Experience a half or full-day tour from Rotorua to the Geothermal wonders that the region is famous for. Your options include half or full-day tours to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and/or Waimangu Volcanic Valley. You may also add on the Hobbiton Movie Set tour in the afternoon.
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland includes Lady Knox Geyser and your chance to walk around on your own and explore all the unique lakes, pools, craters and walkways that the park has to offer.
The Waimangu Volcanic Valley has seven craters formed by the eruption of Mt Tarawera. Within 15 years of the eruption, the hot springs of the Waimangu Geothermal System were established within the newly formed craters, making this the world’s newest geothermal eco-system. Today, you can enjoy a range of easy walking, advanced hiking or a boat cruise.
Wai-O-Tapu Half Day Morning Trip:
The most popular trip, departs daily from 9:15am with pickups starting at 8:45am from all central Rotorua accommodation and the I-Site. Transfer to Wai-O-Tapu along the beautiful Thermal highway with a stop at the well-known Lady Knox Geyser to see it explode into the air. You will also have entry into the park. Returns to Rotorua at 1:15pm.
Includes: Pick-ups and drop-offs, BALL (driver Bringing Alive Local Legends) and entry into Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland.
You may wish to extend your half-day tour and return on the 3pm service, just let the driver know.
Wai-O-Tapu and Waimangu Geothermal Duo:
Departs daily from 9:15am to Wai-O-Tapu followed by Waimangu Volcanic Valley and returns at 3:45pm.
Includes: Pick-ups and drop-offs, BALL (driver Bringing Alive Local Legends), entry into Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Wai-O-Tapu and Hobbiton Movie Set Tour:
Departs daily from 9:15am to Wai-O-Tapu followed by the famous Hobbiton Movie Set tour where Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit were filmed. Returns at 6:30pm.
Includes: Pick-ups and drop-offs, BALL (driver Bringing Alive Local Legends), entry into Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, transfers to Hobbiton and a guided movie set tour.