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, steam vents, and hot pools. See how they use natural geothermal resources to cook, bathe and heat their homes.
Wai-O-Tapu is New Zealand’s most colourful and diverse geothermal attraction. 1.5 hour self-guided tour following 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 (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.
Whaka Living maori Village As you walk amongst the wonders of the Whakarewarewa Valley,On the 2 hour tour the 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 boiling mud, hot pools, thermal vents, surrounded by a steaming volcanic landscape.Experience the traditional Maori cultural performance set in the heart of the village where you can join in with fearsome Haka, dance, and song.
On this tour you will tour see Mount Maunganui’s surf beach voted best in New Zealand. See stunning scenery, visit a kiwifruit orchard (3 billion dollars horticultural industry in the region) see the panoramic lakes district.We pass beautiful farmland, native bush, pine plantations, New Zealand’s hinterland at its best.
We explore Rotorua’s Lakefront and highlights, pristine Government Gardens, see the stunning architectural gem The Old Spa Bath House.
We return you to Tauranga Port to your waiting ship on time on board well before sailing away. A wonderful tour and great memories of your New Zealand holiday.