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Thermal Land Shuttle

Rotorua, New Zealand
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About Thermal Land Shuttle
Thermal Land Shuttle is an easy and cost effective transfer option in Rotorua, taking the hassle out of getting to and from your next geothermal adventure. There are certain magic spots you must see when in Rotorua – we know them all and we’d love to show you!
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Half Day Tour
Visitors get to explore spectacular nature at New Zealand’s most colourful volcanic area, which has been thousands of years in the making.
Visitors will be picked up from Rotorua and transported to Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland. En-route the driver guide will share insights in the region and wonderland.
On the morning tour, guests will get to experience the daily eruption of the Lady Knox Geyser. The driver guide will accompany visitors through VIP ticketing and then visitors will be able to walk at their own pace past the unique volcanic features which include the Champagne Pool, hot springs, bubbling mud, steaming ground and huge volcanic craters.
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5 hours
from $53.38
Wai-O-Tapu & Waimangu Full Day Tour
Visitors get to explore spectacular nature at New Zealand’s most colourful volcanic area, which has been thousands of years in the making.
Visitors will be picked up from Rotorua and transported to Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland. En-route the driver guide will share insights in the region and wonderland. Guests will get to experience the daily eruption of the Lady Knox Geyser. The driver guide will accompany visitors through VIP ticketing and then visitors will be able to walk at their own pace past the unique volcanic features which include the Champagne Pool, hot springs, bubbling mud, steaming ground and huge volcanic craters. Then off to Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Enjoy views of mysterious and beautiful Inferno Crater which rises and falls as it heats and cools. See the delicate sinter terraces growing from minerals solidifying out of the hot spring water. Waimangu Volcanic Valley is home to Frying Pan Lake, one of the largest hot water springs in the World.
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8 hours
from $90.54
Waimangu Volcanic Valley Half Day Tour
Experience spectacular volcanic craters, enormous hot water springs, beautiful geothermal features, rare and unusual plant life, brilliantly coloured micro biology and a wide array of birds. We immerse visitors in the stories of the Mt Tarawera volcanic eruption, its people, and the resulting dramatic landscape changes that created the world’s youngest geothermal valley.
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5 hours
from $57.43
Waimangu Volcanic Valley with Boat Cruise Tour
This half-day geothermal experience immerses you in the history and stories of the Waimangu Volcanic Valley.
Explore Waimangu Volcanic Valley, the world’s youngest geothermal system, at your own pace with a range of options for all abilities and ambitions.
Walks vary in length from the 1.5km features to 4.5km and cover a range of geothermal activity, nature and wildlife.
At the end of your walk you can board a boat for a relaxing 45 minute cruise around the tranquil waters of Lake Rotomahana.
Listen to the full history of the lake, the Pink and White Terraces and the Mount Tarawera Eruption from the on-board commentary and see geothermal sites not accessible by foot. Be sure to keep an eye out for the abundant native birdlife on the Lake.
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5 hours
from $87.84
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice caring peoople, cool side stops at the road, great colours and photos in Waiotapu :) all in all a great tour 👍

Date of experience: December 2019
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Thomas_Rodda, Owner at Thermal Land Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your time to write this review on Thermal land shuttle in Rotorua. We are stoked you had a great tour and took some wonderful photos of Waiotapu. Cheers

Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the ride to Waitomo caves. Very convinient to go between destinations. Thomas has been an amazimg guide throughout the journey. Defiantly recommended.More

Date of experience: December 2019
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Thomas_Rodda, Owner at Thermal Land Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Kai ora, Was lovely to meet you. We are glad you enjoyed your tour to and from Waitomo. We do try giving that added value on all our tours to give the best experience possible. Thanks again for your review, we hope you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service , great experience and great guide thank you especially the guide Akira ! very passionate , friendly and helpful guide strongly recommended We went to Wai o tapu and the hot spring nearby , for the hot spring we wont know where it...More

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Akira was our shuttle driver for both of our tours (glow worm & wai tapu/waimungu. He made our experience for both days very enjoyable and gave plenty of good tips for best views, etc. He's also a very realistic, nice, and honest guy. We were...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The springs are fabulous and this was a well organised and flexible tour. However there were 22 of us on a 22 seater minibus and the seats were tiny - looked like they were made for schoolchildren. Very cramped and uncomfortableMore

Date of experience: November 2019
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Thomas_Rodda, Owner at Thermal Land Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Kia ora Andrew, Thank you for your time to write this review. We pride ourselves on having a well organised tour. Like we said to your travel partner Dennis in the previous review, The bus is a 2017 Mercedes Benz that we believe is ideal...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was perfectly organized - from the pick up at the hotel to the drop off - in order for you to see both sites in one day if you only stay for a short time in Rotoura. Nice guide with a lot of explanation...More

Date of experience: December 2019
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Thomas_Rodda, Owner at Thermal Land Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, Thank you for your time to write this review on Thermal - land Shuttle. We are stoked you loved it and had a nice time! We see it if you're only here once why be rushed around, relax and enjoy. We do pride...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"Thermal Wonderland" absolutely describes what you see. The driver was very knowledgeable and gave plenty of information about the area. The "let down" was the quality of transport to get there. The bus appeared relatively new and was full but was not designed to cater...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Thomas_Rodda, Owner at Thermal Land Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Dennis, Thank you for your time to write this review, it is appreciated. We take pride in our guides being some of the best. In regards to the transport, all our fleet are European being modern Mercedes - Benz so should cater for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time ! The driver was very friendly and very helpful. He even showed us another walk of a lake near Rainbow mountain.More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Thomas_Rodda, Owner at Thermal Land Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, Thank you for your time to write this review on Thermal - land Shuttle. We are glad you had a great time Rotorua! We are all about "added value" we do pride ourselves on our driver/guides being the best and delivering a awesome...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking primarily for transport to Wai-O-Tapu and Waimangu Valley without a full guided we-all-stick-together-type tour. Thermal Land Shuttle was perfect! I was picked up promptly at my hotel, joined other travelers and we were transported to Wai-O-Tapu with interesting commentary on the way....More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Thomas_Rodda, Owner at Thermal Land Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, Thank you for your time to write this amazing review! We certainly know how to deliver the VIP treatment to all our customers and you can't beat that local knowledge to give the best possible experience while visiting these awesome attractions. We are...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to visit some caves and see the Glow-worms. Thermal Shuttle was recommended by a large outfit in Auckland. They were right! Thomas was on time and a delight! He shared many facts about the thermal activities in the area. Enjoyed everything about our...More

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Thomas_Rodda, Owner at Thermal Land Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, Thank you for your time to write this review on Thermal- land Shuttle. We are stoked you enjoyed your relaxing day with Thomas experiencing the Glow-worms in Waitomo. We do pride ourselves on giving the best experience possible and showing off what we...More

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HellCa
October 1, 2015|
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Response from Thomas_Rodda | Property representative |
Hi Cat, We operate a Waitomo Tour Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. We also do a combo with Hobbiton with our Waiotapu or Waimangu tours which operates everyday. If you would like to visit our website it might give you a... More
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Cherie2468
July 31, 2015|
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Hi Cherie, Probably the most economical way of getting to Rotorua from Auckland would be catching a bus either intercity or mana bus. We have tours that depart Rotorua in the morning and in the afternoon so depends on what... More
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