Thermal Getaway Experience

Our thermal getaway experience starts from Auckland city and you’ll enjoy a two-hour scenic drive South of Auckland into Waikato, with a scenic stop or two for taking picturesque photos of New Zealand's lush countryside.

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland - The place we love to share with our visitors


Lady Knox Geyser

Come and see the history and beauty of the Lady Knox Geyser at 10.15am every day. Presented by our fantastic staff in a natural amphitheatre. Lady Knox Geyser provides a unique opportunity to see an eruption to heights of 10 to 20 metres.  

Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Park

Sculptured out of volcanic activity and thousands of years in the making, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland is considered to be New Zealand’s most colourful and diverse geothermal sightseeing attraction. You are introduced to a uniquely different natural landscape – the key to what you see lies below the surface – one of the most extensive geothermal systems in New Zealand, extending over 18-sq. km.

Mud Pool

Visit the Mud Pool to complete your experience at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. The largest mud pool in New Zealand, it was originally the site of a large mud volcano which was destroyed through erosion in the 1920’s.  

Skyline Gondola and Luge

  • Your journey here begins by taking a scenic Gondola ride up the side of the dormant volcano Mount Ngongotaha (487 metres above sea level)

  • There is so much to do at the top including taking the best views of Rotorua

  • Included in this package is a Gondola ride which takes 7 minutes one way

  • Included in this package - 4 x Luge rides per person on this tour.

  • Take the driving seat with gravity-fueled Skyline Luge, the thrill ride for all ages

  • A world first proudly designed and built in Rotorua. Enjoy a fun-filled gravity ride on a three wheel cart using a unique braking and steering system, giving rider full control. 

  • Hop on the chairlift to return to the top and do it all again!

Captivating & Authentic Māori Cultural Experience

You will be welcomed into sacred grounds in traditional Māori ceremony, come to a better understanding of the world of Māori, and in the process takeaway a genuine sense of belonging here.

  • Traditional welcoming ceremony

  • Interactive tour in a pre-European village

  • View the Hangi meal being lifted

  • Powerful and entertaining cultural performance

  • Feasting on a traditional Hangi buffet dinner and NZ desserts

  • Water, tea, coffee, Kawakawa tea (Maori native plant) included

  • Special dietary requirements catered for upon request

  • Licensed bar available

Redwoods Daytime Treewalk

This award-winning, eco-tourism walk is 700 metres long, spans across 28 suspension bridges, 27 platforms and takes about 40 minutes to complete. With the height of the walkway ranging between 9-20 metres, you are presented with a unique, birds’ eye perspective of the forest below and treetops above. This award-winning, eco-tourism walk is suitable for families and accessible for all who can walk unaided.

  • Immersive 40-minute nature discovery Daytime Treewalk

  • Discover 118-year-old giant redwood trees

  • Unique birds’ eye perspective of forest floor and treetops above

  • Tranquil and serene experience that caters to all fitness levels

  • Extraordinary views of New Zealand silver ferns and exotic forest

  • Visit our evergreen forest all year round

Hell's Gate

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!


Hell's Gate Geothermal Walk
Take a guided or self-guided tour of New Zealand’s most active geothermal reserve, walking amongst erupting waters, an active mud volcano, and land coral. Experience getting your hands and feet dirty in our healing mud pool or try your hand at Māori carving. You’ll soon discover the legends and myths behind Hell’s Gate.

Hell's Gate Excite Experience
Combine all three of Hell’s Gate’s most popular experiences with this package. Take part in the guided or self-guided interactive geothermal walk, before indulging in our geothermal mud baths and sulphur spas. It’s a Rotorua experience you’ll never forget.

Includes a geothermal walk which takes between one and one and a half hours, as well as Māori carving. Then bathe in our world-famous mud baths and soak in the sulphur spas and cool plunge pool.

After you finish your amazing thermal getaway experience, we make our way through the scenic roads of Waikato back to Auckland city.

Thermal Getaway Experience

Tour Highlights [Day 1]

  • Pick up from Auckland

  • Self-Guided Experience at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Lady Knox Geyser, Champagne Pool

  • Skyline Gondola & Luge Experience

  • Captivating & Authentic Māori Cultural Experience

  • Traditional Hangi Buffet Dinner

  • Overnight Stay in Rotorua

Tour Highlights [Day 2]

  • Pick up from Rotorua

  • Redwoods Daytime Treewalk

  • Hell's Gate Excite Experience

  • Geothermal Walk, Geothermal Mud Baths and Sulphur Spas

  • Return to Auckland


Tour Duration: 1 Night & 2 Days

This experience can be customised.

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+64 21 026 90502


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