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Address: Rotorua 3007, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-477 9083
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Headfirst Travel Rotorua offers several day tours out of Rotorua.

- Geyser...

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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Thermal Wonderland Geyser Link Shuttle Tour from Rotorua
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Had an awesome tour to Wai-O-Tapu with headfirst, the driver knew everything you asked about the place, and very kind, totally recommended

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an awesome tour to Wai-O-Tapu with headfirst, the driver knew everything you asked about the place, and very kind, totally recommended

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked Headfirst Travel's full day trip out to Wai-O-Tapu thermal wonderland and Waimangu volcanic valley and it was one of my favourite tours throughout the whole of NZ - I loved learning more about the geography of this stunning country and I was blown away by the varying views of the different geysers, pools, craters and more. There errr... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked the Wai-o-tapu and Waimangu transport + entry full day tour. Pick up and drop off was on time and very efficient. Driver, Blue, was also informative and entertaining, and stopped at additional sights along the way, so that was a bonus. You would have sufficient time at Wai-o-tapu to complete the longest hike (about 1.5hr). At Waimangu, you will... More 

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HeadfirstTravel, Front Office Manager at Headfirst Travel, responded to this review

Kia Ora! Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your day with Blue! Kind Regards, The Headfirst Travel Team More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Wai O Tapu last Sunday and even though it rained the whole time I was there it was still amazing! The geyser being set off was really interesting to watch and learn about and all the colours of the lakes were beautiful! Pete our driver was great too he had so much information to give us on all the... More 

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Headfirsttravel, Front Office Manager at Headfirst Travel, responded to this review

Kia Ora! Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We love to hear that our passengers are having positive memorable experiences with us especially when one of our drivers has made a lasting impression. Many thanks and warm regads, The Headfirst TRavel Team More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Thank you guys for a nice morning @ Waimangu. Convenient pick up from the i-SITE, always on time, drop off back to the Visitor Centre. Depending on driver, you'll also get a commentary on the way. Great way to explore the geothermal parks, Waitomo and or Hobbiton. Special thanks to Wayne - who was our driver on route back and... More 

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Kia Ora! Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are glad to hear that your day with us was a memorable one. Kind Regards, Sylvie More 

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent day with Headfirst providing friendly informative commentary. Thanks Pete and Wayne for an awesome time. Amazing geothermal areas Waiotapu and Waimangu -spectacular scenery 👍😀 Lynette from Rotorua Isite

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Kia Ora Lynette! Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with Pete and Wayne. Kakite, The Headfirst Travel Team More 

Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Instead of renting a car (and driving on the wrong side of the road), I used Headfirst to travel from Auckland down south to Waitiomo Caves, then to Rotorua to see the sights there, then onto Hobiton on the way back to Auckland. Leonine and Pete were the drivers and they were punctual, profession, informative and very flexible in helping... More 

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Kia Ora! Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! Kakita, The Headfirst Travel Team More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

We did not rent a car for our trip so we were happy to have Headfirst pick us up from the hotel and take us to Wai-o-tapu so we didn't need to try to figure out the local buses. Our driver was friendly and tried to entertain us on the ride there and show us a few other things along... More 

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Kia Ora1 Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Kakite, The Headfirst Travel Team More 

Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Had a great time at Waimangu! The driver was super friendly and knowledgeable. I was picked up and dropped off from my hostel which was really convenient. The driver provided commentary on our way out the the valley and it was great to gain some local insight. I spent a few hours wandering around the valley, using the complimentary map... More 

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Headfirsttravel, Front Office Manager at Headfirst Travel, responded to this review

Kia Ora! Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. Our goal is to always provide our passengers with a positive memorable experience and we are very happy to hear that we lived up to these expectations for you. Kakite, The Headfirst Travel Team More 

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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing day on the full day duo. A must do when visiting th geothermal capital. Really informative and genuine driver. Who communicated the itinerary very clearly and also told us a lot of interesting information about Rotorua/Wai O Tapu and Waimangu. Loved my day and couldn't recommend higher. 10/10

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Kia Ora! Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your day with us! Many thanks and warm regards, The Headfirst Travel Team More 

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