Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland & Lunch Cruise

Travel to the Wai-O-Tapu thermal valley, be treated to a wonderful lunch cruise with Maori Performance on the Lakeland Queen, and visit the unique Rainbow Springs Park. At Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, enter New Zealand’s most colourful volcanic area. Nestled in a natural bush setting, see unique features which include the world famous Champagne Pool, hot springs, bubbling mud, steaming ground, expansive vistas, huge volcanic craters, and sinter terrace formations. Then board the Lakeland Queen, the only stern driven paddle boat in New Zealand, for a lunch cruise. Enjoy a complimentary glass of New Zealand wine or beer with your sumptuous buffet lunch while you are entertained by the Lakeland Queens’ Kapa Haka group. Visit Rainbow Springs, an award winning tourist attraction with great features including kiwi, trout, tuatara, pigs, sheep, native birds and trees.
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  • Location


  • Activity Types

    Sightseeing / City Tour

  • Experience Types

    Special Interest

  • Duration

    9 hours

  • Fitness Level


  • Price

    Adult from $225.99
    Children (12 & under) from $159.99

  • Lunch included!

Take your camera for fantastic photos of this unique location.


Be treated to a wonderful lunch cruise with Maori Performance on the Lakeland Queen.
The scenic journey from the ship to Wai-O-Tapu is approximately 95 minutes each way. Photography may be restricted within some areas of Wai-O-Tapu and passengers may be asked to remove their hats during the Maori ceremonies. The sequence of the tour may vary. Ensure you wear comfortable walking shoes as terrain is uneven in places. As with all geothermal regions, the smell of hydrogen sulphide permeates the atmosphere although it is not harmful to breathe.

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