The best way to experience top Tauranga destination - Rotorua! Inc: Admission to Hellsgate Geothermal Park - see details below "What You Can Expect"
Enjoy freedom to do as you please, spend as long as you please at each place, not tied to rigid itinerary, compulsory visits you have no interest in, or excessive/insufficient time at an attraction.
Full commentary on tour - all day.
Stops to visit 17+ Top Attractions (pickup/drop off at 6 Stops, 60 min circuits - best frequency & number of stops).
We recommend our Rotorua Highlights Tours inc admission (for even better value!)
Tour departs at approximately 9:30am from the gates of Port of Tauranga (Mt Maunganui). We head directly to Rotorua
- Te Puia Geothermal Valley & Maori Institute
- Whakarewarewa Thermal Village
- Blue Baths – Historic Art Deco Tea Rooms & Pool
- Government Gardens
- Polynesian Spa
- Rainbow Springs & Kiwi Encounter
- Rotorua Gondola,
- Rotorua Luge & Zipline
- Rotorua Lakefront
- Lakeland Queen
- Lake Rotorua Jet Boat
- Lake Rotorua ParaJet
- Mokoia Island Cruise
- Volcanic Air
- Rotorua Canopy & Zipline Tour
- Rotorua Duck Tour
All stops listed are on the 60 minute loop - with the exception of Hellsgate, which operates on a separate shuttle and schudule. There are several scheduled return shuttles to Hells Gate (from initial departure from Tauranga, and further during the day from Blue Baths – exact times provided by your driver on the day).
This Tour can also include the Kaituna Forest Canyon River Jet Boat
- bought as a separate package, heading to Jet Boat first before Rotorua.Hellsgate Geothermal Park admission details
Hell’s Gate Geothermal Reserve has a large variety of geothermal features & native New Zealand bush & the largest HOT waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere and a Mud Volcano. Walk past steaming fumeroles & pools of boiling mud so violent they are unnerving. As a Kiwi Excursions guest you will also enjoy a complimentary guided walk around the reserve if you wish – or feel free to explore on your own, self guided with a map provided.
This is the only example of a mud volcano in a thermal park in New Zealand!
The mud volcano here is also unique in that normally mud formations are only 0.9m in height whereas the volcano here is already over 1.8m and looking to get taller.
The Kakahi Falls is the largest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere.
The black pool is our Cooking Pool - geothermal hot pools were used to cook food by Maori!