We spend the afternoon exploring our Maori Culture with visits to settlement sites and living villages.
Eco-Thermal Full Day
7 Days a Week
- Adult Ages 16 and older
- Child Ages 5-15
- Child Under Five
Experience an eco tour with Elite Adventures witnessing some of the best sites in Rotorua on our full day tour! Our full day tour accommodates for small groups of no more than 12 people.
The morning tour departs daily between 8:00-8:30 a.m. from your accommodation and drives you through forestry and farmland to New Zealand’s largest boiling mud pool. Your guide shows you a series of colourful hot springs and volcanic features at Wai-O-Tapu. Around 10.15 a.m. we head over to see the Lady Knox geyser eruption.
Next, we take you on a short drive to the Waimangu Volcanic Valley where your guide explains the Mt. Tarawera eruption which blew open this spectacular, bush covered, geothermal park!
Take a journey with a local guide in the footprints of the Maori tribe “Tuhourangi”. The afternoon is spent learning about the history of 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 – The Living Maori Village
- Lake Tarawera, Lake Tikitapu & Lady Rotokakahi (Green lake)
- Views of Mt. Tarawera Volcano
The tour departs at 1:00 pm and returns at approximately 5:00 pm.