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Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Full-Day Tour

Highlights
  • Day trip to Rotorua's geysers, mud pools, volcanoes and lakes
  • Boiling mud pools and hot springs at Wai-O-Tapu
  • Eruption of Lady Knox Geyser
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Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Full-Day Tour
From US$205.59
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Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Full-Day Tour
From US$205.59
Overview
Tour Wai-O-Tapu with a naturalist guide and discover the bubbling mud pools and hot springs of Rotorua’s most popular geothermal park. This full-day tour with a small group delivers you to the shores of several volcanic lakes and includes a bush walk to a waterfall and the Lake Tarawera lookout. Learn about Maori history, volcanology and New Zealand’s native flora and fauna along the way. Numbers are limited to a maximum 12 people to ensure an intimate experience.
What to Expect
Your day trip starts with hotel pickup by minivan in Rotorua, then travels south through farmland and forests on a 20-minute drive to Wai-O-Tapu, the North Island’s geothermal wonderland. 
Step out to experience New Zealand’s most extensive volcanic marvel as you follow a clearly defined footpath that skirts a series of colorful hot springs, such as the Champagne Pool and the Mud Pool — a remnant of a mud volcano. Watch the daily eruption of the Lady Knox geyser while your guide informs your small group about the Mt Tarawera eruption, responsible for creating the spectacular thermal park.
Then depart for a short drive to the Waimangu volcanic valley. Your vehicle stops at Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Lake Rotokakahi (Green Lake), two picturesque spots in the Bay of Plenty region. Visit the Buried Village of Te Wairoa, the site of a missionary-established Maori village that was destroyed in the 1886 eruption of Mt Tarawera. 
Finish with a bush walk to a waterfall and the Lake Tarawera lookout for photo ops before your full-day tour ends with transport back to your Rotorua hotel.
Reviews (41)
1 - 5 of 9 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Interesting and fun day

Our family of three did the full day tour and Linda was our guide. We were fortunate to be the only ones on the bus that day so got a very personalized tour. The pacing of the day was relaxed but we saw everything we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank John I
Reviewed 15 November 2018
Fantastic Tour

We were in Rotorua for part of our honeymoon tour around New Zealand. We did the full-day eco-thermal tour and had Linda as our guide. I can't recommend this more highly. Linda was an amazing guide. We saw so many of the wonderful thermal sights...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jamie O
brianwX6999OO, Manager at Elite Adventures Rotorua Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Hi JamieO Thank you for taking time out of your day to review your time with Elite Adventures. Elite Adventures is fortunate to have Linda apart of our team, and I will ensure she sees your kind comments. Having the flexibility of being in a...More

Reviewed 10 November 2018
Outstanding Tour - Highly Recommend This!

My husband and I were in Rotorua for 3 nights, and joined this full-day tour at the end of Oct. Linda was our guide, and she was absolutely outstanding. She was very knowledgeable about the area and the Maori culture. We had a full day...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bichon_ELJ
brianwX6999OO, Manager at Elite Adventures Rotorua Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Hi Bichon_ELJ Thank you for taking time out of your day to review your time with Elite Adventures. Elite Adventures is fortunate to have Linda apart of our team, and I will ensure she sees your kind comments. Having the flexibility of being in a...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Very informative

We had Linda as our guide for the full-day eco-thermal tour and she was lovely and very informative. We firstly went to Wai-o-tapu (stopping to see a large boiling mud pool on the way). We got to see the Lady Knox Geyser erupt at 10.15am...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank emdizzle176
brianwX6999OO, Front Office Manager at Elite Adventures Rotorua Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hi Emdizzle176, Thank you for taking time out of your day to review your time with Elite Adventures. Elite Adventures is fortunate to have Linda apart of our team, and I will ensure she sees your kind comments. Having the flexibility of being in a...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Action Packed Day

Linda was a lovely guide and full of information. We had a choice of a half day or full day tour and chose the full day to get a good taste of Rotorua. The first half of the day took us to various geothermal parks...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank kallia63
brianwX6999OO, Front Office Manager at Elite Adventures Rotorua Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Hi Kallia63 Thank you for taking time out of your day to review your time with Elite Adventures. Linda is a great guide, one of which we are proud to have a part of our team at Elite Adventure. I will inform her of your...More

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