Tour Rotorua's most popular geothermal parks and colorful lakes on a day trip led by a local naturalist guide. You'll see the Lady Knox Geyser erupt, visit the Lake Tarawera lookout and see boiling mud pools and hot springs at Wai-O-Tapu. Along the way, you'll learn all about volcanology, New Zealand's stunning flora and fauna, and Maori history from your naturalist guide.
What You'll Get
Your day trip takes you through forestry and farmland to New Zealand's largest boiling mud pool and a series of colorful hot springs at Wai-O-Tapu. After seeing the Lady Knox geyser erupt, you'll take a short drive to the Waimangu volcanic valley, where your guide will tell you about the Mt Tarawera eruption which blew open this spectacular, bush-covered, geothermal park.
Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Lake Rotokakahi (Green Lake) are amazingly clear and colorful lakes, and their gorgeous scenery make them a favorite stop for visitors. You'll also visit the Buried Village, the site of a Maori village that was destroyed during the Tarawera volcanic eruption. You'll then take a walk through beautiful native bush to a waterfall and the Lake Tarawera lookout.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Minimum age is 5 years
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- Live commentary on board
- Local naturalist guide
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Small group tour, maximum 12 people
- Entry/Admission - Buried Village of Te Wairoa
- Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
- Entry/Admission - Waimangu Volcanic Valley
- Food and drinks
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickups are made between 8 am and 8.30 am from the Rotorua CBD. The following is a time breakdown. Unfortunately, we do not pick up from any ports as the closest is 60min from Rotorua.
8.05 am (Black Swan, Peppers on the Point, Koura Lodge, Bella Vista, Lake Rotorua hotel)
8.10 am (Novotel, Ibis, Regent, Aura accommodation, Pullman)
8.15 am (Princes Gate, Museum, Quest, YHA)
8.20 am (Sudima, Millennium, Central backpackers, Downtown backpackers)
8.25 am (All Fenton St accommodations)
8.30 am (Holiday Inn)
if your accommodation is not on the list but is in the CBD please contact us directly.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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The Fine Print
7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.