Taupo Day Tour

Leaving Rotorua, we drive past the start of the Kaiangaroa Forest (the largest man planted a forest in the Southern Hemisphere). Heading south, we stop on the way to view the hot water lake adjacent to Rainbow Mountain before arriving at Wai o Tapu (Sacred Water). Here our visit takes in a wonderland of colour and thermal activity. View the Champagne Pool and the famous Lady Knox Geyser which erupts daily. It is here you will also view the largest mud lake in the world!

 

Taupo Day Tour

 

Tour Type:

Activity

From:

Rotorua to Rotorua

Departs:

Daily

Duration:

Full day

Tour Code:

DROT04

 

Regions Visited

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Rotorua Taupo

 

Tour Inclusions

  • Visit Wai-O-Tapu & Lady Knox Geyser
  • Lava glass blowing factory
  • View the mighty Aratiatia Rapids
  • Huka Falls
  • Lake Taupo
  • NZ Honey Hive

Pricing

Season

Adult

Child

 

1 October 2018 - 30 September 2020

$265 NZD $133 NZD Enquire

Prices are per person and in New Zealand Dollars.

Departure: Tour departs at 8.30am .

Children: Child age is 2-15 years.

Itinerary

Leaving Rotorua, we drive past the start of the Kaiangaroa Forest (the largest man planted forest in the Southern Hemisphere). Heading south, we stop on the way to view the hot water lake adjacent to Rainbow Mountain before arriving at Wai o Tapu (Sacred Water). Here our visit takes in a wonderland of colour and thermal activity. View the Champagne Pool and the famous Lady Knox Geyser which erupting daily. It is here you will also view the largest mud lake in the world!

From here we proceed towards Taupo for a stop at the superb Lava Glass Blowing Factory / Showrooms and the spectacular Lava Glass Sculpture Garden.

Next, view the Aratiatia Rapids when at mid-day the gates of this dam on the Waikato River are opened and provide a spectacular view of rapids filling the valley. After the rapids it is on to the famous and awesome Huka Falls, another of the wonders of the Waikato River.

We arrive at the Taupo Lookout where on a clear day the Mountains of Tongariro National Park are visible (snow clad in the winter). There is now time to relax and reflect on the wonders so far while you enjoy lunch (own cost) some free time for a walk, a spot of shopping or just sit by the lake and take in the beautiful views.

A short stop is made during the return journey to Rotorua at the NZ Honey Hive, where you get to see inside the bee hive, learn about the honey and join in the honey tasting. New Zealand wines are also available for tasting.

After your honey tasting experience it's onto the Waiarakei Geothermal Bore fields Lookout. Time can be allowed for Jet Boating.