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Rotorua 3007, New Zealand
+64 3-477 9083
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Thermal Wonderland from Rotorua with Hobbiton, Waimangu Add-On
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Headfirst Travel Rotorua offers several day tours out of Rotorua. - Geyser Link Shuttle - Explore Rotorua's thermal wonders. Start your day with a visit to Lady Knox Geyser and see the amazing eruption of a real geyser. Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland: Continue to the surreal Waiotapu thermal wonderland and have a look at all the unique lakes, pools, craters and the kaleidoscope of colours the park has to offer. Waimangu Volcanic Valley: Have a spectacular walk down the Waimangu valley, which sports seven craters formed by the eruption of Mt Tarawera. See natural geyser eruptions, hot springs and beautiful marmor terrasses. If you want to, you can also add the amazing boat cruise to see stunning geothermal activity on Lake Rotomahana. Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village: Experience the authentic culture of the Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village. The Whakarewarewa is the only living geothermal Maori village and therefore a must see in Rotorua. See the boiling hot pools and bubbling mud at their unique home and learn how they use the geothermal activity in their daily live. Enjoy an informative guided tour followed by a cultural performance and the option of a delicious Hangi meal. - Waitomo Wanderer - Enjoy the scenic ride through volcanic hills and lush farm lands. Arriving at Waitomo, you can experience New Zealand’s world famous glowworm cave as you glide silently by boat through the cave system as thousands of magical glowworms sparkle above you. See the formation of the stalactites and stalagmites in the Aranui Cave and the amazing spiral entry into the large Ruakuri Cave complex. If you are more adventures, experience the Black Labyrinth or the Black Abyss at Black Water Rafting Afterwards there is the option to visit Bilbo Baggins in the famous Hobbiton Movie Set. - SnapShOt - Get to know Rotorua better with our amazing SnapShOt Tour. We will take you to all the important sights in Rotorua. See The Redwoods Forest, Tihiotonga Look out (view of Rotorua), Kuirau Park, Ohinemutu, Sulphur Point, Rotorua Museum, Whakarewarewa and Te Puia and more. The dedicated driver/guides will provide a detailed commentary telling you stories you won’t hear anywhere else.
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Rotorua 3007, New Zealand
+64 3-477 9083

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This company sucks the treat there staff disgustingly I would urge people not to use them. They are very one sided it's the Mighty dollar rules they don't have a cut off time for there trips to some times you have to go back and...More

Thank E4906OTsteves
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bus driver Wayne very informed and personable. Trip was enjoyable. Luckily the weather held out. Only issue eas a huge step our of the minibus. Awkward for less mobile passengers. But a thoroughly enjoyable trip

Thank Jashedan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While we did opt to take the Headfirst van to these two parks, we saw how easy this would have been to rent a car and drive to the two parks on your own. We felt they were purely a shuttle service. Wai-o-tapu was the...More

Thank QueenM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a beautiful afternoon in the Waimangu valley checking out the Geothermal activity in this area. You could spend easily more than 2 hours walking around getting to different thermal pools. Took heaps of pictures. You even have an area where you could spot a...More

Thank Tarek-Terry S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went from Auckland towards Rotorua with first stop Black water rafting then Hobbiton then the Maori Village and then Wai-O-tapu. My drivers were first Paul I think and then Blue. Can I just say both lads were great craic, especially Blue who knew I had...More

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Headfirst Travel picked us up on time and delivered us to all our excursions. Our bus driver had some interesting facts to give us on our drive - thanks Headfirst Travel

Thank CKMurray13
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Always when I travel with Headfirst it is a great experience. I would recommend the Geyser Link shuttle and the Waitomo Wanderer, both are great tours with value for you money. I enjoyed everything, from the Hobbiton Movie Set, The Glowworm Caves, Waimangu and Whakarewarewa!...More

Thank Zora K
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Headfirst first took us to Wai O Tapu were we had 1,5h to walk through the parc. On our way the driver told us many interesting facts about Rotorua. The parc by itself is stunning. So interesting to see the geothermal activity. After that they...More

Thank Kajaey
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This has been the best day in Kiwi land so far. Took the advise of Lynette at the i-site tour office and booked the Geyser Link Shuttle. The driver Pete was friendly, informative and entertaining, (and safe.) He also went beyond the call of duty...More

Thank MiyagiSan1806
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We chose the Thermal Wonderland Geyser Link Shuttle Tour from Rotorua, Tour Option: Waiotapu and Whakarewarewa. During our tour we got to see the Lady Knox Geyser, Thermal Wonderland, and the Living Maori Village. The sites they chose were fantastic, but everything was very very...More

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HeadfirstTravel, Front Office Manager at Headfirst Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Kia Ora, Thank you for your review! We appreciate all feedback and will take your comments into consideration when undertaking staff training. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the sights though. King Regards, The Headfirst Travel Team

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