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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Half Day Tour provided by Thermal Land Shuttle

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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Half Day Tour

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Overview
Visitors get to explore spectacular nature at New Zealand’s most colourful volcanic area, which has been thousands of years in the making. Visitors will be picked up from Rotorua and transported to Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland. En-route the driver guide will share insights in the region and wonderland. On the morning tour, guests will get to experience the daily eruption of the Lady Knox Geyser. The driver guide will accompany visitors through VIP ticketing and then visitors will be able to walk at their own pace past the unique volcanic features which include the Champagne Pool, hot springs, bubbling mud, steaming ground and huge volcanic craters.
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    Lady Knox Geyser
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Waiotapu Boardwalk/ Mud Pool
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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Important Information
Duration
5h
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Lady Knox Geyser
  • Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
14Reviews
4Q&A
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Eva F wrote a review Jul 2020
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Our shuttle driver Keith was very knowledgeable and friendly. He showed us many local attractions on the way to Wai-O-Tapu and told us about the history of the area we drove through. I would recommend his service!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Philomena M wrote a review Feb 2020
New York Mills, Minnesota3 contributions
I view this as the best of the geothermal experiences. We did go to Hell's gate whose attraction is ability to have a mud bath. This experience was less hot and more walkable with shade and very informative. We also enjoyed the Thermal Land Shuttle efficiency and drivers.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Thomas_Rodda, Owner at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Half Day Tour
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Kia ora, Thank you for writing this review. We agree these are some of the best attractions you will see while visiting NZ. We do aim to give the best possible service to every customer to give a memorable experience Many thanks, Thomas
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Benjamin L wrote a review Jan 2020
Kastrup, Denmark522 contributions28 helpful votes
Go. Go and make sure you have plenty of time! We had a good time and saw many beautiful things here. The natural sights are quite stunning We were in a hurry which led to stressing a bit so don't do that. Note that the geyser in the morning is a logistic horror. And it is not a
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Response from Thomas_Rodda, Owner at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Half Day Tour
Responded 20 Jan 2020
Kia ora, Thank you for writing this review. We do offer plenty of time to enjoy the attractions and agree they are stunning! we hope you weren't stressing to much??? Yes the geyser is interesting and good story behind it! Thanks again for the nice review
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Christopher P wrote a review Jan 2020
Queenstown, New Zealand13 contributions2 helpful votes
Our guide Akira was very informative and passionate about the tour. He was prompt with pickup and had a good itinerary and time management. The thermal gardens were self guided, but that was easy to follow the general directions
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Response from Thomas_Rodda, Owner at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Half Day Tour
Responded 20 Jan 2020
Kia ora, Thank you for your time to write this review. We are very lucky to have Akira with us, he goes above and beyond what's expected which makes a very memorable experience. When visiting the attractions it is self guided just so you can see it all in good time. Thanks again for the nice review
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Julia S wrote a review Jan 2020
Hamburg, Germany2 contributions1 helpful vote
Keith from the Thermal Land Shuttle drove us to Wai-O-Tapo and Rainbow mountain today. We enjoyed travelling with him very much. Not only is he a very good and safe driver, he also provides his guest with additional information on the geographical, historical and ethical
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Response from Thomas_Rodda, Owner at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Half Day Tour
Responded 20 Jan 2020
Kia ora, Thank you for your brilliant review! We are very lucky to have Keith with us, super knowledgable and enjoys sharing this to give a great experience to those that are lucky enough to ride with him. We are happy you enjoyed your tour with us!! Thanks again
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About the operator

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Janenmarvs
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Keith is amazing!
We needed a shuttle to take us and bikes to do te ara ahi bike track. Keith went above just getting us from a to b,
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jahanarak2014
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Waimangu Volcanic Valley with Boat Cruise Tour
This was the best and up close time we spent in the valley looking at Geo Thermals. The boat cruise should not be m
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X5712LZdavidl
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World’s biggest hot spring
Brilliant day out both at Wai-O-Tapu and Waimangu valley. Keith the driver was excellent, very informative and knew
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clarak494
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Amazing experience in the volcano area
Everything was perfectly organized - from the pick up at the hotel to the drop off - in order for you to see both s
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Europelover2014
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Great for transport, overview commentray and self-tour
I was looking primarily for transport to Wai-O-Tapu and Waimangu Valley without a full guided we-all-stick-together
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SonjaP1156
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Super
Had a great time with our friendly and helpful tour guide today. On our way to destinations we also had time to sto
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5linneas
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I definitely recommend it!
Everything worked out as planned, after a visit at the incredible Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, we were up on time
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Alejandra G
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Visit to Wai o Tapu
Quite an amazing place! The shuttle was on time, Thomas, our driver, was so friendly and all the information he ga
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Anne L
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I would give them 6 out of 5 if I could
We had an amazing day touring Wai-O-Tapu and Waimangu. Our shuttle was on time and well organized. Our guide, Akika
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Kelly L
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Terrific day out!
Wanted access to some of the more remote geothermal sites around Rotorua but didn’t have a car. This service got us
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teegantangiora
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Great Tour
Akira is a tourism super star! Absolutely amazing tour. Extremely informative about the area in and around Rotorua.
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Kat R
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Awesome service!!
I thought we were just paying for a drive to a thermal destination so I was bowled over when our driver started his
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Fearless803025
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Great service
This was a really good way to see both Wai-O-Tapu and Waimangu. The driver is super friendly with great advice on w
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frnd4uee
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Convenient way to visit Wai-o-tapu and Waimangu
We booked the 2-way transport for Wai-O-Tapu and Waimangu day tour with Thermal Land Shuttle. Online booking was ve
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ringshirley
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Half day tour to Wai-O-Tapu
Excellent arrange of time that gives plenty of time to visit the park and watch the geyser. Akira is so knowledgeab
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