Devil's Bath Surreal Experience

Tour Summary

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.

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the land of geothermal activities on this scorching stunning tour from Auckland!

  • See all the highlights of Rotorua from bursting geysers to steaming hot mud pools

  • Visit the thermal wonderland of Wai-O-Tapu and witness its unique volcanic features

  • Explore the incredible Lady Knox geyser eruption with heights of 10 to 20 metres

  • Walk through the surreal lunar-like environment  to witness the volcanic wonders

  • Carry on past the Champagne Pool, a bubbling hot spring famed for its brilliant orange rim

  • Admire the Primrose Terraces, a set of glistening steps

  • Find a spot with the perfect mix of hot and cold temperatures for you

  • Witness the frightening display of geothermal chemistry, the Devil’s Bath- neon green is a natural wonder

  • Enjoy the largest fresh water lake in NZ, one of the main attractions

  • Explore the scenic beauty of Lake Taupō by stretching your legs along the lakeside

  • Enjoy the best water-level viewing of the majestic Huka Falls

  • Experience dazzling views of the falls and river from the pedestrian bridge.

  • Admire beautiful Waikato scenery and look out for native bird life

  • Step into the glorious world of the honey bee!

  • Discover pure New Zealand honey in the heart of Taupō

  • Free honey, mead and liqueur tastings, live beehive viewings and fascinating interactive displays

Tour Inclusion

  • Fully guided return transfer from Auckland

  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from Auckland CBD

  • Complimentary refreshments and water on board

  • A local English-speaking tour escort throughout the tour

  • Luxurious temperature controlled transportation in a minibus

  • Access to Wi-Fi on board for a small surcharge

  • Admission to Lady Knox Geyser

  • Admission to self-guided walk at Wai-o–Tapu thermal wonderland

  • Visit to the stunning lake city of Taupō waterfront

  • Visit mighty and majestic Huka falls

  • Admission to New Zealand’s largest showcase of honey products. 

  • Free tastings of 100% pure New Zealand honey, honey wine (mead) and liqueurs

Tour Description

The drive from Auckland to Rotorua is a very common North Island route planned into New Zealand Itineraries for visitors exploring by road. While driving from Auckland to Rotorua takes a few hours, the trip will fly by with these awesome stop-offs - plus the drive from Auckland to Rotorua is also filled with amazing scenery! To the south of Rotorua, will bring you to the park, which is considered to be one of New Zealand's most diverse geothermal attractions. Discover an area which has been sculptured by geothermal activity over thousands of years, and see unique volcanic features, geysers and more!

 

Named “One of the 20 Most Surreal Places in the World" by Trip Advisor, 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.  A walk through this surreal, lunar-like environment provides the chance to witness some of the volcanic wonders that this region is famous for.

 

Look for the luminous green waters of the ominously named Devil’s Bath, this neon green pool of stagnant stink water is a natural wonder. The pretty trees and shrubs surrounding it make this unusually coloured pool appear even more peculiar. Carry on past the Champagne Pool, a bubbling hot spring famed for its brilliant orange rim, to a low boardwalk crossing a vast lake of steaming, cream-coloured liquid.

Back on firm ground, admire the Primrose Terraces, a set of glistening steps.

 

The natural bush setting, the Lady Knox Geyser erupting daily at 10.15 am and the nearby ever active "Mud Pool" add other dimensions to the experience, the distinct sulphur smell, similar to that of rotting eggs will accompany you throughout your visit to this fascinating natural wonder.  

We head on to the next stop to Marvel at the breath-taking geothermal scenery, stunning waterfalls and World Heritage-listed forest reserves, as you drive from the south of Auckland located in the centre of New Zealand’s north island lies the largest freshwater lake in Australasia. A land of fire and ice, Lake Taupō, a stunning natural cauldron, is ringed by snow-capped mountains, and surrounded by geothermal ‘hot spots’, such as bubbling mud pools, fumaroles and hot springs, so have your camera at the ready to capture all the amazing sights.

You'll be amazed by the majestic Huka Falls - an incredible waterfall that thunders 11m into the Waikato River below and boasts the title of being New Zealand's most visited natural attraction. This incredible waterfall is the most-visited natural attraction in New Zealand – it’s hard to tear your gaze away from the endless, mesmerising torrent. Experience dazzling views of the falls and river from the pedestrian bridge. Looking upstream from the footbridge over the Waikato River where the watercourse squeezes into the narrow gorge and results in a bit of turbulence.

Explore the scenic beauty of Lake Taupō waterfront by stretching your legs along one of many lakeside walking trails.  Take a step away and enjoy the complete peace and quiet of water's edge picnic spots and elevated viewing areas. 

Rich, full and flavoursome, discover the largest range of honey and honey-based products in Aotearoa. Excite the senses, be tempted by an amazing array of 100% pure New Zealand honey, mead, natural health and wellbeing products and unique gift ideas. A unique taste experience with free honey, mead & liqueur tastings. Live beehive viewings and fascinating interactive displays. Discover health & wellness products, divine honey-based skincare products. Complete your experience by relaxing in lounge or gardens with a coffee or delicious honey ice-cream.

 

Tour Requirements

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

  • Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for the conditions, Sun protection, jacket/warm layer, & any essential personal items

  • Easy and good fitness level required

  • Being an active geothermal area with uneven terrain, sturdy footwear is recommended. Jandals, sandals, flip-flops or high heeled shoes are not suitable.

  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs and walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • Bring a camera or a phone with camera capability as this is the perfect place to get some great travel photos.

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