- Lady Knox Geyser
- Waimangu Volcanic Valley
- Boiling Mud Pools
- Te Puia
- Rotorua Lakefront - Ohinemutu
- Kuirau Park
- Government Gardens - Sulphur Bay
- Blue and Green Lakes
- Lake Tarawera - Lake Okareka.
The tour departs daily 8:00-8:30am and returns approximately 4:30pm. Pick up from accommodation then drive through forestry and farmland to NZ's largest boiling mud pool and a series of colorful hot springs at Wai-o-tapu. Then see the Lady Knox geyser erupt.
Next a short drive to the Waimangu Volcanic valley where your guide will explain the Mt Tarawera eruption which blew open this spectacular, bush covered, geothermal park, winner of New Zealand Eco Tourism Award 2001.
Spend the afternoon experiencing Rotorua’s Maori culture and thermal activity and see how they are intricately entwined. First a guided tour through Te Puia, Rotorua’s premier cultural attraction. This includes a visit to the wood carving school, art and craft gallery, Rotowhio Marae, weaving display, kiwi house and finally the Pohutu geyser.
Next we visit the Lakefront area and Ohinemutu Point to learn more about Maori history and customs. A short visit to Kuirau Park to view a recent eruption site. Then finishing the day visiting the pristine and tranquil lakes of our amazing volcanic region, including views of Mount Tarawera with explanation of volcanic and Maori history.
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