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Wai-O-Tapu & Waimangu Volcanic Valley Morning Tour

Product ID: 150029
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Join a small group tour to visit Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Waimangu Volcanic Rift Valley from central Rotorua. Discover the area’s hot springs, erupting geysers, mud pools, volcanoes and lush native forest.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Skip the line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English
Audio guide/headphones
English
Booklets
Spanish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Portuguese

Pick-up service

Hotel pick-up and drop off is available from most Rotorua accommodations with pick-up time between 8:05 AM and 8:30 AM. The local operator will confirm your pick-up details after booking.
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Waimangu Volcanic Valley
  • Marvel at Rotorua's incredible geothermal sights like the stunning Lady Knox Geyser
  • Make the most of your morning with a half-day tour
  • Enjoy a more personal experience on a small group tour with a maximum of 11 guests
Full description
Discover Rotorua’s most popular geothermal parks: Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Join a small-group morning tour capped at 11 guests for a personal experience led by a knowledgeable guide.

You will be picked up from your Rotorua accommodation between 8:05 AM and 8:30 AM. Enjoy a 25-minute scenic drive through forestry and farmland before arriving at New Zealand's largest boiling mud pools. At Wai-O-Tapu you will follow a flat, well-marked path alongside bubbling hot springs and volcanic craters. Listen to a short presentation about the Lady Knox Geyser and observe the daily eruption at 10:15 AM.  

Your next stop will be the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Your guide will explain the Mt Tarawera eruption which blew open this spectacular bush-covered geothermal park. Pause at the Waimangu Volcanic Valley Cafe for lunch at 12:00 PM before being dropped back to your accommodation between 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transport
  • Driver/guide
  • Small group tour
  • Live commentary
  • Wai-O-Tapu admission fee and Lady Knox Geyser
  • Waimangu Thermal Valley admission fee
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Other food and drinks

When you get there

Know before you go
• A medium level of fitness is required for this activity as you will be walking around the geothermal parks