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Rotorua Geothermal Attractions

Rotorua is built in a region of many Geothermal Hot Spring Attractions with wide array of geothermal landscapes: bubbling mud pools, volcanic crater lakes, colourful terraces, spouting geysers, and many more.

Since the 1800’s, Rotorua’s geothermal wonderlands have attracted visitors from all over the world and have since remained a draw card for tourists, along with Maori cultural tours and activities.

Well worth a visit are the geothermal areas of Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, and Hells Gate.

Waimangu

It’s one of the youngest geothermal systems in the world. Just 20 minutes from Rotorua’s city centre, this protected reserve is easily accessible. Tours include sightseeing, wildlife and botany exploration, hiking, and cruising.

Wai-O-Tapu

This is the country’s most colourful natural volcanic area! It is home to the famous Champagne Pool and other naturally-coloured cold and hot springs, large volcanic craters, steaming grounds, and sinter terraces.

Hells Gate

It is the most active geothermal attraction in New Zealand. It features the biggest mud volcano as well as the largest hot waterfall in the country. Enjoy a sulphur spa or a mud bath with great views of the geothermal landscape.

You can join a guided tour or explore the region on your own. If you do the latter, just make sure you stay on path!

Cultural Eco Full Day Rotorua Tour
Cultural Eco Full Day Rotorua Tour
North Island
We collect you from your Rotorua accommodation on your Cultural Eco Full Day Rotorua Tour then take you on a drive through farmland and forestry...
Eco Thermal Park Full Day Tour
Eco Thermal Park Full Day Tour
North Island
Take a scenic journey of discovery on a Eco Thermal Park Full Day Tour to see geysers, volcanoes, hot springs & New Zealand’s biggest boili...
Eco-Thermal Park Morning Tour
Eco-Thermal Park Morning Tour
North Island
Discover Rotorua’s top tourist draw on this unforgettable Eco-Thermal Park Morning Tour of Rotorua’s volcanic and geothermal wonderl...
Geothermal Wonderland Tour and Boat Cruise
Geothermal Wonderland Tour and Boat Cruise
North Island
For the ultimate journey through New Zealand’s most spectacular, colourful and diverse volcanic region, join a Geothermal Wonderland Tour and B...
Half Day Geothermal Wonderland Guided Tour
Half Day Geothermal Wonderland Guided Tour
North Island
On this Geothermal Wonderland Guided Tour, experience two of Rotorua’s world renowned thermal attractions – Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland...
Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve Park Entry
Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve Park Entry
North Island
Explore Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve Park at Rotorua, the most active geothermal field in New Zealand. Fittingly named by George Bernard Shaw at the...
Hells Gate Park Entry and Spa
Hells Gate Park Entry and Spa
North Island
Experience the most active geothermal area in Rotorua, New Zealand – the Hells Gate Geothermal Park with our Hells Gate Park Entry and Spa pack...
Hells Gate Special Combo
Hells Gate Special Combo
North Island
Experience the most active geothermal area in Rotorua, New Zealand – the Hells Gate Geothermal Park with our Hells Gate Special Combo. Follow t...
Hells Gate Wai Ora Special Combo
Hells Gate Wai Ora Special Combo
North Island
Experience the most active geothermal area in Rotorua, New Zealand – the Hells Gate Geothermal Park with our Hells Gate Wai Ora Special Co...
Hobbiton Movie Set & Living Maori Geothermal Village Small Group Tour
Hobbiton Movie Set & Living Maori Geothermal Village Small Group Tour
North Island
Experience two completely different landscapes in this Hobbiton Movie Set & Living Maori Geothermal Village Small Group Tour of adventu...
Hobbiton Movie Set & Te Puia Geothermal Geyser Valley Small Group Tour
Hobbiton Movie Set & Te Puia Geothermal Geyser Valley Small Group Tour
North Island
Combine a visit to Hobbiton, where many scenes in the Lord of the Rings movies were made, and a visit to Te Puia to explore the Maori culture and geo...
Wai-O-Tapu, Lady Knox Geyser, Champagne Lake & the Living Maori Village Day Tour
Wai-O-Tapu, Lady Knox Geyser, Champagne Lake & the Living Maori Village Day Tour
North Island
The Wai-O-Tapu, Lady Knox Geyser, Champagne Lake & the Living Maori Village Day Tour is perfect for small groups, this adventure lets you en...
Wai-O-Tapu, Lady Knox Geyser, Champagne Lake and Rainbow Springs Day Tour
Wai-O-Tapu, Lady Knox Geyser, Champagne Lake and Rainbow Springs Day Tour
North Island
This Wai-O-Tapu, Lady Knox Geyser, Champagne Lake and Rainbow Springs Day Tour from Rotorua, New Zealand is perfect for small groups, this adven...
Wai-O-Tapu, Lady Knox Geyser, Champagne Lake, Agrodome Farm Show Combo Tour
Wai-O-Tapu, Lady Knox Geyser, Champagne Lake, Agrodome Farm Show Combo Tour
North Island
A tour perfect for small groups from Rotorua in New Zealand, this Wai-O-Tapu, Lady Knox Geyser, Champagne Lake, Agrodome Farm Show Combo Tour adventu...
Wai-O-Tapu, Lady Knox Geyser, Champagne Lake, Polynesian Spa Resort Combo Tour
Wai-O-Tapu, Lady Knox Geyser, Champagne Lake, Polynesian Spa Resort Combo Tour
North Island
A tour perfect for small groups, this Wai-O-Tapu, Lady Knox Geyser, Champagne Lake, Polynesian Spa Resort Combo Tour adventure from Rotorua in New Ze...
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
North Island
At Waimangu Volcanic Valley you can see astonishing geothermal activity in the worlds most recent Geothermal Area. Waimangu Volcanic Valley is a glob...