Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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7 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Visit two very unique geothermal destinations in Rotorua - New Zealand's cultural and geothermal hub. At Te Puia you will see geysers, hot pools, a Maori cultural performance, kiwi birds and much, much more! Then, after a tour of the very interesting city centre, we will visit Hells Gate - aptly named due to the proliferation of sulphourus fumeroles and bubbling mud. You can even upgrade your tour and try bathing in the healing mudpools! Travelling with the most experienced operator in Tauranga - your passionate local guide will ensure a memorable day!
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors


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, Dec 2018

The trip was very rushed as the cruise ship was late into port. I am very grateful that the tour operator who offered us a shortened (half day) trip out to Rotorua that inlcuded Te Puia and the cultural show.

, Feb 2018

There were 6 of us on this tour. Our guide Russell was fabulous! He was very informative and the stops were all inyeresting!

, Jan 2018

Liz McLaren was our tour guide and was an excellent tour guide. He was so knowledgeable and personable. TePuia was fascinating, We had a Maori greeting ceremony that was followed by a cultural performance inside the meeting house which we really enjoyed. Then on to lunch at a lovely restaurant on the lakeour expense but good prices and good food. Hells Gate was fascinating, boiling mud pools and thermal vents plus the hot water falls. We were allowed to roam at our own pace to explore as little or as much as we wanted. On the way back, we stopped at a Kiwi farm and had a tour of Tauranga Beach. A lovely day!

, Jan 2018

We were fortunate to have only 4 of us in total on this excursion. Our driver was local so had loads of interesting information about the area. The beach area was gorgeous, the ride to the geyser and thermal pools was picturesque. The geyser was active and fantastic to see. The thermal pools were interesting, but the show the Maori put on was the best part of the first park. Then it was on to Hell's Gate. The mud pools and the thermal pools at Hell's Gate was truly amazing. The ability to walk around without crowds and see, feel and learn was great! Our driver took us to some spectacular waterfalls on the way back. Worthwhile excursion!

, Jun 2017

Excellent trip .. despite the pouring rain ! Great guide .. helpful and knowledgeable .. plus only 2 other travellers ! My first visit to Rotorua Area and the tour exceed all my expectations.

, Mar 2017

We loved this tour, we opted to have a mud bath at Hell's Gate, it was not what we expected but it still was good. It is worth the money

, Feb 2017

Tour was great, very personel. Peter our guide was very knowledgeable about the area and best of all, he looked and even sounded like David Kosh

, Feb 2017

Excellent trip. Peter Peter600 was an excellent driver and guide to our small group of 4. Very informative with a good sense of humour. Te Puia with the Cultural Show and of course the geysers were the highlights but the rest of Rotorua was also very interesting and worthwhile as was seeing the kiwifruit plantations. Most visitors just see Te Puia and Rotorua but we felt that the Hell'sGate add on was also fascinating and very different to everything else with its boiling mud pools and lakes. I was hoping for something more 'hellish' but although hot enough that day there were no devils and pitchforks visible. Despite that it was definitely worth it and made our visit to the Rotorua area far more memorable. Recommended.

, Jan 2017

Great trip and Hells gate Thermal Bath is one of a kind experience. strongly RECOMMENDED!

, Dec 2016

Wonderful excursion. Our guide Peter was exceptionally knowledgeable he answered every question thrown at him. Knew just where to stand for the best pictures and was very personable. The thermal activity in each place was amazing.

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