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“wai o tapu”(34 reviews)
“day trip”(7 reviews)
Thermal Land Shuttle is an easy and cost effective transfer option in Rotorua, taking the hassle out of getting to and from your next geothermal adventure. There are certain magic spots you must see when in Rotorua – we know them all and we’d love...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 21 668 462
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a really good way to see both Wai-O-Tapu and Waimangu. The driver is super friendly with great advice on where to get the best view of Lady Knox guiser and how long it will take us to walk through the parks. There was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Fearless803025
Reviewed 1 January 2019

We booked the 2-way transport for Wai-O-Tapu and Waimangu day tour with Thermal Land Shuttle. Online booking was very convenient. They picked us from Rotorua CBD slightly later than scheduled but that's understandable since we were the last ones to be picked up. After that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank frnd4uee
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Excellent arrange of time that gives plenty of time to visit the park and watch the geyser. Akira is so knowledgeable of Rotorua. He is familiar of every lake and mountain. Great tour to attend.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ringshirley
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

This is the team to go with when visiting the GeoThermals. A friendly operation with comfortable Mercedes-Benz people movers. Knowledgeable guide with plenty of time to do your own thing. I would choose this company again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank VapeTrish
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Booked the shuttle to the Waitomo caves and the shuttle was really punctual. The driver Akira was also very accommodating, and well-learned, engaging us in conversations during the journey. Will recommend this to those who are not driving and need transport around.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ongmich
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

Took the shuttle to the start of the Te Ara Ahi cycle. Excellent service. On time. Great info. And a bonus stop to view some mud pools.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MKaye2017
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Booked the shuttle to ride Te Ara Ahi cycle trail from Waiotapu back to Rotorua. Driver picked us up from accommodation on time and gave us perfect advice for riding the trail. Very helpful local advice meant we had a perfect day cycling.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nztraveller813
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We did the full day tour including boat trip and it was great from start to finish. You get to Waiotapu before the main crowds for a look around while it's quiet, see the geyser and then have more time for a leisurely stroll around...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NatWSW
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Did the Wai-O-Tapu/Waimangu tour, Thomas was awesome and professional. Gave me lots of good tips on navigating the parks and wasn't bothered that I had booked the wrong package and spent a little more time at Waimangu. Definitely would recommend Thermal Land Shuttle to anyone...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andy_from_Seattle
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I signed up for the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland + Waimangu Volcanic Valley tour package. It was a pretty heavy tour activity for one day, but was definitely worth every minute and penny spent. The Waimangu part of the tour in particular blew me away. Wasn't...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rowimperial
Thermal_Land_Shuttle, Owner at Thermal Land Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Hi Rowland, Thank you for your time to write this review We are glad to hear you had a good day seeing these attractions with Thomas, Altho you felt it was pretty heavy it's great you thought it was well worth it! Kind regards Thermal...More

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1 October 2015|
Response from Thomas_Rodda | Property representative |
Hi Cat, We operate a Waitomo Tour Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. We also do a combo with Hobbiton with our Waiotapu or Waimangu tours which operates everyday. If you would like to visit our website it might give you a... More
1 August 2015|
Response from Thomas_Rodda | Property representative |
Hi Cherie, Probably the most economical way of getting to Rotorua from Auckland would be catching a bus either intercity or mana bus. We have tours that depart Rotorua in the morning and in the afternoon so depends on what... More