Eco-Thermal Full Day

7 Days a Week

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.

Morning Tour

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!

Afternoon Tour

Learn about Maori customs, traditions, history and protocols new and old, with a guided tour to Te Puia, Rotorua’s premier cultural centre.

Spend the afternoon experiencing Rotorua’s Maori culture and geothermal activity and see how they are intricately entwined. First, a guided tour through Te Puia, Rotorua’s premier cultural attraction. This includes a visit to the wood carving school, art and craft gallery, Rotowhio Marae, weaving display, kiwi house and the Pohutu geyser.

Next we visit the Lakefront area to see the Maori War Canoe and learn more about Maori history and customs. We briefly visit Kuirau Park to view a recent geothermal eruption site. Finish your day visiting the pristine and tranquil lakes of our amazing volcanic region, including views of Mount Tarawera with explanation of volcanic and Maori history.

Elite Adventures won the New Zealand Eco Tourism Award in 2001 for this one-of-a-kind tour. Join us on this full day adventure to experience this prized tour for yourself!

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!"

– Luciano L.
Enjoyable and personalized

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

– L.M.
Absolutely wonderful

"We went on this tour as part of our APT experience. Brian and the driver made this a wonderful trip. We learnt so much and had a lot of fun. Well done boys. Thanks for a wonderful trip."

– Denise M.
Excellent Eco Thermal Park tours

"Took the full day tour. The morning tour on Eco Thermal parks was really outstanding and not to be missed. The afternoon tour on the Buried Village and Living Maori Village was good though not as spectacular as the signts in the morning tour. The blue and green lakes were sort of disappointing - it was just a quick photo stop. Guide was excellent and tour was well organized."

– ECWorld