Whaka Living Maori Village and Wai-O-Tapu 6.5 hrs


Wai-o-Tapu Wonderland & Whaka Living Maori Village Cruise Tour

An amazing combination tour of Two World-Famous Geothermal attractions … Rotorua, New Zealand

Wai-o-Tapu Wonderland. We visit this surreal steaming geothermal wonderland – naturally coloured hot pools – bubbling mud, massive craters, volcanic phenomena and the effects of the acidic environment.  A colourful landscape with a colourful history.

Whaka Living Maori Village. Experience an authentic living Maori village where the villagers have their homes set amongst erupting geysers, boiling mud, the steam vents, and hot pools. See how they use natural geothermal resources to cook, bathe and heat their homes.

Price per person:  adult  $189 / child 5 -15 yrs  $142 – includes entry fees – minimum 6 people 

Private Tour:  $747 –  entry fee not included  (adult  $77.50 / child 5 -15 yrs  $31) we arrange all entry bookings




Wai-O-Tapu is New Zealand’s most colorful and diverse geothermal attraction, visitors are self-guided 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, the amazing Lady Knox Geyser (depends on your ships arrival) and massive craters, New Zealand’s largest boiling mud pool; Wai-O-Tapu was formed out of volcanic activity, thousands of years in the making.

As you walk amongst the wonders of the Whakarewarewa Valley, our Maori guide explains the history of the village, where the Tuhourangi / Ngati Wahiao tribe have lived for over 200 years. See the world-famous Pohutu geyser erupt up to 30 meters surrounded by a  steaming volcanic landscape of boiling mud, hot pools, and thermal vents. 

Wai-O-Tapu Main Image
Whaka corn

  Experience the traditional Maori cultural performance set in the heart of the village where you will see the fearsome Haka, dance, and song.

On this tour you will see NZ’s best surf beach, kiwifruit orchard, (3 million dollars horticultural industry in the region) take in the lakes district, beautiful farmland, native bush, pine plantations Rotorua’s Lakefront and highlights, pristine Government Gardens, New Zealand’s hinterland at its best. A wonderful tour and great memories of New Zealand holiday.