Thermal Getaway Experience

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Skyline Rotorua Couple  (2)
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Tour Summary

An area in which the landscape has been sculptured by geothermal activity and where unique volcanic features can be viewed from well-defined tracks. 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.

Tour Highlights


  • Enjoy a scenic drive through lush countryside with excellent photo opportunity

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

  • Experience the amazing Wai-o-Tapu Thermal Wonderland geothermal walk including the truly fascinating champagne pool

  • Discover surreal beauty and dramatic geothermal landscapes

  • Visit Hell's Gate - home of active mud volcanoes, land coral, erupting water, geothermal mud baths and sulphur spas

  • Experience Traditional Māori  village welcome ceremony

  • Interactive tour of pre-European village & participate in hands-on cultural activities 

  • Viewing of geothermal hangi meal preparation with powerful and entertaining cultural performance

  • Traditional dinner and dessert buffet feast  with special dietary requirements catered for 

  • Skyline Gondola & Luge, the most spectacular way to take in the 180 degree views of Lake Rotorua, the city and surrounding district.

Tour Inclusion


  • Fully guided return transfers from Auckland

  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from Auckland CBD

  • Complimentary refreshments and water on board

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

  • A local English-speaking tour escort throughout the journey

  • Hand-picked accommodation, selected to immerse you in your destination

  • Luxurious temperature controlled transportation in a minibus

  • All entrance and activity fee excluding add-on activity

  • Exclusive immersive activities and interaction with local communities

  • Built-in leisure time, to explore destinations as you wish

Tour Description

Starting in Auckland travel though the picturesque coastal region of the Bay of Plenty and on to the famous geothermal wonderland of Rotorua where Maori culture abounds.  Experience this land like our ancestors have done for centuries. Discover its beauty, its healing properties and its awe-inspiring power.


Day 1: Wai- O Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Hell's Gate Excite Experience and Tamaki Māori Village Evening Experience


Thermal Wonderland is a series of brightly coloured geothermal pools, stinky sulphur mud baths and explosive geysers, directly in the middle of this volcanic zone. Our first destination is Wai-O-Tapu - Thousands of Years in the Making... "One of the 20 Most Surreal Places in the World". 

Within a short drive we move to our second destination – Have a devilishly good time at Hell's Gate excite experience. Come along and you’ll soon discover why Hell’s Gate is New Zealand’s most unique and active geothermal reserve and mud spa.Get down and dirty in a mud bath or unwind in a Sulphur spa overlooking a spectacular geothermal landscape, before cooling off in a beautiful spring-fed waterfall and plunge pool.

In the evening Join us for an unforgettable journey that will take you deep into the heart of Māori culture at the most awarded cultural tourism attraction in New Zealand. Learn about the intriguing Māori traditions and savour a delicious 3 course Hangi. After an awe-inspiring experience, relax at our overnight stay in Rotorua


Day 2: Skyline Rotorua - Gondola & Luge Experience



Skyline, a Fun, Family-Friendly Rotorua Activity! Jump on-board one of the eight seater Gondola cabins and experience spectacular views of Lake Rotorua, the city and steaming geothermal vistas. Nestle into a Luge cart and zip off with friends or family to discover who has the skills to master the Luge. First up, ride the sweeping bends of the Scenic track through the Redwoods Forest.  After a stunning chair-lift ride back to the top, the Intermediate and Advanced tracks await. Once Is Never Enough! 

Spend an entire day and we will give you an unforgettable experience and a sense of accomplishment that will remain long after you have waved us farewell.

Tour Requirements

  • Comfortable walking shoes

  • A minimum of 2 people are required for this tour to operate.

  • Comfortable walking shoes

  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat

  • Warm layers in cooler months and a waterproof

  • Camera, Go-Pro, binocular

  • A sense of adventure

  • A low level of fitness is required

Tour Upgrades

ExperienceKart can arrange accommodation for you at a superior / standard hotel or you can book your own. Extend, enhance your holiday to New Zealand by choosing an add-on activity or upgrade to a full platinum package or gold package which includes both accommodation and add on.


There is nothing like New Zealand and there is nothing like classic New Zealand luxury. This program is all about the experience!

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