Wai-o-tapu has a history dating back thousands of years. It has a vast array of colourful sights and unique geothermal features including Lady Knox Geyser (erupts every day at 10.15am) and the Champagne Pool. Bring your swimmers for an unforgettable time!
Waimangu Volcanic Valley eco-experience includes rare plant-life, unique ecology, fascinating geothermal activity and steaming volcanic crater lakes, seen from the land and when cruising Lake Rotomahana. The boat cruise showcases geothermal activity inaccessible by land.
Te Ara Ahi – Thermal by Bike, offers a 66km cycling adventure through a thermal wonderland of steaming vents, bubbling mud pools and spectacular geysers, with natural hot springs to stop and enjoy along the way. Cycling is fun and a great way to explore New Zealand. Transport options available for you and your bike.
In the Maori language “Wai” is water, and “tomo” is hole or entrance. One translation is “the water which flows into the hole in the ground.” This fascinating geology has created a landscape rich in cultural history. Thermal Land Shuttles provides scheduled transport Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, or can customise tour options for your group to discover the Waitomo region from Rotorua.
Thermal Land Shuttle – taking the hassle out of getting to and from your next geothermal adventure!