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Volcanoes and Rainforest Tour from Rotorua

Reflecting the regions natural diversity, this guided trip takes in the amazing geothermal activity of the Waimangu Volcanic Valley and the magnificence of the Whirinaki Rainforest.

Reflecting the regions natural diversity, the Volcanoes and Rainforest eco - experience offers travellers the opportunity to walk trails of a magnificent New Zealand podocarp hardwood rainforest.

Beneath a canopy of towering 500 - 700 years old rimu, matai, tawa and pukatea trees, discover the amazing diversity of giant tree ferns, ground ferns, shrubs, epiphytes, lianes, mossses, lichens and birdlife. Travel via scenic rainforest - fringed lakes and walk to a lookout to view the spectacular scenery of rushing rivers and picturesque waterfalls amidst a beautiful temperate rainforest.

On an afternoon walk at Waimangu Volcanic Valley - the well designed pathways offer spectacular views of a stunning volcanic landscape and the amazing geothermal activity of hot crater lakes, steaming cliffs, hot streams, boiling hot springs, sizzling hot pools, hissing fumeroles, vividly coloured silica terraces, rare thermally adapted plants and birdlife.

Continue with a boat cruise on scenic Lake Rotomahana and learn more of the areas fascinating volcanic history from your captain and the destructive 1886 eruption of the Mount Tarawera Volcano, whilst enjoying the vistas of volcanic scenery surrounding the crater lake.

Experience Includes

  • Guided visit to Waimangu Volcanic Valley and Whirinaki Rainforest
  • Walk in the magnificent Whirinaki Rainforest and see ancient giants of New Zealand's podocarp tree species
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off from Rotorua hotels
  • Lunch

Experience Excludes

  • Optional gratuities


Daily, except 25th December.

Start times



9 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • Tour concludes at approximately 5:00pm, at which time accommodation drop offs will commence.
  • You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
  • There is around 3 hours walking covering a distance of 6kms. A reasonable level of fitness is required.
  • Please advise any dietary requirements at time of booking.