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Tour Name




Rotorua Must Do 3
Departs 0730hrs / Returns 1230hrs


Hotel pick-up, Agrodome Sheep Show, Whakarewarewa Thermal reserve (Te Puia), Paradise Valley Springs




Rotorua Fab 4 including Skyline Gondola
Departs 0730hrs / Returns 1400hrs


Hotel pick-up, Whakarewarewa Thermal reserve (Te Puia), Paradise Valley Springs, Agrodome Sheep Show, Skyline Gondola





Rotorua Adventure 5 Combo
Departs 0730hrs / Returns 1400hrs
Return from Polynesian Spa own care and cost


Hotel pick-up, Paradise Valley Springs, Choice of Zorb or Swoop Bungy or Agrojet, Skyline Gondola with 5 Luge rides and Polynesian Spa




½ Day Mount Tarawera 4 Wheel drive
Departs 0800hrs and 1300hrs
Tour Duration: Approx 4½ hrs

Hotel pick ups: AM Tours: between 0800 & 0830hrs
PM Tours: between 1300 & 1330hrs


Hotel pick-up, Guided 4-wheel drive tour up Mt Tarawera. Travel 40kms through picturesque rural farming land, past NZ's largest man made forest – "Kaingaroa", to the base of Mt Tarawera volcano. 4WD 10kms to the craters edge for a crater walk or for the adventurous experience the famous scree slide into the crater, or hike to the summit (1111m).
Guided commentary on Maori legend, History and Vulcanology. Sturdy footwear and warm clothing essential




Mt Tarawera 4WD with return by Helicopter
Departs 0800hrs and 1300hrs
Tour Duration: Approx 4½ hrs

Hotel pick ups: AM Tours: between 0800 & 0830hrs
PM Tours: between 1300 & 1330hrs

Hotel pick-up, Guided 4-wheel drive tour up Mt Tarawera and return helicopter flight. Guided ½ day tour, with helicopter transfer from Tarawera volcano to Rotorua via the 1886 eruption path. The tour can be taken in reverse with helicopter flight up and 4WD down the mountain.

Sturdy footwear and warm clothing essential (Min 2 pax)




Mt Tarawera helicopter flight with Volcano landing

Tour Duration: Approx 40mins


Hotel pick-up, See Whakarewarewa Thermal reserve and 10 crater lakes, then fly over the Mt Tarawera 7km volcanic rift. Land on the volcano for 15-20mins to view the volcano from the ground. (Min 2 pa)x




Rotorua Volcanic Eco Tour

A full day guided Volcanic Eco Tour. See all of Rotorua's amazing landscape in one day – huge volcanic craters and ferocious thermal activity
(Lunch extra)


Hotel pick-up, Morning tour of Waiotapu, the thermal wonderland of geysers, mud pools and colourful hot springs. Stroll through native forest to the largest hot spring in the world - Waimangu Thermal Valley. Then 4WD to the top of Mt Tarawera Volcano for spectacular scenery and a guided tour of the crater. Learn about Maori legend, History and Volcanology and for the more adventurous, experience the famous scree slide into the crater. Either supply own lunch or be catered for.




Mitai Hangi and Cultural Performance
An interactive, fun and educational experience

Departures from 1800hrs

Hotel pick-up, On arrival everyone is briefed on the protocol for the evening and welcomed to the village. Enjoy the traditional performance of song and dance in the authentic Maori village, followed by the Hangi and Feast. Afterwards you are taken on a bush walk to the famous Rainbow and Fairy Springs Glowworms. Learn about the medicines, food and other uses of native flora and fauna.




Tamaki Maori Hangi & Concert

Departures from 1800hrs



Hotel pick-up, Welcome to a world of ancient Maori and proud warriors. A world that unfolds before your eyes as you journey back in time through the Maori village of "Te Tawa Ngahiri Pa". Join in a truly authentic and traditional culture for an evening of entertainment and fun. A Guide will instruct you on protocol and the Hangi (meal) during your transfer. Duration approx 3.5hrs.


Other Attractions / Activities


Activity Name




Sprint Car Racing

Also available on site: Claybird shooting, Archery, Golf Hole-in-1

Race to the beat the lap record in full sized sprint cars fitted with roll cages, racing belt harnesses and power to slide. Very quick, very addictive, very safe. Licenced drivers only but can take 1 passenger. Passenger goes free. Minimum passenger height 1.5m. Duration 12 laps




4WD Bush Safari
Fully guided by professional instructors

Also available on site: Claybird shooting, Archery, Golf Hole-in-1

The ultimate 4WD adventure. You manoeuvre the 4WD's over an extreme off road trail set in beautiful native rain forest. Conquer your fear as you take on the "chunnel", plunge over the "waterfall", slide down the "luge" and much more, all in a 4WD. 2 per vehicle. Licenced drivers.




Monster 4X4 Thrill Ride – You hold on

Also available on site: Claybird shooting, Archery, Golf Hole-in-1

Hang on tight for a real gravity defying thrill as you are driven over impossible terrain in complete safety. Climb and descend near vertical slopes and tilt over to unbelievable angles that have every part of your body holding on tight. Takes 4 passengers at a time. Minimum height 1.2m. Duration approx 10mins




Lake Tarawera Cruise to Hot Water Beach (Self Drive)

Duration: 3 hours

Charter options with skipper also available (Rates on Request)

Tuition on how to operate the 24ft catamaran, along with a detailed map of the lake, safety equipment and all weather covers. Fishing rods are available if required Free of Charge. Perfect option for clients wishing to explore the lake on their own. Lake Tarawera lies at the foot of majestic Mt Tarawera and it's sparkling clear waters fringed by native forest. Visit Hot Water Beach for a swim in the natural thermal waters. Maximum Group size (10 pax). Larger boats are available on a charter option.




Lake Tarawera Trout Fishing Cruise

Duration: 3 hours

Lake Tarawera is renowned for its trophy sized Rainbow Trout (up to 7kgs). Experience the excitement of catching these prized fish aboard a 38ft luxury launch. Clearwater charters caters from the novice to the dedicated angler. Tackle, tuition, fishing licences and morning or afternoon tea provided. Maximum Group size (10 pax)




Hells Gate – Geothermal Walk

Note: Private mud baths and a free-formed sulphur spa pool and waterfall in the Wai Ora Spa area are also available at additional cost. Traditional Maori massage is also available (cost on application)

Rotorua's most active geothermal field. It has the largest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere and the only mud volcano in New Zealand. Allow 45 mins to 1hr for walk.

Mud Bath and Spa – Combining the finest geothermal mud and the soft geothermal water of the Sulphur Lake, this 20 minute traditional mud bath gently exfoliates the skin leaving it very clean and silky smooth. Finish with a relaxing sulphur spa over looking the active geothermal reserve for as long as you like



Polynesian Hotpools and Spa

Opening Hours: Daily from 0630 to 2300hrs
Costs for Private pools and Spa Treatments on application



A historical hot mineral springs spa, located just five minutes walk from the centre of town. There are thirty-five hot mineral pools including Adults only Pools, Family Spa/Pool, Private Pools and Deluxe bathing in the Lake Spa complex. The Lake Spa Retreat offers a comprehensive range of spa, body and skin therapies in a luxurious private relaxation haven.




Jetboat on Lake Rotorua
Departs hourly from Lakefront

30 Minutes scenic jetboating with speed, spins and grins (min 2 Adults)




Jetboat to Mokoia Island
Departs 1000hrs and 1400hrs (Allow 1 ½ hrs)

Includes Maori Welcome on Mokoia, 1 hr Guided walk over the island which is rich in Maori history and native flora and fauna (min 4 Adults)




Jetboat to Rotoiti Hot Pools

Departs daily on demand (Allow 2 ½ hrs)

Cruise through the Ohau Channel, to the Rotoiti Hot Springs to soak and bathe in the pools. Take along swimming costumes, towel and very warm clothing for the trip home. (min 5 Adults)




Nature, Fire, Water
Rainbow Springs, Wai-O-Tapu, Huka Jetboat Taupo

Experience 3 Attractions within a 1 hr drive

Nature – invigorate your senses amongst a showcase of New Zealand's native flora and fauna, then take a funny look at NZ farming life at Rainbow Springs Farm show, Fire – Experience the raw beauty and sheer power that mother natures offers in all forms of geothermal activity at Wai-O-Tapu, Water – 30 minutes of pure fun and excitement with 360 degree spins by jetboat on the Waikato River. Enjoy the incredible water level view of the spectacular foaming Huka Falls




Buried Village
Operational hours:
Summer: 0830 to 1730hrs
Winter: 0900 to 1630hrs

Allow 60 to 90mins for the visit


The 1886 Eruption, Excavation, History and Gallery Museum situated near Lake Tarawera. Each of the archaeological sites and displays are linked by a meandering pathway and interpreted through interesting information panels, signs and guide map. Since 1886 the pristine New Zealand native bush has regenerated with the Lakes area returning to its former glory. Amongst the excavated sites you will find a special peacefulness, 12-acres of park like setting filled with tall trees, meadows, birds, wildlife and tranquillity.


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