The tour departs daily between 8:00-8:30 am. from your accommodation and drives you through forestry and farmland to New Zealand’s largest boiling mud pool. Your guide shows you a series of colorful hot springs and volcanic features at Wai-O-Tapu. Then see the Lady Knox geyser eruption at 10:15 am.
Next a short drive to the Waimangu Volcanic Valley where your guide explains the Mt. Tarawera eruption which blew open this spectacular, bush-covered, geothermal park.
Spend the afternoon experiencing Rotorua’s Maori culture and geothermal activity and see how they are intricately entwined. First, a guided tour through Te Puia, Rotorua’s premier cultural attraction. This includes a visit to the wood carving school, art and craft gallery, Rotowhio Marae, weaving display, kiwi house and finally the Pohutu geyser.
Next, we visit the Lakefront area to see the Maori War Canoe and learn more about Maori history and customs.
What You'll Get
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, 201 Waiotapu Loop Road Rd 3, Rotorua 3073 New Zealand
Explore the beautiful Wai O Tapu thermal region
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Waimangu Volcanic Valley, 587 Waimangu Road Off State Highway 5, Rotorua 3043 New Zealand
Travel through the young and Jurassic Waimangu Valley
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Te Puia, Hemo Road, Rotorua New Zealand
learn about the Maori culture from our local guides
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Medium level of fitness required
- 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- All Fees and Taxes
- Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
- Entry/Admission - Waimangu Volcanic Valley
- Entry/Admission - Te Puia
- Bottled water
Traveler pickup is offered
we pick up from all Rotorua accommodations within the city limits
8 to 9 hours
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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