Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Te Puia, Geysers, Kiwis: Rotorua Small-Group

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  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    Pickup from Hotel 8:00-9:00 dependent on hotel location Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Please be in the Hotel Lobby at the allocated time of Pick-up! , If Air-bnb or private residence, please be at the entrance to the property to assist the driver to recognise which property you are sta.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Your Hotel or Accomodation
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Combine two of Rotorua's most popular attractions on this full-day small group tour from Rotorua.In the morning we make our way to Wai O Tapu, New Zealands most colourful volcanic area with the opportunity to experience ageothermal wonderland of volcanic activity, thousands of years in the making, all combined with the Lady Knox Geyser and the largest mud pool in New Zealand.In the Afternoon we make our way to Te Puia, where you will be submerged in the Maori stories, arts and traditions. Come face to face with Phutu Geyser, jumping mudpools, and live kiwi birds; watch master carvers and weavers at work, and hear the guides share stories passed down from their ancestors.Pick-up from your hotel or place of accomodation!Transport is in a 2017/18 small group vehicle

Know More about this tour

This tour operates as a small group tour: which allows for a more personal and flexible, enjoyable day rather than large coach tours!

In the morning we visit  Wia-o-tapu a geothermal wonderland to experience volcanic activity, thousands of years in the making.

Lady Knox Geyser provides a unique opportunity to see an eruption to heights of 10 to 20 metres, in a natural amphitheatre, with full guided commentary on both the geyser and the history of the area.

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. Clearly defined tracks provide you with the opportunity to enjoy the diversity of this area through a series of different walks, taking from 30 to 75 minutes. Each with their own unique volcanic vistas to fascinate all ages.The nature of the reserve being an active volcanic area with undulating terrain. A photographers dream.

See the largest mud pool in New Zealand, it was originally the site of a large mud volcano which was destroyed through erosion in the 1920s.

In the afternoon we make our way to Te Puia. Explore Te Whakarewarewa, a 60 hectare Geothermal Valley, showcasing the famous Rotorua mud pools and over 500 geothermal wonders, including the Pohutu Geyser, the Southern Hemispheres largest active geyser!

A Kiwi House & Viewing Enclosure featuring two iconic native New Zealand kiwi birds.

Traditional Mori Carving and Weaving performed before your eyes, including wood, stone & bone carvings as well flax-weaving- Te Puia is home to the New Zealand Mori Arts & Crafts Institute.

Mori Art & History at Te Heketanga a Rangi, the entrance to Te Puia with 12 monumental carvings that represent celestial Mori guardians. Hear ancestral stories of the Mori settlement in Rotorua and about culture.

A model Pre-European Maori Village and sacred Marae giving you a rare glimpse into how Mori people lived prior to European settlement, and our two Maraes or sacred meeting houses.

There is the opportunity to enjoy lunch, a little souvenir shopping and free time at both venues.

You will be returned back to your Hotel/Accommodation after your tour.


  • Entrance fees
  • Pickup and drop off in Rotorua
  • Viator brokerage fee
  • Official Professional driver/guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Transport by 2017/18 air-conditioned Luxury minivan
  • Local guide


  • Lunch is not Included

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please note this is a small group day tour experience!

Please be in the hotel lobby at the time allocated for pick-up

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund!

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