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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
$104.76
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 Rotorau hotel.
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1 - 5 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Best tour in geo-thermal filled Rotorua!

I had the best time with Brian and Trent on our full morning tour learning about the amazing geothermal history and geology of Rotorua and area. Both were so enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. Learned a ton about the scientific background and the Maori culture and...More

Thank pasieks
brianwX6999OO, Front Office Manager at Elite Adventures Rotorua Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Julia, Thank you for taking time out of your day to review your time with Elite Adventures. It was great to meet you, we love meeting people who are thirsty for knowledge like ourselves. Next time you visit Rotorua I recommend you try one...More

Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile
Excelente guide! Congratulations Linda

Amazing time, especially because of Linda’s attention! She always concerned about out if we were understanding and If We had questions! Perfect morning!More

Thank Luciano L
brianwX6999OO, Front Office Manager at Elite Adventures Rotorua Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Luciano L Thank you for taking time out of your day to review your time with Elite Adventures. Linda is an integral part of our team, one of which we are proud at Elite Adventure. I will inform her of your review and I...More

Reviewed July 1, 2018
Enjoyable and personalized

Linda provided a knowledgeable and congenial introduction to the sites we visited. I can recommend this company without reservation.More

Thank L M
brianwX6999OO, Front Office 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. Linda is a vessel of knowledge, one of which we are proud to have a part of our team at Elite Adventure. I will inform her of your review...More

Reviewed June 1, 2018
Beautiful views and excellent tour guide

Linda was my tour guide today. She was the sweetest, most friendly and knowledgeable person talking about all the geothermal activity and the volcanic activity that happened that created the views that we saw today. The colors that we saw were just so beautiful. I...More

Thank SFCarolyn
brianwX6999OO, Front Office Manager at Elite Adventures Rotorua Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Hi Carolyn, Thank you for your review and I will pass on your feedback to our guide Lynda. We are glad that you enjoyed your tour and the fact that you were the only one that allows it to be that much more personal. This...More

Reviewed March 28, 2018
Interesting tour with plenty of good information

Fabulous to see all the colours created by the minerals and especially the boiling mud pools. The morning was plenty and it brought to life all those geography lessons from the past. All easy walking, nothing rushed and our guide/driver was very competent and happy...More

Thank Mark A
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