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Waimangu Volcanic Valley Tour Option to add Hobbiton Wai-O-Tapu or Whakarewarewa provided by Headfirst Travel

Waimangu Volcanic Valley Tour Option to add Hobbiton Wai-O-Tapu or Whakarewarewa

Waimangu Volcanic Valley Tour Option to add Hobbiton Wai-O-Tapu or Whakarewarewa
4.5
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from $94.94 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Mobile tickets accepted
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Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 21521P15
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Flexibility to stay longer • Driver/guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Rotorua activity of choice (The Rotorua option you have selected at Check-out)) • Entry into Waimangu Volcanic Valley • Entry/Admission - Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Our main pick up point is Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Information Centre at 9:30. If you require hotel pick up at one of the locations listed please be waiting at 9:15am.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Flexibility to stay longer • Driver/guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Rotorua activity of choice (The Rotorua option you have selected at Check-out)) • Entry into Waimangu Volcanic Valley • Entry/Admission - Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village
Exclusions
Food and drinks
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Our main pick up point is Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Information Centre at 9:30. If you require hotel pick up at one of the locations listed please be waiting at 9:15am.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
If you want to be picked up from a centrally located Rotorua accommodation please call us with your Viator voucher number so we can arrange that for you.
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
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4.5
6 reviews
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SimonMCaine
Adelaide, Australia2 contributions
Great but I feel ripped off
The area was amazing. I had enough time to walk the whole way to the lake and back. While waiting for the bus I found out that there was a free shuttle there and back..
Which would have saved me £20 ($40). It was a 13 minute drive and I had a car.

Very poor show on their part. I highly recommend you buy a ticket directly and use their free shuttle. It's worth going but not worth the rip off travel.
Written 11 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dee6jay
Buckinghamshire198 contributions
Excellent all natural experience
Nov 2019
We chose this over Wai-O-Tapu as everyone at our accommodation said it was a more natural experience...and they were right! Although the path for the walk is well cared for and safe. The surrounding bush and thermal features are untouched and there is lot to see with many info boards at each point.
The complete walk to the lake is around 4.5k (more if you detour up to the top crater)
Well worth doing as it was very quiet when we were there and we saw hardly a soul as most people seem to just get on the bus to the lake!
The boat trip was also great as you get to see some geysers etc which are not visible on the walk. Alan our boat captain was a mine of information, full of facts and figures about the park and the entire volcanic area around. He was cheerful and amusing and entirely fascinating.
It's not cheap to go here, but we find a lot of New Zealand to be so and this is one trip worth paying for
Written 17 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

5ZBaum
Chicago14 contributions
Amazing park, whatever the weather
Jul 2019 • Friends
We did the all-day visit to Waimangu, and it was well worth the time. It's a spectacular park with hot springs, vents, geysers and amazing pools everywhere you go. We also saw lots of native plants and birds, as well as not-so-native - a whole flock of black swans on the lake. We went on a day that was pouring rain in the middle of winter, but it was still beautiful (and they have umbrellas to borrow). We didn't do the boat trip because of the rain but on a nice day we would have added that.
Written 8 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
HeadfirstTravelTeam
Thanks so much for the review! Waimangu truly is a hidden gem! You are totally right in saying that is spectacular (It is one of our favourite places too) Waimangu certainly is a must do for your Rotorua trip! So glad you had such an amazing time with us. Regards Headfirst Travel Team
Written 16 July 2019
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jamesdunn93
Sydney, Australia35 contributions
Waimangu afternoon tour
Jul 2018 • Couples
The team at Head First travel are fantastic and we had fantastic customer service on the multiple tours we booked with them. The tours allow the perfect amount of time to see all the activities before pick-up without feeling rushed or being out for longer than is necessary. Would definitely recommend the Waimangu tour, it can be a hard walk at times but it is well worth it.
Written 19 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

nickpeter2000
Rotorua, New Zealand1 contribution
Waimango + Wai O Tapu
Sep 2018 • Solo
Great Trip
I can only recommend.
The combination of Waimangu and Wai O Tapu was perfect.
Unbelievably beautiful landscape.
Written 13 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Maree D
Port Lincoln, Australia9 contributions
Amazing
Aug 2018
Breath taking sights, geothermal park was amazing. A must do for all holiday makers. Wai-O-Tapu was a little challenging for lunch, but we did arrive late!
Written 29 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Headfirst Travel
reetg2017
reetg2017
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Amazing Wai O Tapu tour
Amazing experience. We were picked up from isite Rotorua and fun facts about Rotorua and the sites were shared. We
nhusain111
nhusain111
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Amazing morning trip
Neil was great and a very knowledgeable tour guide. The company helped us to arrange our trip and changed the times
ewen m
ewen m
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Good variety of natural features
Apart from the Lady Knox geyser which was a complete con and waste of time (just skip it) the rest of the site had
christinesM1892YF
christinesM1892YF
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Pretty cool, Christine a little much
When I read the other views mentioning the tour guide, Christine, I thought they were exaggerating, but she really
Siew Hong T
Siew Hong T
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Amazing riot of colour
We went to the Thermal Wonderland for the Lady Knox geyser. To be honest, the geyser having to be triggered manual
Lauren T
Lauren T
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The tour was nice but Christine was very annoying
Wai-O Tapu was really impressive and nice to see. The only negative thing was our driver Christine. Everyone was so
ksufan88
ksufan88
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Exhausting commentary
We used this service to travel from Rotorua to Hobbiton and back. We arranged for a pickup and drop off other than
Jason E
Jason E
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Decent place to visit
Wai-O-Tapu was OK, very developed and very crowded. Waimangu was far less crowded far less developed and far more
James D
James D
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A fantastic journey with wonderful drivers
John and Catherine were a joy, start to finish they were informative on the way up and noticed how tired we were on
pettitwu
pettitwu
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Amazing Trip
Because of no enough time & no Driving in this Holiday trip, I chose to join the Wai-O-Tapu and Waimangu one day to
AmandaK1392
AmandaK1392
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Awesome trip!
Christine was our driver today, and she was super knowledgeable and enthusiastic! We really appreciated her passion
rachelf1993
rachelf1993
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Beautiful walks through natures finest
A fantastic day was had by myself and my family from start to finish. The local guide Christine was fascinating and
mariacarminag2016
mariacarminag2016
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Easy visit in Rotorua
Excellent customer service! We booked way back in January for 4, but one of us can’t make it and it was so easy to
SharkySA
SharkySA
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Huka Falls
Really more like rapids than falls. The colour of the water and the surrounding valley make the trip ok. If you hav
lindakT6651GZ
lindakT6651GZ
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Great photos to be had
Did the morning tour to Lady Knox geyser and Wai o tapu. The colours in the thermal lakes were amazing & the sky wa
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