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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland showcases New Zealand’s geothermal topography at its most dramatic and colorful. Located along the Reporoa Caldera within the Taupo Volcanic Zone, the park’s lava-sculpted landscapes are punctuated by hissing geysers, swirling sulfur lakes, and bubbling mud pools.

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Hobbiton & Rotorua including Wai-O-Tapu - Small Group Tour from Auckland

Hobbiton & Rotorua including Wai-O-Tapu - Small Group Tour from Auckland

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Visit two of the North Island’s most popular attractions in one day on this small-group tour from Auckland. First, hear behind-the-scenes stories from the making of the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' films on a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set. In the afternoon, continue to Rotorua to explore the city and visit the Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland, where highlights include geysers, volcanic mud pools, sulphur springs, and geothermal craters.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$231.44
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US$231.44

Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour including Wai-O-Tapu from Auckland
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Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour including Wai-O-Tapu from Auckland

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Experience the North Island's top destinations in one day on a full-day tour to Wai-O-Tapu and Rotorua from Auckland. Have time to walk at your own pace around Wai-O-Tapu geothermal park, then take in the sights of Rotorua on a coach tour with stops along the way. Includes entrance fees, bottled water and snacks, live commentary from the driver-guide, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$203.59
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Taupo Day Trip with Orakei Korako from Rotorua
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Taupo Day Trip with Orakei Korako from Rotorua

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Discover New Zealand’s geothermal hotspots on a day trip from Rotorua to Lake Taupo, stopping to explore one of two remarkable destinations. Select Orakei Korako to see terraced pools of steaming water, or opt for Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland’s otherworldly colors. Limited to 11 people for more personal service, this day trip includes pickup and drop-off at centrally-located hotels, as well as entrance fees at the geothermal site.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$166.23
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Kakapo 21 Day New Zealand Small Group Tour

Kakapo 21 Day New Zealand Small Group Tour

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Avoid the hassle of planning all the logistics of your grand tour of New Zealand on this comprehensive 21-day guided tour. Starting in Auckland and ending in Christchurch, you’ll explore a wide range of landscapes in between. Admire the ancient kauri forests of the Hokianga, relax in the Bay of Islands, take the ferry from Wellington to Picton, spot whales in Kaikoura, try adventure sports in Queenstown, and more.
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  • 21 days
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US$8,349.12
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Hells Gate Excite Experience & Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Experience
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Hells Gate Excite Experience & Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Experience

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Experience a land where myth and legend come to life, where the earth boils, mud heals, and steam disappears into the clouds above. More than just a place of myth and legend, this land has the power to heal and excite anyone who meets it, just as it’s done for centuries. Come and discover New Zealand’s most unique geothermal experience. Your body and soul will feel revitalised after this soothing experience.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$430.39
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Amazing New Zealand Itineraries & chauffeur-driven tours

Amazing New Zealand Itineraries & chauffeur-driven tours

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If you want the flexibility and freedom of independent travel but the support and structure of a guided tour, create your own private tour itinerary in consultation with your guide. Choose the tour length (1–21 days) and destinations to suit your needs and interests. Perhaps focus on the cultural and geothermal attractions of the central North Island, or the mountains and lakes of the South Island–it’s up to you.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$680.16
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Hobbiton, Waitomo, Rotorua & Taupo 2-Day Small Group Tour from Auckland

Hobbiton, Waitomo, Rotorua & Taupo 2-Day Small Group Tour from Auckland

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Get an early start from Auckland to access some of the best sites in the central North Island. Absorb the dark glitter of the Waitomo Caves, the pint-size houses of the set of The Hobbit at 'Hobbiton', and the bubbling geothermal activity of Rotorua and Taupo. Overnight accommodation is sorted for you and the drive goes much quicker with the on board commentary.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$497.37
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Ultimate New Zealand - Hiking New Zealand - 23 Days

Ultimate New Zealand - Hiking New Zealand - 23 Days

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New Zealand is a bucket-list hiking destination, but hiking independently can be risky and requires advanced backcountry skills. This 23-day small-group tour is ideal for adventurous travelers who want to hike without the risk of getting lost. The comprehensive itinerary includes hikes in both the North Island–Lake Waikaremoana, Tongariro–and the South Island–Abel Tasman, Aoraki Mount Cook–and more. It includes an interesting mix of shorter day hikes and longer overnight treks.
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  • 23 days
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US$4,841.03
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Hobbiton, Waitomo, Rotorua & Taupo 2-Day Small Group Tour from Auckland

Hobbiton, Waitomo, Rotorua & Taupo 2-Day Small Group Tour from Auckland

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Visit some of the best spots in the upper North Island, in this tour from Auckland. From the glittering Waitomo caves and magical Hobbiton to the spray of Huka Falls, benefiting from an experienced guide, convenient transportation, and inclusive entrance tickets. This tour gets you to great locations swiftly.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$497.37
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Thermal Amphibious Experience
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Thermal Amphibious Experience

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Experience the spectacular nature at New Zealand's most colourful natural volcanic park. Marvel at a boiling mud pool and watch a geyser erupt in spectacular fashion at one of New Zealand’s most impressive geothermal wonderlands. Witness at the multi-coloured pools and other dramatic features as you wander along the tracks combining an opportunity to Sit back and Ride, Quack, Laugh, Splash, and discover Rotorua with amphibious Duck Tours, a once in a lifetime unique adventure!
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$330.91
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Amazing Luxury tours of NZ

Amazing Luxury tours of NZ

This is just an example of a luxury highlights tour of NZ. The itinerary can be customized to suit your time frame and budget. However it is targeted mainly at the luxury 5* market.
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  • 23 days
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US$9,947.32
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Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland - Private tour

Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland - Private tour

Join us and experience the real New Zealand nature. Visit one of the most iconic places - surreal Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$437.02
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Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland. Small group 4-5 people.

Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland. Small group 4-5 people.

Join us and experience the real New Zealand nature. Visit one of the most iconic places - surreal Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$232.10
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Magical Wanderer Experience
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Magical Wanderer Experience

Experience a land where myth and legend come to life, where the earth boils, mud heals, and steam disappears into the clouds above! Named “One of the 20 Most Surreal Places in the World" by TripAdvisor, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland is New Zealand’s most colourful and diverse geothermal area. Thousands of years in the making, this stunning landscape is nestled within a natural bush setting through which self-guided walks take between 30 and 75 minutes. The range of geothermal activity is extensive and includes huge volcanic craters formed by collapsing ground, steaming vents, sinter terrace formations, coloured hot and cold water springs among which is the world famous Champagne Pool.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$297.76
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Glorious Valley Experience - Overnight [2 Day Tour]
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Glorious Valley Experience - Overnight [2 Day Tour]

Designed to showcase the range of experiences and landscapes on offer in the central north island, we bring to you, one of the country’s most unique natural wonders, the famous Waitomo glow-worm caves, magical walk and geothermal hot springs. Discover the fantastic local landmarks as well as a multitude of picturesque and gorgeous surrounding areas. You’ll be thrilled and amazed by each and every destination on your list. Experience a personal encounter with our people, culture and place at Te Puia geothermal valley and witness “One of the 20 Most Surreal Places in the World" Thousands of years in the making at Wai-O-Tapu wonderland.
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  • 2 days
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US$529.86
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Thermal Getaway Experience - Overnight [4 Day Tour]

Thermal Getaway Experience - Overnight [4 Day Tour]

Thermal Getaway hosts unique insight for travellers wanting to experience a fulfilling and enriching journey that will create lasting memories. Uncover under cave wonders, geothermal hotspots, discover vibrant cities and be immersed in the awe-inspiring Māori heritage that holds a special bond with this ancient land. A huge range of family attractions for adults and kids, adventure and adrenaline activities, as well as peaceful nature-based experiences that will get you back in touch with the real world. Come and discover New Zealand’s most unique geothermal experience.
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  • 4 days
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US$994.07
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Devil's Bath Surreal Experience
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Devil's Bath Surreal Experience

Soak in a hot stream, marvel at a boiling mud pool and watch a geyser erupt in spectacular fashion at one of New Zealand’s most impressive geothermal wonderlands. Enjoy the surreal landscape and mysterious appeal of this active geothermal area in the Taupō Volcanic Zone. Look for the luminous green waters of the ominously named Devil’s Bath. Experience a land of fire and ice, Lake Taupō, a stunning natural cauldron, is ringed by snow-capped mountains, and Spectacular natural landscapes unlike those found anywhere else in the world, including crystal-clear lakes and unique geothermal hot-spots.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$297.76
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Tongariro Alpine Crossing Experience - Overnight [3 Day Tour]
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Tongariro Alpine Crossing Experience - Overnight [3 Day Tour]

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Immerse yourself with panoramic views of an ancient volcanic resting ground. Experience the trek across a dramatic alpine and volcanic landscapes all with stunning views. Walk the unforgettable Tongariro Alpine Crossing, a World Heritage site, celebrated for both its cultural and spectacular natural significance and at the centre of sparkling Lake Taupo, the great inland sea of New Zealand witnesses the Snow-blanketed winter ski fields thundering Huka Falls, steaming geothermal valleys with rejuvenating hot springs.
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  • 3 days
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US$662.49
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Rotorua Small Group Morning Tour Waimangu and Wai O Tapu
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Rotorua Small Group Morning Tour Waimangu and Wai O Tapu

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See the awe-inspiring Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland on a half-day tour, led by a knowledgeable guide. Follow a well-marked path alongside bubbling hot springs and volcanic craters at Rotorua’s most comprehensive geothermal site. Hear a morning presentation about the Lady Knox Geyser and observe the daily eruption before a short drive through the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Numbers are limited to 12 people, providing a more personalized experience with a small group.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$112.74
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland hours of operation: Apr - Oct: 8:30am - 5pm (last admission 3:45pm), Nov - Mar: 8:30am - 6pm (last admission 4:45pm). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.