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Walking Tour in Rotorua’s Geothermal Ecosystem

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Key Highlights

  • Learn more about the fascinating Maori history
  • See the unique geothermal ecosystem around Rotorua
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    4½ hours

    Start time

    0800h (08:00 am)
    Duration: 4½ hours (including 2 hours of walking)

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Rotorua city(Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Rotorua city

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Take a guided tour around some of Rotorua's most interesting natural areas. This half day trip takes in a unique geothermal ecosystem, lakes, rainforests, waterfalls, birdlife and the fascinating Maori and local history.

    Go on a walking tour of this beautiful place and learn about the rich Maori culture and history of Rotorua. The culture and customs of these natives of New Zealand are unique and fascinating.

    Get a close look at their rich culture and heritage on this nature walk. Watch out for the rare and beautiful birds that inhabit the rainforests of Rotorua. The breathtaking beauty of the scenic waterfalls and beautiful lakes make this nature walk a memorable one.


    You will be picked up from your accommodation and transferred to you departure point of your tour. Start your Walking Tour In Rotorua’s Geothermal Ecosystem around the Rotorua region.

    Experience the amazing geothermal activity, gushing geysers, boiling mud pools and the many colours of every tint and hue displayed in the pools, lakes, craters, steaming vents and mineral terraces of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland.

    Then enjoy the Waimangu Volcanic Valley nature walk amidst a stunning volcanic landscape with spectacular views of hot crater lakes, steaming cliffs, hissing fumeroles, colourful silica terraces, rare thermally adapted plants and the opportunity to see some of New Zealand's native birdlife.

    At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
    • Professional and knowledgeable English-speaking tour guide
    • Entrance fee


    • Refreshments
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    The guided walks and tours featured are suitable for most levels of fitness. If you have any concerns regarding the fitness level required for a particular tour, please advise at the time of booking, it is possible to customize the tour to suit your requirements or recommend an alternative tour.
    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.