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Wai-O-Tapu & Waimangu Full Day Tour provided by Thermal Land Shuttle

Wai-O-Tapu & Waimangu Full Day Tour

Wai-O-Tapu & Waimangu Full Day Tour
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from $142.94 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
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. 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 (unguided) past the unique volcanic features which include the Champagne Pool, hot springs, bubbling mud, steaming ground and huge volcanic craters. Then off to Waimangu Volcanic Valley, guests will be accompanied through VIP ticketing and then will be able to walk at their own pace (unguided) and enjoy views of mysterious and beautiful Inferno Crater, the unique valley and home of the Frying Pan Lake, one of the largest hot water springs in the World.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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: 190314P5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Air-conditioned vehicle • GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Entry/Admission - Lady Knox Geyser • Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland • Entry/Admission - Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Duration
8h 45m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Main pick up point is the Rotorua I-site, however, will pick up from other Rotorua CBD locations as required. We do not pick up outside of Rotorua.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Air-conditioned vehicle • GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Entry/Admission - Lady Knox Geyser • Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland • Entry/Admission - Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Main pick up point is the Rotorua I-site, however, will pick up from other Rotorua CBD locations as required. We do not pick up outside of Rotorua.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h 45m
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Service animals allowed
Stroller accessible
Not wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Lady Knox Geyser
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Waiotapu Boardwalk/ Mud Pool
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Waimangu Volcanic Valley
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
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David L
2 contributions
World’s biggest hot spring
Dec 2019 • Family
Brilliant day out both at Wai-O-Tapu and Waimangu valley. Keith the driver was excellent, very informative and knew how to time our visits to get the most from the day.
Waimangu Valley really spectacular, happily come back again.
Written 28 December 2019
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Thomas_Rodda
Kia ora, Thank you for your time to write this review. We are lucky to have Keith onboard to share his extensive knowledge of the area to give the best experience possible. We are pleased you had a good day with us and enjoyed the spectacular views!
Written 20 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Europelover2014
Chicago, IL2,147 contributions
Great for transport, overview commentray and self-tour
Nov 2019
I was looking primarily for transport to Wai-O-Tapu and Waimangu Valley without a full guided we-all-stick-together-type tour. Thermal Land Shuttle was perfect!

I was picked up promptly at my hotel, joined other travelers and we were transported to Wai-O-Tapu with interesting commentary on the way. Thermal Land Shuttle knows how to efficiently use the Wai-O-Tapu schedule! On arriving, we had no wait in line, immediate entry. It was suggested we complete the first circuit of geothermal features, then return to the bus to be taken to Lady Knox for the eruption. This was great advice. After Lady Knox, as other visitors joined the traffic jam to return to the main park, Thermal Land Shuttle's clients were taken to enjoy the huge mud pool. After this viewing, traffic had lessened somewhat and we were brought back to the main park with the suggestion that we walk the trails in reverse to avoid huge crowds doing a forward circuit. Another great idea!

I was the only one of my bus group that had scheduled a full day with Waimangu. I was brought there as others finished up Wai-O-Tapu. Perfect. Individual arrangements were made with me as to my pick-up.

I couldn't have asked for better service. Commentary on the drives was fascinating, time allotted for the self-tours was more than sufficient and the company was on top of how to beat the crowds. It was a great day!
Written 23 November 2019
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Kia ora, Thank you for your time to write this amazing review! We certainly know how to deliver the VIP treatment to all our customers and you can't beat that local knowledge to give the best possible experience while visiting these awesome attractions. We are stoked you had a memorable day with Thermal - land Shuttle in Rotorua Cheers, Thomas
Written 3 December 2019
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5linneas
1 contribution
I definitely recommend it!
Oct 2019 • Solo
Everything worked out as planned, after a visit at the incredible Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, we were up on time to see the Lady Knox Geysir erupt! Visited the mud pools afterwards and then went on to stay at the Waimangu Volcanic Valley for a few hours. Everything was definitely worth a visit, you don’t want to miss it. On the drives we were provided with interesting information about the area. Thanks for the amazing day!
Written 31 October 2019
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Thomas_Rodda
Kia Ora, Thank you for your time to write this review about Thermal - Land Shuttle. We do think Waiotapu & Waimangu is a must see when visiting Rotorua. They are both very unique attractions. We are glad you had a good experience. We love explaining about the things we see along the way! Cheers
Written 3 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

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Janenmarvs
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,
evaforevz
evaforevz
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Awesome Driver and Experience
Our shuttle driver Keith was very knowledgeable and friendly. He showed us many local attractions on the way to Wai
jahanarak2014
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
philomenam822
philomenam822
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Experience as advertised complete with green and red colored water as well as lots of steam.
I view this as the best of the geothermal experiences. We did go to Hell's gate whose attraction is ability to have
benjaminl338
benjaminl338
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Very nice
Go. Go and make sure you have plenty of time! We had a good time and saw many beautiful things here. The natural si
ChrisPTacos
ChrisPTacos
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Great guide, interesting experience
Our guide Akira was very informative and passionate about the tour. He was prompt with pickup and had a good itiner
X4169BHjulias
X4169BHjulias
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Highly recommendable
Keith from the Thermal Land Shuttle drove us to Wai-O-Tapo and Rainbow mountain today. We enjoyed travelling with
Priti S
Priti S
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Great afternoon in Wai-O-Tapu
Took the 12p shuttle from the YHA to Wai-O-Tapu today. It was seamless and reliable. The tour driver gave interes
fionasE8635PY
fionasE8635PY
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Great Tour
Nice caring peoople, cool side stops at the road, great colours and photos in Waiotapu :) all in all a great tour �
edwarde633
edwarde633
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Great service , great experience and great guide
Great service , great experience and great guide thank you especially the guide Akira ! very passionate , friendly
andrewmW5130HI
andrewmW5130HI
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Cramped minibus
The springs are fabulous and this was a well organised and flexible tour. However there were 22 of us on a 22 seate
clarak494
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
dennis886
dennis886
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Fantastic natural display let down
"Thermal Wonderland" absolutely describes what you see. The driver was very knowledgeable and gave plenty of inform
arjrao8
arjrao8
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Great time
Had a great time ! The driver was very friendly and very helpful. He even showed us another walk of a lake near Rai
SonjaP1156
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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