Half Day Tours


Photo Supplied by Tourism Rotorua

Photo Supplied by Tourism Rotorua

 

Rainbow Springs - City Tour

Duration: 5hrs approx.
Pickup: 8.30am-Return: 1.30pm

This can be split into a morning or afternoon tour

Visit Kuirau Park, site of the city’s most recent thermal eruption, see bubbling mud and steam, then onto Ohinemutu Maori cultural Village, Rotorua’s most historic area, then a drive through Government Gardens, Sulphur Point and Bird sanctuary, next we visit Rainbow Springs, Kiwi Wildlife Park an icon of Rotorua which has been open since 1932.

Spread over 22 acres of Rotorua parkland, Rainbow Springs, is a conservation and breeding haven for endangered New Zealand species such as Kiwi & Tuatara. The park offers a unique wildlife experience for visitors, who can see animals in their natural environment, both during the day and at night

Free Flight Birds, Bird Feeding, Trout (four species), including the famous rainbow trout, NZ Heritage, Fun for the Kids, Kiwi, Café and Organic Garden.  

Adrenaline rush awaits the visitors to Rainbow Springs, try The Big Splash!

Tour can be organised around Maori Cultural evening Meal and Maori Cultural performance.

* An option is to take in an evening cultural performance and Hangi   (meal cooked in the ground by steam) either at Mitai or Te
Puia Maori Villages, arrangements can be made prior to ending your tour at Rainbow Springs. Mitai is next door to Rainbow Springs.

 Tour Price on request


Photo supplied by Wai-O-Tapu

Photo supplied by Wai-O-Tapu

Rotorua City & Geothermal Tour

Duration: 5hrs approx.
Pickup: 8.30am-Return: 1.30pm

Visit Waiotapu Geothermal Wonderland, and Kuirau Park site of the city’s most recent thermal eruption, see bubbling mud and steam, then onto Ohinemutu Village, Rotorua’s most historic area, finishing with a drive through Government Gardens, Sulphur Point and Bird sanctuary.

Tour Price, on request






Saint Faiths Church, Maori Village, Rotorua NZ, Photo taken by Geoff Oz

Saint Faiths Church, Maori Village, Rotorua NZ, Photo taken by Geoff Oz

Photo supplied by Tourism Rotorua

Photo supplied by Tourism Rotorua

Ohinemutu, St Faiths Church, Paradise Valley Springs and The Agrodome.

Duration: 5hrs approx.
Pickup: 8.30am-Return: 1.30pm

(This can be spilt into a morning or afternoon tour)

You travel to Ohinemutu and see the famous St. Faiths Church.

The Agrodome, where there is live sheep shearing demonstrations, cow milking, live sheep dog demonstrations and the opportunity to see a working NZ farm, wool carding and weaving demonstrations.

Paradise Valley Springs is a pristine wildlife sanctuary, which is set in a beautiful valley at the back of Mt Ngongotaha. Here you will see Rainbow and Brown trout in their natural habitat that can be viewed from an underground viewing window. There is a vast assortment of native bird and wildlife and at 2.30pm daily, there is lion feeding.
Paradise Valley Springs also bottles its water from its own spring, Te Waireka, which has been known for centuries as “sweet water”. This spring is reputed to be over 200 years old.

Tour Price on request






Photo Supplied by Wai-O-Tapu

Photo Supplied by Wai-O-Tapu

Photo Supplied Tourism Rotorua

Photo Supplied Tourism Rotorua

Te Puia, Maori Arts & Crafts Institute and Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland

Duration: 5hrs approx.
Pickup: 8.30am-Return: 1.30pm

(This can be spilt into a morning or afternoon tour)

We travel to Wai-O-Tapu through lush farmlands to the edge of the Kaiangaroa Forest, the largest man made forest in the world, to the thermal wonderland of Wai O Tapu. Here you will see the Lady Knox Geyser erupt at 10.15am.

You then walk through the thermal park viewing the Champagne Pool, boiling mud and hissing fumarole’s along with an ever changing kaleidoscope of colour. The park tour will take between 1 – 2 hours.

You will return via Te Puia Maori Arts & Crafts Institute where you will see boiling mud, Pohutu Geyser, Kiwi birds and the ancient skills of woodcarving and greenstone jewellery being sculptured.

 

Tour Price on Request















Photo Supplied by N Hunter

Photo Supplied by N Hunter

Photo Supplied by the Buried Village

Photo Supplied by the Buried Village

Rotorua Museum, Buried Village, Lake Tarawera and Kuirau Park

Duration: 5hrs approx.
Pickup: 8.30am-Return: 1.00pm

By visiting the Rotorua Museum you can view a short (8minute) movie which depicts the history of early Maori and a overview of the Mt.Tarawera eruption of 1886.This will give an excellent insight into the thermal wonderland of the Rotorua district.

We then visit Lakes Tikitapu (Blue Lake), Rotokakahi (Green Lake) then onto to resulting ruins of the 1886 Tarawera eruptions, at The Buried Village. On the return journey we view Lakes Tarawera and Okareka, then stop off at Kuirau Park near the CBD.

 

Tour Price on Request




Photo supplied by P Hunter from recent Trip

Photo supplied by P Hunter from recent Trip

Helipro

Located at Te Puia, The Agrodome Park, and Skyline Skyrides.

Helipro offers the most comprehensive and exclusive range of Scenic Helicopter excursions available in the Rotorua and Bay of Plenty area.  These exciting and innovative options feature world-renowned local volcanoes, thermal activity and lakes districts.

We can arrange some very attractive sightseeing fly-drive tours.

Prices on request, flights dependent on weather conditions



Photo supplied by P Hunter from recent Trip

Photo supplied by P Hunter from recent Trip

White Island

White Island (or Whakaari as it was named by the Maori before Europeans arrived) lies 48 kms off  New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty coastline and is an active volcano.

We drive from Rotorua around Lake Rotoiti to Lake Rotoehu over the Rotoma Range and into Whakatane; from here you board Pee Jay White Island Tours.

This active volcano and private scenic reserve is accessible by boat and helicopter. It is unique in that visitors to the Island can walk inside its main crater just above sea level with a minimum of physical effort and without undue risk, allowing you to experience at first hand natures immense power as gas and steam burst from below the Earths crust.

Contact us for pricing options; this tour is dependent on weather conditions

Tour Price on Request