• Half A Day Duration
  • English Tour Guide
  • Free Cancellation 5 Days Before Use
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Certain City Hotels Pick Up
  • No Meals Included

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Tour (Morning or Afternoon)

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Check out New Zealand's most colourful and diverse geothermal sightseeing attraction at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland!

Sculptured out of volcanic activity and thousands of years in the making, Wai-O-Tapu is considered to be one of the most extensive geothermal systems in New Zealand. 

On this tour you'll be introduced to its unique natural landscape through a series of clearly defined tracks. A series of three different walks take you through the park, with each walk presenting its own unique volcanic vistas. Perhaps the most famous of these geothermal systems is the Champagne Pools, a 65-metre-wide bubbling hot spring famous for its vibrant orange border. Don't miss the eruption of the Lady Knox Geyser at 10:15 am, as a jet of water erupts and reaches up to 20 metres in height.

Enjoy fun morning or afternoon at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland including return transport to Rotorua – book your spot online today with us!

Assembling arrangement:
  • Transfers are available for Rotorua certain hotels at 8:00 am or 12:00 pm, please enter your hotel name when booking.
  • If pick-up is not available from your hotel, please make your way to Rotorua I-Site for pick-up at 8:15 am or 12:00 pm.

  • Please wait outside your hotel/pick-up location at least 15 minutes in advance of your scheduled pick-up time.

  • As this is a shared transfer, there may be unforeseen delays along the pick-up or drop-off route.

Departing from Rotorua I-Site:

  • Meeting point: Tourism Rotorua I-Site1167 Fenton Street 
  • Meeting times: 8:15 am or 12:00 pm

  • Return times: 1:00 pm or 4:00 pm

  • Child tickets: Ages 0 - 14 years

  • The hot springs are 5 minute walk from the Wai-O-Tapu visitor centre.

  • Both morning tour and afternoon tour include stops at mud pool.

  • Lady Knox Geyser erupts at 10:15 am, if you want to watch the eruption, please join the morning tour.

What to bring:

  • Towel

  • Swimwear

  • Drinking water

  • Suitable footwear for walking

How to Use
Booking information:
  • Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.

  • Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.

  • The tour operator's contact details are included on the tour voucher.

Cancellation rules:
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellation or revision made at least 5 days before use.
  • No cancellation or revision within 4 days before use.
  • If you do not show up at the required time, you will be considered to have forfeited your booking and will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Q:Morning tour and afternoon tour, which is better?
    A:Hi there, thanks for you question. Both tours include stops at the mud pool, but if you don't want to miss the eruption of the Lady Knox Geyser at 10:15 am, the morning tour is perfect for you! Please feel free to email us at service@kootrip.com if you have any other questions. Kind regards, Cynthia
  • Q:Are all the areas accessible for people with disability?
    A:Hi there, thanks for your question. With the nature of the reserve being an active volcanic area and the undulating terrain, people with disabilities may have some difficulties making their way around the reserve. We strongly recommend that you enquire the on-site staff so as to know which route is best suited for you. If you have any other questions, please send us an email at service@kootrip.com. Kind regards, Cynthia

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