Rotorua: 'Off The Beaten Track' Geothermal Day Tour

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This small group, relaxed Tour is carefully curated to guide you through some of the most extraordinary off-the-beaten-track geothermal locations in New Zealand, Mud pools, hot lakes, crater lakes etc


  • Visit some of the most incredible geothermal locations in Rotorua
  • Get 'off the beaten track' with your expert local guide
  • End your day at Waikite Thermal Valley Pools to soak in the silica rich waterss


Begin your journey with a visit to the largest hot water lake in Rotorua. It is a remarkable introduction to the geothermal environment, providing an understanding of what lies beneath and above the surface. Then move on to Rainbow Mountain, where you will walk through a native forest that shows amazing geothermal vegetation found only in this area before arriving at the beautifully coloured crater lake. Continuing the adventure, a short drive later, you reach a huge mud pool, the largest and most active in the region. Witness as steam and gases rise through the pool, creating bubbles of mud that form and burst on the surface. The next destination is Te Manaroa Spring, a short walk will lead you to Rotorua's largest hot water spring, where boiling water surges from the depths, surrounded by beautiful vegetation. To conclude the day, indulge in a soothing bathing experience in in the stunning Waikite Valley Thermal Pools complex. Immerse yourself in the tranquility and revitalising properties of these pools, creating a perfect ending to your experience


Knowledgeable guide Comfortable air-conditioned transportation Entry to Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

Important Information

  • This tour includes walks of up to 2 kilometers, a good level of fitness and balance is required for all participants. Risk Disclosure: We operate a strict safety management system that is audited to New Zealand standards. It is important for you to be aware of the risk and hazards of this tour which are: uneven grounds, tree roots, rocks and slippery surfaces that could result in slips, trips and falls causing injury / strains / sprains / or broken bones. Note: in geothermal areas please keep to formed trails/paths as thin crust surfaces, gases (carbon dioxide and sulphide) and hot fluids are present; contact with this can cause serious injuries, asphyxiation or death. When bathing in geothermal waters keep your head above the water at all times because of the risk of contracting the potentially fatal Amoebic Meningitis.

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