Elite Adventures, Rotorua

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Elite Adventures, Rotorua

Elite Adventures is an award winning tour company providing scheduled and private half-day and full day tours of Rotorua. We also organise custom-made private and group tours and shore excursions to Rotorua from Tauranga port. Tell us where your interest lies and we can create the tour you desire.

Why choose us?

  • We offer tours through many of Rotorua’s attractions that do not offer guided tours.
  • Our guides are locals and are fun, friendly and informative!
  • We keep our tour groups small and personalised.

Rotorua is unlike any place in the world, with unique Maori culture, amazing wildlife and native forest, breathtaking lakes and rivers, prehistoric volcanoes (dormant and active), and powerful geothermal systems which includes geysers and boiling mud pools.

You decide. We guide.

We visit and guide all attractions. One on one exclusive, professional service guaranteed. Here is one suggestion to give you an idea of our service.

Eco Thermal Park – Geothermal Rotorua Tour

See it all, the ultimate volcanic and geothermal Rotorua Tour. Learn about our huge colourful hot springs, erupting geysers and active boiling mud pools, spectacular volcanoes and lush native forest. All on a fully guided 1/2 day tour in Rotorua. These are small group tours no more than 15 people. Medium level of fitness required.

Thermal Park Morning Tour

Visit Rotorua’s most natural and popular geothermal parks.

  • Wai O Tapu
  • Lady Knox Geyser
  • Waimangu Volcanic Valley
  • Boiling Mud Pools
  • Rainbow Mountain and it’s craters

The tour departs daily 8:00-8:30am and returns 12:30-1:00pm. Pick up from accommodation then drive through forestry and farmland to NZ’s largest boiling mud pool. Your guide will then show you a series of colourful hot springs and volcanic features at Wai-o-tapu. Then see the Lady Knox geyser eruption at 10.15am.

Next a short drive to the Waimangu Volcanic valley where your guide will explain the Mt Tarawera eruption which blew open this spectacular, bush covered, geothermal park, winner of NZ Eco Tourism Award 2001.

RATES (includes admission fees, quoted in NZ$, subject to change)

Adult: $155.00 per person
Child (age 5-15): $105.00 per person
Under Five: Free of Charge

You can combine the morning tour with the afternoon tours for a full day or do either separately.

The Tribal Footprints Tour

Take a journey with a local guide in the footprints of the Maori tribe “Tuhourangi” The afternoon is spent learning about the history of the eighth wonder of the world, the pink and white terraces and the great 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera that destroyed both the tribal village and the terraces. To bring the story alive visits are made to:

  • The Buried Village
  • Whakarewarewa Living thermal village
  • Lake Tarawera, Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Lake Rotokakahi (Green Lake)
  • Views of the Mt Tarawera Volcano

The tour includes a beautiful native bush walk to a waterfall and Lake Tarawera lookouts. Tour departs 1:00pm and returns at approximately 5:00pm.

RATES (includes admission fees, quoted in NZ$, subject to change)

Adult: $140.00 per person
Child (age 5-15): $90.00 per person
Under Five: Free of Charge

You can combine the morning tour with the afternoon tours for a full day or do either separately.

Eco Thermal Full Day

Combine the morning tour with the afternoon tours for a full day.

RATES (includes admission fees, quoted in NZ$, subject to change)

Adult: $295.00 per person
Child (age 5-15): $195.00 per person
Under Five: Free of Charge

Elite Cultural Tours in Rotorua

We spend the afternoon exploring our Maori Culture with visits to settlement sites and living villages. Learn about Maori customs, traditions, history and protocols new and old, with a guided tour to Te Puia, Rotorua’s premier cultural centre. These are small group tours no more than 12 people.

Half Day Afternoon Cultural Eco Tour

We visit these sites in the afternoon:

  • Te Puia
  • Boiling Mud Pools
  • Rotorua Lakefront – Maori War Canoe
  • Kuirau Park
  • Government Gardens – Sulphur Bay
  • Blue and Green Lakes
  • Lake Tarawera – Lake Okareka

The tour departs daily 1:00pm and returns approximately 4:30pm.

Spend the afternoon experiencing Rotorua’s Maori culture and geothermal activity and see how they are intricately entwined. First a guided tour through Te Puia, Rotorua’s premier cultural attraction. This includes a visit to the wood carving school, art and craft gallery, Rotowhio Marae, weaving display, kiwi house and finally the Pohutu geyser.

Next we visit the Lakefront area to see the Maori War Canoe and learn more about Maori history and customs. A short visit to Kuirau Park to view a recent geothermal eruption site. Then finishing the day visiting the pristine and tranquil lakes of our amazing volcanic region, including views of Mount Tarawera with explanation of volcanic and Maori history.

RATES (includes admission fees, quoted in NZ$, subject to change)

We spend the afternoon exploring our Maori Culture with visits to settlement sites and living villages. Learn about Maori customs, traditions, history and protocols new and old, with a guided tour to Te Puia, Rotorua’s premier cultural centre. These are small group tours no more than 12 people.

Half Day Afternoon Cultural Eco Tour

We visit these sites in the afternoon:

  • Te Puia
  • Boiling Mud Pools
  • Rotorua Lakefront – Maori War Canoe
  • Kuirau Park
  • Government Gardens – Sulphur Bay
  • Blue and Green Lakes
  • Lake Tarawera – Lake Okareka

The tour departs daily 1:00pm and returns approximately 4:30pm.

Spend the afternoon experiencing Rotorua’s Maori culture and geothermal activity and see how they are intricately entwined. First a guided tour through Te Puia, Rotorua’s premier cultural attraction. This includes a visit to the wood carving school, art and craft gallery, Rotowhio Marae, weaving display, kiwi house and finally the Pohutu geyser.

Next we visit the Lakefront area to see the Maori War Canoe and learn more about Maori history and customs. A short visit to Kuirau Park to view a recent geothermal eruption site. Then finishing the day visiting the pristine and tranquil lakes of our amazing volcanic region, including views of Mount Tarawera with explanation of volcanic and Maori history.

RATES (includes admission fees, quoted in NZ$, subject to change)

Adult: $115.00
Child (age 5-15): $85.00
Under Five: Free of Charge

Group Tours

Elite Adventures design special group tours for international travellers, conference and corporate groups. These range from 1/2 day to multi-day tours of Rotorua and the Central North Island. All tours designed to meet the customers requirements. Prices available with inquiry.

  • Winner Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2012 – 2017

  • Winner Tripadvisor Hall of Fame 2015 5yrs of excellence

  • Viator Travel Award

  • Australian Pacific Touring operator of the year  2010 & 2013

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PO BOX 10016
Rotorua

Phone: +64 (0)7 347 8282

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