber Museum

The timber museum will not appeal to all, however it is a glimpse of the post early settlers' life whilst developing the land of New Zealand. After clearing the land of bush, large areas were...
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Hobbiton Movie Set

Waikato is the home to Matamata, the city where Peter Jackson created the Hobbiton Shire for his movie Lord of the Rings. It is located on a sheep farm just outside of the town, and tours are...
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The Big Sheep Wool Gallery.

When it comes to big sheep, I'm reminded of the one on the outskirts of Goulburn in N.S.W. but this is certainly a worthy challenger. Situated right beside the tourist centre it offers all sorts of...
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