Wai-O-Tapu & Te Puia Tour Package

Rotorua: Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland & Te Puia Geysers

Photo Friendly 6 Hours 1-8 People

Tours for the Adventurous

Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland: We visit this breathtaking steaming geothermal wonderland. Named as "One of the 20 Most Surreal Places in the World" and thousands of years in the making, Visitors can choose one or all of the three self guided walks which take between 45 and 90 minutes Unique features include the world famous Champagne pool, naturally coloured hot pools, steaming ground, expansive vistas, massive craters and sinter terrace formations. View the biggest boiling mud pool in New Zealand. An amazing volcanic phenomenon. Te Puia Geysers: At Te Puia we are greeted with a traditional Maori welcome followed by the impressive cultural performance as they perform their traditional dances and the fearsome haka. See the elusive nocturnal Kiwi bird, pre-European Maori village, war canoe, wood carving, and flax weaving skills. Marvel at Pohutu geyser noisily rumbling away as it erupts boiling water and steam up to 100 feet. An awesome sight. See boiling mud pools, hot water pools, steam vents, a steaming volcanic landscape.

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Trip Itinerary

Start at Tauranga Port

We explore downtown Mount Maunganui, a popular Kiwi holiday destination and the stunning white sandy surf beach, voted best in New Zealand. We stop for awesome photoshoots. As we make our way to Rotorua we drive through the lush farmland, see grazing dairy cows, kiwifruit orchards, native bush, pine plantations, the scenic lakes district before arriving at Wai-o-Tapu

Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland

25 minutes drive south of Rotorua is New Zealand’s most colorful and diverse geothermal attraction. This is a self-guided tour following demarcated tracks through a stunning variety of volcanic phenomena. You’ll see fantastic naturally colored hot and cold pools, the world famous Champagne Pool, massive craters & New Zealand’s largest boiling mud pool. Wai-O-Tapu was formed out of massive volcanic activity over thousands of years as New Zealand was created.

Te Puia

We are welcomed onto the Marae by Maori warriors followed by a traditional cultural performance including the famous war dance the fearsome haka. We explore the famous geothermal park. See Pohutu geyser, steam vents, boiling mud pools and hot springs. View New Zealand’s iconic nocturnal kiwi bird, wood carving, flax weaving. Learn the history of the local Arawa tribe who have lived in Rotorua for centuries gone by.

Rotorua's Lakefront

We explore Rotorua’s lakefront, best highlights, govt gardens and historical architectural gem the Elizabethan Spa Bath House, before returning to Tauranga Port via the old scenic Rotorua to Tauranga state highway and your waiting ship.

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From the people that know

"Collected from the cruise ship by Pat visited a variety of local interests, visited the local surf beach ,a local kiwi fruit farm including a tasting and informative description of the workings of the farm, visited the water rapids included in this 6 hour tour was the Rotarua Maori village, hot springs etc Patrick was very very informative and the costs were half the price of the ship. A small bus and a lovely day was had by all Thank you Patrick"
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