This tour operates as a small group tour: which allows a more flexible, enjoyable day rather than large coach tours! With pick up from Rotorua accomodation in the morning, taking you to the first venue the Lady Knox Geyser!
At10.15am each day there is the opportunity to learn the history and mechanics of the Lady Knox Geyser during a presentation by an informed guide in a natural amphitheatre.
Itprovides a unique opportunity to see a geyser in eruption to heights of 10 to 20 metres.
After which a short journey to Wia-o-tapu geothermal wonderland to experience volcanic activity, thousands of years in the making,
Wai-O-Tapu is considered to be New Zealands most colourful and diverse geothermal sightseeing attraction. You are introduced to a uniquely different natural landscape the key to what you see lies below the surface one of the most extensive geothermal systems in New Zealand.Clearlydefined tracks provide the you with the opportunity to enjoy the diversity of this area through a series of different walks taking from 30 to 75 minutes or more, each with their own unique volcanic vistas to fascinate all ages.Thenature of the reserve being an active volcanic area with undulating terrain.
There is the opportunity to enjoy lunch here along with photographic opportunities.
After Wai-o-tapu we travel to thePolynesian Spa to unlock natures gift in Rotorua. The Polynesian Spa is a geothermal bathing and soul soothing retreat. Renowned for its healing waters and decadent therapies, discover why people have flocked to these waters since the 1800s.
Here you can experience the private elitefacilities of the Polynesian Spas geothermal hot mineral waters, which are sourced from two natural springs and feed into 28 hot mineral pools.
The Priest Springis named after Father Mahoney, a Catholic Priest who was cured of his crippling arthritis from bathing in the waters in 1878. The slightly acidic water from the Priest Spring relieves tired muscles, aches and pains.
The Rachel Springis a source of alkaline water, which features the antiseptic action of sodium silicate nourishing the skin. It was historically said that those who bathe in the waters of the Rachel Spring are blessed with ageless beauty
The combination of these two types of mineral waters is only found at Polynesian Spa.
Polynesian Spa is recognised as one of the top 10 spas in the world.
We leave The Polynesian Spa Resort to enjoy a highlights tour of Rotorua where we take you to some of Rotorua surrounding beautiful areas like the Redwoods Forest, The Blue and Green lake, Hamurana springs, and even a geothermal mineral foot-spa.
You will be returned back to your Hotel/Accommodation after a decadent day of discovery and luxury pleasures.
All of this with your own Driver/guide in a 2016/17 luxury small mini/van/vehicle.