Rotorua Geyser by Night Walking Tour at Te Puia - 90 Minutes

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Highlights & inclusions

Geothermal walking tour at night
Walk three-kilometres by torchlight
Multi-sensory experience
Traditional pudding & hot chocolate
Spectacular views of the Pohutu Geyser
Knowledgeable tour guide
or 4 payments of $20.70 with more info
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience

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Tue, Jul 23, 2024

What you can expect

Discover New Zealand's geothermal wonders after dark on the Te Puia Geyser by Night walking tour in Rotorua. This unique evening adventure takes you on a three-kilometre journey through the Te Puia geothermal valley in Rotorua, where you can discover Te Puia's secrets under the starry night sky. A moderate level of fitness if required to take part in the tour, and don't forget to bring your walking shoes!

As the sun sets and darkness falls, the geothermal activity at Te Puia comes alive in a whole new way. The Te Puia Geyser by Night tour allows you to witness the spectacular eruption of the Pohutu Geyser, the largest active geysers in the Southern Hemisphere. Marvel at the towering plumes of steam and water as they shoot up to 30-metres high into the air, illuminated against the night sky. Guided by torchlight, the Te Puia Geyser by Night tour is a multi-sensory experience that is completely unique to Te Puia in Rotorua.

Throughout this exclusive Te Puia night experience, your knowledgeable guide will share some of the fascinating cultural stories behind this impressive landscape. Follow along as you navigate past bubbling mud pools, hot springs and steaming vents for approximately three kilometres. You may notice that your senses are heightened to smells, sounds and sights in the darkness, providing a whole new perspective of the Te Puia geothermal valley. To top off your Te Puia Geyser by Night tour, enjoy a warming hot chocolate and a delicious pudding under the stars.

With its unique combination of natural wonders and cultural heritage, the Te Puia Geyser by Night tour offers a truly immersive and unforgettable experience. Whether you're a nature lover, a culture enthusiast or simply seeking a one-of-a-kind adventure, this tour is sure to leave you in awe.


What you need to know

  • 90-minute guided walk at Te Puia geothermal valley
  • Experience the Pohutu geyser
  • See dramatic geysers, bubbling mud & native bush
  • Knowledgeable & friendly guide
  • Traditional pudding & hot chocolate
  • Allow 2 hours for this experience
Departure Location
  • Departs between 7:00pm & 9:00pm according to the sunset
  • Departs from Hemo Road, Rotorua (approx 2.5km from central Rotorua)
  • Operates Thursday to Sunday all year
Additional Information
  • Child rates apply (8-15yrs)
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Please wear walking shoes & comfortable clothes
  • A medium level of fitness is required for this tour
  • You must be comfortable walking for 3km over uneven geothermal terrain
  • Ponchos & umbrellas can be provided in case of wet weather
  • The traditional kāinga waru pudding is gluten free & cooked in the natural hot spring at Te Puia
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience.
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction.
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Need help?

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  • Help code: D2B-628A
  • This experience is supplied by Te Puia Geothermal and Maori Cultural Experience


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  • We are committed to sustainability
  • We have an approved Science Based Target
  • We use third party verified standards
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