Taupo Day Trip with Orakei Korako from Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand
Taupo Day Trip with Waiotapu or Orakei Korako from Rotorua

From US$152.80

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Visit Lake Taupo on a day trip from Rotorua
  • Choose between two geothermal destinations
  • See a dramatic side of the New Zealand landscape
  • Travel with a small group and local guide
  • Pickup at hotels in central Rotorua
  • All entrance fees included
  • Get dropped off in Rotorua, or opt to stay in Taupo

What's Included

  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off - central hotels/hostels
  • Transport by airconditoned minibus
  • Adnission fees to named attractions
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 AM

Pickup details

We pickup at all central Rotorua locations free of charge and for a small shuttle fee if you are not at central accommodation. Guaranteed departure - We do not cancel on the rare occasions we have low numbers. We will travel for one person. Due to low numbers and sustained losses caused by Covid 19, until further notice we will need a minimum of 4 people (or price equivalent) to run tours.

What To Expect

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Lake Taupo

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Huka Falls tracks

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years (if traveling on own)
  • All ages accepted if traveling with at least one adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Please note that this tour is not suitable for children under 2 years, as part of the group - It can be booked as a private group tour - please ask TripAdvisor/Viator to contact us for the custom price
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Traveler Tips

It's quite an easy going experience with a good guide.


5 reviews
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Great Trip.
Cheryl_Y, Aug 2023
Dallas is a great guide. I especially appreciate it when he explains the scenes we saw on the way such as the forests and farms. My mum and I enjoyed the trip.
Nice trio grom Rotorua to Taupo
Radoslaw_W, Dec 2019
If you want to visit Orakei Korako from Rotorua it is reasonable to take this trip as it allows you to take a look at Huka Falls and Taupo lake/town as well, although last ones are not so fascinating as the rest of places in the area. It's quite an easy going experience with a good guide.
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Thankyou for your review! Glad to know you enjoyed your tour and I will pass on your kind words to your tour guide. Kind regards, Serhan
Awesome Experience
EllaMaricar_S, Jul 2018
So much in love with this country! New Zealand is the best place for solo travelers like me! It is so green in the New Zealand! I thought I am not a nature lover but when I see was so beautiful! My Taupo amd Waiotapu tour are so beautiful! Our tour guide is the best! And my fellow travellers are the best who are from HK.
Very convenient since we needed to...
California Tourist, Jan 2018
Very convenient since we needed to end up in Taupo from Rotorua. Tour guide, Rick was very accommodating, knowledgeable and added nice value-add-on touches to the tour since we were the only group of 3 I suppose. Highly recommend this tour group.
Good trip i was the only person , i...
aayalina, Dec 2017
Good trip i was the only person , i visited geothermical parks and took incredible pictures.I recommend it.

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