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Headfirst Travel Rotorua offers several day tours out of Rotorua. - Geyser Link Shuttle - Explore Rotorua's thermal wonders. Start your day with a visit to Lady Knox Geyser and see the amazing eruption of a real geyser. Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really more like rapids than falls. The colour of the water and the surrounding valley make the trip ok. If you have limited time you might give this a miss.

Thank SharkySA
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

My wife and I were visiting and opted to visit Hobbiton and Waitomo. We made the mistake of not booking way in advance for the holiday season and underestimated the demand. Thankfully we found this option through TripAdvisor. When I called a few days out...More

1  Thank Vimal D
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

Did the morning tour to Lady Knox geyser and Wai o tapu. The colours in the thermal lakes were amazing & the sky was blue with green trees & hills behind. There were coachloads of tourists at Lady Knox but this was part of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank lindakT6651GZ
Reviewed 4 December 2018

The caves were cool and Hobbiton was great, but I wish we had just gone to those two spots on our own. The drive from Rotorua is totally doable- not long at all- and the roads are fine. Our guide made us late to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank TNCCousin
Reviewed 26 November 2018

We had a great trip to the Waitomo Caves with Headfirst Travel. Our guide was friendly and pointed out many sights to and from the caves. She took care of our tickets and made sure we had a good day. We asked to to be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Vacationer261748
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

A day tour for Waiotapu and Hobbition. Driver Alan is helpful. Bus schedule is efficient. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Flyer36013537160
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

We booked Absolutely Rotorua and loved it. Our guide Christine for the snapshot tour went out of her way to show us a few extra sites which made the tour feel like it was tailor made for us. Excellent service and informative guides get a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 539nc
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We had a great day out with headfirst. Our Driver Christine was the best! She was very knowledgeable about the area, and was hilarious! She was so sweet and went out of her way to ensure we had a great time. First stop was to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank vickyprocyk
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Only had one day in Rotorua - most amazing/exciting/execptional tour with headfirst! Wendy the busdriver/tourguide was so lovely - she stopped at multiple places for me to look at and enjoy the scenery. Most friendly and hospitable! The tour of Wai-o-Tapu is astonishing - extremely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Claartje B
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We booked multiple tours through Headfirst travel and were happy with their level of customer service and the tour options they provided. We did plenty of research before booking anything in Rotorua and are so glad we settled on Headfirst as we couldn't fault themMore

Date of experience: July 2018
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HeadfirstTravel, Reservations Consultant at Headfirst Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Kia Ora, Thank you for your review and comments, we are pleased to read you have enjoyed your time with us. Our main goal is to Bring Alive Local Legends and provide a great travel experience that you'll never forget. We wish you well and...More

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ThatLostCanuck
21 April 2018|
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Response from HeadfirstTravel | Property representative |
Hi there! Thank you for your enquiry. We do have a Hobbiton only option that currently departs Rotorua around 2.15pm and returns around 6.45pm. From 1st May this schedule will change to departing 1.15pm returning around... More
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Mango211
8 December 2017|
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Hi there! The main difference is that tour #929 includes a Movie Set Tour at Hobbiton, which #918 does not. However, as both tours use the same bus, those passengers who choose not to do a Hobbiton Tour will have 2 hours to... More
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