At Wai-O-Tapu visitors are self-guided following demarcated tracks through a stunning variety of volcanic phenomena. You’ll see fantastic naturally colored hot and cold pools, the world-famous Champagne Pool, the amazing Lady Knox Geyser (depends on your ships arrival) and massive craters, New Zealand’s largest boiling mud pool; Wai-O-Tapu was formed out of volcanic activity, thousands of years in the making.
Whaka Living Maori Village
As you walk amongst the wonders of the Whakarewarewa Valley, our Maori guide explains the history of the village, where the Tuhourangi / Ngati Wahiao tribe have lived for over 200 years. See the world-famous Pohutu Geyser erupt up to 30 meters surrounded by bubbling mud and boiling hot water pools.