Wai-o-tapu Geothermal Wonderland with a private guide
Wai-o-tapu is another of the Region's colourful geothermal areas, with the largest mud pool in New Zealand the Lady Knox Geyser and the different coloured lakes within the park makes this an experience not to be forgotten. There are three different walking tracks to the park you can choose to do one, two or all three.
We then head back to Rotorua and take in the sights and history or the city including Government Gardens, including the Museum and Bath House, Blue Baths, Te Runanga Tea House, Polynesian Spa, Rachael Spring and the wonderful gardens. Visit the Redwood Forest and walk amongst the giant trees and native Silver Ferns.
Lunch is available at your own cost. Complimentary chilled bottled water and free WiFi available in all vehicles to check your email.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Shore Excursions are met at the Port of Tauranga, outside the Salisbury Gates. Approximately 1 hour after ship docks
End location: You will be returned to the Port of Tauranga to the Salisbury Gate entrance to the wharf one hour prior to ship departure
Duration: 7 hours
If this is a shore excursion from the Port of Tauranga times are dependent on the arrival and departure times of the cruise ship.
Vehicles available are
Car - 2014 Mercedes suitable for up to 4 passengers
SUV - 2013 Ford suitable for up to 4 passengers
Mini Coaches - 2010 and 2013 Mercedes suitable for up to 10 passengers
Mini Coach - 2007 Mercedes suitable for up to 9 passengers plus wheelchair
Mini Coach - 2015 Mercedes suitable for up to 16 passengers
All vehicles are fully air conditioned, clean and modern
Transport with local Driver/Guide
Entry Fees to Wai-o-tapu
Complimentary chilled bottled water
Free WiFi in all vehicles for checking email
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 NZ - Lunch and snack expenses, most places take Visa & Mastercard
Lunch and any snacks you may require
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Anne was delightful - very flexible from the beginning, and really tailored the tour to what we wanted to do (for example, going to the gondola to do a couple of luge rides, which we hadn't had time to do the day before). She was knowledgeable, friendly, did great with some difficult driving, was interesting to talk to, and had a good sense of humor. Overall was well worth the money, and was a great way to see a large portion of the North Island and its sites in a short period of time. Thanks, Anne!