Diversity Abroad is excited to offer the following 2-day excursion. Payment for excursions is due with payment for the Institute.


Price: $700 USD

Includes: single room accommodation on January 20, breakfasts and lunches on both days, dinner on January 20, admission to all events/venues, and transportation to all sites

DAY 1 (January 20, 2018)

Travel to Rotorua and enjoy lunch, followed by a guided visit to Te Puia’s geothermal valley. Exploding out of the ground up to 30 metres high is the famous Pohutu Geyser. Visit the New Zealand Māori Arts & Crafts Institute at Te Puia which was established to preserve the heritage of Māori culture and the skills of Māori arts and crafts.

Then visit New Zealand’s best-loved visitor attraction for over 40 years, the Agrodome and participate in a Sheep Show – 19 breeds of sheep, each represented by a champion ram.

End your day in Mitai Village where you will enjoy a traditional Māori hangi (dinner), followed by a cultural performance and guided evening walk.


DAY 2 (January 21, 2018)

In the morning, we depart for the Skyline Gondola on the side of Mount Ngongotaha. The gondola will carry you 487 metres above sea level for a panoramic view of Rotorua City, Lake Rotorua and the surrounding area. You have the option of taking a Luge Ride! A buffet lunch will be provided at the Skyline Gondola Restaurant.

Depart Rotorua and travel to Hobbiton to experience where the journey in Middle Earth began before returning to Auckland.