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All of the following field trip options can be booked when you register online.

Kayaking – Guided trip to Hot Pools

1477199575Price: $129.00 per person

Departs Millennium Hotel, Rotorua at 8.30am returning approx. 2.00pm

Wednesday 8th November

Join us for a guided Kayak trip to the spectacular Manupirua Springs Hot Pools on Lake Rotoiti. This is one of the best Rotorua Kayaking options on offer! Paddle across scenic Lake Rotoiti to this amazing spot only accessible by boat. Situated right on the lake edge there are a range of hot pools of varying temperatures all fed from a natural hot spring.

Paddling time is around 1 hour each way. Enjoy a leisurely paddle across scenic Lake Rotoiti to the hot pools. On the way learn about some of the history and the local stories.
There is plenty of time to relax and enjoy the hot pools or swim in the lake before paddling back.
You will need a swimsuit, towel & shorts everything else is provided

This will be a guided trip with RiverRats Rotorua and includes bus transfers to and from the Millennium Hotel as well as a packed lunch.
Trip will run subject to minimum numbers.

 If you are a keen "River Rat" then be sure to check out the river rats website to create your own day of fun, you can get to the website by clicking here.

 

Waitomo Caves

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Price: $185.00 per person

Deep underground in the heart of the Waikato are a series of unique caves that will take your breath away. Ruakuri Cave is home to an innovative spiral entrance, echoing waterfalls, and limestone that flow into delicate shawl-like formations.

Nearby, at the Waitomo Glowworm Cave, thousands of tiny glow worms cling to the cave ceiling, creating a starry sky within the underground night. You'll also see a deep limestone shaft and a soaring subterranean cathedral that will leave you speechless.

Take a journey through the forest to magnificent Aranui Cave. With a natural cave entrance, it is the smallest and most delicate of Waitomo's three main caves. Take pictures of the most beautiful collection of stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones and decorative formations.

Carl Fischer, Environmental officer from Waitomo Caves will also join the tour to ensure a robust scientific interpretation of the subterranean ecology and answer any questions.

For more information on Waitomo Caves please click here

 

Wai-o-Tapu Geothermal Exploration

Price: $90.00 per personChampagne-Pool-Edge

Thousands of Years in the Making. A Wonderland of Stunning Geothermal Activity. Explore spectacular nature at New Zealand’s most colourful volcanic area.

Sculptured out of volcanic activity and thousands of years in the making, Wai-O-Tapu is considered to be New Zealand’s most colourful and diverse geothermal sightseeing attraction.

You are introduced to a uniquely different natural landscape – the key to what you see lies below the surface – one of the most extensive geothermal systems in New Zealand. 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, each with their own unique volcanic vistas to fascinate all ages.

The nature of the reserve being an active volcanic area and the undulating terrain may present some difficulties for people with various disabilities. We strongly recommend that you enquire at the ticket counter when purchasing your tickets as to what route is best suited for you.

For more information on Wai-o-Tapu please click here

 

All field trips are subject to maximum numbers, book your space now!

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