Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

  • Port

    Tauranga, New Zealand

  • Activity level


  • Activity type


  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Price per adult


    USD145 per person

  • Minimum age


  • Duration

    9.0 Hours

  • Meals included


Embark on a scenic drive to the world famous Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. The area has been sculptured out of volcanic activity and has been thousands of years in the making. Wai-O-Tapu is considered to be New Zealand’s most colourful and diverse geothermal attraction.
You’ll be amazed by the diversity of the area as you take a self-guided walk along clearly defined tracks and encounter the uniquely different natural landscapes of sprouting geysers, hot springs, bubbling mud pools, steaming ground, expansive vistas, huge volcanic craters, sinter terrace formations and the world famous Champagne Pool.
After your geothermal experience, you’ll be taken to Lake Rotorua to board the Lakeland Queen, the only stern driven paddleboat in New Zealand. A leisurely cruise on this vast lake will provide you with views of Mokoia Island and Sulphur Bay. Enjoy a buffet luncheon and a glass of wine or beer on board as you are entertained by the Maori cultural performance of Kapa haka.
Back on land, your journey continues to Rainbow Springs, a conservation centre set in 22 acres of beautiful native trees, ferns and streams. The centre is home to a variety of precious native inhabitants including the unique kiwi, New Zealand’s national symbol.