Tauranga (Rotorua), New Zealand
Rotorua Thermal Discovery On Your Own
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Approximately 8¾ hours
From Mount Maunganui, you'll travel by coach to Orakei Korako -- also known as the Hidden Valley. This geothermal wonderland is one of nature's true gifts -- a world of gushing geysers, hot springs, bubbling mud pools and some of the largest and most beautiful silica terraces in the world.
A 25-minute transfer brings you to Waiotapu Geothermal Wonderland. Sculpted out of volcanic activity and thousands of years in the making, this is a uniquely different natural landscape. Clearly defined tracks provide the visitor with the opportunity to enjoy the diversity of this area through a series of different walks taking from 30 to 75 minutes or more.
Finish up in Rotorua, where you will have some free time before returning to the ship.
Refreshments/lunch are available for purchase at your own expense. Admissions to Orakei Korako and Waiotapu are at your own expense. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with back conditions.