See it all, the ultimate volcanic and geothermal Rotorua Tour. Learn about our huge colourful hot springs, erupting geysers and active boiling mud pools, spectacular volcanoes and lush native forest. All on a fully guided 1/2 day tour in Rotorua. These are small group tours no more than 15 people. Medium level of fitness required.

1. Thermal Park Morning Tour

Champagne Pool Wai-O-Tapu - Geothermal Rotorua TourVisit Rotorua’s most natural and popular geothermal parks.

  • Wai O Tapu
  • Lady Knox Geyser
  • Waimangu Volcanic Valley
  • Boiling Mud Pools
  • Rainbow Mountain and it’s craters

Lady Knox Geyser Rotorua - Geothermal Rotorua TourThe tour departs daily 8:00-8:30am and returns 12:30-1:00pm. Pick up from accommodation then drive through forestry and farmland to NZ’s largest boiling mud pool. Your guide will then show you a series of colourful hot springs and volcanic features at Wai-o-tapu. Then see the Lady Knox geyser eruption at 10.15am.

Next a short drive to the Waimangu Volcanic valley where your guide will explain the Mt Tarawera eruption which blew open this spectacular, bush covered, geothermal park, winner of NZ Eco Tourism Award 2001.

RATES (includes admission fees)

Adult: $155.00 per person
Child (age 5-15): $105.00 per person
Under Five: Free of Charge

You can combine the morning tour with the afternoon tours for a full day or do either separately.

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2. The Tribal Footprints Tour

White Terraces by Bruno Hamil 1860Take a journey with a local guide in the footprints of the Maori tribe “Tuhourangi” The afternoon is spent learning about the history of the eighth wonder of the world, the pink and white terraces and the great 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera that destroyed both the tribal village and the terraces. To bring the story alive visits are made to:

  • The Buried Village
  • Whakarewarewa Living thermal village
  • Lake Tarawera, Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Lake Rotokakahi (Green Lake)
  • Views of the Mt Tarawera Volcano

Buried Village - history of RotoruaThe tour includes a beautiful native bush walk to a waterfall and Lake Tarawera lookouts. Tour departs 1:00pm and returns at approximately 5:00pm.

RATES (includes admission fees)

Adult: $135.00 per person
Child (age 5-15): $85.00 per person
Under Five: Free of Charge

You can combine the morning tour with the afternoon tours for a full day or do either separately.

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3. Eco Thermal Full Day

Geothermal Rotorua tours - Eco Thermal ParkCombine the morning tour with the afternoon tours for a full day.

RATES (includes admission fees)

Adult: $290.00 per person
Child (age 5-15): $190.00 per person
Under Five: Free of Charge

Group Tours

Rotorua Attractions TourElite Adventures design special group tours for international travellers, conference and corporate groups. These range from 1/2 day to multi-day tours of Rotorua and the Central North Island. All tours designed to meet the customers requirements. Prices available with inquiry.

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