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Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Morning Tour

Highlights
  • Half-day tour of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Waimangu Volcanic Rift Valley, from Rotorua
  • Drive a short distance from Rotorua to view New Zealand’s largest geothermal parks with an experienced guide
  • Walk through the colorful volcanic terrain of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
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Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Morning Tour
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Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Morning Tour
From USD 107.79
Overview
See the awe-inspiring Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland on a half-day tour, led by a knowledgeable guide. Follow a well-marked path alongside bubbling hot springs and volcanic craters at Rotorua’s most comprehensive geothermal site. Hear a morning presentation about the Lady Knox Geyser and observe the daily eruption before a short drive through the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Numbers are limited to 12 people, providing a more personalized experience with a small group.
What to Expect
Following hotel pickup in the morning, depart Rotorua by minivan for the 25-minute scenic drive to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, considered New Zealand’s most extensive geothermal site. Disembark here for a guided walk along wide and well-groomed trails that border volcanic craters, natural springs and bubbling mud pools in a vibrant range of yellow, orange and turquoise technicolor.

Listen to your guide describe the area’s geothermal activity since the 1866 eruption of the Tarawera Volcano, and see how the surrounding native bush has regenerated. Learn about the Lady Knox Geyser before you witness its fountain of water exploding into the air. 

Your leisurely stroll allows for plenty of time to ask questions and take photos as you marvel at the surreal beauty of Wai-O-Tapu. After, hop back into your vehicle for the short drive through the Waimangu Volcanic Valley and discover how New Zealand’s indigenous Maori made use of these geothermal hot spots.

Your 4-hour tour ends with the return to your Rotorua hotel.
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Reviews (103)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful tour and excellent guides

Today we took the Eco Thermal Small Group Morning Tour and afternoon Tribal Footprints Tour and couldn't be happier. Our morning guides Trent and Brad explained in detail where we were visiting and historical facts. Their commentary and wit was most enjoyable. The Tribal Footprints...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank obcrower
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fascinating

Fascination tour of the thermal pools. Nice small group. Very knowledgeable guide. Now adding more words for 100 characters.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bill L
Reviewed 27 October 2018
Great morning trip and awesome tour guide :o)

I had a great morning with Kay, a couple of lovely Canadians and Philippino's. The tour takes in the geothermal valley and wonderland and there was enough time at each place to take in the wonders and get photos. Kay was awesome, knowledgable and delivered...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pickled2
brianwX6999OO, Manager at Elite Adventures Rotorua Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Pickled2 Thank you for taking time out of your day to review your time with Elite Adventures. Elite Adventures is fortunate to have Kay apart of our team, and I will ensure she sees your kind comments. Having the flexibility of being in a...More

Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile
Great morning with Kay

We were impressed with the wide array of knowledge that Kay brought to our tour wether it was about the thermal areas or the plant life surrounding the area. She was also knowledgeable about the history of the area and was able to answer our...More

Thank ChrisErb66
brianwX6999OO, Manager at Elite Adventures Rotorua Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi ChrisErb66 Thank you for taking time out of your day to review your time with Elite Adventures. Elite Adventures is fortunate to have Kay apart of our team, and I will ensure she sees your kind comments. We are happy to hear that you...More

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile
Great tour, great guide

The visited places were incredible, and our guide Kay told us a lot interesting info about nature, geology and some other matters (besides, she is charming).More

Thank Antonio Luis M
brianwX6999OO, Manager at Elite Adventures Rotorua Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time out of your day to review your time with Elite Adventures. Elite Adventures is fortunate to have Kay apart of our team, and I will ensure she sees your kind comments. Having the flexibility of being in a small group...More

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