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Thermal Land Shuttle

Rotorua, New Zealand
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About Thermal Land Shuttle
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 to show you!
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Wai-O-Tapu & Waimangu Full Day Tour

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.
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8 hours 45 minutes
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Waimangu Volcanic Valley Half Day Tour

We pick guests up in Rotorua CBD and head to Waimangu Volcanic Valley, enroute the driver-guide will provide commentary on the region. On arriving at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, the driver-guide will accompany guests to VIP ticketing and then guests can walk through Waimangu Volcanic Valley at their own pace (unguided). Experience spectacular volcanic craters, enormous hot water springs, beautiful geothermal features, rare and unusual plant life, brilliantly coloured microbiology and a wide array of birds. Visitors are immersed in the stories of the Mt Tarawera volcanic eruption, its people, and the resulting dramatic landscape changes that created the world’s youngest geothermal valley. Guests are picked up approx 1.15pm and returned to Rotorua CBD.
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5 hours 30 minutes
from US$66.49

Waimangu Volcanic Valley with Boat Cruise Tour

This half-day geothermal experience immerses you in the history and stories of the Waimangu Volcanic Valley.
Explore Waimangu Volcanic Valley, the world’s youngest geothermal system, at your own pace with a range of options for all abilities and ambitions.
Walks vary in length from the 1.5km features to 4.5km and cover a range of geothermal activity, nature and wildlife.
At the end of your walk you can board a boat for a relaxing 45 minute cruise around the tranquil waters of Lake Rotomahana.
Listen to the full history of the lake, the Pink and White Terraces and the Mount Tarawera Eruption from the on-board commentary and see geothermal sites not accessible by foot. Be sure to keep an eye out for the abundant native birdlife on the Lake.
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5 hours
from US$101.69
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Janekaty wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand72 contributions62 helpful votes
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, he showed us many of the geothermal sites on our way there. We got lost and even called Keith who put us back on track. He is such an asset to the company and just put 110% in to ensuring we had so much knowledge of the local area! Giving us things to look out for during out bike ride
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Date of experience: July 2020
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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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Jahanara K wrote a review Mar 2020
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This was the best and up close time we spent in the valley looking at Geo Thermals. The boat cruise should not be missed as you watch native birds, steaming cliffs, eruption sites and craters. We saw many eruptions and amazing view on our cruise. This is a definitely one boat cruise cannot be missed.
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Date of experience: February 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 Thermal Land Shuttle
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 contributions48 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 natural occurrence so we felt it was quite unnecessary.
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Response from Thomas_Rodda, Owner at Thermal Land Shuttle
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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