Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Full-Day Tour

4.5 15 Reviews

  • Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3647FD

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.


Highlights

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  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All entrance fees included

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.


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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from all central city Rotorua hotels
Departure Time:
8am

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 4pm

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Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Full-Day Tour

Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Full-Day Tour
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Inclusions:
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local naturalist guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Small group tour, maximum 12 people
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 5 years
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: J R, April 2014

I found the day absolutely wonderful. I was met on time by Huru who was my guide for the day. I understood it was close to the end of the season, but I was very impressed that the tour was run as I was the only client. He was very knowledgible about the geology of the area which interested me greatly as I am a petroleum geologist. He also told me a lot about the local Maouri culture which I followed up further at the town Museum the following day. He was great company and it was a fascinating day. It made my trip down from KeriKeri well worth the long journey on two buses and I fully recommend the tour. It was excellent.

Reviewed by: Jenny H, January 2014

If you are interested in the thermal areas around Rotorua, this tour is very informative and fascinating. Our guide Karl, was very knowledgeable about the geology of the area and of the Maori culture. Suggest that the visit to Lady Knox Geyser be removed as it is contrived and not in the Eco tour theme.

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