From Tauranga we visit this surreal geothermal wonderland – naturally coloured hot pools – bubbling mud, massive craters, a volcanic phenomena.
Private Tour. NZ $660 (US $484)
excludes entry fees & refreshments
New Zealand’s most colourful and diverse geothermal attraction, visitors follow demarcated tracks through a stunning variety of volcanic phenomena. You’ll see fantastic naturally coloured hot and cold pools, the world famous Champagne Pool, the amazing Lady Knox Geyser and the massive craters that are the hallmark of Rotorua’s volcanic heritage.
Complete your experience at Wai-O-Tapu with a visit to New Zealand’s largest mud pool; it was originally the site of a large mud volcano which was destroyed through erosion in the 1920’s. Formed out of volcanic activity and thousands of years in the making, Wai-O-Tapu is one of the most extensive geothermal systems in New Zealand, extending over 18 sq km.
On this tour we also visit a Kiwi Fruit Orchard, the regions 2 billion dollar horticultural industry, take in the lakes district, farmland, native bush, pine plantations and scenic Redwood Forest, Rotorua’s Lake front and pristine Government Gardens, New Zealand’s hinterland at its best!