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Your own personal local guide/driver for a half or full day tour. Pick up is available from Rotorua, Taupo, Tauranga Port & Auckland Airport.

You can choose either a walk through Waimangu Volcanic Valley, a scenic geothermal valley containing New Zealand’s largest hot spring and spectacular native bush, or perhaps a scenic helicopter or float plane flight around the lakes and geothermal area.

Next, we visit one of New Zealand’s most popular wildlife sanctuaries, Rainbow Springs. See Kiwi birds, as well as many other endangered birds, Rainbow trout and the Tuatara. Experience a showcase of New Zealand flora and fauna, all explained to you by your own exclusive guide.

We then drive around the Rotorua lakefront, seeing it’s historical sites and geothermal activity. Finish the day with a soothing soak in the natural hot springs of the Polynesian Spa and bathe in the natural mineral spas with varying temperatures. Cosmetic and massage treatments are also available.

Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland

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We are an award winning, fully licensed tour guiding service based out of Rotorua. Our company has been operating now for over ten years and our guides have many years of experience guiding international visitors around our unique environment. We will ensure a safe, comfortable and informative insight of New Zealand's ecology and culture. Elite Adventures has acquired a Government standard of excellence (Qualmark accreditation) and we pride ourselves in customer satisfaction. To support the environment in which we operate we support several conservation efforts - Save the Kiwi fund and Mt Ngongotaha Bush Restoration Trust. We are also active members of the tourism sustainability group.

Elite Adventures' guides have indepth knowledge about the flora, fauna, thermal and volcanic activity and also our Maori culture.

Huru Perru Te Rangipuawhe Maika joined the Elite team in September 2009. He brings with him years of guiding/entertaining experience in the tourism industry. Huru started his colourful career as a young guide at Whakarewarewa Thermal Village where is Hapu, Tuhourangi live. He has also worked at the Buried Village and Te Puia as well as performing in the Maori concerts for many hotels and cultural attractions.